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Berolina's little one is here!

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berolina Tue 24-May-05 14:56:47

Samuel Michael Alexander [surname] arrived at 7.20pm on Wednesday 18 May, weighing 2820g and measuring 49cm. Labour had started on the Monday (!) with irregular cramps on one side, misdiagnosed as IBS (!!), then more defnite contractions on the Tuesday, irregular but often very frequent (i.e. none for 3/4 hour and then 4 in 10 minutes), so we headed for the hospital at 3am on Weds - 2cm dilated. Spent the morning having contractions and sleeping on and off, they disappeared completely around lunchtime but then came back with a huge vengeance - after caving in and having an epidural I went from 2.5cm to completely dilated in not much more than an hour (!). However, then everything stopped again - had my waters broken but contractions dwindling - was put on a syntocin (sp?) drip, which helped. However, it still didn't seem time for the big push - but as Samuel's heartbeat was dipping a bit they decided to let me go for it, and after maybe about 1/2 hour of pushing and the help of an episiotomy and ventouse thingy Samuel arrived. I was in hospital with him until Monday (pretty standard here - they also made a big fuss about my blood loss, although I felt fine more or less straight away) and sadly he's still there now because he needed/needs phototherapy for his jaundice. I'm staying in with him and trying to feed him up - have just popped home for a couple of hours now. Anyway, Samuel is absolutely adorable and I and Mr Berolina are smitten and very very indeed!

NomDePlume Tue 24-May-05 14:58:05

Lovely, congratulations

Lizzylou Tue 24-May-05 14:58:54


elsmommy Tue 24-May-05 14:59:18


teabelly Tue 24-May-05 15:03:56

Bero - many congratulations again on the safe arrival of Samuel...makes all those months of worry worth while doesn't it! Won't be long now and he'll be home with you and Mr Bero too

MrsWednesday Tue 24-May-05 15:07:35

Congratulations to the Berolina family, and welcome to the world Samuel (lovely name). Hopefully he'll be home very, very soon.

jellyhead Tue 24-May-05 15:10:51

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18mumtobe Tue 24-May-05 15:21:03

congratulation berolina and welcome to little samuel

mrsflowerpot Tue 24-May-05 15:21:58

Many congratulations again - hope you have him home with you very soon.

bubbaloo Tue 24-May-05 15:38:50

congratulations again bero.hopefully little samuel will be home with you very shortly

Yorkiegirl Tue 24-May-05 15:42:14

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bundle Tue 24-May-05 15:44:04

oh what lovely news. is it me or are there lots of MN babies arriving all at once? <<scuttles off in broody manner>>

KVG Tue 24-May-05 15:50:29

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Hulababy Tue 24-May-05 20:33:32

Congratulations and welcome to Samuel Michael Alexander

Marina Tue 24-May-05 20:36:17

Many congratulations on the birth of young Samuel, berolina Hope that jaundice clears up soon (both of mine only just dodged the lights).

katzguk Wed 25-May-05 11:26:28

congrats - another Junie here early!

Lonelymum Wed 25-May-05 11:28:38

Very glad to see your birth announcement Berolina, especially as I remember helping you out with one or two pg worries. I am sure your little ds will soon be home with you.

Cooperoo Wed 25-May-05 14:07:20

Congratulations Berolina. Welcome Samuel! I am sure he will be home with you very soon. Take care and rest as much as poss to get that milk flowing!!!

moondog Wed 25-May-05 14:09:32

Well done and welcome baby Samuel! Everyone seems to be having babies at the moment!

charleypops Wed 25-May-05 20:37:11

Well done Bero!

berolina Thu 26-May-05 15:35:18

Samuel and I are home!

bubbaloo Thu 26-May-05 15:36:19


charleypops Thu 26-May-05 19:19:02

That's brilliant news! Wasn't as long as you thought then

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