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Gorgeous babe here at last!

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Bekki · 04/09/2003 21:53

Alexander James was born this morning at 9.53 after a very much wanted natural birth. Amazingly he weighed only 7lbs 4oz compared to his adoring big brother whom weighed 8lbs 14oz.

Apart from ds1 wrecking the house at every available oppurtunity everything has gone better than I had hoped for. Baby seems to be taking quickly to breast feeding (although hes taking in air). Four dirty nappies seems a bit extreme for the first 12 hours of life though. But if you compare it to the amount of times that I went during labour it seems comparitively normal. Hes absolutely perfect although he has a big over bite with some very large looking knashers coming through already! I'll have no nipples left soon.

Mil was the most amazing person, and I owe her BIG TIME! My dh was absolutely useless whilst I was in labour and didn't seem to care about anything or anyone. His mum saw how useless he was and stepped in to be my birthing partner. Words cannot express what her help has meant to me. After a long arduous labour I nearly gave up and screamed to be whisked off to the nearest hospital at 6 this morning. But mil took it upon herself to be my birth coach, and I will always be grateful to her for letting me have my dream birth experience. Thanks to my mil and everyone at St Marys midwifery unit and most of all for all the mumsnetters for their advice and reasurrance since I joined this site. I sound like I'm collecting an award! Thanks again and I'll just sit on my own on the Sept babies thread.

Happy! Happy! Happy!

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Bobsmum · 05/09/2003 09:34

congrats! September babies are lovely Well done and what a gorgeous strong name.

musica · 05/09/2003 09:46

Well done Bekki! Glad everything went smoothly. Enjoy him!

Katherine · 05/09/2003 09:54

Bekki - so pleased for you. Well done. Big Hugs

Marina · 05/09/2003 09:54

What a great posting, many congratulations to you Bekki and your MIL, who sounds a wonderful woman. So glad you got the birth you wanted.
Welcome to Mumsnet, Alexander James!

aloha · 05/09/2003 10:01

Congratulations! What a lovely, cheerful post to see in the morning.

Bugsy2 · 05/09/2003 10:11

Fantastic news Bekki, delighted you are on such a high and that all went so well for you.

wickedstepmother · 05/09/2003 10:17

What a great birth story, big congrats from all at Camp WSM

princesspeahead · 05/09/2003 10:42

many congratrulations bekki and alexander - and bekki's MIL! she sounds great - and you sound on cloud nine.....

me next, please, please..!

monkey · 05/09/2003 12:00

Congratulations, Bekki, sounds like you had a really positive experience - glad your mil was so great too, I bet that'll always be a special bond for Alexander James (lovely name) and her. Well done. Now get some rest!!

Wills · 05/09/2003 12:09

Bekki, you sound elated, congratulations to you and dh and ds1! Glad your mil was around to help out, that sounds geat.

Wills · 05/09/2003 12:09

Bekki, you sound elated, congratulations to you and dh and ds1! Glad your mil was around to help out, that sounds geat.

Bekki · 05/09/2003 13:53

Thanks for all your postings, you've all been such a great help over the last 9 months.

I was a little sceptical about how different types of birth could affect you physically and emotionally afterwards. But after having two completely different vaginal births I can say that you should try everything in your power to ensure that you get the birth that you want. I never dreamt that i would feel this good after having a baby.

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Grommit · 05/09/2003 15:40

Bekki - congratulations - I am pleased it went well!

Hughsie · 05/09/2003 15:43

Good on you for sticking with it - fantastic feeling though isn't it - well done

tigermoth · 05/09/2003 21:42

many congratulations, Bekki! reading your message has made me feel all broody

Demented · 06/09/2003 09:52

Congratulations Bekki! Brilliant news!

ninja · 06/09/2003 11:30

Congratulations - hope those teeth aren't causing too many problems!

neen99 · 06/09/2003 12:17


Love the name Alexander James (Alexander is ds1's middle name, and James is ds2's middle name, as you may have read on his recent birth announcement)

myersthecat · 07/09/2003 12:05

Congratulations, glad everything went more or less to plan!

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