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Stafford mum Fi all of a Twitter at birth

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Baby Oscar Stone kept hundreds of people on the edge of their seats as they nervously awaited his special delivery.

Baby Oscar Stone kept hundreds of people on the edge of their seats as they nervously awaited his special delivery.

They were glued to computer screens following his progress into the world - and after more than 11 tense hours news of his arrival finally filtered through.

Oscar's birth became a Twitter hit yesterday at twitter.com/Childcareisfun_ and mother Fi Star-Stone believes she is the first to post her labour on the site.

The 34-year-old nursery nurse from Stafford began Tweeting as soon as she went into labour at 2.30am yesterday. Oscar John Michael Victor Stone finally put in his appearance at 3.42pm at the family home in The Garthlands weighing 7lb 9oz.

Fi kept Tweeting until 12.25pm when she could no longer concentrate but after the delivery she and husband Richard, also 34, broke the news on Twitter. Her Tweets attracted some 100 followers and messages from TV's Emma Forbes and artist Banksy.

Today the family was throwing a first birthday party for Oscar's sister Betsy.

Fi's Twitter countrdown to birth:

  • 3am: Here we go lovelies! Contractions started at 2.30am! Baby decided he wants to come to his sister's 1st birthday party on Saturday!
  • An hour later: Here we go lovelies! Getting stronger! Me and my hippy no pain relief... Ouch! Could do with a large vodka!
  • 5am: Hello lovelies! Hubby thinks I'm mad tweeting but helps in between cons. Will do as long as can. Lots of pain. (Homebirth)
  • Shortly afterwards: Had bacon butty and paracetemol. Been going since 2.30.... Little man very active!
  • Followed by: Oh you lovely lot are sooo lovely you're making me cry! The support is amazing! Going to meet my baby boy soon!! Midwife on way!
  • 6am:Giving my little Betsy who is 1 tomo a cuddle inbetween contractions! Hard but joyful!
  • 7am: contractions slowed down...but still strong My mum & dad been driving full speed from Dorset to get here to look after Betsy!
  • 12.25pm: last Tweet before the birth: still going my lovelies. Still no pain relief!
  • 4pm: Introducing Oscar John Michael Victor Stone. Thanks so much for all your support. I'm shattered and sore but the happiest mummy on the planet.

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