Naomi Caitlin arrived on the 21st september at 1.18 in the morning, 2 weeks early, after a fast a furious labour!
It was by far the scariest thing that has happened to me in my whole life!!! At 10pm my waters broke all over the kitchen floor in a rather messy and dramatic way (thank goodness for the tiled floor!!!) - however was having no other signs or pains of labour so shoved a big bath towel between my legs and carried on wet, but normal at about 10.45 i had some mild period type pains so DH dropped DS off to the baby sitters - when he got back at 11.05 he found me in the bath contracting big style and my Dsis trying to time - but was impossible as were all over the place (coming between 1 and 4 minutes apart)
After getting out of the bath, i rang the hopsital, only to be told they were "closed" due to shortage of midwives and that i would have to go eleswhere (2 other hospitals within 30mins or so drive so not to scary) however she then called me back to say one of those was also closed and was still trying to contact the other one - this is when things started getting scary!
So with no hospital in which to deliver, and after and hour of contractions, they were strong and very painful coming every 2 minutes and i was just about coping! it was now 12.05 and i was told to call back in 30 minutes to see what was happening - we never got that far!!!!! at 12.25 DH phoned up and told them the contractions were piling on top of each other and there was no way i was in a state to travel anywhere but the nearest hospital!!!! they said to come in!!!
Getting to the car was agony, I was very frightened by this point that we would not make it to the hospital at all!! We arrived at 12.50am and before i was even seen/checked by a midwife i was pushing (and panicking big style) the midwife came and checked me at 1.10am and Naomi was born 8 mintues later naturally and without any pain relief with the support of my wonderful DH and Dsis who were in awe of our little princess coming into the world!
So rather dramatic, fast and all a bit scary, but still a wonderful experience all the same!
My beautiful daughter weighed in at a tiny 5lb10oz and is well - we were discharged from the hospital the next day and all is going great!
Seems like a lifetime ago now though and cannot imagine myself being anything but a mummy of 2
myjobismum what a birth story!! Sounds like you coped really well. I would have been beside myself to be told the hospital was closed. Congrats on the arrival of your wee girl. I'm on the Oct thread with you.
well done myjob a big congratulations. I think that it's terrible that you had to go through all the 'go else where' malarky, when you were so near to giving birth. that it will probably take a few deaths of newborns before the NHS change their policy, it really angers me, no woman should be told to go else where at such a crucial stage X
oh cosmo of course i remember you and what fantastic news hope the sickness settles soon and you enjoy your pregnancy no end!
the thread i started all that time ago is still running strong (we go by the name of "bonkers anonymous" and are a mix of TTC'ers, pregnant ladies, birthed and people waiting to ttc) would be lovely to have you back there for general chat at any time - after all you were an original bonker "many moons ago!" lol
Thanks for the congrats from you all, things are going well here, it is hectic and tiring but i am loving every moment - feel truly blessed by my family.