Last night I got an exciting text message from Pip saying she was having 'some pains'. She had been having a few pains for a couple of weeks - all getting our hopes up, but she was now overdue to have her baby, so having 'some pains' after her due date was a good sign!
An hour or so later she rang me to talk to me about what was going on and it all sounded very promising. I later got a text message saying they were heading into hospital as they live out of town, and because they needed to monitor her as she had to have an emergency c section with Oliver . I hardly slept all night!
About 7.30am she rang to have a chat as she was 'bored'! I can't say I have ever had the opportunity to be bored during a labour, but I'm thinking these epidurals sound pretty good!! ;)
About 10am Ben sent me a text giving me another update and finally at 2pm I got the phone call from Ben saying that their beautiful daughter - Matilda was finally delivered - all without a c section! Pip was so happy to have her naturally.
As soon as she went to the maternity ward I got a text from Clare saying she had been put in the bed next to her, but Clare was just leaving to take Chloe home. What a pity they weren't in there together - I could've seen them both at the same time! As soon as Pip texted to say come up, I was there within 5 minutes! She is so beautiful with lots of dark black hair. Pip and Ben both said she is the spitting image of Oliver as a newborn.
Ben looked exhausted after a long night, but was very happy.
After tea I couldn't stay away and went up again to visit with Bec and Annie. Bec calls me the papparrazzi, but I think she was doing just as good as me at taking lots of pics! :)
Pip looked great and seemed to be still in shock that it was actually all over and she was finally here.
Bec and I of course had to have a little cuddle.
Hopefully tonight Matilda will behave for Pip so she can catch up on all the lost sleep last night.