Two weeks ago Hugo was born.
At 4.30 in the morning Zoé woke Joshua up. Finally, six days after the due date, the labour started. Excited and happy we began to pack our car. The sun was just rising, still the stars were twinkling in the sky and it was alredy obviously: It will be an awsesome day!
We drove to the birthhouse of our midwife. It is kind of a distance, about 120 km. Even though Zoé had regulary contractions, we had alot of fun, were eating the chocolate biscuits that Joshuas sister was sending us and were listening to Jimi Hendrix. We almost arrived when police stopped us. How a routine control of a women in labour can serve the interest of the public, stayed their secret.
Still we made it in time. First we brought our dogs to a pension in Szeged, then we finally arrived at the birthhouse at 10 am. Everybody was kind of suprised. While Zoé was smiling and walking around happily, the mouth of the uterus was already seven centimeter open. Only three centimeter more and the baby can fit through.
But our midwife stayed super calm and we still could make a walk. It was beautiful. The sky was blue and the sun was shining. We went to a restaurant of a friend of our midwife, to get some strenght for the last steps. Unfortunatly one of the cook was sick and we had to wait for 45 minutes for the food. Well, longer it should have not taken. On the way back Hogo decided, that he was waiting long enougth. Now Zoé had every two minutes heavy contractions.
Back in the birthhouse Zoé tried many things. In the beginning everything was still very tranquilla. Joshua was playing guitar, Zoé was making a little bit of yoga and when the contractions came, we had a slow dance. But after a while the pain got more strong. Now Zoé’s era on the gummiball started. After she lay in the birthpool, crawled on the floor and finally Hugo was born on the birth chair. At two minutes after five Zoé hold our little baby boy in her arms.
Hugo was born healthy with 3130 gramms and 50 cm.
We are really happy that we decided for homebirth. The whole day was wonderful. Even in the later stadium of the labour, we could make a walk together in town, Zoé did not need during the whole birth any painkiller, hormons or any other interventions.
We could hold Hugo directly in our arms, also later he was not taken away and we could from the very beginning spend every moment with him in a calm and loving surrounding.
Three hours after we could go home. We decided to stay close to our midwife and were renting a little flat in the town of the birthhouse. Zoé could walk by herself and in the evening the three of us were already ordering pizza and celebrating our first successful adventure.
The next day we showed Hugo the big world and made another walk through the town.
After three days we came home. Since then Hugo is growing, the three of us enjoy the nightlife on Kóróssziget and preparing for the next big adventure in summer.
Have a beautiful day,
love and kisses,
Zoé, Joshua and Hugo