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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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Greenleeves · 11/04/2007 20:06

t has to be said, Ronnie is an adorable name

electra · 11/04/2007 20:07


PeachyChocolateEClair · 11/04/2007 20:10

Oh congats Kitty

I thought that was quite a qick pg! Shows what I know

Hulababy · 11/04/2007 20:14


Pruni · 11/04/2007 20:15

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hewlettsdaughter · 11/04/2007 20:21

Congrats on your Easter arrival

CocoLoco · 11/04/2007 20:23

Congratulations - six would be my ideal number of children, like the Sound of Music (or is that 7?) Great birth too! Enjoy

kittyhas6 · 11/04/2007 20:43

Greeny, I had assumed that Ronnie was a rather unpopular name ATM, most people go strangely silent on being told

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PeachyChocolateEClair · 11/04/2007 22:41

Ronnie is nice. Everybody ahtes ds3's name (like yours, a family name) but hey, not their choice is it?

OttersPool · 11/04/2007 22:43

congratulations kitty - is that 4 boys 2 girls now?
is it much harder than 5?!!!!

ceolas · 11/04/2007 22:46

Lovely news


aviatrix · 11/04/2007 22:48

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threelittlebabies · 11/04/2007 23:08

Huge congrats to you

MadamePlatypus · 11/04/2007 23:16

Ronnie is a great name. Hope you are being completely spoilt (if thats possible with 6...?)

VeniVidiVickiQV · 11/04/2007 23:43

Congratulations kitty and family!

Ronnie is a fab name, its in our family too!

claireabo · 12/04/2007 00:24

congrats and well done am truly in awe

chocolatebirdy · 12/04/2007 01:40

mad mad mad CONGRATULATIONS YOU VERY BRAVE LADY. Sorry to shout, but it really is something to shout about!

DollyPopsOut · 12/04/2007 07:13

Congratulations and much love - look forward to seeing a photo when you have the time XXXXXX

largeginandtonic · 12/04/2007 08:52

Congratulations Kitty, what a lovely family. Hope it is all going well for you, i will wait with baited breath to see how it goes. My #6 is due in 4 weeks......

Please tell me the afterpains are not too bad, i asked the midwife to look for another baby after i had #5. Im dreading them more than the birth.

evilnamechanger · 12/04/2007 09:02

Huge congratulations Kitty!

AlphaLolly · 12/04/2007 09:45

Congratulations Kitty - 6 dc

Wow - Superwoman!!!!


kittyhas6 · 12/04/2007 10:47

I keep forgetting that I have an extra one, have to count them in an out. The older ones are being very good, even the other baby, bless her!

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largeginandtonic · 12/04/2007 11:19

Thank you so much for your afterpain advice on the May thread! I am dreading it, they were so awful last time i was convinced i had atwin hiding in there somewhere! I will follow you advice to the letter.

This monster is still breech at 36 wks though so may have a spinal for relief at this rate, think we should get mobile epidurals for the aftrepains anyway

Will keep looking for you on the threads to see how it is all going xxxx thank you again xxxx
Saturn74 · 12/04/2007 11:23

Congratulations kitty!
Glad all went so well.

SJLTM · 12/04/2007 14:38

Hi, just had to send my congratulations to you all, I am mum to five, and I take my hat off to you, I hope you are getting lots of help, I would hate to see your washing and ironing pile, mine is bad enough !!

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