Our beautiful baby boy Luka Barisic arrived on the 29th of December at 3.28pm. (Born at Frances Perry House). Below I take you through my unexpected labour and the arrival of our little man who made the end of 2017 one not to forget.
Doctors appointment- 28th December 2017
So, early Thursday morning we had our weekly obstetrician check up. (I was exactly 37 weeks pregnant and getting really excited because our due date was approaching (10/01/18). We decided that due to complications with my first born (He was a big baby and I had a very difficult labour), that I would be induced a week earlier as the baby may be a bit smaller at that time. (Original due date was 18/01/18). Everything went well with the appointment, my OB said everything was going the way it should, and my baby will be arriving on the 10/01/18. As we walked out of her office, I turned to my husband and said “I don’t know… I have a strange feeling that the arrival of our little boy would be sooner then expected”…….. and boy was I right! (Mother’s instinct is always right, and now I can officially say that IT most certainly IS!)
Later that night…..
So after the appointment we went past the shops and had some lunch. I remember feeling a little tired. (It was so hot and humid that I figured it must be the heat that’s draining me). When we got home Mateo (my first born) had already gone down for his nap. I lied down as well and fell asleep too). A few hours later we just chilled and went about our day like we always do. (Cooking, cleaning, mama duties etc). Later that evening after Mateo went to bed my husband and I finally had some time to put together the Christmas gingerbread house we got from Target (Christmas had past but we still decided to give it a go and put the house together). We had so much fun and at one stage I couldn’t stop laughing at my goofy husband. (I literally laughed so much that I peed myself, well I thought it was pee).
My water has broken!
Just as I got into bed that morning (1:15am to be exact) as I turned to get comfortable a gush of water just went everywhere! Straight away I thought yup! my water has broken. (3 weeks early! 😳🤷♀️)I jumped out of bed and started to panic. I said to my husband NO can’t be! We sat there trying to figure it out and finally rang the nurse on duty. She told me to put a pad on and call back in an hour and let her know if the pad is full. After an hour it defently was full! My water had broken! I remember I laughed and cried at the same time, and while on the toilet said to my husband “I can’t do this, I’m not ready”. Lol
On the way to the hospital….
The hospital trip was interesting. This time around I had no pain, I was really excited and in some weird way enjoyed my trip to the hospital. (I even managed to vlog, which I will be showing on my page real soon). When we arrived to the hospital it was around 4:30am. We were shown to one of the birthing suites. This is when the nerves kicked in and it hit me like a ton of bricks that my second child was about to be born. 🙈 I was about to give birth earlier than expected and I sure wasn’t ready for it.
Labour has started
My contractions didn’t start until after a few hours. This time around I did decide that an epidural was the way to go. In the moment I just went with what was right for me. (I really wasn’t prepared to go through all that pain like the first time). Once the epidural kicked in I could no longer feel my contractions or any pain. After about an hour or so the epidural began to wear off and I started to feel the pain again. (I didn’t really think the epidural could wear of that quickly, but it did). Eventually I got a top up and the pain was gone again.
Luka Barisic was born!
It took about 6 hours of labour for Luka to enter the world. Everything happened so quickly. It was a lot easier this time around. I was in a little bit of pain during labour (even with the epidural) but nothing compared to the first time. This time last week the little man was literally prepairing himself to come out… It’s been almost a week since I’ve become a mum of two and while it has been exhausting (I’m not going to lie) the no sleep/tackling two kids, breastfeeding, which I’m finding a lot easier this time around, thank god! Our life has been flipped upside down again (in a good way) and it is something that will take some time to get used to. So even though I sometimes feel like crying, (no sleep is killing me lol) I’m embracing every moment with my boys. The day I Introduced my two boys to each other left me In tears, and it will be a memory I will cherish forever. I love being a mum of two boys and while it’s early days I have a lot of learning to do as well.
“A mother holds their children’s hands for a while but their hearts forever”