Well, he’s finally arrived, I have been pregnant all year and it was worth every kick in the ribs, every nerve pain in my leg, and every extra stretch mark.
My waters decided to break in Aldi’s on Wednesday, I calmly carried on shopping, crossed my legs and paid for my milk. Nothing happened, we went up the hospital and they confirmed it was my waters and I hadn’t just peed myself..
Being admitted the next day wasn’t much fun, my contractions started at about 2pm I spent most of the day chatting to ‘Lily’ in the bed opposite and trying to score more than just paracetamol and codeine. (which I failed miserably on)
1.30am my contractions really started, not to cause a fuss, I just paced the halls until a midwife took pity on me and offered me an examination, I was 4cm, enough for some gas and air. She put me in a side room all on my own and 3 hours later came back. They had a room for me on labour ward, and to go get my stuff. Standing by my bed at 4.30am and no sign of the midwife was probably my lowest point, I was 7cm and trying to gather my belongings, I was sure Lily would have to deliver my baby there and then. Walked to the labour ward, and begged for an epidural, I would have had one nine months ago if I was offered.. eventually at 6.30am it came, but it was too late, it didn’t work.
Ring of fire? No one needs to feel that.
However, baby Griff made his appearance 14 minutes after I text Ross saying ‘I’m pushing!’ it was quick, too quick as Ross came rushing in 8 minutes later.
We had to stay in hospital for 48 hours after the birth as my waters had gone for so long, and at 3am every morning they would take Griff and administer antibiotics and sometimes they would keep him if he was settled till 5 or 6am so I could sleep. Anyway at about 10.30pm one evening, I happened to mention this to a lady on my ward, and before I had made it back to my bed which was 6 steps away she was on the phone to the midwife and I overhear her saying ‘I just CANT sleep, please can you come take him away for a few hours!?!’ … it was only 10.30pm and she had only had him that day! it did make me laugh. They came and took him for her, poor woman I do wonder how she’ll cope!
Griff has settled in well, Rudi loves him, he has completed my family. I am surrounded by men but I love it.
Welcome to the family Griff. x