Sunday, November 26, 2006

Number Four

Welcome!!

Let's go back a few days to the 23rd November 2006 .......

Arrived at Christchurch Womens Hospital at 8.00am. Went to labour ward and went on monitor to see how bubs was doing. At 8.50am Prostin was inserted and I waited on monitor for another half hour or so. Bubs was active and tightenings were happening but nothing worth mentioning. Blair and I went for a walk through the part of the Botanic Gardens that is adjacent to the hospital. I was getting plenty of tightenings and crampings but no contractions. We went back to the birthing suite and yarned and relaxed and then had some lunch. At around 2pm my midwife came back after doing a few errands and decided to see if things were favourable for breaking the waters. I was only dilated 3cms but when I was having a tightening the head was down low enough to break waters without cord getting in the way. So next tightening I had Anne (midwife) broke the waters at 2.24pm. The waters were absolutely flooding out and there was a big mop up job needed. I relaxed for about 5 mins before I got my first contraction. Had two more in the next 10 mins and then decided it was time to get into gown so that I was preparing for the labour process. Blair was doing up my gown at the back when I got hit with a whopper of a contraction that made my knees buckle. I then felt the desperate need to go to the loo. Went and did wee wees and as soon as I stood up from toilet I got another cracker of a contraction that had me buckling again and groaning like a sumo wrestler. Anne came into the toilet and said it was time to get me on the bed and onto the gas. So at this count I had totalled 4 contractions. Just as I tried to get on bed had the 5th. Made it onto the bed for the next one with a little gas to help. Anne started getting the trolley ready and had asked someone to look for a bassinett as the room was missing it's one. 7th contraction hit and I felt like I was going to poo all over the place. Anne and I both knew that things were progressing exceedingly fast. She started loudly instructing me to not push. "Don't you dare push until I get these gloves on!!" I was panting away but we both knew that this was not gonna last for long. Gloves on - right push. 8th contraction - and our 6 pd 4 oz (2.84kg)baby girl shot out at 3.02pm - a 38 minute labour!! I was joking about beating your 39 minute labour Chris, but looks like the sub concious mind took it seriously. Blair actually took photos of the big digital clock in the room at the start of labour (waters being broken) and at 3.02pm when she was born so we have proof!!

So, baby Sian Anna Nathan arrived at 3.02pm on 23rd November 2006. I transferred to St Georges Maternity Hospital at 5.00pm and was discharged today (26th November) at 11am. Our wee girl is a darling and I will have photos up soon.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Welcome to little Sian - love the name:)

38 minute labour - phew! One of our daughters had her second withing 20 minutes of getting to the hospital and said it felt like a real shock to her system with everything happening so fast.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Wow!!! Firstly, congratulations!! Secondly: love the name, gorgeous! Third: I'm SO in awe of you, 4 births, and whoa what a labour that was!!

(I'm having trouble reading your post.. had to highlight it to be able to see it... might just be my web browser though).

WHOA! You've got 4 kids now - awwww, I'm SO excited now. Well done Jules!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!

I too am having trouble reading your post. I couldnt see the font in Mozilla, but its ok on Internet Explorer.

Ok, Im actually going to read your post now. I just went straight to the bottom to see if you had a boy or girl :o)

Ang said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!

38mins. That seems like a mighty fine effort!! By number four I guess you feel like a bit of a pro ay????

Emily said...

Woohoo, congratulations and welcome to the world little Sian!!! Impressive labour Jules - you're a natural!!

PS. I'm on explorer, the fonts are fine!!

Chris H said...

CONGRATUALATIONS YOU TART! Fancy beating me and my 39 minutes !*#! But you had help, I didn't have my waters broken hee he. Fantastic going, and her name is divine. What else can I challenge you with eh???? I GOT *8* kids !!! You only half way there !!! And my biggest was 10 pound 12 ounces, BEAT THAT !

Anonymous said...

Ohhh congratulations on the arrival of Sian! Beautiful name by the way! Hope all is going well and I LOVE the new Blog!!

