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#1 of 35 Old 06-13-2007, 05:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey ladies--

Interestingly, on DH's birthday, and while I was napping with DS this afternoon, I seem to have sprung a leak.

I'm on my way to the birth center to have them check that it is amniotic fluid and monitor the baby's condition, then, if history repeats itself, probably have a baby...

Eep!

My water broke a few hours before my ctx started with DS, so I'm wondering if this will be the same.

I now wish I'd spent the $10 to buy a packet of those incontinence panties like someone else suggested!

Prayers, happy thoughts, etc. are welcome.

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Oh how exciting!!! I'll be thinking of you and sending happy birthing vibes your way

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how exciting!!! can't wait to "meet" your little one and hear all about the birth.

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How exciting willo I hope this is it and you have a easy birth
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Oh yeah. I'm so excited. My DD was born on her daddy's birthday too! Let us know what happens. I hope all goes well.
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yoicks! I'm so excited for you willo!

May you have a wonderful, peaceful, joyful birthing...I can't wait to hear the story and "meet" your little one!

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thinking of you and sending lots of beautiful birthing wishes your way...
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im guessing youre in pretty good labor by now!! AHHH im so jealous!!!!
good luck! cant wait to hear about it!
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Congratulations and good luck! Can't wait to hear the story.
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Good luck! Sending prayers your way!

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Wow! Good luck! I'll be thinking of you.

I've been having wicked "cramps" all morning. I wish I knew if this was labor or just practice.

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good luck hope all goes well and Awallrising i hope the cramps get going into a beautiful birthing day for you
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Hi everyone. This is willo's husband and I've never been on this forum so please pardon if there are conventions I'm not following here. willo wanted me to let everyone know that last night, a short time after she sprung her leak, she had the baby. It's a boy, and she did an amazing job (I'm sure she'll fill in details of the process later).
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Congrats Willo and family...

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Congrats Willo and family- another baby boy! Can't wait to hear the details of his birth! Hope nursing is going well!
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

congrats willo! I can't wait for the story...enjoy your blessing!

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yay willo!!
now get mine out!!
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CONGRATS mama and papa! I can't wait to hear all about the birth!

Zen doula-mama to my spirited DS1 (2/03), my CHD (TAPVR) warrior DS2 (6/07) & a gentle baby girl (8/09)
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Yeah! Congratulations!

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congratulations willo
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Congratulations!
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Yeah Willo!!!

Ok, Willo sprung a leak yesterday & has a baby today!

I have bad cramps today & would like a baby tomorrow!

Can't wait to hear about the birth!

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hooray willo! congrats on your new little boy!

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Karan 15, Fiona 12, Bodhi 10, Bjorn 6, Devon 3, and Robin Taylor born January 16th!

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yay!!!!!! congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Congratulations Willo - can't wait to hear the details!
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Yeah Willo! Hope all is well. Congrats!
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congratulations willo!
welome baby boy...
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Wonderful news! Congratulations!!!
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Awesome! Yay!

I hope leaks are contagious....
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Okay guys, we just got home from the hospital, and I'm trying to get everything set up for a night with a newborn... Here's where those of you who did your own nesting have a major advantage over me now!

Anyway, vital stats:
Water broke: ~ 4:15 pm Wednesday
Arrived birth center to check fluid and monitor baby: ~5:30 pm
Decided to stay, though could tell mw thought we should go home with ctx 5 - 8 minutes apart. Luckily we stayed...
Baby born: 9:42 pm Wednesday after 10 minutes of pushing.
I was standing up, leaning on the bed with my arms. Very, very uncomfortable, in my opinion, and I really wished I were more supported once the TOTALLY unexpected and irresistable urge to push hit me!

A baby boy. Not sure DH wants me naming names on the internet...
7# 12 oz
20" long
A decent thatch of darkish hair. Double hair whorls just like his big brother.

Overall, I have to say, be careful when you wish for a short labor! I think, in several ways, it was harder than my first delivery. I'm very glad it is done.

My biggest complaint now is a very sore coccyx. His skull was banging into my tailbone with every contraction, and I feel like I slid down several flights of wooden stairs on my butt Wednesday night. :

Nursing has commenced. Little darling is down only 4 oz from his birthweight as of now. That's pretty good, right? Anxiously awaiting milk coming in. Nipples are sore, but manageable. (Try to get gel "wound care" pads! They're marvelous!) This kid seems like less of a comfort-nurser than big brother, so I have high hopes. (This child also seems more willing to sleep other than in my arms--another good sign, IMO.)

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