A very quick update!

At 10.25pm (uk time) on Tuesday 9th September, our daughter entered the world, weighing 7lbs 9oz.

Here we are!

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First family photo - I'm the one holding her

It was fantastic, OH was amazing, and we got home yesterday evening. Our girl is absolutely perfect, and we are completely besotted.

I’ll blog more later when things have settled down.

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Hello!

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Eviction notice served

Don’t worry, we aren’t losing our home!

We saw the midwife again yesterday and she managed a membrane sweep. Baby is much lower, but not in a brilliant position. The sweep hasn’t moved anything along, we’re still waiting but with no signs she’s moving of her own accord.

The midwife rang the hospital and has booked us in for induction next week. Whether she likes it or not, baby is being evicted on Thursday!

So we’re still sitting around waiting. OH is uncomfortable and fed up. We’re trying to find things to do and ways of getting out and about, while staying close-ish to home and not overdoing it. We’ve been swimming a couple of times, which OH likes as it is much easier for her to move around in water than on land!

So. Back to waiting. Come on out baby! We can’t wait to meet you!

Waiting

It’s official. OH is overdue. Her due date was Saturday (obviously we know very few babies come on their due date) but nobody told baby that!

We’re seeing the midwife this afternoon. At this appointment, the midwife will do a membrane sweep, and book us in for induction, should little’un still be keeping us waiting in a fortnight.

We both really want her to come of her own accord, and not be rudely evicted – I think it’d be a much nicer experience all round. I’m so impatient now though! We haven’t just been waiting 9 months for this, but 3 years and 9 months – trying to find the money for the treatment, going through 6 failed IUIs and 1 cancelled cycle, and finally the successful IVF.

We’ve been trying various methods of inducing labour naturally – obviously none of them actually work but we try anyway! Eating lots of curry, eating pineapple, bouncing on the birthing ball, walking lots, playing with the maternity TENS machine. We haven’t tried the nipple stimulation as you have to do a lot of it to make the slightest difference. No way is she trying castor oil (how nasty would it be to have the shits during labour?). We know that next to none of this will make a difference, but at least it feels like we’re doing something! And at least curry tastes good 😁

And so I’m sitting here in bed, watching as little’un hiccups away, and hoping the wait will be over soon. We just can’t wait to meet her!