anyone watching OBEM

(136 Posts)
BoomBoomBoom Wed 30-Jan-13 20:59:38

Who is going to be watching?

LittleMilla Wed 30-Jan-13 22:00:22

More tears.

Phew, so pleased I stayed up

ImNotDrunkIJustCantType Wed 30-Jan-13 22:00:29

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BarnYardCow Wed 30-Jan-13 22:00:40

Glad that worked out ok! Good luck for tomorrow ladies x3!

LegoAcupuncture Wed 30-Jan-13 22:00:57

Was holding it together until they done the screen shot of "I'm a little sister" <sob>

MrsDeVere Wed 30-Jan-13 22:01:37

That 'I'm a little sister' just finished me off.
If anyone ever doubts that every child lost is loved and missed....

MikeLitoris Wed 30-Jan-13 22:01:47

'I'm a litle sister'

sad

ImpatientOne Wed 30-Jan-13 22:01:53

Me too Lego, thanks Barn

lopsided Wed 30-Jan-13 22:03:12

Proper crying. Ava's a beautiful baby, so happy for them.

BarnYardCow Wed 30-Jan-13 22:10:30

Loved the little owl from her big brother.

Oh goodness - total floods here. We lost our dd2 shortly after birth and had her baby sister our dd3 5 months ago. Bought back a lot of memories tonight. Gorgeous baby - so so happy they got to take her home.

Agree the mother came across as overbearing but I do have a wee bit of sympathy for her - last time her daughter went in to have a baby she got a call to come and see her grandson as he wasn't going to make it. She was probably through the roof with anxiety as well, I know my mum was (though she did manage to stay away until dd3 was born smile)

BartletForTeamGB Thu 31-Jan-13 12:02:38

37 weeks today here and I am utterly sobbing my way through this (avoiding doing housework). We lost a baby girl at 18 weeks so I can appreciate some of what that couple must have been feeling. But, gosh, that poor woman's mother! I didn't tell my mother I was in labour so that she didn't come down to visit too quickly and wouldn't dream of having her while I was in labour.

As for the older midwife, I didn't think she was that sympathetic. I hate people saying to me, "It's all going to be fine this time", because no-one knows that so I much more appreciate people who recognise my worries and accept that the worries are not going to go away until I get this baby in my arms.

"Oh no, awkward male med student! I always feel so sorry for them on our ward - the women never want to them to come in the room (I can see why) so I doubt most of them ever see a normal birth!"

As a doctor, I've been debating whether or not to allow medical students to observe my birth as there is always the risk that I arrive in a few years time on a ward and say, "Hello, I'm Dr Bartlet, the new consultant", and then one of my junior doctors suddenly realises that we've met before and he's seen a bit more of me than he might have otherwise!

However, precisely because I know how difficult it is to get your births in as a medical student and particularly as a male medical student, I think I might quite deliberately say that a male medical student is fine. He's not going to be looking at my face anyway...

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