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August 2007 > Welcome Orion Thomas!
Twinklefae's Avatar Twinklefae 06:23 PM 08-29-2007
Just a quick update, but I finally gave birth this morning to Orion Thomas after being in labour since Monday morning.:

He's 9lbs.5oz., and 20" long.

Born today, August 29th, 2007 at 5:24am.

The short version: Went into labour on Monday at 10am, called DF home from work around 6pm, called my doula around 10pm. Went to the hospital to get addimitted, but wasn't dilated enough and went home. Went back around 2pm, got admitted, and ended up with an epidural after 36hours of labour. Added Pitocin to that and finally gave birth this morning! Left the hospital after 9 hrs, which was important to me!

Here's the long version, for those who are interested:


PiePie's Avatar PiePie 06:47 PM 08-29-2007
CONGRATS! FINALLY!! Labor takes too long, huh?

We were seriously considering Orion as a name for a boy (but she's a girl ).
gratefulmum's Avatar gratefulmum 07:30 PM 08-29-2007
I'm so happy for your growing family. to Orion (Ditto on seriously considering that name!)
quetinha's Avatar quetinha 10:44 PM 08-29-2007
Amy&4girls's Avatar Amy&4girls 11:45 PM 08-29-2007
Jster's Avatar Jster 02:06 AM 08-30-2007

Hope the puppps gets better now, too!

And BTW, Orion was going to be the boy name if dd1 or dd2 was a boy...but it didn't stick for this babe. Still a favorite of mine, though!
mama2walden&luna's Avatar mama2walden&luna 03:05 AM 08-30-2007
Yikes, good thing the labor is OVER. Congrats and BTW, I love the name as well. Welcome earthside little Orion!!
Momsteader's Avatar Momsteader 03:21 AM 08-30-2007
Congratulations!!! Welcome Orion!!!! I hope the itchies are going away quickly!
dctexan's Avatar dctexan 05:34 AM 08-30-2007
Congrats Sarah - I will update the welcome thread with your baby boy's name
EmmaJean's Avatar EmmaJean 10:48 AM 08-30-2007
Yay!!! I'm so happy for you!!! I hope the puppp issues reslove soon.

Sounds like quite a birth! Hope you recover fast and enjoy your babymooning...... I'm totally jealous!
mamamoo's Avatar mamamoo 05:30 PM 08-30-2007
Sabo's Avatar Sabo 12:58 PM 08-31-2007
Congratulations! Welcome Orion.
ladyleigh's Avatar ladyleigh 05:16 PM 09-01-2007
Congrats! I love his name!
Alohamelly's Avatar Alohamelly 06:11 PM 09-01-2007