When Katie Was Born

Original story written by Wendy Buss

Page One                                           

In the beginning Katie was a tiny little embryo

floating around inside mummy’s womb

Food came to Katie through mummy’s umbilical cord just like all day ‘room service’.

Katie could hear the comforting   sound of mummy’s heart beating as she floated

around in her watery  nest.

As Katie grew bigger and bigger and bigger

so did her  mummy’s  tummy .

it grew bigger and Bigger and BIGGER

I think I might be having an elephant sighed mummy   resting on the sofa with her feet up

Katie could not yet see the world and the world could not yet see Katie

But everyone knew she  was  in there especially mummy .

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Mummy and Daddy spoke to Katie everyday  and  sang to Katie and played her their

favorite music

Mummy could feel Katie kicking her little legs as she grooved  along to the music inside

her tummy.

As the months passed  Katie grew too big to stay inside her mummys womb.

It began to be very squashy in that watery nest .

Perhaps Katie  knew that outside, a big wide  wonderful  world waited to welcome her

One day while mummy was out in  the garden her  waters broke and she  felt

contractions which were signs to tell her that Katie was preparing to  make her way into

he world

“Get me to the hospital  now !!” she yelled  daddy

There was no doubt about it .

The civilization of the w horld and life as the family knew it was about to change forever.

Katie was about to be born.

 

Page 3

When Katie was born there were big celebrations both up in heaven and here on earth.

The man in the moon threw a big party!

Angels boogied!, galaxies whirled and shooting stars exploded  as  news of Katies arrival  lit up the sky in starry lights .

While here on earth ……..

Katie’s family were making big plans to welcome her .

Page 4

At  the hospital  where mum was giving birth,  when  Katie’s  little head popped out all red and wrinkled and covered   with sticky goo…..everybody cheered .

New born Katie  looked like a  strange little alien but everybody thought she was gorgeous.

The doctor laid Katie on mummies tummy as they cut the umbilical cord .

Mummy was so tired after her labour  but was very happy  and excited to see her new

baby girl .

The lights felt harsh and bright to Katie’s  newborn eyes and  the sounds around her

seemed very strange and loud  to her little ears.

Katie  screwed up her little face all red and wrinkled like a plumb and waved her tiny

fists in the air.

‘Wah wah ‘she wailed crossly .her very first cry .It felt good !

“Wah wah ! Who are all these people looking at me ?

“I feel raw naked exposed vulnerable  I want to go home  put me back in the womb please”

“ Well she certainly has a good set of lungs on her” the doctor  smiled  as he  checked

Katie all over to make sure all her parts were in good working order..

Then  the  doctor  handed Katie to the nurse who  weighed and measured her  .

“Ah this little girl weighs in at  a nice healthy   15 kilos” said the nurse with satisfaction

as she handed Katie back to mummy for her very first feed .

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 Baby Katie  was glad to be  back  with Mummy once more .The outside world was so

strange and overwhelming but  she felt safe with mummy

She  recognised mummy’s lovely warm smell and could feel the familiar comforting

sound of mummy’s  heart beat  and she snuggled in close to mummy’s breast for her

first  drink of mummy’s  milk

Hmm ……. I like this mummy she decided

“Yummy mummy !!“

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Katie’s mum  couldn’t stop touching and admiring the new baby

“My darling baby has brown hair and the softest skin “she smiled

She kept counting Katie’s tiny little fingers and toes

“Yes one two three four five little fingers on each hand  and one two three for five little tootsies on each foot”

Perfect my baby  has ten of each …….she said happily and finger nails just like tiny seashells so smooth and pink  .

Mummy  marvelled at Katies  tiny rosebud mouth her cute as a button nose and her soft downy skin

Katie could feel mummys love surrounding her  “I know I’m gorgeous mummy “ she gurgled happily “tell me more “.

Page 7

Later that day a big guy came into Mummy’s room and gave mummy a kiss and a cuddle

He was excited and couldn’t wait to meet the new baby “..

