First 2014 Baby?

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First 2014 Baby?

Postby Rahgamuffin » 05 Jan 2014, 06:59

Elizabeth Grace was born this morning at 3.02 weighing 8lb 14oz (less than an oz more than J, nearly alb less than B). She is very small and snuggly and her brothers are incredibly incredibly proud!

The gory bits:

I thought by no. 3 I'd got it sussed... turned out she had different plans ;) At 9pm (4 days early) I stood up to go to the loo and with a scene that would be worthy of Hollywood, my waters went (never happened before, they've always gone at the end)... over the lounge, hall & bathroom, gallons and gallons. Called the hospital and as I wasn't contracting, they asked to see me. Called friends, pottered off to the big hospital where I was on the monitor for 40 minutes (having gone through 4 maternity pads and a whole pile of the sheets they give you - all fine, so we were sent home with various instructions as to what to do depending on when labour starts. We got home about 00:15, rearranged the lounge ('in case') and pottered off to bed. 1 am the contractions started, 1:30 I woke foo up and told him to come down pronto, called the midwife who showed up around 2. By this point the contractions *hurt* and I asked her to do an internal to see if it was worth putting the pool up (no, 8cm). I had to do a rapid recalculation about giving birth out of the water and then she was here! She spent 2 contractions crowning which was the WORST bit of all and has been nursing like a champ since.

I went up to bed at 4:30, midwife left at 5, B woke up at 5:10 and J at 5:20, so anticipating a day in front of DVD's. B & J are being absolutely INCREDIBLE - they have been bringing me water, playing quietly with their colouring, chatting to Elizabeth and telling her things and are so excited to go back to school/nursery tomorrow to show her off (While DH sleeps).
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby sabrina fair » 05 Jan 2014, 07:14

Wow! Huge congratulations and what a lovely birth story! Enjoy the snuggles.
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby StJuniper » 05 Jan 2014, 07:15

Congratulation and welcome little one!
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby PicNic » 05 Jan 2014, 07:16

Wow! Congratulations! And welcome to the world little lady!
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby qbm » 05 Jan 2014, 07:21

Great story - brought a huge smile to my face! Congratulations xxx
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby Fozza » 05 Jan 2014, 07:23

Aww congrats. My new neice beat her to it though by 24hrs :-D
Let me know when you're ready for a meet up x
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby mamapup » 05 Jan 2014, 07:45

Wow, congratulations, how exciting. Enjoy.snuggles.
Am getting envious of the new babies arriving now!
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby cloudcuckoo » 05 Jan 2014, 07:58

Congratulations, Rah! Lovely to hear the boys are excited, too. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

And conrats to auntie Fozza, too!
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby Toasty Crumpet » 05 Jan 2014, 08:04

Congratulations! Yay, for speedy, snugly babies.
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby KatGoldLIN » 05 Jan 2014, 08:13

Wonderful wonderful news!! Congratulations, mama!!
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby shye » 05 Jan 2014, 08:19

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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby FestiveTidings » 05 Jan 2014, 08:46

Big congrats and welcome to the forum little one. :D
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby shellspark » 05 Jan 2014, 09:05

How lovely! Congrats! Xxx
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby monster » 05 Jan 2014, 09:07

Lovely - congratulations! :bsmile
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Re: First 2014 Baby?

Postby Tintin » 05 Jan 2014, 09:21

Congratulations! :bsmile
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