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Sooo, I delivered my own baby this morning.

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thisisyesterday Fri 12-Jun-09 18:59:00

Had a rather short, very painful labour of around 45 minutes!
It was a planned homebirth, we rang the delivery suite who alerted midwives and said they'd be around 45mins to an hour to get to me, but to ring 999 if I needed to push before they got there (i didn't know this at the time)

well, baby wasn't going to wait around for anyone! I only just managed to get into the pool before the head started to crown and then he was out.

ambulance crew turned up several minutes later, followed by the midwives after another 5-10 mins!

I think I am still slightly in shock! He weighed in at a whopping 9lb 11 and is very, very beautiful. as yet nameless- all suggestions considered :D

warthog Fri 12-Jun-09 19:00:14

oh wow!! congratulations!

canny Fri 12-Jun-09 19:00:19

shock Congratulations!

warthog Fri 12-Jun-09 19:00:32

is he your first?

malfoy Fri 12-Jun-09 19:00:41

Congratulations! I am very impressed.

PersonalClown Fri 12-Jun-09 19:00:56

Wahey!!! Congratulations and may I say that you rock at doing it all by yourself!smile

skidoodle Fri 12-Jun-09 19:01:26

Wow well done! And congratulations

Not your first, I'm assuming?

Buda Fri 12-Jun-09 19:01:39

Wow! Wow at DIY delivery and WOW at size!!!!

Call him Whopper????

Congratulations! Many many congratulations.

lollyheart Fri 12-Jun-09 19:01:45

Wow, congratulationssmile

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Fri 12-Jun-09 19:01:57

Impressive. Congratulations grin

Hassled Fri 12-Jun-09 19:02:05

Congratulations - and yes, a whopper! You should be very proud of yourself.

Tortoise Fri 12-Jun-09 19:02:59

Wow how amazing. smile

thisisyesterday Fri 12-Jun-09 19:03:05

haha no not my first. he is number 3 (three boys! argh!)

Trikken Fri 12-Jun-09 19:03:21

wow, dont mean to echo but there is no other word for it. congratulations. Hope you are having a wonderful time with your new baby.

Rindercella Fri 12-Jun-09 19:03:43

Wow! Congratulations grin

Not only did you successfully deliver your own baby, you also managed to post your own birth announcement before supper!! I am seriously impressed grin

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Fri 12-Jun-09 19:03:54

Many many congratulations.

My 9lb 11oz boy was also born at home and in a pool. However the MW's did get there in time, just. You've made me feel all nostalgic smile

thisisyesterday Fri 12-Jun-09 19:06:38

yep, have sent DP out for chinese, which is my obligatory meal after giving birth

Thingiebob Fri 12-Jun-09 19:06:40

Oh my! How awesome yet scary!

Massive well done and congratulations!

coffeecups Fri 12-Jun-09 19:07:28

Fantastic news. Hope you're not in too much shock and are getting some lovely cuddle time with him now.

HuffwardlyRudge Fri 12-Jun-09 19:10:01

That's so cool! Well done and congratulations!

pointydog Fri 12-Jun-09 19:12:18

hahaaaa! How exciting. Congrats

twopeople Fri 12-Jun-09 19:12:31

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duchesse Fri 12-Jun-09 19:15:35

Hooray, congratulations and well done!

mollyroger Fri 12-Jun-09 19:18:25

wow, a trio of boys, how fantastic!

Congratulations and well done

bohemianbint Fri 12-Jun-09 19:20:04

Wow - well done! Was there anyone else there with you at all?

Love the first few days with a baby - enjoy...x

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