Rambling on about Family 57 months ago.
Wow. What a night...
10:00pm, Mel's contractions start.
12:30am, arrive at the hospital at but was told there was still a long way to go yet, so back home again. Told to come in again when contractions are lasting 1m and coming on strong.
2:00am, bath time.
2:45am, contractions coming more regularily
3:00am, contractions 3 minutes apart, but still only lasting 30s or so and Mel coping well.
3:05am, probably time to go, contractions getting much stronger. Mel
3:10am, water breaks, midwife called. She says to get in the car, but Mel's feeling a head already! Midwife on the way to our house.
3:11am, I catch Luke Thomas Beaven.
3:30am, midwife arrives but doesn't have a clamp in her case, in classic NZ style the cord is tied with twine while heatpacks are nuked.
3:50am, looking after Mel in bed - Luke getting his first meal
4:20am, midwife arrives back from hospital with clamp and vitamin K jab.
7:00am, Rebekah (baby mk1, 1.5years) wakes and is introduced to newest member of the family.
9:00am, friend takes Rebekah for the day, parents still in the twilight zone...