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Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Introducing Deacon...............

Thanks for all the gorgeous Congratulations

And for my darling friend Belinda for letting the world know our happy news. Loves ya chicky. MWAH

So for all the details...........


Started getting contractions about 4.30am on the Friday morning, I was able to time these at 15 minutes apart, but once I got up and started moving around they died off a bit. Cleaned up heaps cause I didn't want to come home to a pig sty. LOL.

Had an antenatal appointment that day too, so we headed off to Rocky and spent a good part of the day in town, got home about 4ish in the arvo. Got a few things together for my hospital bag, had tea, got the kids bathed and Zac in bed, Charlotte knew that something was happening and she wanted to stay up waiting for my mum to come and stay with her.

I ended up ringing up the hospital at 8.30pm just for a little chat and advice on what they thought I should be doing, (my previous two labours have been fairly painless and I didn't get consistent contractions). Lovely midwife suggested that I should just come up and get checked out anyway seeing as we live about an hour away from the hospital and regardless of what was happening they wouldn't send me home. Also got told not to rush. So we didn't get up there until about 10.30pm

Was monitored for awhile, and was having contractions at about 5 minutes apart, felt really strange as I have never experienced frequent and regular contractions. Left us alone in the exam room until midnight when one of the midwives came and checked on me and found I was only 4cm (was hoping that I would of been more), we then walked down the corridor and went into one of the labour rooms. I walked around and around, really wanting to get into the shower but as there was already someone in it I had to make do with walking, bending, squatting and for a little while Luke even rubbed my back. Once I finally got into the shower it was fantastic, such a relief. Stayed there for ages, and had some major contractions. Ended up getting out and doing a little more walking around. This whole time I think the midwife only came in once. Started to get very uncomfortable and at one point I was getting about 5 really really severe contractions on top of the other with about a 1 minute break in between the sets this lasted for about 30 minutes. Jumped back in the shower and got about 3-4 HUGE ones that made me curl up in a ball, it was at this point that I thought if I'm not 10cm I'm asking for drugs. Luke came in and asked if I was ok, told him no and he went off to find a midwife, (ended up having to go right down to the maternity ward to find one, no idea where the labour ward midwives were). They came back and pretty much had to skull drag me onto the bed, found out I was ready to push and that the only thing that stopped Deacon from coming before was my waters, they wanted them to go naturally but I said no, get rid of it, I want this to be over. Lucky they did, found that Deacon had pooed and that he needed to be out ASAP. He wasn't delivered as quick as Zac, but still came out quiet quickly, the Peadeatric Doctor missed the birth as they paged him due to Deacon being in distress. Once he was out, they unwrapped the cord from around his neck, (there was no time for Luke to cut the cord), he was suctioned and had the oxygen put on him. So really we are very lucky to have him here. Didn't cry when he was born and was ghostly white.

Poor little tike has haematomia's on the top of his head from trying to get out for so long, apparently it's quiet rare to have a double set of horns (as the midwives liked to call them) usually only have one off to one side. Really it's nothing to worry about and should go down within 3 months. Looks funny and feels terrible, it can also make him a little miserable too. He was also very bruised around his mouth from hitting against my pelvis for too long. Really he should of been born a little sooner than he was.

All in all, he was here within 4 hours of us arriving at the hospital, it was a very fast and intense labour and delivery once it was going, and thankfully I didn't have drugs (my decision again) and no stitches. Deacon is going well at the moment, very lazy sucker though and is trying to decided if he likes to be fed every 1.5 hours or 3 hours, (I'm suggesting the 3hours)

Anyway he has just woken up and is hungry once more. So I'll leave you with the following piccies.

And again thanks so much for the congrats.

Nicxx











40 comments:

Ann Lederhose said...

Oh Nic, he's a very handsome little man! He has such a boyish look to him, there's no mistaking he's a boy! congratulations once again. Will catch up with you soon

Ann xx

Belinda Venables said...

Ohhh Nic - I'm feeling very emotional again...lol. I just want to have a cuddle *sob sob*

He is just perfect Nic - totally perfect! You did so so well.

Loved hearing his birth story - love birth stories...hehe!

Thankyou for allowing me to tell 'the world' about your new arrival...that was very special to me!

How are the other two churubs doing having their new brother home with them? I'm sure they love him to bits!!

Give my cyber nephew a big cuddle and kiss from me...lol.

Thinking of you.

xxx

Lauren said...

He is so cute Nic,
congrats again, hope all is going well....
Loz

jules said...

He is very cute and he looks very cuddley...Well done he is perfect.Great story.

Anthea said...

awww Nic he is gorgeous, thankyou for sharing your birth story, it gave me goosies!

Lauren said...

Nic his just lovely, once again huge congrats, next time your in town pop in please.

Cheers, Lauren

Tamara said...

He is gorgeous!!
Congrats again to you and the rest of your beautiful little family.

xxx
Tamara

miasmummy said...

Oh Congrats again! Deacon is so cute, lucky you got them to break your waters.... he was ready to meet you!! Well done, he is so gorgeous... xxx

scrapwitch said...

awwww he is uper adoreable nicole ...sedning him some special love right now ..he is very spunky and has his daddies brow...
thanks so much for the rundown of events and it bought back memories of evy's birth for me
again a hearty congratulations and celebrations to all the family

Petrina McDonald said...

