Me and Thea spent 2 nights in hospital being observed. Thea was being observed every 4 hours and having checks done incase she had swallowed any of the amniotic fluid.
The first night was hard. I was still numb from the epidural and had a catheter in so was unable to get out of bed. I had to call the nurses every time I needed to change Thea’s nappy or get anything from my bag.
Honestly I just wanted to go home, I was breastfeeding and it felt like she was permanently attached to me. I was on iron tablets and blood thinning injections and I just wanted to be in my own home, in my own bed. Danny was able to spend most of the day with me but I didn’t sleep. The whole time I was there I didn’t sleep, with the ward lights on and hearing other babies crying as well as my own sleep didn’t exist.
My family came to meet little Thea and they all loved and adored her. She was showered with love and gifts.
Auntie Rhe Rhe cuddles
On my second day the nurses came round to help me up out of bed. Oh My Word! the pain was awful I still had a dressing over my wound but they let me have a shower and get some clean pyjamas on.
The observations started to overlap so they were coming over every 2 hours for Thea and 2 hours for me, every time they woke Thea up to check her temperature and heart rate, I was so exhausted. All through the night I could hear babies crying which would set Thea off and the nurses pulling drip carts through the corridors, no sleep for me again. The days felt like they were merging together but I was just so happy that I had my little Thea in my arms. The next day I was able to move around a little better and Danny came to the hospital first thing in the morning. We had a lovely lady from Bounty to see if we would like newborn photos which we clearly did as we took out the whole package! Rhea had made a lovely blanket that we used as her backdrop. We spent the morning adoring and loving Thea, I had spoken to the nurse to see if we were ok to go home that day. We packed our bags and loaded the car to take our little precious home, Finally!