Friday, March 19, 2010

A Birth Story

Nope, not mine. I still haven't written mine up yet, even though I have a blank post ready when I finally get around to it...

This birth story was written by a mom who had her second baby just a few days after Claire was born. The main difference between her story and ours, was that we had a very good idea that Claire would have DS. This mom didn't have any idea, and her birth story is one that will pull on your heart and probably make you cry. I bawled like a baby while reading it for the first time, and even thinking about it now bring tears to my eyes.

She writes very honestly about the emotions and fears in the first few days following the diagnosis, and it may not all be flattering, but it is real. As much as I love Claire, and as much as I know I can handle whatever comes our way, there are days that I don't want to have to handle it. I don't want Claire to struggle, I don't want to her to have to work so hard for what comes so easily to others. But I know that we will be ok, more than ok, and now that I'm crying again, I'm going to go kiss my baby and spend some time just loving her.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, I went to this birth story you posted and my shirt is soaking wet now, thank you very much!

    I'm a book blogger at Lynne's Book Reviews and I happened to click on your personal blog and then YOU sent me over THERE and now I'm a mess.

    Your Claire is absolutely beautiful :


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