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1Brittney RowlettHDF 302Amy Bond09/22/19Brittney’s Personal Infancy HistoryInfant and Toddler HistoryMy mother was told that she would never be able to have babies due to her tilted uterusand severe endometriosis. My parents tried for a baby for a few years and eventually had losthope. However after their last attempt of trying, my grandma and other members of my familystarted to notice a slight pouch developing on my mom. Even my mother noticed a change in herbody and went to the doctor, demanding an ultrasound. The doctors turned up empty handed butmy mother refused to give up, claiming that she ‘felt something moving inside her’. Sureenough, about five months later the doctors detected a fetus and my mother felt a sense of relief,but panic. She only had a few months to get things ready before her baby was born.The night my parents purchased their first home, my mom went into labor. She wastaking a bath and saw an imprint of a foot at the top of her stomach, and asked my Dad to takeher to the hospital. With a couple of pushes less than twelve hours later, I was born. Despitebeing born two months early and weighing only four pounds and eleven ounces, I was a veryhealthy baby. The doctors were not comfortable with sending me home until I was able to drink awhole bottle of milk. I only had to stay overnight and was able to go home to a lovingatmosphere of family and friends the next day.Growing up I heard many stories from my grandma and mom about my toddler and
2infanthood. Most stories about my infancy are about how careful my mother was with me. Mymom always tells me how nervous she was the first day I was brought home. I remember hersaying how she was being extremely gentle while changing my diaper for the first time becauseshe was afraid I would break. I slept very well for a newborn my first night home, which resultedin my mother staying up half the night to make sure I was okay. She really did not like leavingme at my grandma’s house when I was really young because she was with me so often.Growing up I watched family videos, most of which were from my infancy and earlychildhood. When I was younger, shortly after the passing of my grandpa is when I really startedto take interest in the videos. Watching them as I was older made me feel a sense of nostalgia,especially the home videos from Christmas. My cousins and I were really young and many of myfamily members had always come over to my house for Christmas dinner. As of now only a

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