Birth Story | Mini K

After writing about my labour with Little M I decided it was about time I wrote Mini K’s too! Albeit 6 1/2 years later…

I fell pregnant with Mini K when I was 18. I was 19 weeks pregnant when I found out and it was a huge shock. My initial thinking was a long the lines of, “holy crap.”,”WTF.” and “Nahhh this can’t be true. Can it?!”

It was scary to say the least and I had a shit load going on at the time.

Because I didn’t find out till 19 weeks I was put on high risk, meaning I had constant appointments to monitor everything – I didn’t complain, this meant more scans!

Pregnancy wise, I sailed through it to be honest. Everything was fine, I was fine, all was good.

Back then though I refused to be in any pictures so I think there is only about 2 or 3 of me pregnant and I refused to be in any photos taken in the hospital – there’s only one of these and now I’m so happy there is.

Mini K was due on the 7th July and of course thinking this was my first baby I presumed I’d be late, but she decided to make an appearance 3 days early!

So what happened on the 4th of July?

7am:
woke up with cramping in my stomach, didn’t think anything of it so went back to sleep.

8:30am:
Woke up again, pains were getting worse. Still didn’t think anything of it.
Went downstairs and had a cup of tea, chilled out for a bit and then went for a shower.

11:30am:
After doing fake-tan, makeup and hair (yes, yes I did.) I decided it was probably about time to go to the hospital.

12:45pm:
Arrived at the hospital.
I was just about to get checked over from the midwife to see how far I was when I had the sudden urge to push.

I was then wheeled through next door to the labour suit (although I couldn’t even sit in the chair!)

13:18pm:
Mini K was born!

I had not time for gas and air let alone anything else – it all happened so quick!

With this birth I was definitely much more relaxed and chilled out. I will say as well, I have a high pain thresh hold so this is probably why I was able to hold off for so long going to the hospital.

I’d say as well that since this wasn’t a difficult birth it made me so much more anxious about Little M’s which is why I was asked to stay in the hospital from the Monday to Wednesday with him.

It’s crazy that my first birth was 6 hours and my second 46! Just goes to show literally every birth is different and one thing I learned was do not beat yourself up if you go off your birthing plan! Go with what feels right for you at the time.

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