My Mother's Pregnacy: My Experience Of My Child

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Conceived sometime between New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day my mother, Angela Butler, went into labor with me on October 4th; a day before my birthday and two days before hers. My mother’s pregnancy was uneventful; she didn’t have any serious complications. During her pregnancy her need for several vitamins increased, because she was now sharing nutrients with me, her baby. Prenatal vitamins provided her with supplements for the deficiencies in her diet as well reduced the risk of some birth defects in me. My mother, in her first trimester suffered from severe nausea, she could hold anything down. For over a month the only thing that she could stomach eating was oranges with salt. Her OBGYN recommended that she take tums to settle her stomach. …show more content…
For the most part I slept through the night, unless I was wet or hungry. During my first year of life my father was working a 9-5 job and my mother was staying at home. After I turned 1 year old my mother went to work at the hospital as a registered nurse. While my parents were at work my Aunt and Godmother babysat me. They lived in the same apartment building as my family did. I was always excited to see Mommy and Daddy walk back through the door after a long day of work. My childcare was built in I wasn’t in a public settings for most of my infancy. If I went out most of the time it was to a family or friends house with my parents, never public events because my other didn’t like that. I started working at nine months. Between nine months and a year, I uttered my first word “Bubbles!” I learned that word in the bath, my Dad and Mom always put bubble bath in my bath. My second word was “Dadda!” of course, and my third word was “Mama!” Although both of my parents had accents my mother doesn’t recall me having one as a started speaking, she ways that I had an American accent. Chomsky, a championed linguistic, argues that certain mechanisms of language are genetically determined. During the early years of my childhood I became aware of the different accents that I heard in my home. I began to mimic the Bahamian accent, the American accent, and the Liberian accent. I believe that Chomsky’s …show more content…
I had to friends that I played with often, Clarke my neighbor and schoolmate and my cousin Khadija. Clarke was a few months younger than I was and Khadija was a few months older than I was. I didn’t mind playing with a bunch of people but growing up in my home environment it just happened that I had few close friends and playmates. Khadija was an outdoorsy kind of girl often times when I played with her we’d go outside collecting leaves and rocks. On the contrary with Clarke, I played inside with my dolls and put on puppet shows (which I’m now afraid of by the way, puppets freak me out. Yikes!). According to Jean Piaget’s theory of preoperational thinking I understood that sometimes words represented things that weren’t necessarily present at the time, especially when Clarke and I put on puppet shows. My mother was the strict parent, while my Dad was a bit more easy-going. I remember one day my mother told me to clean up my room after Clarke and I had played in my room. Instead of putting all of my toys in their proper places I just pushed everything under my bed. When my mother noticed what I did I got a spanking. My Dad never spanked me just gave me a stern talking

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