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Kitty's no. 6 finally decides to arrive 18 days late

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kittyhas6 · 11/04/2007 11:32

Thought I'd better announce the very late arrival of baby Ronnie!! He came 18 days late on Easter Sunday.
He is named after my Grandad and was born on what would have been the 99th birthday of my gran who died in September
He was born at 4.22 pm and weighed 8lbs 4ozs.

I'm not sure exactly when labour started as I'd been having very on off contractions since early in the morning and didn't actually believe I was in labour even just before he was born.
I kept asking ther midwive if he was going to be born today !!

He was born in my bedroom at home. I think from the onset of regular, painful contractions he took 1hr 20 mins to come, so quite quick I guess.

This was the first time I didn't tear and the placenta delivered itself almost as soon as he was born!!

I had gone into hospital earlier in the day for ctg monitoring but they didn't have a spare monitor so I decided to go home and whilst on the way out of the hospital felt the contractions start again.
Dp and I were desperately trying to get OUT of the hospital and go home for him to be born, usually it should be the other way round .

Anyway, today is the first day he has been settled. He cried as soon as he was born and has only just stopped, gut problems I think.

Having 6 kids is mental

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SoupDragon · 11/04/2007 11:33

Dear god, six

Congratulations and good luck!! Although I guess life is so chaotic when you get lots of children you don't notice another one

shouldbe · 11/04/2007 11:34

6!...and I hesitate over having a third! Congratulations!

Gobbledigook · 11/04/2007 11:35

Blimey! Well done, congratulations!

dejags · 11/04/2007 11:36


Greenleeves · 11/04/2007 11:37

Oh, congratulations kitty!

pindy · 11/04/2007 11:39

Congratulations! Have you started trying for No 7 yet?

kittyhas6 · 11/04/2007 13:13

no, no, no!!!!

Time to stop

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belgo · 11/04/2007 13:18

congratulations! I'm so glad it all went well. Well done.

kama · 11/04/2007 13:21

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littlerach · 11/04/2007 13:22

6 is rather impressive!

Pinkchampagne · 11/04/2007 13:34

Congratulations! Wow, 6 children!! I take my hat of you!!

Pinkchampagne · 11/04/2007 13:35

Sorry, should say "I take my hat of to you!" Missed the to out!

MKG · 11/04/2007 13:49


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staceym11 · 11/04/2007 13:59

congrats on the new arival!! am at 18 days late! and at 6 kids! good luck to you!

lulumama · 11/04/2007 14:01

welcome to baby ronnie ! i think you have the longest pregnancies on mumsnet !

90 minutes must be some sort of record !

bless him, hope he stays settled x

cathcart · 11/04/2007 14:04

good for you kitty! well done and congrats to you and your (large) family!

popsycal · 11/04/2007 14:04

quick births are fab
(i can raise your ninety minutes )

MellowMa · 11/04/2007 14:05

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MerryMarigold · 11/04/2007 14:05


Am in awe of your lovely labour (as far labour's go) and your big, happy family! Enjoy baby Ronnie if he's to be your last...

Singapore · 11/04/2007 14:14

Congratulations and welcome baby Ronnie. I could not even imagine having six! Good luck to you and all your family

kittyhas6 · 11/04/2007 15:41

Thankyou so much everyone, your kind messages have made me well up

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SpawnChorus · 11/04/2007 15:48

Congratulations!!! (BTW my DS is called Ronnie Great name!)

oxocube · 11/04/2007 15:50

Great news Kitty (mad, but lovely )

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