#1 - in hospital at 42 weeks (induced by ARM)
#2 - shopping in BigW....thankfully only a few mins walk from my apartment.
With DD - I was making cheese and tomato on crackers for a light dinner just as neighbours was starting. I didn't think much of it and laid on the couch for a while and began timing it. Ended up watching some sopranos eps with dh and the contractions weren't very regular. Rang hospital a number of times and they told me to take two Panadol and go to bed. So I did. Woke up around midnight with stronger pains and went to the toilet and saw blood. I woke dh up and told him it was time to go to hospital. Could barely stand the car ride to hospital - I felt every bump in the road and was very uncomfortable. Got to hospital and had an internal - was 9cm dilated. Began pushing not long after. DD was born at 2.42am
I had 2hrs of 3min contractions, 30min of 1min contractions then my waters broke, then I was in painless transition for 15min then I had no pain for the 19min I was breathing him out. So only about 2.5hrs of discomfort (I don't even want to call it pain).
I'm currently almost 18wks with #3. I'm hoping for another silent quick labour.
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I was on bubhub and got up to get a drink and waters went.
I was asleep both times.
With DD I woke up at about 6am thinking I needed to do a #2. Went to the toilet and had blood when a I wiped. Went to wake DH, crying cause I thought something must have been wrong with the baby. His response 'No dear, your in labour'. I must missed the bloody show bit of antenatal classes.
DS I got woken at about 6:30am, again thinking I needed #2. Tried to go back to sleep but pains would go away so I got up. DH got up to find me on toilet. I told him I thought I was in labour but wasn't sure. 4.5hrs later DS was born.
First time I started getting niggles at 9pm watching TV, that was the start of a two day + ordeal. Second time not long after I got up and got DD ready for the day I noticed light regular contractions. Third time I'd just got back from grocery shopping put everything away and went to the toilet where my waters broke. Fourth time I was induced so was in hospital.
Picking up Chinese that I had ordered for dinner! My mum (a midwife) told me not to eat it because I would be seeing it later lol
I got my first big contraction as I walked through the restaurant door lol
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