Well, still no baby. But I’ve uploaded some snaps from the inside of Nicki’s ward and great news for Sam and Ben - they have a (not-so-little) girl called Georgia. She is the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen and Nicki held her for a while in the hopes of tweaking the right get-a-move-on hormones. Needless to say, no dice.
Well, back at home again. Nicki is spending the night in the antenatal ward (no husbands allowed after 20:00) - they’re keeping her comfy with pain relief and she’s looking a lot perkier. More excitement tomorrow morning…
well, Nick’s just had another bath - this seems to both relax her and slow the contractions (or ‘rushes’ as some womenfolk have been known to call them) which should give her a little window to get some sleep in. Back to RFH tomorrow I think.
Nicki still in pain but contractions getting stronger - might head back to the RFH later tonight, if not it’ll be tomorrow am
the idea being to get a few minutes sleep in preparation for tonight’s big push… Off to the Royal Free soon.
Bit of a weird moment there - I got in the bath and everything slowed down, or at least it was so dreamy in the bath I couldn’t feel the contractions. So I went to bed and they kicked in again with a vengeance. Now they are every seven mins, lasting about 45 secs - 1 min and definitely stronger. Duggie attached the TENS machine so we’ll see how that goes - we might have left it too late - it’s supposed to go on from the off, but frankly I’m glad I had the bath. Still no broken waters - I am now ruffing the script for that soap in my head.
contractions started at 05:05 and are the right strength and distance (see Nicki’s post below). It’s now nine o’clock, and mum is chilling in the bath. I think we’re both happy that the wait is over…