Friday, 29 October 2010

My baby

She has arrived !! My beautiful little girl Millie fern was born at home on monday morning, and she is just wonderful!

The Birth story
I'd begun having stronger than usual BH on her 'official ' due date on Friday. They weren't strong and regular enough to be 'labour' but were definately the much anticipated twinges that every man and his dog had been enquiring about for the last week or so ! They tailed off after an hour or so with the odd one or two on the Saturday but nothing more. They began again on Sunday evening whilst watching the tv and i was happy enough just to sit through them at this stage. By midnight they were getting stronger and more regular so i decide to have bath no.1 of the evening whilst Martin went to bed. Unable to get comfortable i decided to go downstairs and distract myself with crochet and tv ( of course doesn't everyone?) by this time i think i might have admited to myself that this might be 'it' as i decide to put my birthing necklace on.
An hour or so passed and things began to intensify so after bath no.2 i woke Martin and asked him to ring the midwives, who arrived about half an hour later . By this point i decided to put the hypnobirthing cd on in the room ( this was on continuously for the next 3 hours, i fouund it really helpful not sure anyone else did ;-)
After another hour or so of being supported and back rubbed by Martin i began to feel like i wanted to push , encouraged by the midwives to do whatever my body was telling me i started to push . My waters went in a huge gush whilst kneeling on the floor and things sped up quite quickly . I moved onto the sofa and suddenly there was an imensense feeling of calm in between pushes, after another couple of pushes her head was out followed slowly by her body .
She cried immediately . It was wonderful and joyus and amazing discovering we had another little girl and we laughed out loud that everyones suspicions were right.
Martin woke the children up and they came downstairs to meet their little sister. She is amazing and perfect and brilliant and has completed our family and i am so happy to have such a nice little family .


  1. Beautiful beatiful family!
    I'm so pleased it all went well...
    Love the thumb-sucking!

    Enjoy this ho so special, magical time :o)


  2. New reader just in time to say Congratulations. Looks like the sibling bonding was immediate! BTW, I also had music during my births and God help me anyone turned it down or, worse yet, off :lol:

  3. Huge congratulations to you my lovely. Gorgeous piccies. xxx

  4. Huge congratulations, she's beautiful and you look radiant and so happy. Beautiful name too.
    Enjoy xxx

  5. Congratulations to all of you.
    Beautiful, beautiful pictures of a lovely family.
    Enjoy this special time.

  6. A beautiful family, so pleased for you! Enjoy your special time getting to know each other :)

  7. Congratulations! Welcome Earthside Millie! xx

  8. Congradulations on your amazing little fae girl!She is just perfect, like her mum is! I am so glad you got a home birth, that would be the most peaceful kind.They are trying to ban it here by taking away indemnity for inderpendant midwifes! Hugs to all of you.Enjoy your special little girl,

  9. Been keeping an eye out for the news and what wonderful news she is!!!

    You all look extremely happy, hope you are resting lots and getting lots of help!

    San xx

  10. Wonderful birth story! Isn't it funny how you just try and pretend that it isn't 'it' at the beginning of labour - I did that too :-)

  11. Oh my, huge congratulations to such a gorgeous family and welcome earthside beautiful Millie xx

  12. Oh how wonderful! What a beautiful name and birth story and lovely family you all look! Thanks for sharing :) Enjoy your babymoon... So many ongratulations!!

    Claire xox

  13. She's beautiful, and you look so glowy and contented! Hope all is going wonderfully for you all. :)

  14. Oh you do, you look utterly blissed out.
    Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing.