I’m in labour…Part One of Birth Story

I started having contractions at 20:50 but thought it was just gas due to feeling pain in my back… My uncomfortable feelings and repeating “ow” every 10 mins, then became very sore and within 1.5 hrs they went to every 2/3 mins and were incredibly strong. I had never felt pain like it, not even when I’d had thunderpants.

I realise that every pregnancy and labour is different, enough to never EVER experience it again. I couldn’t believe that when we left the house, I was ready to push and knew that if we didn’t get to the hospital soon, that we would be gifting the new extension of the motorway in Glasgow with a baby boy… I could feel him coming down and was resisting the urge to push all the way to the hospital and couldn’t deal with it much longer that when getting out of the car, I did indeed, push.

I screamed for my husband to get someone as I was paralysed to the spot and he came out with a chair on wheels. I had no idea how the hell I was going to manoeuvre myself in to it but he and the midwife shoved me In It sideways. At the time, poor Thunderpants was watching all of this completely horrified..

In I went to the labour suite rather than maternity assessment and waiting for my contraction to go, I managed to get my jeans off and into the bed. He was then born on the third push… Husband missed the birth as he needed to travel the quick few mins to drop off Thunderpants, in all I arrived and have birth within 8 minutes!

It was pretty traumatic for both N and I, I had lost a lot of blood, took no pain relief not even any gas and air because it was just that quick and I had a 2nd degree wound plus a few other things which resulted in man hands in the lady garden which really wasnt ready for potting season!My midwife was lovely, really amazing and she took her time explaining everything, there was no rush and a completely more chilled out experience than the first time…..

Oh shit sticks

I’m baaacckkk…. for a limited time only as have enjoyed the break :0)! Nah, I needed to take the time out after recent events and also with Christmas coming up there just doesn’t seem to be time to write. I have various appointments due to the birth approaching as well as physio to add to the mold! But it isn’t doom and gloom! As the weeks tick by, I am getting increasingly more exciting to meet my son :)aaahhh i am going to have a little man to cuddle and snuggle a long with Thunderpants, the husband and wonder dog!

In the past week I have done a bit of shopping although still haven’t got the moses basket as I am convinced that the old one is still in the loft… If it isn’t there I shall head up to one of the charity shops and purchase one, we aren’t really bothered about pre owned items at all. I have also been trying to make sure that Thunderpants is ok with the impending birth, putting arrangements in to place should I need to go in the middle of the night and just looking after her emotional well being as its a big upheaval especially as she has been the main focus for the past 5 years. Now however, she will take on a new role as big sister, one which I feel that she will take much care and delight in, shes a wee sensitive soul and very caring and I don’t have many concerns at all about her becoming his protector.

I have already packed a bag with my stuff and little mans things too, I don’t want to be caught off guard if I go early and I think I got a wee fright after that crazy mad dash. I was also lucky enough to find the woman who took my call when I spoke to ambulance control, one of the perks of my job and it was nice to say “Thank You”, for keeping me calm and being so great at her job. The Scottish Ambulance Service does not get enough credit for the work that they do, not by a long shot and I have respect and admiration for all that they do on a daily basis.

So now its a waiting game, and also time to settle and enjoy Christmas with my wee family before chaos comes to town!

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