Jordan and I found out we were expecting and could not have been more excited. This was our first baby and we were so nervous, but so excited for what the future held. After making it through a large subchorionic hemorrhage at 6 & 8 weeks we knew our little fighter was something special. At 10 weeks we had a feeling that we should do the genetic blood test they offer just in case, and to find out the sex of our baby.
We won’t ever forget the day we got our results saying there was a 50/50 chance our baby had Turner Syndrome. We went home that day and the days to follow, and prayed and felt at peace that our little girl would fight and whatever trials she had to face, we would face them together. Several weeks later we were hit again with news that our baby had developed anatomical anomalies known as a cystic hygroma and hydrops fetalis. We were sent immediately to the maternal fetal medicine specialist where she told us that our babies condition was consistent with Turners and was now considered incompatible with life. To say we were heartbroken was an understatement. We went back several times hoping and praying the results would improve and that the condition would stabilize. We then had to turn our hearts over and realize this was the plan. To experience such heartbreak while at the same time such peace with the diagnosis was such an incredible feeling.
Our angel defied odds and was the 1% that survived past the first trimester and well into the 2nd. She taught us more in the months she was with us than we could have taught her whole life. We listened to her heartbeat every night and decided to hold on to her for as long as she would be with us. The fluid accumulation ended up being too much for her little heart to handle and it stopped on its own. We delivered her the next day and have never felt so much love. We miss her everyday and feel honored she was with us and made us a mommy and daddy. We love you angel Elizabeth.