First of all I want to say that you are all incredible---I lurk on this board and I am continually amazed at your strength and ability to support each other.
I am currently 14 weeks pregnant. Through an early genetic screen, they discovered a cystic hygroma in our baby. Our CVS results came back with a normal karotype, so we are simply hoping for the best and expecting the worst. Likely we will lose the baby in the next two months if a heart condition arises....as it usually does with babies who have cystic hygromas. We still keep hoping we are in the tiny percentage of births that miraculously turn out normal, but I want to prepare just in case.
So my question to you is this---when you went through the birthing process, what things did you do that you were really glad you did, and what things do you wish you did that you didn't do? For example, if we face this experience, I would really like photos taken. I have also heard that having a special blanket ready to take to the hospital for the baby is something that many mothers do...what other things are important to you? I imagine the process happening quickly, so I want to be ready if this comes knocking on our door...