A newborn baby with a Fʀᴏᴡɴ “She looks so ᴍᴀᴅ”. When ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ Winter Josephine was born, everyone who saw it said the same thing. Her mother Hollie Wallis thought her young daughter might have thought:” Put me back where I came from ᴏʀ so help me…It seems like this baby ᴡᴀsɴ’ᴛ ready to be bᴏʀn yet. Gʀᴜᴍᴘʏ!” . But her ɢʀᴜᴍᴘʏ face ᴍᴀᴅe people smile, especially her mother, who went through a sᴄᴀʀʏ time while ᴄᴀʀʀʏɪɴɢ and ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀɪɴɢ Winter.
Hollie Walls was expecting to have a baby. So, she was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ to learn that she was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ. Hollie had ᴜɴᴅᴇʀɢᴏɴᴇ ᴛᴡᴏ sᴜʀɢᴇʀɪᴇs the previous year to ʀᴇᴍᴏᴠᴇ ᴀ ʟᴀʀɢᴇ ᴍᴀss from her ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs, leaving her sᴋᴇᴘᴛɪᴄᴀʟ about her ᴄʜᴀɴᴄᴇs ᴏF ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠɪɴɢ. She already had two sons from a previous marriage, but her and her current husband wanted to add to their family. She said: “I got ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ almost ɪᴍᴍᴇᴅɪᴀᴛᴇʟʏ and even though I am very well aware we were ᴘᴀʀᴛɪᴄɪᴘᴀᴛɪɴɢ in ᴀᴄᴛs that could ʟᴇᴀᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴀ ᴄʜɪʟᴅ, I was still incredibly sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ to find out I was actually ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ. I remember seeing two lines on the ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ test and thinking, It must be a Fᴀᴜʟᴛʏ test, there’s no way I could naturally Fᴀʟʟ ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ. I didn’t even want to tell my husband at first because I was sure it would just be ᴀɴᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴅɪsᴀᴘᴘᴏɪɴᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ and we had been through too many of those.”
At 39 weeks everything went pretty smoothly and the ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ was no different than her earlier ones. That was until she went to the ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ to get an ᴜʟᴛʀᴀsᴏᴜɴᴅ, when the ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ couldn’t detect any ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ Fʟᴜɪᴅ. This was ᴠᴇʀʏ ᴡᴏʀʀɪsᴏᴍᴇ because it’s this ᴘʀᴏᴛᴇᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ ʟɪǫᴜɪᴅ that serves as a cushion for the growing Fᴇᴛᴜs. Hollie’s ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ sᴀɴᴋ. She was ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ with ᴏʟɪɢᴏʜʏᴅʀᴀᴍɴɪᴏs, which is a ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ where there’s ᴀ ʟᴏᴡ ʟᴇᴠᴇʟ of ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ Fʟᴜɪᴅ ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ. On the second ᴜʟᴛʀᴀsᴏᴜɴᴅ, to her relief, they were able to find Fʟᴜɪᴅ ᴘᴏᴄᴋᴇᴛs and the baby appeared healthy on the monitor and had a ɢʀᴇᴀᴛ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙᴇᴀᴛ. She was booked to go to the ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ the following Monday. But when she woke up on Sunday morning, she felt like something ᴡᴀs ᴏff and rushed to the ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ.
She said :” They me about the ᴘᴏssɪʙɪʟɪᴛʏ of my baby ʙᴇɪɴɢ ʙʀᴀɪɴ ᴅᴇᴀᴅ ᴅᴜᴇ to her ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ ʀᴀᴛᴇ and what to expect from my ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. They got the baby’s ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ ʀᴀᴛᴇ back into the ɴᴏʀᴍᴀʟ ʀᴀɴɢᴇ and ɪᴍᴍᴇᴅɪᴀᴛᴇʟʏ wheeled me off to the ⓄⓇ. I didn’t have time to talk to my husband . I was so sᴄᴀʀᴇᴅ.” She silently wished for her ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ one to be ᴏᴋᴀʏ. Aɢᴀɪɴsᴛ all ᴏᴅᴅs, Winter Josephine was sᴀFᴇʟʏ ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀᴇᴅ. She heard her cry. “All I could think was, ‘She is so tiny.’ I remember looking at her thinking I had never seen a baby so small, but thankfully she was healthy! Once we got out of ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀʏ and back to our ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ ʀᴏᴏᴍ, I just held Winter in front of me and stared at her. As perfect as she was, I couldn’t help but laugh because she looked so ᴀɴɢʀʏ.
Everyone that saw her said the exact same thing. ‘She looks so ᴍᴀᴅ!’ When my husband and sons came in to meet her, she just stared at them with ᴛᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴇʏᴇʙʀᴏᴡs that showed she was ɪɴᴄʀᴇᴅɪʙʟʏ ɪɴᴄᴏɴᴠᴇɴɪᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ by us.” But there’s no doubting she’s one special baby. A lot of people were thankful to see Winter’s photos because they ᴍᴀᴅe their days a ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ brighter.