Wednesday, May 7

M.O.M. - Unprepared


I'm joining up with my Bloggin' Buddy Friends in a linky this week.... why? Cus Mother's Day is this weekend! Ahhh, that kind of crept up on me. This week is also Teacher Appreciation Week to.

This memory is a memory that changed my life. It was a Thursday, beautiful day in 2004. I had only graduated high school a few years before and I had no idea what life was about yet. We were actually living with my parents and both my husband and I drove to my scheduled Dr. appointment in Harlingen, which was about 20 minutes away. I don't remember what we were talking about on the drive, but I know it wasn't about what we thought about being parents and that eventually we would be raising a baby together.

We signed in as usual. There had been no complications during the pregnancy and the doctors had been really nice. I do remember that the visit before my blood pressure was elevated but they didn't seem concerned at that time. So I went into that tiny room to offer my urine sample and put it in that little box and again, went into the next room, feeling like a huge cow, to take my stats, weight & blood pressure. The nurse comes in and my husband still isn't with me at this point. I'm all alone in this little cold room with just two chairs, a scale and a cart that was probably full of needles! The nurse comes back in and she gets my chart where she wrote down the numbers and another nurse comes in and looks at it and then walks out, without even looking at me or saying hello, nothing. The nurse looks at me and says she's going to go show my stats to the doctor because it's higher than normal and I say to her "Oh yeah, it was high last time to." And she says "Okay, then we might have to send you to the hospital then." And walks out!

I sat there.... and stared at the white pale wall in front of me.... it seemed like a whole hour had gone by and then the door creeks open, it was my husband. I really didn't remember him walking in because the next thing I know I'm in another room, proped up on a table and the doctor comes in, no my regular doctor, and holds my hand and looks straight at me and says that my blood pressure is way too high that she wants me to go to the hospital right now, to not even go home, so that she can deliver my baby today!

At that point I then remember my husband was right next to me and I was holding his hand because I remember squeezing it so hard that he jerked and made the table squeak. I calmly said "ok" and then everyone rushed out and a nurse asked if I had registered yet and said that I would have to do that first and that the doctor would meet me at labor and delivery in about an hour.

Can you imagine. Even know I don't know how I kept it together so good. But... once I was in the car and I sat there, my husband and I hadn't said a word to each other, we starting pulling out of the drive way and the hospital is actually right across the street, my husband starting to turn towards the hospital and I put my hand on his and said "No! I'm not ready, not now!" in a pretty loud voice and then it happened! I started balling uncontrollably. So he turned away from the hospital and we just drove. It wasn't long because we were back at the hospital before the doctor arrive. But it was the hardest part of the entire pregnancy.

A few days later and an experience in the hospital that I will never forget, my first baby girl was born! Totally worth the tears and stress! But this is a day I will never forget and hope to share with my daughter one day so that she will be educated about pregnancy and the ups and downs and prepare her a whole lot better than the doctors prepared me at such a young age.

DO YOU REMEMBER THAT DAY? WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU BECAME A MOTHER?

Join in M.O.M., Memories of Mother's Day. If you have some M.O.M. moments to share? Join in the linky below (be sure to read the rules).

Rules!

You knew that there was going to have to be some, but I promise we are totally keeping it tame.
1) You don’t have to stick to the theme of “memories of Mother’s Day” if you don’t want to, just as long as you have linked up Mother’s Day themed posts we are happy as clams!
2) Nothing that is controversial, I have no idea how you would manage that with this theme but just throwing that out there.
3) Though you don’t have to run around and comment on everyone’s post we would LOVE you so much if you would hope around to a couple that POP out to you.  If you love it share it, give some love.  NO PRESSURE!
4) HAVE FUN!!!

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