Today was the first day I was able to look at the ultrasound pictures that were taken at the beginning of January. After the diagnosis I’d stuffed them all into an envelope and “never wanted to look at them again”. Today I looked at them in a whole new light. They were no longer just “Baby with a chromosomal disorder”. They were pictures of my sweet Nora — my precious baby girl with the cutest little nose and mouth. She has a perfectly round little head just like all of her siblings did.
Saturday we go for the 4D ultrasound, which we’ll go to as a family. Gavin and Greta are excited to see their little sister. They realize she might not be with us long, but they love her none the less. They hug my belly and say goodbye to her before heading off to the bus stop, and pat my belly “hello” as soon as they get home. It’s sweet to have Nora included as a part of the family.
This sweet little girl who responds to the sound of my voice. I want to hold onto her forever and never let her go.