After all the waiting and anticipation my son if finally here!!
Finlay was born on Friday 19 April and weighed 7lbs, 15.5 oz. As with my pregnancy, it wasn't all as smooth as I hoped....
After a few false starts and my waters breaking before I had any proper contractions I was booked in for an induction. The first few attempts didn't work, so I was stuck in a bed strapped to monitors for the best part of a day - which was super frustrating and not what I wanted in my birth plan.
Finally I was taken to go on a drip to get the contractions going, and boy did that drip work! Within 5 hours I was having epic contractions and on the gas and air (which was awesome!). When they finally did an internal exam because I was in a lot more pain than they thought I should have been, the midwife's face was a picture when she realised what everyone thought
was a head was actually a bum - he was trying to come out breach!!
I was rushed in for a c section, but by that point I welcomed it just to get him out without and more trauma. Because I was still on the gas and air I managed to make jokes in theatre to stop myself freaking out and even mooned my boyfriend and got busted by an anaethetist :o) It was odd being awake an knowing the surgeons were rooting around in there and I could just feel a gentle tugging sensation. But the first time I heard my baby cry I was just so happy and relieved he was ok. It was truly amazing..
The surgical team were brilliant, kept me calm and talked me through it, and had my baby on my chest for a cuddle in no time. I felt so blessed. And for the all the people who are dead against (or scared about) caesarian births I can say with all honesty - it's not bad at all. And your baby will have a lovely shaped head!!!!