Loving Husband Sat In Front Of The Hospital Window Every Week To Show Support For His Wife Who Was Waiting To Give Birth

by Damjan

Shona Moeller's first pregnancy proved to be an ordeal for her and her husband, Bob Conlin. Still, they are overcoming all the obstacles thanks to the love they share. She is 29 weeks pregnant, and because of the pregnancy complications, she spent a few weeks resting in the Chicago-area hospital.

She can't leave the hospital until her first son's birth, and her husband can't visit her because of the Coronavirus situation, but Bob found an adorable way to show his wife that he is there for her. He is throwing date nights to Shona some 40 feet below her hospital window.

Bob cannot visit his wife because of the coronavirus situation, so he is setting up date nights in front of her window

Bob cannot visit his wife because of the coronavirus situation, so he is setting up date nights in front of her window
via: Bob Conlin

“On March 23rd, Shona’s water broke at five months [into her pregnancy],” Bob says. “She had what’s called a preterm premature rupture of membranes, PPROM.”

This is a condition where the sac (amniotic membrane) enveloping the baby collapses (fissures) before time. When it breaks, the risk of infection increases dramatically. There is also a higher chance of premature birth.

Bob and Shona still don’t know why that happened. Unfortunately, this relates to nearly all cases of PPROM.”It happened while we were working on our nursery. We had less than a 1% chance the baby would make it.”

via: Bob Conlin

The couple was shattered. Still, their baby proved to be a fighter. Time went by, and by week 23, doctors believed that the baby has excellent chances to be delivered healthy and on time. They admitted Shona to the hospital on April 13 and placed her on the bed rest regime until the baby is delivered.

via: Bob Conlin

Shona’s water broke 5 months into her pregnancy

Shona’s water broke 5 months into her pregnancy
via: Bob Conlin

Speaking about the day his wife was admitted to the hospital, Bob says he remembers they were both sobbing. He was wondering if his wife could go through all this without him by her side. They were sad and scared but determined to overcome all the obstacles.

via: Bob Conlin

They started communicating via video calls, but Bob felt it wasn’t enough, so he began to visit his Shona at her window. "The outpouring of love and support from our family, community, and clients has helped a lot. Sharing our story, our love and hope have given us that love and hope right back. We have a strong spiritual practice as well that keeps us grounded and connected," he said.

Shona was on bed rest for 3 weeks at her house

Shona was on bed rest for 3 weeks at her house
via: Bob Conlin

On April 13, Shona was admitted to the hospital

On April 13, Shona was admitted to the hospital
via: Bob Conlin

Doctors told them the baby had less than 1% chance

Doctors told them the baby had less than 1% chance
via: Bob Conlin

But they decided to fight, surrendering was not an option

But they decided to fight, surrendering was not an option
via: Bob Conlin
via: Bob Conlin
via: Bob Conlin

The nurses were taking great care of Shona

The nurses were taking great care of Shona
via: Bob Conlin
via: Bob Conlin
via: Bob Conlin
via: Bob Conlin

They are relationship coaches, and this is a perfect example of what they teach

They are relationship coaches, and this is a perfect example of what they teach
via: Bob Conlin

They had to start a GoFundMe campaign to help cover Shona’s extended hospital stay

They had to start a GoFundMe campaign to help cover Shona’s extended hospital stay
via: Bob Conlin
via: Bob Conlin

People absolutely loved their story.

People absolutely loved their story.

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