We have also had our baby!
Our little boy Jacobi arrived on Thursday 20 February at 11.59am, weighing 7lbs 11oz. My membranes ruptured on the Tuesday at 11pm and surges started at 3am Wed morning. We managed to avoid all attempts at induction and augmentation until the second stage of labour, when the surges slowed right down and it felt like the right thing to do to have an augmentation. The whole thing was longer than we had expected and not everything went to “plan”, but he was born naturally and is a healthy little boy, which is all that matters!
I managed to sleep in between surges right up to the last hour, which was quite astonishing! Gary was wonderful and seemed to know exactly what to do at all times. The midwives were highly complementary of both me and Gary at the end and thanked us for letting them be part of the experience.
Little Jacobi is so calm and happy. He sleeps a lot and is feeding well. We are managing to get a decent amount of sleep and lots and lots of quiet and calm cuddles.
On a side note, the midwife who was there for the final stages was supportive of hypnobirthing and had obviously taken the time to learn the vocab, but, as she was Spanish, didn’t get it quite right and called the surges “urges”, which I found very sweet and appropriate!
Thank you Kat for all your help and support. I hope to see you again!