Thursday, September 8, 2005

today

Today is a happy day. Eight years ago today the most wonderful thing happened to me. My daughter gave birth to  Brook. Today she is eight years old.

I remember the day she was born. I walked into her mother's labor room and she was hurting so bad. I asked her if she had been given anything for pain. She looked at me with amazment and said that she did not know she could have anything! Soon afterwards she relaxed. LOL Watching the monitor I could tell something was wrong. The heart rate kept dropping lower with each contraction. The doctor came in and told her that a C-section was going to be necessary. He did not tell her why, at least not exactly. He did not want to cause a panic. She had known that one was possible the whole time she was pregnant so she was already prepared for it. So into the O.R. delivery suite we went. Just a short time later I watched as Brook was brought out. What a blessed sight it was! I watched as they cleared her mouth and saw her take her first breath. The cord was not wrapped around her neck as feared, instead it was wrapped around her feet. It had prevented her from dropping down and helping the dilation process. It had also interfered with her blood return to her heart, acccounting for the drop in rate. Her little feet were blue for a few days because of it.

I look at her now and thank the Lord everyday for bringing her into my life. I  think I am even looking forward to when she becomes a teenager!

18 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Brook! :)

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  2. What a lovely outcome - Happy birthday Brook.....Ally

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  3. Happy Birthday to Brook. Glad the outcome was good and that she was ok. Helen

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  4. Oh Happy Happy Birthday to Brook, that must have been a wonderful moment seeing her born like that.  Tell her that a lady in England has a Birthday tomorrow!  Give her a big kiss from me.

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  5. Happy birthday Brook . OH I cant wait till I have grandchildren

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  6. Awwww!  Happy Happy Birthday to a sweet baby girl!  It goes by entirely too fast here. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

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  7. What a proud grandmaw! Happy birthday Brook!

    Terrie

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  8. Tell her I said Happy Birthday! I love the picture. I am a Neopian too!

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  9. Happy birthday Brooke!!!!
    ~Julie

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  10. Happy Birthday Brook! And Kudos to her grandmother, too. Margo

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  11. Happy Birthday Brook. And bestwishes to you Granny.
    Jean

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  12. Happy Birthday Brook!!!  My birthday is in Sept too.   Hope your birthday is wonderful.  

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  13. Just another journaler saying "Happy Birthday" to Brook. Paula

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  14. What a blessing she is to the whole world. :-)

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  15. Happy belated birthday to little Brook. :-)

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  16. What a great birth story!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BROOK!  (I know I am late getting here...)  JAE

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  17. Happy Birthday, Brook. Tell Stream and Creek I said "hullo" too!.

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