Heather - posted on 09/16/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
To start things off, I'm going to tell you a little about myself.
I'm 19 years old and my son, Jasper was born on June 11, 2010. We found out I was pregnant at about 8 weeks, and when we did, the father decided to move to Georgia. When he did this, I moved back in with my mother and we were going to raise my son, just the two of us. I ran into my "7th grade sweetheart" at Walmart and we started hanging out again while I was pregnant. We're now married, but he works 5 hours away monday-thursday so he stays out of town for that time, and I'm basically a single mom.
After contracting for 20 days straight, and going to the hospital four times, my son Jasper Ryan was born. As I'm laying on the delivery table, all i hear is "foot,foot,foot" in whispers from the nurses. I'm getting nervous, and no one's telling me whats wrong. It was traumatic. :[
We started getting him casted at 2 weeks old and that went on for 7 weeks until he got the heel cord surgery. He was then put into another cast for 4 weeks, fitted for the boots, and currently he has a soft cast on until the boots are ready. This was all so hard to deal with basically on my own. I also am currently suffering from postpartum depression, which only makes it worse. I've been crying for the past three days on and off because I know that Jasper may really hate the boots. Every night he would get a cast on, he'd scream from the moment he got it on, through the 45min-1hr car ride, and through half the night. I never got much sleep and id cry with him.
I'm afraid of whats to come with the boots. Also, I'm sick of people judging me and asking me what "I" did to his foot. I literally would kill people if it wouldn't send me to jail and away from my son. I have to hold back the tears everytime i explain why this little baby has a cast on his leg.