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Weclome to Baby Ben! 28/10/10

I got a call on the 27th, about 9.45pm. No one ever calls us that late so me and Mark glanced at each other, holding our breaths for a moment "Ooooh!" we both said. I was closest to the phone and dived on it.

2 babies were due - my step brother & wifes, and my brother in laws & gfs. So it could be my mum to say Antoni and Hadil had had their baby, or it could be Bob or Rach to say Bean was on the way.

It was Rach! She asked me if what she's just experienced had been her "show" and explained what had happened. I said it sounded like it.... her voice was trembling and we chatted for a short while while she caught her breath. She wasn't having any noticeable contractions, and it wasn't a bloody show so we guessed there was plenty of time to go. She went to try to get some sleep.

I spoke to her again around 1pm the next day. The rest of her plug had come away while she was out with her mum, and she had started contractions. They were about 20-25 mins apart at this stage, and she already had an apt with her midwife at 2.30.

At 3pm she text me to say she's had a sweep and was 3cm dilated, contractions were now 10-15 mins apart!

At 5pm she texted again to say she and Bob were on the way to the hospital, contractions now 5 mins apart!

We heard nothing else until after 10pm. Bob called. His voice very quiet and shaky. He said "Thought you might like to know.... it's a boy!" I almost burst into tears on the spot, and gave the phone to Mark so the brothers could speak and share a moment.

I would love to tell you all about the birth and everything else, but it's not my story to share. Instead I'll wait until she's posted her birth story and copy up here for you. No one will be able to tell it as well as mummy herself anyway!

So welcome to the world, little Benjamin! All 8lb 4oz of you! I can't wait to meet you and introduce you to your cousins Jack & Tom!

Oh, and Auntie Jenny.... It's your turn next! How about this little girl we're all waiting for!? Rachel & Garry have 3 boys. Me and Mark have 2 boys. Bob & Rach have 1 boy.... I love them all, but we need 1 for team pink!

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