Jul 28, 2012
I finally gave birth to my beautiful daughter safe & sound at 39weeks!!! My beautiful little MARIETTA ROSINA PATRICIA was born Monday, 25 June at exactly 6:00am, & I am so, so happy & in love with her, plus so content my family of three gorgeous children is now complete!
I awoke around 2:45am with really bad intense low pelvic pain. The pain was constant, not at all like contractions, but I knew this was IT - there's no mistaking real labour pain! I was at the hospital by 3:45am & upon examination was fully dilated & ready to go!!! I was feeling really bad & filled up on entonox (gas), which for the first time during labour, I actually felt relief from, mainly because I was taking it all the time (I couldn't feel contractions still, only constant pain, pain, pain)! So, the gas made me feel out of it, which was great!!! Then my OB arrived. I still couldn't feel the separate contractions, only pain. My OB then asked if my waters had broken. They hadn't, so he broke them, & that made a difference with the contractions. Once I started pushing he told me I couldn't take the gas anymore :0(. I must have been pushing for about 30 or 40mins & felt like I'd never push her out!!! I felt awful & got that out of body feeling. I tried pushing on all fours but went back to the position I used for my other kids, sat on the bed with each leg pushed against my Dr & midwife during the contractions. I'd read that standing up, squatting etc works best as baby makes the downward journey easier with gravity, but this never works for me, so just go with what goes best for you! As baby's crown showed, I needed to have an episiotomy which was painful later as I could feel the stitches being done. Anyway, she finally made her journey & was born 6am on the dot. I feel so lucky to have acheived my dream of a firstborn son, & then two beautiful daughters, the family I always wanted!! Marietta was my heaviest baby, being 6lbs 15ozs, but today she was weighed in at 5lbs 8ozs, so she has lost more than 10% of her birthweight, mainly due to her being jaundiced, so I'm feeding, feeding, feeding!!! But, all is perfect, my kids were & remain totally excited & in love with their sweet wee sister. I stayed two nights in hospital, & am now home, enjoying my family.