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The phone rang; it was 4:30 a.m. My sister-in-law was on the other end of the line frantically telling me to hurry up and get home. I hung up the phone, put my head back down, and fell back to sleep. A few minutes later, the phone rang for a second time, but this time, it was my brother. He told me that they were currently on their way to the hospital. I quickly gathered my things, and within half an hour, I was on my way to the hospital.
Hours later, I nervously arrived at the hospital. My clammy hands slid off the steering wheel as my feet unsteadily hit the parking lot pavement. Nearing the doors of the hospital, I felt my regret for not paying attention to the first phone call rise up. I hurried to the elevator, the smell of the sterile hospital air wafting me in the face. The tension in the air was so thick that I could cut it with a knife. Meeting up with my mom and dad, I could see that they were equally anxious and nervous for this moment.
I walked quietly into my sister-in-law’s room. I still hadn’t grown used to seeing her in this precarious way (a large, protruding belly). My concern for her was so apparent, my fidgeting was easily giving me away. Giving her a hug, I sensed how aware she was of what was about to happen. I would compare it to that of a child not wanting to have its loose tooth pulled but knows it’s going to happen anyways. After our brief greeting, I slid out the door because the nurse was going to administer an epidural.
The day our family had eagerly been awaiting was here. My sister-in-law was going into labor, and I was going to be able to view the birth. Because of our closeness, we had been planning for this day ever since she found out that she was pregnant. The time had come, and neither one of us were prepared for this first. Little did I know what I was in for. The hours went by slowly as I paced back and forth…...

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