Today we celebrate the gift that is Porter Charles. We hope you'll join us as we begin to spread awareness of the many things we've learned over the past few months.
At our amnio, we met ultrasound tech Mary. She was an asset throughout this whole process and we continued to see her for many of our remaining ultrasounds. Mary was calm and clearly explained everything she saw. She always made us feel as though our baby was an amazing baby- something we needed to hear! I was more than a little nervous for the procedure, but she calmed my nerves. Ten days later, I got the call while at work from the genetic counselor. "I'm sorry, but it's Down syndrome". I don't remember much else of that phone call, but I do recall just before hanging up that I remembered to ask the baby's sex. "It's a boy". I had to call and share the news with RC. And then we spent an afternoon wondering what the future would hold for this baby boy and our family.
I know Porter is only three weeks old, but today, we don't really see Down syndrome when we look at him. In some pictures, he looks like the spitting image of big sister Penny. He's got ten fingers and ten toes and the most beautiful little eyes. He makes the best faces and sleeps like a dream. He is just the baby we needed and I am so thankful and blessed to rock him to sleep!