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DuchessofNorks hatch report

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TheDuchessOfNorksBride Wed 28-May-08 21:07:31

Following from lovely chicks hatching at home on Wednesday & Thursday, I hatched DC4 at home on Sunday.

Waters broke at 6.30ish whilst feeding the horses, more waters at 7.30ish and even more at 8.30ish. But no contractions. Had a boring evening waiting and hanging around on MN before finally getting first contraction at 10 mins to 11pm. Had ooh, at least 15 contractions before baby boy was born in the DukeOfNorks bath at 2 minutes to midnight. Archard (poncetastic) or Archie to his mates, weighed 8lb 2oz (the lightest of the 4) and sleeps A LOT. Not feeding very often but enough to make my nipples hurt worse than labour. Afterpains were bloody terrible but easing off now.

This is our last baby. Four is enough for us. And I shall be forever thankful that I have had 4 good births without doctors, surgeons, anaesthetists, interventions, stitches or drugs. I am a lucky girl (with a pelvis like a basketball hoop). wink

Saturn74 Wed 28-May-08 21:08:45

What a lovely birth announcement. smile

TigerFeet Wed 28-May-08 21:10:26

Congratulations. Love the poncetastic name grin

So it's true, once you've had a few then you just cough and out they slither grin

Happy babymoon.

VictorianSqualor Wed 28-May-08 21:10:37

Congrats Duchess.

motherinferior Wed 28-May-08 21:10:52

Oh, how utterly lovely grin

tortoiseSHELL Wed 28-May-08 21:10:56

I congratulated you on the 10yy thread, but congratulations again! smile - give Archie a little kiss from me!

Pidge Wed 28-May-08 21:10:56

What a brilliant story and a fab thread title! Welcome to little Archie and congrats all round.

NorthernLurker Wed 28-May-08 21:11:12

Congratulations to you and your pelvis! Lovely name smile

Wallace Wed 28-May-08 21:11:52


Back to running now? grin

Piffle Wed 28-May-08 21:12:11

duchess even in childbirth you retain awesome comedic skill. Welcome Archie! Congrats on fab birth too!
I've also had 3 duchess with no help or intervention from health profs bar a midwife. Lucky us huh!!!

jingleyjen Wed 28-May-08 21:12:29

fabulous congratulations smile

lackaDAISYcal Wed 28-May-08 21:12:52

Awwwww how lovely.

Congratulations to you all and welcome Archie smile

cazboldy Wed 28-May-08 21:13:14

Many congratulations - and welcome to Archie....

when I had my first contraction with ds2 I was holding a pony for the farrier grin

sweetkitty Wed 28-May-08 21:13:22

Congratulations loved the birth story too

(note to self must get painkillers for afterpains)

ChippyMinton Wed 28-May-08 21:13:32

OOH Norks, congratulations!!!

LaDiDaDi Wed 28-May-08 21:13:57

What a great announcement!

Congrats smile!

ladytophamhatt Wed 28-May-08 21:14:38

Awww Lovely, congratulations Duchesssmile

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Wed 28-May-08 21:15:57

Congrats again Norks. lol at your pelvic description - get those exercises done. 1-2-3 squeeze!

VeniVidiVickiQV Wed 28-May-08 21:17:03

Congratulations smile

Lovely birth story.

TheMadHouse Wed 28-May-08 21:17:56

Congratulations on the birth of Archie. You lucky lucky lady, what a fantastic birth story. Pictures please

Mitchell81 Thu 29-May-08 10:07:27

congratulations, sounds like the perfect birth for your last child.

littlelapin Thu 29-May-08 10:13:24

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belgo Thu 29-May-08 10:18:10

Congratulations! That's great news!

lulumama Thu 29-May-08 10:20:35

woo hooooo !! welcome to archard. poncetastic in a good way.

did the MW make it in time??

lovely lovely news, enjoy your babymoon xxxxxx

WendyWeber Thu 29-May-08 10:20:41

I did a double-take at the topic of this one in case it was chickens!

Congratulations and welcome to Archie smile

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