5.05.2009

Totally Awkward Tuesday

It's Tuesday and you know what that means! Tova's totally awkward Tuesday.

I was beginning to think that I had run out of awkward stories to tell when I realized that they don't all have to be my stories. So of course who better to tell a story about then my dear hubs.

Bret is at the end of his second year as an OB/GYN resident. Some of the best stories I have heard (like roll on the ground dying of laughter best) are from him and the other residents as they take part in people's most life changing (and sometimes awkward) moments in life. So in honor of Mother's Day week here is one of my favorite delivery stories.

One of the residents was getting ready to deliver a couple's third child. When the baby was delivered the resident held the baby up and said "congratulations you have a healthy baby BOY".

The resident didn't really know what to say when the mom replied "WHAT?" "It can't be a boy...it's supposed to be a girl. Our third girl. We didn't buy any clothes and the room is PINK" The mom started to cry and the resident looked over at the dad and he was very pale. He sat down and just looked at the resident with tears streaming down his cheeks. "It's a boy?" the dad asked. "They said it was a girl." The dad was obviously in shock. The mom just kept saying..."but the room is pink what are we going to do? We don't even have a name picked out."

The attending (the couple's doctor) asked the resident who did the ultrasound. The resident looked while praying that it wasn't them and said...."you did". The attending looked up and said "really?" and then took the file to look for them self.

At the moment the resident was in the middle of a very awkward situation. I think after the hormones die down and the shock wears off the family is going to have a great story to tell. The resident said that the best part was the combination of the joy mixed with shock of the father while the mother was worrying about the logistics. I guess some things are the same in a lot of families.

4 comments:

Moi said...

oh my goodness! that would be a shock wouldnt it!

Trina said...

Oh my. Maybe I should hold off on buying all the girl clothes...

kim said...

At least it wasn't like, 8 babies instead of just one. IT could have been so much worse!

Good story!

pj said...

They should have disclaimers on the iltra sounds!