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Ouch I think I'm in labour (SpawnChorus).

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SpawnChorus Wed 23-Sep-09 06:10:53

Woke up at 12.30am with mild contrax every 7 mins. Lay in bed for a couple of hours. Pain became more intense, but mins. Got up at 3.30ish and contrax became more frequent (every 4/5 mins) but less painful. Went back to bed at about 4.30 and pains became more intense but less frequent again (7 mins) hmm

Am now bouncing on ball as it is too uncomfy [understatement] to lie down.

Just had another feeling a bit sick.

SpawnChorus Wed 23-Sep-09 06:11:42

oops am incoherent...."pain became more intense but less frequent"

Portofino Wed 23-Sep-09 06:16:15

Ooh - how exciting! Is this your first one? Good luck!

Deemented Wed 23-Sep-09 06:20:11

How are you feeling, SC?

travellingwilbury Wed 23-Sep-09 07:04:20

How you feeling now ? It does sound like things are moving in the right direction .

artichokes Wed 23-Sep-09 07:08:41

Finally! I have been following your threads and really felt for you. Good luck.

puffylovett Wed 23-Sep-09 11:27:12

Aha ! Found ya <stalks>

Hope all is going well, and your LO is hear safe and sound and nice and quick !

MmeLindt Wed 23-Sep-09 11:29:27

Fab. How are you doing now? Crossing my fingers for you.

LionstarBigPants Wed 23-Sep-09 11:30:31

Sounds promising SC, fingers crossed for a speedy delivery.

I remember from my first labour that the cx were MUCH stronger when lying down and tailed off when I stood up - seemed very counterintuitive.

Neon Wed 23-Sep-09 15:46:09

Any news on SC?

sarah293 Wed 23-Sep-09 15:51:43

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SpawnChorus Thu 24-Sep-09 22:31:19


I've just got back home...with my gorgeous baby boy Solomon grin

Phoned Edinburgh Royal just after posting on here and was told that they were full and we had to go to another hosp (St John's at Livingstone) shock. Contrax were about 6 mins apart, so we decided to leave then rather then leave it any later.

At the hosp my contrax were coming fairly regularly (every 5 mins) and were really quite painful, but I was still only 2 cm dilated. The MW was sooooo nice, and said it was entirely up to me whether I went home or stayed. She gave me some paracetamol and showed me to a sitting room with beanbags, balls etc etc and I tried to watch a bit of TV. I was feeling quite overwhelmed by the pain though and really tired. She brought me some portable gas and air, which helped quite a bit - I felt more normal and less anxious between contrax.

About an hour later I told her that I was worried about how tired I was feeling, and that I didn't think I was coping with the pain v well. She offered to break my waters, which was something I'd originally been quite anti, but she really inspired trust - she was really experienced and kind.

So at about 10.30 my waters were broken. I was only 2-3 cm dilated at that point. There was quite a bit of meconium in the water, so I had to be monitored. The contrax started coming much more frequently an intensely and after 45 mins or so I was 7cm dilated. The next 15 mins were a bit of a blur. V hardcore contrax...a lot of desperate gasping on gas and air. I started feeling a pushy urge, so she got me up to kneel over the back of the bed.

The pushing took about 25 mins...It was SOOOO hard and intense. Much more so then with DD or DS. I can't convey how much work it was to get his head out! Then his shoulder got a bit stuck, and a whole gang of MWs rushed in to help him out. His heartrate had dropped quite considerably. I was manoeuvered onto my back and generally stretched and pummeled until he came out. He was rushed off out of the room to be suctioned (because of the meconium), bit was absolutely fine and back in my arms within a few minutes.

He is 11 lb 8 oz and has rolls of downy chub. He smells heavenly, and I'm going to have to put the laptop down so I can go and snuzzle him some more.

Thanks for thinking about me!

LedodgyDailyMailstinksofpoo Thu 24-Sep-09 22:34:29

Huge Congratulations and shock at 11lb 8oz!

Deemented Fri 25-Sep-09 02:34:57

Wow!!! Congratulations!!!! 11lb 8oz!!!!

And what a stunning name grin

WouldntTouchThemWithYours Fri 25-Sep-09 02:37:54


Fantastic name and another shock at 11lb 8oz!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 25-Sep-09 02:48:04


11lb 8ozshock

No wonder he took some pushing.

iateallthecreameggsyummy Fri 25-Sep-09 04:33:53

wow 11lb 8oz well done you and congrats on the arrival on your baby Solomon he sounds beautiful!! smile

Neon Fri 25-Sep-09 09:18:59

OMG Spawn! Many congratulations! Great account too. 11lb 8oz?!?! Hope you manage to get some rest today..

TeaandCake Fri 25-Sep-09 09:46:19

Well done Spawn, he's a big 'un!!

Did you use your fab playlist in labour?

Mine was a work of art but ipod stayed in the bag throughout labour in the end!

BunnyLebowski Fri 25-Sep-09 09:56:14

OMFG 11lb 8oz shock shock!!!

Good woman yerself Spawny!!!!

Love his name and he sounds beautiful!

Congratulations grin grin

Disenchanted3 Fri 25-Sep-09 10:00:09

Wow Congratulations!!

Your post made me well up! (Not sure if it was the such obvious love for his little rolls of chub and his smell or the fact he was 11 lbs 80z, but still grin )

Well done!

Lizzylou Fri 25-Sep-09 10:01:29

Wow, what a wonderful name and (ouch) at 11lb 8oz!
He sounds divine <<sighs at downy chubbiness>> congratulations smile

Pinkjenny Fri 25-Sep-09 10:07:39

<tears up> at 11lb 8oz. You're a bloody hero!

SpawnChorus Fri 25-Sep-09 10:12:53

Thanks all

TeaandCake - playlist completely unplayed grin I didn't even listen to it afterwards as I was too bewitched by the sound of him breathing grin

mummy2t Fri 25-Sep-09 11:37:47

wow, congrats, fab name!!!!!!!!!!!!

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