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#1 of 18 Old 03-26-2008, 05:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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was born in my bedroom this morning at 11:15, with an arm next to his head!

Some of you probably read my depressed post from yesterday, about how I cried all the way home from my dr. appointment because I wasn't dilated or anything...
woke up at 1:30 with contractions that were just...different. I tried my best to rest between them--they were about 10 minutes apart. I got out of bed a little before 5, and things really started to pick up. I spent some time in the bath, which didn't slow things down at all. Called the Dr. at 8-ish, and he arrived around 9, and I was about 6 cm. I spent the next two hours in the tub, pretty much, and spent a looooooong time transitioning. That was hard.

Different from my first birth, I actually felt strong urges to push--which was a huge relief. Not that I enjoyed it, but I was able to do it so much more effectively, and it really only took a handful of pushes to get him out. 8lbs exactly--almost two pounds bigger than his big brother. He's handsome as can be! Will post pictures later.

Cervical checks mean nothing! Labor *does* happen! I'm in love!!!!

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Joyfully expecting #5 April 2014!
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Congratulations! Welcome, Peter! (Love that name!!)

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I had a long reply typed out to you yesterday and I lost it before I hit send. You sounded so much like me the day before I delivered. It doesn't surprise me that you holding baby Peter today!

Congrats! It sounds like you had a wonderful birth!!
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Congratulations mama!!
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Congrats mama and welcome LO! And thanks for the post - I am 39w2d and had a check yesterday with NOTHING. I really want to hit my due date (Monday). Glad to know there is hope!

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Congratulations! When I read your post yesterday it really sounded to me like you were headed into labor but I didn't want to give you false hope... woulda been rather defeating and more depressing if it hadn't been true, yk! I'm so happy that your little one is here now Enjoy your babymoon!

me, wife to dh, the movie geek (7/01), mama to ds1, budding Star Wars geek (10/05), dd, budding princess of the dirt (03/08) and ds2, budding extrovert. watch out! (8/10).
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Awww. I'm so happy for you! Congrats mama!
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YAY!

There's hope for me yet! I'm so glad for you that your wee guy is there. (I TOLD you that a fingertip and 'pretty ripe' wasn't nothing!)
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Congrats mama!! I was 1cm heading into labor too, so I agree with you. Cervical checks mean nothing I'm glad you finally went into labor. Enjoy that baby!

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Congratulations! Glad to hear he's here!

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yay! congratulations! :
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Congratulation! I'm so happy for you! Welcome Peter!
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Congrats mama!! Welcome baby Peter
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Oh I got so excited to see your post! It gives me hope!

Congratulations and enjoy that sweet baby!
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Congrats!! Welcome to the outside world little babe..

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congrats! welcome peter!
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Congrats and Welcome baby Peter!

The day before I went into labor I had my 39w appt where my midwife made me an appt for the following week - she said my cervix had a long way to go!
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Congratulations and welcome to Peter!!!
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