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having a baby, be back later. UPDATE post 41- SHE'S HERE!*EDIT post 1- PICS.

post #1 of 86
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how's that for a title?

today's the day. 1 hour till induction time.

my phone has internet access so hopefully i will be able to check in throughout the process if I'm feeling up to it.

if not, my friend should be on here updating for me as needed, not sure if she will use my name or her own, but either way i plan on keeping you guys informed.

i got very happy last night when i remembered i needed to bring my birth bead bracelets from the swap! now hopefully i can remember to make sure dh gets a good pic of me with them =)

thanks for all the support and well wishes, i needed them.

hopefully my blood pressure goes down after she is here.

*update- 930am
well the pit was started about an hour ago, and I'm now up to 3 drops an hour. the doc came by and broke my water, and so far everything looks good, and I'm feeling good, minus the gushing. bp upon arrival was 175/118. yikes. I'm thoroughly enjoying the fact that i have internet access and the fact that the iv is in my wrist and not in my hand (makes typing less painful) I'm not allowed to walk around, only to the bathroom. lame. DH and i are just watching tv and waiting for things to pick up.. I've had a few pretty painful contractions but nothing too regular.

*update- 1130
now up to 9 drops of pit, contractions 2-3 minutes apart. they aren't checking my dilation cuz my water is broken. pretty sure i lost a lot of my bloody plug in the toilet when i got up to go to the bathroom. sitting up feels better than lying down. i wish i wasn't strapped to these monitors. ouch.


EDIT- 3/31- PICTURES OF KATHERINE BROOKE! will write birth story out when i have more free time
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...o/IMG_5109.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...o/IMG_5111.jpg

ok, i look 12 in that last pic, but i'm not i promise.. and yeah, her hair straightened out the next day. we are a little sad about it, but she's still pretty!
post #2 of 86
Good luck!! We'll be thinking about you today!
post #3 of 86
thinking of you! checking for updates
post #4 of 86
You are going to do great!! I will keep you in my thoughts today. YOU GET TO MEET YOUR BABY....YAY
post #5 of 86
Good luck, sending you easy labor vibes. :
post #6 of 86
Will be thinking about you.

Good luck and I hope it is a easy labor.
post #7 of 86
Yay! And you're right...you better be back...i mean, forget the baby bonding and family calling and friends...MDC NEEDS YOUR UPDATE!

i know. i'm hilarious. (note sarcasm)

Seriously, thinking of you and hope it all goes smoothly, and yes, that your BP goes down and you are safe!

Look forward to reading that birth story. Peace.
post #8 of 86
Good luck!
Let us know how it went!
post #9 of 86
Congrats momma I can't wait to hear the updates.
post #10 of 86
thinking of you!
post #11 of 86


Have a great birth! Can't wait to hear that you're all snuggled in with your baby.
post #12 of 86
Oh, I'm so excited!!!!

Thinking of you...
post #13 of 86
Good luck and vibes for a smooth birthing.
post #14 of 86
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Oh boy, baby on the way!
post #15 of 86
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Good luck!!
post #16 of 86
Can you just pretend to take a REALLY LONG POOP and sit on that toilet as much as possible? No moving around-lame. The toilet helped me so much.. I would be fakin' a doozy.

Thinking of you today. <3
post #17 of 86
It cracks me up that you're giving up updates. But, I much appreciate them!
Hang in there. Having to stay in bed sounds really crappy. I feel for ya.
post #18 of 86
You are doing great, mama!

You can get through this!

I agree with Organica! Take as much time in the "bathroom" as you need, even if that is the only place they will allow you to go! You can always say you had some spicy food the night before, or something.

Its your birth mama!!
post #19 of 86
This is so exciting! I hope all is going well with your induction! Try the birth ball, you should be able to use it even with your water broke and on the moniters, I did with my last induction.
post #20 of 86
Good Luck mama! Get up frequently to use the bathroom...

Keep us posted!
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