Elliot's Story. smile
Wednesday 13th Oct had contractions from 1.30am until 4am, every hour, thought they were BH so went back to sleep. Got 2 betweeen 4 and 4.15 am. Rang hospital and spoke to Cindy who said to come in. Woke hubby up, he had a quick shower,got another contraction, made him a coffee and woke my 15 yr old son to tell him it was show time. Got in the car and had another contraction on the way to hospital, a 3 min drive and another one outside emergency.
Got up to Maternity about 4.30am and some one was in the Birthing suite sad so I went in the smaller room. Had to get hooked up the machine that measures contractions and bubs heartbeat, fun. Dean, one of the midwives tired putting a line in twice and both times my veins collasped just as the needle went in so they gave up and deceided to wait for Beth, who always manages to get the needle in. Started getting regular contractions, every 5 mins and at around 5.30 deceided not to be Super Woman and asked for the gas. Had no urge to push at this stage and bub's heartbeat was a tiny concern so around 6am waters were broken.
At 7am Staff changed and Beth came in. She examined me and was a bit concerned about bub's heart beat but not overly. She tried putting a line in and bloody hell, that hurt more than the contractions. Vein collasped again so another needle got pulled out and she didn't try again. 7.30 she rang and asked for a Dr to come in because she was getting concerned with bub and told me to start pushing, she also turned the gas off! sad Dr. came in at 8am and said he was going to try and put another line in but Beth told him not to bother because the head was there. 2 pushes later and 1 head appeared, another push and the shoulders and the rest of bub was out. Took 4 mins from the time the Dr. arrived to bub being out. Dr. quickly checked him and we had our first look at our baby boy. That's when we realied Alex was not right for him so he was munchkin until Thursday mid morning. After a hot shower we were taken to our single room grin , hubby went home and we both fell asleep. Woke up an hour later and Dr checked bub and he had his first feed. Took to BF like a duck to water, so happy. Didn't have any visitors until late that afternoon because that's what I had deceided before I went in and then it was only my son and in laws.
Sorry it has taken me so long to post this. If i think of anything else I'll let you know. grin