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The birth of Clark.
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????7pm Oh my Lord! Never been more proud of Michelle for what she is putting her body through, she’s staying so strong “I AM SUPER WOMAN”????
Michelle and Mark prepared for the birth of their 2nd baby with a Hypnobirthing PLUS course, pregnancy relaxation and yoga sessions. They ABSOLUTELY ROCKED IT ????
The Birth of Clark Alexander Foster 23rd December 2019.
These notes where made by Mark, Michelles husband. Absolutely love the pro active role Mark had and hearing things like they made decisions together!
2.15am woke up in discomfort with surges starting.
2.45am What’s that sticky stuff on the bed?
3am timing surges roughly 8 mins apart.
3.30am played relaxation music, turned on defuser with frankincense essentials Oil and chatted.
4am ran a bath and lit candles.
4.30am rang Gillian, Michelle’s mum (she was already sat in the car, fully dressed, waiting).
Surges now every 3-5 mins about 30-45 secs apart and have been for half an hour now.
5am brought the ball upstairs, bounced and chatted.
5.45am phoned maternity ward, they spoke to Michelle and me. (We told them we would hang out here as long as possible.
6am 2 paracetamol (daddy’s van stash saved the day) and back in the bath.
6.15am “calendar” “calendar” was the shout from guys room, took him down to see grandma who was sat on the couch, I set up a quick scene for chippy the elf and then back to the wife.
6.20am strongest surges yet, starting to feel the urge to push from her bum.
6.30am packed a bag for guy and put Michelle’s happy playlist on
6.45am made Michelle and Guy butterscotch pancakes (only 2 left so dad missed out)
7.15am surges getting stronger, strange feelings in her bits
7.40am Guy is gone… far too noisy with grandma to go with the zen vibe
7.45am pants off socks on
8am phoned the hospital, were on our way, get the plug in the pool
8.45am at the hospital
9.05am pads on belly to check babies heart rate and contractions, everything fine
10am 5-6cm dilated
10.25am filling up the pool
11.15am into the delivery suite (no pool)
1pm shower time.
1.15pm surges getting very strong now.
2pm 2nd and hopefully final fingering for the day… 8-9cm progressing really well
2.30pm explained that the pool was not not an option due to the hospitals insurance not covering Michelle with last birth.
3.15pm another round of toast please
3.45pm Time for another shower, the water seems to be help soothing Michelle’s back
4pm feeling the need to push now with every surge, waters still not broke
5pm no cervix left now fully dilated.
5.15pm the body feels ready now so we’ve made the decision together to break the waters to help get little one out safe and sound.
5.30pm little one has had a poo in mummy’s stomach, not a massive problem but we need to keep an eye on babies heart rate now.
6pm push push push
6.30pm Sarah (midwife) really helping me with Michelle’s attitude, Michelle doing fantastic through these surges and really giving it her all. I’m so proud of her!
6.45pm we can see a head! Michelle still doing great and keeping our little baby relaxed and safe. The doctor has decided that they would like to help deliver the baby safely. We are fully on board.
7pm Oh my fucking Lord! Never been more proud of Michelle for what she is putting her body through, she’s staying so strong “I AM SUPER WOMAN” I’m just worried about her now and starting to feel (but not show her) a little bit helpless now.
7.05pm kiwi clamp attached to babies head and Michelle is still pushing and staying strong. 1 more big push through the surge could see baby.
7.09pm Daddy got to pass baby Clark Foster to mummy and tell her it was a clark’.
7.10pm daddy cut the cord whilst mummy had skin on skin with her beautiful boy, so many emotions to even try and write them all down.
7.15pm “he’s a big one!” She makes big, beautiful healthy babies. What a star she has been.
7.30pm we phoned Guy and he was so excited. We have asked Colin and Gill to bring him in to meet his little brother.