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OK... well, it all started on Saturday, 5th of April, at about 7 at night.
Basically, I coughed, and I thought I had wet myself. I Thought something wasn't quite right when the flow wouldn't stop, so I posted on here first, then I rang my midwife. She suggested I come up and get checked out, because it sounded suspitious to her.
I decided to wait just a little while to see if the flow would stop on it's own, but within 10 minutes of ringing the midwife, the contractions hit me, hard and strong!
"OK..." I thought. "that hurt." Less than three minutes later, another one hit, and had me hanging onto the front door in sheer agony.
I told DH, that he had better get me to the hospital as soon as he could. "Can it wait till after the news?" "No!" another contrax hit.
He swore, then grabbed his phone. He rang MIL, to come and get me, and SIL to come and get the girls. He had worked that morning, and had to have a shower before he came up. blokes have no idea...
Any way, this was about 9.15pm. MIL and SIL arrived at the same time. I grabbed my bag and a towel (I was still leaking...) and we headed up to the hospital.
I had to wait in the emergency room for about 5 mins until the midwife came in. Contrax were about 2 mins apart by then. She asked me for a wee sample. I gave her a sample... of amniotic fluid. I thought my waters had broken!
no use testing that!! lol
Any way, she took me through to maternity, and straight to the labour ward. She then rang my doc, who was on call, but in bed. She said "do an internal, and call me when she's in labour." Midwife said, "Well, her membranes have ruptured, and her contractions are close enough to a minute apart. Do YOU think she's in labour??" LMAO! ( well, I would have lmao, if I wasn't in so much pain!)
This was about 10 o;clock. She did an internal and told me that bub was still too high, and I'd have to wait for the doctor to come in anyway. I went to my room, and sat on a fit ball until my doc came in. Lucky for me, she was only 5 mins away.
Contrax started getting closer and closer together, and within 10 mins, they were right on top of each other. I ended up back in labour ward, on my hands and knees on the floor!
I can't remember how many times the midwife told me how good I was doing. She hooked up the gas, but I didn't use it.
It only took three pushes, and Sharmia arrived. The doc put her directly onto my chest, then wrapped a towel around her. She was so perfect, right from the first breath! so pink, and alert. She didn't even cry! She gave a small sqwark, then just layed there, looking up at me.
From the time my contrax started, to the time Sharmia was born, it was just shy of three hours! Shortest labour I've ever had, but well worth the whole experience.