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The Scariest Day Of My Pregnancy

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HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - There is something amazing about seeing your baby on an ultrasound... whether it's the first, second or tenth time. Just over a year ago, my husband Lew and I excitedly walked into the doctor's office, ready for our 18-week fetal survey, where they check every single organ to ensure that they're developing correctly. We'd already had one ultrasound where we found out it was a girl. And, we'd already named her -- Pamela "Ella" Catherine.

Over the course of that hour, our sonographer Colleen showed us each organ -- helping us to discern them since most looked like indistinguishable blobs. But, she told us they looked perfect and were developing correctly, so we breathed a collective sigh of relief. Colleen scanned around the rest of Ella's body -- first confirming that yes, she was still a girl. She then scanned quickly over each foot and each of her arms.

We saw her wiggle all of her toes and wave her fingers. Something looked a little off to me because I thought we could only see one set of fingers. But, I shook off that feeling because we had a hard time telling which side of the body we were looking at, plus she could have just been making a fist or maybe we were catching it at a weird angle. But, at the end of the ultrasound, Colleen left for a few minutes, saying that she would be right back. At that time, Lew and I looked at each other and I said, "Something's wrong." click here to read more

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