Thomas is here!!!

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  1. futuremum

    futuremum Well-Known Member

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    Hello!!!

    Thomas arrived on thursday 22nd of December at 8.31 pm, weighing 7 pounds 11 for 54 cms.

    Contractions started at 4.30 in the morning, feeling like tightenings inside but none outside. at 7.30 am i phoned the hospital to ask if they were contractions but they were not helpful. At 11.30 OH phoned and they told him to stay at home, that it might be just early labour. I started to put the TENS on even though i did not have any tightenings outside but inside it was painful, especially in my lower back. By 2 pm I was in tears, we phoned OH's sister who had a baby 3 months before, she told me it was only BH and I would be in labour for at least 24 more hours!!! by 4pm I was in so much pain with still no hard belly but tightenings in front of lower belly, in lower back and anus, i told OH to take me to hospital. He phoned the hospital and they agreed to see me. Arrived there at 4.30 but my contractions were not regular at all, sometimes I would have 4 contractions in 3 minutes, sometimes 1 every 3 minutes but they always lasted at least 40 seconds!!!! Anyway, they examined me and told me I was 9 cm dilated so no epidural, only gas and air.

    I never thought giving birth was so painful and frustrating!!!! The last 2 hours were the worst because it was the pushing, I had to push by my bump as baby was back to back and the head kept poping in and out!!!! they took gas and air from me to make me push harder and god that was painful!!!!
    At 8.31 pm, Thomas was born with the help of a kiwi vaccuum. I have a second degree tear (took 45 minutes to stitch), am extremely sore down below.

    I came back home yesterday as I did not have any sleep for more than 24 hours, my MIL was here to help us and i managed to get 5 hours sleep, now it is my OH sleeping :)

    Thomas is lovely but was crying a lot, we found out that a dummy is our saviour for the moment as he would not sleep in his basket or cot, only on us. He is sleeping now in his moses basket!!!! Feeding is a bit difficult but he is a hungry lad which is good!!!!

    Sorry no picture but OH does not want the baby's pic to be on the site, will see if he changes his mind later on!!!

    Thomas has arrived just on time to open his presents lol and is our best present ever :)

    Merry Christmas to all of you!!!!

    Nathalie
     
  2. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations Nathalie!!!

    All these babies just in time for Christmas - it must be wonderful!

    Lucy

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  3. stephlw25

    stephlw25 Well-Known Member

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    :D CONGRATULATIONS :D

    What a lovely xmas present!!

    Sorry you had a painful time of it :shock: hope you are recovering well!

    Steph x x
     
  4. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    Congrats hunny!!!


    have a great xmas :)

    xxxx
     
  5. lauramumof2

    lauramumof2 Well-Known Member

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    Many congrats to you all.

    Laura.
     
  6. Yvonne

    Yvonne Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations Hun,

    It goes to show not all labour is text book, no matter how hard to the midwives try and push it on you

    Well done :D :D
     
  7. ToriElla

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    Congratulations :) xx
     
  8. ree77

    ree77 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!!! You must be thrilled to have him for X-mas!! I'm sorry it was soooo painful, it doesn't sound like you had the "norm" of contractions which threw everyone off!! Take Care of yourself!

    xoxo Ree
     
  9. lisa31

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    Congratulations Futuremum (or should I say Presentmum!!) and what a great present!!!!

    Hope you are all doing well and have a wonderful Christmas!

    L x
     
  10. Tara & Liam

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    Congratulations Nathalie

    We thought that you might have gone into labour. Enjoy your christmas pressie!!! I want my one now.

    sending all my love

    x
     
  11. Hypnorm

    Hypnorm Well-Known Member

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    congrats - we would love to see your baby.
    I had a kiwi ventouse too - not nice - baby with bruised head and local anaesthetic some where painfull!!
     
  12. Rosieroo

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    Congrats FM, you got your Xmas baby!!
     
  13. *saulino*

    *saulino* Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    Congradualtions on your baby boy.
    Thats a scary thought taht you mioght not realize your in labour cuz everyone says your not, sounds like you almost missed the hospital.
    Sorry it was a rough time but at least you have your baby now.
    Take care and merry Christmas
    Katrina
     
  14. Ragna

    Ragna Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations !!!!

    What a Great Christmas Prezzie !!!


    Ragna xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  15. rach

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    congratulations hun xxxxxxxxx
     
  16. emilia

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    Congratulations you little Minx!!!!!!
    You managed to beat me to it :( ...... I'm still chewing my fingers to the bone in desperation to meet baby!!!!!!
    Well done though - can't wait to see piccies!!! :lol: :wink:
    Big hugs
    Emilia xx
     
  17. *sam*

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    :D CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D
     
  18. Sarah W Baby Belly

    Sarah W Baby Belly Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for letting us all now!

    Congratulations and hope you are having a lovely christmas!
     
  19. BubbleOne

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    :lol: CONGRATULATIONS :lol:

    Am sending lots of hugs your way :D
     
  20. Tara & Liam

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    Hi Nathalie

    just seeing how you are today.

    my hubby agrees with yours and he doesnt want us to post a piccie of our baby on the site, so i dont know how i will get round that one.

    hope youre feeling better now and Thomas is doing well.

    take care hun
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