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anyone watching OBEM

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

Who is going to be watching?

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...

Whatevertheweather Wed 30-Jan-13 22:36:23

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)

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

Loved the little owl from her big brother.

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

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

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

Me too Lego, thanks Barn

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

'I'm a litle sister'


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

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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>

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

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

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

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

More tears.

Phew, so pleased I stayed up

NewYearNewBoo Wed 30-Jan-13 22:00:17

Yay!! Ooh there is something in my eye smilesmile

LimelightsontheChristmastree Wed 30-Jan-13 22:00:03

Tears! Well done her. So brave.

Chinateacup Wed 30-Jan-13 21:59:59

Fat tears

IAmLouisWalsh Wed 30-Jan-13 21:59:51

They have taken out a restraining order...

AnathemaDevice Wed 30-Jan-13 21:59:45

I'm not tearing up, honest...

ProphetOfDoom Wed 30-Jan-13 21:59:36

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ggirl Wed 30-Jan-13 21:59:34


TandB Wed 30-Jan-13 21:59:31


NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Wed 30-Jan-13 21:59:29

totally beautiful baby!!

ohmeohmy Wed 30-Jan-13 21:59:14

No mil yet?

MikeLitoris Wed 30-Jan-13 21:58:43


ProphetOfDoom Wed 30-Jan-13 21:58:42

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hellsbells76 Wed 30-Jan-13 21:58:33

Oh I love it when that happens. Nearly as much fun as telling the anaesthetist he's not needed when he turns up with his epidural and the baby's out grin

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Wed 30-Jan-13 21:58:26

yay.. breathe baby

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