I “Heart” Christmas Baby!

21 Dec

2013-12-06 19.57.55Exactly one year ago, my husband and I found out we were having a little girl. Shortly thereafter, the doctor informed us that the baby had a fetal heart arrhythmia and wanted us to schedule an appointment to have a fetal echo performed immediately. This was not the early Christmas present I was hoping for.

With angst, I spent the rest of my pregnancy going to appointments twice a week riding the emotional roller coaster as the diagnosis would worsen improve then worsen again while I prayed and hoped that my unborn child would be okay. With only having a few close family members and friends knowing what I was experiencing, it was extremely difficult to keep smiling and remain positive, but I did for the sake of my baby.

Miraculously, the fetal heart arrhythmia disappeared, and baby Quinn has had no health issues. This holiday season, I could not be happier. My husband believes that I have went overboard with gifts for her first Christmas. Admittedly, I have because now it is just my heart that skips a beat each time I think about how blessed I am to be her mother.

Happy holidays to you and yours,



2 Responses to “I “Heart” Christmas Baby!”

  1. Gina December 21, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Beautifully written, Tanya. I can only imagine how you were feeling last year as you were going through that roller coaster. I wish I knew! I say spoil that little dear-heart rotten! I do it with Jude, and I don’t regret it in the least (though last night, we had to “call Santa” for a talk because someone kept throwing his food at dinner)!

    Your positivity is inspiring.


    • Anonomz December 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

      Thanks Gina. I truly am grateful to have Quinn in my life. In regard to calling Santa, you know, there’s an app where you an send him a text message 😉 I’m sure I’ll have to use it for Quinn when she decides to throw her food at dinner. Have a wonderful holiday and new year!


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