And as her “perfect” 11-month-old Henry gurgles with delight playing with his rubber bath toys she knows it is the “best decision” she has ever made.
Rosie, 29, discovered at her 20-week scan that her unborn son was likely to have Amniotic Band Syndrome – where strands in the womb entangle a baby’s limbs and inhibit proper growth.
Given the huge physical challenges he would face, family and friends questioned whether she should terminate the pregnancy.
But mum-of-three Rosie, of Harrow, North London, was sure. The special needs school care assistant said: “I was keeping him – no matter what I was advised.
“People warned he might have a tricky life full of limitations but I didn’t listen. Even though Henry doesn’t have all his limbs, I’m determined he will have a fantastic and full life without limitations.” Her partner Peter, 39, agreed with her. She said: “Peter and I decided Henry deserved a chance. Peter was so supportive and we made every decision together.
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