Baby is not here yet. I had a sweep yesterday and they also did a non stress test and fluid check. Everything looks good, but still no baby. My next appointment is on the 18th when they will schedule my induction.
Things are going just fine.
I'm still a bit sore from the surgery and still having afterpains from the birth (TMI here, but yesterday I had a clot...yuck!)
My midwives came yesterday....Arya had her one week check up and is doing great...she is almost back to her birth weight which is great.
The student midwife, Pawel who actually delivered Arya probably saw me for the last time yesterday. Next week is his last week and on Monday when my MW comes, Pawel is busy doing something else towards his course. This really threw me and I'm not sure how to feel....I'm a bit sad that I wont see him again because sharing something like giving birth with a person is quite personal.
Here are some pics for you guys.....just realised that I haven't posted any here yet.
Sorry if any of these are too big or too small.
Hi ladies. Well after my sweep on Tuesday things progressed. I started getting mild contractions but nothing regular. Wednesday morning we dropped the big kids at school and went to the hospital 'just in case'.
When I was examined I was 4 cm dilated and shown to a room for delivery. It progressed very quickly, I used the birthing ball in the bath by leaning over it whilst DH used the shower to relieve the pressure. I suddenly started contracting every minute so I got out and asked for some morphine. At this point the contractions were very painful - but they thought I would deliver in less than 4 hours, so morphine wasn't recommended. Within 2 hours of arrival I was indeed 10cm dilated and ready to push - I pushed for 40 mins - Kit came out with his hand up by his face fingers first!!
He went straight onto me and we had skin-to-skin for a while.
At this point things started going wrong....They couldnt get the placenta out, despite the midwives kneading my tummy with their hands - which bloody hurt - whilst the Dr pulled. When it finally came away it was not intact..they called for the oncall gynacologist who came in within minutes and told me quite frankly 'that I was going to hate her but she was going to fix things....'
She had to put her entire hand in 3 times to get the remaining pieces. I have never felt pain quite like it. Consequently I lost 1.5 litres of blood and had to have an IV to help contract the uterus.
Despite the trauma, I am back home after a 24 hour stay, a few stitches, a lovely 8lb 9oz baby, and a prescription for iron! Lol
Introducing Kit James - Before and After DSC03525.jpg
Wow ML, congrats!!!! So sorry the placenta gave you a hard time I had to pull one out when I was a med student, the obstetrician was a huge man with massive hands and I'm tiny so it probably didn't hurt her as much as if he had tried I hope you feel OK now, that is quite the complication!!! He is absolutely adorable
And Kirst, your little girl is the sweetest Thank you so much for sharing ladies, makes me even more excited to hold my little guy in 5 days!!!
Congrats Maple Leaf! I had a feeling something was happening with you! Kit is just beautiful and Im sorry for the trouble with the placenta. Hope you are feeling a bit better as I can imagine just how much more tired you are likely to be after losing so much blood. Congrats again!
Maple Leaf, huge congratulations on the birth of Kit He's gorgeous. I'm sitting here crossing my legs though at your description of the placenta removal Glad you're now recovering.
Kirst, beautiful pics of Arya, she's adorable Are all her big sisters very proud and being helpful to mummy?
As for me, have seen midwife this morning and all is still fine I certainly can't complain about the pregnancy I've had - BP has been constant at around 100/60 throughout, no problems with urine, baby has seemed happy throughout and is now engaged and in a good position Am feeling more pressure low down past week or so, which mw says is the weight and baby's head. I actually seem to be sleeping a bit better at night at the mo which is good Carpal tunnel has definitely eased with wearing the wrist supports. Midwife coming to see me at home on Wednesday, when I'll be 2 days over due date, and I can have a sweep then if I want. I really don't fancy one but probably will have one to try to avoid induction x
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