Milton said he had a surprise for me on March 31 and April 7. I was actually very excited about the surprise and had no idea what he was planning. He usually finds amazing restaurants for us to experience so I thought it was either that or he arranged for me to have a massage.
Of course all plans of a surprise were ruined once I entered my new island, also known as the bed. I asked him what the surprise was going to be and he said that my friends were planning a surprise shower for me. Ahh, this made me sad. My college roommate DeShawn was even going to be flying in from Maryland. I guess Baby Turner was trying to attend his own party, but I don’t think he understands that he wasn’t invited!
Well, about an hour after I had my fit about my closet sized room, the door to my room opened and in came my friend Renee with a bunch of baby blue balloons. Shortly after came Tioka with a cake that had a monkey on it. Then Nikki soon followed with her two cute sons. The brought the party to me and I was so happy they did. Not only was it good to see them, eat cake and open gifts – but I was surrounded by three women, each of which has two kids of their own. They are each great mothers in their own unique way and I hope to use a piece of each of them in my own mothering skills.
I am most surprised that Milton was able to keep that secret without me having any clue whatsoever. I am married to a great man and have great friends and for that I am thankful!
I woke up Saturday sad. As I looked at the clock, I knew that I should be at my fitness studio with our wonderful charizYa Fitness family. I would have much rather been there and truly hated that I couldn’t be. Around 11:00am, Milton’s dad and two of his father’s friends came up to visit. His father has always been very supportive and it was great to have them visit. Toward the end of their visit, the nurses came in and said they were going to move to another room. My current room was actually very nice. It’s the room used when someone delivers so it was very spacious with nice amenities. I thought the move would be a good thing since I’d been sleeping the past three nights on the delivery bed. Milton packed all of our things and I was pushed in a wheelchair down the hall. We passed all of these other nice rooms and then entered a new hallway. Right before we entered, the nurse said, its a small room. THAT WAS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.
She wheeled me into the smallest liveable space I have ever seen. As I sat in the bed, if I stretched out both arms, I could reach both walls. The window opened up to brick wall. Milton’s family didn’t even want to walk into the room (probably because they couldn’t fit). I felt as if they were locking me in a closet. I started to cry. I told Milton I couldn’t stay there. I rolled over, pulled the cover over my head, closed my eyes and cried some more. Milton went and got the nurse and asked if I could be moved to another room. They walked around with him to look for a different room. Fortunately I was moved to a slightly larger room with a much better view. As soon as I saw it, I felt more at ease.