The day I became a Mom
Today my son turns 23 years old!!!!! WOW….OMG have I been a mom for that long ??? Where has the time gone? I still have so much to learn. We have had our ups and downs. Our highs and lows.We have laughed,we have cried.
He has one more semester in college then he is going to a physical therapy school for 2 more years. Which means technically we still support him financially. He still lives with us but he only comes home every few days or when he needs clean clothes. I still expect him to at least text me once a day so I know he’s still breathing. I get excited when he does decide to actually pick up the phone or stop by my office. I swear he grows alittle taller each time I see him (he’s over 6 ft, I’m only 5’3″ and that’s stretching it). I was 2 weeks over due and very bloated at my last appointment before he was born. So my Doctor decided I needed to be induced since I still hadn’t dialated any. I was scheduled to go in the hospital the following Monday at midnight. The next morning when the Doctor stopped in everything seemed OK. They had the I. V. drip going and he said to give it time. Tuesday went by and Wednesday was the same. I still hadn’t dilated. Our families where in and out. There was no reason for them to hang around. I was starting to have labor pains and slowly dialating by Wednesday evening. By Thursday I was somewhat out of it. I really don’t remember a lot of the next two days.
My family was in and out I can remember having pains. My Doctor didn’t come by Thursday evening. The nurses said he called to check on me. By this time my organs aren’t functioning properly. All the fluids where bloating me even more. I found out much later my heart started to fail. Later that evening my water finally broke. The heart monitor on us both stopped while both moms where in the room with me. I was told all this much later. But still nothing. I never made it past 3 centimeters.