3 years ago I got the best present anyone could ever get. I was 36 weeks pregnant with Iliana and very surprised that we had made it that far. It had been a complicated pregnancy during which I had been ordered bed rest (very difficult to achieve with a 2-year-old running around) and had taken a lot of medication.
On the 12th of January 2010 I had a nasty feeling that something was going wrong. I called my HERO (if someone helps you save your baby he automatically becomes your hero for life), my gynecologist and he urged me to the hospital. I wasn’t prepared to deliver so although I had my suitcase packed already I left it at home. I didn’t properly say goodbye to Yianni, I just gave him the quick: see you in a bit.
He put me on the fetal trace monitor and realized that she was in distress. It was then decided that she needed to enter this world. I panicked that I hadn’t brought my suitcase (funny how someone reacts in a panicky situation). I told him I wasn’t ready. I said that it is too early. I hadn’t properly said my goodbye-see-you-in-5 days to Yiannis. But we had to deliver. We prayed that she would weigh enough not to be put into the incubator.
At 16:00 I saw her for the first time (I will spare you with the in between details). LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. She weighed 2 kg 940 grs. What a relief….
She was and always be the best present I ever got. Seriously, what could top that??
Until next time