First day in USA for Baby boy Ali


Baby Boy Ali was born on this day in USA 🇺🇸. Since the first birth I attended, every birth still feels like a precious little miracle. Tonight’s is no less.

May I confess that I always try to suggest “Hasan” as a name for the newborn, I am yet to succeed. Today the odds were higher, but I missed the mark, yet again.

As baby boy Ali was enjoying his first shower, I could imagine him smile as he opened his eyes and looked up to see our welcoming smiles surrounding him and celebrating his safe arrival.

Disclaimer: Photo taken and posted here with permission from Baby Ali’s parents.

His parents were very grateful and thankful, his father brought all Labor & Delivery staff fresh and hot, mouth-watering Samosas that I really appreciated on this long Sunday.


During the final labor hours, I became acquainted with baby Ali’s parents. We traveled virtually via Google Earth to the birth places of his father and mother. I learned about borders of Somalia 🇸🇴 with Ethiopia 🇪🇹, Kenya 🇰🇪 and Djibouti 🇩🇯 and how they were created randomly and with no consideration to geography, cultures, languages and the peoples. We toured the area in east Africa before returning to Burien and to pushing.

I learned a lot tonight. Beyond the history and geography, I also learned that no matter what, mothers will continue to push, miracles will continue to be born, and hope will continue to be delivered.

His smile is contagious, I look ahead and smile too.



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