Friday, 31 May 2013
a time I will never forget
I've done it! I've made it to the last day of the Blog Everyday In May challenge. I wasn't sure I would be able to write a post every day, as I don't normally. I am so glad I have stuck with it, as I do tend to give up on things very easily and talk myself out of things.
Well, on with the last post for May; a vivid memory. One event still remains as clear as day to me; giving birth to my eldest daughter. I was only twenty when I had her and you know what people are like with advice! I was given that much my mind was in a fog!
I reached forty weeks and there was no sign of her. I even spent days going for long hikes as I'd been told an old wives' tale that if you do a lot of walking it helps the baby come. No, it didn't, as two weeks later I had to be taken into hospital to be induced. I think she was quite happy where she was!
Being dropped at the hospital and left alone was quite scary. You can read as many maternity books as you like and still be nervous. It didn't take long before I started to have contractions and then it all seemed to happen rather fast.
I ended up being in labour for six hours, which I know from my friends is quite a short birth for the first time. I didn't use gas and air and had pethidine instead. I remember all the little details of the room I was in and the nurses' faces, even though it will be twenty one years ago in September!
Meeting her was a time I will never forget, as she was so cute and nearly nine pounds in weight. I connected with her the moment she looked at me with her big blue eyes. This photo of her was taken a couple of hours after she was born. Peacefully asleep.
I feel quite emotional writing this last post. I would just like to thank every single one of you for taking the time to check my blog out. It has been great getting to know you and I feel I have made some special friends. Please keep in touch everyone.
I will be back on Monday with my three normal posts a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday.) I have some great posts coming up; lots of recipe, style and DIY posts. I would love for you to join along with me in my adventures.
Have a lovely day.