Showing posts from July, 2017

Airway Defects Day - a Dutch story

Like a lot of Dutch babies, Bommel was born at home. The delivery went so fast that, even if we would have wanted to, there wasn’t any time to go to the hospital. If I had known then, what I know now, I would have done it differently – if I could have. But that’s just it: I couldn’t have. Because an airway defect still doesn’t show on a ultrasound. And there is no prenatal screening that could have given us a hint of what was coming… 

How I became a Special Needs Mom

“Well, she is quite the little mover, isn’t she! That’s a rare sight at 36 weeks.” That is what the midwife said, during the final ultrasound. Everything was fine. With me and with our baby girl. She even stuck her tongue out, which we thought was very cute. Little did we know...