Okay, From the start…
Since i was overdue i had been getting loads of aches and cramps most nights but nothing indicating labour. Then on the night of the 15th i could not sleep at all. had cramps etc but nothing worse or more often then i already had been getting them. I seemed to be waking up every 20 or so minutes and noticed everytime i was getting up baby was moving around constantly! Thought nothing of it even though it seemed odd. So anyway woke up in the morning as usual, fed me and Harriet, went to the loo and noticed i had lost some plug and it was bloody. Started getting a bit exicted because i had been having an achy back since i had gotten up but just put it down to not being able to sleep and assuming all his moving had just put him in an akward position.
All through the day just had that backache, no contractions and lost a bit more bloody show. I convinced myself i would still be hanging on for my sweep on the 17th. But anyway went to bed praying something would happen.. and it did
Couldnt sleep again! felt so achy but i couldnt decide if it was labour pains or just because baby was laying funny in my pelvis causing me to ache. So after a few hours of tossing and turning i decided to get up about 2:30am and realised yep it was contractions! about 7-8mins apart :happydance: tried not to get too excited and thought id just time them for a few hours first, but i texted my mum and OH just to let them know. So anyway they started getting closer together, like 4-5mins apart so i rang my mum who ordered me to ring labour ward really didnt want to because i was coping fine and i felt like a right pain ringing them, but they asked me to go in and be checked since my iron was so low i was told id need a canulla in as soon as i was officically in labour incase i needed a transfusion. So i ring oh tell him to get ready were picking him up
Mum came over about 5am to wait for Harriet to get up and my dad drove us off to the hospital, i kept telling him to check his phone because he’d probably be back to pick us up in an hour
Got to the room and MW confirmed the contractions were definately quite strong and regular (which i know anyway LOL) and said i was 3cm dilated :happydance::happydance: and that my waters were bulging with every contraction and that they would probably break soon! she told us to go for a walk round the hospital see if we can get them lasting longer as they would only be lasting about 30seconds. So after an hour of walking me and OH come back tell the midwife they are now lasting 40secs and are about 3 mins apart. We then went off for another walk because we were bored in the room, and the MW had said if nothing progressed really quickly we’d have to go over to the midwife led area and wait around for something to happen (i was in the consultant area at this point) so after our walk nothing seemed to change so off we went to Mw led about 11am.
Again the MW over there said we should either think about going home for a few hours (definately wasnt going to do that!) or go for lunch and try get thing moving again. By this point we were sick of walking round the bloody hospital but i was willing to do it if it ment he came out quicker haha. Baby must not have liked the sound of another walk because as soon i we set foot out the labour ward my contractions decided to last 50 seconds, and come every 2 mins! They got really sharp too and were bringing tears to my eyes. We only made it ‘walking’ for 30mins before i begged OH to take me back to the room haha! They were shocked to see me there so quickly but were pleased at how i was progressing now.
I had a student with me, she had followed my whole pregnancy and was so lovely, she sat and chatted with us the whole time, which was nice for OH to be able to talk to someone when i was in my own little world
I got my gas and air about 1pm, and they decided my established labour started at 1:15pm, going by my contractions. They then called another MW to come put my canula in my hand and take some blood, which was fab compared to last time because i had my G&A to take my mind of it going in and she sent off my bloods to check my iron count, which.. had gone up to 11 from 8!! :happydance: very pleased. I was then told i was going to be checkd for dialationg at 5:15pm.
So 5:15 came around, contractions were really getting uncomfy and were lasting well over a minute. Was checked and got told i was 6-7cm! They told me he would/should be here soon as she’d checked my previous pregnancy notes and it seems Harriet was born about an hour after i was 6cm! So inside i was very happy and excited, but from the outside i was in pain haha. I then remember them asking me if i would like to try going in the birthing pool, OH was convincing me to and i was just saying ”i dont know, i dont know” but in the end i did They werent even sure if id make it there in time LOL!
Got in the pool probably about 6ish, but other that feeling weightless (which was nice for a change) and it being warm, it didn really ease much of the pain. I still had my G&A going even though it was doing nothing for me at this point in fact i think it hurt LESS when i just didnt use it, but i still did
the pool bit is all a bit hazy to me, but i know id have little urges to push and i felt like he just wasnt ever going to come out. i kept asking them if i could go straight home if he was born soon, to which the reply was, yes if everything is okay Sarah you can go home i think they were trying to shut me up though because they also kept saying, just concentrate on getting this baby out first though yes. LOL! I dont remember the pushing part being that painful last time, the contractions were definately worse with Harriet but this time the pushing was the worst! At one point i kinda felt him almost come out then go back up i started crying because i thought he wasnt going to fit but within the next few contractions i managed to get him out !!
