Thursday, July 15, 2010

Welcome Baby Elijah


Friends of mine from church just had their 3rd child. Baby Elijah was born on July 13th weighing in at a healthy 9 pounds 3 ounces.
I really wanted to take care of Bethany - she has these really nice, low intervention births ~ the kind of patient that I love to take care of~she'd probably be a great person to do a home birth!

I did have the privilege to be with them for the birth of their second child but this time her bag of waters broke at night time ~ and I had to work the following morning. Of course...I can't go in and work late at night, only to return a couple of hours later to work a 12 hour shift. So I had to hand her off to my good friend Maggie. I was bummed, but I knew that Maggie would take good care of her.
I called the unit to let them know that she was coming in. I heard that she did great! And she had the cutest, chubby little guy :) She was home within 24 hours. See - I told you she'd be a good homebirther...
I did go see them that next day and I got to hold that sweet little bundle. Yet, I am still bummed that I wasn't able to be there for the delivery. I keep wishing that I could have changed my schedule or that I could have just worked the overtime. I told her that she may have to have another one, just so I could attend...

For now I guess I need to be satisfied with being able to see Elijah as a newborn and to join all of the others in saying, "Congratulations!"
Enjoy your new baby boy. I know that you are already awesome parents and he will be a welcome addition to your family. Enjoy him and kiss those chubby cheeks everyday!
(pictures lovingly borrowed from Bethany's facebook posts...I couldn't blog about him and not show his cute face)
Debbie

1 comment:

You Carried Me said...

This has nothing to do with your post! You commented on my blog about being an L&D nurse in southern California....do you guys hire new grads? are there positions available? :)