“Darcy arrived at 2:13am and Paul caught him in the shower. Drug and intervention free. No tearing. It was perfect. He is perfect and we couldn’t be happier. “
Zara, Peaceful Birthing Mother
Our baby boy Darcy Roy arrived 18/10/21, the day before by original estimated due date and 4 days ‘late’ according to the change date. It was fast and furious!
I was feeling surges from about 5am on Sunday 17th. However, they weren’t at regular intervals at all so I thought they were Braxton Hicks for most of the day. It wasn’t until late into the afternoon I assumed they must have been surges because it was pretty constant all day. We got Addie to bed so I could focus a little more on them and they were still quite irregular. It was very different to Adeline’s as they came every 10 mins and then shortened throughout the evening. This was completely different.
“I then went to bed – couldn’t sleep but listened to the tracks throughout the evening the intensity grew and my breathing grew with it and this really relaxed me until I ‘came to’ at about 11:30pm. I knew it was time as the surges were very intense and they were coming VERY quickly. “
Into the car…. Waters broke on the drive. Surges were relentless and just kept coming with no breaks in between so I knew baby must have been close.
“We arrived at the hospital at about midnight. Straight to birthing suite. No examinations or checks. I felt like I had lost sight of the relaxed state I had due to the intensity of the surges and not getting a break between. So I really had to work hard at breathing, saying affirmations and visualisations to get me through. ”
Into the shower and this is where I stayed. A main anchor point for me was seeing my OBs shoes I knew if they stayed behind me and didn’t go anywhere then the baby must have been close! It’s what motivated me to continue.
He arrived at 2:13am and Paul caught him in the shower. Drug and intervention free. No tearing. It was perfect. He is perfect and we couldn’t be happier.
Thank you so much for your help in getting him here earthside. It was so important for Paul and I to do the course to ensure we made time to prepare for our second child. Your course was like a revision lesson for us and we drew on your tips and reminders on the exam day!!
Welcome earthside baby Darcy!