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How I have been feeling

It is amazing how resilient Brian and I have become over the past few years. When we first heard about the problems that Abby has I thought my whole world was coming to an end. It felt like someone was taking something huge away from me and my pregnancy was not going to be the same. Yet here we are feeling so confident about the situation. We are still scared and nervous about what is to come. Yet, we both feel a great deal of peace that everything is going to turn out ok. Regardless of what they find or what happens she is our daughter. We already love her so NOTHING can change that now.

Every once in a while I think about the upcoming doctor appoinment or going to CHOP, but most of the time I forget about it altogether. Which is a great feeling. I have managed to stay calm and stay happy, which is best for my girls.


OHN 8:29 PM  

Isn't is amazing how much you can love them before they are even born?! Wait till you see is a feeling that there aren't even words for! I am glad to read you are feeling positive. I was frightened so many times by what the doctors told me during my pregnancies and the boys ended up being absolutely fine. Medicine is still alot of maybes and guesses, follow your heart :)

Anonymous 9:40 AM  

I have gone back and forth about whether I should post this.

My son had a similar diagnosis in early 2005. After passing the quad test, the 20w u/s showed a dialation of the 4th ventricle (dandy walker varient). We had an amnio done which revealed Trisomy 13, a fatal genetic abnormality. With a very, very heavy heart, we terminated the pg @ 23w.

Sometimes abnormalities are an indication of a genetic abnormality, and some of them are fatal. That's not to say the same will happen with your daughter, I just want you to be prepared for every situation. Too often things don't just "turn out alright." Sometimes babies die. I was so devastated and so completely blindsided that that could even be a possibility, I wouldn't want someone else to be in that position.

Mine was a rare situation, so you have a lot to be hopeful for. I just want you to be prepared for the possibilities.

Best of luck to you and your baby girls.



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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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