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A star is born (at last!!!)

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starlover Thu 10-Feb-05 17:31:05

Well... baby starlover is here at last! Can't quite believe it.

Labour started in the early hours of Monday morning, and at 4.45am we made our way to the hospital (myself on only 1 hour of sleep)...
Then endured 12 hours of mostly horrendous pain, alleviated very briefly by gas and air, a bit later by pethidine (which I LOVED) and then by an epidural!
First epidural didn't work, but second one was lovely and I was soon smiling away. Started pushing at around 4.45pm... carried on for over an hour at which point they decided that I needed the help of some suction and Linus William was pulled kicking and screaming, most reluctantly, into the world. He had an audience of Daddy, Midwife, Doctor, 2 medical students and a paediatrician!!!
While everyone cooed over my 9lb 1oz bundle, I was having my 2nd degree tear stitched up when they discovered I had a bleed inside at which point I was whisked away to theatre for an hour while they did nasty (I imagine) things to the insides of my bits leaving me with a vaginal pack (EWWW) and a catheter.
Annnnyway, things seemed better when I met Linus properly. Have just got home due to a lengthened stay in hospital due to the fact that he has a terrible boob aversion and refused to feed!
Making progress with a combination of boob/expressed boob milk/formula... and hoping to gradually wean him completely to boob!

That is the update so far... now must go and change nappy!

purpleturtle Thu 10-Feb-05 17:33:07

Congratulations! What a great name. Hope you're not sore for too long.

nailpolish Thu 10-Feb-05 17:34:48

oh so glad baby is here

well done girl

welcome little linus

lilibet Thu 10-Feb-05 17:40:16

What a great name! Welcome to the world and God Bless Linus William!

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 10-Feb-05 17:40:34

Congratulations starlover. How wonderful for you to finally have your son . Sorry that the end was a bit grim, but well done to you and welcome Linus

leglebegle Thu 10-Feb-05 17:44:16

congratulations, fabulous name. Love it, and hope you are feeling okay x

Angeliz Thu 10-Feb-05 17:47:54


What an entrance!!!!

Yorkiegirl Thu 10-Feb-05 17:49:33

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doggiewalker Thu 10-Feb-05 18:11:37

Well done to you all. Hope your sore bits feel better soon!

NameChangingMancMidlander Thu 10-Feb-05 18:18:20

Fab. Well done you and welcome to little Linus

biglips Thu 10-Feb-05 18:18:47

congrats on ya baba unusual name though but like it...

Hulababy Thu 10-Feb-05 20:22:56

Congratulations! Welcome to Linus William

Posey Thu 10-Feb-05 20:39:44

Congratulations and welcome to your little fella.

Tipex Thu 10-Feb-05 21:52:45

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Gem13 Thu 10-Feb-05 21:55:56

Congratulations and welcome to Linus William

I know two and they are are handsome boys!

fimblesfan Thu 10-Feb-05 21:57:47

congratulationsEnjoy little linus.

stupidgirl Thu 10-Feb-05 22:04:39


lockets Fri 11-Feb-05 11:23:09

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Gobbledigook Fri 11-Feb-05 11:25:52


Well done you and welcome to Linus!

Lonelymum Fri 11-Feb-05 11:43:05

Congratulations Starlover! I had wondered when I was going to read your birth announcement - all seemed to have gone quiet from you suddenly! What an unusual name (a compliment from me as I specialise in giving my children unusual names). Hopefully little Linus will never have to share his name with anyone at school. Hope you soon recover from the rather difficult labour, but hey, it was worth it wasn't it?!

Enid Fri 11-Feb-05 11:46:54

Great name!

Congratulations x E

bakedpotato Fri 11-Feb-05 11:56:18

well done starlover, welcome linus

Marina Fri 11-Feb-05 12:10:27

Congratulations starlover, hope he has got over his boob aversion by now and all is well. Welcome Linus William! Lovely names, especially the second one!

Hazellnut Fri 11-Feb-05 13:10:40

Congratulations ! Welcome to the world Linus !

artyjoe Fri 11-Feb-05 13:30:03

Congratulations Starlover, Linus is a really lovely name x

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