Thursday, June 10, 2010
Logan Charles Rowe - July 13, 2003
At the beginning of November 2002 one of my coworkers at US Bank gave birth to an adorable little boy, which in turn inspired me to decide it was time for kids. Now, Joey and I had just gotten married in August, and we had always said we would wait 5 years to have children. We wanted some time to ourselves to see and do before we took on that awesome responsibility. However, I had no trouble convincing Joey that now was the time.
Fast forward a few weeks to the week before Thanksgiving. We took Joey’s mom with us on a trip to Maryland and shocked the crap out of her by telling her we were “trying.” Now, we began trying with the expectation that it would take a while. I simply stopped taking my birth control.
I made it back to Morehead and finished December uneventfully (pregnancy wise). Then came January and with it morning sickness. Not just in the morning though - all day. I took a sleeve of saltines to work and would nibble on them through the day, but that was all I could put in my stomach. This lasted a full two weeks, every single day and caused me to lose 10 pounds. And then just as suddenly as it began, it was over. I went pretty much back to normal with only an occasional bought of nausea.
On March 17th we had the chance to have an ultrasound to see what sex the baby was. We were both convinced it was a boy and were excited to have it verified. However, the baby did not share our excitement. We found out it was a healthy baby…that liked to keep its legs locked together. No matter what I did. We left disappointed, but still certain in our hearts it was a boy.
We didn’t leave the hospital until late that night and needed to go shopping for some food and other things, but mainly a breast pump. We stopped at the hotel to drop off our things and went straight to Wal-Mart. After finishing our shopping around midnight, we left the store to find a huge thunderstorm. Joey went to get the car and I jumped in while he loaded it up. Thus began our stay in Lexington.