Had the most amazing GentleBirth this morning that surpassed all my wildest expectations. Full story to follow but basically I was due to present at CUMH for induction at term+14 this morn, but Katherine Rose had other ideas. Surges started at 6pm yesterday evening, we got to labour ward at 3am and she was born at 4:02 with tens machine and gas and air and the support of my amazing husband and a beautiful GentleBirth supportive midwife who held me and reassured me when I wavered.
Having waited so long for baby to arrive and having a very long back labour the last time, I was in complete denial that baby was coming. When midwife rang my consultant to come in, I gave out to her saying not to bother waking her I would be ages yet. She was telling me baby was on the way, but I was saying no, I just needed to go to the toilet. But baby was here ten mins before my GentleBirth supportive consultant! Couldn't believe it when she said the head was out, as I barely felt it! Another birth without a scratch to me!
Katherine is breastfeeding like a pro and is so far super chilled like her older brother. Interestingly same weight as her brother, 7lb9oz, both labours started on day 13. Had Fish Pies on both days so forget the curries ladies go for fish pie!
I feel so freaking amazing and cannot believe I did what I did.
Thanks so much to Mary Tighe for being available to give me pep talks during the week and being a fantastic support. And to my wonderful GentleBirth mummy cheerleaders and supporters.