i know i have already posted Logans birth story in here...... but....................
this time 2 years ago i was sitting in a hospital bed on my own, with my Dad upstairs in his own hospital bed.
i had had one lot of gels inserted at 3pm, and was waiting for the midwide to come check on me at 9pm (she was late) and put another lot of gels on.
within 10 minutes of the 2nd lot of gels i was in enough pain to have a shower and to call DH to come in. after my shower i called my sister too.
by 11pm i was in the birthing suite, writhing in pain, wanting to know where the hell my DH was. he was at home having fallen back asleep thinking i'd be a while before i had the baby.... not so.
1am he walked in the door, after my sister calling him a million times, but him not hearing the phone. i was on my hands and knees holding the head of the bed with the gas mouthpeice firmly in my hand. i was sucking on that stuff like my life depended on it.
when he walked in at 1am i screamed at him "where were you" and he replied with "i'm here now, how much of that stuff has she had"? my sister gave him he death stare.
they wanted me to roll over, the baby wouldn't come down in that position, but i knew it would hurt more on my back.... they told me they wanted to check how far dilated i was, so after some persuasion i rolled over, i was 8cm, so she broke my waters..... then i was on my back. but i refused to open my legs.... in hindsight, i was scared of that searing burning pain i remembered from Badens head crowning.... oooh the sting, i remember like it was yesterday.... but once they (a midwife and my sister) held down a knee each... i was on my way.
at 1.45am on 20th March 2003 Logan Adam Leonard was born.... he came out with his hand on his head supposedly... not that i seen it. he literally slipped out... his brother had pathed the way with a bigger head.
he came straight up onto my tummy, gunk and all... i put him on the boob after a while, and he fed for a bit. that was interesting, first time i had ever breastfed, and it felt great.
after a while the midwife took him away to be cleaned up and weighed and measured. he weighed the same as his brother did. and he was the same length, but his head was 1cm smaller.... swoosh.......
i got up to have a shower.... and that was a new experience. after Badens birth i was on heavy medication so i dont remember birthing the placenta (i dont actually remember it with logan either) or all the stuff after.. but after logan, i was shocked and concerned by the amount of blood and gunk that came out of me in the shower..... it really disgusted me, still does, the memory....
2 years on, and my little monster is the joy of my life, along with his brother.... i cant' wait till tomorrow when he wakes and i can give him his presents....
Logan i can't beleive you are nearly 2.
Baden 5 Logan 2 on Saturday