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Charlies birth story

soupsoup
posted 8 years 11 months ago
Last edited by soup 8 years 11 months ago
its not too exciting im afraid the whole thing only lasted 4 hours and 27 mins

i went to bed and got woken up at 11pm by a sharp pain in my back that felt like a strong contraction (dan made a note of the time), i went to the toilet and had another one and we saw that they were 5 mins apart

so we got dressed, called a taxi and got to hospital at midnight

i was put on a bed and strapped to a monitor (which pissed me off because of my birth plan) but she released me after 10 mins of read-out (which took 30 mins to get because baby kept moving) i was given gas and air (which worked this time) and i had just 1 midwife who didn't tell me off for anything

i was examined and found to be only 2cms dilated :dizzy: so they basically left me to progress, i was released from machine and waddled about, sat on birthing ball, crawled around on all fours untill i got a slight urge to push so we called midwife back

she said i was only 7 cms and not to push for a bit, it was a different midwife as the otherone was having her break, she said that they normally send home ladies who are only 2cms but as i seemed distressed they let me stay (i wasn't sure how to take that - was she saying i was a wimp ?)

after a few more contractions she said i could push and after a few pushes she said i should stop and do little pushes then she told me to go for it. She told dan to take the gas and air off me which he couldn't do because i was enjoying biting down on the mouth peice and after a very painfull push i felt the head pop out she told me to keep on pushing so i carried on and the rest of him followed

she tried to wrap him in towels but i brought him straight to me (second midwife didn't get a chance to read my birthplan because i was so quick) and got my skin to skin contact which calmed him down and i tried to feed him but he was more interested in looking around, dan cut the cord and charlie reached up and grabbed the scissor handles and it took all 3 of us to get him to let go (very good grip)

i refused the 3rd stage injection (someone please read my birth plan) and after two pushes it came out, i managed to get it donated to cord blood banking so hopefully it can help another child somewhere

he weighs 3.64kgs/8lbs2oz was born at 3.27am and according to my notes my second stage (pushing) of labour lasted 7 mins (it felt alot longer!) my 3rd stage (placenta) was 12mins (makes you wonder why they want to inject you with drugs just for the sake of a few minutes) i had 1 small graze so no stitches again



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JOJOJOJO
posted 8 years 11 months ago
wow well done you,your a brave lady

eamesy88eamesy88
posted 8 years 11 months ago
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wow i want that sort of labour mine was 36 hrs start to finish haha glad you got your bundle of joy home and all is well Love

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 8 years 11 months ago
Ah he looks so lovely a cuddly,a proper little man. Glad you had a good experience, well done and congrats to all the family

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 8 years 11 months ago
aaawww Hunny he is beautiful Love

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 8 years 11 months ago
Hehe hun I know what you mean about the 2nd stage feeling longer, it was only 6 mins for me with George but it felt longer Yes

Congrats hun, he's absolutely gorgeous Love

Hope you are both doing well xx

LihraLihra
posted 8 years 11 months ago
congrats thank god for easy births

JOJOJOJO
posted 8 years 11 months ago
my second stage was 3 hours Crying

mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 8 years 11 months ago
Awwww, he is absolutely gorgeous Love (oh no, even more broody now! LOL) Sounds like a fantastic labour (sure you didn't think so at the time?) Jakes labour was 19hours (Lolly's was 32 then c-section!) and loads of stitches! So glad all went so well for you though hun (even if i am a tad jealous! Razz )hehe. Fingers crossed he is a good little man and lets you get some much deserved rest xx

jo-jojo-jo
posted 8 years 11 months ago
:love:AWWWWWWWWWWW hun he is soooooooooo adorable.Well done on such a terrific labour.xx

kristagkristag
posted 8 years 11 months ago
Awww hon, he is gorgeous Love

So happy for you all. What a lovely short labour Clapping

x

daisy33daisy33
posted 8 years 11 months ago
How great that was!!!

And how gorgeous

Big congrats Clapping Clapping

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

soupsoup
posted 8 years 11 months ago
thanks everyone

we are all doing great, i cant believe how much ive forgotton since the 1st time round Embarassed

im hoping to get more sleep tonight as charlie was awake almost all day Thumbs Up

eamesy88eamesy88
posted 8 years 11 months ago
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The dreaded sleepless nights hey

mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 8 years 11 months ago
Aww hun, have my fingers crossed you get a fantastic night and charlie is a little angel. I can remember those first few nights like yesterday. It is hard work! Jake has been unsettled again a tad lately too so am up most nights a couple of times. I have a lot of sympathy for you hun Hug Xx

ElinElin
posted 8 years 11 months ago
Awww he is sooooo cute Very Happy Well done Thumbs Up

soupsoup
posted 8 years 11 months ago
i managed a good block of sleep last night so ive felt much better today Clapping

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 8 years 11 months ago
Glad to hear that!! Oh soup, every time I look at this sweet pic of him it makes me want another... what have you done to me!! makin me all broody again, thought I was over it Rolling Eyes

kristagkristag
posted 8 years 11 months ago

soup said:
thanks everyone

we are all doing great, i cant believe how much ive forgotton since the 1st time round Embarassed


Oh my goodness, I dread to think what I've forgotten. It's been nearly 10 years since Jas was born!! I'm sure I'm wearing the biggest pair of rose coloured specs right now Embarassed

MummyBMummyB
posted 8 years 11 months ago
Awww crongrats to you all hun, he's gorgeous. Well done to you aswell, just gas and air thats brill. Clapping

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