I finally had my little girl on 13th November at 1107am. She was a week overdue. She was 3.4kilos, 51cm. What a horrible labour. I went in by myself as my sister couldn't make it coz it was her daughter's 1st birthday. My waters broke at 1245am so i made my way to the hospital. contractions started about an hour later and were 3 minutes apart as soon as they started. Saw the doctor and he said i wasn't in labour yet so i went up to the maternity ward. After 3 uncomfortable hours i went to the labour ward to have a shower. I didn't take any of my stuff with me coz was meant to go back to the ward. That didn't happen. The midwife decided to see how far dilated i was so i could start the gas. She said i wouldn't be 1cm yet but i was already 5cm. So much for not being in labour yet. Things started going slow so she induced me to speed things up. Big mistake. I was having 4 contractions in a row without a break. A few hours passed and i got to the pushing stage. She didn't want to come out. Her head was stuck and she was going into distress so doctor came and gave me an episiotomy so they could do a vacuum suction. She was finally born. Was in labour for 10 and 1/2 hours and ended up in theater being sewn up coz i had third degree tears. Not an easy labour but well worth it. I got out of hospital today after 10 days. On Shanaye's 4th day of life she became sick with jaundice and was in a bilibed under the lights up until 2 days ago. I had to feed her every 3 hours so i'm very tired. It was so hard not being able to hold her. It's all over now and i have a beautiful little girl which makes it all worth it. I still have alot of problems in the toilet department. I have no bladder control and no feeling or use of my muscles. Have to go to an aged care facility to get it fixed. ha ha. Anyway this is probably too much information so i'll leave it at that. It's a great feeling to be a mum. Time to go make some bottles. I was unable to breastfeed unfortunately.
Take care all and thanks for all your kind words and wishes.
Jen, a very proud mum.
Jenni, mum of Shanaye born 13-11-2004.