Saturday, April 28, 2012

WOW!

I love the way Kyra describes her birth experience as euphoric!  I remember feeling like that after my VBAC.  A couple of years ago we posted Kyra's first birth story - now you can enjoy her second story...which is just as beautiful.


 


Image by Dan Durango

I’m going to start off by saying WOW.  Aislinn’s birth was euphoric and I felt like that for days afterwards – there must have been some pretty intense endorphins hooning my body!  The birth was mostly always how I’d imagined giving birth naturally to be.  I was on such a high for days after the birth, I felt so good.  So much so, that I’m almost scared to give birth again as I don’t know how anything could top that experience.

Here goes….

I’d reached 39 weeks gestation and was having another scan to measure the fluid levels (my firstborn had ultra-low fluid at 40 weeks and had to be induced).  We walked out of the room with some so so results, the fluid levels were borderline.  And here’s where the rollercoaster ride started.  I won’t go into too much detail but it involved a lot of monitoring, another scan, pushing from the hospital to be induced (which I refused as I trusted my midwives judgement that it wasn’t needed at this stage) and a lot of back and forth over whether the obstetrician was going to let me ‘go’ any longer.
Wednesday rolled around (40+1 weeks) and I started getting a bit of a show and irregular but strong Braxton hicks.  They stopped and started and would get regular for about an hour and a half and then fizzle out again.
Thursday I was feeling quite blue, very emotional and just achy all over, I just had a really bad day.  It was the first time in the whole pregnancy where I felt completely over it and just wanted baby out.  I wonder now whether it was hormonal related.
Friday morning I woke up feeling a lot better about it all.  I went in for more monitoring in the afternoon at the Waihi Annex.  I’d been getting more Braxton hicks all day, they weren’t regular but they also hadn’t stopped completely.  Jan picked up the braxton hicks and looked a little excited and reminded me when I should call her and that all the Braxton hicks were a good sign.  We both were hoping things would get underway as we’d been given Monday as the deadline and I was booked in to be induced Tuesday morning.

That night we went to my brother-in-law’s engagement party, I didn’t really feel like socialising and got quite sick of people telling me it would be over soon.  Of course I knew it would be over soon!  I had a feeling this was the start of things but we hadn’t told anyone that the Braxton hicks were hanging around, Darren and I had decided not to tell anyone until it was certainly all on.  I went home early to get a good night’s sleep.


I woke at about 6.30am on Saturday and noticed that they were starting to come at about 20 minute intervals. I tried to time them in the morning but they were still too irregular.  They were starting to get stronger though and there were a few where I had to catch my breath and lean on the kitchen bench.
We had a family lunch at my husband’s parents to farewell BIL and his finance as they were going back to the UK for 6months or so. While we were there my contractions started to come on even stronger, there were a couple of times where I had to get up from the table and go into the kitchen to breathe through them.  At about 2pm they started to come at 10 minute intervals so I thought I should sneak off home with Lena.  Darren went off to watch a local rugby game and I managed to put Lena down for a nap.  I tried to do a few things around the house but I suddenly thought I should time my contractions properly as I was getting a few double-whammy’s.  So I jumped online to use contraction master and found that they were actually 6 minutes apart!  At this point I texted Darren and said “I think you should come home now”  He arrived home a minute or so after I sent the text and another contraction later I checked the timing pattern again and they were at 5 minutes so I called Jan to go into the Annex (this was about 3pm).  She told us to get Lena sorted and to call her back if they were still 5 minutes apart so we called Darren’s mum to come pick her up.  Called Jan back as they were still 5 minutes apart and she asked if I felt ready to come in.  I was still feeling pretty good at this stage but I was eager to get in and check bub so we jumped in the car and made our way to Waihi.

