Hi ladies, I am so thrilled to announce the birth of my beautiful son Andrew Cosmo!
It all started with a lentil curry which DH and I had for dinner on on the Friday 21st. Spent that night tossing and turning with a lot of wind (LOL!). Saturday the wind continued but I got some little cramps in my back and stomach. Saturday night 8pm sitting on the sofa munching a bag of crisps my waters broke so I phoned ther hospital and they said to try and wait until my contractions were 2-3 mins apart before coming in. At 10pm I went to the hospital and was 6cm dilated and thats where things stopped being quite so simple!
By 1am I had only dilated a further 1-2 cm so I was given pithidin(?) to induce stronger contractions. By 5am I was 10cm and good to push. After pushing for almost 2 hours I still couldn't get the baby's head to crown (was very close but I was getting tired) so they opted to use a ventouse to help me along. At 7:04am on 23rd September my son was born weighing 7lbs 10oz and breastfed ravenously whilst I got stitched up. I got a very bad 2nd degree tear and apparently the midwives think it will heal but leave me quite badly scarred
On pain killers as it's hard to sit or stand too long but it's all worth while when I see my little baby's face! I am already planning to try for another as soon as I am mended!
Thanks for everyones support and advice xxx