Stories of My Life: Beginning of Motherhood

This is the first post of my STORIES OF MY LIFE series. It makes sense, too, because if this had never happened to me, then I wouldn’t be who I am today. I hope the stories give you hope, inspire you to do things you wouldn’t do and encourage never give up.StoriesofMyLifeMotherhoodI remember that day vividly. The day that my doctor walked into the exam room and said that I would likely not have babies. I was 20, and I was just diagnosed with endometriosis. My heart sank, and a dream crushed. A few years later when I was seriously dating a man, I was completely transparent. I told him that I loved him, but I was unable to have children. He looked at me, and he said what I needed to hear, “Jennifer, I love you just the way you are.” He would soon become my husband.

Fast forward to the fall of 2003. I was late. What?! In disbelief, I took a test. Positive. I went to the doctor, who confirmed that I was, in fact, pregnant. I was sooo excited that I screamed from the rooftops that we were going to have a baby. Then came New Year’s Eve, we were celebrating at our neighbor’s house when my stomach began cramping. 12 weeks pregnant, and we lost our first child the following day. Our hearts sank, and our dream crushed.

9 months later, we found out that I was pregnant again, but this time was different for us. My husband and I were guarded. We were afraid to even celebrate. Oh, but when we heard the heartbeat…when we saw the hands and the feet, we couldn’t help but to be excited. The pregnancy went so smoothly. After 13 weeks, we told everyone. We felt so blessed to have this baby. We didn’t care if it was a boy or girl, which is why we decided to not find out until the day this baby would arrive. Then, the big day came…we were finally going to meet our child. As my baby came into this world, I anxiously looked at my husband to find out, and he looks at me with tears in his eyes, “Meet Jadyn, your daughter.”

I am so thankful that my husband recorded this special moment above. This video captures the beginning of the “Real Posh Mom.” Well, maybe not sooo posh, but it doesn’t get any more real than birth, right?! 😉 I have to admit that I actually never watched this until YesVideo transferred my MiniDV tape into a DVD. One of the greatest parts was watching this with Jadyn. She could see by my expression how much I love her. Thank you, YesVideo, for helping me share my daughter’s birth story.

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