On the way over there was the most beautiful rainbow in the sky and I had no doubt then that baby was on her way!  
We met Jan at the Annex and got hooked up to the monitor.  I was thinking at this stage, “that's right I forgot how much this hurt,” they were about 4 minutes apart now.  While on the monitor Jan found that during the big contractions bub's heartbeat was dropping a bit.  Because of the fluid issues it meant that the cord could be getting compressed, so she decided that we should go to Tauranga straight away - normally they wait until labour is well established.
On the drive over the contractions got closer together again.  The drive wasn’t quite as bad as I thought it would be but I was definitely making some noise by the time we reached Tauranga!  By then they were about 3 minutes apart.  Up in the room, Jan did some more monitoring while I was swaying on the swiss ball, luckily bub's heartbeat was looking better.  Jan did a check after and found I was 5cm dilated (at 7.25pm).  At this point I was thinking “oh wow, these are way more intense than what I remember with Lena, I hope it's not like this for hours!”  Jan said she thought we'd be done by midnight. 
But, 5 minutes later my waters went, I could actually feel bub pushing down on them to get them to break.  20 minutes later I had the urge to push and thought it was way too early but my body started pushing involuntarily, Jan called in another midwife and said to go for it.  13 minutes later at 8.07pm Aislinn Louise was born!  I gave birth standing leaning against Darren (who had to be seated as I nearly pushed him over) and I saw my baby girl slide into Jan’s hands, just like in my dream.  My legs were like jelly at this stage so they got me to lie down and I delivered the placenta 4 minutes later,  Jan was astounded at how long the cord was.  Established labour was 4 hours 20 minutes all up.  I was so stoked that Aislinn came naturally, no pain relief apart from some numbing to fix up a 2 degree tear (because my body wouldn't stop pushing even though I was panting, eek.  My midwives notes say the uterus was expulsive…) 

We had some nice long skin-to-skin time and Aislinn latched and had a long snuggly feed.  Afterwards they weighed and measured her - 7lb 7ozs and 51cm long.  Darren dressed her while I had a shower.  We stayed the compulsory 2 hours at the hospital and then made our way back home. 

We got home to a big ‘Congratulations’ and ‘Happy Birthday’ banner with some flowers and balloons which was a nice surprise.  BIL and his fiancé got to meet Aislinn at about midnight before they flew out at 3am!  So she listened after all and made it just in time :0) 

Aislinn Louise ~ 16th April ~ 8.07pm ~ Tauranga Hospital ~ 7lb 7oz ~ 51cm ~ 40 weeks 4 days gestation



18 comments:

Kondicionieriai said...

Nice post...

Meiqing Xu said...

2015624meiqing
www.louisvuitton.com
burberry outlet online
gucci outlet online
abercrombie
gucci outlet
red christian louboutin
cheap jordans
ralph lauren outlet
louis vuitton handbags
cheap beats by dre
fitflop footwear
michael kors handbags
chanel uk
louis vuitton handbags
abercrombie
timberland pro
polo ralph lauren
coach outlet
jordan concord 11s
michael kors watches
tory burch outlet
michael kors outlet online
abercrombie outlet
ray ban sunglasses
burberry sale
toms outlet
michael kors handbags
kate spade
true religion jeans
michael kors
oakley sunglasses
toms outlet
dior handbags
michael kors outlet
christian louboutin outlet
coach outlet
ralph lauren polo shirts
oakley sunglasses wholesale
michael kors
christian louboutin outlet

oakleyses said...

michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren, christian louboutin, michael kors outlet, prada handbags, coach purses, chanel handbags, michael kors outlet, burberry outlet, kate spade handbags, true religion jeans, louboutin shoes, longchamp handbags, longchamp handbags, oakley sunglasses, air max, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses cheap, louboutin outlet, coach factory outlet, coach outlet, jordan shoes, ray ban sunglasses, true religion outlet, longchamp outlet, coach outlet store online, polo ralph lauren outlet, tiffany and co, prada outlet, rolex watches, true religion jeans, burberry outlet, louboutin, tiffany and co, air max, nike shoes, tory burch outlet, kate spade outlet, nike free, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet online sale, gucci outlet

oakleyses said...

