Motherhood

“This time last year”

06:00
This time last year I was awake and watching The Hoobs with a cup of tea. (I love The Hoobs)
I had Braxton Hicks.
Again!
I couldn’t sleep;
I was excited.
I was scared.
I had serious butterflies in my tummy.
I was going to be induced that day.

12:30
This time last year we headed to the hospital for my induction.
As we neared, Michael BublΓ©’s “Just Haven’t Met You Yet” was playing on the radio.
We smiled at each other.
I stroked my Bump.
This was it.
She’d soon be here.
Well, soonish!

14:30
This time last year I was admitted to the ward to be induced.
She hadn’t been moving much; I had just figured she was running out of space!
I was terrified.
I was angry.
I was vulnerable.
I hadn’t wanted to starting labouring in hospital.
I wanted to be at home.
Comfortable.
Warm.
Surrounded by our own things.

18:00
This time last year a Midwife finally came to see me, after many hours of waiting.
I was hooked up to a monitor.
Baby was fine by this point.
Kicking.
Punching.
Hiccuping.

18:30 
This time last year I had my first pessary.
I was told my cervix was favourable (TMI?).
I was told that all being well, my waters would be broken at midnight.
“Get some rest,” she said “You’ll need it”.

00:00 
This time last year I was examined by a different Midwife.
She had a completely different opinion about my cervix.
I was given a second pessary.
I was told to sleep.

03:00
This time last year I was awoken by a trickling sensation and then a “whoosh!”
My waters had broken.
The contractions had started.
She was on her way.
Hannah

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4 Comments

  1. Kizzy

    19th December 2013 at 6:34 am

    I had a similar experience with my 1st, hope your little one has a wonderful birthday xxxx

    1. Hannah

      21st December 2013 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you Kizzy πŸ™‚ it was fab πŸ™‚ xxx

  2. Danielle Askins

    19th December 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Hope she has a great birthday, where has the year gone!? xx

    1. Hannah

      21st December 2013 at 3:35 pm

      I have no idea!! Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

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