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A brief rundown of the events leading up to the birth
- Thursday morning: Lisa’s mum arrives in Sydney
- Thursday lunchtime: Lisa’s contractions begin (4 days before her due date)
- Thursday evening: Lisa and I visit the Dr for her scheduled visit. At this stage, contractions are 10min apart and uncomfortable
- The Dr says to go home and see how things develop. Lisa and I are both expecting to be returning to the hospital to give birth in a matter of hours.
- Contractions are irregular and intermittent throughout the night. Lisa gets no sleep
- Early Friday morning: We ring the hospital to let them know what’s going on. They tell us to wait and see how things develop (notice a pattern here?)
- Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Contractions continue but are irregular and intermittent. Lisa continues to get very little sleep.
- On several occasions we were minutes away from calling the hospital to tell them we were coming in, only for the contractions to drop off and leave us wondering why our little baby was so determined to be such a big tease
- On Sunday night they finally picked up regularity and intensity enough that we went into the hospital
- A long night ensued. Little Maisie was still pretty determined to keep enjoying the 5-star delights of her mothers womb.
- Monday morning: The hospital staff figure enough is enough and start moving the labour along a bit more.
- Monday afternoon: Things progress a little quicker than anticipated (for a change) and Maisie is born safe and well in the mid-afternoon, on her due date, in typical efficient and reliable fashion.