Essay on The Development of Baby Hannibal

Essay on The Development of Baby Hannibal

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My birth process follow a pretty standard pattern, when I arrived at my pre-arranged appointment at 9am I was taken to my room by the nurses. It did however take a long time from being checked into the room before I went into the first stage of birth where my uterine contractions were about 15 to 20 minutes apart. My nurse was very nice and explained that contractions is what made my cervix to stretch and open. As time went by my contraction came closer and closer together, after about 16 hours they were approximately 2 minutes apart. I thought this was a very long time and pretty exhausting, the nurse also explained that it was somewhat longer than average for a first time mother like me, where they usually see this stage lasting no longer than 12 hours but still it was not alarming she said. After almost 18 hours the doctor told me that my cervix was dilated about 4 inches which he said was good, as that allowed my baby to move from the uterus to the birth canal.
After this the doctor started the actual birth process, or second stage of birth as the nurse called it, where I was pushing every time I got another contraction. This process was pushing the baby through the my cervix and birth canal, I later learned, although at the time I was only focused on what the nurse and doctor was telling me to do. My contractions was closer and closer together, I got one almost every minute, and they lasted longer and was more and more intense. After about an hour of this very intense and tiring process my baby emerged head first. Once the head was out it didn’t take very long and only a few pushes and Hannibal’s entire body was out.
After the second stage of the birth process, the placenta was delivered and the doctor cut the umbilical c...


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...r his friends and concerns if they are sad or crying and he is getting better at understanding what is his or somebody else things.
He is also getting much better at following multistep instructions and understands when I explain that something is in the oven or under the table and so on. He is surprisingly good at having a conversation with people, even strangers understand what he is saying. Of course a primary interest of his is his toys, he love to play with his cars that has levers and button, he likes doing puzzles drawing with crayons and pencils, as well as reading his books and of course still his Legos. I also have to worry less, as he is a very good and stable runner, climber and stair walker and he is getting better and better at pedaling his tricycle – all in all I’m stunned and proud as a mother of what my sweet little boy has accomplished already.

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