Mum’s special day

Rose Braedon and daughter Violet. (Louisa Jones) 236532_01

By Luke Voogt

As Rose Braedon endured a 30-hour labour for her firstborn Violet last month, she was grateful eased COVID-19 restrictions allowed husband Eric to be by her side.

“He did amazing, he was awake with me the whole time and talked me through the breathing,” the 23-year-old Leopold pharmacy worker said.

“Considering what was happening, it was pretty calm. I may have kicked the midwife accidentally, but that’s it. We were pretty tired by the end of it.”

Rose gave birth to Violet at 41 weeks at 7.04am on April 7.

“She was very late,” she said.

“I went into labour on Tuesday morning and I was actually booked in to be induced that afternoon – so she didn’t want to come out.”

Violet has been a “surprisingly” good sleeper in her first month, according to Rose.

She is excited for brunch at Fork N Flower cafe on Sunday, as she and at least 2000 other new Geelong mums celebrate Mother’s Day for the first time.

“I’m just enjoying being a mum,” she said.