Sue said...

OH. MY. GOD. How fast was that. Barely even time to swear at anyone!
Congratulations and welcome to another new Cantabrian

Mello4me said...

Yee Haa CONGRATULATIONS Matey.... ur a gem what an awesome labour..... love the name Sian congrats guys.... Take care cant wait to see a pic.. Mel xxx

Anonymous said...

38 minutes? OMG!! Superwoman or what? Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations - am looking forward to pics :):)

Felicity said...

Congratulations on fast and safe arrival of little pink bundle.

Anonymous said...

Awwwe CONGRATULATIONS SWEETHEART!!!

You better get cracking and beat Chris and HAVE.....errrm....never mind 8 babies...
HAVE 10 BABIES....YeeeHaaaa.....TeeHee

Oh wow 38 minutes....amazing!!
Can't wait to see the pics

Take care

Anonymous said...

OOps forgot to say, you need to change the link to my site...maybe back to

http://pointing-the-weigh-linda.blogspot.com/


I deleted my other blog....dont ask me how I did that but I did or I have been saying to folk to change it to my Geocities journal incase I am successful in deleting my new blog...AGAIN!!

http://www.geocities.com/lindapattersonuk1966/Home_page.html

Lyn said...

congrats chickey!!! Very proud of you and wow under 1hr labour! Very jealous ... mine were all 12hr labours ... all four of them.

Thanks for the email! :)

Lyn :)

Kt said...

oh wow, what a quick labour, thats amazing!! What a beautiful name too :)

Sandra said...

Wow! Congratulations.
Love the new template and amazed you had time to get it all set up!

Tracy said...

Congratulations on the safe (and speedy) arrival of Sian.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that Blair went to the hospital and was useful after all. ;)

CONGRATS little Sian! You have a helluva cool mom! (But don't steal your sister's Num Num or you might not live long on this earth!)

Anonymous said...

A huge contratulations to you and Blair on the safe arrival of your baby girl. My own daughter took 3 days to arrive so I can't even imagine what a 38min labour would be like. I hope you have some willing helpers to support you during this time so don't get worn out looking after your new little one. If I lived closer I would happily baby sit the others to give you some time out. Take care.
Bye for now.

Anonymous said...

I can't see anything at all so have had to read the comments to read that you have had a wee girl! Love the name Sian and wow 38 min labour! That is impressive!
Might try reading this in Internet Explorer rather than Mozilla....

Jadey 0:-) said...

Welcome to the world Sian. God I hope my births are as easy as yours have been, 38 minutes is crazy stuff. LoL

Send me your addy I have a little something to send you. :)

Jadey 0:-) said...

Oh yeah and in Mozilla I can't read your blog cause it's black haha

Mellisa said...

Congratulations Jules & Blair!! 38 minute labour .... BITCH!! lol ...
Can't wait to see photos...

Mellisa

Chris H said...

COME ON YOU TARDY WOMAN, WAITING FOR PHOTOS!!! Hope all is going well.

Anonymous said...

Hi again,
Hope everything is going great for you and your new wee one isn't running you ragged.
(as Chris said, some photos would be great).
If you have had a chance to log onto a computer you may have noticed I have had to block my journal (after discovering an unwanted reading) If you go to http://chroniclesandconfessions2.blogspot.com/ you will find my addy so I can add you to my contacts and allow viewing.
Take care

Tracy said...

Just a quickie to wish you & your family a Happy Christmas. I look forward to more updates when you ger a spare minute (yeah with 4 kids & a fiance!!)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I really hope things are going well for you, you must be crazy busy!
Take care!
xx

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas hun! Babies first Christmas is so special even though Sian has no idea what's going on. LOL I can't wait to hear about how Christmas was your your family (photos photos!)

Fiona said...

congrats on the birth of your little girl.
my sister is due tomorrow 27th dec and i can bet i am going to get clucky and want one of my own.
love the new page

fiona