The general anesthesia that was given to me for my cesarean delivery knocked me down. That is why I did not see my son coming out of my tummy and did not hear his loud cry. His APGAR scores were 9 and 10, which meant my son was healthy, although he was a bit small.
That’s because I went on a self-restricted diet when I was pregnant. First, I stayed away from sweets for fear of having gestational diabetes. I also avoided caffeinated foods and drinks. I also controlled how much I was eating; I ate just enough to nourish both of us. Would you believe I only weighed 136 lbs on the day that I was to give birth to my son?
But I was a conscientious mom. I was taking my vitamins and having regular prenatal checkups with my Ob/Gyn. I was also very careful with what I put on my body and what medications I drink during pregnancy because I don’t want anything bad to happen to my baby. Below are his newborn pictures.
What I remembered most about giving birth was the pain I felt from my c-section. Good thing it did not last long! My two-month maternity leave was spent solely on taking care of my newborn. I had no time to think about other things, like work or how I look, not even motorhome insurance. Going back to work was hard because I always wanted to be with my son. I guess all moms are like that! My son means the world to me, and I’m really blessed to be his mother.