April 19, 2018
We are getting ready for a special gift that we didn’t know would be possible. After all of the stories we read from a Spinal Cord Injury Support Groups on Facebook, we knew it would be difficult to achieve. That special gift was brought to us on September 1st, just 2 years after Allie and I met. We had just celebrated my 10 year anniversary of becoming a quadriplegic. Yes, we celebrate the anniversary of that life-changing day because it was the beginning of a new life. Just because a catastrophic injury instantly changes your life and the people around you, it doesn’t mean life is over. The first thing I thought when I laid motionless on a football field was if I would be able to play baseball. As I progressed through the first stages of my injury I began to think about sex and children. It wasn’t just the thought of not being able to have sex, it was the thought of not being able to conceive. I didn’t know if I would meet a women that would accept me as a man in a chair. Then it happened!! Allie wasn’t feeling well and she took a test. 2 lines showed. I didn’t believe it, so she took another. 2 lines showed. Just for good measure, she took a third test. 2 lines. She was pregnant! I didn’t want to get my hopes up so we waited to go to the doctors to get the “for sure.”
Aiden Taylor Browning. 4/19/2018 @ 4:22 a.m., 7lbs 9oz, 20 3/4 inches
Enjoy the many pictures and posts to come!!!