mini-Elbeno is here!

Henry Thomas Peregrine arrived at 18:26 on 5th April 2006 (his due date!), weighing in at 8 lbs 1.5 oz and measuring 20″ long.

13 Responses to “mini-Elbeno is here!”

  1. greatbiggary says:

    I congratulated you outside of LJ, but for posterity, CONGRATULATIONS!!!



  2. Anonymous says:

    He's GORGEOUS. Lovely to see pics of the newly-expanded Deane family. Wish we could come round with a big shepherds pie, give you all hugs and do the washing up. The thought is there! Emily xxx


  3. vampfanman says:

    Congratulations on the new arrial – your upcoming sleepless nights will make my moving woes pale in comparison!


  4. auntysarah says:

    Hurrah! Such wonderful news. I trust Mom is doing well too?


  5. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to all 3 of you! Cheers! Mark & Carly


  6. rum_pirate_sc says:

    Henry? Does this mean I can call him Henry the 8th? *snickers*

    Congrats you!! *hugs Beno* That is the bestest news ever!!

    You'll have to give me your address… Auntie Coug has to send presents for the wee li'l bonny.


  7. elbeno says:

    Yes – I am very proud of her. Labour was intense – waters broke at 5.30am Tuesday, went to hospital at 5.30pm, laboured overnight and into Wednesday, and stage 2 (fully dilated – pushing) started around 2pm. After 3 hours of pushing, he wasn't coming out. He never turned from OP (head down, but facing forward rather than backward) despite everything we'd done before and during labour, so a c-section was the final option.


  8. elbeno says:

    Oh and did I mention that she didn't have any pain meds for the whole labour (except finally an epidural the c-section, obviously)?

    The only meds during labour were antibiotics, which is normal when labour starts with water breaking, especially if it goes long.


  9. Anonymous says:

    What a heroine – good on yer Becky for doing it on endorphins alone! As a fellow “prolonged second-stager” (I too pushed for 3 hours while my son failed to get the hint and get moving) I salute you. These big bouncing boys with Cambridge-compsci-sized brains… what can I say!! They need a big skull to accommodate that much grey matter – unfortunately for us mummies 🙂


  10. Anonymous says:

    Oh that was from Emily by the way!


  11. Anonymous says:

    Not Moses, then?! Congratulations, hello and well done all round.
    Love from Kate & Will


  12. sylvene says:

    Oh my… a little late since I was away on holiday, but Congratulations!!!!


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