Five little fingers and five little toes, Two sleepy eyes and a little button nose. Quiet as a mouse she makes no sound, Whilst Mum, Dad and Auntie gather around. Looking down at their little girl in awe, Nine long months, this was what they waited for. And now that she'd finally come into the world, Tears of joy and thanks for their little baby girl. And as for me, well this, it was my first, The first time that I had ever witnessed a birth. As I hear the sound of the parents joyous cries, I try to hold back the tears within my eyes. Cuddled up tight, looking nice and cosy, I'll never forget the birth of little baby Rosie. ©Catherine Turner-Joll 2001 Used With Permission All Rights Reserved By Author Website Mail

I only got to go onto the Labour Ward for one day, and I was pretty nervous about it. I turned up for my shift at Harrogate District Hospital at 07:30hrs on the 30th of July, 2000 and after handover followed one of the midwives.

Although I know all about pregnancy and birth, having two little Angels myself, I was nervous at having to watch someone else giving birth as I am such an emotional person that when I see this on television I always cry! Sounds really daft, I know, but that's me!

Anyway, less than two hours after my shift began I witnessed the birth of Rosie - and it was hard to keep the tears back as it was so lovely, seeing the little baby and how happy Mum, Dad and her Aunt were at her arrival.

I kept thinking about this for days after - it was really special to me as it was the first time I had witnessed a birth - a real live miracle! Anyway, the words for the poem above popped into my head, so I put them on paper, then put them on here. Hope you like it.



"Baby Face"
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