A day or so after I had Heidi I thought I can’t wait to give birth again and I would do it tomorrow if I could. Fast forward three and a half years later and there we were ready to do it all again.
With Heidi I went in to labour four day early (Pregnancy story of my daughter) so thought I would definitely be early again this time around so I made sure I was ready. But we weren’t going to be that lucky, as people say boys are lazy and he was way to comfy in my stomach he wanted to stay in a few extra days.
I had pains on and off for days leading up to my due date which was the 23rd November and I had been doing what everyone says eating pineapple, bouncing on my pregnancy balls, taking long walks, but nothing was working.
On the Monday which was 4 days after I was due I woke up with a few pains but thought it was just what I had been feeling days earlier so just got on with my day. But by 6:30pm the pains had started to come a bit more painful and regular. I carried on with my night, getting tea ready, bathing Heidi and putting her to bed – all while having contractions that I was now timing on my phone. I also decided to get a quick shower because no one wants to go the hospital and not feel fresh – well fresh as you can be.
I had already pre warned my mum to be on stand by as someone had to look after Heidi incase it happened in the middle of the night. At around 10 o’clock I was breathing through the contractions which were pretty painful at the time so we phoned the maternity unit, and I knew what they would say “have some paracetamol and a warm bath”. So I did that and tried to relax and hold out as much as I could but by 1:30am I couldn’t stand the pain much longer, and off we went to the hospital.
Once in the maternity unit it took nearly an hour to get a room while they did all the checks and seeing to the emergency’s that night, all I wanted was some gas and air. I was 4cm dilated at this point! When we walked in to the room the first thing I noticed was the birthing pool and had always wondered what it would be like so when the midwife asked I thought why not I’m never going to get the chance again. In I got and I can honestly say it did take away a bit of the pain and it was lovely and warm.
I remember it getting to around 5am and saying to them I need to push but my waters hadn’t even gone yet and I was still only 8cm so they kept telling me to breath through it but when you need to push you need to push. They then decided to burst my waters and refill the pool so I could get back in. As I got out the pool and on to the bed my waters just went on there own and with two pushes our little boy arrived in to the world. I couldn’t believe how quick it was and also that I did it without any pain relief!
So at 5:44am on the 28th November weighing 8lbs8 Alfie arrived in to the world and stole our hearts. I didn’t think my heart could be filled with any more love after Heidi but my two amazing children share my heart and my love.
I loved every bit of Alfie’s birth, I just wanted to remember it all and take it in because I knew this was probably the last time I will give birth.
That is now our family complete and it couldn’t be more perfect for us ❤️