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Annieapple has a baby girl - Lauren Rose

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annieapple7 · 04/02/2007 21:45

Lauren Rose was born at 10pm on Wednesday 24 January at hospital. She was 6lb and 11oz with very dark hair and looks exactly like DS1 when he was born.

I had to be induced because my waters started leaking on Tuesday morning and boy did it hurt. I begged for an epidural for hours because contractions were coming strongly and painfully every 2 minutes but although my stomach felt like it was going to burst, I wasn't dilating.

I thought I was set for a CS because of failure to progress, but I suddenly went from 3 cm to 10cm in about 15 minutes and and when they finally relented at 9.30pm to give me the epidural, I wanted to push.

My labour was 3 hours and the final stage was 5 minutes.

That's the science bit - the other bit is that I am stunned to have made a baby girl after having two sons and it has taken some time to sink in, and to find a name when, going on past history, I was expecting a boy.

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Maddison · 04/02/2007 22:08

Congratulations on the birth of Lauren

Beautiful name!

littlelapin · 04/02/2007 22:12

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SNOWBall4girlz · 04/02/2007 22:22

lovely name

Tommy · 04/02/2007 22:26

aww congratulations

mummy2jake · 04/02/2007 22:48

congratulations love the name
and i had my little boy on the same day and from the sounds of it our births were almost the same how freakys that

congratulations again

brimfull · 04/02/2007 23:06


rose is my dd's name

lulumama · 05/02/2007 17:53

that is lovely news ! glad to hear of the safe arrival of Lauren Rose.....x

annieapple7 · 06/02/2007 21:17

Thanks everyone - and to lulumama for your advice!

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lulumama · 06/02/2007 21:19

so welcome...xxxxxxx

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