Baby was due on the 13th June 2001, but not
unexpectedly didn't arrive. The next dayI had
an appointment with the consultant who booked me in
for an induction the following Wednesday.
I was convinced I would have to be induced...I was
I woke up on Tuesday 19th June at 7am and was having
some pain. It made me hold my breath. By 9.30am
I was at the hospital. When examined I was 2cm (not
established labour), I was given the option to either
stay at there or go home for a bit. I decided that I
would rather be at home for as long as possible
so we made our way back home. I had a bath and tried
to relax but by 3.30pm I was back at the hospital.
It all happened quite quickly after that. I was
examined again and was 4cms and then had a big
bath there and when I got out had a bit of pethadine.
I didn't find it that good :o(
By 7pm I was having contractions every 45 seconds. By this
time I was on gas and air but kept getting told off by other
half for not sucking at it during a contraction. It was hard
to concentrate on anything. By 8.30pm I was having the urge
to push but waters hadn't broken. I remember telling the midwife
'I can't have this baby yet my waters haven't broken!'. She
assured me they would and sure enough the next time I wanted
to push they exploded 6ft across the room, first narrowly
missing my husband and then the trainee doctor! With the next
push Olivia Mae was born at 20:57pm, weighing 7lb 8oz.
She's gorgeous and demanding but the time has gone so quickly
already. I'm loving every minute of it!