THE GOLDEN MISTAKE
“Don’t give up Anabelle, you are doing so amazing. You are amazing. You can do this baby, I believe in you.” I felt another contraction coming. Emboldened by his words, I began pushing and pushing and pushing……
I will not give up.
I can do this.
“She’s crowning! Keep pushing Anabelle, she’s almost here.”Dr. Reynolds said
“Did you hear that Anabelle? She’s almost here. Keep pushing babe, you’re almost there.”Sean beamed
The fact that Dr. Reynolds said that she was almost here is what motivated me even more to push harder.
“The head is out, now her shoulders. Push Anabelle, push,” Dr Reynolds said.
“UGH!!” I wailed as I pushed harder than I did before. And before I knew it, the pain and the pressure disappeared and the cries of my daughter filled the room.
I quickly laid back and began to cry as I listened to the sound of my daughter crying. “Sean, would you like to cut the cord?” I heard Dr. Reynolds ask him. I watched as Sean went to where Dr. Reynolds was and cut the cord. Dr. Reynolds handed my daughter off to a nurse so she can get cleaned and checked.
Sean returned by my side, tears streaming down his cheek. “You did it baby. You did it!” He leaned down and kissed my forehead. “She’s so beautiful,” He whispered.
“Alright Anabelle, while your daughter gets cleaned up, I’m gonna have you deliver the placenta. Once I see the signs that your placenta has separated from the uterine wall, I’m gonna ask you to give me one gentle push,” He explained.
“Okay,” I whispered, still out of breath. After a couple minutes, I was asked to gently push out the placenta. Once the placenta was removed, Dr. Reynolds placed it on a tray, that was quickly whisked away by one of the nurses.
“There were no tears, which means no stitches. You did great Anabelle. Congratulations to the both of you. I know you two will make great parents.”
“Thank you,” Sean and I said at the same time. I saw a nurse walking over to where Sean and I were, holding my daughter in her arms. “Your healthy baby girl is ready to meet her mommy and daddy!” She smiled. I held out my arms as the nurse carefully placed her in my arms.
I looked down at the beautiful baby girl in my arms. Tears began to escape my eyes as I admired my daughter’s every feature. “She’s so beautiful,” I whispered.
“I know,” Sean whispered kissing her
“She looks so much like you,” I pointed out, letting out a small laugh right after. I looked up at Sean who was smiling down at our daughter. “You think so?”he asked
I smiled as I looked back down at my precious baby girl. “Oh yeah. Definitely,” I softly said. “How about we take you back to your room and a nurse will help you breastfeed your baby?” Dr. Reynolds chimed in.
I nodded, still looking down at my beautiful little girl. “Okay.”
“How do you think they’ll react when they hear what her name is?” I inquired, looking over at Sean who was still placing small kisses on our daughter’s cheek. I smiled at the scene.
“I think they’ll be very happy when they hear it,” Sean said, looking over at me.
There was a few knocks on the door. I looked at Sean, letting out a small sigh. “It’s time,” I told him. “Come in!”
The door opened completely and I smiled as I saw Derek, Lianne, Sean’s sisters, Miss.Raye and my dad walk in the room. “Hey guys,” I greeted them, my voice raspy.
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Sean stood up from the chair, still holding her in his arms as he walked over to me, carefully sitting down on the edge of the bed. “Everyone,” I began,”I would like you all to officially meet our daughter. Malia Raye Walker.”I said
I looked at my dad and Miss.Raye who’s eyes began to fill up with tears. Their reaction was absolutely priceless. Sean got up from the bed and carefully handed Malia to my father first.
“Hey Malia,” My father cooed. “You are so beautiful. I love you so much already.” I wiped a few of my tears away. My father looked at me, tears still present on his face. “Your mother would have been so happy to know that you named your daughter after her.”dad gushed
I smiled at him as I wiped another tear from my cheek. “I know,” My voice cracked. Miss.Raye was next to hold Malia. She carefully took her from my father’s arms and held her. “Oh my sweet, precious granddaughter. You are so beautiful,” She cried.
“I’m gonna spoil you so much!” She cooed down at her, which caused me and Sean to laugh. Sean’s sisters had their turn to hold her next, leaving Derek and Lianne left last to hold Malia.
“God, I’m so happy. This is officially the best birthday present ever,” Derek beamed.
It was now that I realized that Malia was indeed born on Derek’s birthday. “Hey Mali, we get to be birthday buddies! I also get to be your uncle and godfather! Isn’t that cool?” I smiled as I looked at Derek bonding with his niece. He had just met her and he was already good with her.
I knew that whenever the time came, Derek was going to make such an amazing father.
Lianne teared up as she looked at Malia and Derek. “Can I hold her now?” She quietly asked Derek. “Of course babe. Here,” He said as he carefully placed Malia in her arms.
Lianne looked down at her and began to softly cry. “You really are so beautiful Malia. Here I am, holding you for the first time, and I already fell in love with you. It breaks my heart that I have to leave right now because I love you so much already. I wish I didn’t have to leave,” She sniffled. I covered my mouth, letting out a small sob.
“Be good to your mommy and daddy.” She leaned down and kissed her forehead. “I’ll see you soon Lia.” She looked back at Miss.Raye and handed Malia back to her. She walked over to me, tears still in her eyes. “I have to go,” lianne whispered.
“I know,” I whispered back. She leaned down and pulled me in for a hug. I quickly returned the hug, squeezing her tight. “I’m gonna miss you so much Ana, you have no idea,” She cried.
“Same here,” I blubbered. I pulled away from her and held her hands in mine. “I’m so glad I got to meet Malia before I left. She’s so beautiful Ana.”
“I know. I’m happy you got to meet her too. Don’t worry Lianne. We’ll see each other very soon.”
She nodded as she tucked a strand of her blonde hair behind her ear. “I love you Ana. I will call you the minute I get there. I’ll probably call you again in the morning to tell you how much I already miss you.”lianne gushed
I laughed as a couple of tears escaped my eyes. “Okay. I love you too Lia. Have a safe drive there.”
“Don’t worry I will.” She gave me one last hug before she walked to the other side of the bed, towards Sean. “Take good care of them,” She said as she pulled him in for a hug. Sean wrapped his arms around her and nodded. “Don’t worry, I will.”
She pulled away from him and smiled. “Good.” She turned to my father, and I noticed that she was on the verge of breaking down into full on tears. “Before I hug you, I just wanted to say something real quick.” Her lips began to quiver and she soon broke down in tears. “Thank you for being like another dad to me. You’ve helped me become the person I am today and I couldn’t be more grateful to have a person like you in my life. I’m going to miss you so much.”
My father quickly enveloped her in a hug. She wrapped her arms around him as she dug her face into his chest and cried. “I love you kiddo. You’re going to do great things and I know you will continue to make me proud.” He kissed the side of her temple before pulling away from her.
“I know. I love you too dad number two.” He smiled down at her. “Okay, I really have to go,” She said as she began walking towards the doorway. “I love you all. I’ll see you all soon.” She looked at Derek and gave him a small nod.
He nodded as he looked back at all of us. The look of sadness and pain was evident on his face. “I’ll be right back,” He told us. He looked back at Lianne, intertwining his fingers with hers. “Bye everyone!” She waved at all of us. She gave me one last smile before she opened the door and walked out, with Derek still holding her hand…
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To Be Continued
THE GOLDEN MISTAKE