I become a mother to my beautiful baby boy just 12 days shy of my 24th birthday. Every mother is happy when their child is born healthy, but for me, it meant so much more.
I myself was born at 27wks, and as a result, I was born with cerebral palsy. I guess you could google the medical definition, but for me, it means I can't walk and have to use a wheelchair. I'm not paralysed but I have weak muscles in my lower half and have next to no balance.
When I born I know my mother worried about me constantly and I felt blessed that I wouldn't have the same issues with my child, even though I would have loved him no matter what.