Mir­a­cle On MY Street!

Pick Me Up! - - REAL LIFE -

Be­ing a mum is a won­der­ful feel­ing, isn’t it? It just takes nine long months to get there! I had a trau­matic labour with my first baby, my lit­tle boy Di­a­mond, now 3.

It was the day be­fore my due date when I was in­duced, in De­cem­ber 2015. Doc­tors had to use for­ceps…

I couldn’t walk for months! So, when I fell preg­nant again in March 2016, I was ner­vous.

‘You’ll be fine,’ my hubby

Olayemi, 40, said.

The mid­wife agreed, and en­cour­aged me to go for a nat­u­ral birth.

‘It’ll be OK this time,’ she said.

Like Di­a­mond, this baby was due at Christ­mas time.

‘I’m pray­ing for a mir­a­cle,’ I joked.

Ev­ery­thing went well – but then, on 22 De­cem­ber, I woke at 2am in agony.

Olayemi was on a night shift. I called him to say the baby was com­ing and he said he’d meet me out­side, then take Di­a­mond and me to hos­pi­tal.

I went out. It was freez­ing but I felt clammy. Such agony!

Olayemi’s car pulled up and he hopped out to get me in.

I couldn’t do it! The pain was so bad, I fell to the floor.

Feel­ing the urge to push, I pulled down my PJS – just as a po­lice car came past!

Of­fi­cer Lianne Rees rushed over, helped me lie on the pave­ment. Olayemi ran to check on Di­a­mond, get tow­els.

After 10 min­utes, I gave a push and our beau­ti­ful Princess ar­rived. Then, be­fore I had time to panic, the am­bu­lance came, whisked us off to Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal of


Thank­fully, we were both fine. Baby Princess will turn 1 three days be­fore Christ­mas... Let’s hope this birth­day’s a lit­tle less dra­matic for us all!

Mary Oku­sanya, 22,

Cardiff Bay

Dream­ing of a quiet one this year!

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