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I'm in labor. Naturally, there's an ice storm outside, four inches of snow, and it's Valentine's Day. I guess he really wants to make an appearance!!

Oh, and back labor SUCKS.

Wish me luck!!

Sarah - Mama to Vic (1/19/00), Syd (4/06/02) Sam (4/20/06-born at 30wk2d), JackJack (2/14/07) and Charlie (4/30/10)
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Congrats on making it full term! Happy, healthy birthing vibes coming your way!
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I was just coming here to post the same thing, well sort of (I'm in very early labor if at all, but I'm shaking and sweaty and contracting, eek!) but I know you're near-ish me, or my MW anyway, and I bet it was the barometric pressure that got us going! YAY! Congrats on full term and I hope your labor is quick for you!

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Bloody show and vomiting. FUN!

I didn't have any vomiting with DD3, and my labor progressed really slowly with her (33 hours) so I had time to build up to the knock-your-breath-away-contractions that I'm having now. This little man is coming on like a freight train!

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i hope it goes well!
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How exciting!!! I'll be wishing you all the best!!
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OMG! OMG!
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Soo exciting!!

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so exciting! today is my EDD and no action yet. so I'm jealous but happy for you! good luck!
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hi prego mamas!

Popping in here from Sarahs old ddc, JAckson is here!!!!!


Jackson Sterling Clinton Barker
8 pounds
20 inches
Born at 7:36 am

Labor started around 4am

Mama and baby are doing fine

This is what Brad told our ddc.

"The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly out distances us."
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good luck!!!

anne, mama to Isaak (6.13.05) Joe (2.24.07) and Eli (8.17.09) wifey to J since 2002 petparent to our retired racer "Under Rated" aka Jango.  help put an end to dog racing! 
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I can't wait for updated posts!!

A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.

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Hooray!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you hon. You were so worried for stretch in there and now look! An 8 pounder full-termer! Yippee!

Jackson!!!!!!!!!
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Congratulations, can't wait to hear your birth story!
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Oh yay! A super fast labor just like me. It's intense but over quick which is nice. Congrats mama!
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WOW!!! That was fast! And full term too

Many congratulations, I can't wait to hear all about the birth!
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YAY!! I'm so happy for you, Sarah!! Welcome, Baby Jackson!! Hope you are having a marvelous babymoon.
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Oh Sarah, I'm so, so incredibly happy for you! I bet you are just overjoyed at a FT baby!!! Congrats and welcome little Jackson!
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YAY! Welcome baby Jackson! You go mama! :

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Congratulations! Welcome baby Jackson!
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That is a fast labor! congratulations!

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Congratulations and welcome Jackson!!!
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welcome jackson! congrats to your whole family!! i'm so glad you waited til now to make your appearance!
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I got out of bed at 4am (I'd pretty much been up since 11:30, since that's when Sam woke up to eat) because I started cramping badly. 20 minutes in the bathroom with contractions three minutes apart, and I knew I needed to call my parents to come down and watch the kids.

I got dressed, woke Brad up, then called my parents. Naturally, in the middle of an ice storm, it took a while. At 5:30, Brad called to check and see where my parents were, and found out they were stuck behind a snow plow, and were only able to go about 25 down the interstate.

So, we bundled up all three girls, and started out for the hospital. It took us almost 20 minutes to go the 6 blocks, because the roads were AWFUL. I got up to our room and went in to the bathroom to change. My water broke at 6:28, and at 6:35 my midwife checked me...I was 8. So, she suited up and then sat on the edge of the bed and told me to just let her know when I wanted to push. I started pushing at 7:05, and at 7:36, he was out and in my arms.

My midwife was phenomenal. She massaged me the entire time, so I had one skid mark. That's it! She was very mellow, barely spoke, and let me totally do my thing. My nurse was also a huge support, and very sweet and encouraging.

He nursed within about half an hour, latched on the second try, and nursed for 15 minutes. Then he slept for the rest of the day.

We're home, and doing great. 3 1/2 hours, start to finish, and I feel phenomenal. Yay! Such a great healing event from last time.

Pictures!
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My little boy is Jackson too!
Many congratulations!
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Congratulations, he is gorgeous!!
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What a beautiful family- congratulations on your quick labor!
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OMGoodness! You look great, mama!! Jackson is one seriously precious baby - look at those CHEEKS!
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