It’s a Girl

My husband and I could not contain how excited we were to find out we were having a baby girl. She was going to be our first baby and of course I wanted her to have the traditional Greek brown hair and brown eyes. And yes of course I found myself on Pinterest looking up baby girl nursery designs. We were going to be the perfect family.

We were at our 20 week anatomy scan and I “knew” everything was going to be alright because all I could think was “Out of so many people why would I be the one with something wrong with their child”. After our ultrasound we saw the doctor and that’s when he told us there was something wrong with our child’s brain. I almost passed out. I felt like I was in someone else’s nightmare. He referred us to a specialist who later told us our baby girl had Dandy Walker Variant, which is a condition where certain parts in the brain do not functioning properly. After more tests we found out she would also have a partial deletion of Chromosome 5. I was devastated.

It took my husband and I months to come to terms with the news. We were mourning the idea of what we were expecting our child to be like. It was a rough time and I felt like I could not enjoy my pregnancy, which I did try so hard to do. Once Lexi was born I was so happy to have her be the way she is. I find so much happiness daily with her and I find myself even happier everyday. Lexi is so perfect. I can’t believe I once thought that she may be a burden and she is NOT that at all. She is my true love and I can’t imagine being without her.

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One thought on “It’s a Girl

  1. Kay Grastie says:

    Tiffany, you are a gifted writer and communicator AND Mom And many other things. Lexi is so lucky to have you for a Mommy and to have her Stelio for her Daddy. We experienced a similar situation in our family with two of my cousins and they proved to be a joy to all of us and to many others. Lexi is so beautiful, so active with her little arms and legs and expressions and we have loved every picture Faye and you all have shared. I hope to follow your blog and please know Mom and I name you all in our prayers every night and know there will be challenges but you will overcome any of them with love from this precious little doll.


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