“Here’s  your new baby daughter Katie”  said mummy proudly  as she handed  handing

Katie to Daddy for a cuddle  “Careful now you don’t drop her .”

Daddy cuddled Katie nervously as if she was a fragile china doll  and looked at her with

bright shiny eyes.

“Wow look what we made “he said proudly to mummy  …..”Isn’t she gorgeous ?”

Katie looked up at her Daddy.he smelt a whole lot different to mummy but he had the

kindest brown eyes and a big warm smile and she felt his love too.

“Yes this big guys OK  Katie decided “and the view from up here is pretty good

too .Daddy will be good for some fun and games when I get on my feet”

Katie curled one of her tiny little hands around Daddy’s forefinger and held it in a

monkey grip.

Daddy laughed with surprise “Wow shes got quite a grip on her”

“Hey big guy wanna arm wrestle ?” she cooed  giving daddy a cheeky grin

Babies in the nursery commiserating with one another .

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After  Daddy had left to go back to work   the  mummy needed to talk to the doctor and have a nice long rest   and so the nurse came to take baby Katie to the babies nursery .

Katie didn’t like the idea of leaving  mummy  though  .

“Wah “she cried at the top of her lungs  as the nurse wheeled her in her little crib chariot down the corridor  to the babies nursery .

“Wah… I want my mummy wah ! wah! “

“What a big noise for a little girl “  remarked the nurse  as she wheeled Katie into  a room filled with

several other babies  all missing their mummies and making a big fuss about it just  like Katie

“Wah Wah”“doesn’t it stink taking us away from our Mummies …cried  one

“I’m so hungry” cried another baby “ Lets see who can cry the loudest “

“ Wah !  Wah !”

Page 9

As Katie’s mum and dad watched their baby girl  sleeping they marvelled at all the funny little faces she pulled and the constantly changing expressions that flitted across her face .

Sometimes when she flashed them  her  sunny smile, Katie  seemed like a little ray of sunshine  sent from  heaven to brighten up their day .

Other times as baby Katie  slept peacefully with her little mauve eyelids fluttering ever so gently  against

her cheek she reminded them of a serene little angel without a care in the world.

Other times Katie’s cheeky grin suggested a little monkey plotting naughty tricks.

But if she felt hungry or unhappy and her nappy needed changing or the world just wouldn’t see things

her way ..Katies expression reminded them of a little black storm cloud ready to burst or a tiny volcano about to explode .

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One thing Katie did have a problem with was having to wear nappies

“How  was a kid supposed to move around in these big bulky things which only seemed to get wet and  smelly and fill up with poo just as soon as mummy put them on her .

No fun at all…….”Mummy I hate nappies she  wailed loudly’ Take it off ! take it off !

Katie felt much happier when mummy took the dirty nappies off .”That’s much better mummy”  she cooed excitedly   kicking her little legs freely in the air as mummy  cleaned her up and dusted  baby powder on her bare little bottom

“Nappies who needs em?” She gurgled happily  “Why can’t a girl just go ‘au naturale’   Mummy ?”

Page 11

The next day Mummy was   very excited and told baby  Katie  that some special visitors were coming to visit them

Mummy  dressed Katie up in  her  a little rainbow striped jumpsuit and put a little  pink ribbon in her only little  curl.

There you go cutie pie …said mummy you look gorgeous    …… the folks are just going to love you so much .

Soon the visitors arrived .There was granny and grandad and auntie Lyn and cousins Roger and Susan

There were gifts of flowers and fruit for mum and a soft teddy and a bunny rabbit for Katie .

Everyone was excited and happy to meet Katie. Katie suddenly found herself in a sea of  loud happy voices and hands and arms all reaching out to stroke and touch and hug her .

“Oh she’s so beautiful  looks just like her Mother “ said Auntie Lyn as she held Katie’s tiny little hand   …

“I think she looks like her dad. Has her fathers eyes for sure “  said Cousin Susan ….

