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Logic's daughter has finally arrived!

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logic Wed 18-May-05 17:08:07

Her name is Francesca Charlotte, she was a whopping 8 lbs 11 1/2 oz and she was born on Monday 16th May (7 days late) at 3:48pm. Official labour time 1 hr 48 mins.

Here's the full story: I went in at 9am Monday morning with contractions every 5 minutes. By lunchtime I wasn't progressing and the midwife thought that the baby was facing the wrong way. So we went home and I had a bath. I then had a show and went from 0 to 8 cm dilated in about an hour which I absolutely do not recommend to anyone. It was a 1 hour long full strength contraction and I had no pain relief! We got to the hospital and I went straight into the birthing pool and was given lovely gas + air. Just under an hour later she was born in the water as planned. There was meconium in her waters and the cord was wrapped around her neck twice which was a bit worrying but she was fine. I wasn't expecting such a big baby though and I did get a nasty tear. We were home about 5 hours after the birth. So in the end, I got the birth that I wanted but at about 3 times the speed.

My daughter is beautiful and we are both absolutely fine.

hunkermunker Wed 18-May-05 17:09:18

What a quick birth! Congratulations and welcome to the world, Francesca Charlotte

JoolsToo Wed 18-May-05 17:10:58

many congratulations - lovely name

Distel Wed 18-May-05 17:14:05

CONGRATULATIONS

MarsLady Wed 18-May-05 17:22:03

Congratulations! Glad it all went well (though painfully fast!)

bubbles2904 Wed 18-May-05 17:40:46

congratulations to you all

marthamoo Wed 18-May-05 17:43:20

Congratulations on the safe arrival of Francesca Charlotte - really happy for you

myermay Wed 18-May-05 18:13:36

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Rochwen Wed 18-May-05 18:15:09

Congratulations Logic !

What a lovely speedy birth and what a beautiful name for your daughter. Was that your first baby?

coppertop Wed 18-May-05 18:44:58

Congratulations!

morningpaper Wed 18-May-05 18:45:21

Congratulations and oooooooooh! at the thought of that dilation!

logic Wed 18-May-05 21:13:36

Thanks everyone!

This was my second baby, Rochwen. My first baby was a little 7 pounder and took 10 hours to deliver - hence my shock at this one!

Gem13 Wed 18-May-05 21:17:08

Congratulations and welcome to Francesca Charlotte Lovely names.

MrsDoolittle Wed 18-May-05 21:18:58

Congratulations

claudi2 Thu 19-May-05 09:43:09

Congrats Logic, lovely name ... can empathise about the birth mine was fairly speedy too!

shhhh Fri 20-May-05 17:28:34

Congratulations logic, everything was ok in the end and thats all that matters. Welcome to baby Francesca Charlotte.x

Tinker Fri 20-May-05 17:29:23

Congratulations again logic

fashill Fri 20-May-05 20:15:50

Congrats Logic

LGJ Fri 20-May-05 20:22:10

8 lbs 11 1/2 oz

That is not a baby it is a wannabee toddler

Congratulations.

Frizbe Fri 20-May-05 20:23:25

Yikes re the birth, but congratulations to you on your new addition to the family

northstar Sat 21-May-05 19:18:24

Congratulations, well done, xxxxxxxx

Miaou Sat 21-May-05 19:27:15

Congrats logic, but OUCH - I've had a 6lb13 and a 7lb-er, now really hoping this one doesn't size up like yours!!!

Well done though, and welcome to Francesca Charlotte

Yorkiegirl Sat 21-May-05 19:31:38

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spykid Sat 21-May-05 19:32:18

Congratulations!!!!
Beautiful name!!

Maddison Mon 23-May-05 20:37:06

Congratulations Logic - I would have posted earlier but my new arrival sees that I don't get on here much

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