Thanks ladies will write a birth story a bit quick even though I'm supposed to be napping well after being very fed up of being pregnant on Thursday I thought I'd eat some pineapple (which turned into a whole pineapple ) and bouncing quite hard on my ball! While I was bouncing I felt the baby move down and I thought oooh maybe I won't have to be induced on the 12th after all, so I was bouncing really high and hard then for about half hour then I got bored at about 11 I went to the toilet and as I stood up I felt a trickle and just thought it was more wee, pulled my undies up and went to walk out of the bathroom and felt another trickle so I started panicking lol. Called my mam into the bathroom whilst I was sat on the toilet and small gushes were coming from me, so she calmed me down and stopped me shaking (was literally trembling!) and told me to phone the hospital who told me to come and get checked was just having little tightenings at this point but my mam thought I was making them up from nerves got to the hospital and got checked with a speculum and they said my cervix was still closed and very posterior but it was probably my hind waters that went, and to come in the next day at 10pm to be induced left the hospital at about 1am, and as soon as I got in the car I was having quite bad periody feeling pain, again my mam thought I was being a wuss and nothing was happening because the midwife just checked me got home soon after and the contractions started getting really bad and lasting about 1 minute with 2 minutes in between, I had no sleep and was shattered! At about 5 I couldn't cope anymore and even though she STILL didn't believe me my mam rang again and told them so they told her to bring me down again. Got there and checked and I was 3cm (wasn't expecting that at all!) and they were admitting me just had gas and air and pethidine which was enough, I didn't need the epidural which I was so shocked at! It's a bit blurry after that, but I know I got checked again because I needed to push so bad and was 7cm and I had to not push until I was 10 which was so hard got moved not long after because I was finally 10cm and I could push, omg I was like an animal grunting and groaning like a pig haha! After pushing for around an hour the doctor came and checked me and as she did she felt the baby turn around so she was back to back everything seemed to happen really fast then, I had to sign a form to say I was willing to have a spinal and forceps because I wouldn't be able to get her out, and at the same time keep pausing because I needed to push even though I knew it was pointless my waters were everywhere at this point and I swear I should have started charging people to check my bits and I would be a rich woman got to theatre and I had to keep stopping them from going near my back because I needed to push, my waters were all over the floor within minutes I remember a doctor giving me a drip and I grabbed his finger because I started pushing and he was like 'um, could I have my finger back please?' So embarrassed everybody was so lovely and helped me understand what was happening so I wasn't so scared got my epidural and omg the relief! Not having to stop every minute to push was lovely so finally they turned little miss trouble and helped me to get her out and she was born at 12.47pm yesterday! She had a mighty pair of lungs on her as soon as she came out she was 7lb 10oz and in her notes it says on her apgar scores she had 9 at 1 minute and 10 at 5 minutes (I don't know what it means but it sounds good ) we both had to stay overnight but we're home now thank god, she's absolutely perfect! She looks exactly like me I decided to name her Elodie Rose in the end! Right I'm going to catch up on my sleep now, I'll try and put pictures up soon but I'm on my phone so I have to work it out xxxxxx
Wow, loved your birth story Feff!!! you do have a way with words, made me chuckle a few times so glad your both safe and well, make sure you rest up hun sounds like they took good care of you at the hospital, its scary when it doesnt go as you though eh? Dont you just love gas and air!?!?! I love how it made everything fuzzy, lets face it, sometimes its better to be fuzzy on the details!
Looking forward to pics and Elodie Rose is such a pretty name
Well done Feff! Sounds like you were very brave. Glad she is safe and sound! Get sleep whilst you can! Although I think I spent the first 48 hours just staring at Bjorn!
Looking forward to seeing pics! Xx
Smanderson I think I'm still all doped up on gas and air that was good stuff haha! Aw thank you, yeah we're both fine now just a little sore from the stitches that's all! Yeah it was, I was gutted I had to have an epidural, I was expecting to have one because I thought I wouldn't be able to handle the pain but going through it all without one and then having to get it because she turned back to back she's a little bugger
Thanks rooster I tried to be as much as I could! Lol I've tried to get as much as possible, I can't stop looking at her either she's so beautiful! Xxx
Awww bless you, its so lovely getting to know their face and all their little expressions isnt it cant wait to see a pic of your gorgeous little lady
Ohh dont worry about having the epi hun, in a few days time it wont mean anything, it was just how they helped her get here safe i was devastated about my birth experience, it frightened the life out of me but after a week i realised it doesnt mean anything, he is here safe and sound and we have our whole future to look forward to as a family
How is she feeding? DJ took a few days to get used to feeding but now he is a greedy munchkin he even has chubby arms!!!
I'll try and get a picture up soon, I haven't had the time really!
Yeah that's true, it's just because everything happened so quick I think! I would have let them do anything to get her out at that point I think lol.
She's a bit better now but still could be better! She's really windy so I try to give her an ounce and then wind her but she's too lazy to bring her wind up so she'll fall asleep as you're tapping her back she's quite grizzly today but she was really good last night oh love him lol! Elodie's got rolls of fat on her legs and arms too, so cute
I'm so sore from where they cut me, I'm aching everywhere too especially the top of my belly and my arms and my boobs are hurting too, I was expecting just my bits to ache but I feel like I've been beat up
Its taken me ages to even get a chance to read this DJ is constntly feeding or pooping at he minute e has put on 10 oz in 4 days though!!! he is now 7lb 11oz
Have you tried her with infacol? i heard its really good for colic or trapped wind and i think its pretty normal for them to be so snoozy this early hun she will probably start being more awake as the days go on DJ is now awake quite alot and seems happy just staring at things so cute
aww bless you all achy and sore, you went through a lot so its not surprising hun, make sure you get as much rest as you can and whenever someone offers to help snap their hand off!!! i always try to get visitors to feed him LOL its nice for them and a good break for me
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