“.Shes just too cute a little angel from heaven”  sighed Granny  stroking her head softly …..

“Absolutely  adorable” agreed  Grandad  giving her a big friendly wave

Despite all the fuss Baby Katie behaved very well  and was all smiles  “I know I know “she sighed ” I’m a miracle, a marvel ,a living breathing work of art .Lets not fight over me folks .There is plenty of me to go around  .”

After a while though all the attention got a bit much for Katie .There were so many names and faces  to remember and all this excitement was enough for one day .

It was time to let everyone  know it’s a wrap for now .

“Wah Wah” she  cried at the top of lungs”  ..”Show’s over for today folks. Time for my nap   Come back  and see me another day hey?”

Page 12

One day as baby Katie woke from her nap she heard mummy and daddy discussing her future .

“I wonder what our little girl is going to be when she grows up?”  said mummy thoughtfully

“She has a beautiful smile just like her mum .Maybe she’ll be a movie star “suggested daddy

“I think our little girl   and can be anything  in the world she wants to be “said mummy proudly .”She could be a scientist or a  dancer or a teacher or even a prime minister …….”

“Hey” thought Katie “Here I am ,newly hatched less than a week old and they are planning to send me  to university already .What about asking me what I want to be? .

Theres so much goin on already  I have got a lot to think about right now

as it is ………eating, sleeping , wearing  nappies ,  meeting new people ..lets just chill for now hey?   .Let a kid  be a kid I say ”

Page 13

On Friday when baby Katie woke up she just knew that something very special was going to be happening that day.

Nurse was busy helping Mummy   pack her suitcase  and  putting all the cards and  and gifts for mummy  and  new toys for  Katie  that the visitors had brought into a special carry bag.

“Guess what darling ?” Mummy whispered to Katie “Today we will be going home …..”

“Daddy will be here to pick us up shortly and we’ve got to dress you up nice and warm  as it  looks quite windy outside  .”

Mummy dressed Katie up  in her going home outfit   There were  little woollen leggings and  a warm snuggly woollen jacket …a little woollen hat  and little mittens  all matching  ……..

“There you go” said mummy “ snug as a bug in a rug “

“Boy what a get up” thought Katie ……”If only the fellas in the nursery could see me now”.

Mummy handed a camera to the nurse  so she could take photos of this special moment

And held Katie up to face the camera

Smile everyone said the nurse .

page 14

Soon Daddy arrived to take Mummy and Katie home. He was tall and warm  and hairy

like a shaggy  big bear and already Katie seemed to remember  his lovely familiar smell

Daddy  gave mummy a big hug and  scooped his new little daughter  up in his arms ….

Mum and dad thanked  the nurses  who had looked after mummy and Katie so well.

Daddy  tucked  Katie snugly  into a special carry cot and  mummy put on her warm  coat

And gathered their things. Ready to go asked Daddy ?

“ Yep Lets go home I’m ready  “said mummy happily .

As they walked down the corridor they passed the babies nursery  where the babies

were all crying for their mummies just as Katie had been a few days ago but now Katie

was three  days older  than most of them and much more grown up.

“Hey guys  …..take it easy” she said ……Its not so bad ….Maybe we will bump

into one another at Kindy sometime”.

As Mummy and daddy leave the hospital building the sunshine hurt baby Katies

eyes  it was so bright .

The air was filled with strange new sounds and smells .

Katie could feel a soft breeze against her cheek  which whispered promises of  a  whole

big wide wonderful world  waiting  for her   to discover  and explore ……

Suddenly a  beautiful  butterfly floated  close by Katie’s  nose as  if to say hello  .

Katie    gurgled happily as she reached  for the butterfly .

Mummy  and daddy watched her proudly

“ That’s a butterfly  darling  smiled mummy “

Welcome to the  big wide wonderful world Katie “said daddy

“Everything s waiting  here for you beautiful girl   .

