Little did we realise that when DD went for a routine checkup at Midday that she would actually go into labour right there at the hospital, 9 days early.
This photo below was taken 1 hr into labour.
Being her 1st pregnancy she had all the midwives and doctors caught un-awares as they kept saying she could easily go on like this for 2-3 days.
I know how she is with a lot of pain and could see she was in labour, but to them she looked ok.
So in case the medical staff were correct, she asked me to go home and make some banana muffins as it was going to be a long night and she might want a snack...
So her hubby and I rushed home to make them only to be rung within the hour saying things were progressing quite quickly...
so at 5pm we rushed up with the muffins (that were not eaten by her in the end)
By 8pm she was in so much pain she asked me if now would be a good time to ask for some pain relief and the midwife agreed so off to the birth suite and some gas.
The gas helped a lot and she gave us a thumbs up.
1 hr 20 mins later little Master E was born on 1st February 2012.
In Australia this would be written as 1-2-12
DH drove over last weekend to see his new grandson for the first time.
I had arrived one week earlier just in case babe was born early
just as well I did
coming 9 days early
Here little Master E is 2 days old with my DH and I
(8 days old)
She is successfully feeding him herself
even managing fairly decent night sleeps...
let's hope this continues.
How did I cope with my own back pain throughout the 3 hr car journey to DD's town as well as the birth you may be asking???
it's sort of funny to think I was trying to cope with pain
handle sitting through and helping my DD through her labour.
The TENS machine certainly helped me get through it all
for that I am grateful.
You can see the 3 vertical scars
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion