While Nicole was admitted to the hospital, another member of her family was already there. Emily, Raymond’s wife is a nurse and was working the night shift. She was appointed to be Nicole’s nurse for the entire night.
Everyone was anxious and concerned. The fact that Nicole’s water broke didn’t necessarily mean the baby was ready to come out. Matt knew he had to stay calm.
Her Guardian Angle
The night might have started bad, but things were about to brighten up. The couple arrived at the hospital and by four after midnight, Nicole's contractions were getting stronger and unmanageable. Soon, a guardian angel would appear out of nowhere. To Nicole and Matt's amazement, a friendly face was about to surprise them.
What were the odds that on the exact night someone very close to the couple would work the night shift in the hospital Nicole was admitted into? It was all meant to be.
At seven o'clock in the morning, Raymond, Nicole's brother walked in. He didn't usually work at Gerber Hospital but had to fill in for someone. Could Nicole be given a stronger sign than that? Not sure about the time, but she was definitely in the right place and she became at ease.
Raymond wasn't the only surprise Nicole would have that day and another familiar face was about to surprise her. Having her loved ones around her helped her focus on her unborn baby and pray that things would turn out alright.
One of the most difficult things Nicole had to deal with was the fact that she couldn't give birth the way she wanted. Ideally, she didn't want medical interference, however, she now realized that there was no other option.
Four weeks too early, and after thirty-hour of pain and agony, Nicole finally agreed to have an epidural. The doctors explained that the labor had to be induced and the baby had to come out.
Testing the Baby
As Gerber Hospital was known for being one to encourage women to give birth in the most natural way, Nicole was thankful the hospital staff didn't force any scanning on her and kept all tests to a minimum.
The few tests the doctors did take reflected a healthy baby and a healthy mother, however, the hospital staff, Nicole, and Matt were in for the surprise of their life.