He was at a slight angle and at one point the MW’s did actually think he could be stuck but he wasnt :happydance: but Maxie was born at 7:54pm and i got to hold him in the water straight away!
i couldnt believe how different he looked to Harriet, all his dark hair and he was so skinny! i kept saying omg he’s tiny, i honestly thought hed wiegh less than she did but nope he was 9lb hes just a lot shorter and skinner than she was, so he looks littler lol. :happydance:The first thing he did was open his blue eyes and jus stare around the room :cloud9: he needed a bit of shaking by the MW to get him to make a noise but other than that he was perfect! As soon as he made a noise i rang my mum to tell her! whilst i was still sat in the pool haha!
i had a 2nd degree tear so got a few stitches and im pretty sure she said something about my muscle :shrug: i dont remember to well because she told me when i was back on the G&A lol! She confirmed everything was fine and if i still wanted to go home and could get picked up i was allowed to. so my mum came about 10:30pm to fetch us and it was great! i just couldnt wait to get home again, i hadnt seen harriet properly since i put her to bed the day before :nope: and id been texting all day to see if she was okay. But on the way out of hospital everything went black and i pretty much collapsed in the corridor! so i got wheeled back to my room to be re checked, and monitored for an hour but everything was fine. She said it was up to me if i still wanted to go home but if i did i had to rest or stay in for the night and leave in the morning.. Of course i chose home.. i must admit i was slightly nervous i might faint when i was leaving again though. But in the end we arrived home about 1am with a wide awake Harriet - we had to pick her up from my mums on the way because my dad said she wouldnt sleep just wanted to play but OH put her straight to bed and we decided we’d leave the meeting her new brother part till the morning. He didnt wake up that first night but it was just amazing to have him here with us hours after he was born! I cant believe in a week how much he has changed already! and the times gone so quickly :nope:
Anyway im going to overload with pics now sorry its so long :blush: i dont THINK i missed much out x
okay so i just copied this because i had already wrote it out an another site , so forgive me if it sounds wrong haha! its very long also!
Well, My Little girl finally arrived on may 27th, 9 days over and i went into labour naturally! Yay thought it would never happen!
Harriet sarah Lees was born at 5:26am and she weighed a huge 8lb 14.5oz!
Heres her birth story…finally got a minute to write it out!
Well it started on the monday (25th, making me exactly 41 weeks) i had woken up feeling a bit crapy and sick. Went to asda with my mum so was doing lots of walking but i just felt quite drained and tired and not really myself, thought i was just ill again as i had been having a couple of sicky days in the past week or so. Then in the car on the way home we had to pull over because i was almost being sick in the car!
Got home and came on here, thought i would just relax and rest because i was feeling rubbish, then at exactlyt 5 o clock i climbed into bed to sleep and watch deal or no deal haha and felt a strong ish contraction. i lay there a minute and realised there was no way i would be able to sleep when i was this uncomfortable. got myself logged on to here and timed my contractions.
They werent painful but enough for me to notice, they were regular then would go irregular again so i just braced myself for another false alarm whilst praying it would be real so i wouldnt have to have a sweep in the morning haha!
Any way by 11 o clock i went down stairs and told my mum i was in pain (by this time they were starting to be a bit more than just uncomfortable and a bit more painful too) so we carried on timing them until around 2am tuesday morning when we rang the Labour suite, by this time they were about 5mins apart Got told to have a deep bath and have paracetamol which did absolutly nothing!
throughout this time i was keeping in touch wit my OH and his mum (as we dont live together lol were only 16) and by 5am they convinced me to go to hospital and get checked. obviously i was going on about not wanting to waste there time etc.
