Edgar has a little boy!!!

(51 Posts)
EdgarAllenPimms Sun 24-Jun-12 23:39:44

he is all cute!!

i was getting a bit desperate as was at +13, but he decided to put in an appearance tonight!!

contractions started during the build up to the England match.. i had decided to eat my childbirth - reward cheescake anyway as was fed up!! (DH left it on in the other room) and called midwives and my mum..

DH got my kit prepared (vet bed down to cover carpet with dust sheet beneath - made a nice soft runway)

they came straight away fresh from another homebirth and got settled right away..

all going well so on with the job... contractions at 2 mins, in the back so stood by my bed with DH massaging (lovely hot hands)..things getting closer together with urge to bear down.

waters went and i could feel the head descend with them... two contractions later out he slipped (with the usual thought 'i don't want to do this!!') waters clear!

and he plopped out on an inco pad (with the usual mucous etc) and then cried... hooray! mw pushed him up so i could see his bits (which hid on the scan) - a little boy!

he has huge hands - and is very beautiful and looks lots like his brother. his sisters are going to be so pleased!!!

well done Jackie and Emma of Worthing Commmunity team! was really lovely, felt very comfortable in their care

MrsKitty Sun 24-Jun-12 23:40:45

Congratulations! grin So pleased for you all.

Oh congratulations! Lovely quick birth. What's his name? Not Ashley i bet.

FaceCrack Sun 24-Jun-12 23:42:15


Tangfasticlady Sun 24-Jun-12 23:42:48

Congratulations to you and your lovely family. x

StarlightWithAsteroid Sun 24-Jun-12 23:43:04

Yawn brilliant! Just brilliant.

Congratulations to the Edgar family!


Somersaults Sun 24-Jun-12 23:44:26

Lovely smile Congratulations!

StarlightWithAsteroid Sun 24-Jun-12 23:44:28

Yawn = just!

No idea what happened sorry. Perhaps it is cluster feeding at this lare hour!

LoopyLoopsCorgiPoops Sun 24-Jun-12 23:44:41

Congratulations, so happy for you. smile xxx

StarlightWithAsteroid Sun 24-Jun-12 23:44:51

Late, - damn it!

EdgarAllenPimms Sun 24-Jun-12 23:46:18

hermione DH was so ahead of you with that assertion!!

he went boing so he might be a Zebedee smile

EdgarAllenPimms Sun 24-Jun-12 23:50:14

he hardly hurt me at all coming out - slight grazes and placenta all good, entire and clot free....

he is very hairy, apgar 9/10 - i think it was my best birth so far.

my guess to size was way off - i thought high end of 8lbs..proved me wrong there!


EdgarAllenPimms Sun 24-Jun-12 23:51:20

i think i will be joining star in the cluster feeding in the next day or so.....he has fed well already!

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Sun 24-Jun-12 23:54:10

Congratulations, how lovely smile

StarlightWithAsteroid Sun 24-Jun-12 23:55:15

So what did he weigh?

NoComet Sun 24-Jun-12 23:59:40

Congrats, a homebirth I'm assuming. Which getsgringrin

out2lunch Mon 25-Jun-12 00:00:00

how lovely xx congratulations

What a lovely birth story. I'm so pleased for you.

EdgarAllenPimms Mon 25-Jun-12 09:25:03

9lbs 10!

forgot to put it in Op didn't i..

huge for me. previous children 7'12, 8'14, 7'6....

so on this one fundal measurement of 90th centile did indicate a bigger one! The relief in my nethers is tangible...all that weight gone...there wasn't much water in there it was all baby and placenta.

has fed for hours this morning, though nice and sleepily. smile

he looks like his big brother Leo. who he won't meet sad
big sisters delighted. DD1 understood it was a new baby and not a second Leo so that's great, she has already cuddled him and said 'I love him!' grin

yes it was my fourth home birth grin - the midwives were really busy and had been doing home births for people booked in for hospital - did something happen 9 months ago?

