You know that wonderful bundle of Ogreness that terrorizes my house on a daily basis?
The one I knew was going to be a handful when she provoked an ultrasound at 6 weeks just because she wanted the world to be ready for her!!!
The same one who provoked another senseless ultrasound at 10 weeks because she didn't want anyone to hear her heartbeat!!!
Yeah... the one who gave the doctors a preeclampsia scare at 30 weeks, only to find it was a false alarm!!!
Yep... the same one who refused to drop at 38 weeks just so she could have another ultrasound picture!!
She's the one... the one who refused to show signs of progress after 12 hours of induction and pitocin . . . only to have my water break within 20 minutes of being told I might be sent home.
I think she was switched at conception!! She's really a doctor's child.
This week, we found out she's part of the 4% who get a rash from the chickenpox vaccine.
But I swear, tonight, I'd have given anything to have been her "real" mother with the skills and confidence of a doctor.
Because I don't care how many times you've recertified your CPR for "just in case," when it is your child on the couch not breathing in Febrile Seizure, there is nothing more helpless feeling.
Granted, I didn't know WHY my child was not breathing, or WHY she was having a seizure... but in the back of my head, I think I did, and still panicked.
Thank goodness for 9-1-1 dispatchers who can decipher the hysterical screaming of a mother. Thank goodness for local officers who can be knocking on your front door within 6 minutes of you dialing the phone. Thank goodness for First Responders who walk in a minute later. Thank goodness for co-workers who will beat the them all there by 30 seconds in their PJ's.
But mostly, thank goodness that my beautiful, baby girl is now repeatively turning my television on and off in the middle of the show I'm trying to watch. Thank goodness for her smile, her laugh, her hysterical screams when she finally came too surrounded by strange men (and women).
Thank goodness for whomever is watching over us.