Finley is here! Birth story & photos

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  1. 5ara

    5ara Fin's mom

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    Hi everyone, I just wanted to announce the birth of my beautiful boy, Finley Christopher Owen Hyde. He arrived one week overdue on Sunday at 9:05 pm. He was 20.5 inches long and 7 lbs 14 oz.
    I woke up that morning feeling "different" and even told DH that I thought it would be today. I went on a walk and started having mild contractions about 10 am. Wasn't sure if it was for real, or how long it would be, and it was so hot that I decided I'd have a swim. So I went swimming at about noon and the contractions really picked up. When I went home I took a quick shower and called DH to come home - contractions were already 5 min apart by 2 pm. When they got to be 3 min apart at about 4 pm we called the MW and met her at the birth center. I was 3 cm dilated and 90% effaced when we got there. Things moved really quickly and I started pushing at about 7 pm. I was completely without pain killers - it just went so fast I didn't even think of it! I felt like my body was completely in control. By 9:00, he was here! When he came out he had the cord wrapped round his neck, and had swallowed meconium. They had to cut the cord immediately and take him to be suctioned and given air. I also tore in a couple of places, 2nd degree (almost 3rd) tears which needed a lot of stitching. i didn't care though once my baby was back with me and safe.

    We spent the night at the birth center and came home the next morning. He is so perfect and such a good baby. He has been nursing, pooing, and sleeping a LOT and his 24-hour check up was great. I am so in LOVE!
     

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  2. ohbananas

    ohbananas Mom to 1, and awaitin 2!

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    Awww! Adorable, congrats!
     
  3. Purple_poppy

    Purple_poppy Well-Known Member

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    Precious! Congrats!
     
  4. mamuska

    mamuska Well-Known Member

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    Awwwww he is gorgeous!! Congrats!! :D
     
  5. luvnmybumpx4

    luvnmybumpx4 Mommy of 4

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    Congrats hun he's precious :)
     
  6. pink32

    pink32 Pregnant #4

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    congratulations!
     
  7. flumpsmummy

    flumpsmummy Well-Known Member

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    congratulations, sounds like you had a lovely nice birth, love the name finley and great weight too,

    my second son is called finley and he weighed 7lb14 too.xx
     
  8. EllaAndLyla

    EllaAndLyla Earth and Angel mummy!

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    LOVE the name!!! he looks absolutely gorgeous :) congrats xx
     
  9. mummy2lola

    mummy2lola Mum to 2 trying for 3

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    Congratulations mummy xx
     
  10. Lynsay

    Lynsay Mummy to Jessica

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    What a lovely birth story, sounds like the ideal birth to me! (apart from the tearing...ouch!) he's beautiful, congratulations! Xx
     
  11. sardando

    sardando Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  12. xxyjadexx

    xxyjadexx Well-Known Member

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    Awww cutie! X
     
  13. Jessicax5

    Jessicax5 3DD+1DS <3

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    Congratulations on your little boy! He's a cutie! :)
     
  14. lizzies29

    lizzies29 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations xx
     
  15. scuffer

    scuffer Mum to 3 lovely boys!

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    Congratulations! You did really well with the birth and he is gorgeous x
     
  16. BabyNo1.

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    Agh he is so cute!! congratulations! x
     
  17. lilyanne

    lilyanne Mom & Pregnant with #2

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    Congratulations!
     

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