Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thomas Frederick

I have had the most emotional 24 hours of my life ---My Becki was taken into Shrewsbury hospital yesterday to be induced with her first baby as she had developed gestational diabetes and wasn't allowed to go over her due date in case the baby grew too big!  WE had a laugh in the waiting room when I produced some Pringle crisps and said "When you pop you just cant stop! "
both me and Becki's feet were swelling up in the heat--luckily I had bought along a small water sprayer and we soon cooled down using the spray to cool down our feet!
After keeping Becki and her partner Wayne waiting from 8.30am until 7.30pm for a place on the labour ward they eventually moved them in....Becky had already started labour by this time on her own, and found the big bouncy ball gave her some relief from the pains...
This labour business is bloody hard work.....LOL Wayne catching 5 mins in the middle of the night!
All was going well for a while then the midwife noticed Becki's blood pressure was going sky high...so she was tyred on some drugs to try and bring it down,,, as her blood pressure went up the baby's heart rate went down...it got quite scary at times in there.Poor Becki was hooked up to so many drips and machines in there! At 2.45am it was decided to put her on a epidural  as the drug used can bring down the blood pressure.Becky could still feel her legs and the pressure of the pains but it took the edge off it for her...
Poor Wayne was knackered and fell asleep leaning on the sink....I managed 10 mins in the chair at 5.45am but that was it otherwise....I stayed awake for the 24 hours... The students who had been booked into the Serenity workshop all knew there was a possibility that the workshop could be cancelled if the baby didn't arrive on time--and Bill rang then all at 8am this morning to tell them the workshop was off as the babs still hadn't come..all were very kind and understanding about it and are coming to other future workshops instead...
Becky and Wayne hadn't made any fancy 'birth plan' which was a good job the way things turned out--but the only things they wanted was for themselves to look and see what sex the baby was and for Wayne to cut the cord! Becky let the epidural wear off so she could feel the pain and know when to push, and after just 20 mins our beautiful Thomas was born.....
the proud parents...
 few mins after his birth....waiting to be dressed.
''Blimey Nanny --this lights are bright'' he seems to be saying...
doesn't he look lovely?
proud Daddy Wayne....
and a very proud Nanny!!!
and a very happy relieved mummy....boy she was a star ! She made no fuss at all, was very brave at all times, and I'm so proud of her I cant tell you...
Becky is having a   well deserved cup of tea
isn't he beautiful? He looks just like his mummy did when she was born.. hopefully they will be transferred back to Ludlow hospital in the morning, as long as Thomas's blood sugars are OK after he has had 4 clear blood tests.We are on the market tomorrow so I wont be able to see them until early evening....I cant wait! I hope Becki will stay in Ludlow as long as possible so she can rest--at least the midwives there will feed the babies in the night to give the mums some well deserved sleep..

1 comment:

angela-sowdon said...

He looks absolutely beautiful, and considering your daughter looks great, it is such hard work. What a wonderful result for a weekends lack of sleep. Hope they stay at the hospital for a little while to rest. Congratulations again..xx