Hey lovelies, hope you’re all doing well. I was hoping to write part 3 a lot sooner but mum life has been a bit hectic lately, I wasn’t even expecting to have a third part but my labour was so long, it’s a lengthy story to tell.
As you all know, the midwife attempted to send us home again, yea that’s right, attempted being the keyword because I wasn’t going anywhere. For the amount of pain I was in, I was not about to go home where I have no epidural for when it was needed, chu crazy! The midwife could see how much pain I was in and timed my contractions and saw they were every two minutes, so she didn’t persist in sending us home. Whilst she looked for an available room, we sent my mum and dad to a hotel for the night because we knew baby wasn’t coming anytime soon.
Hey Beauties, how was birth story part 1? I’m hoping you were all left wanting to read more because it’s far from the end.
As some of you will know, being 1cm dilated in labour is nothing, your not even half way to getting the baby out. The midwife knew the baby wasn’t coming anytime soon so didn’t stall in sending us home, she told us to keep doing things to relax like watch a film or take a nap. I didn’t say anything but I was thinking she has done lost her mind, considering she could see how much pain I was in, I don’t know how she thought I could sit through a film; she crazy. Anyway, we were told to come back when my waters broke or in agonising pain, she didn’t use the word agonising but looking back, that’s exactly what she meant!
Hey guys, hope you’re all well and looking after yourselves, I’ve definitely had to due to my C-Section. I can’t believe It’s already been 6 weeks and 5 days since giving birth to Myla, some days it still doesn’t even feel real; that’s when she’s asleep mind you because when she’s crying it definitely feels real, I’ll tell you that much!
The last few months of my pregnancy, I did so much to prepare for giving birth; from Practising breathing techniques in the bath and shower, doing lots of pelvic exercises to prepare for the physical activity, practising breathing positions that would help me manage the pain and did lots of googling of course on what to expect. Though Regardless of everything I did to prepare, I kept telling myself to be open minded and expect the unexpected because I’ve heard plenty of good and bad birth stories and the truth is nothing could of truly prepared me for what was coming!
Hey lovelies, hope you’re all feeling amazing and doing well! It’s been a long while since writing my last post which was all about listening to our bodies and making the time to look after ourselves. That was important for me during that time because I was getting closer to my due date, feeling quite emotional as I knew I didn’t have long left to meet my baby yet feeling extremely anxious as I didn’t know what to expect for labour.
It took me so long to actually get round to packing my hospital bag because I thought I had all the time in the world and thought it would be really straight forward yet once I started I found that every time I thought I had finished, I’d actually forgotten something, typical. Here is what I eventually packed,