Grand more ways than one!!!!!!


As I sit here excited about our storefront's grand opening this Saturday, June 13, it brings up memories of my own daughter's birth.  Let's go back to March 2, 2007.  I was 37 weeks pregnant.  It was early in the morning, and I was going to the hospital to round before heading to the office to see patients.  Leroy and I lived in a second floor apartment.  As I was coming down the stairs, I felt myself falling.  I didn't trip or stumble.  My balance was off, as any woman who has had a baby knows!

My first thought was, "Oh no!  I'm going to fall on Jaden!"  I decided to turn sideways to land on my bottom.  The message failed to reach my feet!  As I tumbled down 3-4 steps, I thought to myself, this is going to be a nasty bruise.  My phone fell a few feet away from me.  I landed on the bottom step, sitting on my behind.  I tried to stand and that's when it happened!  The most excruciating pain I have ever felt in my right ankle.  All I could do was cry.  No one was around because it was so early.  All the neighbors were still sleeping.

I grabbed my phone and called Leroy, crying and screaming that I fell.  My hero rushed down the stairs and picked me up.  The searing pain that ripped through my leg was unbearable.  He started to take me back upstairs and I yelled,"No!  I need to go to the ER!"  Pregnant women everywhere will appreciate this part.....I get to the ER and I am sitting in a wheelchair crying in pain.  Guess what the triage nurse asks me to do?  Stand on the scale to get weighed!!!!  All I have to say is if looks could kill, she'd be dead!  I remembered my upbringing and politely declined.

X-rays were done and my suspicions were confirmed.  I had broken my leg and needed surgery immediately.  (I need to pause here and apologize to the nurse who attempted to take off my shoe and I hissed "Leave it alone!"  It was the pain talking.  I'm really a nice person!)  I was given morphine to control the pain as they prepared me for surgery.  I remember being out of it at that point, but Jaden remained so active.  I couldn't understand why the morphine didn't calm her.  I underwent a Cesarean section followed by repair of my broken ankle.

Eight years later, I look at this rambunctious little girl, and her personality has not changed a bit.  Her birth was a grand opening in so many ways!  The grand opening of my store will never compare to the birth of our angel, but I hope it goes down as a memorable occasion in my life, one that I will always cherish!

If you are near Columbus, MS, come by and celebrate with us!  Remember Mom 2's not your mother's maternity store!

God Bless!


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