I survived! HG couldn't kill me, no matter how it tried... This morning I woke up, threw up for the last time at 7.30am, and my beautiful baby girl Rosalia Sophie Anais was born after less than 2 hours of labour at 10.42am. I spent the night in hospital getting ready for the induction, the OB broke my waters to kick things off at 8.10am, labour established around 9am, and she flew out a hundred miles an hour with four pushes soon after. She's 8lb6oz and 52cm, and feeding like a pro already. Her big sisters are on their way to see her after school.
I've already had a celebratory feast of *FOODMENT* a teriyaki chicken wrap, hot chocolate and a pink cupcake *END FOODMENT* and aside from being a little sore (her giant head gave me a small tear), I feel bloody fantastic!
Pics to come once I get home in a few days.
I also need to say a huge thank you to all of you for pushing me on when the end seemed too far to reach. It's surreal being on the same maternity ward where I was just a few weeks ago despairing about how sick I was, now I have the most perfect reward. You ladies held my hand and walked me across the finish line, and I am so grateful. For those of you still pushing thru, know that it is truly all worth it no matter how hopeless it seems. See y'all on this side, the view over here is pretty awesome!
DD 28/02/03 HG 8-20 weeks
MCDA twin DDs 14/10/06 HG 6 weeks - delivery via induction at 36+5
DD 09/07/08 HG 6 weeks - delivery via scheduled induction at 38 weeks due to HG
DD 18/06/12 HG 6 weeks - delivery via scheduled induction at 38 weeks due to HG
"I have died every day waiting for you, darling don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years and I'll love you for a thousand more."