Mom to two Angels
My name is Annie McKenney and I live in Brewster NY. I am 37 years old and I love being a mom.
My husband Brendan and I are the parents of 4 living children, the oldest two are Ashley,17 & Daniel, 12 and are from my first marriage. We added Jack, 3 and Liam, 13 months to the clan and all 4 were easy, uncomplicated pregnancies. We unexpectedly conceived when Liam was 3 months old and lost that baby, Brendan Francis at 12 weeks 1 day. Genetic testing revealed a normal baby boy.
We knew immediately that we wanted to try again and got the go ahead from our dr to start trying in March and by April we were pregnant again. We were excited but I was an absolute wreck until 12 weeks when we saw a feisty baby on the ultrasound with a strong heartbeat of 180. I exhaled…a little. For me one missed miscarriage was enough to take the innocence right out of a pregnancy. I went to the doctor last Thursday for my 16 week appointment and I had to see that ultrasound screen with a lifeless baby on it again. I was supposedly 16 weeks but the baby measured just shy of 14 weeks. I had a second D&C this past Friday(7/22/11), just 4 days after what was Baby Brendan’s due date.
Ironically too, I was due with this last baby the same day we found out Brendan’s heart had stopped beating. Life is so cruel isnt it? We should have some results from genetic testing that is being done on the baby by next Friday. I am convinced more and more that there is something deeper going on because there is no way I believe there was something wrong with the baby I saw squirming and jumping just 4 weeks before. I think the drive to find what is causing this is what is keeping me from losing my marbles right now. I thank you so much for reading our story. I am starting to feel less and less alone in this journey.