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 .