Okay, we have young love, a new home, but something is missing. I am thinking about having a baby and we are doing everything we know to do, but it isn’t working. We just got busy working on the house and I just forgot about getting pregnant.
About a month later, I came down with what seemed to be the flu. I was very sick with upset stomach and it just wouldn’t go away. This was the beginning of a “flu” that was going to last for 9 months. My doctor confirmed I was pregnant and the baby would be due in October. I was so excited and so scared at the same time. There was not a day that I wasn’t sick and actually had to quit my job. I had committed to working for three years (until the furniture was paid off), but I was too sick to work.
In looking back, I don’t know how we did it. Money was short. We were young, but God was with us. We both had Christian backgrounds and a trust in God that would last our lifetime. We did what we could and left the rest to God.
The front bedroom would now be a nursery. Did I say nursery? Yes. I am so excited. I have no furniture for a babies room. Don’t worry. My aunt Neva McClure had finished using her crib and she said I could use it. See the need was supplied. Basil found a beautiful wardrobe and dresser and I painted it white and it looked so cute. I have never let go of this piece of furniture. It is in my sister’s storage building.
It was a custom to pass baby clothes down to the cousins, nieces and siblings. Aunt Naomi had all sorts of newborn clothes that came my way. Someone had a baby shower and it seemed like everyone knew just what I needed. I put the clothes in the nursery and would just stand and look and wonder if I would be a good mother. I wondered if I would know what to do if the baby cried. Would my baby look like the Hudson’s or the Woodrum’s side of the family? I just prayed the baby would be healthy. Will it be a boy or a girl? Time will tell.