I was at home alone when my waters broke at 2.30 in the afternoon. I surprised myself at how calm I was, I did shed a tear at that moment when I realised that our boy was on his way to meet us.
I called my midwife to let her know, but it was her day off so I was advised to go to hospital to get checked, but I decided to stay at home as everything appeared to be on track. We turned on some music, switched off the lights and I got in the shower. By 6.30 my surges had ramped up, and by the time we decided to go to hospital at 8.30 they were 3 minutes apart.
I decided to get checked as I wanted to know where I was at, and I was 6 cm. Despite his lack of interest in some of our classes I have to admit, Ray was amazing and I specifically remember him breathing through each of my surges with me reminding me what we had learnt in the classes and whispering to me "we trained for this".
Fast forward 30 minutes and I was fully dilated, and within 3 surges of being in the bath, Jacob arrived. No drugs, no gas.
Thank you so much Carrie, you have no idea how much you helped us to make Jacob's birth what it was.
Ray was amazing and I specifically remember