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Sunday, May 5, 2013

My Birth Story for Social Good Moms



I have been given the honorable title of "Mommy" twice in my lifetime! 

My first pregnancy was a happy one. No morning sickness, no swellings, just happy! The day I gave birth was a different story. On December 2, 1993, I was admitted to the delivery room too late to have an epidural administered on me. Therefore, my delivery was "natural." 4 hours and 13 minutes later, a healthy baby boy was welcomed to the world. I had a hard time pushing him out, so the doctor had to use forceps to help him come out. This caused me to tear and I needed stitching afterwards. However, once he was in my arms, nothing mattered. My baby boy was here and very healthy! He even allowed me to sleep normal because he was such a good baby! Today he is a young man of 19 and doing very well in college! 

My second pregnancy was a total opposite. I was crabby, sick, and hating! So much so, that I was put on bed rest because of my blood pressure and the swelling. However, my delivery was the easiest one! My water broke about 1:30 am. I told my hubby that it was time. We had everything ready and was admitted into the delivery room by 2:00am. The epidural was administered at around 5 am. At 6:29 am, my little one was born on February 27, 2011. After the high blood pressure, my age (I was 38), and the constant health scares, this baby boy was worth it! Today, he is a 2 year old toddler who is also very curious about his surroundings. He keeps me busy and I love him nonetheless! 

These 2 boys are the reason why the "Mommy" title is so special to me. I love watching them grow up and learn and for the most part, re-learn in their world. Anyone had to re-visit fractions and Hemingway yet? Just a forewarning, it will happen soon as you hold the title of "Mommy".


Information About the State of the World's Mothers Report: The State of the World's Mothers (SOWM) report is Save the Children’s signature annual publication, which compiles global statistics on the health of mothers and children, and uses them to produce rankings of nations within three groupings corresponding to varying levels of economic development. We have produced the reports annually since the year 2000. Though the core report indices are the same every year, each year there is a new feature or story angle added to it. In 2013, the new feature is the Birth Day Risk Index -- the index compares first-day death rates for babies in 186 countries to identify the safest and most dangerous places to be born.





24 comments :

  1. Your first pregnancy is a carbon copy of the birth of my child only two years later. Mine went excactlly like that. My daughter will be graduating college next week end!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Cant wait to read more of yours.

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    1. Hi theree! Happy to see you here! Congratulations on your college graduate! That is awesome :)

      Jessica

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  2. Great story! I ended up unintentionally giving natural birth (no epidural) not once but twice. OUCHY. It's so awesome that you've got a college student and a toddler!

    FTSF

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    1. Hi Katia,

      Thanks for stopping by! That is an ouchy! It's been 19 years and I still remember.

      Jessica

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  3. Happy Mother's Day to you too! And congrats on your two wonderful sons.

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  4. Happy Mother's Day. Two wonderful boys. Motherhood has to be special for you.

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    1. Hi Cynthia,

      Great to have you back! It's been fun being called mommy :)

      Jessica

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  5. Happy Mother's Day for sure. The fractions I got, because I was a math teacher, but Hemingway I dread just a bit, lol!!

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    1. LOL!! I forgot to add the cartoons to watch with the same episodes 100s of times! Thanks for stoppinng by :)

      Jessica

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  6. Happy Mother's Day to you! I give you credit for giving birth naturally :) I just had my first baby this January, and ended up getting an epidural after 16 hours of labour. You go hun!
    I follow your blog, could I get a follow back possibly?

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    1. Hi there!

      I'm so happy you found me :). The first one wasn't by choice. I would have gladly taken it once it was offered :). I'll be right over to visit!

      Jessica

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  7. Happy Mother's Day! You deserve it!

    ~Jessica Scott
    jessicaslife81.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Jessica,

      Happy Mommy's Day to you too!

      Jessica

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  8. Happy Mother's Day! We are both moms of now adult kids. Sometimes D's daughter still calls her mommy and her son calls her mumsy and well... we don't want that to ever end.

    Nice to read your blog and best of days!
    Sharon and Denise @BeBetsy

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    1. Hi there!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm happy one is an adult now, but then again I started over with the 2 year old. Happy Mommy's Day!

      Jessica

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  9. There's nothing like giving birth, is there? Truly a miracle.

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    1. Hi Donna,

      Thank you so much for coming by! birth really is a miracle :)

      Jessica

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  10. Happy Mother's Day. Will share my story soon too. Really inspirational. :)

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  11. aww such sweet stories...giving birth with no issues is a miracle..
    happy mother's day!

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  12. So glad to hear that birth #2 was easier. I'm hoping the same will be true for me in a couple of months :) Being a mom is wonderful, isn't it? Every night as I lie down, I think about how the day went, and how many gorgeous baby girl smiles I've been blessed to see that day. Until I was about 25 I had no desire for kids whatsoever. So glad God changed my perspective, because I can't imagine my life missing out on kiddos.

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  13. My 3rd time was a charm, the other two? Let's never talk of it! :) all worth it of course, even the teenager! hahaha
    Thanks for coming by the blog hop today.

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