Ben (not Benjamin, thanks Frimley Park Hospital) was born really early in the morning (typical for a boy - I was too!) at Frimley Park Hospital. So, how long was he in there? A lot less than his sister, thats for sure.
11pm Wed 1st October - Sam calls her mum and asks he to come over.
11.10pm Wed 1st October - Sam calls the hospital, who tell her to wait a while, until the contractions are 5 minutes apart
12am Thu 2nd October - Contractions are just under 5 minutes apart (expertly timed by me), but Sam decides to wait as the midwife said the hospital were busy!
1:30am Thu 2nd October - Sam calls the hospital again, and reluctantly, they agree for her to go in.
1:50am - We arrive at the hospital - its only 2 miles away!
3:20am - Sam is checked by a midwife (the most senior one, but I wont name names!) after being passed around during a handover. "We won't send you home, but you're only 3cm dilated"
4 am - Sam wants to go to the toilet, so she does...
4.02am - Baby starts coming in the toilet - a very apologetic senior midwife rushes to get the delivery kit in the loo - fortunately another midwife and I manage to half drag, half carry Sam back to the room 2 doors away in Room C.
4.10am - Ben is completely out after about 5 big pushes - dad the first to notice that its not just an umbilical cord dangling!