Saturday, 30 June 2012

He's here!

So obviously my lack of blogging has been because... A small person has emerged from my minge!

My birth story is nothing spectacular, basically I had funny pains on Wednesday morning, they got regular enough for me to cancel lessons at the school and to consult dr google to see if they were real but not serious enough for me to tell Ryota to come home from work and just ended up calling the hospital who said I should just come in for a check anyway seeing as though I'd had balloon open up cervix and all, baby might fall out and that would be just messy...

So went to the hospital around 2 in the afternoon and had contractions all afternoon but nothing that I couldn't handle. At about 7 o clock they said I was about 6cm dilated and it would probably be after midnight which just wasn't what you want to hear but can't be helped I guess. The contractions got a bit more painful as if my body was hurrying up to get it over with and Ryota chose this time to go to the conbini because he was hungry... While he was out the doc came in and said "are you tired? Should we just get it over with?" Brilliant display of Japanese efficiency, I was like, "yup, let's do it!" they broke my water and after that it was all go, 30 minutes later and I was in absolute agony groaning like some kind of wild animal and gripping the rails of the bed with such force they shook violently every time a contraction came.

Ryota just made it back in time, chomping on his bread, bewildered at how fast things were happening. After I got the urge to push it's all a bit of a blur but I remember the nurse telling me not to push yet and me telling her to piss off because trying not to push when you have a giant head bearing down on your minge is possibly the hardest thing I've ever had to do. After they had everything in place and and the doc had come to oversee things they told me I could push and I remember the strict but nice nurse grabbing my hands and saying "vinegar arrow San!!! Look at me! Now push!!!!!" If it hadn't been the worst pain of my life I probably wold have laughed. They then told me that they would be giving me the snip and I was all for it, rather a clean cut vagina than a ripped one to my bum hole, I don't remember him cutting me but Ryota said he almost vomited when he heard the 'snip snip' sound it made. Lovely.

After the chop he came out in about 3 pushes, which was surprisingly lovely considering it took 4 hours of that shit with Ash. After he was out and I was all sewn up I felt brilliant, even stole Ryota's bloody conbini bread from him and noshed on that!
After everyone except my mother in law had left (Ryota planned on going to work the next day, fucking Japan!) I experienced something worse than the fucking birth, I couldn't stop shaking, and I'm not talking little tremors, my whole body, every fucking muscle was violently shaking, the worst was my jaw, my teeth were a rattling together so much that I was either biting my tongue or at risk of breaking a tooth, I've never experienced anything like it. The nurse didn't quite know what to do the silly cow so they called the doc and he said I'd had an infection and would probably get a high fever after the shakes stopped. So I stuck a towel in my mouth and waited it out, and sure enough after about 30 minutes panicking that I was going to die, they stopped and I got a 40 degree fever. Was not pleasant but I wa lying down and they gave me some pain killers so not too bad.

Baby boy had a bit of a fever too so they had to put him on an IV for 3 days, but he's fighting fit and sucking down boob at a pace that's hard to keep up with!
We came home on Sunday and this week has been a bitof an adjustment, but we're all doing well and getting our groove!

So here he is!



Making his blog debut! Bailey Kaion Vinegar Arrow! (酢矢ベイリィ海音)

46 comments:

  1. Congrats! He's quite adorable, just like Ash is. :) What did the nurse talking about with the "vinegar arrow san"?? Lol.

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  2. Congratulations on the little tiger!

    I guess that's it for you now then, no plans for a third?

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  3. Congratulations Corinne! He's sure a cutie! This was most certainly an entertaining birth to read about. Even in agony your sense of humour still shines through! Glad to hear you're okay after the freaky tremors from the infection. Take it easy and enjoy your new member of the family!

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  4. Congratulations! He's lovely. :)

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  5. Have been waiting for the birth story. Glad it wasn't too traumatic and that you and Bailey were able to leave the hospital on time and in good health.
    xxx

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  6. Great news, Corinne, really great news. Have been waiting days coz I knew it was coming. Congratulations to you and Ryota. Gorgeous bub.
    Bailey is a fine name, too.
    I'm sorry everything was spoiled by the infection, but it sorta doesn't surprise me. Walking around with an open cervix for so long, something has to get in!
    Did the nurse say 'vinegar arrow' in Japanese or English??
    Karen C

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  7. what a cool name. and congrats!!

