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My boy arrived! [Apr. 11th, 2005|09:20 pm]
Sorry it's been so long since I updated here.

Zachary Nicholas Whiteley was born 3 weeks ago today, on the 21st of March 2005, at 12:00pm. He weighed in at 9lbs 1oz, which was bigger than I ever imagined! He still looked incredibly teeny to me though. He's the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen & I'm besotted with him.

My labour was induced at 40+12 with a prostin pessary and it lasted 21 hours. I ended up with every kind of pain relief on offer: tonnes of gas n air, 2 shots of diamorphine, and finally an epidural, which was administered 10 hours into the labour. I got stuck at 6cm & ended up with a syntocinon drip to speed things up. It was unsuccessful & I almost needed a C-section, but little Zachary managed to come out vaginally in the end! He was posteria and consequently failed to engage, which was why I didn't dilate efficiently. He turned around at the last minute & I went from 6 to 10 in the space of 2 hours. I ended up with an episiotomy & I then tore into the cut. To top that, my epidural stopped working for the last 4 or 5 hours, so the final stretch was really difficult, especially as I was so exhausted. I can safely say that it was the most agonising experience of my life! Nothing even comes close.

I've had sleepless nights for the past 3 weeks. My little boy is not a very good sleeper! Especially as he refuses to sleep in his cot, & I have resorted to taking him to bed with me which is a very bad habit to be getting into. Despite feeling like a zombie and having practically no time to myself, I'm loving every bit of being a Mummy. I highly recommend it!

[User Picture]From: getmeoutofhere
2005-04-11 01:35 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I am glad you were able to avoid a c-section in the end. :)

You were due before me, but I ended up beating you by a couple weeks-I went on March 8th... so I definitely feel you on the sleepless nights!
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