Talking to Cass from www.frugalfamily.co.uk on email recently, she mentioned how my tweets while I was in labour on Christmas Eve made her laugh because I seemed to be carrying on as normal despite being in pain. She even expected me to make it through Christmas Day after cooking a full turkey dinner at one point before finally giving in and giving birth.
Having looked back at my tweets that day, they are quite amusing. Looks like I started at about 7.30am after frightening my poor man by telling him I’d had a show at 6am, but not to worry because I’d been having Braxton Hicks for days so he may as well just go back to sleep. It seems I pretty much carried on as normal, still expecting to be pregnant for the forseeable future!
My final tweet was around 11pm when I was debating whether or not to go to hospital. I ended up deciding on going to bed at around 1am, despite being in agony and having contractions every two to five minutes, lasting for a minute or longer. I was utterly convinced I wasn’t really in labour having had really strong Braxton Hicks for a few days previously. Of course I did make it to hospital in the end, but you’ll have to wait until I write my birth story to find out what happened next!