Thank you for being here and for all your thoughts and prayers. Although this isn't an easy road, I feel so blessed. I hope that hearing our story will bless you too.Baby Faith Hope was born yesterday. And, according to the recent post on their blog, Faith Hope Walker will be going home tomorrow if all goes well with mommy and baby. Let's wish all the best to baby faith and to her mother Myah and let's keep them in our prayers.
Only about five percent of babies with anencephaly are carried to term...
Most of the mothers I know (actually all of the ones I know) who choose to carry to term are married and are either stay-at-home moms or have jobs with maternity leave.
I am 23 years old, unmarried, in my last year of university, no maternity leave, and pregnant with a baby girl who was diagnosed with anencephaly -a birth defect considered to be "incompatible with life."
If anyone had an excuse to terminate their pregnancy, it was me. But I didn't, not because it's wrong, but because I love her.
If I can do it then anyone can. You don't need to be strong. All it takes is love and faith in God.
If you've made your way to this site because your baby was recently diagnosed with anencephaly, I want you to know that even in the toughest circumstances, there is so much blessing in choosing to carry your baby to term. You will have so much joy that you never thought was possible and you'll never regret your decision.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Happy Birthday, baby Faith Hope!
Here's what the baby's mother says about herself and her little daughter: