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Mandymoo's Little Boy has Arrived!

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Mandymoo · 09/05/2006 10:51

Hey there

Thomas William (Tom) was born on 5th May at 5.28pm by normal delivery after 4 hrs 52 mins of labour.

MY dye date was 7th May but my BP was so high and i was already 3cm dilated so midwives decided to break my waters and put me on the drip on the Friday morning. It all kicked off about 12.30pm with contractions suddenly coming from nowhere. No pain relief for first 3 hours - just sat on a birthing ball and used some yoga breathing which really helped. Then has 40 mins of gas and air which just made me feel drunk like it did last time. So for last stage of labour i just dug into dh's poor hand and used yoga breathing!!

Can't say it didnt hurt but it was a really positive experience and one which i will never forget along with that of my dd's birth. Had epidural last time though so it was a bit different.

No problems with retained placenta like last time and only had 2 stitches.

Tom is absolutely gorgeous (obviously!) and his big sister has coped amazingly well and we are very proud of her. She has her moments when I think it all gets a bit too much for her (but i'm the same atm!) but on the whole she has been a little angel.

Tom is b/fing well and sleeping lots - he is a bit jaundiced but nothing major.

DH is off for two weeks so the plan is just to spend time together and enjoy it before i have to try and forge some kind of routine when DH goes back to work Sad

Anyway, sorry such a long post!!! XX

OP posts:
pucca · 09/05/2006 10:53

Congratulations Grin

Sounds like a fab birth!!

SoupDragon · 09/05/2006 10:54

Congratulations :)

HappyMumof2 · 09/05/2006 10:59

Congratulations Smile

Sounds like a lovely birth - similar to my second.

You finally got there with the name then? Wink

Mandymoo · 09/05/2006 11:01

lol - yeah - poor mite didnt have a name for the first two hours of his life though - just couldnt decide! He sooooooo looks like a Tom though ! X

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biglips · 09/05/2006 11:03

way hey - congrats Smile xx

biglips · 09/05/2006 11:04

birth weight ?

coppertop · 09/05/2006 11:06

Congratulations! Welcome to little Tom. :):):)

lucy5 · 09/05/2006 11:12

Congratulations and welcome to the world Tom Grin

Mandymoo · 09/05/2006 11:18

oooops forgot the weight! 8lbs 9 1/2 oz Grin

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hockeymum · 09/05/2006 16:20

lovely to read your story Mandymoo. Glad you dd is coping so well. Good luck with the next few days, weeks.

Maddison · 09/05/2006 17:13

Congratulations and welcome to Tom Smile

Enid · 09/05/2006 17:15


I think dd3 would have been a Tom in the end had she been a boy

congratulations x Enid

robin3 · 09/05/2006 17:16

Well done. Great name.

sparklemagic · 09/05/2006 17:18

congratulations to you and DH and well done to you!

I love the name and love the fact you are letting him be Tom rather than just Thomas!!

fenny1 · 11/05/2006 10:09

Congrats on your new expanded family!

squidgeymiller · 18/05/2006 17:16

Well done on making it through using the yoga breathing and welcome to baby Tom.

Ellbell · 24/06/2006 23:56

Hey, Mandy... better late than never. Welcome to Tom (lovely name). Maybe I'll get to meet him one day?
love from Ellbell and family

Ledodgyherring · 25/06/2006 00:00

Congratulations! Fab name as well.

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