My sister and I have a lot in common. We both have toddlers. We both experienced neonatal death. We are/ were both pregnant with our rainbow babies. I have walked in my sister's steps since we began starting our families. Although I was married first, she was the first of us to get pregnant and ever since, our family histories are almost identical.
So here we are...I am 25 weeks pregnant and she just had her RAINBOW baby!!! I could not be more thrilled for her and her family!! The weight of waiting has been lifted and they were granted their healthy, living baby!!
Being that our family histories are so similar, I feel even more confident that in early April, I too will welcome a healthy, living baby! After all, what happens to her seems to also happen to me. Although my sister has her baby in her arms and I am stuck waiting another 3 months, I have the advantage of asking her all kinds of questions about her birth plan to make sure I am doing everything I should be doing to ensure the best possible outcome.
I didn't always have a good relationship with my sister. It all started when my parents brought her home from the hospital 22 months later. I was horrified that I had to share the attention and since then, sharing has always been hard. Especially when it came to boys in high school. Now, 31 years later, I am blessed to have her. We are very close and often talk daily. Now our children will be close, in age anyway.
Proud to announce the birth of Jocelyn Nikohl Kozlowski. Born 1/8/13: