Hebe - 15/10/08 - LONG!!! Pictures added...

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  1. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Soooooo....

    I had my 3rd sweep on tuesday 14th at 2pm. My cervix hadnt changed in a week - 2cm 50% effaced. Gutted :( My lovely MW booked me with the consultant on thursday morning to talk about induction. I went home devastated - I didnt want inducing but I also didnt want to be pregnant for almost 3 more weeks!!! :hissy:

    OH and I basically resigned ourselves to things not happening anytime soon. He talked about delaying his parternity leave until after half term. I ate a qtr of a fresh pineapple, a good hard shag and prayed to mother moon!!!

    In the night I woke to go to the loo - I thought maybe I was having more discharge as I felt a bit wet. Had a wee and back to bed. 4am I laid in bed feeling damp again...I pushed gently and thought ooops I peed the bed. I got out and there was a little gush when I sat on the loo.....hmmmmm...I moved to get a pad and another gush....I called OH and said I thought I was leaking and sure enough....WHOOSH....

    I rang the Birth Centre and they said to make my way in to check if they had definately gone. We sorted Emily out and set off in. All the time losing more fluid but only really having minor belly ache.

    I got out the car outside the Birth Centre and they really went - I was soaked!!! Waddled in dripping. By the time they'd done what they need to I started getting mild contractions. 6 am ish by this time.

    I got my TENS machine on and by 8 am I was having good contrations about 3/4 mins apart. The MW who took over at 8 came and looked at me and we were all pretty convinced I wouldnt be there long. I had a weird feeling between my legs and in my bum and she decided to examin me as I was getting a bit paniced that it was all happening really fast. I was only 3cm!!

    I cracked on bouncing on the ball and using the TENS which I would recommend to get you thru the early stages. They were regular and eventually go too strong for the TENS machine so I switched to G&A.

    Things carried on and I was tired so I got on the bed to try to rest. I didnt want the contractions to slow down though. They did slow a bit but fortunately, they got stronger at the same time. The MW suggested pethadine at this point as I was getting in a tizz and needed to have a rest for the main event. I had the injection and snoozed between contractions and talked shite to OH!!! I got a couple of hours rest then things started to ramp up. The contractions were very painful - this I now know was Hebe trying to turn from back to back to the right way round. I needed to be off the bed but I was tired and wouldnt get up. They eventually got me on all fours in the bathroom - I HATED IT!!! It was painful and I didnt want to be on the bathroom floor!!! I started getting agro with everyone and then someone suggested the birth pool. YES!!

    So off we went....I had to leave my beloved G&A behind!!! NOOOOOO!!! It was too far!!! But we set off and I had a contraction on the corridor...I thought I was gonna pass out!!! We made it to the pool and they got me in. I was on all four and it felt good initially but the pains were sooo bad as she kept trying to turn...this is when I lost it!! I was in the pool telling OH I wasnt going to do this and I think I need an epidural!! That was THE last thing I'd wanted all along and fortunately I had put in my birth plan 'even if I beg for one - NO EPIDURAL!' I knew it would slow things down but I was in so much pain I couldnt see past it. The MW buggered off (to escape me telling her to get off me or shut up!) and I started on OH for a while...:rofl:

    I demanded to be taken out of the pool and put on a bed with an epidural!! While I was in the pool I must have been dilating like mad coz I kept losing gushes of blood etc - they were all looking at each other like 'oh this is good' and I just wanted OUT!!!

    I got out and again had to get from the pool to my room without my lovely G&A!!! I looked at the MW and said 'we have to RUN!!' She just laughed and said 'OK you set off!!' I had another mid corridor contraction and I told everyone that the G&A must be knackered coz it felt just as bad without it as with it!!!

    They got me in my room's bathroom on a birth stool - hubby sat on the loo and me infront on the stool. She examined me and it was crunch time.....9cm!! She told me my epi was out the window now for deffo (errrm....who would have thought it!!) and I needed to listen to her carefully and do as I was told. Something must have clicked because I just did.

    They started laying stuff out on the bathroom floor - injections etc and I thought 'we must be nearly there'....

    I'm not sure how many more pushes it took. I ditched the G&A altogether at this point and just listened and went for it. She told me if I wanted to push then go for it.

    I pushed and panted when they told me and before I knew it her head was out and her body followed. The took the cord from round her neck and put her up on my chest.....I looked back at hubby and he was just crying and crying...I was shell shocked.

    She was born at 9.16pm and weighed 8lb 11oz.

    They told me after that I delivered her head perfectly - I didnt need any stitches. I think that was because I did exactly as I was told.

    Hebe is perfect. The image of her Daddy (poor lass!)

    I'd do it all again in a breath......just not too soon.....:lol:
     
  2. nessajane

    nessajane Well-Known Member

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    Big Congrats hun!! cant wait to see pics xx
     
  3. Angelface

    Angelface Mummy to a princess &Bump

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    ahh, im really pleased for u hun x

    Congrats! xx
     
  4. maz

    maz TTC #1 since Oct 2004

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    Congratulations hun.

    :hug:
     
  5. Plumfairy

    Plumfairy Mum-mum-mum-mum

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    Oh wow!! What a lovely story! :) Congratulations and welcome to the world baby Hebe! :) x x x
     
  6. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    Congratulations!! Sounds like you did amazingly! I was the same going on about an epidural despite saying that nothing would make me have one :rofl:

    Can't wait to see some pics of little Hebe :D

    What did she weigh? x
     
  7. Chris77

    Chris77 Mommy to PJ and Gavin

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    Congrats!
     
  8. SalJay

    SalJay Well-Known Member

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    What a great story !! Congratulations, can't wait to see
    Pics...

    Must be a record too, birth story within 24 hours - what a
    Star!! X
     
  9. danni2609

    danni2609 Guest

    aww congrats!!!
     
  10. KatienSam

    KatienSam Mummy to Ella & Faith <3

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    congratulations hun, cant wait for piccies!!! well done you

    *note to self* listen to the midwife lol xx
     
  11. charliebear

    charliebear Mum to AJ & Pumpkin

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    Congratulations. Sounds like you had a wonderful birth. x
     
  12. ellasmummy

    ellasmummy Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!! Good Story, gave me a giggle!! Sounds like you did well though :D

    Cant wait to see pics i bet she is gorgeous!! xx
     
  13. maddiwatts19

    maddiwatts19 Guest

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! you brave woman! so happy for you both! lots of love x x x x
     
  14. Younglutonmum

    Younglutonmum Mummy To Maya & Bump

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    Awwww congrats

    Your birth story made me chuckle!!

    xxxx
     
  15. Ann-Marie

    Ann-Marie I adore my 3 children !!!

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    Lisa, you are a superstar !!!! Sounds like a fab birth experience. Bless Keith crying :hug:

    More pics !!!! xxx
     
  16. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    Congratulations!!
     
  17. bex

    bex Our little princess

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    What a great birth story. Well done and congratulations.
    Welcome to the world Hebe xx
     
  18. x-amy-x

    x-amy-x Mammy

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    What a fab birth story. You did amazingly. Congratulations!
     
  19. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    What a wonderful story! Well done x
     
  20. carmen

    carmen Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Mervs Mum,

    cant wait to see the fotos
     

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