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Who am I?

I sometimes often feel like I don’t know who I am anymore. I know who I was. I was a career woman. …

Panic Stations

Panic stations. Baby’s heart-rate is dropping. Nurses and Docs are running around, inserting skull caps on the baby, taking my blood pressure. …

Anaesthetist is putting in epidural, when he arrives! I am so pleased to see him, I almost cry. Epidural hasn’t taken effect yet – 5 mins and it does, I am happy. → 17 March 2005

They ask me where Daddy is – I am now 5cm dilated and they are getting worried he’s not there. They ring him on his cell phone, he says he isn’t far away. I am crying … → 17 March 2005

They ask me where Daddy is – I tell them that he should be there soon, we only live 20 odd mins away. Pain is bad now, and I am sucking on the gas like there … → 17 March 2005

Labour

I am in pain, with little gap between contractions. I am an expert at the gas. They move me to the Labour …

Back pain

I wake with bad pains in my back, they are 3 mins apart. I am contracting! I call the nurse. The Doc …

I call the nurse and ask for pain relief – I want sleep so I am prepared for what is coming with the birth. The Doc checks my cervix and then gives me pethidene – I … → 17 March 2005

Pains are getting worse

Pains are getting a lot worse, I can’t sleep, and am feeling bad. Nurses assure me I’m not in labour yet, so …

36w5d – Induction Day

Bad pains in my lower back. Nurse suggests having a shower, I am in there for almost 1 1/2 hours 🙂 Pure …

36w5d – Induction Day

We have finished watching LOST (my new favourite TV show!) and I tell Daddy to go home and get a good sleep. …

36w5d – Induction Day

A few pains, but nothing much happens – they check my cervix again at 6pm and advise nothing has changed – more …