In June of 2009 right after father’s day I found out that I was pregnant with my first and only child, which brought so much joy to my life. At first I was nervous about the news, but then the more I thought about it the more excited and happier I got. I finally realized that I was going to be a mother. I had scheduled my first ultrasound to see how my baby was growing and on that same day I found out that I was going to have a little boy on February 6, 2010. At that same ultrasound we discovered that my son’s left foot was clubbed. As a first time mom I went home and did as much research as possible on club foot. I was then referred to see a perinatal specialist whom did a number of ultrasounds and even performed an amniocentesis to test the chromosomes to ensure there weren’t any other complications. Even with the bad news of the clubfoot and having to go to double the amount of appointments along with more tests to be performed I was still just as happy. My son has changed my life in so many ways. Every morning I wake up and hear him calling for me and that is what keeps me motivated on a daily basis. The day he was born he weighed 4 pounds 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. I remember when I saw him for the first time and he was just a few hours old after the doctors had examined him to make sure he was going to be okay, due to finding a pocket of fluid around his heart when they did the last ultrasound right before I went into labor. In the past two and a half years we have had many doctor’s appointments between the normal check up’s, cardiology appointments to ensure the pocket of fluid has disappeared, and most importantly to see his pediatric orthopedic doctor to ensure that his foot his correcting properly. In January of 2011 he had his first surgery and the procedure that was performed was to cut his heal cord which helps with the flexibility of his foot and position it in the proper place. He had his first cast on when he was just a few...
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