Learning to breathe again after the deaths of my twins, Nicholas & Sophia, my son, Alexander, and 6 miscarriages... and finding joy on the journey with my sweet preemie twins, Bobby & Maya, and our miracle TAC singletons, Michael, Lucas, and Ana.
Monday, January 2, 2017
#8 at 21 weeks
We had our 20 week anatomy scan last week, which revealed a happy, healthy (and very active) baby girl. We knew she was a genetically healthy girl before Thanksgiving, when the result of my NIPT came back, but opted to do the 20 week to find out if there was anything we needed to be concerned with that the NIPT wouldn't pick up.
I'm happy to say all is well! Introducing.... Anna Maire! EDD is 5/15/17 but we will be scheduling our cesarean for 5/8/17 at 39 weeks and, God willing, I'll get that far.
Anna Maire at 20w3d
Anna, pronounced with a soft a, /ah-nah/, comes from the Greek which comes from the Hebrew, and is for St. Anna the Prophetess, whose feast day changes and falls between Nicholas and Sophia's birthdays in February. Maire, the Gaelic form of Mary, is pronounced /mare-ah/ and is for the Blessed Virgin Mary, as our daughter is due in May, the month for the Blessed Mother.