This is the BEST day! My Christmas is complete now.
Yesterday my oldest daughter, who is 14 weeks pregnant, had the first sonogram for this baby. She was so excited because she really wanted to know whether it is a boy or a girl. She has a 2 1/2- year-old son at home so I was kinda hoping to hear that maybe it was going to be a granddaughter. I don’t really care but (shrug) ya know, it would be kinda nice to shop for pink things with lace for a change. I have 3 beautiful, intelligent, and wonderful grandsons and it would be cool to have a female grandchild.
I insisted she call me the moment she left her doctor’s office with the news. She called around 3:15. The conversation went like this:
“Hi, Mom.” …..”Hi, so what is the good news? Is it a boy or a girl?!!!”… “It’s a boy.”…….. “Well. that’s terrific!! Cole will have a little brother!”…… nothing. I hear crying.
“Mom, the technician is sending me over to Scranton to a Pediatric Imaging Specialist because she thinks there might be something wrong with the baby’s heart!”
“What? Is she sure? Why does she think this? ” She explained what the tech said and why she was a little concerned.
” I don’t understand why this is happening! I did everything I’m supposed to do! Why can’t I just have a healthy baby?”
She had recently miscarried early in her last pregnancy so she thought that this time at 14 weeks everything was doing well.
I carefully told her not to get all excited and worried, that maybe the sonogram tech was just incompetent, that maybe there was a shadow in the way, anything I could think of to reassure her. She was devastated.
She left for her appointment this morning with my son-in-law. Their hearts were heavy. I got a call at 11:20 telling me the good news. The baby is PERFECT! The specialist believes that the baby was positioned at such an angle that its spine was blocking the sonogram from seeing the main chamber of the heart. The tech at her doctor’s office was just being cautious in referring her to the specialist.
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!
I am not especially religious but I had the music channel on my satellite TV station tuned to the Christmas music channel and as soon as I hung up from hearing the good news I raised the volume and “Ave Maria” came on.
I lost it.
This is the best Christmas present I could ever have received, to know that this little child is , indeed, doing well inside my beautiful daughter’s womb. Thank you, God, Jehovah, Yawa, Buddha, the Cosmic Guru, whomever! My grandchild is, for now, healthy and growing and my wonderful daughter is smiling like the beautiful Mommy that she is.
Merry Christmas to everyone!