How proud I was to learn that I was having a baby boy.
Words cannot express the joy I had.
He would be my perfect little man.
With each month that passed I became more anxious.
Nine months flew by and no baby was by my side.
He was still parked, snuggled inside my womb
So now I had to find a way to urge him to vacate the premises
I took some cod liver oil, then caster oil,
No luck there so I took to
crying and then
No matter what I said or did he just wasn’t budging
So I took a trip to the doctor’s office
She was busy birthing other babies
But here is what her assistant said to me
“Sorry my dear, we must have been wrong,”
Maybe he’s not really due for another week or two
My mouth dropped low and I fell into the chair crying
Asking how am I to carry him another week or two?
I have no strength and my patience is gone, I nearly fainted.
With a glass of water in hand I sat patiently waiting for the doctor
When she arrived she calmed me down and said “we were not wrong”
Your young man just doesn’t want to leave
So, it’s now time to help him
Soon I felt the prick of a needle to urge his arrival
I was sent back to pacing the hospitals white marble floors
Drinking glasses of water to calm the cramping
Three hours later still no little man
With one more shot then propped in a bed
Laying patiently, well anxiously,
Finally the real labor began
It was quite painful for me,
but I knew I had to keep working
I begged him to please just work with me
and at 6:12pm on June 3, 1990 my little man graced me with his presence
Every painful moment was worth the smile, followed by the screams
Now 21 years later we celebrate that my little boy is now a man
I thank you sweetie for making me the happiest mother in the universe
Welcome to adulthood
My Little Boy Is Now A Man©
Copyright 2014 – 2018
By Felina Silver Robinson