The first picture is of my first meeting with my son Roo, my first born. I had to have a c-section because of my car accident. It turned out to be an emergency c-sec because of my blood pressure, but he was only a week early.
I was so overjoyed as all moms are when seeing their baby for the first time but this was extra special because I had been told earlier that I would never be able to have kids due to my accident at 16, you can read more about that here and here if you wish. So I pretty much believed the doctors and never thought I would hold my own child in my arms.
He was born with no complications on April 23, 2004. His name, Ruben Mateo, means Behold a Son, a Gift from God.
I had a very complicated pregnancy and her Due Date was Dec 18 but they had to take her on Nov. 28. They also had to remove my gallbladder at the same time because it was full of stones and they told me she would be put on a respirator and the doctor would never really answer my questions about if she would be ok or not.
I was put completely under, which they did not tell me they would have to put me to sleep until right before they rolled me into the OR. There were no cameras allowed because they had to do it in the big OR and not on the OBGYN floor.
Hubby did get to be with me but went up with the baby after she was born.
In the recovery room, no one would tell me how my baby was, they kept saying I needed to rest. I was sure something was wrong or that maybe she didn't make it. So about 6 hours later they rolled me up to the OBGYN floor and I kept asking how my baby was, assuming the worst. The nurses did not know I had not seen her so they quickly brought her in and this was the shot of me seeing her for the first time. I kept saying saying "She's so beautiful" and did the ugly cry.
So my encouragement to others who have heard from doctors that they can't conceive or that something will be wrong with their babies is that it's in God's hands. I don't understand why some live and some don't but I trust that He knows best and it's in HIS hands.
And most importantly how God brings beauty from ashes. Just when you think you can never be happy because all of the baggage you carry from your past, God gathers the ashes and makes something incredible out of them.
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