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‘I don’t see arms.’ The sonographer takes too long rubbing the wand over my belly. Everything goes silent.’: After ‘repeat miscarriages,’ mom births ‘miracle, rainbow baby’ with TAR Syndrome

“We told our family about Nicholas’ lack of arms. ‘Do you think you should keep him?’ That question BROKE my heart. Having to confront the fact others disagreed with me was as painful as my miscarriages. Was I sentencing him to a painful life? People who didn’t know would talk of all the things he’d accomplish. It all felt like lies.”

‘Honey, something’s wrong.’ Our baby’s skin was marbled and black. I had no idea what was going on.’: Mom’s son diagnosed with extremely rare skin condition CMTC, loves his ‘special skin’

“I’ll never forget my response. ‘I’m sure it’s just a bruise.’ At first, every test came back ‘normal,’ doctors said it was just an ‘injury.’ We were told a list of things to do and sent on our way. Until we learned it was an extremely rare condition with less than 500 cases in. the. world. How does one process this sort of rarity?! In my mind he was the most beautiful thing I’d ever laid my eyes on. My rainbow baby. But, would he be OK? I was euphoric and crushed at the same time.”

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