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In labour. Bored. Anyone want to keep me company?

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AnathemaDevice Fri 01-Feb-13 10:41:54

Been having contractions since about 5.30am. Currently about 8 minutes apart- I'm fed up! With DS and DD I was well on the way to them arriving (both 6 1/2 hour labours), but it looks like I'm going to take a bit longer this time around.

So, anyone care to distract me/give me any tips on how to speed things up?

flamingtoaster Sat 02-Feb-13 07:08:29

Congratulations - and welcome to the world Rory Michael. Hope you had a restful night.

Reaa Sat 02-Feb-13 02:02:20

Congrats to you and family smile

AppleOgies Fri 01-Feb-13 23:38:02

Aaawwww... grin

sumrandomgirl Fri 01-Feb-13 23:11:02

well done you xxx

AnathemaDevice Fri 01-Feb-13 20:48:04

I'll get a picture up in the morning, but basically he looks just like DS1, but with darker hair. He is rather lovely though smile

FlouncingMintyy Fri 01-Feb-13 20:26:42

Any chance of a pic? When you've got a minute in a day or two of course. I spect its all family snuggles and trying to get him latched on atm. Oooh I'd do anything to hold a newborn at the mo.


Flisspaps Fri 01-Feb-13 20:01:15

Congratulations! Welcome baby Rory smile

Twogoodreasons Fri 01-Feb-13 17:50:20

Congratulations - what a whopper! And a lovely name too!

mum47 Fri 01-Feb-13 17:47:55

Fantastic, congratulations, and love your choice of name! thanks

Linoleic Fri 01-Feb-13 17:44:34

Congratulations! flowers

AppleOgies Fri 01-Feb-13 17:43:46

Congratulations! And Well Done! grin

FlouncingMintyy Fri 01-Feb-13 17:35:31

Fantastic! Congratulations thanks ... and fabulous name. Well done grin. Hope everyone is looking after you beautifully.

AnathemaDevice Fri 01-Feb-13 17:32:02

It's a boy! Rory Michael was born at 3.14pm, weighing 8lbs 12oz. It was my longest labour at 9 3/4 hours, but it was fairly straightforward so I managed to stay at home.

The other DCs aren't overly impressed, but they're still so little themselves that I wasn't expecting them to be.

sumrandomgirl Fri 01-Feb-13 16:31:22

hope all went well...happy days ahead xxx

AppleOgies Fri 01-Feb-13 12:57:10

Good luck!!! grin

Twogoodreasons Fri 01-Feb-13 12:20:11

Good luck. Will look forward to the news!

LaVolcan Fri 01-Feb-13 12:18:00

I had a labour like that - not much happening it seemed, so based on my first labour I thought I must have had hours to go, I thought, then whoosh - I suddenly started pushing and had to get hold of the midwife pdq.

AnathemaDevice Fri 01-Feb-13 12:17:03

Midwife is on her way, so I'm turning the computer off now. I'll be back later to let you know how it all went. Contractions are now 4 minutes apart and quite painful.

Hopefully I'll be back soon!

sumrandomgirl Fri 01-Feb-13 12:08:06

he may faint with relief when She arrives haha, he sounds paniced poor guy, bet he is driving u crazy,
how are your contractions now x

AnathemaDevice Fri 01-Feb-13 12:02:11

DH is now dancing to try and keep me entertained. I may lock him out of the house when the mdwife gets here.

AnathemaDevice Fri 01-Feb-13 11:41:39

No answer when DH phoned the midwives. He's going to try the daytime number again, then call the central delivery suite and hope they can get hold of whoever is on duty today. I hope it's the midwife I've seen all the way through, 'cos she's lovely.

Reaa Fri 01-Feb-13 11:41:09

I second the cleaning windows and add in skirting boards smile

flamingtoaster Fri 01-Feb-13 11:38:19

Oh how exciting! Hope things speed up soon for you. If you want to keep DH busy are you sure the windows don't need polishing or anything? smile

FlouncingMintyy Fri 01-Feb-13 11:32:57

How exciting! I don't know why but I just think its so cool to have a birthday on the 1st of the month. Good luck op!

Flisspaps Fri 01-Feb-13 11:32:35

The MWs will clean up the mess afterwards, I wouldn't worry about that!

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