Yes girlies at last my little Alfie William Jack Wallace is here....all 9lb 10oz of him! He arrived at 1.44pm on 31st December so not quite a New Year baby.
What a job we had getting him here......I went to the hospital on 28th in the evening to be induced in the morning of the 29th. Bright and early on the 29th the process started and by the afternoon seemed to be working well, but by tea time was grinding to a halt! No more contractions for me that night so was examined to see if I could have another prostin the following morning but was too far to be able to have another one, was told I would be taken to the labour suite to have my waters popped to speed things up. That was at 8am on the Wedensday, after staying on the ward all day so they could find me as soon as a bed became available I was told it would have to be the next day! Was sooooo fed up by this point that I asked if I could go home cos I was missing Lily so much and was unable to sleep in the hospital anyway. I went home for the night and oohhhhhh it was so fab to sleep in my own bed!!
Back to hospital on Thursday at 8am and was the first one taken to the labour suite, waters popped at 9.30am and WOW O WOW things went fast after that! I was put straight onto the syntocin drip to bring on the contractions and he arived at 1.44pm, so 4 1/4 hours in total!!
We came home on New Years Day and are enjoying getting to know each other. Lily is just over the moon to meet her wee brother and is being such a help fetching and carrying etc, although she did say last night "How have I become the slave here mum?!" Bless her she is just a wee dote!!
Will be back in a few days once I have caught up on some sleep and once all the visitors have stopped coming round lol