It was one of those incredible moments of reality. I look around for a second to absorb my surrounds as I realise the fullness of what is happening. I see morning dew on the grass and light trickling through the above trees. I see a mother completely flooded with emotion of love, joy and somewhat surprise and a father laughing in shock exclaiming to an audience of passing cars ‘My wife is incredible!! She just gave birth in the car!!’ There was so much emotion and I wish my camera could record sound at the same time. It was magical. To witness raw emotion of love is simply breathtaking and beautiful.
I’ll share it through my eyes, then below is some beautiful words through the mother’s eyes. Grab a cuppa and enjoy. xx
Going back about an hour… Mishi text me to say Corinne was in the early stages of labour and he’ll keep me updated. As it was a text message I thought things mustn’t be too urgent. Another text came through about 30 mins later to say we’ll head into hospital shortly. I immediately rang my mum (on call babysitter) and I was out the door in ten minutes. The plan was to meet them at the hospital as I assumed they would have left by then. I decided to go past their house on the way. I just caught them hopping into their car and I followed them. We had a 30 minute drive ahead of us. Cruising down the highway I was wondering how Corinne was going. I knew this birth wouldn’t be really long as Corinne knew how to keep her body relaxed and efficient to birth as she teaches Hypnobirthing classes.
Suddenly the car pulls off to the side, just outside the apple shop! Immediately I knew what must be happening and adrenaline goes in overdrive as I also see Mishi jump out. Grabbing my camera and running to the passenger door I think I was clicking my button before I even got there. haha. Thankfully I wasn’t 3 seconds later.. The images will tell the rest.
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Now through the eyes of the mother…
As with the previous 14 nights, I woke up numerous times with discomfort in my ribs. Like I had done all of those other nights, I got up, walked around the house and had a bit of a stretch, visited the bathroom checked the time, 2:40am this time, and got back in bed. Half an hour later, the ritual was repeated every half an hour until 3 hrs had passed. It was then that I realized the discomfort waking me was not only the discomfort in my ribs but was accompanied by surges (contractions- for those who have not done HypnoBirthing). At 5:50am I decided that I’d better get up so as not to wake the sleeping 3yr old next to me. I texted my Doula and my birth photographer to let them know I was experiencing surges and it could be the start of labour but I wasn’t totally convinced as I’d had no other signs of labour. I also went to tell my husband the same thing as he was getting ready for work. I decided then to go and jump in the shower and things really
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