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#1 of 47 Old 07-23-2010, 12:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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After my confusion yesterday with lots of discharge, overnight I soaked through 2 pads and a prefold. At some point early this morning I started having light ctx but I stayed in bed mostly asleep until 8. Ctx have been coming every 5-7 min and usually lasting close to a minute. They seem to have moved from my lower belly to my lower back. We've got my SIL/doula and my/big-kid-watcher on standby, but so long as I'm doing my usual stuff around the house, we're hanging out and seeing how things go.

I'm in shock that it looks like I'll have a 37 weeker after going 16, then 5 days overdue. I'm trying to figure out if there's anything I HAVE to do before bringing this baby home. Clearly, I haven't fuzzed out into labor-land yet.

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Yay! Have a great labor!

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Ooh! Good luck birth buddy!!! Hope you get to hold your baby soon!!!
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Ooh! Good luck birth buddy!!! Hope you get to hold your baby soon!!!
I didn't mean to go ahead of you!

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Sending lots of easy and peaceful labor vibes!!

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Wow! That's great! ELVs mama!

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Sending you easy labor vibes!

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Yay!!! ELVs!!!!!!!!!

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How exciting!!! Rest, rest, rest, if you can!

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I didn't mean to go ahead of you!
Yeah yeah, everybody's just leavin' me behind

Hope all is progressing well!!!!!
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Exciting news!! Good Luck!!!

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I love that we keep adding babies to our DDC! Hope you have a beautiful labor and delivery!

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Yippee! Best of luck for any easy birth!

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Best wishes for an easy labor and birth!

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I'm in shock that it looks like I'll have a 37 weeker after going 16, then 5 days overdue.
congrats! you get to hold your baby soon!

maybe there's hope my baby could come earlier rather than later after all! i'd better not wait to 39 weeks to get everything ready!

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maybe there's hope my baby could come earlier rather than later after all! i'd better not wait to 39 weeks to get everything ready!
Yeah, I'm packing my hospital bag between ctx and discovering that my nursing bras all look nasty. Be more ready than me, ya never know!

I'm still here, contracting every 10 minutes or so. Lots of mucus-goo. It's got to happen this weekend one way or another. I took a walk and a nap.

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eat and nap! eat and nap!
how exciting!

good luck, mama!

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eat and nap! eat and nap!
how exciting!

good luck, mama!

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Oh yes, I'm all over the eat and nap approach. Check and check.

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Heading to the hospital. Things picked up once my boys went to bed and my SIL came over.

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yay! elv

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Hurray!! ELVS!!

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hoping all is going smooth and peaceful for you Mama!!!!
You may even have your Babe in arms by now!!!!!

Soo looking forward to your birth announcement!

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This is Amy's SIL chiming in--a new baby boy arrived at 1:08 am early this morning in a beautiful hospital waterbirth. Amy was--as usual--an awesome birther and mom and baby are doing fantastic! She'll post more details soon--we're all still reeling from a 37 w 1 day baby!

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Congratulations!

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This is Amy's SIL chiming in--a new baby boy arrived at 1:08 am early this morning in a beautiful hospital waterbirth. Amy was--as usual--an awesome birther and mom and baby are doing fantastic! She'll post more details soon--we're all still reeling from a 37 w 1 day baby!
Congrats!

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congratulations!

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That's fantastic! What a quick birth.

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Oh, wow! Baby arrived only two hours after she posted that she was headed to the hospital!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I hope that our DDC is blessed with as many quick labors as July's has been!

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