I’m Removing My Prenatal Testing Halo.Posted: June 19, 2013 Filed under: Down syndrome, emotional stuff, personal growth | Tags: Amniocentesis, CVS, Down syndrome, miscarriage, Mother, pregnancy, Prenatal diagnosis 53 Comments
I have had my moments of self-righteous judgement. Shocking, I know. I’ve strapped on my righteous halo in secret, just for comfort.
In the early weeks after discovering LP has Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), I spent time pontificating on life and riding some emotional waves. During that time, for a brief moment, despite all my reservations on prenatal testing, I wished we hadn’t opted out. For a brief moment, I thought we should have terminated.
For that brief moment, I felt a lifetime of guilt. Read the rest of this entry »
Why I call you Mouse.Posted: March 7, 2013 Filed under: emotional stuff, kids, parenting | Tags: Housewife, Mother, nanny, Parenting 2 Comments
I’ve been secretly calling Tater #1 by the name of Mouse for a while. Thought I’d share why. That, and I’m anxious about tomorrow’s appointment we have with the ENT so I’m using this as a distraction… (I also apologize for the formatting. I’m clearly not in charge of this blog formatting.) Read the rest of this entry »