My Labour Video

My Labour story

It’s been already nearly one month since our baby Harry was born! I sometimes really wish days wouldn’t go so crazy fast. I remember when I just found out I was pregnant, those 9 months looking ahead felt like forever. But look at us now! Our little baby is already with us and he is nearly 1 month old…

Sometimes I look at our little Harry (I could look at him for hours) and I try to memorise his face, his little hands, his toes. I try to record in my memory of how he looks today, as I do know, those first days will go so fast, I don’t want to ever forget of how he looked today or how he looked when he was just born.. He has changed so much already…

I am ‘only’ one month late with this video. But it is better later than never, as I always say. These are the moments from that so very important day when we first saw baby Harry. When he was just born.

I have to apologise for the quality of some videos (some of them were taken by phone) and the sound is really no great.

So, ladies and gentlemen, as promised, my labour video is below! (You can read my labour story HERE)

My Labour Story

I was 40+2 weeks pregnant on 29th June and was already really looking forward to meeting our new baby. That day I was booked in for a membrane sweep to possibly start the labour. I was really scared about the sweep, I have heard this is quite painful and most importantly does not always help! I was really praying to give birth without any sweeps, but it didn’t work out for me. I was on the way to my midwife’s appointment for 1.30pm.

To my disappointment I was greeted by different midwife, who was not in a very good mood that afternoon. She firstly asked me why did they book me in for today if I had my appointment only 2 days ago. She sounded quite annoyed. When I explained to her, that I was booked in for a sweep, she didn’t look any happier at all. Midwife started her normal questions about pregnancy, baby movements, etc. I told her, that my baby does not move as much no more, but I was sure it’s because of the lack of space in my bump. Midwife suddenly looked more excited. She told me I have to go to the hospital to monitor baby’s moves just in case and they would do a sweep after all. She called the hospital and booked me in.

I was actually not a happy bunny, as had to sort out where to leave Daniella and I really didn’t think that monitoring was necessary. I did still feel my baby, just not as often.

Anyway, I called Edward (he was at work) and asked him to come back earlier, so he could go to the hospital with me. He was soon on the way. In the mean time I took Daniella to my mum’s.

I picked up Edward from the station and we went to the Queens hospital in Romford.

That same day, a little earlier, I had quite few awkward but pretty strong contractions. I didn’t pay much attention, as it has happened before. However, they they put me on the monitors and suddenly my contractions became stronger and regular! When midwife came to check us out, she did agree with me, that it could be beginning of my labour.

She checked me out and told I was 2 centimetres dilated! Anyways, with 2 centimetres you could still probably be pregnant for another 2 weeks. It didn’t mean, that labour has started, but I was so full of hope, as contractions wouldn’t stop! Continue reading My Labour Story

Meet Our New Baby Boy!

Meet Our New Baby Boy, justina ivanauskiene

Good bye pregnancy updates and hello baby development and post pregnancy updates!

As most of you already know, we became very proud parents once again on Tuesday, 30th June at 5.15am. I gave birth to our long awaited beautiful baby boy!
We actually still have some debates regarding the name, so I am not going to announce it just yet. I will update you as soon as we make our final decision. Hopefully very soon.
Otherwise baby is doing very well. Sleeps most of the time, hardly ever cries! Hopefully it stays this way. He brought so much more happiness to our home..
Daniella and Luka were both extremely excited to meet their baby brother. Luka had happy tears and Daniella could not believe, that this baby is not in mummy’s tummy no more. She kept on pressing my belly and looking at the baby brother surprised of how did that doctor got him out haha. 🙂

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Could it be Labour????

I cannot believe that I am writing this post – I am having painful contractions at the moment every 7 minutes or so and I really hope I am finally going into labour!!!!! (or not)

Today was long! I had midwife’s appointment for the sweep at 1:30pm. Went there. There was another midwife far not as pleasant as my normal one. She asked if baby is moving alright, I said that he is moving, but not as much as before. Because of the lack of space, I assumed. Midwife has decided to send me to the hospital to monitor baby moves! And she has requested the hospital staff to do me a sweep if all is ok.

I was sure, that everything is fine (I just felt it) and I it just seemed, that this midwife wanted to get rid of me (probably that’s how annoying I am) and let someone else to check me out.

Edward left work earlier to go with me, we dropped Daniella at my mums and went to the hospital. Before that I have had quite few strong contractions in a row, but I didn’t pay much attention. At the hospital they put me on the monitors for half an hour.

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While I was lying there, my contractions became frequent and quite painful. Everything was showing on the monitor screen.

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