FUCK CHROMOSOMAL TRANSLOCATION.
Updated: Nov 9, 2018
West Haven, Connecticut
I would have to say that I’m a girl who has always followed the rules. A girl who grew up in a great family, got good grades, captain of the cheer-leading squad in high-school and always made friends easily.
I have always worked really hard for everything I have. If I want something, I go after it; with hard work, a positive mindset, and determination, anything is possible.
I have been married to my best friend for 9 years now. We have a beautiful 6 year old daughter together. We live in a great house, she’s loves her new school and her friends. I work a full time job and manage a busy family schedule.
Now here’s my story, “picture perfect life” but everyone always asks me the same questions.... “are you having more kids? Is she your only? Does she have any siblings?”
My hubby and I have been trying for 3 plus years to have another baby. Many great attempts but no viable pregnancies.
My daughter asks me often, “will I ever be a big sister?” or “when I am big sister I’ll be such a big helper, I’ll change the baby’s diaper, play with her, and feed her. I love her already.” It was a terrible feeling to have to tell our 4 year old at the time that her little sister/brother “went to heaven” and will be back again when the time is right.
A few months ago, I finally went and had testing at an amazing fertility clinic. It was determined I have a karyotype in my blood which is a genetic disorder called “Balanced Chromosomal Translocation.” This disorder attacks my eggs and is only common on 1-500 people.
Technically, my daughter is a miracle, she’s perfect in every way. Every day I count my blessing that I was able to conceive her and carry her to term. With help, I have a 50% chance of having another child. I thank god that he gave me my baby girl and I am able to experience motherhood.
I start each day with a grateful heart and a positive attitude. I continue to put my family, friends, and job first selflessly. Lastly, having faith means trusting that the intended outcome is inevitably part of God’s plans. One day I’ll have another baby and it that doesn’t happen, I’m happy to be a party of 3.