Chloe's Birth Story
After two hours, the midwife came back and told me she'd like to examine me to check everything was ok. I was due in two days so I thought, "Ok." Ten minutes later, after an embarrassing prod, the reality hit. "Come back at tea time and we'll induce you first thing in the morning."
Arghhhhh!!! Oh my god! I was going to be a mum! For the first time panic set in how was I going to do this? Why did we decide to have a baby?? A restless night followed, alone in an uncomfortable hospital bed. Should I run away? Maybe baby will stay put! Not likely.
At 9am sharp, the doctor came and inserted a gel. "If this doesn't start labour in 6 hours we will repeat up to 3 times before we break your water," he told me. So we sat waiting. Four hours passed. I told Pete to go get something to eat. Within an hour I was ringing him to get back. "I think it's started," I told him.
He arrived back at hospital and alerted the midwife I was in a lot of pain. "Do you want some paracetamol," she asked. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I was examined again. "You're not in labour," they told me. Well what was this pain then? An hour later I was still in agony then they examined me again oh they said you are in labour, the monitor didn't pick up your contractions because the baby had hiccups. I knew it.
So after another half an hour, by this stage I was 6cm dilated. They offered me gas and air finally. At 3:30pm we went to delivery suite offered me epidural. I didn't see ;the point gas and air my new best friend and ice water tasted delicious!! They said baby should be here by 9pm. Well I wasn't waiting. She was coming fast, so after lots and lots of gas and air, 5:30 came and the midwife said in shock, "You can push now." I'd been wanting to push for the last half an hour, so I pushed so hard and out she flew Chloe May Sampson. 14/11/2009, weighing 6'12, a day early after a 2 1/2 hour labour for a first time mum.
She is my world, my life, an unconditional love heightened. Everyday i love you more!! Now 10 weeks old, she smiled at me I cant stop crying with joy!!! It hurt, but it's true, you forget it when you see your miracle and id do it again tomorrow!!
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