Waterworks Warning - if you're at work, this is likely to make you cry, especially if you're feeling hormonal.
Karen~Mom to Sarah-17, Amanda-16, Nathan-14, Robbie-12, David-7, Hannah-4 & Joshua-2
Wife to Brian since 8/11/91 I am truly blessed.
Mama to Marcus (1/05) and Arianna (3/10).
I love the reminder that my family has been chosen for this baby, this particualr baby, no matter what. what amazing perspective!
Karen happily married mother of 3 great children (19, 6, 5), in my last semester for my Masters in Nutrition and started a six-month internship.
Since I really wanted to avoid having a DS baby but didn't get an amnio, I have to say that the story is a little disturbing to me. I was a hormonal wreck reading it. I so dread ending up in that position, and I wonder if I would handle it as well as she did.
I was really moved by the story as well, and it has brought up a lot of stuff for me in these last days pre-labor. I had a similar reaction to yours, zannster.
My work this pregnancy has been to adopt an attitude of *acceptance* around the pregnancy/birth, since last time the birth was such a disappointment. I feel like I need to embrace the process, whatever it may be. The possibility of DS is something I've feared in the back of my mind, but I've always pushed it out... reassuring myself with statistics. This story forced me to confront the possibility and my fears.
I've actually been hoping to go as long as possible with this pregnancy up to this point... I've been physically comfortable and using the time to enjoy life pre-baby (and hoping my cold would go away!)... but after having read the story today, now I want to meet my baby ASAP! There's nothing I can do to change anything now, so I want to meet my fears head on, I guess.
Thanks for posting this powerful story.
DH (34) ~ DDs (14, 11, 10) ~ DS (6) ~ (11/06) ~ DD (3) ~ DS (1) ~ Surpise BFP 7/2011
Yes, I have a blog for moms too
I spent about a half hour after I read it, talking to my belly. I told him that I love him no matter what, and whoever he already is, I am so happy to be his mother.
someone on another forum shared that and I don't cry over stuff and did for that. since we don't do any testing at all, I've wondered what my response would be to something unexpected coming up and I think she did a beautiful and honest way of expressing it. I often wonder what it'll be like and the only comments I hear are from someone that went through it years ago and it's short and sweet statement. Her post really pulls all the emotion in and I love the honesty.
And I'm still in tears. From the beauty. The raw, unfiltered pain ... like the darkest of nights before turning to the joy of the brightest, most hopeful day.
Judy, wife to my Catholic deacon husband ... homeschooling mother to my four girls, a boy, and someone new in May '15! Forever remembering our loss (8/11)
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