JACOJE BEATS THE LIMITS OF HER TIME: Jade Andrews is a new mom, and she’s still struggling to cope with the physical and emotional pain of childbirth.
But the 28-year-old is finding a way to cope, too.
“It was just a dream,” Andrews said of her jewelry purchase.
“I was just so excited.”
The woman was born in December, but Andrews says her excitement for the birth was short-lived.
She says her daughter was born at home on December 10, and Andrews had a surprise in store for her.
“I had a bunch of jewelry in my purse that I was excited about because it was a birthday present for my daughter,” Andrews told ABC News.
Andrews says she decided to get a diamond ring as well.
“The day that I got the ring, it was like I got a gift from God.
I got something I really didn’t expect,” Andrews explained.
The diamond necklace was a hit with Andrews, who is now expecting her first baby.
“My friends were like, ‘Oh my god, that’s beautiful,'” Andrews said.
“The jewelry shop was like, I don’t even know where to begin with the jewelry, but that’s the first thing I’m like, oh my gosh.”
But Andrews says when she started to worry about her newborn’s health, the ring didn’t sit right with her.
Her doctor told Andrews she needed to have the jewelry removed, and that she should just wait for the baby to give birth.
“And then my daughter was just like, this is just too much to deal with right now,” Andrews recalled.
Andrews and her husband went into labor on December 12, and when they gave birth, Andrews says the baby was too sick to nurse.
“She was just really sick, so I couldn’t help her,” Andrews recounted.
Andrews had to call the hospital’s emergency room multiple times to get help for her newborn.
“They took me in to a room with the other moms in the room, so they didn’t have any options to go home,” Andrews noted.
Andrews had to have emergency labor surgery to help the baby get better.
“That’s the only way I could help her, because I couldn.
I didn’t really have the options,” Andrews added.
Andrews said the hospital kept her in for two days, and then delivered the baby on January 11.
After Andrews and the baby’s arrival, Andrews was able to give her newborn a bath and get her started on her life again.
“To be honest, I kind of got back into the rhythm of things.
I’m back in school,” Andrews marveled.”
There are days that I have to put in a lot of work and put a lot more time into the house, but I just keep going,” Andrews continued.
“And then I start seeing things that are positive.”
Andrews says now she spends most of her time working as a social worker.
The birth of her daughter has been a turning point for Andrews, but it’s not the only time she’s had a baby.
Andrews has a son who’s three years old, and her other son, who’s 2, is in the same care as Andrews.
Andrews’ husband also recently passed away.
“We were in a really bad situation,” Andrews says.
“We were trying to make a life, and I just couldn’t keep doing it, so that was really hard.
And then this baby was born.”
Andrews says she plans to give another baby to her mother during her next pregnancy, and to have a son.
Andrews hopes to raise money for the American Heart Association to help with the care of her newborn son.
“For me, it’s about getting better and getting better every day.
I want to do everything in my power to make sure he can walk again,” Andrews shared.ABC News’ John Miller contributed to this report.