An Ode to My Labor and Delivery Nurse
Updated: Feb 19
Today was the day, she said to me.
Today is the day you will meet your new baby.
This is the day we’d be planning for many weeks.
The excitement and anticipation has come to a peak.
As the reality of the situation sets in
My mind started off in a tail spin.
How can I do this? What will it be like?
Will the pain be too much? Will I be a sore sight?
Just as my breathing started to increase
A welcoming sight walked in, ready to please.
The baby is coming, you’re ready to go.
Tell me anything you need, you’re the boss of this show.
Ice chips? Cool wash cloth? Pillows galore?
You give me the word and I’ll get you more.
Her eyes and smile helped to put me at ease.
Her attitude and demeanor was definitely key.
As the pain came stronger and started to grow
She smiled and made sure I would know
Everything would be alright, I could do this.
I knew it was time as I tightly clenched my fist.
Come on, keep going, she’s almost here
Blinded in pain I could tell she was near.
Just one more push, you can do this, I promise
Suddenly I knew this was fulfilling my wish.
In an instant, euphoria came over my body
As I looked down and she handed me my baby.
Her perfect nose, mouth, and blue eyes
Tears started to fall over my smile.
Her cry a welcoming and reassuring sound
Laying on my chest, we would be forever bound.
She said “You did it, I knew you could;
You were so strong like I knew you would.”
Without her help or reassurance
I knew this day would have been a different occurrence.
‘Just a nurse’, no way, definitely more
She wasn’t just helping hands but pure heart at the core.
How she does it every day I’ll never know.
But, without her, my perfect day wouldn’t have flowed.
Not having her in the room would have caused me to curse.
This is an ode to my most amazing Labor and Delivery nurse.
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