Sunday, September 13, 2009

Birth of new life

Yesterday, I got to watch my first live birth and it was awesome. Sure I've seen enough on you-tube but it was nothing like the real thing. How can anyone see that up close and then deny that there is a God? The birth made me realise the following;

a) God is wonderful. He must be to make it possible for that child to breath in water. Her water was broken at about 5 a.m. (it was an induction) and the baby somehow was still breathing until it was pushed out @ 1.22 p.m;

b) Women are heavy duty machines. I have seen my own father, brothers and especially husband catch catarrh and turn into blubbering, irritating babies (may God forgive me for feeling that way) but seriously, I hate seeing sick men they get on my last nerve. This woman pushed out a whole person and was smiling afterwards. She had an epidural by then but what about the six hours of labor before she got the medication? But still, first hand, the birthing process is very painful.

c) I wonder why some people wait to see a mountain move before they can accept the miracles and favors of God Almighty. (First time I bought newborn clothes hubby actually thought no baby could fit something that small and you actually do forget how small a newborn is). Most fascinating thing about them (newborns) is they have 206 bones squeezed into that little body, a functioning brain and meeeen that head of theirs that mouds itself to pass through the birth canal? Awsome! God is wonderful. Even if I never see a mountain move, I am a Believer.

d) How does a baby make its way out such a small hole?

e) Even though the birth was amazing, seriously its a more spiritual experience to watch, I think it might be a good idea to bar husbands, boyfriends, and significant others from watching. Am just glad am a woman cos I would not go near another va jay jay if I were. The emerging baby is not a pretty sight and you need to see what it does to the anus.

f) God I thank you for making me a woman.


  1. wow...I would have freaked out...I really pray God gives me the shortest,most painless labour ever..

    Howdy sis, been a while...

  2. I wish i has recorded my experience!!!!

    How're you doing dear?

  3. you can say that again women are heavy duty machine

  4. First time i saw a live birth I was feeling like a hard girl, norring do me.
    My friend almost passed out, I was still feeling like a don.
    Didnt hit me till a couple of hours later that one day I WOULD ACTUALLY BE IN THAT KIND OF PAIN.
    I almost passed out.

    Its amazing how the vagina itself reduces, Iv seen a doctor shove his hand up a woman almost right to his elbow...,and the vagina went back to normal (almost) after that.

    God is great indeed!!

  5. @ afro
    Amen, my mom used to tell us never to cut yam tubers from the bottom so that you have short easy labor. Maybe I should have listened, lol. Why did you abandon your blog naow?

    Record ke? I'm telling you, its amazing but not pretty.

    Yes o, the things we must go through physically and still resume life as tho nothing happened.

    lol, its easier to watch, you appreciate the process more; don't worry sha, epidural or no epidural; you really do forget how bad it was after an hour or so. I guess that's Gods way of making sure we continue to populate the earth.

  6. yay to us jare :)
    dearie ko easy but we give God all d thanx'
    tho i tot u just had another :)

    *howz oga n baby

  7. ah ah, moji! u no even gree me comment first b4 responding to me! lol. i watched my sis n labour, but during d birth proper dem no gree me see! i vex eh. cos i wanted to prepare myself 4 it. it's all good though. i tell u, God dey! not just n d birth period, but d whole pregnancy process!!!!!

  8. I am absolutely terrified of childbirth!

  9. @LG
    soon but not yet.

    lol, they have plenty on u-tube if you are not the squeamish type. I only got to watch this one cos the babe's husband no get liver for blood and pain and I was curious. Have one first so the sight doesn't make you change your mind, lol.

    Its horrible, but the baby makes it all worthwhile and like I said earlier you really do forget about the ordeal.

  10. God is amazing o..the way he designed the woman's body to give birth...

    not sure i can watch a birth video o...

  11. i accompanied an older sister into the labour room and i burst into tears at some point.... it was so tough watching her! yes i agree that women are heavy duty machines and men who hit women should be forced to watch labour or something! so they can get some respect!

  12. I'm gonna choose a CS please, this is too much for me.

  13. "The emerging baby is not a pretty sight and you need to see what it does to the anus."

    Good Lord!!!! I've had 3 kids and even I'm scared by that assessment. lol! BTW, I had them all by C-Section. =)

    And, I am also thankful I came to this world as a woman.

    Hope all is well!

  14. @ aloted

    @ Tyger
    Its really tough to watch someone in so much pain sha, thank God for epidurals. As for the women beaters, those ones are the most liverless creatures ever created. They are all born cowards anyway, else they'd be testing their strength on their fellow men.

    @ Myne Whitman
    If you live in the US let me give you the heads up; Most insurance companies do not cover cs unless its a medical necessity.

    @ Solomonsydelle
    All is well o. You lucky gal, you.

  15. Didn't abandon it oh...I stare at it every once in a