Where were you and what were you doing when you went into labor?
With Cuinn I was already at the hospital in Malta (where we lived at the time) when the doctors decided to break my water. It was painful and the whole experience was a nightmare to be honest. Not because of the hospital staff, but because I wasn't well. Luckily it didn't take many hours until the midwife put my beautiful son on my chest. Sadly I was too exhausted to even hold him though. This day still haunts me in my dreams...
With Codin I was at home, in Aland islands. I woke up from having a small contraction early in the morning. I got up to pee and as soon as I stepped into the bathroom my water broke. We headed to the hospital almost right away since the contractions started getting more and more intense. A few hours later I was holding my second baby boy. Giving birth to him was a dream compared to giving birth to Cuinn and I am happy I got to experience it one more time, in better circumstances.
What was your first thought when you saw your baby?
I don't remember my exact thoughts, but I remember feeling relieved and exhausted at the same time both times. I am guessing most women do ☺ but to finally get to see who had been growing inside of me for all those months was indescribable. It was definitely love at first sight.
Who did you choose to have by your side when you gave birth?
Clive, of course. He is their father and my partner, so who else would I have wanted to share it with? Both times he spent as much time as he could with us at the hospital until we got to go home. Having him there was priceless. 💫