Sunday, March 4, 2012

More on the babies

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.

Here is the happy little family of the first birth

Andrew and Abigail helped dress the baby
(They are brother and sister from WA. Andrew is here as mechanic.)

This is the second little guy

Abby and I with both babies!!!

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