Shaniece looked past her massive stomach towards the monitor. She was terrified that she had become so huge during her last trimester. A warning went off in her mind. Something was wrong. Her back hurt all the time, and she couldn’t stop eating. Nothing about this entire situation felt right.
What Was Happening?
The nurse squeezed the jelly onto her skin and scanned her stomach. "These are completely normal symptoms for your first pregnancy," the nurse told her. She waited nervously as the screen came to life and showed her what was happening in her belly. “What’s happening?” she asked. Then the nurse asked the doctor to take a look.
A Family Of Her Own
Shaniece’s parents had been committed to each other since the age of sixteen, and her big sister married her childhood sweetheart after they graduated. So, Shaniece wanted a family of her own. She only hoped she would be lucky enough to find a guy she could share her life with. But she never realized she would be in this much pain so early during her pregnancy.
When she was fourteen years old, her big sister, Linda, moved out to live with her boyfriend. Shaniece was happy that she wouldn’t have to listen to her bossy big sister every day. Plus, she’d have the entire house all to herself, so she would actually have plenty of room to be free.
But it was way too quiet in her home. Eventually, she missed the bickering. And despite meeting up on weekends, the two sisters had started to drift apart. One day, Shaniece got on the bus and went to visit her big sister. But she didn’t expect to see her in this condition.