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Bagpuss30's birthday kitten arrives!

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Bagpuss30 Tue 12-Jul-05 16:43:11

George arrived last Monday 4th July (my 31st birthday too!) at 11.25 pm and 3 days overdue, weighing 9 lb 5 oz. DS1 and DD are both really delighted with their little bro, and everything is going great . I feel very lucky indeed and would really like to thank all the girls on the TTC and Ante Natal threads who have supported me and listened to my ramblings since last October .

Whilst the little chap sleeps I will attempt a birth story:

8.00 pm last Monday, I finally decide that something might be happening so off we go to the hospital where I am examined and told that I am not dilating despite some mild painless contractions which are 5 mins apart. Midwife decides to give me a sweep there and then and tells me to wait to see if anything happens. 1 hour later and after watching loads of rubbish telly, dh slopes off to phone MIL to tell her that nothing is happening and whilst he is gone my waters break with a spectacular pop . After that I am carted off to the delivery suite by the best midwife ever who doesn't seem to mind that I am doubled over in pain and behaving like an absolute child . After we get into the room everything is pretty much a blur and although I try to get as off my face as possible on gas and air, it doesn't seem to be doing much. Second stage lasts about 5 minutes but seems like a lifetime. DS2 finally makes an appearance and starts crying even though he is still mainly inside me . Slight panic as midwife realises the cord is round his neck twice and under one arm and has to clamp it several times and cut it. DS2 is finally born after a 1.5 hr labour and comes out on a tidal wave of fluid. Midwive pulls emergency alarm as he is not breathing and has swallowed lots of fluid too . After a minute or two ds2 starts crying and dh (who has been mainly keeping a low profile up until now) and I are very relieved .

Miaou Tue 12-Jul-05 16:49:06

Bagpuss, congratulations, and sharing your birthday too! Glad everything is ok now after a slightly scary start.

LURVE that new baby smell - enjoy.....

mrsdarcy Tue 12-Jul-05 19:56:39

Congratulations Bagpuss .

PeachyClair Tue 12-Jul-05 20:09:57

Oh what a lovely birthday gift, congratulations1

Yorkiegirl Tue 12-Jul-05 20:11:19

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Twiga Tue 12-Jul-05 20:11:59

What a fab birthday present - Congratulations Bagpuss30! Welcome to the world wee George, lol to the whole family x

hub2dee Tue 12-Jul-05 20:30:19

Bagpuss ! What a story !

Wow. Nice one ! Bet those two minutes were L O N G.

Well done, and happy (belated) birthday to you and George.


Hausfrau Tue 12-Jul-05 20:34:20

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Frizbe Tue 12-Jul-05 20:35:46

Oh congrats to you all!

kgc Wed 13-Jul-05 01:08:45

Congrats to you and your family

Lolasmum Wed 13-Jul-05 10:17:10

Congratulations Bagpuss. Hope you managed to have some birthday cake before you went into labour!

Bagpuss30 Fri 15-Jul-05 11:26:15

Thanks for the congrats and no I didn't manage to get any cake! He is possibly the best present ever anyway .

Eulalia Fri 15-Jul-05 11:56:32

Congratulations Bagpuss and family on baby George(sorry it took me so long to get round to here) and what a lovely birthday present for you!

18mumtobe Sat 16-Jul-05 12:08:34


mears Thu 28-Jul-05 09:50:45

What a brilliant birthday present. Congratulations and welcome to George

Springchicken Thu 28-Jul-05 11:28:39

Congratulations Bagpuss

coppertop Thu 28-Jul-05 12:00:26

Congratulations Bagpuss!

Pamina3 Thu 28-Jul-05 15:19:41

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