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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy.....

Oh Boy!



We have been blessed with a beautiful healthy Baby Boy

Flynn Alexander

Born last night, Wednesday 28th November 2012 at 8.55pm, 3.6kg


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What a whirlwind 24 hours! 

After hitting publish on my last Post I never expected I would be giving birth that evening. 

I went to see my Obstetrician for my regular weekly appointment in the afternoon expecting him to say "see you in another week". However, a scan revealed an issue with the placenta and the baby was unlikely to continue growing as rapidly it should. It was far from an emergency but it was decided it was better to have the Baby out now while it was strong enough to get through Labour. An excellent decision as the cord turned out to be paper thin at birth and the placenta was on the small side.

 I was told to be at the hospital in an hour.  I was induced at 6.00pm and it was an otherwise normal and drug-free labour lasting 3 hours. It was intense and wonderful and I tried to take it all in as much as possible. It was also a posterior Labour and birth which was so much more painful than the other births. Hello stitches! However, we are both well and Flynn is perfectly fine and healthy and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.

I was too excited to sleep last night but the 4 hours i did get were the best sleep I've had in months. The kids were little balls of excitement when they had their first cuddles this morning. Such a surreal experience. I'm now resting up and enjoying every minute of this special time with my new little Lad. 

I'll be back on board soon.

Mel xx


59 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! Welcome, Flynn!

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  2. congratulations. he looks absolutely adorable, well done you xxx

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  3. Oh he is beautiful- not at all a squishy little raisin! Congratulations!

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  4. Wow, so excited to read this. Only read your previous post at breaky this morning and now your beautiful boy is in your arms! Enjoy this precious time x

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  5. Congratulations Mel & Mr Mel! He's a wonderful boy! He has made a very timely entrance thank God.

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  6. Lovely name and gorgeous baby, of course! Well done to you both on a quick and eventful arrival.
    Now you can nestle into the surreal and sublime time that comes in those first days with a newborn.
    Congratulations, lovely family. x

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  7. Just adorable..Well done to you and welcome to baby Flynn..xx

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  8. Congratulations. He is beautiful (as is his beanie). Rest well and enjoy.

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  9. Oooohhhhh... He's divine! Congratulations x

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  10. Congratulations!! A beautiful, precious little boy. Enjoy getting to know each other xo

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  11. That aviatrix hat suits him perfectly. A lovely baby indeed. Congratulations to you all.

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  12. Oh Wow!!!
    Yaaay, yaay, yaay!!
    Congratulations to you all - and welcome gorgeous Flynn.
    Enjoy every precious second of this beautiful time, Mel.
    Yaaaay!!
    Grinning from ear to ear for you.
    xxxxx

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  13. Congratulations :) He's beautiful. x

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  14. Welcome beautiful boy. Congratulations Mel ... so he was a spring baby after all.

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  15. Warmest congratulations my love,
    He is BEAUTIFUL!!!
    I LOOOOOVE his name,
    Naomi
    xoxo

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  16. Congratulations and welcome beautiful baby Flynn!!

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  17. A huge congratulations! Your new baby is just adorable, and I love his name..

    Take care,
    xo

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  18. congratulations, love the name
    enjoy your babymoon
    cheers Kate

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  19. congrats Mel! thrilled that all went ok after that hiccup! Enjoy your sweet little newborn! Welcome Flynn xx

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  20. Oh Mel, congratulations and huge hugs!! What a darling boy and I adore his name. Enjoy those precious newborn snuggles and the one on one time together xx

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  21. Well done and congratulations. And a beautiful baby boy too. Rest well and looking forward to your updates when you have the energy and time! xo

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  22. The whippet wasnt far wrong then hey. Love the name (biased as my little guy shares the same middle name). He is a bit cute! Enjoy him x

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  23. Oh Mel he is adorable, huge congratulations to you all! I absolutely love his name too, well done you! x

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  24. A big congratulations to you and your lovely family.

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  25. I have been enjoying your blog for a couple of weeks and just wanted to say congratulations to you and your family on the lovely new addition - a true blessing xx

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  26. Oh, wow! That was quick- but I only read your previous post last night! Congratulations! Gorgeous name, and well done on what sounds like (but probably didnt feel like) a great labour (I'm a midwife you see). Enjoy the baby bliss!

