Nov 2, 2019
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Eeee!! My due date is tomorrow and we’re getting so excited to meet this special…

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Eeee!! My due date is tomorrow and we’re getting so excited to meet this special little lady. 💗
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Knowing that she’ll be here soon, I wanted to share a little #pregnancyupdate. To make a long story short, at 33 weeks (the Monday before my baby shower) @eyesaacbrews and I found out that our baby has congenital heart disease. With her current diagnosis, based on a slew of fetal echocardiograms, the doctors are quite certain that she will need surgery within the first week of life in order to survive. Needless to say, the last six weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions and planning as we’ve met with pediatric cardiologists, toured multiple hospitals in VA and DC and interviewed surgeons.

Not exactly what we had envisioned we’d be doing leading up to our first baby’s birth, but we are incredibly grateful that we know about her condition ahead of time and that we’ve had this time to process and prepare. Overall, we’re both feeling really positive, confident in the team we’ve chosen to care for her and have faith that she’s going to be one tough little cookie who amazes us throughout this whole process. 👶🏻🎀🙏🏼
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I have a full post on the blog with more details if you’re interested in her exact diagnosis or just want to know the full story.

I honestly wasn’t sure if I wanted to share any of this here on EBF because it’s all very raw and we’re still in the midst of navigating everything, but I’ve decided I want to be open and share some of our journey, if and when it makes sense. CHD is the most common birth defect so I know we’re not alone in this and I’ve found comfort from others sharing their experience. If this resonates and somehow helps just one other person, it’s worth it. ❤️ #chd #chdawareness #heartbaby 📸: @_michelle_chu

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Comments to Eeee!! My due date is tomorrow and we’re getting so excited to meet this special…

  • Thank you for sharing…. we are all praying for you and your family.

    agirlsgirl2 November 3, 2019 6:34 pm Reply
  • My husband and I lost a baby at 23 weeks due to a fetal anomaly just last month. Although we won’t be having a baby it is comforting to hear your optimism as we move forward with trying to have a family. Best wishes and prayers for you and your family.

    eemac82 November 3, 2019 6:53 pm Reply
  • ❤️❤️

    livandmilasmama November 3, 2019 8:45 pm Reply
  • Praying for you and your heart warrior! ❤️

    ruby_ebel November 3, 2019 8:49 pm Reply
  • Praying for you and your sweet bundle ❤️ I have two friends who children were born with CHD and those babies were fighters! They defied the odds and amazed the doctors and I will pray for your little one to do the same!! ❤️

    bethany.moberley November 3, 2019 9:14 pm Reply
  • God works in mysterious and wondrous ways! Your daughter is already so loved and has such caring and strong parents. You will all get through this and be stronger for it. Being a parent is the most beautiful job in the world and more gratifying than you can even imagine. Wishing you all such comfort, peace, happiness and joy as you welcome your baby girl!

    dfsliwa November 3, 2019 9:32 pm Reply
  • Awww you got this mama, sending so many good vibes to you & your sweet baby girl! 💗

    healthychicks November 3, 2019 10:05 pm Reply
  • Continued Prayers for everyone

    rita.w.george November 3, 2019 10:05 pm Reply
  • I am praying for you guys and your precious baby.

    soniaallana November 3, 2019 11:23 pm Reply
  • Girl I will be praying for you and baby in the coming days and weeks ahead. Thank you for sharing and know you are not alone!! So much love!!!❤️❤️❤️

    paleo_rva November 3, 2019 11:29 pm Reply
  • Best wishes to you and your family—I’m a fellow heart mom, my heart baby is 11 and thriving. He has truncus arteriosis and has had 3 open heart surgeries and other interventions, he’s in a healthy spot now..and I won’t tell you it’s easy, cause it’s not…but if you take it day by day and provide her a healthy environment and foster the great relationships we have with our pediatric doctors and surgeons it makes it more manageable❤️. Love to you mom!! Stay strong!!

    plantbasedfoodiemom November 3, 2019 11:33 pm Reply
  • Praying for you, your family and baby 💗💗💗

    kristin5711 November 3, 2019 11:46 pm Reply
  • Praying for you! 💗

    thefitcookie November 4, 2019 12:18 am Reply
  • Sending lots of love, strength and blessings. Thanks for sharing. 🌺🌼🌺🌼

    brownboots22 November 4, 2019 12:18 am Reply
  • Prayers for you both and your precious little girl 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    jodiber21 November 4, 2019 1:54 am Reply
  • We have the most precious family friends whose child was diagnosed with this as well. He is a healthy precious boy living his best life! @tarapstrickland

    jmhussey23 November 4, 2019 2:30 am Reply
  • Sending up prayers for you and her 🙏🏻💞

    newmoonsamejuice November 4, 2019 2:55 am Reply
  • Prayers! You are clearly strong and she’s getting those genes!

    mollydemond November 4, 2019 2:59 am Reply
  • My brother was born with only 2 of his 4 heart chambers fully formed. He had OHS at UVA and is now a thriving, happy, almost 21 year old. The team there is amazing. Praying for you and your husband and your precious little one. ❤️

    sfenn10 November 4, 2019 1:59 pm Reply
  • You are already such an amazing mom with that fantastic attitude. Praying for you and baby girl. A few months down the line you will look back on this challenge and be so proud of your family for being so strong. Bless you all. Sending you amazing vibes for a great delivery! xoxoxo

    madame_wells November 4, 2019 4:40 pm Reply
  • Sending you lots is love and prayers!!! She

    ashley_nicole_hudson November 5, 2019 12:40 am Reply
  • We had a similar experience with our little girl. We found out at 18 weeks and leading up to her due date we experienced the highs and lows of all the appts and discussions around our birth plan. It was such an emotional time for us but our little lady has made it through with ease. You’re little lady will be a fighter and get through. Sending prayers and good vibes to you and your family. ❤️

    jessicakes08 November 5, 2019 12:46 pm Reply
  • Sending all the prayers, love, and support of this world 🌎 to your family 🥰💕

    arnjensurfers November 14, 2019 5:44 pm Reply
  • God bless your precious baby

    giordanonicki December 5, 2019 1:00 pm Reply

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