was a full day.
I worked night on Sat. from 10pm-6am. I got to assist for the first time at 1:41am on Nov 1st. It was wonderful! I was very nervous... didn't feel totally prepared but the supervisor and other midwives were so encouraging and said they would help if I needed it. I was praying for an uncomplicated, slow, peaceful birth. God is so good He gave it to me!
The mother was so peaceful she smiled and joked in between contractions. The baby was beautiful and only needed bulb suctioning with an apgar score of 9 (which is really good, 10 being the best). The placenta came out with no problems and she didn't hemorrhage, a common problem here, at least lately anyway.
After running on an adrenaline high for a couple of hours I crashed on the couch at 4:30am and woke up at 6am. After endorsements and breakfast I took a nap f or 3 hours and then got to talk to my family on Skype. Thank God for Skype!
Then I went to church for the rest of the service and met up with Maricel, a Filipino woman I met last Sunday. We went to lunch and then went to her violin lesson, which ended up being cancelled but we had a wonderful time talking and playing together. She could play Mississippi Hotdog and Twinkle so I taught her Amazing Grace. She picked it up really quick and was so excited to play a Hymn... she really has a heart for worship.
After I got back to the Orange House Krys came and picked up some of us girls that wanted to play Ultimate Frisbee, which the play every Sunday afternoon. I had never played and was rather nervous... I didn't even know how to play. But it was so fun! Another favorite sport!
We came home tired and sweaty. It was so hot everyone was drenched in sweat... welcome to the Philippines! :-)
Then, after showering, Amber, Joy, Carmen, and I worshiped together for awhile. We even played some songs in Visayan. New goal: learn to actually sing them!
We also sang Above All and it almost brought me to tears. As soon as I heard the first words I was taken down memory lane to the first wedding that Vicky and I danced in. We did that song and it seemed like just yesterday. I can't believe it has been almost 7 years since then.
The BOOM... OK, so it wasn't that loud but it was loud as the rain fell in torrents. We had to almost yell to hear each other over the noise. It was wonderful. And it cooled things off for the evening.
So that was my day.... and I thoroughly enjoyed it!