A couple of hours after I posted this, this happened. So to spell it out for you. A year to the day Scout exited Johns Hopkins Hospital, Scout’s brother exited my womb. How’s about that for God’s timing?
The details- He’s a fella, 7’7lbs, 20inches, his name is Ash. And I know you are wondering, No, he does not have Loeys-Dietz Syndrome. Scout’s mutation was spontaneous, meaning that she did not receive LDS from her parents. It just happened. That was never really a concern with this pregnancy, although the midwives that I used made sure I had a very thorough 20 week ultrasound. I declined the genetic screenings because my philosophy is that I don’t want to have 9 months to worry about something that is indication of something that may or may not be true. We are given blessings way beyond what we can comprehend in ways we never expect, which I think most parents of children with special needs will attest to. And yes, I did use midwives, but I delivered in a hospital just in case. But everything went great, Gabe got to ‘deliver’ Ash, and I actually got to hold my baby for the first minutes of his life as opposed to Scout’s experience where she was whisked away in a medical frenzy.
Anyway, we’ve got a little guy here at our house that his big sister adores. Now we just need to get a grip on handling a newborn’s schedule along with Scout’s busy schedule. Things are good. Thank you for all of your support and prayers.
just a little a pic from this morning