The Day My Life Changed Forever Essay

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The Day My Life Changed Forever Amanda Baines Everest University ENC1101-118 The Day My Life Changed Forever Bringing my daughter into the world was the most memorable, life-changing experience I have ever had. I’m not sure anything else can compare. I was twenty-one years old, unemployed, and my life was a series of foolish, poor decisions and unwise, repeated mistakes. The father had taken off when I found out I was pregnant. I was still a child myself, terrified and anxious at the same time. I was petrified that I would repeat the mistakes my mother had, something I desperately wanted to avoid. The moment she was born, though, I knew what I had to do: turn my life around and become the mother she deserved. And I would do whatever it took to make that happen. My mother drove me to my last doctor’s appointment on a bright, beautiful day in March. “I am so nervous,” I said as we found a parking space in the crowded lot. “No need to be nervous, dear, everything’s going to be fine,” she responded. But I was very nervous; today was my due date and I had no idea what to expect. In the colorful, cheery exam room, Dr. Hinton took my vitals, measured my over-grown belly, and examined my cervix to see how far I was dilated. He decided to induce my labor since I was only one centimeter dilated and told me to be at the hospital two days later at six o’clock in the morning. I had no idea what that entailed, and this frightened me even more. The next night, however, I started feeling these sharp, stabbing pains in my back and my stomach started tightening up. I didn’t know what it was at the time so I took a hot bath to ease the pain. When that didn’t work and the pain began to become worse, I ran downstairs to find my mother. I mumbled, “Mom, I’m in labor and we have to go NOW!” so fast, she had to yell at me and told me to start again. “Calm down.

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