My wife and I married when we were older, she at an age that Ontario considers high-risk for pregnancies. We thought we’d be OK because my wife was a vegetarian and an aerobics instructor; we were both in good shape.
The fetus was diagnosed with a brain condition that, if he lived would leave our son severely disabled and this condition could not be confirmed until the time period would have elapsed for an abortion.
When our son was born, his Apgar score was 3, not very encouraging.
That was 26 years ago, Jamie became engaged last week, he holds a fourth degree black in Karate and is an Account Executive in a large advertising agency.
All the best, parenthood’s an amazing journey.