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Foxybrowns 42 week flyer!

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foxybrown · 13/07/2007 09:47

My fourth foxcub was born at 7.34 yesterday evening, weighing in at 9.11, 13 days late.

Having woken up yesterday morning thoroughtly depressed at being still pregnant after trying EVERYTHING to start her off, went off to MW to discuss cancelling 42 week induction booked in for today. She gave me a sweep and told me I was 6 cms after weeks of stop/start false alarms. Rebooked induction for Sunday as seemed to be lacking any significant contractions.

Went off to school sports day, running in between ds1 and ds2 races, thinking "I'm in labour!". Got home at lunchtime and everything went quiet - again! Spent the afternoon relaxing as DP took children off to cinema. By the time they came back at 5 contractions were 8 mins apart. Still not convinced it was going to happen. Fed the LOs, bathed them, DS2 gets hit by a tummy bug so at 5.30 I'm in labour, dealing with contractions and cleaning up sick! Oh the glamour of motherhood!

At 6.10 called delivery suite, at 6.12 called them again and told them I needed someone now! Have to admit I was getting a bit concerned as only me, DP and 3 lo's to deal with! Eventually got in the bath and sat very, very still to slow things down while DP did bedtime. We were both silently panicking by now I found out later! MW came at 6.45 and I have never, ever been so pleased to see anyone in my life. 2nd MW turned up at 7, so I could get out of the bath. Went to the bedroom for checking, fully dilated, got up onto knees, G&A, she came out membranes intact half an hour later. No tearing, just a very lovely little girl, and very warmly received by her brothers and sister.

It really couldn't of gone any better, any quicker or any less painfully. Now I'm so glad she was a slow burner

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MelissaM · 23/07/2007 11:21


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