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  8. Congratulations! I'm a lurker on your blog, btw.

    Is that his real name? XD

    Cute baby! Glad both you and baby are doing well!

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  9. Great work. It's amazing what strength women have. Your baby is heavenly.

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  10. "A small person has emerged from my minge!"

    Better than a small person entering your minge I guess unless you dig that stuff ;)

    I gave my mother high blood pressure, depression, and a buncha stuff and I was but 1 boy. 2 boys.....Congrats but more importantly good luck ;)

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  11. Congratulations!!! So happy to read the news from you today!!! :-)

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  12. Yay. Been hanging to hear the news. He looks like a big boy. How heavy?
    All the best with things!! I do hope your inlaws help you out immensely. I bet they will.

    Michaela- kiwi mum in saitama

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  13. Lovely lovely boy, well done you!!! Hope he treats his mother well over the next few weeks - as well as can be expected ;) Congratulations :D

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  14. Woohoo! It's all over and done with!
    Congrats, he's an adorable little person. :) Glad all went well.

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  15. Bailey is nice on ice. Sorry. But a nice name!
    Chonan #1: the letter A, Ashton.
    Chonan #2: the letter B, Bailey.
    And there is Corinne Vinegar-Arrow-san. Congrats and wishing you all the best of the world in raising him up.

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  16. Glad to hear you are both in good health. Congratulations C!!!

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  17. Congratulations!
    Glad that everyone is doing well =]
    Bailey Kaion Vinegar Arrow is a fine, fine name =]

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  18. Congratulations!
    He looks cute. Well, he's asleep. I guess the crying at night and being totally non-cute will come. Or is it there already?

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  19. "So obviously my lack of blogging has been because... A small person has emerged from my minge!"

    That was a good opening, I'm stealing that one. I know I'm male and all but, I'm sure I can use it somehow.

    Conga rats on the birth!

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  20. Corinne,

    So happy to hear that baby is here and everyone is well.

    Casey's Mum

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  21. Congratulations! Glad to hear you are both well. Lovely name.

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  22. congratulations ^^
    he's really adorable...

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  23. Congratulations! He looks gorgeous (especially when asleep!) and you sure haven't lost your sense of humour! Here's hoping Ryota and the in-laws step up to the plate. Get as much rest as you can!

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  24. Huge congratulations! I started to actually get a little worried as the blog had been silent for so long but great to hear that you and the new little guy are doing fine!

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  25. Omedetou...

    Kids are wild. I still haven't figured mine out and he's nearly 5. Whatever.

    Keep it all going, keep all the plates spinning.

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  26. Congratulations. Is it wrong that your blog post makes me want to eat conbini pan now?

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  27. Congratulations and welcome to your babyboy! Hope you can rest a bit, even a supermamma like you needs and deserves it. Take care.

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  28. Congratulations! He looks perfect. Hope you both stay healthy and happy.

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  29. Congratulation to you and your family.

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  30. Naww he is cute <3
    Congrats to you and baby Bailey!!!

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  31. Congratulations! yeah!

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  32. Congrats! Tried to send a few high-fives via the comment section, but it looks like my other browser is truly outdated. Anyway, nice to see things turned out okay. I so remember not feeling comfortable at all when standing beside my wife as the prepped her for the delivery snip-option so that she wouldn't rip. Fortunately her labor only lasted about an hour or so before the stork set down.

    Boys will definitely be boys... which might mean that they mellow out when they get older. You Da' Mom.

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  33. It's weird not knowing somebody in real life, yet getting to follow them from the conception announcement, to the birth, and well, I'm not a person who is into babies and stuff, but I sure do get all emotional when my blogging 'friends' have one, and well, huge congratulations to you and your family.

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  34. Omedetou!! Aww Bailey :)

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  35. De-lurking to say a big congrats & hope everything going well so far with the new little addition! I'm finding it hard enough with one, can't even contemplate no. 2 yet, you're amazing! From Danielle in Melbourne

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  36. Congrats! He looks adorable!

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  37. Hi Corinne
    I hope everything is OK with the new arrival. I got the shivering with both after their births and it was because I crashed out and lost a lot of blood. I hope that wasn't the case with you and that everything is OK. take care!

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  38. I am very happy for you. Child birth must be a pure bitch pain wise.

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