While I am so thankful for all of the smiles and well wishes from people about my expanding belly and the sweet little man inside, there is this little part of me that feels the need to explain his condition. I wish I didn't have that thought and I always hold it in. These poor strangers don't need to hear about our medical details, but the thought takes away from my own joy in the moment. I am making a decision to choose joy. With each tiny baby kick, I'm reminded of the joy that's growing inside of me.
We had our first of what I'm sure will be many nervous nelly moments. I went the entire day without feeling the little guy, so I went in to the doctor to get checked. After some tense moments of waiting, I felt his tiny feet and saw his heartbeat and we were filled with joy.