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  27. Oh yeah congratulations Mel I'm so happy to hear that Flynn arrived safely and that you are both doing well. Congratulations enjoy your beautiful new baby boy. xxx

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  28. I am so thrilled for you! He's just beautiful.xo

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  29. Couldn't be more thrilled for all, in fact I'm sitting here typing this with a silly grin on my face!

    Welcome Flynn, you scrumptious little bundle xxx

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  30. Congratulations Mel, he is so so sweet. Enjoy every minute of all of your children fighting over him! mel x

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  31. Oh Flynn! Precious Flynn. Super job by a super Mum. Mother of FIVE! You legend x

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  32. Oh Yay!!! He is a little gorgeous! Well done x

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  33. Yay!!! Congratulations. What a gorgeous name!

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  34. Congrats!!!! Beautiful name and beautiful baby!!!

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  35. fabulous news Mel
    so happy for you all
    enjoy every minute
    xx

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  36. Congratulations on your new (and beautiful) bundle of joy. Best wishes to you and your family. Heather

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  37. Congratulations! Looks to me like that little man has chosen himself a great family!

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  38. Oh boy indeed! What a beautiful little man! Congratulations Mel. So happy for you all. Thank goodness for antenatal care. Speedy delivery lady. Enjoy him, I'm sure you will. So wish I could have a cuddle. I love a baby xxxxx

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  39. Congratulations Mel and PM and your new family of 7!
    Flynn is totally adorable and love that he's wearing the beanie you made. Hope you both enjoy your holiday in hospital before you go home to the Coal Valley!!!

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  41. aww...beautiful baby and such a sweet sweet name...congrats to you and your family.

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  42. Congratulations, he looks perfect, especially in his knitted beanie!. A precious gift xx

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  43. Congrats to you all and welcome to your little Flynn. He's beautiful
    Jo x

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  44. oh my gosh! congratulations mamma and family! welcome to the world gorgeous baby flynn.

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  45. Congratulations - he is gorgeous and looks just perfect. Wishing him a long happy and healthy life! xxx

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  46. Oh hearty congratulations to you Mel, fabulous news, so happy your beautiful boy has arrived safely. Gorgeous name.
    One of my very best friends had a little boy in the wee hours of yesterday morning too... and he weighed in at 3.6kg too, uncanny! I spent an hour and a half with them this evening at the hospital. Just her and I and this new little life, it was superb... and the cuddles were amazing. Cluck cluck cluck she goes ;)
    Enjoy the magic of this moment Mel, it really is the BEST thing in the world xoxo

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  47. I'm glad to hear all is well. Welcome to the world little man!

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  48. Congratulations, Mel. He's adorable and I'm so glad you both are healthy and doing well. I love the name. Rest well and enjoy this new addition to your family.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  49. Fantastic news! Congrats to you and your beautiful family x

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  50. Fantastic news! Congrats to you and your beautiful family x

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  51. Congratulations!! Really and truly. What a beautiful bundle, best wishes to you all at this special time. xx

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  52. Beautiful boy, beanie and photo, congratulations.

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  53. Well done Mel, Flynn is gorgeous. Your family must be very excited.

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  54. Dear, wonderful Mel,

    The magical wonder of a happy birth. I have a tear in my eye and a heart full of joy for you and your family. Congratulations and welcome Flynn! You are the latest, lucky member of a beautiful family.

    Stephanie

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  55. Oh Mel
    I can't believe I missed this post. I have been wondering how it has all been going.
    A massive congratulations to yourself, the Pianoman and the kidlets. Can't forget the whippet, of course.
    Welcome Flynn Alexander. He is beautiful and such a lovely name.
    Now a family of 7, how fantastic.
    Wishing you all happiness and joy.
    xox

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  56. Congrats Mel to you and all of your family. I hope you are getting some rest and everyone is enjoying the addition of Flynn to your family.

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  57. So ....... how was the book Mel? Can we expect a review any time soon??

    Only joking - sorry I'm so late in getting around to send my congrats on your gorgeous new addition. He is just adorable. Well done! (I did predict a boy remember).
    Hope you are having fun and enjoying this special time. Congratulations to all the family. cheers Wendy

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  58. I am in awe of you, Mel. Posting at this stage? Amazing! J x

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Mel x

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