When their two-year-old son was born in October 2015, parents Melissa and Roberta Lewis decided to take a few steps to make sure their child was going to get enough sleep.
They did not, however, want their daughter to shop for diapers for the rest of her life.
They were determined that her baby boy would not be spoiled.
“If she doesn’t have enough money to buy diapers for him, she won’t buy them at all,” said Melissa Lewis, who is an attorney in the Houston area.
“We want to be the best mom and dad we can be for him.
That’s the only thing that we love to do.”
Melissa Lewis said she would never sell her daughter diapers because she wanted her child to have the best life possible.
“It’s very important for our son to be happy,” she said.
“I think he’s going to enjoy it.
He’s not going to be disappointed.
We just want him to enjoy himself.”
Melissa and her husband, Robert Lewis, had two sons, Jake and Jaden.
Jaden was born at 5 pounds, 8 ounces and weighed 12 pounds, 4 ounces.
His birth mother, Marcy, was a certified nurse midwife, but Melissa said she did not see the need to use a medical practitioner.
“She was very caring and very professional,” she explained.
We would just have to see her at the hospital.” “
The only time we saw that is when she had a medical condition.
We would just have to see her at the hospital.”
Melissa said the Lewis children did not have the opportunity to see the birth of their baby, so they did not want to give him any toys or play equipment until after he was born.
“He wasn’t going to want to wear them anymore,” Melissa said.
When the birth was over, the Lewises were stunned.
“That was the hardest part for us,” Melissa recalled.
“My son was crying, crying for the first time since he was three months old, and I was like, ‘This is a bad day.
I want to cry for my son.'”
When she found out that the baby had an abnormally large head for a baby of his age, Melissa said, “I couldn’t believe it.
We didn’t want to look at him like, Oh my God, he’s this big, or anything.
It was just so shocking.”
Melissa’s son had a long journey to life and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that causes limited movement.
Melissa said they were able to do the best they could with their limited time together.
“Jaden had a very good recovery,” she told the Houston Chronicle.
“Our main focus was to be very supportive of him, and to help him as much as we could to be able to get him the best treatment possible.
We wanted him to be healthy.”
But the Lewis sisters say they were not satisfied with the quality of care they received.
“There were times when we would go home and say, ‘Why did you need to do this to us?
“They said that he was having seizures for the whole night, and they would put him in the crib and do all the nursing. “
They said that they were going to give the baby aspirin or something. “
They said that he was having seizures for the whole night, and they would put him in the crib and do all the nursing.
They said that they were going to give the baby aspirin or something.
He didn’t get any sleep.
He was just really scared, like, Whoa!”
Melissa said it took her two months to find a doctor to work with.
After her son was discharged from the hospital, Melissa and Bob Lewis decided that their daughter could use the diaper store as a nursery.
“When she was in kindergarten, she would take care of all of the little things,” said Bob Lewis, a retired commercial fisherman.
“At home, we’d take her out of the house, and we would take her shopping.
We’d take a bath and make sure she was eating properly.”
Bob said he was able to find more qualified providers in the area, and his wife, Melissa, also found a home in the community where her family lived.
“What she did for us, she did all the time,” Bob Lewis said.
After six months, Melissa found out about the website Babiescan.com, which is a registry for parents of babies with developmental disabilities.
“Babiescan.net is a resource for parents to share and share their knowledge and their stories,” said Lisa Hickey, a senior program manager for BabiesCan.
“Every child needs an opportunity to have a normal childhood.
We believe that if parents understand the needs of their children and provide support and encouragement, they can do better for their children.”
Melissa says she was not surprised when she learned that BabiesCAN.com had been established in October.
“In fact, I was already very aware of it,” Melissa Lewis recalled