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Seemed Like A Routine Day

Being a nurse I had a good understanding of medications for pain, Explained to my Obstetrician I wanted everything, I was not insane, This was my first baby and being in healthcare had very few perks, I’d be given an epidural when the time came, but not by any jerks. Worked full-time then started maternity leave 2 weeks before my due date, Of course I sat at home for another 5 weeks, oh my first baby was really late. I read every book in the library and cleaned my house more than one time, Everyday the neighbours would drop by, I was tired of the door bell chime. Walked into the hospital to have a non-stress test, done every other day, My doctor laid his hand on me and asked “how long have you been this way” I replied “ for about 11 months, you should know you’ve seen me every week” He firmly instructed the nurse to call my home, for my husband they must seek. My husband knowing my test was routine, had driven to town to go to the Gym, What is that you say dear doctor, “I’m fully dilated, I’m soon going to be slim” Well first I’ll I just zip home to grab my luggage and I promise I just zoooom, What’s that- “I’m bypassing the labour and going straight to the delivery room” So I hopped onto the table, took deep breaths and put my feet in the snare When finally my dear husband arrived ~ with more than five minutes to spare “It’s a beautiful girl with dark hair, 8 lbs 7 oz ” I heard the delivery room nurse say, My love has never been stronger, my greatest moment, our most memorable day. Written by Lee Ramage October 6, 2011 For Frank Herrera’s contest “One Stand Out Day” Won 4th place

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  1. Date: 8/17/2012 11:03:00 AM
    I felt the need to stop by your list of poetry today Lee. I wish to thank you for your kind words on my writing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you back here Monday. Love, Carol XX

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 8/17/2012 11:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol, always a pleasure to hear from you. Lee
  1. Date: 10/14/2011 6:00:00 PM
    wowser! lucky you..I went into labour during the Gong Show! Congrad's LIght & Love

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 8:52:00 PM
    Having three children of my own....I can remember each moment, ...every second of that day as if it is a re-run I'm watching in my head....these days are unforgettable, and make the experience worth the pain! :) Lovely poem, Lee!!

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 6:07:00 PM
    Congrats Lee on a well deserved sweet success in one stand out day contest with this amazing piece of poetic perfection luv...

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 4:39:00 PM
    A beautiful rendering Lee. Congratulations on your win in Frank's contest

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 3:24:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry placing in Frank's "One Stand Out Day" contest Lee. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/7/2011 1:48:00 PM
    Lee, you not only display an amazing sense of humor but the ability to tell a gripping story as well. Guess we can't really predict birth dates with any accuracy, but luckily your little girl was fully developed and hopefully healthy. Indeed this was a great day to share with us. Best wishes in Frank's contest. I just know he'll love this one as much as I do. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/7/2011 2:55:00 AM
    Lee~Nurses always have a humorous take on situations like these....I loved this poem...u took me from 0 to 11 months in 2 minutes flat! I'm impressed! I bet u give shift report really fast too! lol. All the best. Enjoying your latest greatest work!

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 1:51:00 PM
    My mother says she'll certainly never forget the experience either! Lovely tender piece, Lee : )

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 3:33:00 AM
    yes to this, lee... babies stand out.. so inviting with winning hugggs! : nette

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 10/6/2011 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nette, much appreciated. Lee