Tina Greer

About Tina Greer

Tina Greer is a wife and mother, currently residing in The Quad Cities, Illinois, with her husband and daughter. In October of 2012, their daughter, Juliette was born. Tina dove in to motherhood head first, determined to be the best for her sweet girl. Within the first year, Tina quit her day job to focus fully on being a mommy. Just 15 months after Juliette was born, Tina and her husband were terrified when they learned that they were expecting again. Fortunately, as reality set in that they were now parents of two, the excitement soon followed. Then, at 20 weeks they learned that their baby boy's heart had several defects and while they were all operable, these defects had never been documented all in one heart, making his chances of survival less than ideal. On top of his CHD he also was asplenic, making him even more susceptible to infection. After given the option of termination of pregnancy several times, Tina and her husband knew that wasn't an option for them. They were going to take this child as he was: a precious gift from God. On September 22, 2014, their son Abraham Isaiah was born at 37 weeks and 5 days. He was born blue and turning gray and had to be revived and intubated immediately. Abraham was given a 20% survival rate through the cath procedure to open up an obstruction in his pulmonary veins in his first 24 hours of life. By God's amazing grace, he made it. His vitals started improving and he started looking more like a healthy baby. At 3 weeks old Abraham had his first OHS to reroute his pulmonary veins. His heart was healed, but he developed an infection that went septic and his tiny body couldn't fight it. At 17 days old, on October 9th, 2014, Tina and her husband chose to take Abraham off life support, after diligent prayer and confirmation in their decision, and end his suffering. As 15+ of their closest friends and family stood around them, they sang "Amazing Grace" in harmony and handed Abraham back to Jesus. Now just 7 months after Abraham's death, at 14 weeks pregnant, Tina is trying to grieve while praising God for new life, all while weathering the storms of pregnancy after loss. You can read more about Abraham at her blog Dear Abraham where she addresses letters to Abraham and expresses her grief, joy and the ever-changing emotions of raising a toddler.

Tina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 39: Baby Will Come When Baby is Ready…

I've officially entered the "awkward belly" stage where my belly is so big on my long torso that it just looks weird. Week 39 and I can officially say that I have never been this pregnant before in my life. I'm going to be honest when I say that I'm a little discouraged [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:12:04+00:00November 9th, 2015|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Tina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 37: Give Me a Baby or a Break

I can hardly believe that I'm typing up my 37w Bump Day Blog after what my body has put me through this past week. I thought days ago I'd have a baby in my arms. Don't get me wrong, I'm not upset about it. I know the more time on the inside for baby the [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:12:25+00:00October 26th, 2015|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Tina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 36: Contentment 

36 weeks and baby is weighing an estimated 6 pounds. I can't believe in just one short week I'll be considered "term". Early-term, but term, nonetheless. I assume that I'll make it through this next week and hopefully the one after that, too. My son was born at 37 weeks and my daughter at 38 weeks [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:12:36+00:00October 19th, 2015|36weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Tina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 35: There is Beauty in it.

Week 35 held one of the most significant anniversaries for our family. One year ago from last Friday our son met Jesus. One year ago I became a member of a parents' most dreaded group. An awful, terrible community full of stories that most mother's and father's nightmares are only made up of. A heartbreaking [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:12:47+00:00October 12th, 2015|3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Tina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 34: For Everything There is a Season.

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:12:56+00:00October 5th, 2015|Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Tina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 33: Just Breathe.

Week 33 is a strange one. Week 34 will be, too. Not as far as this pregnancy goes physically. All is still well. Baby is actually already made way into right against my cervix and will probably have a pretty considerable cone head from being so far into the birth canal for so many weeks. Ultrasound last week [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:07+00:00September 28th, 2015|33weeks, Bump Day Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 32: Anniversaries of Abraham

Hello, 32 weeks! Nice to meet you for the third time in three years. This past week has been a busy one. I missed last Monday's post due to a certain small toddler that made me take every single item "with eyes" out of her bedroom before she would sleep. This turned into an over [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:24+00:00September 21st, 2015|Bump Day Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 30: We’ll Never Be Complete

30 weeks down. THIRTY WEEKS! Holy guacamole that flew by. I feel like I was just in the single digits. In just (approximately) 10 short weeks we'll be a family of 5...but only a household of 4. The thought alone breaks my heart. Only after having a child do you wonder how on earth you [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:33+00:00September 7th, 2015|Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Tina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 29: Praying for Permanence

29 weeks down and I officially have feet in my ribs! At least, I'm assuming those are little toes compressing lungs my and strumming my ribs like you would while playing a guitar. My other two babies were already head down by this point in my pregnancy with them, so I hope this one follows [...]

By |2015-08-31T09:40:11+00:00August 31st, 2015|Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Tina’s Bump Day Blog, Week 28: Is Fall over yet?

28 weeks down, 12ish to go! I feel so close to snugglin' on my baby when I break it down like that. Then I sit back and realize that 12 weeks is about 3 months and 3 months seems like a lifetime away, yet I wish I could stay in this month for awhile, replaying [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:51+00:00August 24th, 2015|Bump Day Blog|0 Comments