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Deeno is back and this time with baby Phoebe!

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deeno · 15/01/2004 18:11

Phoebe Elena arrived on 7th Jan at 18.33pm by emergency caesarian. I would have posted much earlier but I have spent the last week and a half in and out of hospital. Anyway, went in for induction on 5th Jan. Had three lots of prostoglandin gel and lots of painful type contractions before I was only 2 cm dilated. On the 7th Jan I had my waters broken for me, put on a drip to bring on contractions, given epidural which didn't work! By 5.30 I had only dilated another 1 cm and baby's heart beat was slowing so taken for emergency section. Very scary but relieved to get baby out safely and she arrived a whopping 10lb 1oz!!! Have been out of hospital and back in since with heavy blood loss and had to have blood transfusion. Wonderful to be back home with Phoebe who is gorgeous. It was well worth it. Just trying to get to grips with the b feeding now!

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doormat · 15/01/2004 18:13

Congratulations deeno
and welcome to the world baby Phoebe

SenoraPostrophe · 15/01/2004 18:15


My positive thoughts only partially worked then! (I was hoping for a healthy baby and an easy delivery.)

Hayls · 15/01/2004 18:15

Congratulations and hope you feel better soon

Ghosty · 15/01/2004 18:34

Congratulations Deeno .... welcome to little Phoebe!!

Hulababy · 15/01/2004 18:37

Congratulations and welcome to Pheobe.

popsycal · 15/01/2004 18:54


emmatmg · 15/01/2004 19:32

Congratulations Deeno and welcome to mumsnet Phoebe!

motherinferior · 15/01/2004 19:44

Oh darling, glad it's all over. Hallo little Phoebe!

JanH · 15/01/2004 19:45

Congratulations, deeno!

WSM · 15/01/2004 20:13

Congrats Deeno and welcome to your lovely big baby girl

marsup · 15/01/2004 20:51

Congratulations Deeno and you sound very brave, good luck with the b/feeding - it can't be harder than what you have been through.

tabitha · 15/01/2004 20:53

Congratulations deeno. Sorry you had such a difficult time but obviously Pheobe's worth it.

stupidgirl · 15/01/2004 20:57


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mammya · 15/01/2004 21:16

Congratulations, hope you're able to have a good rest after going through all this. Welcome to Phoebe and good luck with bfeeding.

SpringChicken · 16/01/2004 09:11

Congratulations Deeno She's a big 'un, think i might've been glad of the c-section in the end!

pie · 16/01/2004 09:12

Congratulations, welcome Phoebe

DSW · 16/01/2004 09:13

Congratulations!!Welcome Phoebe Elena - gorgeous name!!

lydialemon · 16/01/2004 17:22

congratulation! Glad you're both fine after all that! Phoebe Elena is a beautiful name (both were on our list of possibles for DD ) You're not Greek are you?

Grommit · 16/01/2004 18:39

Deeno - congratulations and well done!

mears · 16/01/2004 18:57

Cogratulations Deeno. Sorry you have had a rough time but hopefully things are now improving

kiwicath · 17/01/2004 11:27

Deeno - well done my girl!! My heart goes out to you over your difficult delivery but what a whoppa of a little girl you had!! Well done both of you.

deeno · 21/01/2004 18:23

Thanks for all your good wishes. It's chaos at home and a bit of a culture shock having a little person totally dependent on me 24, 7 after spending all my life only responsible for myself. B/feeding is going well. Phoebe really clever and knows exactly what to do. Lydialemon I am British, although have some relatives who live in Crete. Dp and I just loved the name Phoebe and Elena is my mum's name, although it is spelt Eleanor. I believe Elena is the way it is spelt in Greece?

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Bozza · 22/01/2004 09:41

Congratulations - we can all probably all appreciate the "culture shock". Sorry you had such a hard time but glad its going OK now.

joolee · 22/01/2004 15:52

Congratulations Deeno and Phoebe . I understand some of what you went through as I had a similar experience last weekend but isn't it all so worth it?? . Things get better everyday!

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