Does it sound selfish?
I’m justified 😊
I carried four human beings 🙆♂️ 🤰
Experienced everything that goes with it…
The nausea, the cravings, the emotions… 😷😋😥
The expectations, the fears, the love, the longing, anxiety😨❤🤗😬
It can be a roller coaster ⛷🤸♀️
I could fill four books with briefs of their birth stories
The first labour hit at midnight.
I couldn’t sit still. My back hurt like hell 😩
At the hospital, I paced up and down.
They gave me a lounge. A whole lounge to myself & my husband 💑
It wasn’t enough
I kicked my slippers off. As light as they were, they were heavy on my feet in that moment 👡👡
He couldn’t believe that I took off my slippers in a foreign place!🦶
Well, neither could I. I was that fussy 😂
Morning came 🌅
I couldn’t eat, they forced me to take a few sips of juice 🥤
I couldn’t pee, the nurses were so good to me 🤗
This is the famous University Teaching Hospital, UTH.
I’d heard stories of pregnant women being treated badly.
Mum came. I cried. She always does that to me. I love her ❤❤
Around 15, the back pain was unbearable! I prayed 🙏
And thought… if I could just think Back on all the good loving, I’d forget the pain.
No chance, damn!!
A good nurse came, helped me lay down. It was time 👩⚕️
She talked to me, comforted me, made jokes and the baby came🤱
He was beautiful. I love him 🥰
I was exhausted and wanted very hot tea with whole milk ☕ 😂
I refused to bath because I couldn’t do it in that foreign place 🛀
I was discharged in the morning.
Second, third and fourth were fairly quick births.
I’m forever grateful to God.
And to all the good women out there.