So I've joined a great Yahoo group for Spina Bifida Moms and Dads and it has been so helpful. I've been contacted by so many already that I feel really encouraged.
I've taken yesterday and all day today till our consultation today to think and absorb all the things I can learn from the Internet and peoples comments. I was thinking the worst. Not knowing anything about SB. And what I've learned is that it is not as bad as I was thinking. She will have some problems and probably lots of doctor visits but she will still be our little angel from heaven.
One of the comments I got from a mom of a child with SB was that 'if she would have known how wonderful life would be with her child, she wouldn't have been so scared. ' I'll take that as the best advice I could get and think about how wonderful it's going to be.
I learned more about my options if I don't use the MOM's trial. It sounds just as good or maybe better. I wouldn't have to leave the state for 12 weeks and live in a hospital living center.
The first day was definitely the hard part. But after two days of absorbing what our little girl will be like, I can't wait to learn what I as her mother can do for her. To see how much love and hope I can have for her. To see how Kathryn will be the best big sister ever. To see her grow and develop and become the best person she can be.