After a very very long labour of 15 hours my poor Callista gave birth to our first child and daughter, Nyssa. Its a weird name so in case your wondering how to pronounce it, its ‘Nee-Sah’. Its a Greek name meaning ‘Starting Point’. I guess you could say Nyssa is the starting point of a whole new type of life after being childless for the last odd 30 years.
Nyssa was born at the Port Moresby General Hospital at 4am in the morning. Its a funny thing because we had planned and planned to never have to give birth at POM General, but after high blood pressure issues at Pom Medical it was clear that Callista would need special assistance leading up to the delivery.
We complain allot about the state of our hospitals etc, but some of us don’t even go to the POM General for anything other than serious cases. And I have to say that I was quite impressed with the Labour Ward. It was a whole lot cleaner and organised than I imagined and with a high calibre of doctors there, including Dr. Mola who dopped in at one time to see Callista. I’d like to personally thank all the staff at the POM General for doing such a great job, makes you wonder what they could do with just a little more assistance from our government.
Callista and Nyssa are still under observation, so hopefully they’ll be discharged this afternoon so I can finally take my babies home.
Once again thank you to everyone out there for your love and support.