Baby Girl Makes Her Debut

Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day. William Shakespeare As I entered the OR, I couldn’t believe how packed it was. Your normal OR labor and delivery staff including anesthesiologist, a pediatric cardiology team, and NICU staff since she was going to be a premie. You could truly seeContinue reading “Baby Girl Makes Her Debut”

It’s Time

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. -Cayla Mills I was rolled into a delivery room first thing in the morning. I already had an IV in one arm and bruises all over the other.  They told me they’d need another IV for the purposes ofContinue reading “It’s Time”

Why Is This Happening To Me

What’s comin’ will come and we’ll meet it when it does. -Hagrid Within a couple days I was on the max dose of my BP medication every 8 hours and receiving steroid injections “incase” I had to deliver.  I wasn’t going home anytime soon.  A different doctor had come in and told me it wasContinue reading “Why Is This Happening To Me”

What Is Going On

Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not obsess. Just breathe & have faith that all will work out for the best. -Unknown Once I was taken back into triage, the usual hospital stuff took place.  An IV was put in, my stats were taken, and a blood pressure reducing drug wasContinue reading “What Is Going On”

Big Appointment Day

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be. -John Lennon November 22, 2019 arrived VERY quickly. My mother had driven up to join me for the big appointment as she knew I was very nervous about it. My first appointment was at 9am with the Maternal Fetal Medicine department who wasContinue reading “Big Appointment Day”

Perhaps It’s Nothing

Pain is real. But so is hope. -Unknown When my follow up appointment with my OB arrived, we were so heartbroken. We had just learned that our baby had a heart defect…and a rare one at that. After further research we learned that our baby would need open heart surgery after birth to correct DORV.Continue reading “Perhaps It’s Nothing”


Persevere (verb): to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragements; continue steadfastly The day had come when we were scheduled to see the pediatric cardiologist. My husband and I weren’t overly concerned because my OB had said she wasn’t too concerned because everything else looked great. We checkedContinue reading “DORV”

Try Not to Worry

Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere. -English Proverb The day of my maternal fetal medicine scan, 10/31, I was a little nervous, but not too worried. My OB assured me that the scans looked good, but these pictures were necessary toContinue reading “Try Not to Worry”

20th Week Appointment

If I know what love is…it is because of you. Hermann Hesse Our 20 week appointment arrived rather quickly. Actually, since the baby was a week behind what my gestational age was supposed to be, it was my 19th week appointment. We were so excited to find out how the baby was doing and whatContinue reading “20th Week Appointment”