Originally posted 2007-10-18 12:06:31.
You know, Caitlin, that the day you were due to be born, Mummee & Daddee still attended Aunty Ivy’s wedding dinner? Everyone was amazed that Mummee & Daddee actually turned up at the banquet hall despite telling everyone that we may have to give it a miss! Do you remember hearing all the happy cheers at the dinner?
Dr Wong, who is looking after Mummee now with your soon-to-be-born little brother, was also your Dr then. He had told Mummee & Daddee that we should go see him soon after that- Dr was afraid that you would continue growing & become too big come out naturally.
Mummee & Daddee brought our bags to the Dr’s work a few days later, where we were lucky to have a room all to ourselves. Daddee brought his laptop along for music, but you were cheeky & everybody wasn’t prepared for how long we had to wait for you!
Dr Wong inserted half a pill of something to induce Mummee. About 6 hours later Dr came back & there was little change; Mummee didn’t feel any different, just bored.
Dr Wong then inserted another half a pill of something. Mummee was still only bored hours later. Do you remember?
Dr Wong then decided to rupture the amniotic sac, hoping that this time there would be some action. Mummee was still only getting more bored. Cheeky you!
Dr Wong then decided to put Mummee on a drip. Do you remember that only then did something happen in Mummee’s stomach?
Dr Wong came to check & told Mummee & Daddee that Mummee was slow to respond, that you would only be coming out in 7 hours?? Cheeky you, Mummee then was in so much pain that Mummee decided to have that injection in her back to make it less ouch-ouch!
Dr Wong is so clever- you really only were ready to come out about 7 hours later like he said! And Daddee hadn’t showered for over 36 hours! Eeew, Daddee was so smelly!
You probably don’t know the Transformers cartoon, but when you were ready to come out, Mummee’s bed somehow had so many things added & so many things folding so quickly to welcome you, that it didn’t look like the same bed anymore!
Mummee told me afterwards that it was really helpful that Daddee was watching over Dr Wong’s shoulder when you were coming out giving encouragement with Daddee’s thumbs-up, because Mummee couldn’t feel what she was doing or doing it correctly… It’s okay, Mummee can feel now, sweety.
But you know what, sweety? When your head came out, Daddee actually thought you looked so much like Daddee! How do I know? Maybe someday Daddee will show you Daddee’s baby photos with your own, then we can both have a chuckle together! Hee hee!
And maybe one day too Daddee will show you the video of you coming out! It’s okay, Daddee’s clever camera didn’t show anything, only when the nurses brought you to Mummee the first time!
Maybe you can also see how red your skin was.. It’s okay, Dr Wong said that it was normal, & how it would also be normal that a few days later you would turn a bit yellow because the red was going away. But you didn’t turn yellow! You just turned into “normal” colour- so clever!
It’s okay, Daddee wasn’t scared. Daddee was only scared of your poop-poop; it was so smelly!