Erica Mena Reveals Her & Safaree Samuels’ Newborn Has Been In The NICU Since Birth + Safaree Spotted In Jamaica
Erica Mena recently opened up about the health status of her newborn son.
Yesterday (Thursday, July 8th), Erica Mena revealed she has been in the NICU with her and Safaree Samuels‘ newborn son for 10 days. The baby–Legend Brian Samuels–was born in late June, and he’s been in the NICU since then. His birth was announced in a now-deleted Instagram upload by Safaree Samuels.
In Erica Mena‘s recent upload, she posted a video simply showing her holding her baby.
In a lengthy and honest caption, she wrote:
“New NICU Mommy. Day 10 Legend Brian Samuels & Mommy staying STRONG…So far five out of the ten days I felt lost. I’m feeling guilty, confused and scared. I’ve been getting phone calls and receiving messages. I’m asked a million times how I’m doing and if I’m ok. But how can you be doing? Can you really be ok right now? BUT I Remind myself , they love me and they are reaching out BECAUSE they love me. They might not understand, but they want to. This journey I’m on, feels long. It has been tough. I’m taking steps forward, and I’m taking some back.I have good days, and I’m preparing for the bad ones.”
“Looking forward too……..
Those days when you feel like your world is falling apart, they will pass.
Those moments where you don’t recognize the person in the mirror, they will pass.
The days you haven’t eaten, showered, slept.
The guilt of not preventing this, of not being able to fix it either.
It will pass.
You will eat good again, you will shower long and get some good rest.
You will be able to look in the mirror, and not cry.”
Erica Mena then began to wrap up her heartfelt caption, writing:
“You will be able to talk about it. You will accept it.
You will stop blaming yourself!
This whole experience has taught how important it is to protect my peace. How important it is to turn my pain into power. It has also given me a different type of strength for not only me but my kids. King – Safire – Legend I promise you your mommy will make you proud. No more settling and fighting for anything that doesn’t deserve me only because you three forever deserve the best of me.”
Additionally, while his newborn son’s been in the NICU, Safaree celebrated his birthday down in Jamaica.
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Sending prayers to Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels’ son, Legend Brian Samuels!