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that's all i have to say at the moment... no ctx to speak of.

UPDATE: Emeth Alessandro was born at 4:05 am. Weighed 8lbs, 3oz. I am one Exhausted mama after 22 hours...

Here's a pic:
http://bee.xxvii.net/pickle/main.php...serialNumber=2

Emeth is digging the colostrum.
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Eek! Good luck! Good laboring and healthy baby vibes to you!
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Here's hoping it's quick and easy. Good luck!
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Take it eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssss yyyyyyyyy today. Rest now, I know how exciting it is!!!!!

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i hope you're laboring peacefully! can't wait to hear the fun news.....

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Ctx started up shortly after I posted... they're still farish apart, especially if I lie down, but they're getting stronger.

It's so hard to relax! I've been listening to my hypnobabies birthing scripts all morning... I wish I could sleep, but I don't think it's going to happen.
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wow! it seems that another baby is on its way, wohoo! take it easy, mama.
praying for an easy birth! keep us posted!

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Sending you peaceful labor vibes. Keep us posted!

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Sending lots of love and positive birth vibes....

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oh how exciting!! that's how my labor with my second started. i still remember that feeling of anticpation waiting for the contractions to get going. hope you are doing well and are holding your new baby soon!!

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Sending vibes for an easy labor and birth! How exciting!!!
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oh how exciting!! that's how my labor with my second started. i still remember that feeling of anticpation waiting for the contractions to get going. hope you are doing well and are holding your new baby soon!!
how long did it take for you? with my first, my water didn't break until i was pushing, so this is a bit new for me!

i was a bit freaked out when it happened because i was woken from a half-sleep state, thinking at first that i was peeing the bed... and then when I realized what was going on I was like, "ah! am i going to be pushing soon?!!"

but it seems to be going slow, which is ok with me. i'm resting and comfortable so far... ctx are about medium strength when they come, but still far apart.
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how long did it take for you? with my first, my water didn't break until i was pushing, so this is a bit new for me!

i was a bit freaked out when it happened because i was woken from a half-sleep state, thinking at first that i was peeing the bed... and then when I realized what was going on I was like, "ah! am i going to be pushing soon?!!"

but it seems to be going slow, which is ok with me. i'm resting and comfortable so far... ctx are about medium strength when they come, but still far apart.
Mine "started" with water breaking too. I only had some mild crampyness for 12 hours. The ctx were far apart. I think it would have taken more than a day to start in earnest. The MW gave mean herbal tincture to take q 30 minutes at 12 hours ROM. It worked. I sorta wish I had just refused all vaginal exams and rested until things started.
I know it's exciting and you're anxious. . .but it can take time. Go about your day in a chilled out restful way if you can. . .
That's what I wish people told me.

It will start at some point

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oh how exciting my water broke 24-30 hours before contractions started with my last three babies, but once they got rolling labors were short (about 4 hours) I"m hoping the same for you
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thanks, Laura. Will do.
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I don't remember where you are birthing, but in hospitals and such the "clock" starts with water breaking and folks can get nervous (my SIL ended up with a c-section this way - not to say that you will!!!)

If labor is slow, and even slower when you lay down and such, you might choose to help it along if needed -- walking & nipple simulation being great ways to keep it going (I did lots of both because I stalled out for several hours with ds)

Sending you so many beautiful labor and birth vibes!!
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How exciting! Happy Birthing!
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oooh...how exciting!

Hoping you have an easy and beautiful delivery, mama!


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Hope you have a wonderful labor. Can't wait to hear about the new baby!!!
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How exciting! Sending beautiful birthing vibes your way

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Smooth labor vibes! You might want to start taking some vitamin C, garlic, goldenseal or echinacea just in case it's a while before birth.

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I'm going for a walk now with DH and DD, then plan on bouncing on my birth ball. That helped get things going last time, hopefully it will help this time too.

Thanks for all the good vibes.
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Best wishes, doll! *hug*

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Happy birthing to you!! I pray for a safe, easy and happy birth.

I hope your walk was just the trick to get you going.
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Blessings and wishes for a safe happy delivery, Mama! Can't wait to hear how it went.
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Ctx are pretty strong now... we should have a baby pretty soon.
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I looved the birth ball! easy, peaceful labor vibes being sent to you!
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for update! first post!
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Aww, yay!

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wonderful he is beautiful enjoy your babymoon
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