Aimee and I wanted to put something together for all of those we send updates to and for those who are just joining us and want to join the journey of Kayleigh's story.
Our first baby update was sent out April, 21st 2008 but it all began on December 18 at a hotel at Disney World in Orlando Florida. Aimee told me not to go in to details but a long story short, we were going to bring home a very nice souvenire. Little did we know that we were about to experience the world's most scary and exciting roller coaster of our lives.
From New Years when we received a positive pregnancy test to the beginning of April, everything was fantastic. We went to our normal Doctors visits and followed every single direction we were given to a "T". Everything was perfect as we imagined until Aimee went in to take an AFP exam. The AFP test tells us there is a chromosome issue, but doesn't tell us what chromosome issue it is. The AFP came back abnormal and the Ultra Sound showed our baby growing a couple weeks behind. We were devestated!!! "How could this be! We are good people, so why could this happen to us." Those were the words that we spoke for days.
So, our next route was the get an amniocentesis done which is something we wish on no one. It involves a long needle and the possibility of really hurting the baby. Aimee cramped really bad afterwards and was in serious pain. The test is suppose to clarify which chromosome issue our little baby has. So from there, all there was to do was wait to hear the results and waiting was hell!