The future belongs to you. Katie”

THE END

Page One

In the beginning Katie was a tiny little embryo

floating around inside mummy’s womb

Food came to Katie through mummy’s umbilical cord just like all day ‘room service’.

Katie could hear the comforting   sound of mummy’s heart beating as she floated

around in her watery  nest.

As Katie grew bigger and bigger and bigger

so did her  mummy’s  tummy .

it grew bigger and Bigger and BIGGER

I think I might be having an elephant sighed mummy   resting on the sofa with her feet up

Katie could not yet see the world and the world could not yet see Katie

But everyone knew she  was  in there especially mummy .

Page 2

Mummy and Daddy spoke to Katie everyday  and  sang to Katie and played her their

favorite music

Mummy could feel Katie kicking her little legs as she grooved  along to the music inside

her tummy.

As the months passed  Katie grew too big to stay inside her mummys womb.

It began to be very squashy in that watery nest .

Perhaps Katie  knew that outside, a big wide  wonderful  world waited to welcome her

One day while mummy was out in  the garden her  waters broke and she  felt

contractions which were signs to tell her that Katie was preparing to  make her way into

he world

“Get me to the hospital  now !!” she yelled  daddy

There was no doubt about it .

The civilization of the w horld and life as the family knew it was about to change forever.

Katie was about to be born.

Page 3

When Katie was born there were big celebrations both up in heaven and here on earth.

The man in the moon threw a big party!

Angels boogied!, galaxies whirled and shooting stars exploded  as  news of Katies arrival  lit up the sky in starry lights .

While here on earth ……..

Katie’s family were making big plans to welcome her .

Page 4

At  the hospital  where mum was giving birth,  when  Katie’s  little head popped out all red and wrinkled and covered   with sticky goo…..everybody cheered .

New born Katie  looked like a  strange little alien but everybody thought she was gorgeous.

The doctor laid Katie on mummies tummy as they cut the umbilical cord .

Mummy was so tired after her labour  but was very happy  and excited to see her new

baby girl .

The lights felt harsh and bright to Katie’s  newborn eyes and  the sounds around her

seemed very strange and loud  to her little ears.

Katie  screwed up her little face all red and wrinkled like a plumb and waved her tiny

fists in the air.

‘Wah wah ‘she wailed crossly .her very first cry .It felt good !

“Wah wah ! Who are all these people looking at me ?

“I feel raw naked exposed vulnerable  I want to go home  put me back in the womb please”

“ Well she certainly has a good set of lungs on her” the doctor  smiled  as he  checked

Katie all over to make sure all her parts were in good working order..

Then  the  doctor  handed Katie to the nurse who  weighed and measured her  .

“Ah this little girl weighs in at  a nice healthy   15 kilos” said the nurse with satisfaction

as she handed Katie back to mummy for her very first feed .

Page 5

Baby Katie  was glad to be back with Mummy once more .The outside world was so

strange and overwhelming but  she felt safe with mummy

She  recognised mummy’s lovely warm smell and could feel the familiar comforting

sound of mummy’s  heart beat  and she snuggled in close to mummy’s breast for her

first  drink of mummy’s  milk

Hmm ……. I like this mummy she decided

“Yummy mummy !!“

Page 6

Katie’s mum  couldn’t stop touching and admiring the new baby

“My darling baby has brown hair and the softest skin “she smiled

She kept counting Katie’s tiny little fingers and toes

“Yes one two three four five little fingers on each hand  and one two three for five little tootsies on each foot”

Perfect my baby  has ten of each …….she said happily and finger nails just like tiny seashells so smooth and pink  .

Mummy  marvelled at Katies  tiny rosebud mouth her cute as a button nose and her soft downy skin

Katie could feel mummys love surrounding her  “I know I’m gorgeous mummy “ she gurgled happily “tell me more “.

Page 7

Later that day a big guy came into Mummy’s room and gave mummy a kiss and a cuddle

He was excited and couldn’t wait to meet the new baby “..

