Managed 36 hours without a telly anyway. Nearly bought a new one this evening but missed the shop and it closed, then just tried the old one and it miraculously came on! Excellent.
The girls did really well, this morning they listened to story cds and acted out stories, looked at the pictures in the matching Barefoot Book and danced about to Going on a Bear Hunt (Ammi being particularly cute at that!) We all had a bit of a tidy up and then headed out to Auntie Kates to play.
That was lovely – her little girl has recently started to sit up and also grab her spoon and feed herself, remarkable achievements for a child with such special needs. It was amazing to watch.
I’ve been to be monitored again this evening. Had one run in with a midwife “WHAT do you think you are doing being 41 weeks when you have had 2 sections????” followed by “why did you have them then?” I briefly explained about Ammi and then said i wasn’t really sure how Fran had gone so wrong and didn’t feel that it had been a particularly cleverly managed labour. She stormed off and then came back clutching my notes “Has anyone ever EXPLAINED to you what happened?” – i said yes thank you and she said “That baby was MUCH to big for you to birth and you didn’t get her head down – THAT is why you had a section, it was nothing to do with labour management!” I said she was 7lb 5oz, 1/2lb less than the one i did birth and that being made to lie on my back for 10 hours probably didn’t help things much and she replied “It SAYS in your NOTES she was too big.”
At which point i told her that i wasn’t interested in discussing it with her thank you very much and made her stomp off in a huff. Victim mentality my arse. Apparently she used to be the Labour ward manager….
All this was after the babe had wriggled away from the monitor so i had suggested she let the back of the chair down a bit so i was more stretched out. “Oh no, you can’t lie back, its DANGEROUS” – i said i just wanted to not be bolt upright because it didn’t like it, so she let the foot rest out, didn’t push the chair back at all and then told me i had to lie on my right side on my hip in an upright chair. WTF??????? Moronic woman. Good job her shift ended at that moment really.
Anyway, baby is still more than fine, the other midwife did another sweep and things have improved a bit but basically its still very comfortable indeed! Bless. *rolls eyes*