Our beautiful baby boy is here :) I am so overwhelmed with love and excitement. I would love to share our birth story with you below:
On Wednesday 31st April 2014 I went to bed just like every other night, with absolutely no discernible indication that anything was about to happen...
On Thursday, 1st May 2014 I woke up at 6.30am with the alarm to get ready for work. Within 30 minutes of waking I started to get some small waves of tighten-ings through my belly and pelvis and some low cramps. I let Ben know, but neither of us through anything really of it, secure in the belief that I would not be going in to natural labor and would be induced four days from then.
Within another 30 minutes the cramping and tighten-ings were a quite a bit stronger and regular. I made the executive decision to call off work for the day (even though I was 100% positive no baby would be arriving and I was not in labor).
I jumped in a hot shower to help with the pain and it was wonderful, but... within a half hour or so the hot water had run out!
Fast forward a few hours and I was happily tucked up in a steaming hot shower at Singleton hospital after being assured by the nurses that I was indeed in labor and this baby would be here soon! I was able to cope really well, just by being in the shower and focusing. Suddenly, everything intensified immensely and I had an overwhelming urge to push! I was checked and deemed 'good to go'. Fifteen minutes of pushing later and our beautiful boy arrived into his Daddy's arms and was immediately passed to me for some Mumma lovin'.