Little Asha Jade was born on Monday night at 10:35pm. It was the most beautiful and special day of our lives.
Asha was born in the birth centre in the Royal Darwin Hospital. I felt lucky to be able to give birth in this beautiful and spacious room with a big spa and double bed.
At first it was hard to tell when to go to hospital as my surges started on Saturday night lasting all at least 1 minute, but they weren’t consistent enough to go to hospital.
It was Monday morning at 3am when we went into hospital. The midwife sent us home to progress my labour a bit more, which was totally fine as it’s a lot nicer to be in your own environment.
For the days leading up to the birth I was constantly listening to the Hypnobirthing Australia tracks and breathed through all the surges, stayed as calm as I could and just listened to my body. My partner Ryan never left my side and was there for me from the beginning till the end.
At this point I felt tired and dehydrated, but waves of energy kept me awake. I could tell my body was making room for the baby.
At this point I knew it wouldn’t take much longer anymore. I opened my eyes and Ryan stared at me with the biggest smile on his face I’d ever seen when the midwife told us she could see our little babies head with a big lock of dark hair.
I’ve never felt so empowered.
After another 10 minutes Asha was on my chest looking for my nipple with tears of happiness in both our eyes and I instantly forgot about the long labour. It was worth every minute ❤️
All I can say, just be exited for this special moment of birthing your baby. It’s the most beautiful experience you will ever have.
I couldn’t be more in love with our little family and I’m enjoying every second of the new mum life.