Home birth, fame & our house

I was watering the garden earlier today when a car pulled up outside the gate. In a slightly surreal Sedgefield Saturday moment, out steps a beautiful and famous South African singer holding the hand of a small girl.

We say hello and she explains that 5 years ago she was renting our house from the previous owners and gave birth in one of the rooms. Would it be ok if she showed her small daughter the place where she was born? Sure it would, no problem, come on in.

So we all traipse to Jake’s bedroom where she points out where the large tub was placed so that she could have a home water birth. We then go to the bathroom to see where she and the new born had their first bath, minutes after birth.

The singer and I chat for a few minutes, she admires the garden, says what a happy time she had living in the old house, and off she goes.

Jake’s response to the fact that a baby was born in his room, and that said baby was a girl? Gross.

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3 Responses to “Home birth, fame & our house”


  1. 1 ian in hamburg August 22, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Tell Jake: I guess you had to be there. 🙂

    • 2 Jeannine August 23, 2009 at 1:12 pm

      LOL! My cousin had a baby recently and showed them a pic of the baby minutes after birth, covered in gunge. They were horrified – this from two boys who think the Alien series is the last word in movies.

  2. 3 shoreacres August 23, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I’m delighted by the thought of a beautiful and famous singer showing up with her daughter to explore a bit of their common history.

    That’s such a human, understandable impulse. It’s a nice counterpoint to so much we hear about celebrity life.


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