Forty weeks came and went with baby number 6 but I didn’t think much of it. I was cranky, sore and huge but only one of my previous babes had come on 40 weeks, the rest were closer to 41 so I knew I still had. At least a week of being cranky. I went and had some relaxation acupuncture which definitely helped me be a bit more calm and easy to live with for me family!
On Thursday I had chiropractic in the afternoon and went home feeling good. Thursday evening after cooking dinner surges started that were a little more uncomfortable than the nightly braxton hicks I’d been having so I busied myself cleaning my room while hubby put the kids to bed. I timed a few at 8mins apart and lasting 30 sec so I knew they may fizzle out or progress to active labour but either way they were doing something. I tried a shower and sleep but they were uncomfy enough that I tossed and turned. At about 1am my daughter woke and came into my bed and everything stopped. I managed to get about 4hrs sleep but woke for the day feeling cranky and defeated.
I decided that Friday to send my big girls to school, and my 3 youngest to my mums house for a sleep over and tried to make the day a day for me and my baby.
I went for walks in the fresh winter air, ordered Indian take away and moved a mattress onto the lounge room floor so I could snuggle and watch a movie. Hubby and I also used the time to reconnect and after some “cuddles” I decided to try and sleep around 8pm.
I remember tossing and turning for about 2 hours until I gave up and got up for the toilet. I had the runs and when I got up a mild contraction that lasted about 30seconds.
The placenta came away and after some toast and some water daddy snuggled Bub while I had a shower.
Once I was out we weighted and measured Bub.
40cm head circumference
55cm length and wait for it
5.06kg (11lb2oz )
Martina congratulated me on cracking the 5kg and birthing the biggest baby she has attended.
I got snuggled up on the couch with Bub to feed and mick went to get me something yummy for breakfast.
Over all one of the most challenging yet empowering experiences of my life!!