Living with a Difference – A Sequence
I invite you to read about our journey and learning experiences in hopes that it will help you or loved ones find themselves in similar situations. I hope and pray that you find comfort, peace and the positive aspects that Living with a Difference intends. I hope you I can tickle your funny bone along the way too!
I’ll be making the individual posts and then copy them here for the sake of continuity.
Posting this for our love of God, standing in faith, praying this reaches those that need and seek His love and peace.
Sometimes it is hard to know where to begin, so why not begin with the beginning!
The cast of characters: My husband is Hungry Hubby, Big Boy is my oldest son, Young Son is yep and me, I’m Wailing Woman. For more on how these names came about, click here.
LIVING WITH A DIFFERENCE – PEEING ON A STICK!
Peeing on a stick, how complicated could that be? Well for one, I can’t quite pee the way the stick chick in the illustration does it. Her stream looks to be one foot long and steady as she goes… mine…not so much.
I first try my normal position with my legs at the ten and two position but that produces a shower. So I rise to my gas station commando stance but I’ve already relieved too much and I’m chasing the small bursts with the stick until it seems completely wet. Well that experience sure didn’t seem to be clear, it wasn’t blue nor was it easy.
What? Negative. No, I just knew I was pregnant. I felt it. So I got a cup and peed into it (much easier for me) and dipped the second stick (the double pack was on sale). J Apparently the first stick didn’t get soaked with the hormone because this time it was CLEAR…I was pregnant!!!!!!
Hungry Husband and I can’t keep secrets very well. Especially when the news is good so we drove to my parent’s house and then to his mom’s house spreading the glorious news. After two years of trying we were going to have our first child.
I felt pretty healthy during my pregnancy. We got up nearly every week day and walked one to three miles before work. I had quit smoking and popped the prenatals. We continued to compete in CW dance competitions until I was at the fifth month. At 39, I still felt WAS young even though I was officially in the “at risk” zone of having a child. I enjoyed the pregnancy and marveled how my body changed. The doctor gave me a leave of absence five weeks before my due date because of swelling but apparently I didn’t have preeclampsia.
Fast forward two weeks, my water breaks, emergency C section because he was big and breach. “I see a boy butt,” the nurse exclaimed. We were elated! We missed the low Apgar numbers being tossed across the room. But the numbers were always going up and eventually everyone was happy. He peed on one nurse and she jokingly lamented about being peed on. She even wrote about it on the Apgar card (a souvenir). Aren’t we the lucky ones, to know he took his first whiz at 11:04 pm on his birthday!?!?!
Now HE would be showing ME how to pee in a stream and hit the target!