Finally the day had come, that my delivery was due. I had suffered quite some labor pains and, since the doctor had succeeded in posponing the delivery, i was more than ready to give birth.
I was so happy that my Life was able to be there with me this time. I could not bare the thought of going through this all alone.
I still owe you my decission on which delivery suite it was going to be, and the winner is..... delivery suite number 2
My Life and i were in the clinic early so we were able to relax and settle in. We danced for a while, slow, and created a nice intimate atmosphere. Later we filled the tub and continued our relaxation in the comforting water ... me leaning backwards against Annemie, which gave my back the support it needed so badly; being there with my Life gave me the emotional rub i could not do without.
At some point the doctor joined us in the delivery suite and shortly after my water broke. The contractions i have had all day became even more frequent and more severe and the hard times began.
After some time (was it 20 minutes or 20 hours?) our little princess saw the light of day:
Miek was born on April 19th, 06.25 AM SLT. We call her Annemiek Annemarie Niekerk and of course she is the most beautifull baby in the whole universe. No doubt about that.
A little redhead, just like her mum. If her personality matches that of her mum, i will face a hard future i am afraid *smiles ever so happy*.
My Life was so incredibly happy and that made it even better for me. It was so good to see her like this. Thinking of her situation, her illness, made the whole event so emotional, so beautiful.
I really am honoured that i have been allowed to do this for her to be loved by her so much.
I fear the future.......
Back home we talked a little while, overwhelmed by that little fragile human being, that has entered our lives. My Life had bought a basket full of fun stuff for Miekje and to my suprise she had bought me something very nice too *cries happy*.
The whole thing had drained my Life emotionally so she left to get the rest she needs so badly, leaving me the opportunity to show Miek off to my sisters.
At some point little Miek got hungry so i had to breastfeed her *smiles tenderly*.
My sister Amanda was on for the last time, since she had to go away for a few weeks. She and her wife Tasja gave us a complete baby furniture set!! So very, very sweet of you girls. I love you!!