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A late birth this the fastest on mumsnet?????

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frangipan · 15/11/2007 12:09

Ruby Rose Ann was born at home on 28/10/2007, planned homebirth......

8pm-first twinge...
8.10pm - called midwives
8.57pm-midwives arrive just as I deliver head
9pm- Ruby literally fell out and midwife caught her(i was standing up!)....
7lb 8oz (had been told to expect at least 9lb'er)

fast or what is this a mumsnet record or does anyone have a faster time????

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belgo · 15/11/2007 12:11

Congratulations! So glad it went well, lovely name.

malfoy · 15/11/2007 12:13

very impressed. congrats!

LedodgyDickinson · 15/11/2007 12:13

Huge congratulations and welcome to the world baby Ruby.

malfoy · 15/11/2007 12:14

and you are just showing off, aren't you?

I am a bit bitter/jealous as I had contractions for 3 days and was only 2 cm dilated.

frangipan · 15/11/2007 12:15

thanks...we were a bit shell shocked and poor DH was frantic waiting for the midwives...bless him

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Baffy · 15/11/2007 12:16


Troutpout · 15/11/2007 12:17

aww congratulations!
Ruby Rose Ann...
i am liking that name very much

largeginandtonic · 15/11/2007 12:19

WOW!! That was fast, i beat you though with 40mins like Ledogy. Wasa shock to the system!

Lovely name, very sweet. Hope you are both doing well.


frangipan · 15/11/2007 12:20

Oh and it was no less painful than the other 2 DC-once those contractions started they were mammoth and with no rest in between, and had those awful double peaked ones where just as you think you're coming out the other end of a contraction it intensifies it really was a short sharp shock...still, DH and mum cleaned the bathroom up after, which, incidently, looked like there had been a masacre in there as there was no time for drop sheets/towels/inco sheets etc

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kindersurprise · 15/11/2007 12:20

Congratulations and welcome little Ruby.

Lovely name

frangipan · 15/11/2007 12:21

DH chose the name!!!

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Miaou · 15/11/2007 12:23

My mum had my brother in 40 mins from first contraction to delivery. But that still doesn't detract from your achievement - your poor dh though


moljam · 15/11/2007 12:23


frangipan · 15/11/2007 12:23

40 minutes....blimey, I thought I was fast

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frangipan · 15/11/2007 12:25

DH told his (very close)friend that I had the "fastest fanjo in the west", I will now correct him!!!

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harryruby · 15/11/2007 15:39

Congrats! Our dd is called Ruby,and shes a little GEM!

funnypeculiar · 15/11/2007 15:47

And snort at fastest fanjo in the west!

funnypeculiar · 15/11/2007 15:47

PS HAve you got the kids book 'Ruby Flew Too' - makes me snivel every time, and I don't even have a Ruby ....

Lulumama · 16/11/2007 07:31

marvellous news ! congratulations on the safe and rapid arrival of ruby.. same weight as my DD! well done x

lemonaid · 16/11/2007 08:55

Congratulations! There's a 17-minuter around here somewhere (I remember from last time it came up) but an hour is not to be sneezed at...

marthaboo · 16/11/2007 08:57

Awww - congratulations Lovely name too.

harleyd · 16/11/2007 08:58


i beat you though, number 3 was 11 mins

MissLapinToYou · 16/11/2007 08:58

Oh pretty name! Congratulations on speedy Ruby!

tissy · 16/11/2007 08:59


I've got a Ruby, too

Buda · 16/11/2007 08:59

Wow! Speedy Ruby!

Gorgeous name and many congratulations!

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