The birth of my little man 14/12/13
On Thursday 12/12/13 I did my food shop as usual and came home a little tired.
I went to the toilet and noticed a gush of fluid.
I called midwife who advised to put on a pad and monitor fluid loss . After weeks of pre labour I was finally sure this was it, sent my kids to my mums when gentle contractions started. Unfortunately it all stopped and I was able to get in a decent nights sleep.
Friday my kids came home and my youngest step daughter came for the weekend. I told Dp we should take them out for dinner coz it might be our last chance for a while.
Ctx started at 8 mins apart while at dinner but I managed to still finish a nice evening out.
Went to bed early to be awoken 3 times in succession at 2.30am When I looked at the clock each time I noticed the back pains were 8 mins apart. So I got up and tried to sleep on the couch.
By 5.30 there was no sleeping through them so I did some cleaning and waited til DP got up for work. I told him to go anyway and I’ll call him when I needs him.
As the intensity grew my little ones grew a little unsettled. Next thing my 17 month brought me one of my affirmation cards. “I surrender to the power of my body” I thanked her and put it where I could see it from the birth pool.
My mum came and got my kids at about 10am. Dsd15 went out and so I darkened the house and set up my labour zone . Ctx started coming fast, maybe 2-3 mins apart, but were only lasting 30 secs .
Dp came home at 12. But had to drive dsd15 to a friends house 35 mins away. I told him he could only go if he stared filling the pool. He told me to put some pots on the stove and just hold tight, he’d be back soon.
While he was gone ctx moved to 1min 30 apart. 30 secs long. I called my sister and told her to come, then I called my midwife joy.
I told her to take her time as I’m sure it was too early.
Joy and my sister arrived 20 mins apart from around 1pm. Joy brought her stuff in and asked if I would have left for the hospital yet. I said no because I was sure the ctx weren’t long enough to be doing anything.
Joy sat next to me in the chair and did some crocheting while I swayed on my ball.
I went to the toilet and announced that id had a bloody show . Dp came home and declared the pool filled enough but a little hot, so we put some cold in and I hopped in about 2.30.
The water was instant relief to the pressure in my back and I told them I didn’t know if I felt like a frog or a mermaid lol.
After about 10 mins the ctx became pushy do I got on my knees and started to bare down with each one. After a while if doing this I felt like nothing was happening so I got into a squat , holding onto the pool and leaning back whoever pushing.
Not long I could feel his head, next push waters went with a pop, 2 more pushes my chunky man was born, with a little help from joy to maneuver his shoulders.
I’ll never forget that feeling when I reached down and saw he was a boy, after 3 girls!
14/12/13 3.25 10lb11oz 51cm long, 38cm hc.
Still debating on his name 🙂