Next stage starts at 11

February 4th, 2012

Oscar has until 11 to arrive, otherwise we’ll start considering an instrumental delivery or Caesarian-section.

He’s still doing very well with a good heartbeat. Caroline is tired from a very long second stage of delivery (over 6 hours now!)

All doing fine but would like to be done soon!

Thanks for all your messages and prayers

Sixth time lucky and the drip is in

February 4th, 2012

Now let’s get this baby out!

Still going

February 4th, 2012

We’re still going. We’re considering having a drip again to get the contractions going stronger.

Caroline is doing so well, but it’s been going on a long time now, and she’s getting tired. I’m very proud of her 😀

Waters have been broken

February 4th, 2012

Waters were broken at about 1815, and Oscar is well on his way, but contractions aren’t very long so Caroline’s having a hard time pushing. We’re considering having a drip to make them stronger.* *

He’s pretty chilled, still 🙂

The quiet before the storm

February 4th, 2012
The quiet before the storm
The quiet before the storm

Caroline is still in the birthing pool and is much more tranquil. Her contractions aren’t very long, but she’ll be onto the pushing stage soon, and Oscar should be out by 1900 (but as with all of pregnancy, there’s no guarentees!)

At 6 she’ll be examined and probably start pushing. I’m very excited. Caroline is tired (after a long week of contractions and struggling to sleep). She’s doing so good 🙂

Here’s a picture of me and ‘Oscar’ 😉

Oscar is on his way!

February 4th, 2012
Oscar is on his way!
Oscar is on his way!

Turns out Caroline is fully dilated and will be pushing soon. We were expecting to be sent home again. The midwife was very surprised to find Oscar’s head when she examined Caroline!

We’re in the delivery room and will probably start pushing at about 6.

Caroline has done so well to have gotten this far at home. She’s in the birthing pool now, enjoying floating around.

Let down by the car

February 4th, 2012

The last hour has been the scariest. Caroline and Oscar are fine and hooked up to a monitor. It says Caroline is in 40% pain. And Oscar’s heart is going at 147 beats/minute.

I went to get the car and it wouldn’t start!! I think the battery is flat. Our fantastic neighbours came to our rescue and got us to the hospital.

After they’ve monitored Caroline and Oscar for a while they’ll examine Caroline and see if she’s in full on (i.e. no-going-back) labour, or if the contractions will ease off again…

Caroline is being really brave, but it’s all quite scary and unknown.

We’re going to the hospital

February 4th, 2012

Contractions are about every 5 minutes, but still in her back, and not so strong she can’t talk… So still not sure that this is it!

She’ll be examined and I’ll update with the result of that.

Still no news

February 4th, 2012

Caroline had contractions until 4 this morning, and has managed to get some good sleep since then. Still no sign of Oscar!

I think she’s going for the record of longest labour in history.

No news

February 3rd, 2012

Caroline managed to get a few hours sleep this evening. And I watched Jeremy Clarkson and James May drive to the North Pole.

She’s having contractions again, but still irregular, so probably try and sleep again soon.

Thanks for your prayers and well-wishes.