My very own Birth Story at Wellington Hospital

I want to share with you all my own personal story with giving birth. I wrote this not long after giving birth and I am so glad I did since I don't remember much these days.

About me currently. I live with my partner, Roman and in April our little boy, Rikar turned the big 2.

Here is my story of the day I met the love of my dreams!

8am - Went to the bathroom then back to bed, Roman asked how I was, I snuggled in and said that the cramping is starting, once again! about half hour later the cramping started to get stronger and my bowels have cleared out rather quickly! I start thinking maybe this is the real thing, finally? I attempt to time them but soon realise I am really crap at it so give up and just ring the midwife instead. She asked all the normal questions like how many, how long etc to which I wasn't able to respond so well having given up timing! She then told me that I am most likely in early stage labor, take some panadol and get some rest. I decided that I'll have a shower to try relax and forget about the cramps. While in the shower the midwife rung and spoke to Roman, said if anything changes like more blood or anything that I'm concerned with to give her a call. When I got out the shower I had some pancakes and once again had to run for the bathroom as all the food was going in one end and out the other very quickly! While all this is happening Roman is trying to ask for my help as we were taking the blinds in our bedroom down and replacing them with curtains! I was no help to him as I was busy feeling sorry for myself...The rest of the day the crampings continue and then around 4pm they started to really come and so I started timing again, actually got some figures down after an hour and decided to ring the midwife which was just after 5pm, I ring the midwife and got the answer machine telling me she is now off call untill tomorrow at 8am, I sit there thinking WHAT! I had no choice but to ring the back up midwife that was said to ring on the answer machine. I got a phone call back and she didnt think I was in labour but thought because I was complaining that she would meet me at the hospital and check me over and if I was no more then 3cm dilated I'd be going home.

6:15pm - I arrive at the delivery suite and meet the back up midwife for the first time along with a student midwife. They got me set up on the ctg machine and baby was looking happy where he was and I was getting contractions but they were not regular enough. She then did