Sunday, January 27, 2013

So Jealous Right Now

Jealous? Me? Yes, I will freely admit to it - I am jealous of my sister at the moment and I'm not afraid to write a status about it on Facebook. See, my sister is a trainee nurse and she is currently in the middle of a two week work placement at our local base hospital, where she has been working in the maternity ward. I was so excited for her to go there a) because I'm proud of her putting her dreams into action and b) because its the maternity ward, where she would get to experience labour and birth, albeit from a spectators vantage point. And that's where the jealousy comes in - I wanna see little babies being born!

There we is, me and my sister, rocking it wedding style!

I've given birth twice, so I know that although a natural, vaginal birth hurts like the proverbial bitch, its also an amazing, joyous, emotional thing - and I would love to experience that from the other side. I'd love to be in the room with a labouring mother, to help her through all the pain, and the nerves, and the ' I.Just.Want. To.Go.HOME! ' that inevitably happens around the last transition. My sister was telling me about a few of the births she got to attend this past week ( and no, no confidential patient details were shared ) and this little pang of ' I wish I could have seen that .... ' hit me. Which I then confessed to because its no secret that I think babies and births are amazingly awesome.

All of which resulted in my sister saying that when she has a baby, I can TOTALLY  be in the labour suite with her - and probably her partner, and our mum. So not the exclusive support person but I'll take what I can get. Now all I have to do is wait for her to be ready, willing and able to have a baby and its on!
( Oh, and the whole conversation reminded me that I haven't posted Tullys birth story yet. Perhaps I should get onto that.... )


  1. Aw, that's a lovely pic of the two of you!

    And yes, bring on the birth story. I'm crossing my legs as I type... ;-)

  2. Congrats for your sister :) I believe pregnancy and birth is such a beautiful and amazing thing, but honestly, the actual birth scares the bejeebus out of me!

    Hubby and I are currently trying for a baby, so at least I'll have 9 months to get used to it :)

    Can't wait to hear about Tully


  3. I detect a calling? I think you would make a great midwife, why not think about it?

  4. Maybe you could be a doula, less training than a midwife, and no medical training, but you get to be there as a support person from beginning to end. We are hiring a doula for this next baby and I know Dave is certainly looking forward to having someone there that is emotionally removed from the situation but still able to provide the encouragement and support that we both need.