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Sundance our bubs share a birthday smile
Matildas birth story for anyone thts interested in a long read lol
morning im booked to be induced My waters start to leak @ 6:30, at 7:30 i call the hossy just to give them the heads up and make sure i dnt need any check up, they say just to walk lots n hope it all kicks off. @ 8 the dr rings to say shes changed my induction date to the next day to give me more time to go naturally LOL too late its happening yay!.........3 hours later apart from a tiny bit of period pain still nothing...waters still leaking heaps so call maternity ward n they say to head up in an hour for a check up. They hook me up to CTG and sure enough no tightenings at all (despite the fact the 2 previous days when theyd hooked me too it whils checking my blood pressure id been having almost regular BH, typical) they decide to give me to syntocin drip..
2:15 they start the drip...nothing
2.45 they crank it up...
3.45 getting tightenings every 4 min but they rnt painful jst uncomfy so they cranks it up
4.45 starting to hurt but not enough to bother me, but they r happy tht they look strong enouggh on the monitor to jst keep going at tht level.
5.30 dr comes up n i ask for an internal as i want to know what these 'pains' r doing...2-3cm while shes there she breaks last bit of waters tht were hanging on and i get up to walk around.
6.00 we head to my room to eat dinner
6.15 contractions suddenly 2min apart and bloody painful forget food back to labour room i want a bath
6.30 bath ready mw is relluctant as its still early days but tough luck im getting in, soo much pain!
6.45 positive i didnt feel this bad with seth until right before i had him, mw insists its just because of the syntocin and i hve hours to go.,..she turns it off to see if it makes any difference...it doesnt! .omfg freak out how the hell did i hve seth drug free..i need drugs, no scrap tht i want an epidural! She does another check and says im 3-4cm...im devo was so sure i HAD to be further along, she goes to organis epid
7.15 finally dr has arrived and gets set up contractions hve me writhing around like a maniac, and feeling so painful in my tailbone having to hold myself up off the bed with my arms because i cnt stand to sit.
7.45 epid in thank god, hve only done test dose..pain has backed off but still feell each one, so uncomfy and soo much pressure in my bum.
8.00 ask for another internal as im convinced shes not far away...sure enough in an hour weve gone from 3/4cm to 9!
Because of how badly i tore and bled last time (and seeing as ive got just enough epi going on to not feel the pain just mega discomfort) i resist the urge too push for an hour trying to just let her come down in her own sweet time...not fun but not terrible either, thank god for epidurals!
9.00 cnt physically stop myself anymore tell the dr im ready to push and hey presto 14min later our gorgeous little girl is here!
Had one little tear which they decided to stitch just to be safe and apart from that im feeling fantastic!
Such a different labour to Seths! His was much more preferable even though it was longer but the actual delivery of his was horrid where as Matilda's was fantastic! And as far as recovery goes there is no comparison! Who knew u could feel this good just after hving a bub smile it rocks!!