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Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day & Happy Birthday Morgan!

I remember what I was doing 25 years ago today at 8:36pm. I was in Akron City Hospital giving birth to my daughter Morgan. I will never forget that day because I never thought that I would ever be lucky enough to have a baby.

(7 years earlier, on May 9th, 1977, I gave birth to a stillborn baby that I had carried for 8th months. For the next 7 years, I suffered several miscarriages. So, now I think you can understand why I thought I would never have a baby.)

I was hospitalized twice during my pregnancy with Morgan. The first time when I was just 6 1/2 months, when my cervix started to thin out and it was feared that I wouldn't carry the baby full term. I was sent home after spending 4 days in the hospital with strict orders to be on complete bed rest. I had to go to Akron City Hospital every week for non stress tests to make sure that everything was alright for the rest of my pregnancy. About 3 weeks before my due date, I was hospitalized again when my blood pressure started to go up and they feared that I might develop toxemia. I spent 3 days in the hospital before being sent home once again.

I was so lucky to have found such a wonderful doctor that specialized in high risk pregnancies and had his office right there in the hospital. I know that it was because of him that I carried her full term. He took no chances with me and was extra cautious.

I never knew what we were having while I was carrying her. They didn't do things back then like they do now. In fact, the nurses that did my stress test every week were betting from the heart rate and stubbornness that "she" was a "he"........LOL

Well, they were wrong! Although the name that we had picked out (Morgan) could have been a boy's or a girl's.

I spent my very first Mother's Day in the hospital crying because we were supposed to be released that day, but a case of jaundice prevented that. We were getting her dressed and ready to leave and her pictures taken when the nurse said that she looked a little yellow and that they had better check her for it. She came back in later and told us that we couldn't go home. Well, we mother's all know how our hormones are all out of whack and we can cry at the drop of a hat............and that's just what I did!

Well, it all turned out just fine and 25 years later, she's all grown up and a Mommy now too! =o)

SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY MORGAN!!!! And THANK YOU for giving me the best Mother's Day gift ever and that's for making my a Nana! I even got a gift from her and Jadyn today of beautiful heart shaped necklace with the word Nana on it.

Love You, Mom

(I also want to wish all the Mother's out there that have lost a child, suffered a miscarriage or a stillbirth a Happy Mother's Day also. We all share the same heartache and bond.)


Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Look at those two beautiful, smiling faces!

Happy Mother's Day Nana!

And Happy Mother's Day and Happy Birthday to you Morgan!

Hope you both had a great day yesterday!

Enchanted Blessings,

Sonia ;) said...

You truly were blessed Mother Day...Beautiful post sweetie..

Sonia ;)

Carolee said...

What a beautiful photo of Moragn and Jadyn!

Your story mirrors my own in so many ways - "extreme high risk" pregnancy (against Dr's advice), most of it spent on total bedrest, hospitalized the last few weeks, etc...right down to the two day delay going home (jaundice and low birth weight). But so worth it. No grandchild yet, but a beautiful 27 year old daughter who's been a blessing every day of her life.

Thanks for the reminder. :)

~ Carolee

vintagepaletteart said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww......thank you Joycee, Sonia!

and Carolee......we have even more in common than I knew. =o)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

two beautiful girls you have..and I hope your day was wonderful..:)

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

What an amazing story! Your Morgan and Jadyn and so beautiful. Morgan is one of my favorite names too, I wonder why:)

Tina said...

Oh what a sweet post! Thanks for sharing about the birth of Morgan. She is certainly a gift.
Hope your Mother's day was special.
I got your note about my winning a giveaway for Village Gift Shoppe. How exciting and this is the first moment I've had to contact you about it for obvious reasons. my email address is Email me and we'll talk
Blessings and thanks

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Susan Pilotto said...

Hi Lori...Great Mothers Day story! Hope you enjoyed your day!!! Thanks so much for coming by my blog...was so nice to hear from you. Hugs, Susan - suzieq

Gail Lackey said...

So Glad you have a Happy Ending! What a treasure you have in your beautiful daughter!
happy hauntings, Gail

Valarie said...

Such a beautiful post! My eyes are raining! My mom's b-day was yesterday-5/13 (75 and going strong!) and she was a Mother's Day baby as well! So special.
Many blessings and Heart Rainbows to all of you!

Valarie said...

OH!!!I almost forgot..
...your Enchanted Fey Wand is on it's way! Enjoy :)
Faeriedusted Blessings!

vintagepaletteart said...

Thank you all for the sweet comments! It feels good to talk about seems like it was just yesterday.

Valarie said...

Yayyyyy! you got your wand! I'm so glad! Have fun :)
Sending you lots of LOVE!