hollister, nike tn, air jordan, sac longchamp pas cher, vanessa bruno, vans pas cher, michael kors, nike huaraches, air max pas cher, nike free, oakley pas cher, true religion outlet, michael kors uk, hogan outlet, lululemon outlet online, north face, nike air max, mulberry, ray ban sunglasses, polo lacoste, michael kors pas cher, ray ban pas cher, north face, sac burberry, air max, hollister, new balance pas cher, longchamp, louboutin, nike roshe, nike blazer, nike roshe run pas cher, nike free pas cher, nike trainers, ralph lauren, polo ralph lauren, abercrombie and fitch, air max, timberland, nike air force, longchamp, sac hermes, sac guess, converse pas cher

oakleyses said...

hollister, celine handbags, soccer jerseys, reebok outlet, herve leger, air max, air max, ralph lauren, birkin bag, north face outlet, mcm handbags, jimmy choo outlet, p90x, wedding dresses, asics running shoes, babyliss pro, beats by dre, hollister clothing store, iphone cases, giuseppe zanotti, bottega veneta, baseball bats, chi flat iron, north face jackets, timberland boots, louboutin, abercrombie, mont blanc, mac cosmetics, vans, nike roshe run, vans shoes, insanity workout, new balance shoes, abercrombie and fitch, ferragamo shoes, oakley, ghd, lululemon outlet, valentino shoes, instyler, soccer shoes, nfl jerseys, converse

oakleyses said...

louis vuitton handbags, hollister, ugg outlet, ugg pas cher, marc jacobs, sac lancel, gucci, pandora charms, links of london, uggs, supra shoes, sac louis vuitton, ray ban, ugg, sac louis vuitton, cheap uggs, louis vuitton outlet stores, coach outlet store online, louis vuitton, karen millen, ugg, rolex watches, louis vuitton outlet, montre homme, thomas sabo, louis vuitton outlet, juicy couture outlet, pandora jewelry, doke gabbana, ugg boots clearance, swarovski crystal, ugg, wedding dresses, converse shoes, louis vuitton uk, uggs outlet, swarovski, juicy couture, ugg boots, toms shoes, louis vuitton, pandora charms, louis vuitton

Qing Cai said...

hermes outlet
oakley sunglasses outlet
links of london uk
coach outlet store
cheap ugg boots, http://www.cheapuggboots.net.co
mbt shoes
cheap nba jerseys
coach factory outlet
cheap football shirts
coach outlet
thomas sabo uk
toms shoes
oakland raiders jerseys
prada shoes
atlanta falcons jersey
louis vuitton outlet
tods shoes
tory burch shoes
kobe bryants shoes
mac cosmetics
tiffany jewelry
canada goose outlet
kansas city chiefs jerseys
coach outlet
cleveland cavaliers jersey
air jordan 11
jordan 11
michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkorsoutletcanada.in.net
mlb jerseys
oakley outlet
cai2015824

Meiqing Xu said...

1594meiqing
jordan 4
replica watches
longchamp handbags
louboutin,christian louboutin,red bottoms,louboutins,red shoes,red heels,christian louboutin sale,christian louboutin shoes
michael kors outlet
jordan 3
mont blanc pens
louis vuitton handbags
cheap air max
louis vuitton outlet
oakley sunglasses wholesale
nike air max
louis vuitton
hollister uk
ray ban glasses
air jordan 11
coach outlet
ray ban outlet
christian louboutin outlet
michael kors outlet online
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
adidas superstar shoes
abercrombie and kent,abercrombie fitch,www.abercrombie.com,abercrombie fitch,joe abercrombie,abercrombie uk
ray ban glasses
hollister
jordans
coach outlet store online
cheap uggs
air jordans

Wenhao Guo said...

nike huarache
louis vuitton outlet
cyber monday
black friday
nike shoes
kansas city chiefs
cheap oakley sunglasses
cheap oakley sunglasses
ray ban sunglasses outlet,ray ban sunglasses,ray ban,rayban,ray bans,ray ban outlet,ray-ban,raybans,ray ban wayfarer,ray-ban sunglasses,raybans.com,rayban sunglasses,cheap ray ban
barbour clothing
nba jerseys wholesale
new orleans saints
supra footwear
canada goose outlet
prada outlet store
chanel handbags
pandora charms
michael kors outlet store
hollister shirts
cheap ugg boots
chanel handbags
salomon speedcross 3
air jordan shoes
timberland outlet
michael kors handbags
chanel handbags
coach outlet
louis vuitton bags on sale
cheap oakley sunglasses
belstaff jackets
ugg boots
basketball shoes
dddd1103

柯云 said...

