All entries for March 2006

March 26, 2006

Mother's day!!

Today takes on a new significance for me now! Rich brought me breakfast in bed along with a present and card on behalf of the wee man! Ahhh bless! I was so happy I nearly cried – yeah I know I'm a sap…

Haven't quite got my head around it all yet. Feeling seriously sleep deprived and tend to be weakest at about 2am but I'm still loving it all. I'm printing out a bunch of photos to make a Baby scrapbook before I start forgetting things (hormones are still wreaking havoc with my brain and I feel like I'm in a little bubble).

Rich goes back to work tomorrow and I have to see how I handle it all on my own – aaarrrrggghhh! He has been a star over the past 3 weeks and I am not looking forward to being left solely in charge, but I'm sure we'll manage…..

Anyway I think a certain little person is hungry now so I'd best go.

March 14, 2006

Allow me to introduce somebody…!

Well, the short version is as follows:

Late on Monday 6th March I started getting cramps and from midnight onwards I was having regular, painful contractions. After 10 hours of this at home, lots of warm baths and paracetamol (and not a minute of sleep), we went into hospital (expecting to be sent home again until they got more regular) only to find out I was already 4cm dilated at 11am and wouldn't be leaving hospital without a baby! Started using gas and air (which made me a bit giggly) They examined me again at about 3pm and I was still only 4cm. Then my waters broke,* lots more pain* – much more intense, overdid it on the gas and air, momentarily passed out, then came round and started being very sick so I asked for an epidural – bliss…. The consultant came in and said labour wasn't progressing enough and if I wasn't 8cm by 6.30pm she would recommend a Caesarean section. At 6pm I was only 5–6cm so she said we should call it a day.

Got taken down to theatre, hubby dressed in scrubs – hehehe and baby Jacob Dylan was born at 18.39 on Tues 7th March weighing 6lb10oz, so their estimates of a 8–9 pounder were way out! So much for having a plan – never did get to have a week of pampering myself and eating out that was planned for this week!

Now feeling very bruised and not getting much sleep, but have been home a couple of days and am loving every bit about being a mum. Am going to put a bunch of photos of the little man in my Family gallery, so feel free to take a peek!

March 03, 2006

Eviction date set!

As the title suggests, the eviction date has been set… for the baby that is, not me! As there has been no progress (in fact baby has been moving backwards rather than getting closer to making its appearance!) the consultant said it's very unlikely that I'll be able to have a natural birth, so, as the midwife put it, this baby will be coming out through the sunroof – lol!!! Therefore I have a date of 10th March, which means this time next week I'll be a mum!

Preparing for major surgery is slightly bizarre. In this case I don't know whether to be excited, scared or what! Today I've been feeling pretty emotional about the whole thing. Won't be able to drive for 6 weeks which will be a nightmare, but am worried about what else I won't be able to do! I've stocked the freezer with ready meals/ things that can be shoved in the oven for half an hour with no further preparation but still haven't had any of those nesting urges so the house is a state. And the dining room curtains still aren't up.

At least I have one more weekend of freedom, although what I'll actually do with it I do not know.

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