5madthings Mon 25-Jun-12 09:29:24

oh edgar so pleased for you, and what a lovely size, mine have all been big, lovely chubby babies!

congratulations to you and your family on the birth of your ds2, so pleased it all happened quickly and smoothly after your worry about being overdue.

enjoy those snuggly cuddles and feeds, congratulations again smile

hackneyzoo Mon 25-Jun-12 09:32:35

Edgar, huge congratulations and glad your nethers are feeling relieved grin

TheSecondComing Mon 25-Jun-12 09:39:56

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BiscuitsandBaileys Mon 25-Jun-12 09:41:16

Huge, huge congratulations!
So happy for you smile

Such lovely news. Congratulations to you all. What a beautiful birth story too. I am welling up. smile

Edgar I couldn't be happier for you. The hugest possible congratulations thanks

But tinged with a little sadness that he won't meet Leo

Woodlands Mon 25-Jun-12 09:48:13

What a lovely birth story! Many many congratulations.

treedelivery Mon 25-Jun-12 09:51:35

Oh Edgar. Tears here for this great news. Thinking of your 2 boys and sisters of course.

Enjoy your newborn baby shnuggles. Many many congratulations

giraffesCantFitInThePalace Mon 25-Jun-12 09:52:24

congrts x

Hullygully Mon 25-Jun-12 09:53:15

Edgar my darling, warmest love and congratulations and big hugs to all of you.


BuntinoonsAndJubileespoons Mon 25-Jun-12 09:59:09

Aw congratulations. xx

Marne Mon 25-Jun-12 10:12:14

Congratulatons xxxxx

ISpyPlumPie Mon 25-Jun-12 10:13:18

What a lovely birth story. Congratulations to you all thanks

habbibu Mon 25-Jun-12 10:15:58

Oh my goodness! Huge congratulations.

peggyblackett Mon 25-Jun-12 10:17:07

Congratulations - lovely news!

VeronicaSpeedwell Mon 25-Jun-12 10:48:38

Congratulations, I have shed a little cocktail of tears for you all.

He won't meet Leo but you will always have two sons and he has a big brother who all the family will talk to him about.
My uncle was killed in a motorbike accident 3 years before I was born. Only one of my cousins was born then and he has no memories of him. But we know him through everything that we've been told. I know I look like him. It's not right, it's not enough but it is something. Be gentle with yourself.

Congratulations Edgar! I agree the Worthing team are fantastic (DS was born at the hospital, although only just!).

So pleased for you and your family and I agree with others, he will never meet Leo but that doesn't mean he won't know him. Look after yourself. smile

Peachy Mon 25-Jun-12 13:25:01

Lovely news.

Hugs of both joy and also a little sadness.

EdgarAllenPimms Mon 25-Jun-12 15:58:53

thanks thanks

i really ought to sort out some squishy baby photos for profile.. after childrens bedtime.

can't believe how much hair he has!!

5inthebedPPA Mon 25-Jun-12 16:32:46

Congratulations thanks

BIWItheBold Mon 25-Jun-12 16:38:12

How lovely!
thanks to you all.

if you sort out the photos(IN YOUR SPARE TIME!hahahahaha!) please can you change your profile so that we can have a squizz

wimbledonisfuckingdull Mon 25-Jun-12 18:51:41

Congratulations Edgar. Enjoy your latest son. What a size.

JustFabulous Mon 25-Jun-12 18:56:52


<thinking of Leo>

SecretNutellaFix Mon 25-Jun-12 18:56:57

Congratulations Edgar. He may not get to meet Leo, but I'm sure he'll know him all the same.

outtolunchagain Mon 25-Jun-12 19:12:20

Many many congratulations so pleased for you all .

EdgarAllenPimms Tue 26-Jun-12 11:18:22

ooh had chips and champagne last night with little one firmly attached to me..

he is still very yummy smile

5madthings Tue 26-Jun-12 11:26:05

chips and champagne sounds perfect, i bet he is yummy, congrats again and enjoy smile

Congrats Edgar, what a fantastic birth sotry - made me all misty eyed.

I'll second what the others have said, he went meet Leo, but I know you and your family will ensure that he knows Leo. smile

Big love and a teeny bit of envy over all the newborn snuggly stretchyness.

brew for you.

ChaoticismyLife Tue 26-Jun-12 23:34:16

Congratulations smile thanks

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