Entry 6: Faith

Posted by Sherri Viner on March 23, 2015 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (2)

After we found out the initial diagnosis and long term prognosis we slowly began to tell people. The question of terminating the pregnancy has not only been asked, but in many cases we felt like people just assumed we would. I wouldn't be honest if I said I hadn't at least thought about it. I thought about how much easier it would be on our family, after all we are raising two other boys. Not to mention that it may be more humane right? Why would anyone knowingly want to put their child th...

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Entry 5: Life Goes On

Posted by Sherri Viner on March 22, 2015 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The next morning came, as it always does, whether I wanted it to or not. I didn't have much time to think or sort out what I was feeling about the news we just received. I had work to finish, an overly active kiddo who wants all of my attention, and a house to clean before Jimmy’s parents got in town. The visit was planned before we got our news and I wish we didn't have to have this “thing” hanging over us. Regardless, it’s always nice to have family around and honest...

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Entry 4: The News, Part 2

Posted by Sherri Viner on March 21, 2015 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I picked Jimmy up from work and headed to our appointment. The car ride was calm even though we were both full of nerves. We got Alexander set up in his stroller and we went up to the doctor’s office and checked in. It was around lunch time and because we had so much time before we were going to be called, we headed downstairs to the food court area which was between the offices we were at and the Children’s hospital on the other side. Jimmy waited in line and got some food fr...

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Entry 3: The News, Part 1

Posted by Sherri Viner on March 20, 2015 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Another week goes by since the negative materniT21 test and I'm already back at the doctor’s office for the routine anatomy scan. I already knew that I'd have to come back for another one since I wasn't as far along as they thought I was. Regardless I was just excited that we were going to able to see him for the first time.

My name finally gets called from the waiting room and Jimmy pushes the ridiculously huge stroller through as I drag along my purse and Alexander'...

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Entry 2: Pregnancy Highs & Lows

Posted by Sherri Viner on March 19, 2015 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

There always such excitement surrounding being pregnant. We quickly jumped into full baby mode. Lists of our favorite top names along with our maybes were being formed and discussed. Thoughts about it being girl or boy and who and what would they look like were constant.

Some of the excitement was paused due to the extreme nausea I was battling. It started a couple of weeks after the positive pregnant test and it was unrelenting. The only bright note was that I wasn't a...

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Entry 1: I'm Pregnant!

Posted by Sherri Viner on March 18, 2015 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I’m not known to be very emotional or open when it comes to sharing things like feelings or personal thoughts, and especially not publicly. I must have missed the sharing lesson in kindergarten with all the other kids who learned to play nice. In order for me to share this journey we find ourselves on, in the most honestly way I can, we are about to get up close, very personal, very quickly - so buckle in.

I've never had a regular menstrual cycle so trying to get pregn...

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