Early parenthood
Charlene and her early but amazing pregnancy.

Parenthood came very for me…a little to early. At the tender (and somewhat wise) age of 16yrs I fell pregnant with my daughter (now 12 yrs).

So You can imagine the shock, disbelief, disgust I had to endure with my family.
I was overdue with her and was induced, ended up having an emergency c - section…which was terrible.

From my fathers side, life as "they knew it" had ended. My mother being one of those "ok" moms accepted, and dealt with it. I ,on the other hand thought I knew it all and was as ready as I could be to be a mom. The thought of sounded fun…clearly I was mistaken!!!

So from trying to breastfeed and sleepless nights, I did get through it. Fortunately her father and I ended up getting married and extended our family with a boy, Erin (6yrs old).

He was a natural birth…I thought id try the natural thing, you know hire a midwife, breathe….and all that nonsense you are suppose to fool yourself with.

Well he came 2 weeks early, weighing 4kgs at birth…I seriously almost committed murder…the pain was unbearable. IF anyone had been near that room, they would have been sworn at…and that was only because I couldn’t get up to throw a good punch!!  Nevertheless, it was well worth it. ( but never ever again)

Of course this time round I was able to breastfeed (I had enough milk to supply the country) I went from a size 32A to 36C…it was fabulous!!!! For the first time in my life I had BOOBS!!! 

Of course now they have disappeared, and the only reminder I have is stretch marks!

My hubby says he would like more children…I said no problem, we will adopt!

Life Has a funny way of teaching us lessons, for me it has been a rollercoaster of a ride, but I have made my mistakes and many of them, but most importantly I have learnt from them.

Without my children id be so lost.
I thank the Lord everyday for the blessing he has given me.

Kind Regards

Charlene Wilmot


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