Dating a pro baseball player
It would be unfair of me not to acknowledge that things could have been much more complicated.Imagine if Mat was in the minors and it was a financial burden to travel.That was a huge (emphasis on HUGE) con for me right off the bat so I wrote this option off almost immediately.The two choices left were to plan to induce labor or plan a c-section.He took his paternity leave once we were allowed to come home and then he met up with the team in Baltimore.There was no point in him sitting in the hospital with us for three days so we decided that it would be best that he take his time off once we were allowed to come home to make the adjustment to life with a newborn a little easier.I was living in a little bit of shock with a side of disbelief in the meantime.As you probably know by now, a little Latos was in fact on the way and we were told when our little alien would make it’s way into the world.
It’s easy to judge but it’s never too soon or too late for a reminder that we don’t always know what goes on “behind closed doors”.
While this statement may not mean much to you, I was immediately horrified as I imagined a lonely pregnancy in Cincinnati without family, friends or a husband half of the time, growing a human during the most stressful months of the year, Mat possibly missing the birth of our first child. I somehow managed to forget that we live life on the no-plan plan and here it was- another curve ball that I wasn’t ready for (excuse the corny baseball pun, I had to do it).
Back to choosing the timing of a pregnancy test wisely, four weeks went by and it was finally time to go to the doctor to confirm that this stick wasn’t a liar.
I won’t go through the laundry list of reasons why a c-section was more appealing to me given our situation but I will tell you this- this was one of the hardest decisions of my life.
Fortunately my due date was close enough to an off-day to schedule baby extraction surgery on that day.
In today’s society many athletes are seen as Heroic figures even get treated like they are Gods walking on earth. But at the same time, they have worked their whole lives to attain a goal and they have reached it.