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The Birth Of My Son- A Memory To Treasure

Updated on May 8, 2014
Dana one week old.
Dana one week old. | Source
Baby Dana age 1
Baby Dana age 1 | Source
Age 3
Age 3 | Source
Big sister,little brother
Big sister,little brother | Source
Happy 19th birthday!
Happy 19th birthday! | Source
Brother and Sister today.
Brother and Sister today. | Source

An Account From Pregnancy to Delivery

The entire time
I knew he was
My little boy.
His Daddy wanted
Another little girl,
But never did
I take away his joy.

The day was
Cold and cloudy
Around the hour of one,
Mama told me to
Walk around
The block.
This was to
Get ready for birth
For reasons
I couldn't Knock.

Then that evening,
The Doctor called me
To say,
"Get to the
Hospital tonight,
To have your baby
By the next day."
On the way,
After getting lost
We made it to the
Maternity floor.
It was exciting to know
That I used to be a
Nurse in training
In this hospital before.

I was in labor the entire night,
Those early hours of
January five.
Because I fell asleep
Half way through,
Five liters of oxygen
Kept us both alive.
Before the dawn
They told me to push
I gave it with all my might.
The IV Pitocin
Dripped into me
All through the night.

I finally needed some relief,
So the Doctor emptied my bladder
With a little tube.
And then with the help of forceps,
My baby was finally removed.
And then emerged
From darkness and
Free into the Light.

At first was shy,
But then gave a cry.
The Daddy had no choice
But smile at this
Reddish bundle adorned.

"You have a BOY,"
Announced the Doctor
On that Fine and Wonderful morn.

When the nurse put him into my arms
I smiled and told him,
"Dana Michael Is your name."
And from that time on
I knew my life
Would never be the same.

My son,
A Brother,
A former Artist,
A guitarist,
Electronica Keyboardist,
and a future Pharmacist.

He is Always Loving,
Thoughtful and
All grown up now,
But Still, always Mine!!!

Copyright @2010 CMCastro


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      How truly beautiful Christina; so touching and has your loving spirit stamped all through it.

      Voting up; beautiful and sharing onto my fan page..

      Love from Wales.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh How precious and sweet.. this brings back memories of my sons.. now they are in their 30's and my heart swells with pride.. just the mention of their names.. we are so blessed as mothers and the best comes when they start giving you and they take you out to eat and take care of you.. which my boys do for me now.. awww bittersweet

      many blessings

      love your hub


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      Jesshubpages 5 years ago

      You are a lovely mother blessed with lovely kids!

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      seraphim11 7 years ago

      Very heart warming and as usual great writing.. You two are lucky to have each other.. Your friend Jess

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      Christina M. Castro 7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Thank You SO Much for stopping by and see who The Best guy in my life is!!!

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      Barbara Bethard 7 years ago from Tucson, Az

      you are so very lucky that you have them both so fine young people and they still love you and each other!! Good job!!

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      AWWW. I like the pictures that accompany this passage too. Your son was so cute - as was your daughter - and they both grew into such beautiful young man and woman! Lovely!

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Simply beautiful....