Aleece Geist lost her daughter Zentaviah at just 5 months old after being admitted to the hospital for an ear infection in January 2014. Every year, she celebrates her late baby's birth at a park in Wisconsin surrounded by family and friends on Aug. 4, but this year, the day took a very interesting turn. Today reports that on the day of her late daughter's birthday, Aleece was feeling extremely exhausted and had horrible abdominal pains, so her boyfriend, Cassidy, took her to the hospital.
Just a few hours later, Aleece and Cassidy were completely shocked to find out that they were about to have a baby — a rainbow baby. Mira Rector was born at 6 pounds, 7 ounces, exactly four years after her late older sister's birth. To call it fate would be an understatement.
"It was complete and total breathtaking shock — during and after we found out we had a baby coming," Aleece told Today.
If you're wondering how she went nine months without realizing she was pregnant, you are not alone. Aleece said she did not feel any symptoms and couldn't have been happier about it. She was afraid to have another baby, so not knowing alleviated her fears and gave her a miracle, her baby Mira.
"If we had known Mira was coming, I think it would have been a lot scarier for me," she said. "I never knew what I would do with another child or how that would go because of what happened with Zen. That's one thing, I'm glad I didn't have to sit and think about it for nine months."
Aleece also has an 8-year-old son, Zekeiah. While the family never made it to the park on Aug. 4 this year, they've rescheduled the memorial until next month, when they will also have a baby shower for Mira.