I recently had to return to Sacred Heart in Pensacola for follow up appointments with Everly’s endocrinologist so I took the opportunity to stop by the perinatal center where I was seen during the pregnancy to show off my sweet little peach. I asked at the desk to see our geneticist, Sam Stover, and she came up immediately. I haven’t blogged about her before, but I am so thankful that she was there from our first appointment for the amnio through the end of my pregnancy. A graduate of N.C. State, and native of Eastern NC, she was a little slice of home, and a whole lot of heart. She eagerly took Everly in her own arms and cooed over her cuteness. We also got Dr. Beiswenger to show her off to him as well. It was great to see two people who were such an important part of my prenatal care without any of the fears that I had each previous time I had been to the office- scared of what would be found on the ultrasound, and what it would mean for my little girl. Now we were there as a celebration; to talk, not just about Down Syndrome, but about other typical baby stuff too- how is she sleeping, feeding, how is big sister adapting? etc. Oh, and that picture I promised to send? It was hanging in Sam’s office- where people constantly stopped in to look at my happy little girl. It’s since been moved out to the main board in the hallway. I like to think it will offer hope, love, and bring a smile to everyone’s face that sees it.
Spreading warm fuzzies at the perinatal office.