Friday, April 23, 2010
Happy Birthday Connor!
Today is my oldest son's 8th birthday. I am always so emotional on his birthday, because thinking back to the time before he was born was a roller coaster. When I was almost 32 weeks pregnant I was holding my oldest daughter who was 2 at the time. I started up the side steps of my house and somehow fell. I was trying to protect her and in the process I fell on my stomach. It was like it was happening in slow motion. Thank goodness my dear friend Lisa was in my driveway and heard me screaming. The contractions started coming so off to the hospital I went with Lisa and our 2 little ones in the back seat. Kevin met us at the door of the hospital and so began our journey. I was treated and released on medication to stop the contractions. A few days later I went to the Doctor for my check and the contractions were much stronger so I was sent straight to the hospital and I was admitted to try and stop labor. I don't think I have ever been so scared. I had monitors and tubes and the medicine they were giving me to stop labor was awful. I had no control of my body for days. I was in the hospital for a week and finally sent home on bed rest and medication that had to be taken every 4 hours even through the night. My mom was able to take a leave from work and come and stay to help out. They would not have let me come home if she could not have been here. Praise God I was able to hold off until almost 38 weeks. And to everybodys shock out popped a 8.3 ounce baby boy. I am so blessed that God kept him safe inside of me and that his timing was perfect. Connor is such a blessing to our family! Happy birthday!