ANOTHER BABY?! Here comes #4

We must be f*cking mad!!!!

Did you see our birth announcement (above) 2 weeks ago? We are regular faces at the baby show, and we thought it would be some great fun to announce our 4th pregnancy at our favourite event of the year! After the baby show I decided to take 2 weeks away from the computer and get some much needed family time/ spring cleaning completed!

I’m due on the 23rd of┬áSeptember (but I’m not a fan/believer of dates!) and I’m planning on a home birth. The arrival of Ivy was very fast and we barely made it to the hospital. Even my midwife agreed that a homebirth may well be our best option. My midwife this time round is superb and is such a home-birthing advocate, she had her boys at home and knows just how lovely the experience can be. I wanted a home birth for Ivy, but considering our house hadn’t finished being decorated and she decided to arrive during Willow’s 3rd birthday party, it wouldn’t have been the relaxing birth I had hoped for.

Hospital trips

Last month I┬áspent the best part of 2 weeks in hospital from pain of an ovarian cyst. At first doctor thought I was experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, then they assumed it was kidney stones but finally a cyst was discovered that had fallen behind my uterus and was putting pressure on other bits and bobs. Annoyingly they don’t think the cyst is pregnancy related as it hasn’t developed from the site my ovary kicked out the egg. Chances are I’ve had the cyst a while, which explains why I’ve had the extreme pain build up since November last year… before I even fell pregnant. Last week I had a scan on the cyst and it’s since halved in size. But… another problem was found. I also have Gallbladder stones. But, I am now feeling much better after some well deserved rest and fresh air.

I’m also planning for the birth to be as hands-off as possible. I don’t feel the need for internal examinations, or continuous monitoring. I want it to be me and my husband, in whatever room takes our fancy with the midwife just on hand if we need her. As it’s going to be the summer, and I have a habit of labouring in the day time, I also quite fancy rocking out the early stages of labour in the garden. Why not!?

I know that I want this birth to be the birth I always wanted. It’s going to be our last baby (I know I said that last time, but it is for definite this time!) so I really would love to get it right this time and enjoy every second.

So, will it be ANOTHER girl or are we destined for a son this time? Say “hi” to Newhouse Baby number 4…


Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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