Near the end of the 12th week, we had an appointment with Angela’s OBGYN for a Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), a genetics test that checks for a number of different common chromosomal disorders.
We were told to wait for the 12th week of pregnancy to let anyone outside of our immediate family know. Not because it was bad luck or anything, but because things can be a little scary in those important first weeks.
Angela and I went to the OBGYN to have our initial ultrasound and confirmation. We were so anxious walking through the door to the clinic. This was the moment we would see our new baby, and little did I know we would also be hearing their heartbeat for the very first time.
Angela and I have been married for over six years. That time flew by extremely quickly. We went through highs and lows, had our share of great memories and a handful of arguments. Ok, let’s be honest here, a lot of arguments.
Knowledge is the great equalizer. A little knowledge is a great way to keep the fear of a new situation at bay. Even though literally every single human being on the planet came about through the process of pregnancy and childbirth, the experience remains a great unknown to those that have never gone through it before.