I found out that my coworker is at the hospital, in labour. When I first heard it I was excited and looked forward to meeting her little guy. Don't get me wrong, I am still excited to meet him, and still hoping and praying things go well with her labour and delivery. I have never witnessed a birth, or even been near a woman who was in labour. All I know is what I have seen on tv...or on educational videos at school. There is nothing glamorous about it. But it is miraculous. Amazing what the body can do to get a baby out of it.
It sounds like Mieka had a rough night. She didn't get an epidural until this morning and during the night they gave her some morphine for pain which made her sick. Nothing like having to deal with vomiting when you are in labour. Maybe it's more common than I realize...it just sounded especially awful to me. I hope that things pick up for her, and that before the end of today she will have her long awaited son in her arms.