June 2nd – almost there!
By about 1 or 2 am I was in need of some sort of pain relief. The pain in my back was so intense. Unfortunately because I was so far along all I was offered was laughing gas. Which for anyone who’s had laughing gas while in labour will tell you does absolutely nothing for the pain! At least holding the mask to your face gives you something to focus on, taking some of your attention away from the pain. I just kept trying to tell myself that everything that was happening was completely normal. If you’re scared, the pain is far worse.
I reached a point where I just knew the baby was coming. There was no one in the room except for my husband and mom thanks to the maternity ward being super busy! Thankfully my hubby was able to alert two nurses, who told us they were confident in delivering the baby with no doctor if she didn’t make it in time. While they said they were confident, they did have me panting to try stall pushing. The doctor arrived just in time to finally let me push. It did not take long and baby was just about here!
Based on my mom’s delivery’s I knew mine would be quick as well. I didn’t anticipate only 6 ½ hours though! At 3:30am June 2nd, Benjamin Noah was born. We went from being just the two of us, to a family of three in a split second.