We have some exciting news here on Loving Life with Little ones, Little 3 is here.
After going almost a week overdue, my blood pressure started to rise and I began to feel a bit rough, I was suffering headaches and my body was showing signs of having had enough after 3 weeks of backache, braxton hicks, several false starts of hours of intense contractions that just tailed off on quite a few occasions and so it was finally decided that enough was enough and I was to be induced, Little 3 had been given an eviction notice.
I went into hospital on Friday 13th March of all days but the delivery suite was full to bursting and so after lots of apologising from the midwifes and waiting around for hours we were admitted for the night and told they would start things in the early hours as rooms downstairs became available, well we never made it to induction Little 3 had his own idea!
I finally managed to drop off to sleep at 2.30 am as the lady in the next bed was snoring like a walrus very loudly and keeping the other 3 of us in the room awake. I woke up suddenly feeling rather wierd an hour later and couldn't drop back off to sleep, suddenly I began to feel some contractions and they really hurt, I had joked with Daddy about going into labour while waiting just a couple of hours earlier!
After buzzing the midwife for some paracetamol and to let her know what was going on (16 minutes apart for the past hour), things suddenly hotted up very fast, they were now 8 minutes apart and lasting longer, I buzzed again and was given some codeine, I feel like I buzzed again within a just few minutes but I'm not really sure as from this point it all got rather fast and painful, they were every 2 minutes and not easing off in between, I buzzed again hoping they would give me something stronger as I felt I couldn't cope with the pain and by the time the midwife (actually 2 came running this time) came I was shaking, they both said something is happening they were 8 minutes apart 5 minutes ago and now like this, I was checked and 7cm, it was decided it was time to go to delivery suite NOW.
The midwife took Daddy's number to call him in as I just couldn't pick up the phone, I remember being wheeled along the corridor as my waters broke, they were going to take me to a side room as delivery suite hadn't rung back with room, but just as we were passing the desk the call came that they had a room for me, I don't remember much of the journey, just a lift and swapping beds, I was handed the gas and air, the most wonderful thing ever, and told not to push, I had to wait for Daddy, minutes later he ran into the room and with just one push Little 3 shot out. Daddy had made it with a couple of minutes to spare! Unfortunately Little 3 had pooped in his waters, so look out for the follow up post later in the week about the problems we had with that!
So there you go apparently my labour was 1 hour and 57 minutes according to my notes, Little 3 had obviously had enough of waiting!
Little 3 made his appearance on Saturday 14th March 2015 at 7.47am weighing in at a healthy 7lb 14oz.
Welcome to the world, our little man x
Little 1 and 2 are very proud big sisters who love their new little brother and I can safely say we are all in love with him actually.