Questions I had been asked these past few weeks…
“What did you do to prepare for pregnancy?”
Since my husband I decided we would like to start a family, I began researching…a lot! There wasn’t a lot out there and I didn’t know what to expect. I contacted other women with Spina Bifida that had children, and asked them what they did. I also boosted my Folic Acid intake and watched my diet. I relied on the support of my siblings and close friends (and of course my hubby) to keep me positive. As you can tell from older posts, the pregnancy went well. Caiden is healthy and happy. I am healthy and happy. I would probably recommend to anyone (regardless if you have a disability) to stay in contact with your doctor, and keep an open line of communication with your health providers. No one will have the same outcome or the same situation.
“Weren’t you worried that Caiden would end up with SB?”
Yes. I was worried. However, God is in control and wouldn’t give us anything we couldn’t handle. I know this sounds SO cliche…but it’s true. I think I also recalled something a friend had said to me in college…”What’s the worst that can happen? Can you live with that?”. The worst case scenerio would have been Caiden born with Spina Bifida. It would mean medical issues, complications, possible learning problems, possible social problems, etc. Wait…that was my childhood…my mother’s worries for me. Well, I think I turned out fine. I think I would have the first hand experience to help raise a child with SB. We would have loved whoever God gave us.
“How did you get SB?”
see title to this blog…
“What difficulties do you face now that you have Caiden?”
I think worrying about him constantly. He is mobile AND determined…a VERY bad combination for me! =) I love this kid dearly…but I can’t take my eyes off of him for second or he’s into something. As far as the wheelchair and my disability…I’m not sure. I think adjusting to the crib height. I also have issues with saliva…need I say more.
“Would you adopt?”
I would like to. Maybe not in the near future…and certainly not 18, but we like the idea of a little girl in our family.
Have a question? Morbidly curious about something? Send those questions my way!