2015-12-09keyun
ugg outlet
ray ban outlet store
ralph lauren outlet
ugg sale
adidas original trainers
official coach factory outlet
canada goose outlet store
uggs boots for women
celine handbags
ugg australia
tory burch outlet
lebron 12
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet
coach outlet
swarovski crystal
canada goose
jordan retro 11
cheap toms
chanel bags
nike huarache white
abercrombie and fitch
ed hardy outlet
michael kors outlet
uggs australia
abercrombie & fitch
oakley sunglasses sale
true religion jeans outlet
canada goose outlet
the north face jackets
ugg boots clearance
hollister clothing
north face jackets
air max 95
nfl jerseys
beats by dre
michael kors handbags
timberlands
supra shoes
ray ban sunglasses

Pnane Weg said...

http://www.fitflopoutletonline-inc.com
http://www.rolexwatchesoutlet-inc.com
http://www.fitflops-saleclearance.com
http://www.michaelkorsoutletonlinesale.in.net
http://www.coachoutlets.com.co
http://www.michaelkorsoutlet-site.net
http://www.fitflopssandalsforwomen.com
http://www.fitflopshoes-sale.com
http://www.timberlandshoes-outlet.com
http://www.michaelkorsoutlet.net.in
http://www.cheapmichaelkorshandbags-clearance.com
http://www.christian-louboutinshoes.net
http://www.fitflopshoesforwomen.com
http://www.christianlouboutin-outlet.com.co
http://www.airjordan-13retro.com
http://www.michaelkorshandbagsclearance75off.com
http://www.oakleyoutletwebsite.com
http://www.hermesbirkinbag.us.com
http://www.oakleysunglasses.net.co
http://www.replica-rolexwatches.us.com
http://www.christianlouboutinsale.com.co
http://www.nikeoutletstoreonlineshopping.com
http://www.pradashoes-outlet.com
http://www.prada--outlet.com
http://www.michaelkors--outlet.net.co
http://www.coach-factory--outlet.name
http://www.coachfactoryoutletonline.net.co
http://www.fendi--outlet.com
http://www.jordanretro-11.com
http://www.cheapnfljerseyssite.com
http://www.jordanretro-6.com
http://www.michaelkors-handbags.net.co
http://www.70offuggbootsonsale.com
http://www.nikehighheelsonline4u.com
http://www.abercrombieandfitch-coupons.com
http://www.retro-jordans3.com
http://www.cheapnorthfacejackets.com.co
qwe1.21


Cran Jane said...

Michael Kors Outlet Ralph Lauren Outlet Gucci Factory Outlet Gucci Outlet Gucci Handbags Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses North Face Jackets Prada Outlet Burberry Outlet Hollister Clothing Ferragamo Shoes Tiffany Jewelry Tiffany Outlet NFL Jerseys Cheap Jordans Oakley Outlet North Face Outlet Burberry Outlet Ray Ban Sunglasses
Chan Luu Sale Toms Outlet Burberry Outlet Oakley Sunglasses Toms Shoes Sale Beats By Dr Dre Coach Outlet Christian Louboutin Shoes Oakley Sunglasses Valentino Shoes
Oakley Eyeglasses Michael Kors Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Online Coach Purses Kate Spade Outlet Toms Shoes North Face Outlet Coach Outlet Gucci Belt

chenlina said...

