Thursday, September 5, 2013
Kendra Finally Gives Birth (Photostory)
"I don't think I can do this." (Kendra)
"You will be fine, Mrs. Burke. Can I get you some ice chips?" (Doctor)
"No. I just want to go home." (Kendra)
Dr. Sheppard has entered the room.
"Did I hear you say you wanted to go home?" (Dr. Sheppard)
"Yes. I don't want to do this anymore." (Kendra)
"I will let you go as soon as we deliver this baby. So let's get to it." (Dr. Sheppard)
Dr. Sheppard takes his position. The other doctor leaves the room. She has other patients to attend to. Nathaniel takes his place next to Kendra.
"Honey, it's all going to be okay. I'm right here." (Nathaniel)
"These pains are unbearable!" (Kendra)
Kendra then lets out an incredible scream. The pains are coming closer together.
"Kendra, it's time for you push now. Your baby is ready to meet his parents." (Dr. Sheppard)
"Doc, I don't think the epidural is working." (Kendra)
"It's working. Don't focus on the pain. Focus on meeting your baby. Now push!" (Dr. Sheppard)
With her husband's encouragement, Kendra gives a big push, and another loud scream.
"You're doing great honey!" (Nathaniel)
"Would you please stop patronizing me!" (Kendra)
"You are doing great, but I need you to push again when you are ready." (Dr. Sheppard)
Kendra lets out another scream as she gives another push.))
"There, there." (Nathaniel)
Kendra's husband cools her off with a wet cloth. He's kind of wishing he had made more of the lemans classes. He's feeling a little lost right now, wondering if there's something he should be doing to ease the pain.
Kendra peers at him with love and hate in her eyes. Love because she's happy he's there by her side, and hate because, he's the reason she's in this position to start with.
Nate jumps up at hearing the baby's head is out. He's anxious to meet his son. But he promised Kendra that he would not watch the birth from that angle. She wanted him to remember her private parts the way they were before giving birth.
Dr. Sheppard doesn't have to tell Kendra to push. She is already in motion. She just wants this to be over!
"Wahhh, wahhh!" (baby crying)
"Congratulations, your son is here!" (Dr. Sheppard)
"Honey, you did it. Thank you! Thank you!" (Nathaniel)
Kendra is exhausted, but she's excited.
"We have a son, honey." (Kendra)
Dr. Sheppard leaves to go wash up, while the nurse tends to the baby.
"Is he okay?" (Kendra)
"He's perfect." (Nathaniel)
Kendra gets to see her son moments later.
"Well hello handsome. It's about time you made an appearance." (Kendra)
As Kendra looks into that smiling face, she now knows all the pain was worth it.
The happy couple continues to bask in the joy of having their first child. With all the commotion, they forgot to call any of their friends and family.
Sorry it took so long for her to give birth. I had great intentions of making her a special baby. I just ran out of time. I may still get to it, but for now, she's very happy with her Mattel baby.