Friday, 17 August 2012

My Son and is Born!

Hello everyone! my son was born on Thursday 9th August at 4.04am after a funny 4hr labour and delivery.

I woke up at after midnight with contractions that hurt andhad me bent over and pounding the wall! after 10mins and a few trips to the loo I realised that this must be it. I rang my midwife but she was off, I rung the other midwife the lovely Jess and made arrangements to go in.

I wanted a taxi, my partner looked at me like i,d changed into a alien and said no, the midwife's advice was a ambulance as once i,m in labour I progress rather fast..... so rung the ambulance and after 10mins taking down medical history and timing my contractions which were weirdly spaced and lasting for different lengths of time.

Well we got to the hospital and I was begging Jess for gas and air but I looked to be only 2-3cms dilated!!!!
I wanted to cry! So  walked around, crouching or leaning on my partner and rushing to the loo to throw up (first time ever that contractions made me hurl).

Then we got moved next door to the pool room i hoped i would deliver in!!! get in there!!!! lol.
It has a lovely beach mural with dolphins and seashells and twinkling leds that change colour over the birthing pool.

Next thing I know I start groaing and Jess says that they sound like pushin noises, so got the gas and air sharpish. I took a massive pull, then dashed to the toilet (read slow i,ve-jus-gotten-off-a-horse-lope) and hurled again.

Then it was show time, I crouched/leant onto a bean bag and with each push, took in some gas and air.After about 10 pushes and his foot getting a bit stuck, my 6lb 7oz son was passed through my legs and onto my chest,squalling.

It was love at first sight,holding this rather small person. His older sibling with the exception of my 12 year old who was 5lb 15oz and 5 weeks early were all weightier, 6lb 15oz and 7lb 6oz respectively.
I was actually shell shocked as I had given birth only 2 hours after I had arrived and had been in established labour and delivered in only 3-4hours.

I then got to have a bath in the birthing pool!!!! I was wondering how  could get it out of the hosital and transport it home! not that it would fit in my tiny bathroom.It was huge!

So thats what i have been up to. Have a beautiful day everyone! Peace xx Danielle

The Artist's Creed

Today I found this beautiful poem on another artist's blog, . I have no idea who the author is but thought i would share it with you all here. I personally feel that all people who create,including children,novice artists/makers,everyone who makes a song,play,film,poem,novel,sculpture,garment etc.. will identify with at least one verse of this poem.

The Artists Creed

I believe I am worth the time it takes to create whatever I feel to create.
I believe my work is worthy of it's own space which is worthy of the name Sacred.
I believe that when I enter this space, I have the right to work in silence,uninterrupted for as long as I choose.

I believe that the moment I open myself to the gifts of The Muse,I open myself to the source of all creation and become one with the Mother of Life itself.
I believe that my work is Joyful,Useful and Constantly Changing,flowing like a river wiith no beginning and no end.

I believe that what it is I am called to do will make itself known when I have made myself ready.
I believe that the time I spend creating my art is as precious as the time I spend giving to others.
I believe that what truly matters in the making of art is not what the final piece looks like or sounds like,not what it is worth or not worth, but what newness gets added to the universe in the process of the piece itself becoming.

I believe that I am not alone in my attempts to create...

For the rest of this beautiful and inspiring poem visit a truly refreshing and spirit repleshing blog. I felt totally creatively revived and more positive about myselfa a person and artist after visiting ths blog.