Baby Rose was born on 8 April at 1.05am weighing 7lb!
By the time I got to hospital and had agreed to an examination I was 5cm - being a massive wimp was really elated as had only had paracetamol and lots of puffing and panting until then. I'm sure this helped with the labour. Had gas & air and lovely wrm shower and wandered around until about 10pm. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and had great chilled ipod tunes it was all v surreal and calm. Maybe it was the gas & air - dp had to give it a bash just to check as we couldn't believe how calm I was
Anyway, it all speeded up and got hectic when it was decided to break my waters so had an epidural and finally gave birth to Rose at 1:05am. Trying to remember the lovely ealry part of labour as the second bit was full on. But hey, Rose is perfect which is all that matters
Thanks all for your kind wishes - - Rose is 1 week old today and it really gets better every day! Have learned so much the last week. She is gorgeous and can't believe she's mine! Will have to get on the postnatal thread now. XXX