Sebastian Charles was born on Friday 14th of May at 11:34pm
8 pounds 4 ounces (yes, I too wonder how he fit)
This is what my Obstetric Summary says:
Total Labour Length: 14:30
1st stage being 11:50
2nd stage being 1:44
3rd stage being 0:06
Contractions started Thursday 13th at approx 10am and became regular the next day at around the same time.
They got down to about 5 mins apart but at 6 pm on Friday night they stopped for a whole 20 minutes and I was like GREAT! a false labour.. all that pain and I have to start again.
THEN they came on really quickly at 3 mins - much stronger & when I was walking around I felt like my bone was scraping on some one elses bone... eeewww.
I was like we should go, we need to finish packing the bag.. (yes it wasn't all packed -- and in fact we didn't start packing it till the day before) I was SO determined not to be the first time mummy who rushes into the hospital and is only 2 cm dilated.
I had a blessing, Kyles parents left to pick up my Mum from the airport and we left for the hospital with me saying " ow ow ow ow ow " and hobbling to the car.
We arrived at the hospital at 8:40 ish-- I immediately REALLY needed to go to the toilet ... this is when I feel a massive bulging white balley thing come out (yes, my waters came out partially and they were still intact, pretty cool to look at....stayed intact till the next contraction-- )
Then I was examined and the doc says " Your 7-8cm, and this is your first birth? that's REALLY good ".. (everyone in the room nods, I am just thinking -- well holy heck for the amount of pain I'd better be that far along & I'm secretly pleased I haven't turned into a first time mummy statistic)
My man midwife (yeah, a cool manwife) escorts me half naked with Kyle in tow down to the birthing bath... I'm floating around thinking this isn't actually half bad I thought labor would be heaps worse..20 minutes later he says I'll just check where the head is .. he looks up surprised and says he's only about a finger nail away.
I start pushing.
2nd stage was so long because my manwife was trying to support me with my water birth but in the end I just had to hop out of the bath to get into a better pozzy because he wasn't coming around the "U bend" as he put it?
my manwife is joined by the midwives for the next shift ...he leaves :(-- one of the ladies is in my ear "now you'll feel stinging but you just have to push through it, just keep pushing, he's right there" the other in my other ear is saying "push, push Jessica, great pushing, push" over and over and I am thinking GIVE ME BACK MY MANWIFE !!
then one starts to prepare the oxytocin and I am thinking my manwife read my birth plan.. didn't you?!
I tell her I don't want it.
She looks upset and has a discussion with the doc who shrugs and says well if she doesn't want it.
I am feeling smug (and still pushing)-- Extreeme pressure down below as Bubba moves into position.
The midwife says to the doc " well, I don't think she would be happy with that from what she has been saying " I am thinking huh? oh they talking about the snippety snip episiotomy.
Baby starts to crown, Jess gets loud as I am suddenly thinking I TOTALLY take back what I thought in the bath.
Doc and Midwife let him stay there for a bit continuing to say " one more push through the pain " ( oh the pain, yeah.. thanks for sticking to the birth plan when it is THAT painful!) another set of contractions, another try.
37.5 cm of head is hard to get out!
Midwife says "Jess I think we are going to have to make a cut"
Jess nods VERY vigorously.. thinking JUST DO IT woman.
Next contraction comes, doc snips.. Jess SCREAAAAMMMSSS (yes, I'm totally not ashamed of that because I utterly felt those scissors snipping away at my flesh)
Baby pops out to his shoulders.
Midwife says " you don't have to wait for the next contraction you can just push, push Jess"
Jess shakes head adamantly not really knowing what is going on thinking I don't want that-- that is called blue pushing its in my birth plan, read my birth plan woman-- then in a random delayed way thinks .. oh wait? just a little push .. baby comes out.
Baby on tummy, baby screams.. Jess looks at Kyle and is thinking THAT came out of me.
--highlighting the word 'estimated' ADD is yet to be determined.. but I thought I'd leave you with some photo's to help tide you over until I can post some cute bubba pics up when the lil man arrives.
Im not particularly or overly concerned about when he decides to come.. although it would be nice if it was a Wednesday Night,Thursday because Kyle gets two days off so that would mean 4 days off due to the weekend.. and then if it was THIS Thursday Mum said she would come visit & I haven't seen my mummy for a VERY long time ;)
but no, in all seriousness I don't have any overwhelming urges to get him out, I'm not overly uncomfortable and the biggest problem at the moment is that I caught a chesty cold from my very loving, VERY giving hubby.
People keep asking if I can't wait to see him and get back to being skinny etc..
Well, I am excited.. sorta... but I suppose I'll be much more excited when the big event is a little more imminent.
I sort of feel it wont be long but who am I to say anything? How long is not long! .. at the longest it will be another 2 weeks (which is really quite darn short anyway) then I'll be induced and at the shortest in about 14 hours?
Since its not really up to me I think I am just utterly happy to keep my midday snooze tradition and try to get over this yucky cold.. either way he will get here eventually.