chenlina20160323
gucci outlet
ralph lauren outlet
kate spade outlet
louis vuitton handbags
coach factorty outlet online
lebron 13
kate spade outlet
coach factory outlet online
ugg boots outlet
ugg outlet online
michael kors outlet
coach outlet
uggs outlet
michael kors outlet
jordan 3 retro
jordan retro 13
true religion outlet
cheap air jordans
adidas uk
ralph lauren
nike blazers shoes
ugg on sale
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton handbags
jordan retro 4
fit flops
michael kors handbags
canada goose outlet
ray-ban sunglasses
hollister clothing
abercrombie clothing
louis vuitton purses
air jordan shoes
uggs boots
michael kors handbags
ray ban sunglasses
tory burch shoes
coach outlet
nfl jerseys
adidas running shoes
as

Xiaozhengm 520 said...

2016-4-1 xiaozhengm
christian louboutin
omega watches
cheap jordan shoes
oakley sunglasses
hollister sale
polo outlet
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet
louboutin pas cher
supra for sale
supra shoes
reebok pump
prada outlet
coach factory outlet
michael kors watches
hermes belt
michael kors handbags
fitflop uk
fitflops
canada goose uk
sac longchamp
louis vuitton outlet
air jordans
michael kors outlet
basketball shoes
running shoes
toms
coach outlet
burberry
ray ban sunglasses
true religion jeans
bottega veneta outlet
hollister
fitflops
ray ban outlet
ghd flat iron
coach outlet
christian louboutin outlet
burberry outlet
coach outlet store online

xumeiqing said...

20160512 chenxin
polo outlet
michael kors outlet online
supra for sale
michael kors outlet clearance
toms outlet
coach outlet
michael kors watches
reebok classic sale
vans sk8 hi
hollister
designer handbags
kate spade outlet
ray ban outlet
nike air max
ralph lauren outlet
coach outlet store online
jordan pas cher
babyliss pro
ghd flat iron
toms shoes
running shoes
kate spade outlet
air jordan uk
polo outlet
cartier watches
adidas uk
michael kors bags
adidas gazelle
coach factory outlet
michael kors outlet
burberry outlet
ray ban sunglasses
cheap oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet online
coach purses
true religion jeans
pandora charms
fitflops
lacoste outlet

柯云 said...

2016-06-07keyun
coach outlet
coach outlet online
jordan 3s
christian louboutin shoes
cheap ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet
rolex watches
cheap oakleys
tory burch sandals
cheap air jordans
michael kors purses
michael kors outlet
cheap jordan shoes
kobe shoes 11
gucci handbags
toms wedges
cheap oakleys
coach outlet store online clearances
replica rolex watches
nike outlet
coach factory outlet
nike roshe shoes
coach outlet store online
oakley sunglasses
cheap basketball shoes
vans sneakers
adidas superstar
michael kors outlet online sale
michael kors outlet online
toms shoes
michael kors handbags
burberry handbags
toms wedges
copy watches
ralph lauren sale
lebron 12
cheap jerseys
polo ralph lauren
michael kors outlet clearance

Cran Kate said...

Michael Kors Outlet Coach Outlet Red Bottoms Kevin Durant Shoes New Balance Outlet Adidas Outlet Coach Outlet Online Stephen Curry Jersey Vans Outlet Ralph Lauren Outlet
Ugg Boots Sale UGGS For Women Skechers Go Walk Adidas Yeezy Boost Adidas Yeezy Adidas NMD Coach Outlet North Face Outlet Ralph Lauren Outlet Puma SneakersPolo Outlet
Under Armour Outlet Under Armour Hoodies Herve Leger MCM Belt Nike Air Max Louboutin Heels Jordan Retro 11 Converse Outlet Nike Roshe Run UGGS Outlet North Face Outlet
Adidas Originals Ray Ban Lebron James Shoes Sac Longchamp Air Max Pas Cher Chaussures Louboutin Keds Shoes Asics Shoes Coach Outlet Salomon Shoes True Religion Outlet

Panasonic Kondicionieriai said...

Nice pic!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...