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This might be actual labor! I can hardly believe it

Started contractions on Sunday afternoon, they petered out when I went to bed. Had irregular contractions all yesterday. Woke up this morning because I can't sleep through them anymore, and the last few I've timed seem to be 10 minutes apart. I am praying for a baby in arms by tonight!

Now I'm deciding if I should call my parents for them to make the trek out here (usually a 3 hour drive, but roads are bad from winter storms). And debating on calling my doula as well. Part of me is afraid it will die out!


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Robert Emmanuel is here! And he has a very interesting story to tell! Not long after I posted on here my water broke, and all of a sudden contractions were fast and furious. When my doula got here, I started to need to push. Luckily, she is also a midwife...she checked me and his head was rightthere. I was not making it to the hospital! So my little guy was born at home, quite unexpectedly, on my living room floor. I still can't believe I had an unplanned homebirth VBAC!!!! I'll be writing my full birth story soon, before I start forgetting any of the craziness

Robert (Robbie) Emmanuel weighed in at 6 lbs. 14 oz. and 20 inches long and he is in perfect health. I have a small tear that required stitches, but I feel pretty good. Some baby blues are kicking in though, so I'm a bit weepy. Hope this goes away soon! Pictures to come.

Sabrina loving wife to Nate , frazzled mom to Gabriella (1-23-07) and Robert (2-9-10) My bed and heart are overflowing!
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Relax and think "Open, open, open"! You can DOOOO it!

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Good luck - I hope this is it!

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w00t! go get em, tiger!

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I am praying for a baby in arms by tonight!
Good luck mama! Easy labor vibes...

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Good luck! Can't wait to hear your storyl. I've been having contractions come and go for several days as well.

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yay!! can't wait to read the birth announcement!

: mama to 3 sweet boys, 10/21/03, 2/23/07 and 1/20/10
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Good luck, mama!!

One happy mama to 1/06 , 3/10 , and married to my best friend
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Good Luck!

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Still coming strong! Well, stronger actually....

My DD has been picked up, my mom is on her way, and my doula will be here in an hour. Intense contractions coming every 8-10 minutes, with smaller ones in btwn. Next time I come on here, it will be for my birth story, God willing!

Sabrina loving wife to Nate , frazzled mom to Gabriella (1-23-07) and Robert (2-9-10) My bed and heart are overflowing!
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kick some serious butt, mama! you can doooooooo it!!!

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This is so exciting! You can do it mama! Can't wait til you are holding your precious little one.....
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great strong momma vibes going your way

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That's great! Can't wait to read your birth story!

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go mama, go! wishing you easy labor vibes

Chessa , mama to Silas T (6/06) , wife to Chad . Welcome August Emerson! 2/8/10
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Woooo Hoooooooo I can't wait to hear the birth story!!!!!!

Mom to 5 little angels in Texas and expecting another blessing in Summer 2012!!:

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Come on mama, you can do it!!! yey you'll have your babe soon!!!! xx

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Woohoo! That's awesome. Congratulations!

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Yay! Congrats on Robert's awesome entry into the world!

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yey! Amazing!! Congratulations, enjoy your babe and can't wait to read the full version!

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Eden Jade 18.08.06 & Saffron Jo 13.02.10
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What an amazing turn of events!! Congratulations!! Welcome Robert and can't wait to hear the full version!!!!

Mom to 5 little angels in Texas and expecting another blessing in Summer 2012!!:

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Once you go homebirth, you never go back. Enjoy, mama!

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Robert Emmanuel is here! And he has a very interesting story to tell! Not long after I posted on here my water broke, and all of a sudden contractions were fast and furious. When my doula got here, I started to need to push. Luckily, she is also a midwife...she checked me and his head was rightthere. I was not making it to the hospital! So my little guy was born at home, quite unexpectedly, on my living room floor. I still can't believe I had an unplanned homebirth VBAC!!!! I'll be writing my full birth story soon, before I start forgetting any of the craziness

Robert (Robbie) Emmanuel weighed in at 6 lbs. 14 oz. and 20 inches long and he is in perfect health. I have a small tear that required stitches, but I feel pretty good. Some baby blues are kicking in though, so I'm a bit weepy. Hope this goes away soon! Pictures to come.
That is AWESOME!! Congratulations! Welcome, Robbie!

I've been dealing with some PPD (mostly weeks 3-7 for me--easing up now); I found that, for me, eating lots of protein and avoiding sweets helps even out my moods.

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Congrats!! What an amazing birth story!

Amanda, wife to A , mama to D ('05), O ('07), and W ('10)
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Oooh, congrats!! You rock, VBAC mama!! Enjoy your babymoon.

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Sooo happy for you all!
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Thrilled to be expecting Baby #2 after 15 months TTC (a 30% drop in TTC time than Baby #1!)

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