"Dear Nurse, You were right, he did turn out to be perfect."
I had just had my baby. I went into labor before my scheduled c-section and my hospital I was supposed to deliver at was full.
So there I was at a hospital 30 minutes away from home, totally unprepared. "What a beautiful baby boy, he's perfect and he's the most beautiful baby I have ever seen", are the words you said at least once to me during his first few hours of his birth.
I still remember your words two years later. I do remember thinking that you must see hundreds of babies through labor and delivery, do you say that to all the new babies? But I think you saw my baby’s diagnosis before anyone else did.
And you were right, he did turn out to be perfect. Your kindness will always be remembered and in the end we ended up right where we were supposed to be.
You, too, can let your doctor know how they did delivering the diagnosis by participating in DSDN’s Physician Feedback program.
Connect with the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network if you have a young child or are expecting a new little one with Down syndrome for information, connections, and support.
Erin Statz is a Minnesota Mom of three boys who gets through the day with a whole lot of coffee, prayers and daily Target trips. Living life one day at a time, making the most of the days that go by so slow and the years that go by so fast. She writes at www.ifitoldyouhisstory.blogspot.com