BEAN'S WELCOME PARTY
3-6 June 2022
After a long Thursday night without any sleep, D's hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) came out for one last dance. Four projectile vomits and the contractions were kick started. We spoke to the hospital and they said to pop in and check that Bean is going ok, and they would send us home afterwards.
So we set off, walking past our hospital bags that had been waiting patiently by the door for 6 weeks, ready for a quick reassuring scan. Suffice it to say, the next time we returned home would be many days later with little Zeb in our arms.
After a quick check, the midwife said that D's dilation was advanced such that we should remain in the hospital, but there were no beds in OLVG Ooost. They would transfer us by ambulance across the city to OLVG West. Just as we were leaving, miraculously a birthing room did free up and we could stay in the building.
D put on her eye mask, we called the doula and prepared the birthing pool.
- An epidural helped with the pain, but wasn't too effective.
- With the song "You've got the love" on repeat, D gave birth to Zeb.
- Everyone cheering D on.