This week I've been thinking a lot about labour... it's funny how it all goes from your mind isn't it. I've just found out one of my closest friends is pregnant (yey!) so have been reliving it all. I also met another friends beautiful baby girl for the first time last week and couldn't wait to hear all about their birth – you see, I think my friend is some kind of early prototype of how women are going to evolve in 20 years time!! She also has a little boy (my gorgeous Godson) who is the same age as my daughter and she gave birth to him in 2 hours. It was actually quite scary for her and her poor husband, who was being told what to do with towels in case they didn't make it to hospital on time, but they did! They told her to be prepared with the second one and she was. After the first slight twinge she went straight to the hospital and told the midwife her situation, who didn't really quite believe her. She had to argue her way into the birthing pool and they let her in to humour her really and said she'd need to get out again in a couple of hours. Next thing, out pops the baby's head. What a great "told you so". How amazing is this? Her labour lasted under an hour!!
Mine was 24 hours, which I don't think is too bad? A lot of it was spent at home playing Mario Kart to pass the time... how long did your labour last? I wonder what the national average is?