“As you walk to the boundary of your understanding into the twilight of uncertainty, exercising faith, you will be led to find solutions you would not obtain otherwise.” Elder Richard G. Scott.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Berkley Boo

My second son ceases to amaze me. Mr. Miller was bugging me one day about being grouchy and said, "Maybe you should take a pregnancy test, I think you are pregnant." I took one to prove him wrong. Well, we all know who was proved wrong. He was due on Mr. Miller's Birthday, May 13th. We were managing an apartment in Fort McMurray and had 4 apartments to clean and paint from April 30th until May 3rd. Mr. Miller took a few days off work because I was stressed I would not get all the work done before I had our new little being. It was accomplished. MAJOR phew!

I impatiently went overdue with him again. HELLO, could I NOT go into labour on your own? I was induced on May 22nd. The doctor left and said, " I will see you in the morning", meaning he would see me at 8 am, not 1am like he did. It was a wonderful quick labor and much to my surprise, it was a BOY! I had been expecting a girl, but pleasantly surprised to have my little boy.

I had Post-pardum depression after B. In August, I hit a wall. I was done for. I had come home from the hospital and went back to work. It was my job and somene had to do it. I was exhausted and beat, lucky tto sleep an hour a night, more likely 1/2 hour. It was hell. 1 year of pure hell. I am GLAD though that I had it. I hope it made me a better person. I know from my having talked about it, people are more aware of what can happen after a child is born. If the pain I went thru was able to help just one person or possibly save their whole life, I would go thru it again. I had an amazing support and will always be greatful for that. When people ask me for advice on what to expect after having a baby, I will always tell then to watch their sleep and do not be afraid to ask for help.

He is the busiest little boy around. Always on the go. Why sit still when you can move, that's what I often think must be going thru his head. Loving and tender, caring and warm. He is one of the most loving souls I know. A smile on his face as he runs home from school, as I see him after church. How blessed we are to have him in our lives.

His latest saying is "Careful is my middle name" Trust me, it's not!

We definitley know that the Lord knows what he was doing when he sent him to our home. He is a most wonderful and loving child. Lately, he willnot go anywhere without me which drives me crazy, but I really love having him around.

Love ya B!


JRoberts said...

careful is my middle name....HA HA HA HA HA HA!

*K* said...

Berkely is so awesome. I miss that kid!!

Anonymous said...

Honestly I swear I have postpartum this time. I think just being aware of it helps. But some days I'm just AAAAAUUUGH! I pity anyone who goes through it. I had no idea you did!