A Girl Just Like Me...

Life has been such a paradox. A few years ago I woke up to a nightmare when I found out I was positive. However this nightmare made me more determined than ever to make my dream come true. My dream has come true. On the 7th of August I gave birth to a girl just like me :-). Looking at her face I forgot everything that could make me unhappy. When she started to smile it bought tears to my eyes. She is the light of my life. I have waited for this day forever.

When I found out that I was positive, I made every effort to keep myself good so that I could become pregnant. During my pregnancy I did everything to keep my baby safe. I started my meds from my 3rd month and am still taking them. I had a fairly healthy pregnancy and carried her till a day after she was due. She was born through C -section and weighed a happy 8 pounds. Today when I hold my baby in my arms, the need to keep myself going and be healthy for her is stronger than ever. I am waiting to see her first step, waiting to tie ribbons in her hair, waiting to take her to the park, waiting to get her all the pretty dresses I have always admired on little mannequins, waiting to see her off to school and many other such moments that I have heard other mothers talk about with so much pride.

I want to thank all the mothers and girls (on this blog) who encouraged me and offered moral support whenever needed.

While it makes me beam when people look at her and say she is just like you...in my heart i wish I can give her everything that's mine except for the HIV virus. We haven't checked her for HIV yet. The pediatrician has advised that we do her test in her 4th month. Till then every living moment I pray for her well being.

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soniaroy79's picture

Thank you Tricia for your kind words.

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soniaroy79's picture

Yes dear...it may sound cliche but HIV is not the end of the world. For me it has been the beginning of a new life and a much more positive one :-)
Its lovely to know that you look forward to being a mother some day. I will pray all your dreams come true and you will meet the right person who will make this journey even more beautiful and make you even more stronger. God bless !

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soniaroy79's picture

The experience of being a mother has been everything I had imagined and better. It gave me more respect for my mother and all the mothers who dote on their little ones. Thank you so much.

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soniaroy79's picture

Thank you so much> God bless

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soniaroy79's picture

Thank you Peaches

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soniaroy79's picture

Thank you Dianne. Of all the dreams I have ever had..the most beautiful one has come true.

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ellejay's picture

Fantastic Sonia

I am praying with you!!

L.J. x

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Peaches's picture

Congratulations sweety and God bless and keep you and your family in the best of His card ...<3

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Tricia's picture

Congratulations Sweety and God bless you and the baby

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Dianne's picture

That is so beautiful, dreams do come true and what a beautiful blessing your little girl is! Thank you for sharing and letting women know that anything is possible and being a mother after HIV is possible. Blessing to you and your child, x

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positivelysweet's picture

Congratulations Sonia! I read all your posts and I I thank you for taking me through your life's journey. You bring so much hope and comfort to me and to all the women and girls like me. I am single and would love to be a mother some day once I meet the right man. Thank you for proving that HIV cant stop us from achieving our dreams of becoming mothers.

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barelycoping's picture

Wow, Congratulations on your bundle of joy. Enjoy every moment and shower her with love. Children are a blessing. All the best.
HUGS
:)

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