I went into labour on a Friday night. Milly was born on Sunday afternoon. I got my requested epidural only on Sunday morning. J and I were awake for 55 hours. We laboured at home and in the hospital, first for 10 hours at home, then 6 hours in the hospital, then 8 hours at home again, before the last 14 and a half in the hospital again. It took 38 and a half hours, incredible pain and exhaustion, and they cut me and stitched me back up, but we did it...I pushed her out and got her earth-side.
The labour and birth was so traumatic that the hospital offered me a debriefing, but I still haven’t replied to them because I don’t want to relive or recount the story in detail. Maybe later. For now, I just want to enjoy my baby and my wonderful little family.
I am enough.
You are enough, Mamas, whatever kind of a day you’re having, whatever kind of a night you’ve had.
We can do this.
We are enough.
Saturday, 13 Apr 2019
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