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I think we're getting somewhere! Update: He's Here!!!

post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 
This might be actual labor! I can hardly believe it

Started contractions on Sunday afternoon, they petered out when I went to bed. Had irregular contractions all yesterday. Woke up this morning because I can't sleep through them anymore, and the last few I've timed seem to be 10 minutes apart. I am praying for a baby in arms by tonight!

Now I'm deciding if I should call my parents for them to make the trek out here (usually a 3 hour drive, but roads are bad from winter storms). And debating on calling my doula as well. Part of me is afraid it will die out!


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Robert Emmanuel is here! And he has a very interesting story to tell! Not long after I posted on here my water broke, and all of a sudden contractions were fast and furious. When my doula got here, I started to need to push. Luckily, she is also a midwife...she checked me and his head was rightthere. I was not making it to the hospital! So my little guy was born at home, quite unexpectedly, on my living room floor. I still can't believe I had an unplanned homebirth VBAC!!!! I'll be writing my full birth story soon, before I start forgetting any of the craziness

Robert (Robbie) Emmanuel weighed in at 6 lbs. 14 oz. and 20 inches long and he is in perfect health. I have a small tear that required stitches, but I feel pretty good. Some baby blues are kicking in though, so I'm a bit weepy. Hope this goes away soon! Pictures to come.
post #2 of 35
Relax and think "Open, open, open"! You can DOOOO it!
post #3 of 35
Good luck - I hope this is it!
post #4 of 35
w00t! go get em, tiger!
post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by clicksab View Post
I am praying for a baby in arms by tonight!
Good luck mama! Easy labor vibes...
post #6 of 35
Good luck! Can't wait to hear your storyl. I've been having contractions come and go for several days as well.
post #7 of 35
yay!! can't wait to read the birth announcement!
post #8 of 35
Good luck, mama!!
post #9 of 35
Good luck!
post #10 of 35
Good Luck!
post #11 of 35
Thread Starter 
Still coming strong! Well, stronger actually....

My DD has been picked up, my mom is on her way, and my doula will be here in an hour. Intense contractions coming every 8-10 minutes, with smaller ones in btwn. Next time I come on here, it will be for my birth story, God willing!
post #12 of 35
kick some serious butt, mama! you can doooooooo it!!!
post #13 of 35
This is so exciting! You can do it mama! Can't wait til you are holding your precious little one.....
post #14 of 35
ddc
great strong momma vibes going your way
post #15 of 35
That's great! Can't wait to read your birth story!
post #16 of 35
go mama, go! wishing you easy labor vibes
post #17 of 35
Woooo Hoooooooo I can't wait to hear the birth story!!!!!!
post #18 of 35
Come on mama, you can do it!!! yey you'll have your babe soon!!!! xx
post #19 of 35
Congratulations!
post #20 of 35
Woohoo! That's awesome. Congratulations!
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