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Merlin's little wizard is here!

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Merlin Fri 15-Apr-05 22:51:51

Little Ryan Max arrived on Sunday 10th April at 12.44pm weighing 7lb 5oz, by emergency c/section.

After my sweep the previous Thurs, I had a massive show on Saturday night and then my waters broke at 5am Sunday morning. Contractions started at 6am. I had a bit of a soak in the bath and then got the Tens machine going! Set off for hospital (stopping on the way to throw up!!), arriving at 8.30am, contractions getting stronger about every 5 mins. Ryans heartbeat was already a little erratic at this stage, but went to delivery room. Managed on gas and air and Tens for nearly 7 hours (how proud am I of myself!!!), with the consultant commenting that my contractions were "stonking"!! Unfortunately I wasn't dilating (only 1 cm in 2 hrs), and Ryan's hearbeat was seriously dipping at the height of the contractions so they decided a section was the best option. The moment that spinal went in was the best feeling of the day!!! Anyway, he is a little poppet, spitting image of his big brother and having had a slow start to feeding now seems to have found his appetite!!!! My doula was brilliant - just knowing she was there in the room kept me quite calm, but at times it seemed there was a party going on there was so many people in the room!

Yorkiegirl Fri 15-Apr-05 22:59:05

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Roobie Fri 15-Apr-05 22:59:20

Hi Merlin and congrats on your little poppet. Hope you are recovering well.

blueteddy Fri 15-Apr-05 23:00:32


colditz Fri 15-Apr-05 23:05:48

Congratulations Merlin!

And congratulations on your stonking contractions.

MarsLady Fri 15-Apr-05 23:08:00

Congratulations! Lovely name. Welcome Ryan Max

Aero Fri 15-Apr-05 23:29:03

Congratulations - lovely name.

Frizbe Fri 15-Apr-05 23:36:47

awww welldone and welcome to Ryan Max

orangina Sat 16-Apr-05 00:04:41

congratulations merlin and welcome to baby ryan!!! hope you're well on your way to recovery after the stonking contractions and c section....

alux Sat 16-Apr-05 07:54:24

Congratulations Merlin and welcome Ryan. Action-packed labour and birth!

bunny2 Sat 16-Apr-05 10:11:32

Congratulations Merlin on your lovely baby boy!! Enjoy him

jodee Sat 16-Apr-05 10:32:40

Many congratulations Merlin and welcome to lovely Ryan! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

leander Sat 16-Apr-05 19:27:32

Congratulations Merlin and welcome baby Ryan Max xxxx

Hulababy Sat 16-Apr-05 19:29:41

Congratulations and welcome to Ryan Max

miam Sat 16-Apr-05 20:00:51

Congratulations and a big hello to Ryan Max (great names). xx

motherpeculiar Mon 18-Apr-05 13:08:15

well done Merlin and a big hello to Ryan Max.

Delighted to hear your news


leggymamba Mon 18-Apr-05 16:49:04

Congratulations - sounds like a fun labour! Hope you're enjoying your new expanded family

aprilmeadow Tue 19-Apr-05 08:31:35

Congratulations Merlin - and welcome to Ryan

pupuce Tue 19-Apr-05 12:18:34

Congratulations Merlin, glad it all went well in the end.... maybe he had a tight cord around his neck?
Glad your doula worked out well

Lucy99 Tue 19-Apr-05 13:22:48

Well done and congratulations Merlin! x

coppertop Tue 19-Apr-05 13:36:05

Congratulations, Merlin!

Merlin Tue 19-Apr-05 19:10:43

Pupuce - nobody mentioned cord round his neck, but he had a very strange shaped head at birth!! Bit like a ventouse - all back to normal now though. I think the contractions were pushing him down, but as I only dilated to 5cms he was going nowhere fast!!!

pupuce Tue 19-Apr-05 19:55:08

Was your first birth a planned or emergency section? remind me

ebbie22 Tue 19-Apr-05 19:56:13


Surfermum Tue 19-Apr-05 20:02:33

Many, many congratulations Merlin and welcome Ryan Max! Look forward to meeting him and having a cuddle and seeing you again soon.

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