Brisbane QLD Australia.
Mummy of 1+ pending, due Sept 11.
More about me in the links below <3
So 5 days overdue and feeling like I’d been “leaking” for a few days, there was a definite breaking of waters. No contractions but the hospital said we should go in and get checked out. I drove myself to the hospital along with my partner at about 11am and we slowly made our way up to the birthing suites.
Now the plan WAS to have a drug free, natural birth…
I got to 7cm with no pain relief and then cracked because of the lack of hot water and asked if I could be given morphene. I got to fully dialated and was pushing as much as I could but nothing seemed to be progressing, there was a lot of people in the room and they told us that the baby was in distress and that we would have to go to theatre for an emergency c-section. By this point I was completely exhausted and was just doing my best to do whatever we needed to have our baby.
While still having contractions almost on top of each other I had to hold still for them to give me the spinal anasthesia, this ment that I was awake while they did the cesarean. I couldn’t feel anything below my boobs and I felt completely out of it.
I was so dissapointed with myself that I couldn’t have him naturally but was later told that there was no physical way I could have had him naturally as he was so big. After hearing this I felt better knowing that I had in fact done all that I could.
Once he was out my partner held him close to me and while I couldn’t see him, I remember feeling his tiny breaths on my face, I didn’t get to hold him until about an hour later once I was taken back to my room.
We stayed in hospital for 3 nights and are now at home recovering… I can’t believe how much I love the little bundle <3 <3 <3
Théoden Timothy Johns
9lb 4 1/2oz 4.218kg
37.5cm head circumference
Born 16th of September 2013 at 7.10pm
The first time I got to hold my baby after the emergency c-section that brought him into this world… I never anticipated how much I would fall in love with him <3
I feel like i’m the only person who’s not allowed to go into labour -__- Am I doing something wrong???
Today is R U OK day here in Australia + since I can’t really leave the house, I’m just going to put the question out to all the tumblr people: R U OK?? Be it something little or something big that’s bothering you, my ask is always open and I will always reply, even if I don’t know you I care if you’re doing alright - It’s a tough world and sometimes its good just to know that there’s someone to talk to