My baby finally arrived!! Friday 27th August 2010, our little boy H.R.H was born. I had an appointment the previous day with the Dr at the hospital to discuss what would be done as I was 9 days overdue – and totally over it!!
After an exam, and stripping of membranes the Dr booked me in to be induced the following morning at 7am. I finally knew when my baby was coming!
I went home and had a good sleep and arranged for my Mum to come early the next morning to look after the kids.
We got to the hospital where I was monitored for some time, there was a bit of a worry at first as baby’s heart rate kept dropping as I was having mild contractions. The monitor stayed on pretty much the whole time.
The Dr came in at 9am and broke my waters, I was already 4cm dialated and then it was all go. Less than 2 hours of fast labour and my baby was born at 10.53am, no drugs – there wasn’t time to ask!! Unfortunately just like baby didn’t want to come out, neither did the placenta, so after an hour of waiting, and being prodded and pulled, I got sent up to theatre to have it removed which meant they had to anethatise me. I have never been under anesthetic before so it was all a bit scary, and I missed holding my new baby for those first couple of hours, although dad did a great job while I was gone.
When I got back to the ward, I was hooked up to drips for a day and a half so I felt rather helpless, and the lady in the bed next to me snored like a pig – so loud you wouldn’t believe!! I was glad to go home on Monday.