...........along comes 'Jack!' Hi Guys, sorry its taken a while to announce the arrival of 'Jack', had to stay in hospital for a few days and its been hectic since arriving home! I was in labour for 28 1/2 hours, Jack was back to back and there were a few problems....my cervix wasnt dilating and as well as having thick and fast contractions, Jack was trying to move around. I managed on the 'tens machine' alone to start with but it got very painful, I also had 'meptid' and 'gas and air' (gas and air was great!!!) It was found out that I had a 'strep b' infection also, which could cause Jack to have meningitus so I had to have 2 lots of antibiotics through a drip during labour. At 11 0 clock Friday night my partner went home for a rest as things were not going as they should and they said it would be a while......at 2 o clock they had to get my partner back in as I was very distressed and being very sick. I tried a bath but that didnt help, I was taken down to Labour ward at about 6am where they did another examination, things still werent progressing so they put me on a drip to speed up contractions and hopefully get my waters to break. I was so tired after having painful contractions so frequently for so long. At 12 o clock saturday they examined me to try and break my waters where it was revealed that they had already gone!!! Contractions were very thick and fast and I was in so much pain but eventually after an hour and a half of pushing and being sick and 2 cuts (inside and out) Jack was finally born! I lost alot of blood and had to have stitches. (still very sore) The problems didnt stop there though, I was told that my white blood cells were too high and I had an infection. Jack also had high thyroid and was Jaundice. We both had to stay in to be monitored, Jack had to wear a 'Billy blanket' for Photo therapy...... he looked like a 'glow bug!' We were finally allowed home yesterday at 2 o clock! He is gorgeous and I cant believe what an amazing experience it all was. Hope every one else is all well and babies doing well! x Sorry...forgot to say.....he weighed 8lb 10 1/2, was 53 1/2cm long.