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‘I think Evely is blind,’ my husband said. In my dreams, she had big, brown eyes. Turns out, she had NO EYES.’: Mom gives birth to baby with Anophthalmia, claims ‘my child who is blind is teaching me to see’

“I can still hear the words, ‘Your baby doesn’t have eyes’ clear as day. What do you mean she doesn’t have eyes?! I know people are born blind, but to actually not have eyes seemed impossible to wrap my brain around. I reacted like a typical mother would and blamed myself. Hell, I still do some days!”

‘I know you said ‘no’ to terminating, but no one would blame you.’ A long needle pierced my pregnant belly.’: Military couple give birth to ‘beautiful’ Down syndrome baby, ‘she drew her first breath, our lives changed forever’

“I laid on that cold hospital bed in that dark ultrasound room, shaking from nerves. ‘Having kids is hard. Having kids with special needs is harder.’ He approached my case with absolutely no care in the world. When Brian came home on Christmas leave, we broke away from family. ‘Babe, they found things wrong with the baby.’ I had no idea how I was going to tell him. He missed it all. He had no clue.”

‘None of them had seen a case like Dominic’s. The amount of birthmarks was shocking.’: Mom gives birth to son with rare skin condition

“I willed my legs awake from the spinal tap, like Uma Thurman in ‘Kill Bill,’ and then I physically dragged myself from my bed to a wheelchair to see him. I demanded a nurse take me to him. He was blue, his skin covered with deep purple spots. He wasn’t crying. The whole room was especially quiet. They had no clue what was going on with his skin.”

‘Will she survive? Will she breathe?’ This was it. There was no turning back. I heard her loud cries.’: Mom births baby with Lymphatic Malformation, condition makes her ‘love her little girl so much more’

“I’d carried her 9 months and soon doctors would be taking her away from me to save her life. ‘When can I see my baby?’ I asked the nurse. ‘Not yet.’ I was finally able to gaze at her through a plastic incubator. There were wires all over her new skin and into her tiny little nose, tape securing them down. But nothing could ever steal away what she was. Beautiful.”

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