Monday, April 22, 2013

Baby Michael's Birth

I noticed it has been a while since I last posted a birth story... something that must be remedied :D I will tell of my most recent welcoming....
It was late... there had been a beautiful birth that I was able to assist just before 1am. I set to studying as I was "next up"... I was very sleepy so I laid down on the couch... but rest would not come... So I studied and waited.
About 1:54 am I heard the familiar sound of the clinic door opening and the familiar rush of voices which only can mean one thing... Labor :D As I looked at the mother, I immediately knew that she was Badjao... I tried to communicate with her, but it was difficult. She went to the CR... The guard reported that he couldn't find her chart... Then suddenly, at 1:56 am she and her bantay came running out of the CR. I led them to the closest bed where she immediately laid down.
As I looked, suddenly the head began to emerge... and at 1:57 am a beautiful baby boy was born. He was 8lbs. 1oz. such a cutie! Being Badjao, the mother asked if I wouldn't mind naming the baby...
Which I gladly did... His name: Michael after my little brother.

Michael's birth was followed closely by another mother who came in "Fully"... so it was a very busy shift!  What a miracle birth is... To see new life emerging... Such a blessing!

Happy Birthday Baby Michael!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Skill #4

The month of April.... means another skill is needed.... and this month is.....


Rolled Lumpia


It turned out that they didn't really look pretty (had to used rice wrappers instead of actual wrappers as we didn't have any) but the consensus was that they tasted delicious! It is a good skill to have! Lami Kaayo!