July 24, 2015 at 6:22pm I welcomed into the world my precious baby boy Zion Azaiah Goodison. My heart has never felt so full of love, happiness and gratitude. Thank you God for choosing to be a mother to such a wonderful baby boy. No one said the journey would be easy but like all things worth sacrificing it was worth every second and minute of pain. My original due date was July 20th but of course my son was comfortable and not trying to come out. So my doctor recommended I have an induction. An induction is causing you to go into labor using medication through the IV instead of allowing the baby and contractions to come on their own. I was okay with that because I was tired and ready to have the baby, I wasn’t sleeping at night, I was experiencing bad heartburn and constantly eating and gaining more weight. When I went in for the induction my blood pressure was high and my sons heart rate was dropping, my doctor did not want to risk me going into labor and it increasing causing stress for myself or my baby. He immediately requested an emergency cesarean. I did not want to undergo surgery my first pregnancy but I wanted whatever was best for myself and my son. My family and friends were very sad and worried and did not want me to undergo that procedure. But because we have faith in God we let go, prayed and let God. As I walked in the room to begin the process I cried and said I do not want to do this, the room freaked me out seeing all the tools and equipment they use for the surgery. Once the anesthesiologist numbed me I begin shaking uncontrollably, my boyfriend stood beside me comforting me letting me know it would be alright. Once the process started I closed my eyes and before I knew it I heard a loud cry and there he was at that very moment my son was born, my worries and stress all went away instantly and I was at ease for the remainder of the procedure. All I could say was “Thank you Jesus,” I repeated it over and over again with my eyes filled with tears of joy.
Verse of the day: “Yes, you are our pride and joy.” 1 Thessalonians 2:20 NLT.