Today I have been busy sewing and painting Abba costumes for Starstruck. I’m unsure as to how I got roped in, with mum, to sew 9 Abba outfits and 8 skirts and ties but I have done two so far with another six items to go. They have to be ready by this Friday and while Mum is surging ahead, I have only just dipped my toe. Actually, I think I made quite a splash!!! I am quite proud of the pussycat dresses that I made today and Immy is having a tough time choosing which one she wants to claim as her own. That makes me feel great. I’m not so hot at the sewing but I LOVE the painting.
It was very good therapy for a midwife recovering from her first catch in three years!
Yep, this little midwife went to work on Wednesday night and at about 5am found herself with a 4th time mum in birthing suite. I wasn’t rostered on to be in delivery. I thought she had a while to go when she presented at our door. She was very quiet. I started doing the regular observations that we do when a lady comes in. Blood pressure, urine, foetal heart sounds… but before I could palpate two contractions, she started to push!!! I hit the buzzer for help and before I knew it I had my gloves on and a beautiful baby boy had come into the world!
Oh, I can’t tell you how amazing it is to be the first person to place your hands on new life! I was shaking and crying - so much so that the father of the baby thought it was my first time at a birth!!
It had been a while. So, so wonderfully amazing.
When I was a student a very wise midwife once told me ‘never take your eyes off a multi’ ( a lady who has had more than one baby). I have learnt my lesson well over the years. I was so excited, exillerated, honoured. I sent David a message but got no response ( he was bust with his own kind of night duty dramas at home) so when I left work I phoned my friend Carolyn. I knew she would be happy for me and would share in my excitement. That adrenalin got me through most of the day without feeling tired.
Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to my dear friend Carolyn on receiving the honour of Midwife of the Year! Very much deserved!