Your baby girl has a 98% chance of having Down syndrome.” I can still remember the phone call from our obstetrician’s office as if it was yesterday. I felt shock, fear, sadness, and disappointment. Even though I was registered nurse and my husband is a physician, we didn’t know much about Down syndrome, other than some of the medical conditions that can accompany it, and we didn’t personally know anybody with Down syndrome. Two weeks later, we received some devastating news: our baby girl also had a life-threatening condition called Hydrops, and she was only given a 5 to 10% chance of being born and surviving. Doctors offered to terminate her, but we knew we would have her no matter what. It was an extremely emotional and difficult time. Every two weeks we went into the high-risk doctor for an ultrasound. The purpose of the ultrasound was to see if our baby girl‘s heart had stopped beating yet. We named our daughter in the womb - Arabella. It means yielding in prayer. We had countless people praying for her, and at around 20 weeks a miracle happened- the hydrops went away completely! Arabella was born right on time and was overall healthy. From the moment I held her, I fell completely in love, and felt nothing but peace. The sadness and fear was completely gone. From that day on, I considered my daughter one of the greatest blessings I have ever received, and every single day with her truly is a gift.