Thursday, November 29, 2007

April 4, 1974 - My Birthday

Out of curiousity I decided to read the entry related to my birth. I remember my mom telling me about some incident at the hospital and for a long time they would not talk to grandma. Here are the diary entries. They were very shocking to me but they revealed a lot:

(April 19, 1974) Today will be an exciting day, I feel it but
something not
so good is on the horizon; I can feel the battle growing. My
daugher did not
like my response to her telling me she was pregnant. Now the
baby is due

(April 20, 1974) It happened and now she is mad at me. I sensed it coming but
didn’t know what. When that nurse went to leave and I told her to stay because
something was going to happen but I didn’t know what, she lost it. “I will only
be gone a couple minutes” she insisted. I begged her to stay. A few seconds
later the baby started to cough, her temperature started to rise. The nurse
rushed over to help and the temperature came back down and she was ok. On the
way out the nurse stated that it was a good thing she stayed that extra couple
seconds or Susan would have died. They all looked at me as if I was a witch and
I was not allowed near the baby.
OMG! I am in shock now to know that I was almost not born and it was my grandmother that saved my life. I have to take a minute to breathe. This is a lot to handle. I will post again as soon as I am brave enough to read further.