Tuesday, July 25, 2006

First labor and delivery

We were able to witness and handle our first labor and delivery yesterday. The experience was truly wonderful. The mother began her labor at around noon, and by three her baby was out. It was a boy, a healthy baby boy. He came out head first, and he even opened his eyes a couple times the moment his head came out. He looked so cute. We placed him in his mother's pelvic area. I did the suctioning (removing the excess fluids from the mouth and nose with the use of a bulb syringe) and the cutting of the umbilical cord (it would've been nicer if the father did it, but he was not with us inside the room at that time). He was coughing and crying sharply, and it was a good sign. The poor little fellow was just adjusting to his new environment. Then we placed him in this small tub and cleaned him up.

Welcome to the world, baby Nash.

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