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Skiing Baby has slalomed into the world!!

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skiingmummy Thu 10-Feb-05 09:23:11

Hi everyone,
I'm very very pleased to announce the safe arrival of SkiingBaby aka Abbie Elizabeth Pamela. She weighs 7lb exactly and arrived at 4.50am on Tuesday morning.

Gory details for anyone interested....

I started having pains after Corrie on Monday night about every 20 mins so decided to stay up and watch ER. Watched ER and the pains were coming every 10 - 15 mins. (The excitement of seeing Luka!). Went to bed but couldn't sleep as the contractions started coming every 8 - 10 mins and were v painful. At about 2am I decided to go downstairs and get a drink at which point the contractions suddenly jumped to every 4-5 mins and were lasting over a min each. At this point I decided it would be a good idea to go back upstairs and wake up DH!! Woke him up and told him I needed his help now. Once he saw how hard and fast I was contracting it was like a comedy - he was dashing round the room trying to get dressed, rub my back, get my notes and the phone!!

Rang the hospital and arrived there at 3.06. Told DH to park in the car park rather than right outside the door and had 3 big contractions between the car and the door. Started thinking maybe parking in the carpark wasn't a good idea after all!! But made it into the delivery suite.

Was 4cm dilated and felt a bit gutted as expected more than that however contractions were coming every 2-3 mins and lasting over a min each by this stage. Had 2 puffs of gas and air which is what I used with DS but it made me feel so sick (bl**dy heartburn!) that I couldn't use it so decided to see how I could manage without. DH was wonderful massaging my back which really really helped. At the point at which I decided enough was enough and I wanted an epidural or knocking out completely the mw examined me and I was 9.5cm and could push so....

I decided I need the loo!! As soon as I sat down I had the most almighty urge to push so mw quickly dragged me back to the bed!! Got on bed leaning over back and 2 pushes later my waters went with an audible 'pop' (honestly!!) and Abbies head was there!! After some careful manouvering by the wonderful mw and lots of panting I gave another tiny push and baby Abbie finally emerged!!!

Result one beautiful baby daughter, a small tear and NO STITCHES!!!!!! As anyone who read my thread about fearing stitches 2nd time round this was the single biggest fear I had. Can't quite believe how lucky I've been. FInally - the best news was the registrar who saw me yesterday letting me go home yesterday afternoon!!!!

So we're home safe and well. Abbie is bf well tho up most of the night with her as expected. But thats so much easier to deal with in your own home.

Thanks to everyone for all your advice support and good wishes since I discovered and started posting on MN back in October! It def helped make the whole pg experience manageable!

Ok - off for a sleep now!!
Skiingmummy xxxxxxx

hayleylou Thu 10-Feb-05 09:24:41

congratulations and welcome to Abbie xx

Pidge Thu 10-Feb-05 09:27:15

Oooooooooooooooooh congratulations - have been waiting in eager anticipation of this announcment since the early on-off contractions. So glad it went smoothly. And welcome to Abbie .

LIZS Thu 10-Feb-05 09:28:20

wow, that sounds pretty speedy in the end. Glad she has arrived safe and well and hoep you get soem sleep soon !

chocfreeclary Thu 10-Feb-05 09:29:51

skiing mummy that's fab news, what a wonderful delivery! LOL at "shouldn't have parked in the car park", I know what you mean!
congrats and welcome to baby skier Abbie

bakedpotato Thu 10-Feb-05 09:52:08

oh, yippeee skiing mummy!

wow, no stitches, you lucky so and so. and abbie is a lovely name.

mears Thu 10-Feb-05 09:58:04

wonderful news skiingmummy - congratulations and welcome to Abbie

soapbox Thu 10-Feb-05 10:05:15

Wonderful news Skimum - welcome to Abbie!

Angeliz Thu 10-Feb-05 10:18:23

Congratulations skiingmummy
Welcome to baby Abbie+

(I am so pleased for you and have been watchinmg out for your birth announcement. Glad it all went so lovely+)

bundle Thu 10-Feb-05 10:27:57

that's lovely news, and welcome to abbie!

Lonelymum Thu 10-Feb-05 14:33:45

Well done SkiingMummy and welcome to baby Abbie. Your absence had been noted so this comes as no surprise! That sounds like quite a decent labour: you'll be laughing your way through the next one!!

HunkerMunker Thu 10-Feb-05 14:35:37

Congratulations! She sounds lovely (and I'm very relieved to hear a second-time-around-no-stitches- birth story ). xxx

bonym Thu 10-Feb-05 14:35:59

Fab - we've all been waiting to hear this news! A big welcome to baby Abbie and huge congratulations to you and dh . (And great news about the stitches - or lack of them! )

Lua Thu 10-Feb-05 15:16:23

Congratulation SM,
I have been following your threads and am very happy it all happen naturally and easily!
Abbie is a great name!

bubble99 Thu 10-Feb-05 16:00:43

Well my pineapple'y pal, you did it! I've been waiting for this news for the last couple of days. Over the moon for you and so pleased to hear that it's all going well. Keep in touch -I'm waddling into third place behind BP and you.

Nikkichik Thu 10-Feb-05 16:40:35

Lovely news - well done all of you!

Girly Thu 10-Feb-05 17:22:39

Oh well done SM, am so happy it all went so smoothly, I have been looking out for a birth announcment since you went all quiet the other day!


leglebegle Thu 10-Feb-05 17:49:07

many congratulations, sounds like a wonderful experience x

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 10-Feb-05 17:57:57

Fantastic news skiingmummy. Welcome Abbie Congratulations to you all.

pupuce Thu 10-Feb-05 18:09:42

Brilliant - I would have been anmazed if you had that epidural!!! Glad the MW examined you before getting the aneasthetist.... this is always my point 2nd babies can come VERY quickly once in active labour.... so I am really pleased for your lovely birth!

cazzybabs Thu 10-Feb-05 18:12:10

Congratulations - sounds like a "nice" birth!

pupuce Thu 10-Feb-05 18:15:01

Did you have your sweep on Monday BTW? I had said that baby would be here before Wednesday

coppertop Thu 10-Feb-05 18:43:26

Congratulations, skiingmummy.

Marina Thu 10-Feb-05 18:45:17

Congratulations Skiingmummy and a warm welcome to little Abbie

biglips Thu 10-Feb-05 18:48:13

congrats to you and Abbie

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