The Worst Day of My Life

Today is Cody’s seventh birthday. I wrote last year about his birth story, of being born way too early, of doing so much more than surviving, and of changing my life forever. If you have not read it, please do. It is, he is, a little piece of my soul. In the post, simply replace any references to his age of six, with seven. Time. It marches on.

Shoes On The Wrong Feet

Six years ago today our first child was born.  It was an emergency C-section.  I was twenty-six weeks pregnant.  We ended up at the hospital because I had spotting and intense lower back pain.  The nurse on the phone did not sound too concerned but told us we should go in and be seen.

I was almost fully dilated, forty minutes later when we arrived at the hospital.  Fetal monitors were hooked up and while the nurse went off to find someone to catheterize me (to get a blood free urine sample) my water broke.  Only I did not know what had happened, I just knew it was not good.  I grabbed Husband’s hand and in a voice filled with fear and panic I told him something happened!  Husband ran out into the hallway and called out something happened! and the fear and panic that was in my voice was…

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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4 Responses to The Worst Day of My Life

  1. I remember reading that post a year ago with tears in my eyes and a feeling of amazement. I don’t know how you did it. Congratulations on another year and for the beauty and pain that comes with looking in the rear view. And happy momiversary to you – not only is it Cody’s day to celebrate but also yours. Take a minute to pat yourself on the back for doing such an amazing job.

    • shoes says:

      I really enjoy looking back at this post – it gives me chills every time I read it. And you are right, Cody’s birthday is one to celebrate both for him and for me. What a day! What a wonderful boy that day gave me!

  2. Nancy says:

    Happy birthday to Cody. And congratulations to you on another wonderful year with him in your lives.

    • shoes says:

      Thank you. It is good to look back at this most scary of times to remind myself that we are lucky and that everyday, no matter how frustrated or tired out I get, is a special day with Cody and Carter in our lives.

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