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#1 of 43 Old 10-08-2006, 10:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Pretty sure this is the real thing. I'll keep you posted as well as I can.

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Good luck! Happy labor vibes!
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: that your labor goes smoothly and that you'll be holding your sweet little babe in your arms before too long.

YOU CAN DO IT!!
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yippee! Sending you good labor and birth vibes. . .
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you go mama! You can do it-soon you will have that sweet baby in your arms

can't wait to hear your story.....
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Thanks, ladies .

Right now (12:30 pm EST) my contractions seem to have gotten more frequent, but not as strong. We're running about every 2 mins and approximately 40 seconds long. Medium intensity.

My midwife had to get detoured because all the bridges were washed out. She has a 1 1/2 hour drive on a good day, now she is going to be quite a bit longer. Hope she makes it in time!!! (I think she will because my babies don't tend to just fall out).

love you all, be back when I can.
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oooh good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Midwife is here. I'm 8cm and going in the tub!

Woo hoo!!!!!!

Keep praying!
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Go mama!!
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Sending you easy labor and beautiful birth vibes!!!! You go!!!!!

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Hoooray! This is so exciting! Best wishes, lotsa love!!
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Yea! I can't believe you posted at 8cm:

I think the babe must be here by now...can't wait to hear the news!
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Oh my gosh this is so exciting! LOL I hope you are holding your babe by now!! I hope everythign went perfect.
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Sending lots of positive birthing vibes & prayers, momma!!!

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oh congrats!!!!


I cannot wait to hear your birth story!
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cristina: i'm sending you lots of love and strength and peaceful labor vibes and many, many gigantic hugs...



~claudia
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WOW! I just can't wrap my head around typing on here being 8cm!! I'm sure you have already had that precious baby by now! CONGRATS!!

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OOOOOOHHHH!!! I came here tonight just to see if you had had the baby!!! I hope you're snuggled in nice and comfy in your bed with your new babe!

Best wishes for a quick recovery!
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can't wait to hear an update mama!! Hope all is well

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Hoping it was a beautiful birth!

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ribboncesarean.gif vbac.gifhomebirth.jpg I have given birth a variety of ways and I am thankful for what each one has taught me.

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Christi,

I am really happy for you. I hope and pray that you have your baby in your arms. If you were 8 cm last night, you were not very far from holding your little one!

Hoping you are having a nice and relaxing time right now relishing in the fact that you are WOMYN!

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Oh how exciteing, can't wait to hear the good news

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Waiting to hear too! Can't wait!
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I have read so many of your posts about birth choices/trials/tribulations up to this point (not in a weird way... ) and so now I am so excited to see how it all went. I can't believe you were posting in the middle of it all! Subbing for updates...

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Hope you are holding your baby.

 
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: Anxiously awaiting update!!!
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Hi everyone!

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Let me start by saying that each of you has encouraged me--big time! Thank you for your support.

I did end up transferring to the hospital after pushing at home for a couple of hours. As you know, the baby was posterior all along and I was getting really exhausted and out of control after days of prodromal labor and a really long "regular" labor. Things got a little hairy at the hospital, but in the end I had another VBAC baby and am very grateful for that.

She ended up not turning at all and came out sunny-side up.

I will try to post the complete birth story in the next couple of days.

Thanks for the love which helped me get through a very difficult pregnancy and delivery.

In case you're wondering--I'm home and baby is home and no, we haven't named her yet!
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Congrats mama! I have been impatiently waiting for the latest........so glad you got your VBAC even if your plans changed somewhat (don't they always LOL). I can't wait to read the story........

Enjoy your babymoon
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congratulations cristina! welcome baby girl!

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- Oh Cristi!!!! Congrats mama!!! I'm so proud of you - YOU DID IT!!!!!!:

Enjoy that sweet babe!
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