Two posts in one day?? Crazy, right?? :)
First off, thank you all so much for you kind words on this morning's post. I appreciate them all so very much and it's so wonderful to have such great blog friends (even though I've been a bad one these past few months!).
Secondly, I wanted to clarify something in that post that may have been misleading or unclear. When I was saying that I couldn't believe that our baby wouldn't be perfect, I guess "perfect" wasn't the right word to use. I in no way meant that we would see her as anything but perfect in our eyes - anything less than exactly the way she was meant to be. I didn't mean at all that I now saw her as defective or not right. Not once did that cross my mind and this news did not change how we feel about our baby girl whatsoever. I know she will be absolutely perfect and I will never see her as anything less.
I guess I used perfect because, even now, I can't think of a different way to explain my thoughts. I was thinking more along the lines of how could anything whatsoever be amiss that could make our girl have to hurt or suffer or be uncomfortable for a single second... not that I was disappointed in how she was going to look or thought less of her. I guess that's what I meant... and I know I'm not explaining it well...
Unfortunately I know that's the problem of putting stuff out there in type and not in conversation - meanings can get lost or misinterpreted. I'm not writing this to justify or backpedal, just to clarify in case anyone else took it that way. I hope those that know me well know that's not what I meant in the least - this little girl is such a blessing and she is and always has been perfect in our eyes. In fact, that's why I put this out there - so others could perhaps take comfort if they are dealing with the same thing and happen to run across this little blog - and to share the stories that are being weaved into our lives right now. This will be a part of our girl's story and I want to share our journey as we go along. :)