“We can do this, we can go on”
When faced with a probable fatal diagnosis for their unborn baby son, this couple initially thought they should terminate their pregnancy. But they encountered an obstacle and took it as their “sign” that they were meant to slow down and carry on. Though the remaining months will be difficult at times, they will always cherish the extra time with their baby. Ms. Frey has a very “public” pregnancy, as she is a popular TV news anchor for a Pittsburgh station. Let’s please pray for her, her husband, for their baby Bennett Ryan.
Then, while the sounds of river traffic float up through the windows from below, Kelly Frey begins to talk about that day in April at her ultrasound appointment.
The baby was 13 weeks old. A prior ultrasound at 9 weeks had gone smoothly, so at 12 weeks, the 36-year-old first-time mother-to-be told all her friends, family and colleagues at WTAE, where Ms. Frey anchors the early morning news, that she and her husband Jason Luhn were expecting.
She still remembers how cool the ultrasound jelly was on her belly, the warmth of her husband’s hand, and the whoosh, whoosh of the baby’s heart, like the gentle thrum of a dishwasher.
“The radiologist showed us his little body, this dancing little figure on the screen,” she said. “And we saw the heart.” continue