Anyway at the hospital, got put on a monitor and was checked. Found to be 2cm’s so was told to go home until it got worse,she also performed the sweep, which i did not feel haha,she also told me she was sure id have this baby within the next few days
So went home and of course, my luck the got worse so i couldnt even sleep-so i had now been up 24 hours and was so tired but determind to walk walk walk and get them going (also i couldnt sleep or sit down do all i could do was walk haha)
By 2pm i really couldnt stay at home any more and went back to hospital, they decided not to check me until about 6ish when i was 3 cms and did another sweep. By about 10pm they pain was getting bad and i was struggling to just breathe through it so they gave me gas and air! it was brilliant. I also used some lemon and clarysage which oh massaged into my back and it did help a bit. contractions were getting stronger but not lasting long enough so the midwife gave me some clarysage on a gauze which she gave my mum and OH mum to waft in front of my face to stregthen and lengthen the contractions- it did work haha!!!
after that things are kind of a blur to me because i was concentring so much on the gas and air for the contractions as the were almost on top of each other. i do know that after a few hours they put me onto the bed and pull in the table for delivering the baby at which point our mums left the room thinking she wouldnt be long and knowing i wanted just us to at the birth. things got a bit bad here as the realised my uterus was coming away slightly and there was blood in the water when they broke them (and the also cut all my poor babys head when they did this !) i ended up getting salt water drips and in the end i had to be taken to another consultant lead deparment where they could keep an eye on me as they thought things would get bad.
Anyway everything turned out fine and by 4 am i was asking for more pain relief (was only on gas and air ) and got some pethedine about 4:15, and i was pushing by about 5 am, the pethedine didnt work until after she was born haha because they gave it to late and when my gorgeous little girl was born at 5:26am, i felt every little bit of pain , which i wouldnt change for the world. i had a 2nd degree tear, so a couple of stitches but they are fine and i cant even feel them haha!
Overall i was a good patient. i didnt scream shout or swear. i was quite and co-operative and i didnt even hurt my OH in the process haha it was so unexpected because i thought i would be screaming my lungs off!
Personally i dont think birth is as bad as i thought it would be and the labour is more painful than pushing! from the first contraction until harriet was born was 36hours and i hadent slept the night before so the energy i was running off, i have no idea where it came from! haha even now when shes only a week old id still do it all again, and looking back now i wouldnt change anything that happened and my little girl is worth all the tiredness and pain!
Hope you like my story, sorry its long and sorry if it doesnt make sense haha!! x x x x x
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I’d kept up with a Diary/tumblr etc. I have a few on the go, that’ll I’ll be good with for a while then I forget. I wish I’d stuck with it and documented things more for the kids!
I’m going to try do that with this account from now on. I’m one of those strange people who likes to look back on things a lot (and I’m so forgetful its nice to remind myself of things LOL)
:0!! These are AMAZING!!!!!
Anyone else have them/did have them?
I hate it, even just driving past my work I break out in a sweat, find it hard to breathe and feel dizzy and like I’m about to burst into tears. I did cry last time I was at work, but fobbed them off by saying it was money related.
I’m going to book a doctors appointment. This can’t be right or good for my health?
This is one reason I had to quit babe x
H&M singing where them girls at. Also covered in chocolate mousse..
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A woman who didn’t report her baby was actually missing for 31 days isn’t guilty? During that month, she was out partying. She’s claimed to friends when the baby was alive that she hated her and couldn’t stand her. She’s searched “chloroform”, ”household weapons”, and “NECK RINGING” right before the baby was murdered. The duct tape found on Caylees mouth (skull) had a heart sticker on it, the same set of stickers found in Casey Anthony’s house. Her car was reported because it smelled like a dead body was in the trunk. A strand of the babys hair also found in the trunk. Casey Anthony lied to the cops and changed her story several times. Those are just a few I can think off of the top of my head. And this person isn’t guilty? This is when I really can’t stand the world we live in.
JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE!
I WILL REBLOG THIS A MILLION TIMES UNTIL THAT LITTLE GIRL FINALLY GETS JUSTICE… RIP OUR BEAUTIFUL ANGEL <3
And omg I love it, its amazing! So excited for Nottingham night out now!
<3 i doooooooo xx
We’re going to have a chill out day :) I wanted to take them to get weighed but I ordered some carseats from mothercare and the delivery time is 8am-6pm! LOL, don’t want to risk them coming while I’m not here because I paid for the delivery to be today because I’m working all week.
I’m also waiting on a dress from Dorothy Perkins which I hope will be here today too.. I’m nervous and excited because its GORGEOUS, just not sure if its going to suit me. Its a navy long sleeved one with embellishments on the cuffs and neck. I love it, but long sleeves don’t usually suit me so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
[TO BE CONTINUED.. GOTTA GO FETCH HARRIET!]
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