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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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Mossie · 14/04/2007 21:24

Kitty I'm made up for you (& I think Ronnie is lovely name btw) sounds like you had a relatively quick birth as well - looking forward to seeing it on home birth diaries!!!!

Lio · 14/04/2007 21:27

Take my hat off to you - no doubt you had to stick up for yourself to go so 'late' (I have a problem with due dates/being late etc), and many congrats on the quick arrival of Ronnie

ScoobyDooooo · 14/04/2007 21:34

WOW congratulations & welcome to baby Ronnie, your family looks lovely

friendly · 14/04/2007 21:38

Well done, Kitty and congratulations. Just told Dh after an exhausting day with our 5. He's just said "We are not having anymore!" DS4 is only 8 months but dd would love a sister.......

What lovely news. x

1973magpie · 14/04/2007 21:53

Congratulations Kitty on the birth of Ronnie (great name btw ) Glad you had a good birth, and that you made it home from the hospital in time !

dreamydowler · 22/04/2007 18:21

Read your wonderful news and just had to add my congratulations. As a mum of 7, Youngest is 7 months and soon to be gran too I know how manic life can be but isnt it just awesome too sending loads of love and support your way buzz me anytime

kittyhas6 · 07/05/2007 20:55

Thanks dreamy. Got any tips on reducing the constant bloody mess?
I really wish there was a flylady for large families where we could share tips and discuss large family probs. If you know of any let me know!!!

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suzycreamcheese · 07/05/2007 21:07

congratulations kitty!!
it's a really sweet name, love it! x

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