Well, the first baby was born around 7:30 pm. It was a little boy. He was born with the cord around his neck, and it took some suctioning and stimulating to get him to breathe. Yes, I’ve delivered quite a few babies, but that is still scary. Thankfully he was soon breathing well. He weighed 8 lbs 4 ozs—pretty big for Haiti.
By that time the other lady was getting closer. It appeared that I had plenty of time to at least grab a bit to eat so I headed off for supper. We hadn’t much more than started eating when they were knocking franticly at the gate. I really didn’t think they could need me yet, but I was wrong!!!! The baby was born by the time I got there! He cried vigorously so no worry about his breathing capacity—another little boy weighing 7 lbs 3 ozs.
We got things finished up and headed back to finish our supper—around 10 pm by then.