Hello everyone! I'm just going to be quick because things are busy here but I just wanted to let you know that there are a few pix in an album, called Juliet, along the left sidebar. Plus, I wanted to share the short version of her birth story. The times are all guesses because I really can't remember, the time gets all distorted when you're in the thick of it ;)
I had my FHM and Dr appt that morning at 10 and then 11am, there were 3 big contrax on the print out that I felt but with hypnobirthing they didn't hurt. He asked me if I felt them and then examined me but I hadn't dialated at all. He said 'It's definitely not for today'.
I had lots of contrax all day, but completely irregular and painfree at first because of the hypnobirthing. I think I got a little stressed, because it felt like this 'should' be it but the dr had said it wasn't. Anyway the stress of not knowing led to contrax that started to bother me and it was harder to breathe through them.
6pm, Matthieu came home early from work and I was able to lie down with my hypnobirthing tape and then the contracts stopped hurting.
6:30, The contrax finally settled into a pattern. They were 3 minutes apart. After 3 or 4, we decided if that at 7pm they were still regular that we would head to the maternité in Luxembourg.
6:45, everything was really regular and I knew this was it. I got Matthieu to call his mom, but he couldn't get ahold of her. He got Eric to come and stay until she came.
7pm, I got up and tried to get things ready to go between breathing through the contrax, still only feeling the pressure of them but needing to stop completely every 2 minutes or so to breathe through them.
7:15, Kokomis happened to come by to pick up Papy from work so she came up and I gave her the instructions for the boys while I was gone and Matthieu got the suitcases ready to go. I started thinking that maybe we should just go to Bel Air (the local hospital) instead of trying to make it the 30 minutes to Luxembourg.
7:30, on our way out the door I felt that my water was leaking and then had a sudden sensation to push!!! Matthieu got Eric to call the SAMU (EMT) but he had a hard time convincing them that I was not just imagining that I was ready to give birth but actually holding the baby in!! Meanwhile I went back to the bedroom and waited for them to arrive.
7:50, fire and rescue arrived
7:52, two EMT doctors arrived
7:55 Juliet Marianne Vincens arrived!!