As a new mom I’m figuring things out…like how to avoid being peed on and finding time to write because it’s one thing I need in my life to keep me sane. Well, as sane as I can get anyway 😉
I admit, when I was pregnant with our son, I jumped through hoops to make sure I knew everything and tried to plan just about anything you could possible fit into schedule. That’s who I am…I need to plan because I need to be prepared. I won’t even disclose the amount of times I re packed his diaper bag before he was born because that number may or may not be slightly embarrassing.
Well, as you know, someone had a different idea for me and my son was born with a defeat that required surgery when he was only three days old. And then, just as things were looking up, a collapsed lung due to a leak in his esophagus landed him back in the OR after the bedside and IR procedures failed. In a previous post I talked about the raw emotions practically destroying me mind, body, and soul. And it’s true, oh so very true.
But I also learned a valuable lesson. Don’t take health for granted. I had no reason to suspect my son’s condition. I did have excess fluid towards the end but we had nothing to worry about. I had planned newborn pictures and daily walks and whatnot. All of that went out the window. Not that those were important but having something like this happen really alters your perspective on life. I’m not the same person I was before my son.
And that’s not just due to the fact that I’m a new mom.