From the second I tweeted that I was indeed in labour, the love, support and encouragement started coming in. I could actually feel everyone’s thoughts and prayers. They bolstered me and helped me through when things got rough. Twitter was also an awesome distraction when things got sore
Everytime my little red light flashed, I smiled. In fact my little red light flashed so much that my phone died! I had been chatting with Mel on bbm, so B added her to his and they bbm’d throughout. Between B and Mel they did a fantastic job of keeping everyone up to date with everything.
B gained a number of my followers and he was kept very busy relaying all the messages from all the amazing people I’ve met on twitter.
Mel is 1 of those people. We have yet to meet in real life, but she has become a wonderful friend. She gave both B and I so much support over bbm. It was like she was in the room with us. We chatted a lot leading up to labour and she gave me the extra encouragement and inspiration I needed. She has given birth to a 4.5kg baby and she affirmed that I too could deliver a baby of that size. When many others were telling me I couldn’t (too big, too risky) she told me I could and that we (baby and I) would be fine. I will always be grateful for her support Mel, you rock!
I’m struggling to put my thoughts into words on this. The outpouring of love and support was incredible! And it didn’t stop, it still hasn’t. I still have a couple of those awesome ladies checking in to see how we are doing. I can still feel all the love and support.
To all of you who were “there” with us on the day that Jaydon was born,
I’m incredibly grateful to you for every single message. You are all amazing! Thank-you for being there with us and for sharing in an very special day.
Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you!