On Monday evening (1st Nov) I was having contractions but they weren't regular and all over the place from about 6pm. I text my midwife around 8pm to let her know and said I'd let her know if anything changes. By 10pm my contractions were still not regular but had intensified, so I asked the midwife to come over and check progress. While I waited I took a bath.
She arrived about 11pm and she did an exam, we were both extremely surprised to find I was 7cm dilating to 8cm each contraction and Aubrey had flipped so her spine was on mine. We quickly went through the birthplan and she said she would head to the birth center to fill the tub since it would take half an hour, and we could head down when we felt we were ready. Once she left we decided we would head down closer to 12am to give her time to fill the tub and give us time to pack the car and wake up Taine. Got to the birth center just after 12 and were shown our post natal room. Lloyd stayed in there and tried getting Taine back to sleep while I went down to the labouring pool. Just as I was getting ready to hop into the pool I felt a huge contraction and a pop as my waters broke. With the next contraction I felt the sudden urge to push!
Lloyd was still in the post natal room with Taine and the student mw had to rush and grab him all while I was panicking he would miss the birth. He made it just as I started to push. With 2 short pushes within a minute Aubrey was here screaming at the top of her lungs, apgars were 10, 10. She is 7lb 14 oz. Lloyd cut the cord and Aubrey had a good first feed. I remained relatively unscatched with a small tear requiring a stitch and a slight graze.