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13/08/2013 at 22:52
I've not been on much lately, I still struggle on my phone, and getting onto a laptop is awkward regularly. once things calm down a bit more i'll be back. anyway, I promised a birth story!
On 31st July I decided I wanted to find a reflexologist to help me get baby out. I was hot, swollen, tired, achy and totally fed up. So I sent hubs off to to work (the hospital) for his 7-7 shift, got up and drove to Rochester and searched. I was led a fairly merry dance because no one really knew where there was one, or if I found somewhere that offered reflexology then they were on holiday. I must've walked about 3 miles or more backwards and forwards, and got sent to the next town and tried there (strood if you know the area). I didn't find one there either, but I was told about a woman that runs a mini spa at the back of her house in the same village as me, so I tried there on the way home. She was in and very kindly treated me there and then!! she said she could see I was suffering and managed to reduce my puffy feet so much that my shoes no longer hurt when I put them back on. she rubbed in loads of clary sage and told me not to wash it off for 4 hours.
I went home, unpacked my shopping (I had been on the high street obviously) and set about painting the new shelves we'd bought for the dining room. I then made dinner and hubs came in from work at about 7.30. My back was aching a bit, but that was normal for the evening anyway. we ate dinner at about 8 and sat together at the dining room table and painted the brackets for the shelves. Hubs had the next day off and suggested sitting in the garden for a little bit as it was so hot still. He suggested I had a glass of wine, which I actually agreed to, the first one in nine months! Only we didn't have any! so at 9.30 we decided to walk up to the village shop and buy a bottle. He went to the loo and I stood up to put my shoes on. I felt a weird pop and then warm wet sensation and realised my waters had broken!! Even though id set out that morning to get things going I was still surprised and thought "oh shiiiiiiiiiiiit!". I called out to hubs that my waters had gone and he ran in and asked if I was sure I hadn't wet myself, as if that was something I did daily.
I went into the bathroom, swapped my panty liner for a giant pad and sat on the side of the bath. hubs kept telling me to calm down and not panic, which was hilarious because I was really chilled out and just sitting there. He got me the phone and my notes and we rang the hospital and they said to come in, they'll check the waters and the baby, then most likely send me home until things got moving. Hubs swapped my bags from my car to his and got an inco pad for me to sit on in his car. We set off and I remember choosing an Oasis CD to listen to on the way. I started having contractions in the car, nothing more than bad period pains and I remember thinking that they hurt and I was worried about how intense they would get. We arrived and it was really weird for me because this is the hospital we both work in. Hubs insisted on wheeling me up to the pre natal ward in a chair which made me feel a total pillock, but actually was a good thing because the waters were still pouring out of me and it wasn't a pleasant sensation.
We arrived in the ward, they put us in a side room and a midwife came in and started poking and prodding me, took a urine sample and looked at my pad. meanwhile the contractions were about 5.5 mins apart about 30 seconds long and really quite painful thank you very much. She then said she was worried baby was breech and needed a second op
13/08/2013 at 22:57
13/08/2013 at 23:02
I love that go made a comment about him coming into he world bottoms up hehe! Lovely story! He's such a cutie!
13/08/2013 at 23:12
Oooh I didn't realise you only found out he was breech as you were in labour! Is that quite rare? I was under the impression positions were checked in the later MW appointments and it was unusual for babies to turn due to lack of space... scary if they can!!
Great story though, and I'm so finding a reflexologist
13/08/2013 at 23:16
thank you, I actually got a little emotional just writing it out. Being in that theatre was the single most terrifying thing I've ever had to do, hubs was amazing.
13/08/2013 at 23:19
he was breech at 34 weeks, then was head down again for the 36 week scan. He must've turned at some point after that, but the midwives didn't clock it because I was still being kicked at the top (his feet were up by his face) his bum was very low in my pelvis and his head was so tucked into my ribs. Also, they could hear his heart beat really low. He's a sneaky little bugger, ninja breech.
14/08/2013 at 00:22
Aww, he's gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing your story.
14/08/2013 at 01:21
Awww lovely story. Wow everything happened so quick. He is a real cutie. Xx
14/08/2013 at 05:39
Lovely story, glad it all went well in the end. Gorgeous little ninja!
14/08/2013 at 06:30
A cutie! Thanks for sharing....
14/08/2013 at 06:59
Missed your BA! Congrats he's lovely
14/08/2013 at 07:08
Great story, thanks for sharing. Love the photos, he's beautiful.
Hope the feeding and sleeping settles down soon for you xx
14/08/2013 at 07:17
Lovely story x
14/08/2013 at 07:29
Oh I missed your BA- I went away on holiday on 1st August- huge congratulations.
Lovely birth story. Sorry you ended up with a CS, he is beautiful.
14/08/2013 at 07:34
Can't believe that your BFP is a baby already!
Lucky that the first mw spotted he was breach, sounds like you were progressing very quickly, especially given he was breech.
Thanks for sharing, enjoy your little ninja!
14/08/2013 at 08:03
He's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. And fab name too, been quite a few Samuels on here recently!
14/08/2013 at 08:09
He is absolutely gorgeous :-) glad you didn't have to wait for 6 hours!
14/08/2013 at 09:08
Ha, ninja breech, bless! Congrats again, he's such a cutie xxx
14/08/2013 at 09:11
He's absolutely gorgeous congratulations. Lovely birth story, all sounds very quick!
14/08/2013 at 09:19
Lovely story, thank you for sharing and welcome to the world Samuel x
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