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In My Arms

12:48 am, our baby was born, I had waited for this day, I had waited so long to finally hold in my arms the baby that grew and changed me in so many ways for 9 months. After the scary miracle birth all I wanted was to be with my son. As they were about to take King to the "nursery" we later found out it was NICU my Gyna Dr Kagia, God bless her, told my husband to pray over King, as soon as that was done I expected to hold my baby but that was not to happen until hours -seemed like eternity- later.

A few things to note before we continue, trust your body, it knows what it's doing, it knows when and how to deliver, God design it that way. Apparently first time mothers labour for long so when I told the nurses I think the baby is really on the way they did not take me seriously based on their experience. My mum in law had to push them to check how dilated I was only for them to realise I was at 8 cm and about to give birth any minute. That's when they called my doctor …
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