“Here’s  your new baby daughter Katie”  said mummy proudly  as she handed  handing

Katie to Daddy for a cuddle  “Careful now you don’t drop her .”

Daddy cuddled Katie nervously as if she was a fragile china doll  and looked at her with

bright shiny eyes.

“Wow look what we made “he said proudly to mummy  …..”Isn’t she gorgeous ?”

Katie looked up at her Daddy.he smelt a whole lot different to mummy but he had the

kindest brown eyes and a big warm smile and she felt his love too.

“Yes this big guys OK  Katie decided “and the view from up here is pretty good

too .Daddy will be good for some fun and games when I get on my feet”

Katie curled one of her tiny little hands around Daddy’s forefinger and held it in a

monkey grip.

Daddy laughed with surprise “Wow shes got quite a grip on her”

“Hey big guy wanna arm wrestle ?” she cooed  giving daddy a cheeky grin

Page 8            

After  Daddy had left to go back to work   the  mummy needed to talk to the doctor and have a nice long rest   and so the nurse came to take baby Katie to the babies nursery .

Katie didn’t like the idea of leaving  mummy  though  .

“Wah “she cried at the top of her lungs  as the nurse wheeled her in her little crib chariot down the corridor  to the babies nursery .

“Wah… I want my mummy wah ! wah! “

“What a big noise for a little girl “  remarked the nurse  as she wheeled Katie into  a room filled with

several other babies  all missing their mummies and making a big fuss about it just  like Katie

“Wah Wah”“doesn’t it stink taking us away from our Mummies …cried  one

“I’m so hungry” cried another baby “ Lets see who can cry the loudest “

“ Wah !  Wah !”

Page 9

As Katie’s mum and dad watched their baby girl  sleeping they marvelled at all the funny little faces she pulled and the constantly changing expressions that flitted across her face .

Sometimes when she flashed them  her  sunny smile, Katie  seemed like a little ray of sunshine  sent from  heaven to brighten up their day .

Other times as baby Katie  slept peacefully with her little mauve eyelids fluttering ever so gently  against

her cheek she reminded them of a serene little angel without a care in the world.

Other times Katie’s cheeky grin suggested a little monkey plotting naughty tricks.

But if she felt hungry or unhappy and her nappy needed changing or the world just wouldn’t see things

her way ..Katies expression reminded them of a little black storm cloud ready to burst or a tiny volcano about to explode .

Page 10

One thing Katie did have a problem with was having to wear nappies

“How  was a kid supposed to move around in these big bulky things which only seemed to get wet and  smelly and fill up with poo just as soon as mummy put them on her .

No fun at all…….”Mummy I hate nappies she  wailed loudly’ Take it off ! take it off !

Katie felt much happier when mummy took the dirty nappies off .”That’s much better mummy”  she cooed excitedly   kicking her little legs freely in the air as mummy  cleaned her up and dusted  baby powder on her bare little bottom

“Nappies who needs em?” She gurgled happily  “Why can’t a girl just go ‘au naturale’   Mummy ?”

Page 11

The next day Mummy was   very excited and told baby  Katie  that some special visitors were coming to visit them

Mummy  dressed Katie up in  her  a little rainbow striped jumpsuit and put a little  pink ribbon in her only little  curl.

There you go cutie pie …said mummy you look gorgeous    …… the folks are just going to love you so much .

Soon the visitors arrived .There was granny and grandad and auntie Lyn and cousins Roger and Susan

There were gifts of flowers and fruit for mum and a soft teddy and a bunny rabbit for Katie .

Everyone was excited and happy to meet Katie. Katie suddenly found herself in a sea of  loud happy voices and hands and arms all reaching out to stroke and touch and hug her .

“Oh she’s so beautiful  looks just like her Mother “ said Auntie Lyn as she held Katie’s tiny little hand   …

“I think she looks like her dad. Has her fathers eyes for sure “  said Cousin Susan ….

