I've just got back from the hospital 3 hours ago, and just finally had a chance to let you know what has been happening.
Firstly: Ellie Rose was born on Saturday 10th May at 19.57, this being 11 days overdue and weighed in at 2.22kg (4lb 14oz)!!!!!!!
I went into hospital on Friday to be induced, they used the pessary however it didn't do anything, so on Friday evening they did another one and this one did give me cramps but also Ellie was distressed and her heart rate kept losing, so they transferred meto labour ward, with aview to doing ac-section, however just monitored me overnight to make a decision in the morning.
On Saturday AM, ther tried to break my waters, but couldn't so decided on a 3rd inducement....OMG, it was so powerful, the pain was so bad I begged fora c-section....they gave me paracetamol, I asked for epidural and they gave me morphine!
Eventually I got stroppy and insisted on epidural, but they said I was only 1cm dilated and could only do an epidural at 4cm which would be hours away!!!!!, so they rechecked and I was 10cm (less than 1/2hour!),so Ellie Rose shot into the world 20 mins later....with no epidural! ......so much for my planned water birth!
The funny thing was, because we didn't realise I was in true labour, just thought it was inducement cramps, my DH sat on a chair reading the paper ignoring my groans!
Ellie Rose was starved in the womb due to placental insufficiency, unfortunately this was not picked up in antenatal, when she was distressed in the womb the meconium was passed into her fluid so she was covered in it, some was on her lips, but don't think much was swallowed which can give additional problems.
Anyway, our little one is just so gorgeous, and despite looking like a preemie baby, heart, lungs etc are all perfectly formed, Her main concern was maintaining body heat, so we were in special care for 2 days, then down to maternity ward, where Ellie stole all the nurses hearts!
I wanted to breast feed to give Ellie the best and chance to catch up, but really struggled to keep her awake to feed, or to get her to latch on, however, yesterday everything clicked into place and now I have the problem I am producing way too much milk, I can feed Ellie on one breast and milk flows from the other one too, without needing to express, i can just collect it in a nipple cup and transfer it to a bottle for the freezer. the down side is that my breasts get totally engorged so 2 hot baths a day, and frozen ice pads are easing the pain - been told the pain is only 3-5 days though! So, perhaps I should auction my spare breast milk off on e-bay to all you twins Mums...
So now we are home for ourfirst night together as a family, Ellie is asleep on my knee as i type and I am just so in love!
Time to go back and read everone's posts now, love to you all