How a Baby Changed My Life

Topics: Sleep, Red blood cell, Shift work, Anxiety, Change, Sleep deprivation / Pages: 5 (1005 words) / Published: Apr 21st, 2011
How a Baby Changed My Life

I have heard that if you wait to have a baby until you are ready, you will never have one. Even at 39, I felt that I was not ready for the changes. I did not even realize the amount of changes that having a baby would have on my life. I also had no idea that I would change my career after the baby was born. I also did not know that I would have to function on little or no sleep. Furthermore, the amount of free time that I used to enjoy has been greatly reduced. Finally, I no longer live for just myself but for my baby as well. These are some of the things that have changed in my life since my baby was born. It’s been more than three years ago since we took the trip to the hospital to have a baby. We knew when we would be going to the hospital because she had a planned caesarian section. The trip to the hospital took 30 minutes, but because of my nervousness, it seemed like it took hours. When we finally arrived at the hospital I could not wait to see my son born. The doctor told me wait in another room until she had received the spinal anesthesia. Although the doctor was having trouble administering the anesthesia, nobody came to tell me that for about an hour. I was very worried! Finally, the nurse came to get me, explained what had happened and took me to the operating room for She’s c-section. I was surprised that the time it took from first cut of the procedure until the baby was born was only thirteen minutes. The doctor asked
She, “What have you been eating, Twinkies and Ho-Hos?” The doctor showed me my baby and he looked like he had chipmunk cheeks. The nurse weighed my baby and he weighed 8lb and 11oz. The first time the nurse gave him to me I knew that life would change, but not how much. Over the next three days, he became more and more yellow and jaundiced. She was told to take him to the doctor the day after their release. The doctor did blood tests on him and found out that his

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