My baby turns 27 today… 27! How is that possible? I’m only 48! She is, and always will be, called “The Baby”. And she is the most amazing adult a mom could ask for!
Tiffany was born on September 11, 1985 by planned cesarean section. Early in my pregnancy I was diagnosed with a Class IV pap smear which back then was considered cancer of the cervix in situ (meaning just there). It was recommended at the time that I terminate the pregnancy and receive treatment. I didn’t give that a second thought. I knew in my heart that she was sent to me for a reason. So on with the pregnancy we went.
I was hospitalized several times during the pregnancy, but loved every minute of it. Tiff was due on Friday the 13th and I wouldn’t have minded having her that day, as 13 is my favorite number… but Dr. Holder said he didn’t want me to risk giving birth normally and scheduled me for the 11th. In addition to having Tiffany delivered by c/section I also had a hysterectomy, as that was the only treatment option available at the time. It was a rough recovery period and I am ever so grateful to my mom and to my ex-mother-in-law Pat for their help while I recovered. Pat came to Florida from West Virginia for a couple of weeks and stayed with us… my mom lived next door!
Tiffany has grown into an amazing woman. She’s been married for 8 years and has blessed me with 4 gorgeous grandchildren!
All 4 of her babies were born at home and into my hands. I feel so fortunate that she trusted me with that.
She is now pregnant with surrogate twins. She is amazingly selfless. She works hard assisting teenagers with disabilities and raising her brood. I’m so lucky to be her mom!
Happy Birthday, Baby… I love you and can’t wait to see you in 9 days!
Beautiful tribute to an amazing young woman. Happy Birthday Tiff. Proud to be your grandmom.
Congrats MOM!! What a great story!
Happy Birthday to Tiffany! Beautiful tribute and pictures x
Happy Birthday to your daughter! What a special bond that you delivered your grandchildren. My mom & I share a special bond as well. Very awesome you’ll get to see her soon! Enjoy!
Beautiful Sandi what a lovely brood of ghoulies 😉
Thanks, everyone… I’m a pretty lucky mom 🙂
loooove it! My pictures with my mama (while not a midwife, but an OB RN and a doula) and brand new babies are some of my all time favorites. So precious!
OBRNs are totally midwives 🙂 since it means ‘with woman’ I think their role in birth is just as important! Your mom’s a doula, too! She must be awesome to have at a birth!