In Quintanilla's case, an anonymous hospital worker had called the police and accused Quintanilla of having an abortion. As a result, she was dragged into a court case that lasted almost 12 months.
She and her family members say they'd been eagerly awaiting the birth of her second child. They'd even had a baby shower for her. Quintanilla says emphatically that she did not kill her baby.
The hospital had found no evidence that she had intentionally aborted the pregnancy. But the district attorney pushed forward anyway, arguing that Quintanilla had terminated the pregnancy because she couldn't support another child.
During the trial, Quintanilla says, her public defender was awful and couldn't even remember her name. In the end, she was sentenced to 30 years in prison. She served four years before a young lawyer stumbled across her case and managed to get her sentence overturned. He argued successfully that no one ever established the cause of her baby's death._____________________________________________________________________________
In happier news, I had an appointment yesterday(24 weeks, 3 days) and our ultrasound looked good. My office will only do measurements every 2 weeks, but the baby was moving everywhere and looked great and my ultrasound tech (who I love and see every time I go in), said she was so upset that Dr. G mentioned the small head. She said that if she were worried, she would tell me and that everything looks great. And my doctor didn't mention it at all and felt like things were going well. I'm trying to just take that to heart and be as calm as possible about things. Next Tuesday I'll get another growth scan and hopefully her head will be growing!
In the meantime, my favorite 3D image from Tuesday. She is starting to look like a "real" baby! Look at that nose and those lips! The image is a bit blurry because she would not stay still, but I love it (and her). Thanks to you all for your support with my freak out last week, it really means a lot to me.