"Bucket List" Baby Shane Is Born...Spends a Few Precious Hours With His Parents
Because babies with the rare birth defect are born without parts of the front brain and skull, they can only survive for a few hours after birth. Despite this, the parents decided to carry their baby to term and celebrate his life in the womb (#shanesbucketlist), which they chronicled on the Prayers for Shane Facebook page.
Back in September, Haley shared that his wife was diagnosed with polyhdramnios, an excessive build-up of amniotic fluid in the uterus. As a result, Gassew would have her labor induced, and she entered the hospital on Tuesday, October 7 to avoid further labor and birth complications.
In the months leading up to Shane's birth, the couple carried on #shanesbucketlist by visiting New York City, riding the Strasburg Railroad, and going pumpkin picking. They also celebrated Haley's birthday, had a surprise "shower of love" party at Shane's 35 weeks, and hosted a final pre-birth party with family at Shane's 39 weeks. As the couple wrote on the page, "Shane is so loved by so many already!"
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Image: Photo of baby Shane originally appeared on the Prayers for Shane Facebook page.