isn’t she lovely

April 17, 2008

on tuesday night at 2138h i delivered my first bub, a gorgeous little baby girl! i wasn’t really expecting to do the delivery, but my resident made me do it, and i was trembling slightly as i prepared to catch the baby’s head as Mrs D screamed and pushed with all her might at every contraction. at first the baby’s head emerged, then we eased her shoulder out and then the rest of her body tumbled out as we caught her, it was so quick! she was a wee one, lovely and beautiful as she opened her eyes and took her first breath. i cut her cord (sooo proud!) and delivered the placenta as well- on my own! (under supervision of the resident of course) it was an exhilarating experience.

the difference between watching a birth and doing one yourself is massive- bringing a baby into the world with your own two hands is just amazing, amazing, amazing! nothing like seeing the proud parents smile like they’d just won the lottery, cuddling their gorgeous bub and cooing over her, like she was their precious little princess. maybe that was how it was like when i was born too (or so i like to think) šŸ˜€

+baby picture from anne geddes

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5 Responses to “isn’t she lovely”

  1. Bigjem Says:

    it doesn’t sound as charming when you described the excreta and all in the process of giving birth! ewww! carol got ‘drenched’! yucks!

  2. eleanor Says:

    some births are a bit more traumatic… this one was gentle and slow, so that was good! carol wasn’t very lucky… haha! hey how’s your leg? cast off isn’t it! šŸ˜€

  3. gwenda Says:

    awww sounds lovely and wondrous to bring lives into this world šŸ™‚

  4. eleanor Says:

    it sure is! šŸ™‚ how have you been gwenda? im coming to syd soon! but i doubt my schedule allows me to meet up with you šŸ˜¦ šŸ˜¦ šŸ˜¦

  5. gwenda Says:

    aww pity šŸ˜¦ have fun at yr conference tho, and enjoy sydney!

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