And then we were four.
I’ve made it through another delivery, and I think I feel ok.
This time it was quite different. Here are ten things I recognised:
- Number 2 was much faster, within 24 hours of the first contraction we were back home with a new baby.
- It was much calmer, there was just a midwife and her student there which was a much nicer experience, and there were far, far less complications.
- Less blood. This time it felt more normal, I can still remember how much blood there was before, it still frightens me.
- I didn’t think wifey’s life was in danger this time, that was a massive bonus (though there was a moment I feared for the boy)
- It wasn’t so overwhelming, I knew I could deal with this, and that wifey could too.
- I actually felt a little bit useful this time as I wasn’t as freaked out and could offer better emotional and physical support.
- We hadn’t met the delivery midwife before, but that was ok because she was awesome, and so was her colleague who took over shortly after we arrived. I think it’s a fair generalisation that most midwives are awesome.
- For wifey, if your body isn’t totally butchered below in delivery, it gives you a much better start to being a mum.
- The boy was massive, I was ready for being in awe of his frail tiny newborn babyness, but you could absolutely tell he was overdue and ready for the world.
- I was quite conscious of my anxiety, but had the foresight to take a maximum does of medication in the morning and managed to keep on top of it.
All in all a good start all th get considered. Here we go…