A woman named Ann was heavily pregnant and as she woke up, she realised her waters had broken. John, her husband, had to take Rachel to school and so they called an ambulance which arrived and took Ann across Swansea to Morriston Hospital. After taking Rachel to school, John followed Ann over to the hospital.
It should have been a nice, normal delivery. Except it wasn’t that simple. After an examination, the doctors believed the baby was breached and they were worried about the delivery. So they declared they would do a c-section. The theatre was booked, Ann was prepared and John was told he’d have to stay outside. Down in the theatre, everything was ready, except the surgeon who had been caught up elsewhere and was late. This baby however, was rather impatient, and couldn’t be bothered waiting around for the surgeon. Whilst the staff were waiting for him, the baby came out naturally! Ann was overjoyed at the sight of her newborn daughter. As she was being pushed on a trolley back down the corridor, with the baby in her arms, the surgeon was walking the other way and was surprised to find there was no need for him to do the c-section anymore!
John was then able to rejoin his wife, and meet his second child for the first time. Whilst Ann had been in the operating room, John had gone outside into the garden and found a four leaf clover. This clover was later pressed and kept inside his daughter’s baby book.
For a week or two following the birth, Ann and John could not decide on a name for their new child, so she was called ‘the baby’ for a while. Rachel loved the ‘Peter and Jane’ books and was insistent that she should be called Jane. Ann and John compromised with her, by keeping the first letter, and calling her Jennifer.
*In the style of Lanark