The following was written by Junita, one of our expectant moms, this week:
My doom and gloom feeling is fading. I read an amazing book What I Thought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen. The author writes about her high-risk pregnancy (undiagnosed until 6 months!) Following her fashion to sum up the events of each month, this is my list:
What I Know
1. I am 20 weeks pregnant.
2. I am having a girl.
3. I am having a baby that has Down syndrome.
4. I have no idea what her diagnosis really means.
5. I feel like I have already let my daughter down.
6. Because she has Down syndrome, she is unlikely to be consumed by the addiction gene that runs rampant in my family.
7. I have gestational diabetes.
8. I have finally stopped throwing up on a regular basis.
9. I am developing an addiction to avocados and will make avocado cheesecake this weekend.
10. I have irrational fears that our baby girl will require complete organ transplants at birth.
11. I love and adore my husband.
12. My teenager makes me mental.
13. My 2 year old asked me to call Santa to tell him he didn’t feel good (explaining his poor behavior).
14. I can’t wait to hold my baby girl.