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14/06/2013 at 14:20
This is more of a pregnancy story than a birth one, I had a planned section so it wouldn’t be very long otherwise!
For three years, we had said that Matilda would be our “one and only”. My pregnancy was by no means horrific but I suffered with all day sickness from the moment I found out I was pregnant until the day I had her. I put on a staggering 5 stone, and eventually had Matilda via a semi elective C-section after a failed induction. I didn’t even get to 1cm and my waters broke as I was walking to theatre and they had meconium in them. She weighed a hefty 10lbs 11oz. My uterus didn’t shrink afterwards and I had to be put on a drip. I learned afterwards that I was close to needing a hysterectomy. After birth, I didn’t produce any milk. At 10 months, after visiting the GP every week with a eczema covered child, she was diagnosed with a dairy allergy and as much of a joy that she was, the first year was testing.
The depo injection was my contraception of choice after having Matilda. Lots of my friends had gotten on really well with it, and the thought of no bleeding was a no brainer! Two and a half years later, having gained even more weight, I noticed myself just constantly feeling down in the dumps. My depo injection came up for renewal and I decided not to go, not so that we could TTC but just to see if it was the injection making me feel so blue.
It was like a fog lifted. Within a few weeks I felt fab again. Mr R was now self-employed and I was leaving the police to start work with him. We were moving to a bigger house and we were just in a better place than we were when we had Matilda.
I spent an emotional evening on FB messenger with Marley (who was up feeding her newborn) where I told her that I had had a change of heart and didn’t want Matilda to be an only child. She knew before Mr R! A few nights later, I emailed Mr R from a night shift asking what his maternity leave policy would be. I was amazed his response was positive and that he would go with the flow of whatever made me happy.
We started TTCing in September 2012 and fell pregnant in the first month, whilst on holiday, probably after far too much wine. We were delighted and we floored my parents with the news – they didn’t think they’d be grandparents again.
This pregnancy was interesting to say the least. Sickness hit me like a brick wall again. In October, whilst the MIL was visiting, I spent 6 hours constantly vomiting. I was then having chest pains and subsequently breathing difficulties. Mr R called an ambulance and I was rushed off to A&E, continuing to be sick in the ambulance on the way. I spent the night being pumped with fluids. Some people will do anything to get away from the MIL!
Unfortunately, my GPs were less than sympathetic to my sickness and wouldn’t give me anything to help ease the sickness so I was in for another 7 months of feeling vile. Sickness aside, things were going ok. I was consultant led due to previous section and due to my BMI. Luckily for me, my consultant was the same lady who delivered Matilda. She was wonderfully supportive and even made me feel much better when she told me all about a baby she delivered to a mother with a BMI of 46! I was very open minded as to how I would deliver this baby, and I had appointments all booked to discuss VBAC with the specialist MW.
Due to my BMI, I was booked in for the GTT at 28 weeks. I think I posted on here about “no news being good news” when I received a phone call from the hospital saying that they wanted to see me the very next day as I had Gestational Diabetes. Off I went where I set up with my blood testing monitor, where I was to ch
14/06/2013 at 14:41
What a lovely little baby girl you have there! Really nice that you had a positive birth story and I hope you have a speedy recovery x
14/06/2013 at 14:50
What a great pregnancy story, thank you for sharing. She's absolutey beautiful, well done xx
14/06/2013 at 14:52
That's such a good pregnancy and birth story, she's gorgeous! Congratulations again x
14/06/2013 at 15:21
she's gorgeous! glad to hear you're feeling well - how is the infection now?
14/06/2013 at 15:24
Congratulations she's gorgeous. And nice to hear about a ELCS as that's what I'm having, thanks for sharing.
Ps- I really love both your girls names, I think they go really well together
14/06/2013 at 15:44
What a great end to the journey - she's gorgeous
14/06/2013 at 15:52
What a lovely story, I'm so pleased that you had a positive birth experience and are recovering well. Heidi is utterly gorgeous! Hope the ABs are starting to have some effect x
14/06/2013 at 16:02
Lovely story, Heidi is really gorgeous.
And I *so* identify with the immediate tea and toast requests! I asked for two rounds as soon as I possibly could
14/06/2013 at 16:14
AHh Rusty what a lovely story. Heidi is so cute. (I actually had that baby grow for L when she was born!) she still uses the matching blanket as a comforter at night time ;)
I am getting more and more nervous about the ELCS as the months roll by but after reading this I feel good about the decision.
Thank you for sharing xx
14/06/2013 at 16:47
ah thats a great positive story, she's lovely :)
14/06/2013 at 16:49
Thank you for sharing this, it's a lovely birth story and written beautifully. Heidi is so gorgeous, congratulations xx
14/06/2013 at 16:51
That's a lovely birth story. Heidi is gorgeous.
14/06/2013 at 17:11
Thanks for sharing, really enjoyed reading your story. Heidi is just lovely!
14/06/2013 at 17:45
Lovely story R, such a beautiful baby girl :) x
14/06/2013 at 21:10
Morphhow is the infection now?
I think it's ok. Been taking the antibiotics. I didn't think there was anything wrong in the first place though!
14/06/2013 at 21:19
Lovely pregnancy & birth story thanks for sharing x
14/06/2013 at 21:29
Lovely, lovely story and very well written.
Heidi is gorgeous, congratulations x
14/06/2013 at 21:48
Thank you for sharing. Heidi is gorgeous. Congratulations x
14/06/2013 at 21:51
I really enjoyed reading that Rusty, thanks so much for sharing. She is completely gorgeous!!!!!!!!
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