Congratulations on your new home! We recently bhguot a new home as well! Emma Grace is the reason why my husband and I got into gear and bhguot a house. I totally get (and miss) having 24/7 maintenance available. Moving was a mission with me 8 1/2 months pregnant, both of us working, and with our 22 month-old daughter, Ava. We closed on our home April 12th, got the keys April 13th, moved in, had our baby shower April 22nd, and went into labor April 23rd!!! Emma was due May 2nd, so she was earlier than we expected. We thought we had an extra week or so, but she had her own plan! We had Emma that night at 10:00 pm on the dot and 12 hours later, our pediatrician was in our room telling me (my husband had gone home to trade with my mother watching Ava) that Emma had Downs. I felt like I had gotten punched in the stomach by Mike Tyson. The doctor insisted he be the one to break the news to my husband, so he came back when my husband did. Watching my husband hear the news for first time after I had heard the news just earlier was like getting punched again. In my mind, this was not supposed to happen: we just bhguot our first home, we were eagerly waiting for our second daughter, and all these great things were happening in our lives; why us? Our life as we knew it would never be the same. Emma's doctor immediately had an echocardiogram ordered, blood drawn, and kept us an extra day. Emma's heart came back healthy, she pooped just fine, and taking her bottle just fine.Waiting for the blood test to come back was hard. We kept googling and comparing Emma to Ava when she was born (they look very much alike!). I looked for any bit of information that could have disproved the pediatrician's findings. I was constantly lost in thought, going through the motions until we got the phone call with the results: extra chromosome for sure. It's ironic, but I thought that hearing the test was positive would crush me, but it did the exact opposite. We had closure. My husband and I dealt with the news and moved on. Acceptance, finally. We both dove right into looking for information on who to contact, therapy, etc. Emma is a month now. In this month, Emma has done more for us than we can possibly imagine an itty bitty baby could do for us. Emma is the reason we are homeowners now, the reason why we are seeking God more (we have always talked about being more involved in church and praying more),and the reason why our relationship has improved. We have a lot ahead of us, but this little girl is amazing to me. My husband has his work cut out for him: two daughters plus me! He is sooo outnumbered!I came across your blog when we first learned of Emma's diagnosis, but I could not read it without crying since I was still waiting for the results. Thank you for what you are doing!
--Wasit Thu Apr 4 10:43:09 2013