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#mumlife: Entry #1

Updated on May 1, 2015

And so it begins...

There's a little life growing inside of you. Extraordinary, eh? That little life with soon be in your arms, completely dependent of you and only you.

I only have one child (at present). But I am all too familiar when it comes to what is involved with raising children! I am the oldest of 9 children. I have 7 brothers and 1 sister (the youngest - 21 years younger than me)! Safe to say that I had changed quite a few smelly bums before my son came along!

That being said, nothing prepares you for parenthood. Absolutely NOTHING. But let me just say, it is the BEST thing in the WORLD!

Finally, It's Time!

I woke up to labour pains at 3.30am on July 3rd, 2013. Of course, being my very first pregnancy, I wasn't 100% sure that what I was feeling, was in fact labour pains. I waited until 5.30am before I woke my husband up. It was at that point that I knew things were on the move.

At 10.30am, my midwife visited me at home and removed my mucus plug (sounds charming, eh?). It didn't come out itself so she had to do, what they call, a stretch and strip. Yep, it's as painful as it sounds! She informed me that doing this would speed up the labour process.

I stayed home until 3.30pm, by which time I was in too much pain to remain there. We headed off to the hospital, where I stayed.

I was in quite a lot of pain as my son was facing the wrong way. The lower back pain was horrendous. It was worse than the actual labour pain!

By 11pm, I had been 9cm dilated for quite a few hours. Nothing was budging. He was stuck. By 1.30am, I was clotting really badly, my blood pressure was dropping. My son's blood pressure and heart beat were dropping. We needed an emergency c-section.

If not for modern medicine, my son and I would have died on July 4, 2013. But, instead, our little miracle was born at 2:13am via emergency c-section. I am aware that this date marked America's Independence Day! Well guess what?! That date also marks my Loss of Independence Day ;-)

I present to you, Phoenix Cooper Myers! Born at 2:13am on July 4, 2013. Weighing in at a whooping 9lb 14oz (4.49kg), 54cms long with a head circumfence of 38cms. What a nugget! <3

And then this happens!

My husband, Peter, with our son, Phoenix.
My husband, Peter, with our son, Phoenix.

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