I had been having prelabour contractions all week leading up to the day of his birth. The contractions would get as low as 5 mins apart and then completely disappear after a few hours, only to return the next day.
Friday morning DH and I decided to Baby Dance (Sorry TMI) pretty much straight away, contractions started. Only to stop again 4 hours later when I called mum to warn her that I might need her that day. She packed her bags just in case.
Friday night, mild contractions started again, I dismissed them and went to bed, only to toss and turn all night when I finally gave up and came out to the laptop and surfed the forums of Bub Hub.
They stopped again around 2am…. I went back to bed, tossed and turned again, got up at 4am only to have the contractions come in VERY strong and hard and 5 mins apart. Called my Middie Deanne at the birth centre, she was going to meet me around 5am at the centre.
DS was in bed, I called my Mum in Byron Bay and told her that her second grandson was about to make his way into the world today, it was the quickest trip she had ever done to the Gold Coast LOL!
I decided to have a shower whilst waiting for mum to arrive and groaned through the contractions. I woke Wyatt up, who came into the bathroom and asked if I was OK. I told him that Deacon was going to arrive today, he wanted to come to the birth and cried and cried and cried, “I only want you Mummy”
Bribery to Hungry Jacks for breakfast with his Nonna seemed to do the trick.
I arrived at the Birth Centre at 5am, contractions 3 mins apart. Deanne examined me and told me I was fully dilated. What was the bugger though, I needed a canular for Strep B infection. I nearly passed out when she inserted it, blood went everywhere and I advise not to look at it being inserted LOL! Just as she inserted it, I had a contraction, so double wammy of pain there!
As I was fully dilated, Deanne didn’t run the spa for a water birth as we didn’t know how quick Deacon was going to come. Instead I sat in the shower with DH for the entire time. The hot water was a huge relief, although, the temp they set the hot water system at could have been higher LOL!
After about an hour and a half in the shower and me being wrinkled like a prune, I decided to hop out and sit on the birthing ball, I sat on it for a few contractions and then “Pop!” my waters broke during a contraction. I had no idea what it was and it was the weirdest sensation. No water came out as I was sitting on the ball, then I stood up and coughed (I had a chest infection as well) and waters went EVERYWHERE LOL!
I went back into the shower again and worked through a few more contractions, then decided to hop out and go on all fours as Deanne told me that Deacon was very close. From memory I think I pushed 6 times and little Deacon was here! He let out a huge cry, then I scooped him up and laid on the bed for our skin to skin contact. He was perfect and looks like his Daddy. He arrived at 7.50am Saturday morning 21/06/08 – 38 weeks 4 days gestation. 7lb 7oz, exactly the same birth weight as his older brother and 48cm in length. He has dark blue eyes like his brother and the same “Pixie” like ears as his brother.
Half and hour later, Wyatt and Mum turned up to meet the new addition. Deacon’s big brother was absolutely rapt in his little brother and wanted to play with him already and asked him to come play!
From start to finish, total of 3 hours labour, he was in a hurry. I gave birth on all fours and had no drugs or gas. I felt like superwoman.
After 4 hours, DH, Deacon and I came home and settled into our little family with Wyatt just perfectly.
Our little family is complete and we are absolutely thrilled with the two little guys we have. I really wish we had the BC first time around with our first child.