A day we will never forget and the day that my biggest fear came true. I'm not even sure how to write this post but I feel like I need to do it.
On Thursday March 12, 2009 we went to our regular 20 week ultrasound. I was nervous but this was not unusual given my history however we had no reason to think anything was wrong with our little one. The u/s tech came in and did all the measurements and we did not find out the sex of the baby because we wanted to keep it a surprise.They then sent us to meet with the doctor to go over questions etc. or so we thought. This was the moment that changed our life forever. The doctor started explaining that our child has some form of dwarfism and we need to go visit an MFM doctor at 8 am the next morning. We asked a few questions and left thinking our child would be healthy and just smaller than the average person.That evening we spent hours scouring the internet thinking we would need to prepare to raise a child with Dwarfism and waiting anxiously for our appointment with the MFM Specialist the next morning. We arrived at the appointment at 7:30 and by 10:30 our life had literally crumbled around us.Based on many measurements and calculations we now know that our little Megan Grace will not survive once she is born. She may live a few minutes, hours, or possibly days but will likely never come home with us but will instead go to her "forever home" where she will wait for us until we meet again one day.We are truly heartbroken at this point in time and have spent the weekend soul searching to prepare ourselves for the long road ahead.