So as I’ve said in my previous post that I was only 19 when I found out that I was pregnant with Amelia.
I felt that I was still SO young, however ryan was 24 and we decided that we really wanted this baby..our little bean was due to arrive on the 16th of January 2017.
So in August we both packed up our tiny bedrooms at home with our parents and moved into our rented house…we was going to make so many memories in this house with our new little bundle of joy! 👶🏻🥰
Me and Ryan had decided that we didn’t want to know the gender of the baby, we wanted this to be a surprise and after speaking to so many people – we thought this was the best decision. One person said; ‘it’s like opening a Christmas present early, you just have to wait a few months to find out what it is’ this was the best advice that we had been given.
We set out and bought all neutral clothes, all grey and white accessories and I absolutely loved that theme anyway.
I would say I had an extremely smooth pregnancy with Amelia, i had no problems at all..I worked right up until I was 36 weeks! We broke up for the Christmas holidays and that was the start of my maternity leave.
We’d been and looked around Blackburn Birthing Centre and decided that this was the place where we wanted to bring our child into the world. It was soooo calm and relaxing and didn’t at all feel like a hospital at all!
We spent our first Christmas as a couple with both of our families and had the most perfect couple of days.
New Years Eve come around and ryan went out for a few hours with his friends, he come to my mums house where I was and we played a few games – I was getting a few twinges, I just thought that they was braxton hicks.
New Years Day came and I got up…ryan had a slight hangover so I went downstairs and sorted some washing out, bounced on my birthing ball and then my waters broke 🙈 I shouted ryan and as he was hungover he told me to get back in bed and wait for things to move on.
I got in the shower and then went back to bed. I woke up at around 12 in the afternoon with THE most horrendous pains!!!! I was in agony – but still managed to straighten my hair!
We called the hospital and set off…we was so apprehensive about what was about to happen. We didn’t go to any antenatal classes I was so scared about what was going to happen.
We arrived at the birthing centre at 2:10pm ryan had forgotten the white book so my dad had to bring that in and they wouldn’t give me any pain relief until I had my book…😩😩😩 I was measured when I got to the birthing centre and I was 6cm dilated🙈
They ran me the birthing pool and I got in…I then had the urge to push a few breaths on gas and air and our little bean was here!!!
As we didn’t know what we was having I wanted ryan to tell me what the baby was…
I asked him and he was crying that much he couldn’t get his words out 🤣 so funny when we look back now..IT WAS A GIRL…a little girl, born at 4:10pm weighing 7lb 11oz.
She was the most perfect thing we had ever laid our eyes on, thick brown/black hair and looked just like her daddy…isn’t it funny, mums spend all this time cooking the baby, being pregnant for 9 months for the baby to come out looking just like their dad!
We had the most perfect experience an amazing water birth and I was so lucky to have such a short labour.
We spent our first night in the birthing centre, they had the most amazing room what new parents can stay in – it had a double bed so we could relax and just enjoy being parents.
We loved our little newborn bubble ❤️