Today has been the most stressful day Vicky or I have ever encountered. I think it is fair to say that we have experienced every single emotion possible all within a 24 hour period. I suspect we won’t be planning such a day again in the near future.
It all started at 8pm on Sunday night with Vicky’s waters breaking (although this was not confirmed until 10pm by a midwife who did not believe Vicky!!) and then the fun began…….
No space on labour ward at the hospital so we had to stay where we were on the ante-natal ward until a space became available. In the mean time we were having contractions for a minute an a half, 3 times in every ten minutes – i.e. we were right on cue. The deployment of Pethadine nicely solved this issue – 1 contraction every 20 minutes – put us back 4 hours 🙁
Long story cut short…….
Elliot Jack joined us @ 20:41 on the 18th September 2006 and is absolutely perfect. OK ,so he has inherited Simon’s features a tad – perhaps not so perfect we hear you state :-). Simon just hopes the little guy has Vicky’s brains, and then he is set for life.
We will post photographs as soon as we get home and get them uploaded from cameras etc