A little personal – Part 3
**Disclaimer : Raw emotions. This will not be proofread.
My doctor was shocked. My eyes welled as the words left my lips. I still couldn't believe it, and neither could he. He gave me the biggest hug and read me my options. Seeing as I was approaching my 3rd trimester, he would have to wait until after I gave birth to get the test.
Talk about someone being embarrassed? I was embarrassed. Beyond embarrassed. Outraged. Disappointed. Again. Just when things were starting to look up, I get hit with another woe.
Days and weeks passed. Money was still a worry. My mom made me register at Babies R Us even though I didn't want a shower. I'm glad she did, though. People are super nice. I received a new package just about every other day for a month, and before I knew it we had everything we needed... Except a daycare. I searched for daycares for months. Thank goodness my selfless little sister offered to help me as soon as school ended. I don;t know what I would've done without her.
Doctor's appointments were now every other week. I couldn't see my feet.. Or legs.. So shaving and putting on my shoes were my biggest struggles. I had a car now, but grocery shopping was still stressful. My apartment sucked. The bootlegged elevator was broken every other day, and climbing 3 flights of stairs with a grocery cart full of food nearly put me in pre-term labor.
I remember having cramps in my belly all weekend. I just thought I needed to rest. Monday came (I think it was a Monday), and I went to work. The cramps worsened, but I just pegged it to be from work-stress. I got home and could barely catch my breath after walking up the stairs. I played down for a moment, and the cramps worsened. Was this it? I had a month to go and more nesting to do before I gave birth. There's no way I could have this baby right now. But the cramps weren't cramps anymore. More like sharp pains. I panicked and dialed all of my emergency contacts. No one was in my area, so I had to drive myself to hospital. I couldn't wait. I had to go. Now.
I cried the whole way. My mom was on the car phone trying to calm me down. My best friend was on her way to the hospital to meet me. I pulled up to the emergency room, keys still in the ignition, the valet ran to me with a wheel chair and whisked me away to the maternity ward.
I felt like I was in a freaking movie.
They hooked me up to the monitor, placed IV's in my arm and checked to see if I was dilating. I was definitely having labor pains. My best friend and her boyfriend arrived moments after the nurses left. They went to consult the physician. I started to calm down.
Moments later, and the nurses were back.. This time with the physician on call.
"It looks like you may be having your baby tonight."