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Nursing a Grudge (Maternal Instincts Mystery Series: Book Four) Sneak Peek – Chapter Three Continued…

Did you miss Chapter One ? Did you miss Chapter Two ? From Nursing a Grudge  Chapter Three Continued After the hospital checked Paula into an observation room, the first words out of her mouth were, “When can I get the epidural?” The nurse, a small blonde who looked not a day older than 12, said sweetly, “Oh, we need to see how far along you are before we can even get you admitted to Labor and Delivery.” She tapped at a computer monitor then said, “I’ll be back in flash. I just need to get you set up in our system.” Paula smiled sweetly back to the nurse, but as soon as she left the room Paula let out a stream of profanity that someone suffering from Tourette Syndrome would envy. She finished with, “I want the stupid, stupid, stupid epidural now.” “Hey,” I said, rubbing her shoulder. “They’ll get it to you soon.” She let out a series of deep moans that frightened even me. Another nurse peeked into our room and asked cheerfully, “Every‐ thing all right in here?” Paula replied quickly, “Oh, yes. Thank you. My friend rubbed my shoulder and I feel better already.” I frowned. The mere presence of the nurse had calmed Paula down. The nurse proceeded to complete her check of Paula, including attaching as many monitors as possible. Neither Paula nor that baby would make a move or take a breath that wasn’t accounted for. While the nurse worked, Paula had a contraction but breathed right through it. No moans, no swearing, no yelling. But as soon as the nurse...