Wee bird arrived! 13/11/11

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  1. jenny82

    jenny82 Well-Known Member

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    I figured it was about time I did my birth story as I don't want to forget it and this is as good a place as any to get it down :)

    Was getting very impatient in week 39 as I had expected LO to arrive a bit early like her brother, but she was quite comfy in there!

    At 39+6, I got my mum to look after LO and OH & I had a last night out. We went to the cinema and for a mexican. Its crazy now I think I did this but I was so convinced now that LO would be late, that I didn't care about the uncomfortable cinema seats!

    During that night, OH & I couldn't sleep with funny tummys from the mexican food. I tossed and turned and then, 6am bang on due date, my labour started with a little of my waters leaking.

    My last labour was quick enough, so I prepared myself for it again. I phoned the hospital and contractions started at 7-7.30am. I went downstairs so OH could sleep and watched Graham Norton, ate toast and drank tea whilst having contractions 8mins apart :haha:

    By about 9am, they were getting very strong so I shouted up for OH and got him to come sit with me through them. By 10am, I realised it was about time to leave. Contractions were still quite erratic - 4 mins, 5 mins, 8 mins, 5 mins etc but they were getting very strong and painful! So off we went to the hospital...

    Luckily it was a Sunday morning so the place was really quiet. I got seen straight away and as I got up on the bed, my waters started leaking properly and I had my show (hadn't had it before then). Upon examination, the MW saw that I was 8cm - exactly like the last time :wacko: She then phoned up and got them to prepare the pool for us coming - think by this stage it was just after 11am!

    They were trying to make me take a wheelchair up to the delivery suite but there ain't no way that was happening. So I managed a (very) slow walk up there! I got into the pool at 11.30am when it was half-filled as I needed it asap. I could feel pushing so I knew that it wouldn't be long. The pain was incredibly intense but somehow I was able to remain quite calm. I was offered G&A but only took it very sporadically (my last birth was so hazy because I was chowing down on so much G&A and I wanted to remain in control this time).

    I told MW that baby was pushing, so she told me just to trust myself and if I wanted to push, push! I kept wondering 'why is she not helping me and leaving me to do this on my own?!?'. During the last few contractions, I was able to feel her head and her hair - it was amazing :) A few times between contractions, I held her there, but then my concentration slipped and she moved back up which was really frustrating, so I had to keep focus. But kept going and within 4/5 very very painful contractions, she was out! I didn't scream so much but was doing yoga breathing and doing 'aaaah' noises - by the end, I was practically singing her out. It must've have sounded so weird to anyone outside that room! She was born at 12.07pm :D

    The after-birth was fantastic. I was able to lift her out myself and pull her to my chest and we lay there for quite some time. OH cut her cord and after a bit, I moved onto the bed to deliver the placenta. We were then able to sit there all day. Our hospital have moved to a more MW-led approach, so we were discharged that evening, didn't see anyone bar the one MW and a lady who kept bringing us tea, food and water :) It was so relaxing for all 3 of us.

    I will never forget this birth. I have never felt as in control of something like I did this. And she was worth every last bit of agony! Shes doing really well. We had a rough few days where she wasn't feeding right and lost a lot of weight but its improving now. Her big brother loves her to bits and if anything, I have more love for him now that I have her, which is so strange! So there you go... little baby Clodagh :D
     
  2. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    :cloud9: well done again. shes absolutely adorable!
     
  3. Eala

    Eala Mum of two gorgeous girls

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    That's a beautiful birth story :hugs: Clodagh is absolutely gorgeous, and what a lovely name! Many congratulations to you, DH and your wee dude :hugs:
     
  4. jenny82

    jenny82 Well-Known Member

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    thank you! we only decided on here name last night, and ended up using the name i wanted all along anyway (even before wee man was born) :wacko:

    can't beleive its a week already. we would've been at the hospital at this time! OH & I actually thanked the MW for our lovely day as we were leaving haha!
     
  5. pink_bow

    pink_bow Mummy

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    Congratulations, she is beautiful :D x
     
  6. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    massive congratulations sweetheart, well done you! she is beautiful xx
     
  7. Floralaura

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    Congratulations, she is gorgeous! Love her name too! x
     
  8. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Congrats, she is beautiful, glad you had a great birth experience too! :) x
     
  9. lauzie84

    lauzie84 Mummy to Amy & Katie

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    congratulations. Clodagh is beautiful xxx
     
  10. TennisGal

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    Congrats, beautiful girl...beautiful name xx
     
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    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    Oh she is beautiful, well done mama xxx
     
  13. OmarsMum

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    Congrats Hun, she's so cute bless her xx
     
  14. sun

    sun Mum of 3

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    Congratulations! :hugs::hugs:

    The birth story sounds fabulous - so perfect! I also felt so much more in control with my second :D
    She is absolutely beautiful and has a beautiful name to match! xxx
     
  15. 5-a-side

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    Your birth story is so positive, congratulations :D
     
  16. Jchihuahua

    Jchihuahua Mummy to 3

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    She's gorgeous, and what a perfect birth story.
     
  17. MrsBandEgglet

    MrsBandEgglet Mummy to 3, expecting #4

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    Congratulations, she's beautiful :cloud9: xx
     
  18. Ginaerhol

    Ginaerhol Mummy of 3 princesses :D

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    brilliant birth story congratulations xx
     
  19. jenny82

    jenny82 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone! My wee man is 2 today as well. Very emotional few weeks :blush:
     
  20. Rebaby

    Rebaby Mama to 2 boys

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    Congratulations and well done :hugs: it sounds like you did brilliantly, so glad you had such a good birth experience :D She is beautiful :flower:
     

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