Christmas Eve, Baby
Christmas Eve Baby
I mentioned a while ago, never, never get complacent in the ED. You never know whats around the next sliding door. I was having a VERY chill night in triage. Music on, feet up, working with two of my favorite nurses. What can I say? I was a great, albeit boring, night. When I saw the stretcher going towards the driveway I figured it was just another Meemaw that wouldn't get out of the car. Gloves on, I walked out to help. From the back of a 4-door I heard one of the nurses voices say.... "I think thats a head."
I slipped in (having done this before) and surprise surprise it was, in fact, a head. Mom wanted to push, there was no nuchal cord, so push (and pull for me) she did. 10 fingers, 10 toes little girl with lots o black hair. She cried immediately and her 1 minute APGAR was 8. Poor little munchkin was probably freezing.... it was 20 degrees out! Once weighed she was 7lbs 12 oz. Mom had a scary hypotensive moment that required pitocin and some fluid boluses but rebounded well. The nurses suggested that mom name her after me. I highly doubt that there is gonna be a black baby in the projects with an Irish name!