We were thrilled to find out we were pregnant again. It would be our third child. We already had two boys and really wanted a girl. Our ultrasound was normal and indicated it would be the girl we wanted so bad!
It was a very easy pregnancy and delivery. Our doctor simply said “She is missing some digits.” My mind swirled with what else was wrong. Our first born had a cleft palate, so I asumed something else was going on. Ya know I never cried the whole time I was in the hospital. . I know I was scared. I remember being so thankful that it was only her hand. I knew even then that we were blessed.
It took awhile before I was comfortable talking about it with just anyone,but evenually became easier. Abby Jo grew and hit all milestones on time.As we watched in amazement. We fell in love each day over and over with her .God has given her such a wonderful personality!
I mean, I am so proud she’s mine. I wouldn’t change anything.She simply lights up the room. My main concern from the beginning was her self esteem. I would hate for her to change or not fully love herself. I try not to focus on the negative, but parents have to think about the hard stuff.Abby recently said she wanted two big hands . It was the first time she had really said much about it.It was weird, I had thought about this moment for three years, I just said “Well, I want a little hand.” Afterward, of course I second guess myself, I believe God gave me the words she needed.
Abby Jo is four and doing great. We showed her Haylee’s pictures and she excited that Haylee had a little hand too!