Oh man! that all just sounds too scary for me! But you sound so calm and matter of fact about it all!! Good for you with the no drugs/stitches - wonderwoman you! Congrats again - he looks lovely - love that last photo. So full of expression. Love, P

Tracy Firth said...

Well done and congrats again. Poor bruised little man. Hope he decides that the 3 hourly feeds are the way to go.
hugs

MarniT said...

Wow, what a story! So glad he got into the world ok and that it all worked out well.

Love and hugs to you and yours

Shandell said...

Congratulations!! He is gorgeous :o) Love the pic of your DH and bub checking each other out!!

SkyeMJ said...

oh, this is where I get all clucky and put on my high pitched voice and go "Ooooooooooooooohhhhhh! Sooooo cuuuuuuuuuute! Little Baaaaabyyyyyy!"

He is so cute Nic!
Glad that you and bub are doing so well!

Congratulations hon!

Emstar said...

Oh he is beautiful ! congratulations well done brought tears to my eyes

love em and aiden

scrapwitch said...

hey nic .theres a layout on my blog for you babe.mwah

Leanne said...

Many, many congratulations!!! He is a gorgeous little man and I'm so glad he arrived into the world safely! Look after yourself. xx

Tiffiny Lee said...

Hi Nic, reading your story brought back such vivid memories of the excitement of labour arrival for me to the point where I got caught up in the emotion of having a 3rd, that is until my 2 year old started crying and my 4 year old joined in - 2nd thoughts - MAYBE NOT - LOL!!!!! But somehow we come thru the hard times stronger and better than ever and ready for the next challenge. Congrats and thanks for sharing your experience with us all, can't wait to see what amazing pages bloom from here on, love & lot's of sleep, Tiff :o)

Maxine said...

Oh what a gorgeous little guy and thanks for sharing his birth story. Hope mummy is doing well.

Kathleen said...

Oh gosh Nic, what a labor! So relieved it turned out all well, must've been scary...

And again, he is the cutest, such a boy.

Congrats :)

xx

Michelle Jamieson said...

Fabulous news, Nic!!
Congratulations to you and all the family!!

He's just adorable...give little Master Deacon a big cuddle from me!! :)

Chelle Xx

elle said...

congrats nic! its amazing you didnt have to wait too long in hospital (i've seen some mothers wait for several days before being induced for birth, or even prepped for caesars)
hope the rest of the family is doing well

Ali said...

Congrats again Nicole!!
I have a little pressie for you ....I will keep it at the shoppe for next time you are in town.
Take care and try and rest when you can!
Ali x

TatumW said...

in tears here....so pleased that he is all safe and sound and home with you now :) Huge hugs Tatum xx

Alishia said...

Conagratulations nic! his Jsut adorable!
I hope for you he choices the 3hr feed too lol!!!!

Take Care Babe!
xx

Wendy Smith said...

wonderful news Nicole..well done mummy

countryscrapper - aka - Helen said...

Congrats Nicole to you and your family. What a handsome little man he is, great crop of hair. All the best for him settling/feeding etc for you so you can get some rest.
Take care, Helen.

Julie said...

he really is GORGEOUS Nic!...but u already know that.
I Love the pic's especially the thumb sucking one
Take care & look after urself.
Jxx

Kristy said...

How cute is he a job well done nicole and for a newborn he really does look like a little boy! And whats with no drugs u must be crazy! Congrats again Chickie and love the pictures too

Melissa said...

Congrats Hun!
You know how excited I am for you all!
Labour sounded a little scary! eeeeek!
He is just gorgeous! Looks like Zac I think!
Hope he is settling in well!
X

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

oh my goodness, CONGRATULATIONS to you and your family!!!! He is beautiful!

tammytempleton said...

Awwww Nic he is just gorgeous!
I loved reading your birth story too :0)
Welcome little Deacon.
Congratulations to you and your family...now 5! Woohoo
:D
xxTam

AngC said...

Congratulations Nic!!

He is definitely a cutie! So is he settling a bit better now than the other night? Jenna is slowly getting there although she seems to be extra hungry the last 2 days.

Will get you a pressie for Deacon when I'm game enough to go out and do some shopping. :)

Jill Geraghty-Groves said...

Oooh..Nic you're so clever! and he's just beautiful! Can't wait to meet him and sniff him and give him a big squeeze!
xxxJillGG

suzie said...

Congratulations Nicole..he is such a cutie..OHH!! Hope all is going well.
Suz

AGA said...

Ohh - he is so cute Nic!!! and is making me feel very clucky :) Thanks for sharing these adorable photos and congratulations!

Lisa said...

Congrats Nic and family - awesome news, thanks so very much for sharing such a personal thing with us.

Yvette Adams said...

Huge congratulations Nic! I'm a bit late aren't I. He looks beautiful!
My nephew Cooper (now 8mo) had double horns too.

charmane said...

a HUGE HUGE Congrats Nicole!!! Sorry it's so BELATED!!! Hope everything is going well for you.... sounds like the labour was a bit stressful - he is just TOO cute!!! I think I guess a girl.... I was WRONG!!! hahaha....

Love Charmane

Chris Millar said...

Hi Nicole, I'm extremely late with this congrats - but better lat than never. What a beautiful darling Deacon is!! Hope you're enjoying your little bundle!
CONGRATULATIONS!