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#1 of 68 Old 01-06-2009, 12:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Well... I am really really praying this is not another dress rehearsal.. Contractions have been coming strong for an hour averaging 3-4 minutes apart... enough that some bring tears to my eyes. Dear God let this be it...

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woo hoo! here's hoping! good luck, mama!
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: Sending good labor vibes!
: Here's hoping this is it!

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Go Kallie go! Good luck JSMa!

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Sounds like this is it! Whooo hooo!

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How exciting! Sending good labor vibes your way!!

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Good luck!!! Sending you some cheers from AZ! Hoping this is it for you! :
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Well, it's been almost 3 hours, and you haven't updated. I am hoping this means you have a beautiful baby in your arms.

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Same here, I hope this means you had your baby! Good luck!!

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I hope that you've had the baby.

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I'm not even going to let my jealousy get in the way of feeling completely happy for you! :

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Checking in... no baby yet... still laboring. *cries*

Contractions weren't strong enough last night even though they were coming every 3-4 minutes... around midnight they finally started lasting a minute long, but were only coming every 6 minutes... I passed out between 5 am and 6 am and was woken by a wicked strong contraction that lasted at least a minute and a half to two minutes...

I got back up and they were only lasting 30 seconds again... only recently have they gone back up to lasting a minute long but they are only coming every 10 minutes.

Please tell me I won't be in labor forever.

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Awe, I'm sorry you have to deal with this! I promise you won't be in labor forever! I hope you can find a way to get some rest (and stay hydrated!)

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I'm so sorry, you won't be in labor forever. This too shall pass s

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Drinking strictly water and gatorade... was able to doze off for another hour when I was woken with another really strong longer lasting contraction...

This is the longest day of my life.

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You can do it! Hang in there!

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Finally balancing out some... 7 minutes apart, lasting over a minute for the past hour... Getting there...

Of course it's been icing for awhile, so if I get to where I need to be the ride to the hospital will be fun!

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I hope your sweet baby comes soon!
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The ice is heading my way as well. Good luck tonight, be safe.

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Poor JSMa! I'm hoping you're having your baby right now, if you haven't already!

Ice here too, and I've been contracting every ten minutes or so (AGAIN) for the past few hours, so DH salted the driveway and we're hoping for the best.

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oh, gosh. my first labor was like this. it was exhausting. i feel for you...
have you tried some nipple stimulation to try to get the contrax really rocking? (i didn't have much luck with that myself -- i ended up with pitocin in the hospital b/c my water had been broken for a couple of days -- but it might be worth a shot.)
hang in there. we're thinking of you...
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The ice is officially here. I have no signs of labor, and DH has organized a cleaning brigade out of my unruly offspring. Now all I have to do is sit here and twiddle my thumbs for awhile.

I hope JSMA had her baby last night.

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Stalking this thread to see if Kallie is here yet...:

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Stalking this thread to see if Kallie is here yet...:
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I take the silence as a great sign! Hope you are cuddling with your baby right now.

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I'm not pregnant but am stalking this thread too... JSMa and I were buddies in TTC and I'm so excited! I hope you're holding your baby girl right now, Jenifer!
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I am dying to know! I hope you are right, Oriole about the silence being a good sign.

I hope you are holding Kallie in your arms right now Jen! Or at least getting some much-needed sleep.

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I take the silence as a great sign! Hope you are cuddling with your baby right now.

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So? So?

(we're a bunch of impatient pushy mamas, and you love us for it, right?)
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I'm curious too!! Although I'm a little jealous that she's in labor

or was in labor....whichever the case may be...
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Thinking of you JSMa!!!

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