My beautiful bundle of gorgeousness has arrived.
Hugo was born at 8:19am 12th July weighing 7lb2oz after 30 hours of labour that ended in a cesarean section.
After having very little fluid surrounding him for the last few weeks of his pregnancy, the decision was made to induce on Friday 10th July when it was found all of the waters had disappeared.
I started the labour how I had planned, drug free only starting on gas and air after I reached 4cm. Things were progressing nicely until after almost 20 hours of labour I was only 5cm. After being put on the hormone drip the consultant said I had to have an epidural because of the increased pain and the inevitable path I was travelling down. My OH nearly passed out went the Dr inserted the line slightly off and my leg jerked all over the place. He said he was so worried for me. The worst thing about the epidural was that I had to stay completely still while he did it even if a contraction was there. Absolute agony!!! After the epidural was in – complete serenity!!
At 7:30am 12/07 the decision was made for an emergency section as I was still only at 6cm. By this point I just wanted him here but the shock of what was about to happen hit me massively. I signed the piece of paper stating the risks (the death word was used!!!) and they whisked me away. The epidural was topped up and away they went. My mouth was so freaking dry and I couldn’t breath through my nose due to the amount of crying I had done.
A section is bizarre. You feel it but you don’t feel it. Anyway once Hugo was brought into this world they brought him to me for some skin to skin and that’s when I realised I couldn’t move my arms. I couldn’t feel any of me. I couldn’t feel my baby.
I had to be whisked away to a recovery room where they tired to understand what went wrong. Whilst my baby was sent to labour ward with Daddy! They took my little man away from me!! Now to cut a long story short the feeling came back eventually and Daddy and baby came to visit me pretty quickly demanding a first booby feed. I was so relieved to see them walking in to recovery.!!
I set the record for returning home the day after my cesarean!! Go us!
Anyway he’s demanding another feed!! Babies are hard work!!! But I’ll leave you with a picture of the most handsome little boy in the world.
(First hair wash)
(Posing with his bunny comforter)
Love to you all!! Xx
Thank you for following my journey. Xxx