New Mum Stories: The Little Glitter box

This week’s New Mum Stories is from Charlotte over at The Little Glitter box.

Charlotte tells us about the circumstances surrounding the births of her 3 lovely children. What a brave lady Charlotte is, I’m in awe of you.

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Over To You Charlotte

The first words I hear in the Morning are Mum from 3 little but very different voices. This starts from as early as 5.30 am and this continues…all day long.

My life as mum started on the 21st of June 2009 when I had my daughter Gracie.  She wasn’t exactly planned but I knew I could never lose her. My pregnancy was great apart from suffering from Sciatica in the second trimester. She was born on Fathers day, 4 days early, via an emergency C-Section. She had become distressed and the Doctors realised she was really tiny. She weighed 4 lb 12 oz at 39 weeks, this wasn’t right. I was informed by the surgeon that my placenta had stopped working, around 6 weeks before, no one had any idea why.

Thankfully she was absolutely perfect.

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It’s amazing how much I loved such a tiny little person, my heart ached.  I didn’t sleep at all that night, I just stared at her in amazement, watching her breath. We created this beautiful little girl.

So…it happened again on the 26th April 2012.

Archie is my rainbow baby, I had suffered a miscarriage a few months before I fell for him. This pregnancy was the pregnancy we all dream of. I was glowing, only put on a stone and a half and felt amazing. He was born via a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) for those who don’t know. I got to the hospital at 10 centimetres dilated and was rushed into a delivery room.  Although the relaxed Jamaican midwife wasn’t in a rush to do an internal, she comforted me throughout my short labour.. Archie was born at a much healthier weight 6 lb 12 oz.

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I didn’t think I could love another tiny little person as much as my daughter, but oh was I wrong my heart just grew twice it’s size.

Now this is the story I tell everyone…

My third and FINAL pregnancy was the hardest. I went into premature labour at 32 weeks and had to be admitted into hospital. The results of the Fetal Fibronectic test came back positive. I needed the steroid injections for her lungs in case she decided to show an early appearance. This didn’t happen, I had contractions every day until the day she was born instead.

She was born the day before Bonfire Night, the 4th of November 2014. I was having pains, which was nothing unusual, but I decided to venture into my local town and go for a spot of shopping. I jumped on the bus, as I wasn’t driving then, and headed home with my then 2 year old son. I knew at that point I was in labour but I thought I had a few hours at least.

My plan…

My Plan was to put the shopping away, tidy up and get some ironing done. Honestly what was I thinking? I tried ringing my mum, I got her colleague. I then knew an ambulance would probably be the best thing I could do with at that point. You know that feeling that you get when you need to push, yep I got that. My 2 year old son was in the front room watching Cbeebies, eating biscuits and drinking water . Thank you Cbeebies you kept him entertained.  I was however, laying towels out on my bed ready to deliver her, I knew I was going to have an unplanned home birth just not with no medical assistance.

My adrenaline took over and I delivered my baby on my bed , I helped guide her out. I actually got to see her enter this world. It was the most empowering moment of my life. I was so scared, but more for her, as I was helpless. My son, my superhero, came in to my bedroom, literally seconds after I had delivered her and said “Oh baby sister she’s here, shes’s so cute is she okay? ” He then went and got a blanket for me to cover his baby sister with.

Her Grandad arrived just before the ambulance. I don’t know the precise time Casey was born but I know she was a healthy 6 lb 5 oz. Thankfully she was okay and we didn’t need to go to the hospital that day.

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I knew this time I could love another tiny person just as much as my other 2, but I didn’t know how frightened I would be of losing her. I think it was her birth that made me feel this way.

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I was the local celebrity for a couple of weeks, especially at my local hospital’s jaundice clinic. The paramedics had told other medical staff what had happened and it seemed everyone knew. I wasn’t complaining.

I have experienced every emotion becoming a mum, I’m sure some days when they do something new I can feel it all over again. That overwhelming love you just cant describe. I’m sure you know it.

 

Thanks Charlotte for your New Mum Story

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If you are interested in joining the New Mum Stories series or any have any questions about featuring your story you can contact me at: rachel@rachelbustin.com

I would love to share your New Mum Stories.

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31 Comments

  1. September 16, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    Thank you, to be fair they were not intense until the last 10 mins of labor. So I was really okay until the end 🙈

  2. September 15, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    my goodness you really have experienced pretty much every scenario! It amazing how how brave and level headed we become when it comes to our children safety. Very well done on delivering 3 gorgeous and healthy babies x #eatsleepblogrt

    • Rachel
      September 15, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      Thanks for stopping by xx

  3. September 14, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Wow you are amazing! What a brilliant story, it must have been quite scary but what an achievement! xx #eatsleepblogrt

    • Rachel
      September 14, 2016 / 3:16 pm

      I agree – Thanks for stopping by xx

  4. September 14, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Oh wow, that got my hormones going and I’ve had to wipe away the tears to start typing! What an amazing event and your lovely children are a joy to read about, thank you!

    mainy

    #eatsleepblogRT

    • Rachel
      September 14, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks for popping by Mainy. It really is a fantastic story. Hosting stories like these is an honor to all the brave, strong and amazing women out there. xx

  5. September 13, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Woahhhh – what a story!! Such different births and so pleased all ended up well. The third child’s story is AMAZING. How special that the big bro was on hand to help in those few mins afterwards. I was gripped! #eatsleepblogRT

    • September 16, 2016 / 11:11 pm

      Thank you, he was amazing and he was only 2 at the time. 😊

  6. September 12, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    Oh wow what a story! Absolutely amazing, I would have driven into such a panic if I were you on the home birth situation! #eatsleepblogrt

    • September 16, 2016 / 11:12 pm

      I was but adrenaline literally takes over. Xx

  7. September 12, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Such lovely stories and so different. The last one is absolutely amazing. You should be so proud of yourself for dealing with that! #EatSleepBlogRT

  8. September 11, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    Great series Rachel! This example of three different births clearly shows that it’s never bloody easy! God, Charlotte had some risks and some adventures with all of her babies LOL. They all look so cute though. Well done, you are for sure a brave mama x #EatSleepBlogRT

  9. September 11, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    Wow you are amazing! I couldn’t imagine giving birth by myself, but it sounds like you kicked ass! Great post! Can’t wait to send mine over Rachel x

    • September 16, 2016 / 11:14 pm

      Eek loved your comment. Thank you x

  10. September 11, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    What an amazing story and three such different births. It’s amazing how we cope with these situations we can not believe #eatsleepblogrt

  11. Rachel
    September 11, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    I think it’s fantastic as well Claire. Thanks for stopping by xx

  12. September 11, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    They are precious little monkeys. I have four tiny girls and had a hell of a pregnancy with my last babies who are identical twins.

    #eatsleepblogRT

    • Rachel
      September 11, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Aww identical twins, I bet they are gorgeous! Thanks for commenting x

  13. September 10, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    What an amazing story! It sounds like you handled it amazingly – I’m sure I would have been in a total panic!

    • Rachel
      September 10, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. It really is an amazing story from Charlotte xx

    • September 11, 2016 / 7:24 pm

      Thank you, it was just sheer adrenaline i managed to do it! xx

  14. September 10, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Wow, the third birth must have been an amazing, exhilarating and nerve wrecking birth! Nature does take over and you have to go with it.

    • Rachel
      September 10, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      I agree! Thanks for stopping by xx

      • September 11, 2016 / 7:25 pm

        It was something I can’t wait to tell my youngest daughter. It is something I am the most proud of. xx

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