What a rough few days I had when my baby sister was born. I had a good time at the hospital for the Sibling Celebration and a little at the hospital tour, but this time was different. Mommy and Daddy spent the morning putting stuff into the car and also keeping track of the time.
We arrive at the hospital at around 8:30AM. Mommy got to stand on the scale, and then I went on it too. The nurses had Mommy do some stuff and lay in bed. I waited for Gung-Gung (Mommy’s dad) to come. Finally, he arrived. Another Mommy was having a baby, but the baby’s heart rate dropped, so she was going in for an emergency C-section, whatever that is. (Later we found out that Mom and Baby were fine.) Mommy had to wait and wait until the nurses were free to attend to her. Her nurse, Cindy, said she was 5 cm dilated. I’m not sure what happened in that room after that because I wandered the hallways with Gung Gung and Daddy. We went to the nursery, and there sure were a lot of babies born these past couple of days.
Mommy got moved to another room. This one was bigger. We saw it during the tour. It is where the baby was to be delivered. Daddy drove me over to Cousin Sam’s house, but I didn’t want to be there. We drove all the way back to the hospital because the doctor and nurses were all waiting for the baby to be born. Again, I waited and waited. Now it is around 12:15PM.
At 12:55PM, I heard a baby crying in the room. It was Emily! A pediatrician checked Baby Emi out and said she was 6 pounds 6 ounces. The doctor was with Mommy and the nurses were taking care of Emily, so Daddy went with me to get lunch. It had already been a long day.
Later, Yee-Ma (Mommy’s older sister) came, and after that Po-Po (Mommy’s mom) and Yee-Yee (Mommy’s younger sister) came too. Gung-Gung came back to the hospital to be with Mommy for awhile, while Daddy took me home for dinner. When I went home, I realized Mommy would not be with me at night before bedtime. This would be the first time ever. I cried and cried. I had not even taken a nap that day. Yee-Yee was staying over, but Daddy had to leave Mommy for the night to be with me.
Stay tuned for my story…it does get better…