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Three Things

Three things happened today:

1. He found me. I saw Him and my heart leapt into my mouth. I called it, didn’t I?

2. I talked to Him. I had a minute to decide what I was going to do and both of my options flashed into my head. I decided to be the bigger person. I said hi, I was friendly, we had small talk. When he asked me if I wanted him to give me a tour of the “new building” I politely turned him down; I told him I had to get back to the unit. It wasn’t a total lie.

3. I delivered my first baby. It was a baby boy. I caught his head in my hands and I guided his little body out and I laid him on his mommy’s belly. I did it! Then I delivered 2 more babies with minimal assistance!

Now the day is over and I’m absolutely exhausted. And, the only thing that means anything to me is #3. What an absolutely amazing day!

19 thoughts on “Three Things

  1. Ahw!!!! Congrats that must be so beautiful to help bring new souls into this world.

    (lol.. for a moment I thought you were talking about God… because of the H.. good for turning him down! Hercules! πŸ˜€ )

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  2. yey! for number 3 πŸ™‚ It must be an amazing feeling, a few of my friends are training as midwives at the moment and my sister used to be one I would have loved to do it too! So glad whoever it was you found it easy to turn Him down and walk away, sounds like it was just what you needed to do πŸ™‚ xox

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      1. Me too lol I’m still gonna have to keep pushing to keep it that way and I bet you will too but it’s a step in the right direction at least! hehe it really must be amazing and I hope you can make it your speciality after finding it so great πŸ™‚

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  3. Assisting a mother to give birth to her baby is a wonderful spiritual experience and an honour. I’m sure you’ll get to enjoy this priviledge many more times in the future. I’m a midwife and it never got to be ‘old’ or ‘just a job’ for me.
    I’d love to see a change in the language for catching babies, though. The mother gives birth to her baby, the doctor or midwife can catch the baby. Delivering is done by postmen, couriers and pizza parlours.
    The language we choose to use is powerful and ‘delivering’ belittles the event and takes the power away from the mother who is the person doing most of the work. πŸ™‚

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    1. You know, it’s funny you mention this! I posted my update on Facebook yesterday by writing that I “brought” my first baby into the world. I spent some time thinking about a word to use other than DELIVER. But, then I got so many people criticizing me for being unclear and stating, in fact, that I had brought my first baby into the world 2.5 years ago. I had to clarify later and say that I did, indeed, deliver a baby. I guess you can never make everyone happy!

      Either way, I agree with you… Deliver not a great word to describe the experience.

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  4. Congrats!!! I cannot imagine how exciting it must be to deliver a baby. You are literally making a woman have the best moment of her life (after the pain has subsided) πŸ™‚

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  5. Sorry to complicate the issue for you! πŸ™‚
    I’ve had similar situations – once one of my close friends met a mother I’d assisted, and her daughter (about 7 yo by that time). My friend said, ‘So this is one of the baby’s you’ve delivered?’ and I replied, ‘No, I didn’t deliver her.’ My friend was confused, but it was a busy social occassion and I never got to explain myself. I often wondered what she made of it all.
    I wish there was a word that perfectly described the experience and what we do. The closest I come to is ‘caught,’ but even that fails as sometimes I supervise the dad doing the catching.
    Still, it’s the best I can come up with, so good luck with all future ‘catches!’ πŸ™‚

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    1. Welcome, BB!

      Thanks for coming by and I’m glad you are enjoying the site! You can read about Him here and here. I think those will give you the information that you need…

      CG

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