Well this is my first post and I have no idea what i am doing but here it goes anyway! I never thought that I would be writing a mommy blog, but since having my son I feel the need to document everything. My son Mason for who this blog will be about is the most amazing thing I have ever done. Truthfully I am not even sure were to start but as an adult I look back on my childhood and there are almost no pictures of me as baby. So I swore that it would be different for my child. I want him to be able to look back and have an almost day by day recollection of his childhood. I also feel the need to write everything down, I guess maybe I don't want to forget all the little things and also to heal you'll see why:
We found out we were pregnant on Friday October 22, 2010. On Tuesday October 26th, my mother was flown to a hospital to have an emergency quadruple bypass surgery. She woke up for the first time on Tuesday October 26th from the surgery. I spoke to her for a couple of minutes, then again on Wednesday October 27th. She had complications that night and passed away the next morning at 4:36am. My biggest regret in life was not having the chance to tell her that I was pregnant with her grandchild. I truly believe that I found out I was pregnant right before she passed so that I could not let the grief overcome me. Every milestone that we had during the pregnancy was bittersweet, I was excited to hear good news and sad at the same time that I could not share the news with my mother. I also regret that I never spoke to my mom about her experiences being pregnant with me, I would have loved to hear what she went thru to see if we had any similar stories.
We told our family and friends the good news on Thanksgiving Day. I was 9 weeks pregnant and we couldn't wait the 12 weeks to tell everyone. Both of our families needed to hear some good news; I lost an uncle earlier that year, my mother, my husband lost his step-father three months earlier and we also lost my husband's uncle in May of 2011. So the birth of our son was a ray of light in what seemed like an cloud that was stuck over our family.
My due date was Wednesday June 29th, 2011. I was three days late and did not go into labor until very late Friday evening. Mason was born Saturday July 2nd, 2011 via emergency c-section. Our lives have never been better!