In June 2020, we were blessed with exceptional news - we will be adding a third member to our family early in 2021!
The small little blip on the photo I brought home, found its name in our home: Peanut
On 28 July, we went for our 13 week fetal assessment scan. The scan which ripped the floor from under us. The dreaded words, your baby is not viable for life after birth. Our hearts sank. We decided to go for a second opinion, a diagnoses... Gastroschisis. To a degree which does not happen often, most organs are located outside the body and from what they can see there is no abdominal wall, which means a whole lot of other complications are present - the heart pulling down into the abdomen and "scoliosis" in the spine. Our choices were to terminate or to see how far we manage to get in the pregnancy.
Our whole world came crashing down.
We decided to allow nature to take its course, we decided to lay this new life at God's feet and walk the journey in faith.
At 20 weeks pregnant, we heard the heart has somehow moved back up into the chest and our gynecologist would need to discuss the way forward with the specialist. Our small human, had a will to live.
While we are extremely happy about the news, we are very aware of the exceptional costs that comes with the medical care for Peanut. We never ask for help, however we need the public to fight the good fight with us, to believe in small miracles and to give our small human a fighting chance of survival.