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Baby Jack decides to make an appearance

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aprilmeadow Wed 27-Apr-05 14:12:40

Jack Christopher decided to put in an appearance 6 days late on Sunday 24th April @ 18.11, weighing in at 7lbs 15.5oz. 52cms long.

Here's a quick run down....

1.30am - started to get contractions. They started at about 8 mins apart and continued like that for about 5 hours, but started to get stronger. Woke DH at this point to let him know. He wasnt really with it as he had only just fallen asleep - typical the one night he decides to stay up late!

6.30am - decided that TENS wasnt really helping,contractions now between 5/6 mins apart, so decided to run a nice bath to see if that would ease the pain. Helped for a bit but by 7 they were even stronger.

9am - called the hospital and asked if i could come in to be checked.

9.30 am - got to hospital and was 2-3cm when checked at 10am - pains eased off to 8/10mins apart for the whole time I was there!! Typical! Decided to go home and have some lunch. Left hospital at 10.45am

12pm - Contractions picked back up and now definately 4/5 mins apart and getting stronger with each one.

2pm - off we go back to hospital - contracting every 3mins and each one lasting for 60-90secs.

3pm - Get into the nice warm birthing pool and see if that can relieve the pain. Decided to have gas and air as the pain was getting stronger. Lasted on that for about 30mins as it made me feel tired and sick.

4.30pm - Out i get as i cant take the pain anymore. My mum has arrived by now as moral support for a v.tired DH. MW checks me and i am now 6cm! I ask for an epidural, but both my mum and mw try and put me off. I am not budging on this and get dry and wander back to my room. Pains now coming every 2 mins and strong.

5pm - Have the canular(sp?) put in my arm and am told that i will have to wait for 30mins due to a delay in theatre.

5.30pm - No time for an epidural as i am starting to get urges to push! Oh my god that hurt! I screamed my way through it, also had dh in a headlock, and at 18.11 Jack made his debut into the world.

Needed stitches, and infact that was more painful than the birth!

Managed to get the hang of BF and seem to bee feeding every 3-4hrs - so quite pleased.

Came home yesterday afternoon and so far so good

Sorry, not that quick after all.....

colditz Wed 27-Apr-05 14:14:20

Ah, congratulations and welcome Jack

MarsLady Wed 27-Apr-05 14:17:26

Welcome Jack. What a wonderful birthday to have.


starshaker Wed 27-Apr-05 14:25:31

congratulations on the arival and i second the stiches hurting more than the birth. well done

NomDePlume Wed 27-Apr-05 14:26:06

Fabulous Congratulations. x

Yorkiegirl Wed 27-Apr-05 14:29:25

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JoolsToo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:31:54

many congratulations!

Xena Wed 27-Apr-05 14:57:52

Congrats Great name (My DS shares the same one ) Glad BF going well.

sweetheart Wed 27-Apr-05 15:24:32

May I add my congratualtions to the list and say that he's a little beauty!!!

I've had the pleasure of cuddles!!!

Well done April, I'm so proud of you!!!!

sweetheart Wed 27-Apr-05 15:25:23

p.s. also second (well third) the stiches being worse!!!!

The mw's don't tell you that do they!!!!

TrophyWife Wed 27-Apr-05 15:28:23

fantastic, congras. welcome little Jack Christopher.

leander Wed 27-Apr-05 15:40:43

Well done Aprilmeadow, congratulations.Welcome Baby Jack xxxx

Merlin Wed 27-Apr-05 15:42:48

Congrats Aprilmeadow - great name (same as DS1!!). Hope the stitches are getting more comfortable.

Roobie Wed 27-Apr-05 16:20:50

Great news Enjoy your gorgeous boy and perhaps invest in a rubber ring for those stitches (I remember them well with dd!)

Hulababy Wed 27-Apr-05 20:18:39

Congratulations and welcome to jack

motherpeculiar Thu 28-Apr-05 00:24:45

congrats aprilmeadow - welcome to little Jack

Maddison Thu 28-Apr-05 12:14:10

Congratulations and welcome little Jack

LOL about having DH in a headlock!!

teabelly Fri 29-Apr-05 23:25:25

Many congratulations Aprilmeadow, and warmest of welcomes to baby Jack

Lua Sat 30-Apr-05 21:41:21

So happy for you Aprilmeadow! a big welcome to baby Jack!

DelGirl Sun 01-May-05 12:58:22

well done April meadow and welcome to little Jack

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