Friday, 31 May 2013

a time I will never forget














I've done it! I've made it to the last day of the Blog Everyday In May challenge. I wasn't sure I would be able to write a post every day, as I don't normally. I am so glad I have stuck with it, as I do tend to give up on things very easily and talk myself out of things.

Well, on with the last post for May; a vivid memory. One event still remains as clear as day to me; giving birth to my eldest daughter. I was only twenty when I had her and you know what people are like with advice! I was given that much my mind was in a fog!

I reached forty weeks and there was no sign of her. I even spent days going for long hikes as I'd been told an old wives' tale that if you do a lot of walking it helps the baby come. No, it didn't, as two weeks later I had to be taken into hospital to be induced. I think she was quite happy where she was!

Being dropped at the hospital and left alone was quite scary. You can read as many maternity books as you like and still be nervous. It didn't take long before I started to have contractions and then it all seemed to happen rather fast.

I ended up being in labour for six hours, which I know from my friends is quite a short birth for the first time. I didn't use gas and air and had pethidine instead. I remember all the little details of the room I was in and the nurses' faces, even though it will be twenty one years ago in September!

Meeting her was a time I will never forget, as she was so cute and nearly nine pounds in weight. I connected with her the moment she looked at me with her big blue eyes. This photo of her was taken a couple of hours after she was born. Peacefully asleep.

I feel quite emotional writing this last post. I would just like to thank every single one of you for taking the time to check my blog out. It has been great getting to know you and I feel I have made some special friends. Please keep in touch everyone.

I will be back on Monday with my three normal posts a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday.) I have some great posts coming up; lots of recipe, style and DIY posts. I would love for you to join along with me in my adventures.

Have a lovely day.





28 comments:

  1. I shall certainly be sticking around! Really pleased I found your blog
    What a lovely memory x

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    1. Thanks so much Rachael, I'm so glad I did this challenge because I have met lovely people like you. Looking forward to keeping in touch with you.

      Have a lovely day xx

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    2. Hi Rachel,

      Great post. I've nominated you for a blogging award - check out my post for info :)
      xoxo
      DaisyBisley

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    3. Thanks so much Daisy, that's really lovely of you. xx

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  2. Its been so lovely to meet you, I too will be sticking around and checking in each week.

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    1. It's been lovely to meet you too, Kairen. Looking forward to keeping in touch. :)

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  3. Looking forward to those posts next week.

    Mel
    http://mels-corner.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Mel, I am looking forward to staying in touch with you x

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  4. Yes, Rachel! We all deserve a celebratory drink. **gulps water** Thank you for the visits almost every single day! I appreciate it. ALSO, YOUR LITTLE ANGEL IS SO PRETTY!!! Yay. :D

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    1. I've really enjoyed getting to know more about you an I appreciate your visits so much too. Looking forward to staying in touch x

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  5. She is so beautiful!! I can't wait to be a mother, but thinking about the whole labor end of it still freaks me out. But, looking at such a sweet baby makes it seems worth it! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful memory.

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  6. She is isn't she! But I am bias, of course! It's strange how we forget the pain of child birth, I think it must be programmed in us not to remember! You will be fine, it's all in the breathing lol.
    Have a lovely day x

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  7. congrats on completing the challenge!! it's such a great feeling, right? and what a sweet memory! [& photo of your daughter!]. we will absolutely stay in touch. I'll be here mon, wed, fri :) xo - chels @ LLinaBC.com

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    1. Hi Chelsea
      I've just been over to your blog! Congrats to you too, we deserve a celebratory drink! Talk to you soon x

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  8. What a lovely memory! Congrats on completing the challenge, I will pop back to check out your posts :)

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    1. Congrats to you too Rowena, I'm looking forward to staying in touch :)

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  9. Congratulations to all of us! I'll drink to that. This was a beautiful post to end the month. I'm so glad to have met you.

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    1. We all definitely deserve a celebratory drink! Thanks so much Gwen, I'm glad to have met you too. Looking forward to staying in touch. x

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  10. I was thinking of both of my kids births as well. Amazing how thoughts just come out. :)

    Happy Weekend to you!!!

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    1. Great minds think alike Stacia! It's been lovely getting to know you through the challenge, let's stay in touch. x

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  11. Beautiful end post to the month of blogging, it was such great fun, and I am definitely a confirmed blog follower. Glad that I could find you via Jenni's crazy idea :)

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    1. Thanks so much Jennifer, it has been fun hasn't it? Looking forward to staying in touch.
      Have a great weekend x

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  12. Awww this is lovely! I can't wait to have children so that I can go through this :) Hope you've both had a nice half term and are ready for the long 8 weeks ahead of us! xx

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  13. Glad you liked it, she looks so peaceful doesn't she? She's not as quiet anymore lol! Hope you have enjoyed your week off, although I'm not sure whether I'm ready for the long half term to come!
    It does help if the weather is nice though! x

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  14. Great memory. Whoa u have a daughter a little younger than me. I'm trying to catch up on posts that I missed.

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    1. Thanks Shanique, it only seems like yesterday! Time goes too quick, my daughters and I are off on a girls night on Friday. They still let me be seen with them!! :)

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  15. So happy I found your blog Rachel. Happy to know you're a mommy too. :)
    What a beautiful photo. My baby girl is going to be 2 years old in july. Time flies!!!
    Claudia P.
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks Claudia, my girls are now eighteen and twenty. You are right time does fly! I loved it when my girls were that age. They are starting to take such an interest in everything aren't they? :)

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