Thursday, June 23, 2005

The maternity unit rang...

... and conversation ran something like this:

Midwife: Hi, Debbie. Where are you - we were expecting you to ring this morning.

Me: I was hiding.

MW: OK, well if you could come in for your inducement to labour...

Me: No.

MW: OK, well when would you like to come in...

Me: Never. I'm alright so I'm not going to bother

MW: OK, well I'll have to ask the sister *mumbles in background about the lady who didn't show up* ... OK, she says if you feel OK and you don't want to be induced that's fine but you'll need to come in today to be monitored...

Me: No, I don't want to do that either actually...

MW: OK, well let me just ask the sister... *Mumble mumble* OK, she says that's fine but if you could perhaps ring the ADU tomorrow because we'd like to monitor the baby...

Me: We'll see - thanks for your help. BYE.


*RUNS AND HIDES UNDER THE DUVET AGAIN*



... So, how did I do, Merry?? :P

13 Comments:

At 2:28 pm, Blogger merry said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very impressed :)

Now just keep poking and prodding that baby and talking to it and remember that you can go in, be monitored and wlak back out again at any time. You can also ring your midwife and say "please come and have a listen to it and a listen to me AT MY HOME!!!!!"

You keep doing whatever feels right and keep smiling.

Thank goodness for an October/November duvet to hide under!

 
At 2:59 pm, Blogger khadijah said...

aaaaaaah, i wish i had done that!

would have run slightly differently, but, you know,
attitude and all!

i do think chatting to babe is very helpful.

yusuf says
'go on girl' at description of conversation. he is also very impressed.

'You keep doing whatever feels right' Merry , you are soooooo right.soooooo right....

 
At 6:50 pm, Anonymous Zainab said...

About time one of us stood up to PMU - Go on Debbie, i would've been too chicken to do that! Allah will get the baby out when He feels is right... don't forget baby's birth was written 500 000 yrs BEFORE creation, Subhanallah what then are we worried about!

 
At 7:00 pm, Blogger merry said...

i did too, i did too!!!! I just wish i'd managed to have the normal delivery i wanted so i could have thoroughly yaboosucked them. But i suspect the reason i did have a section had something to do with not letting me be proved right.

Rotten the lot of them.

But not to Debbie :) natch :)

 
At 7:32 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

I only did it cos Merry told me to....

 
At 8:18 pm, Blogger merry said...

I'm just going to point out here and now the number of times i added into that email "so long as you are happy... so long as you feel right... so long as it makes you feel okay..." etc etc. :) ;)

i went in for monitoring daily but walked back out again - by +12 i must admit i was weeping the moment she didn't move for half an hour. BUT she was fine and in fact given she was "2 weeks overdue" she was the only one of mine ever to be sat in lovely clear waters. Not a poo in sight.

 
At 10:13 pm, Anonymous Hannah said...

Also, Kdja said something very wise to me when I was sobbing in the heat when preggers with A (yes that heatwave year Maryam and Zainab were with me on this one!) that this heat is awful for a baby to be in (S is not coping with it at all...very sweaty unhappy baby). By the time A was born the heatwave had broken....I hear we're in for thunder on Friday and Sat will be much cooler. Here's making dua for you XXX

 
At 11:24 pm, Anonymous Zainab said...

I wish I had known Merry when I had my 2 - Wish she'd told ME what to do! Alhamdulillah, all worked out well in the end, although i still get a lump in my throat when i think about my firstborn's birth and the way in which the midwives were!

Sabr Debbie not long now Inshallah x

 
At 12:55 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted them to gat Junayd out ,knowing that he was growing daily was a bigger concern for me.Rightly so i think.But they could not offer me a bed after 13 days overdue and i was too chicken to push for it.Glad now that i went into labour naturally.Hampton always did the trick,go shopping but no insulting the passers bye..love and salams Maryam.

 
At 12:30 pm, Blogger khadijah said...

well, we're building our paradise here in duas not immediately answered, so just keep waiting....

(do you do reverse psychology!?!!?)

 
At 2:14 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

Still here. Too hormonal to be any use to anyone. Really starting to hate everything right now

 
At 12:39 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Deb,love and salam to you all...please can i come and meet the little fella..Wa salam,Maryam

 
At 7:32 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a.a.w.r.w.b

you've had the baby then? Alhamdulillah, subhana'allah. I am so happy for you :)

May this little one be the source of peace and mercy for you all. Ameen.

Love you lots.

Hanaa and Jenny

 

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