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译文驿站 2018-03-29 21:27:09

一名护士朝两人大喊:“还磨蹭什么,孩子的头快出来了!”另一名护士不由分说,扯着满头大汗的男人往分娩室跑去。

分娩室内外

(美国)里安·西曼罗 赵文恒(编译)


护士微笑着走近他:“分娩准备工作很顺利,难道你不想进来看第一眼?”

男人摇摇头:“哦,这……就免了吧。”

护士回到分娩室,对即将为人母的准妈妈说:“你丈夫在外边,我建议他进来陪你,可以减轻分娩的痛苦。”准妈妈感激地点点头,因为刚才护士一直交代,尽量少说话来保持体力。

护士再次来到分娩室外,男人正在大厅里焦急地踱步。

护士以稍带严厉的口吻说:“她希望你陪在她身边,难道你真的不想进来看第一眼吗?”

男人似乎有点犹豫,最后坚定地摇摇头:“不,我不能这样做,这不合适。”

护士看到男人紧张得满头是汗,双手不停地颤抖,手里一串车钥匙晃得哗哗响,引得周围的准爸爸们都把眼光注视过来,纷纷交头接耳议论着。这样一来,男人更紧张了,有点手足无措说不出话来,只是拼命地往后退。

这时,另一名护士朝两人大喊:“还磨蹭什么,孩子的头快出来了!”外边的护士不由分说,扯着满头大汗的男人往分娩室跑去,边跑边埋怨:“你必须去,大人和小孩都需要你!”

男人站在床边浑身哆嗦,他用颤抖的双手捂住双眼,手里的钥匙晃得更响亮了,护士一把拉下他的双手,把钥匙狠狠地扔在地上,低声呵斥道:“胆小鬼!”说完就不再理他。

随着清脆的啼哭声,一个男孩呱呱落地,护士把儿子放在母亲头边,母亲勉强睁开双眼,温柔地用眼光抚摸着静静的儿子。

这时两个护士相视一笑,示意尴尬万分的男人去亲吻妻子和儿子:“有啥害羞的,快去抱抱吧,亲眼看着孩子出生,是多么幸福的事情啊,谁也不应该错过,我估计你一辈子都忘不了这一刻!”

男人依旧用手捂住双眼,含糊不清地嘟囔道:“是的,我确实一辈子都忘不了。”说着便大声哭了起来,护士们在一边鄙夷地冷笑。

“你是谁?”听到男人的声音,刚刚还沉浸在幸福里的母亲朝护士惊叫道:“他怎么在这里?”

护士小心地上前解释:“难道他不是您丈夫、孩子的爸爸?”

没等女人说话,男人说:“不,我不是,我只是一名送外卖的司机,是他丈夫要我过来送营养餐的!”

护士吃惊地呵斥道:“那你为什么不早说,为什么还装模作样地大哭呢?”

男人背过脸去,无奈地解释说:“你根本不听我解释,我哭有三个原因,首先是为他家添丁而高兴;第二是伤心,因为我结婚10年还没孩子;第三是心疼,耽误这么长时间,回去又要被老板扣工资了。”


Enduring Labor

By LeAnn Thieman


The nurse approached him, smiling. "The labor is going great," she said. "Wouldn't you like to come in?"

"Oh, no." The man shook his head.

The nurse returned to the mother's side, and the labor progressed smoothly. As the birth neared, the nurse returned to the man, now pacing frantically in the hall. "She's doing so well," she assured him. "Wouldn't you like to at least come in and see her?"

The man seemed to hesitate slightly, then shook his head again. "No, no, I couldn't do that." He jingled car keys in his sweaty palm and resumed his pacing.

The nurse went back into the room and coached Mom's valiant efforts in pushing the baby into the world. As the baby's head began to exit the birth canal, the nurse raced to the hall, grabbed the man by his elbow, and dragged him to the bedside saying, "You have got to see this!"

At that very moment, the baby boy was born and placed on the tummy of the mother whose radiant smile shone through her tears. The man began to cry openly. Turning to the nurse, he sobbed. "You were right! This is the greatest moment in my life!"

By now, the nurse, too, was tearful. She put her arm around him, and he rested his head on her shoulder. She soothed, "No one should miss the birth of their son."

"This isn't my son," the man blubbered. "This isn't even my wife. I've never seen her before in my life. I was just bringing the car keys to my buddy across the hall!" 

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