Tuesday, April 14, 2015

L is for Lucky

or not!

I was lucky that I got pregnant, when so many women have problems.
I thought not, once the morning  all-day-sickness started!

I considered myself unlucky that I gave birth to Pickles in the beginning of the eighth month.
My doctor said I was lucky. Born at 2.5Kg, he would have weighed at least 4 kg if he was full term. 'He saved you a lot of trauma', she said!

I thought I was unlucky that I was cheated out of two months of pregnancy.
Maybe I was lucky that I was spared the most difficult part!

I was unlucky, I thought,  because I had to give birth without any pain medications at all.
The doctor said I was lucky, because a few hours of intense pain was nothing compared to the backache I could have had as a side-effect of the epidural.

Pickles was unlucky, I thought, to have not got two more months in the womb.
But I guess, he is lucky to have an extra two months in his mum's arms.

It's all a matter of perspective, don't you think?


S. L. Hennessy said...

I think having a baby to snuggle, whatever the circumstances, is always lucky!

Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
S. L. Hennessy

Anonymous said...

Bingo. Perspective it is! And the person commenting above couldn't have said it better either :)

Maya said...

@ Hennessy! Yes, I agree. No matter what, just having Pickles,nno matter what, is lucky! Thank you!

@ shemuses :)

Kern Windwraith said...

It is all about perspective, or as one of my old supervisors used to say, about choosing our attitude. Lucky you and lucky Pickles!

Maya said...

Thanks, Kern. Pickles and I are lucky indeed.