Monday, April 16, 2007

Please welcome:

Jessica Joanne Hulbert born on 15/04/07 at 13:47 weighing 8lb 14oz.
Labour had been going OK until I got to 10cm and needed to push. No matter how hard I pushed or for how long nothing was moving so after 3 hours (yes 3 hours) of pushing it was decided that I needed to go to theatre and have a spinal where they would try to do a ventouse delivery or forceps if that didn't work and if all else failed - a C-section which was my worst possible nightmare. They thought that the baby was big and that's why it wasn't coming out properly.
Turns out that in theatre (after they tried for about half an hour to give me a spinal- while telling me not to move (not easy when your contractions are one after the other!) and then resorting to giving me an epidural, failing to get her out with the ventouse and breaking the skin on the back of her head with it, that they eventually managed with forceps. The reason she wouldn't come out was that the cord was wrapped around her neck twice so every time I pushed nothing happened as the cord was pulling her back again!
Now my beautiful girl is OK but with a large patch of broken skin on the back of her head and forceps bruise on her face but ... she's still gorgeous!!!!!!

22 comments:

Em said...

Huge congratulations to you all Jo!

Beth said...

Oh hun you raelly did have it rough. Big hugs to you and all the family. Enjoy dressing her in lots of pink. I can see all those girlie LOs that you'll be doing for a change.

maddy said...

she is beautiful, wondered if she was gonna be a girl as she had decided early on she was going to be stubborn lol

much love and hugs to you and the boys xxxx and baby Jessica too of course xxx

Anonymous said...

Jo, many, many congrats to you all....a girl.....how flipping wonderful is that eh HUn.....so totally delighted for you.....over the moon here...you are so blessed....Welcome to the world little lady.....take care and enjoy every moment....xAnita....xxxx

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful Jo, glad she arrived safely what an ordeal.
You must have been so relieved you & Jessica are fine now.
I can really sympathise with you about a c section it was the only thing I was scared of I was pushing for 5 hours with my first one. Ended up with a forceps delivery too.

Anonymous said...

So pleased Jessica arrived safely in the end. I can only imagine pushing for three hours!!! and yes havetoagree with you she is gorgeous. Give little missy and the boys a hug :) Take care and looking forward to more photographs :)
Jane (Brods)

Shirley said...

Congratulations Jo and she is utterly gorgeous!

Mellie said...

Bawling my eyes out here and I just KNEW she was a she so now I can send you what I got her lol!!! OMG Jo she is just gorgeous. I hope you are doing well. Woohoooooooo a girl! Congrats to the big brothers too!!!

Anam_Kihaku said...

YEAH!!!! well done girl. at least no c-section. the bruise will go away :) the main thing is she is here and she is GORGEOUS!!!! sending so many many vibes to you and hubby and to the boys :) she is a beauritful little girl :)

Jenga said...

Oh Jo she is so beautiful I am close to tears !!! Isn't childbirth the pits for some of us? But it's worth it right??

Off to brood about baby 3...

My biggest hugs to you all xxx

Jen

Elinor said...

Congratulations, she's gorgeous :)

Susan said...

She is beautiful, congratulations to you all.

Anonymous said...

She's gorgeous Jo, Congratulations to you and Neil.

greyparrot said...

gorgeous indeed- she is just bloody perfect -x-

Paula Sealey said...

Oh Jo, huge congratulations to you all! She's perfect:D

Trish said...

Oh Jo hunny, what a nightmare, hope jessica is healing well, she is so beautiful darling, am wanting to come down for a visit now :o), love to you all xxx

Natty said...

Oh my gosh Jo! Congratulations!! She was well worth the wait and now you can crack open some pink KI!!! :oD

Lisa said...

She is gorgeous Jo, congratulatioms to you and your family.

Alison said...

Congratulations, Jo - she's gorgeous.

Heather said...

She is utterley gorgeous and HUGE conrats to you all. Can't wait to see more of her soon.
Well done Mama Jo xxx

suebaru said...

Congratulations Jo, she is gorgeous!

jake said...

Congratulayions JO - a little girl! How lovely! Just think of all the pink papers and embellies out there... **sigh** :-D

Biggest hugs for you and your darling li'l daughter.

all my love
jake xx