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.
Happy Birthday Baby Michael!