Spark's Real Deal -- We have a baby!!!! (FIRST 24 HOURS PHOTO ALBUM & Birth Story) - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 86 Old 12-10-2005, 04:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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BIRTH STORY

My water broke... uh, it definitely resealed from before! Lots of water again. I'm having ctx too. But they're really not strong... wait... maybe they are....

--------------------- UPDATE ----------------------
Thank you all for your great labor vibes! I think they worked!!!

My water broke at about 2:30 and (thanks to a long time with prodromal labor) our baby was born at 4:10pm. Good thing I wasn't wearing pants! I'll write a birth story soon & post pics.

Soooooo... what was our :... Our new daughter Josephine (Joie) weighs in a big size for us at 8 lbs, 4 oz and is 22 inches long.

--------------------UPDATE-----------------
Josephine's First 24 Hours

Thank you so much for all your wishes & compliments! Can't type well... trying to remember how to :

Answering questins -- Joie is pronounced like Joey (it's the french splling) & Devon woohoo you broke 1000!!!

Sending easy labor vibes to all of you EDD gals!

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Good luck, Sweetie! Keep us posted, and we will all send you elv's! We are all with you .
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P.S. I'm only in the moderate area in the Labor Index map... so the rest of you in the bolder areas... get to it, ok???

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ohmanohmanohman..... keep us posted!!!!!!! I'm SOOOOOOO hoping this is IT for you and we finally get to know what all this commotion has been about (well, you know, besides the fact that you're having a baby!!)!!!


Judy, wife to my Catholic deacon husband ... homeschooling mother to my four girls and now a rainbow1284.gif BOY!!! Forever remembering our loss (8/11) angel3.gif .

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beautiful labor vibes to you, Claire!
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WooHoo! Go Cla--ire, go Cla---ire, go Cla---ire!!
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I came here because I took a nap with DD a few hours ago and had a very vivid dream you went into labor after your water broke! WEIIIIIIIIIIRD! Anyway...good luck...break a leg...all that stuff. You wont need it...you are supermama and I can see you finding a way to crack funnies even in the midst of labor...but good luck none the less. Please post pictures of beautiful newborn fluff with a sparkler effect when you have the chance!
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey Claire walk girly walk
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Go, mama Spark!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yippee!!!! Go Go Go! Great news!
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HAPPY BIRTH DAY, Claire!!!

I hope you have a blissfull baby birthing day!!!

Now lets see that baby!!!!
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Happy labour to you! Can't wait to hear how all goes.
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Go Claire Go!!!! {{{peaceful, easy labor vibes}}}} for you!!!!

Namaste, Tara
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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!

it's finally here!!!!! OMG!!!!! congratulations, sweetie!! GO GO GO! GO GO GO!!!!!

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Go Spark!
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Checking in from diapering. We are all glued to our computers. My hubby called from work to tell me to get dinner moving and I told him he was poo outta luck because Spark's in labor!

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WOO HOO!!!! You will soon have a sweet new babe to hold. Happy birthing!
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omg i wonder how she's doing right now!! she's a homebirth, right?? she might log on!!!
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Yay Claire!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!!!! : :

Can't wait for an update!

Bethany, mama to M (9), J (7), S (4), and baby BOY 9/13/10!!
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GOO CLAIRE!!! (baby might already be here!!!)
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Claire!
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omg i wonder how she's doing right now!! she's a homebirth, right?? she might log on!!!
I was wondering that too but for all her time in PLL I think it's gonna be a super fast one! Hopefully she is holding that baby soon!

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i agree...i bet she's already either pushing or holding her little baby!!!
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Oh, Spark, can you beat my 5.5 hours from the "I'm in labor" post to the "Announcing the Baby" post? You've got 2 hours...
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yeah that was pretty impressive, wendy...
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Push her out, push her out, way out! (Anybody else watch Friends?!)

Tamara: hs'ing Christian mom of five here and five in Heaven. Joyfully awaiting Punkin, coming mid-Sept!
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OH MY GOSH! I am getting chills looking at my clock and imagining Spark in labor right now. Go Spark, GO!!!! With all of this pre-season build-up, I can't wait to hear how it went and see a picture of the new little one.

More fairy dust right back at you...
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