“.Shes just too cute a little angel from heaven”  sighed Granny  stroking her head softly …..

“Absolutely  adorable” agreed  Grandad  giving her a big friendly wave

Despite all the fuss Baby Katie behaved very well  and was all smiles  “I know I know “she sighed ” I’m a miracle, a marvel ,a living breathing work of art .Lets not fight over me folks .There is plenty of me to go around  .”

After a while though all the attention got a bit much for Katie .There were so many names and faces  to remember and all this excitement was enough for one day .

It was time to let everyone  know it’s a wrap for now .

“Wah Wah” she  cried at the top of lungs”  ..”Show’s over for today folks. Time for my nap   Come back  and see me another day hey?”

Page 12

One day as baby Katie woke from her nap she heard mummy and daddy discussing her future .

“I wonder what our little girl is going to be when she grows up?”  said mummy thoughtfully

“She has a beautiful smile just like her mum .Maybe she’ll be a movie star “suggested daddy

“I think our little girl   and can be anything  in the world she wants to be “said mummy proudly .”She could be a scientist or a  dancer or a teacher or even a prime minister …….”

“Hey” thought Katie “Here I am ,newly hatched less than a week old and they are planning to send me  to university already .What about asking me what I want to be? .

Theres so much goin on already  I have got a lot to think about right now

as it is ………eating, sleeping , wearing  nappies ,  meeting new people ..lets just chill for now hey?   .Let a kid  be a kid I say ”

Page 13

On Friday when baby Katie woke up she just knew that something very special was going to be happening that day.

Nurse was busy helping Mummy   pack her suitcase  and  putting all the cards and  and gifts for mummy  and  new toys for  Katie  that the visitors had brought into a special carry bag.

“Guess what darling ?” Mummy whispered to Katie “Today we will be going home …..”

“Daddy will be here to pick us up shortly and we’ve got to dress you up nice and warm  as it  looks quite windy outside  .”

Mummy dressed Katie up  in her going home outfit   There were  little woollen leggings and  a warm snuggly woollen jacket …a little woollen hat  and little mittens  all matching  ……..

“There you go” said mummy “ snug as a bug in a rug “

“Boy what a get up” thought Katie ……”If only the fellas in the nursery could see me now”.

Mummy handed a camera to the nurse  so she could take photos of this special moment

And held Katie up to face the camera

Smile everyone said the nurse .

page 14

Soon Daddy arrived to take Mummy and Katie home. He was tall and warm  and hairy

like a shaggy  big bear and already Katie seemed to remember  his lovely familiar smell

Daddy  gave mummy a big hug and  scooped his new little daughter  up in his arms ….

Mum and dad thanked  the nurses  who had looked after mummy and Katie so well.

Daddy  tucked  Katie snugly  into a special carry cot and  mummy put on her warm  coat

And gathered their things. Ready to go asked Daddy ?

“ Yep Lets go home I’m ready  “said mummy happily .

As they walked down the corridor they passed the babies nursery  where the babies

were all crying for their mummies just as Katie had been a few days ago but now Katie

was three  days older  than most of them and much more grown up.

“Hey guys  …..take it easy” she said ……Its not so bad ….Maybe we will bump

into one another at Kindy sometime”.

As Mummy and daddy leave the hospital building the sunshine hurt baby Katies

eyes  it was so bright .

The air was filled with strange new sounds and smells .

Katie could feel a soft breeze against her cheek  which whispered promises of  a  whole

big wide wonderful world  waiting  for her   to discover  and explore ……

Suddenly a  beautiful  butterfly floated  close by Katie’s  nose as  if to say hello  .

Katie    gurgled happily as she reached  for the butterfly .

Mummy  and daddy watched her proudly

“ That’s a butterfly  darling  smiled mummy “

Welcome to the  big wide wonderful world Katie “said daddy

“Everything s waiting  here for you beautiful girl   .

The future belongs to you. Katie”

THE END