Then it happened. Yes, you guessed it. Lisbon threw up all over Liana’s throat and shirt.
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We are now very close to holding our baby in our arms. If Lisbon does not make an appearance by herself this coming weekend (26-28th), we will induce labor on August 30th.
I’ve decided to take baby steps. A few paragraphs on my novel here, a load of laundry there, answering an email between naps. It’s slow going.
One day sometime after the ultrasound, I had a horrible thought. I had absolutely no preparations in place for a baby. Where we now stood, my little girl would be coming home from the hospital completely nude!
As we waited for the appointment, I learned that in nearly 89% of babies who have this condition also have some other severe spinal, cranial, or skeletal problem. Many die before the end of the pregnancy. All my fears seemed to be coming true.
Having a baby is always a big decision, but when you already have six children, three of whom are living away from home or will be by the time the baby is born, and your youngest will be eight before the birth, it is a significantly larger decision.
I’m not going to make you read a whole page before I blurt it out. I’m not sure how it became a secret at all . . .