Kylie's Birth Story
Not sure if this is the norm, but I had extreme trouble with numbing during the epidural and needed about 7 or 8 sticks with that needle (same with my first). I think that was what I dreaded most during the whole experience. Kylie was delivered with no complications. She was (and is) BEAUTIFUL!
And then the doctor approached the delivery table, as my OB was finishing up. Oh no, I thought, maybe she has a small VSD like my first daughter. It will close up on its own also... No, that wasn't the issue.
"We think your baby may have Down syndrome."
whu... what? No, blood work and the ultrasounds—they checked for that.
"We will know something in 2 weeks when the test results come back", said my pediatrician.
I can't tell, so there must be some sort of mistake. The doctors are wrong. Surely they've made mistakes in the past. I know nothing about Down syndrome. Our families have no history... I don't know anyone with a baby with Down syndrome. A lot of my denial was pride. Shame on me!
Okay, stop!!! After weeks of crying and wondering why, pitying myself and being pitied, I see....
This little baby girl, this little Kylie Hannah, could never be any other way, nor would I ever want her to be. She has changed my views and when I look at her, I know that I've never seen anything as innocent or precious in my entire life (excluding, of course, her older sister). She brightens my life and I would never, EVER want her to be anyone else. I love her unconditionally and am so glad that SHE came into my life. When she laughs and babbles, I can't help but laugh also. I can tell that she will be a princess just like her older sister.
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