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lilymum has baby boy!!!

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lilymum Tue 21-Dec-04 14:15:30

I've amazed myself and dh by having a wee boy, our 4th child, but first son!!

Waters broke 4.45am on Saturday, which was great timing, as it meant that my sister could come up from London for the weekend and look after the girlies. Not much in way of contractions during the day, but the hospital told me to come in in the evening so they could check me and bub out, and they started to pick up on my arrival there at 9.15pm. I was 3cm by 10pm. Begged for and got an epidural, and was desperate for them to get it up quickly, as I remembered from last time how fast I progressed once in established labour.

I had a brilliant midwife, who just let me get on with it, and trusted me to tell her how I was progressing rather than examine me. The epidural only worked down one side, and they just had time to top it up when I was ready to push, about 1.15am. Took about 20 minutes to get him out - I wasn't working as hard as I could, because I was expecting him to just fall out, as dd3 had done at her birth. He emerged at 1.36am.

I'd asked for them to let me see the sex of the baby, and could have sworn I heard dh saying it was another girl as I went to look, so was surprised to see what I saw! He weighed 7lb12oz - pretty good weight for 8 days early, and is really long.

No post-natal complications or even stitches required - I've been lucky there every time. He's very sweet and we're all besotted, especially his big sisters. Came home from the hospital last night, and bless him, he rewarded me by sleeping through for about 6 hours. Very much looking forward to Christmas now with my new baby boy!!


And still haven't named him...

DoesntChristmasDragOn Tue 21-Dec-04 14:18:20

Congratulations!!

emMerryChristmastmg Tue 21-Dec-04 14:23:08

Awwww, what a lovely xmas pressie for you all.

Congratulations

SnowmAngeliz Tue 21-Dec-04 14:46:22

Congratulations
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SantaQuated Tue 21-Dec-04 14:48:44

lovely lovely
big Congratultions to you all

StuffTheMagicTurkey Tue 21-Dec-04 14:50:33

Well done .

Pidge Tue 21-Dec-04 14:54:28

Brilliant news - congratulations!

cazzybabs Tue 21-Dec-04 15:03:24

ohhhh - makes me broody all over again. Congratulations - bet your dh is delighted!

Cadeauxbury Tue 21-Dec-04 15:09:15

MANY CONGRATS!

MarsselectionboxLady Tue 21-Dec-04 15:11:27

Congratulations. How wonderful. I bet he's completely doted on by his big sisters. Well done! Welcome to the world little one

Flumberrysauce Tue 21-Dec-04 15:18:46

WEll done. Am broody now too, would love a little boy.

sparklynorthernstar Tue 21-Dec-04 15:19:06

Congratulations

hana Tue 21-Dec-04 16:38:47

fantastic news lilymum My brother is the youngest with 3 older sisters too. Have a lovely Chrismtas knowing that you've done all the hard work already and it's someone elses turn now!
hana
x

BeachedWhale Tue 21-Dec-04 18:08:54

Congratulations Lilymum. Have a lovely Xmas with your special boy.

ragtaggle Tue 21-Dec-04 18:13:43

Congratulations - lovely story. Have you got a name for him yet or did you only have girls names prepared?! How lovely for you to have him before Christmas and New Year

Nimme Tue 21-Dec-04 18:33:15

Congratulations Lilymum. How fab to have a surprise boy! Can I date him in years to come - with all those sisters he'll be a catch .

Have a wonderful christmas

Pollyanna Tue 21-Dec-04 18:45:23

Congratulations on your little boy Lilymum -!'m v envious of you being early!

georginatheRednoSedreindeer Tue 21-Dec-04 20:41:32

Congratulations, and a December boy!

RonnieTinselBaby Tue 21-Dec-04 20:44:15

OOOOO you lucky ole thing.

CONGRATS Sweetie. Still waiting

Yorkiegirl Tue 21-Dec-04 20:44:55

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motherinfestivemood Tue 21-Dec-04 20:45:16

Hurrah!

ItllBeLonelymumThisChristmas Tue 21-Dec-04 20:47:20

Congratulations. I have three boys and a girl and find it fascinating seeing the differences in the sexes so early on. You are in for a fun time!

SantaClausfrau Tue 21-Dec-04 20:50:29

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Gem13 Tue 21-Dec-04 21:18:48

Congratulations and welcome to your DS!

merrymarthamoo Tue 21-Dec-04 21:22:06

Congratulations, lilymum and welcome to your baby boy!

Ds2 was due 23rd December so I'll help you out with names by telling you some of the suggestions people made for him:

Rudolph, Jesus, Noel, and Santa!

We went for the very Christmassy name of Harry in the end....

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