Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm going to be an Aunt again!!

I got some very exciting news from Nate's sister Meagan....she's having a baby!! I'm so excited for her it's her first. And my first experience being an Aunt to a newborn. My beautiful niece Lauryn was 7 when I joined the family. So here is the first photo of my future niece/nephew baby Ayala due August 15 ,2009.

I have many beautiful expecting women in my life Meagan, Liz, Kara and Faith.And I'm so excited for all of them.I can't wait to spoil the little babies. I love my Breezy so much and I know how much joy these babies will bring. Oh babies I love you and I'll be the coolest Aunt Jessie :)

I can't help but feel a little sad, after Breezy was born I had no desire for more babies and I'm not sure that I ever will. But now I feel as if Nate and I can't have another baby due to the chance of CF reoccurring. I'm not sure if I could chance another baby having to go thought all that my Breezy does. And with the thought of never being able to have a baby on my terms...kinda sucks. Which brings me to your opinion....did you or would you have another child after your child was diagnosed?


Cindy said...

Congratulations! Answering your questions about future children...Reilly's Dad & I are divorced, and I have since remarried. We definitely want another child, but he will be tested beforehand first to see if he carries the gene. If so, I really don't know what my decision will be. I don't think I could bring another child into the world knowing that he/she could have this horrible disease, but I'm just not sure. It's such a tough and personal decision!

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

I was going to leave a comment, but it got so long that I decided to make it a post on my blog. Check it out, hope it helps:)

Christy said...

Congratulations on being an aunt again.
It's tough knowing you can't have another child. I'm so thankful for my Casey, but when I remarried, my husband Jason didn't have any children of his own. I'd love to give him a child, but it's not possible.
My parents decided not to have anymore when they found out I had CF. I think they wanted one more. I have an older sister, no CF.
I'm glad I found your blog. :)

Katey said...

Congrats on becoming an Aunt! My opinion with regards to your question is this....My Mom decided to have another child after me, and he does not have CF. I think nowdays, we are so close to finding a cure for CF and there are so many new and successful treatments, CF kids don't suffer as much as the older generations have. I know its hard to go through, and I can't imagine it from a parent's perspective. But CF has been a blessing in my life...and I don't regret having it at all...and are actually glad I do. It has brought out the best in me...and so much more. You may not realize it now, but having Breezy with CF will be a blessing!! Just wait and see. I hope to have children one day if possible...and if I marry someone with the CF gene...then I will take the chance...and I feel strongly about that decision. I do not wish it on my child by any means, but will know perfectly how to handle it. I know people who look into alternate means of getting pregnant to avoid having a child with CF. If God's plan is for you to have a child with CF, then don't alter that plan.

Anonymous said...

There are options for you. After our firstborn son was diagnosed with CF, we knew we would not take the chance. Aidan has had his share of difficulties and I knew it was not an option for us. Everyone chooses differently. We opted for IVF/PGD which allowed us to have a healthy second son. Gavin is CF free and a miracle addition to our family. It is a grueling decision but in the end, I think we all figure out what is right for our family and situations. Best of luck.

Jessie said...

Thanks to all of you ladies for your opinion. I always love to hear others views. This is the reason I started the blog because I had so many questions and I felt as though Nate & I needed a CF network of others who had already been down this road. I hope that one day I will be able to help someone in the way that your blogs and comments help me. Thanks Again!!

Genevieve said...

Congratulations honey!

It was so hard for me to accept that we shouldn't have children, but I realized because I was so sick that I just couldn't handle the stress and responsibility of taking care of a child. I know our circumstances are different but I understand. I've finally come to terms with it, I myself just couldn't chance it because of my health and I'd never want my child to have to endure what I've gone through.

Peace to you and yours darling~

Emily said...

I was diagnoses with CF at 11, after both my brother and sister were born. So the decision had been "made" for my parents, in a sense.
Me--I would have the kid. You have a 75% chance of the child NOT having CF, and really, I know that my life has been blessed with my two siblings.
Personally, I would hate to think that my parents might not have had ME if they had known about the CF.