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Old 09-26-2010, 09:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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contractions are changing... very much starting in my back but getting strong enough I cant just ignore them.

and I saw some pink blood when I wiped...

I just hope so hard that I am not getting my hopes up over nothing. I don't think I can handle that again.

Not timing them yet. Dont think I will. Timing them wont honestly tell me anything, Ive had contractions every 2 to 20 minutes for 4 weeks!


post #24 - I have REAL bloody show OMG.

(This is DH! We are holding little Maeryn in our arms! Mae will update further later!)


Birth Story

Well first, I know you wanna see - a picture!!!!


Woke up around 4am and it was pouring out... got a contraction. Nothing new.

About an hour later I went potty and had a ton of bright red bloody show.

Called the midwife an hour later, started calling family.

Midwife got here around 8am... checked me after a while and I was 5cm WOO!

Played some Yahtzee! between contractions with hubby, chatted on here...

My last post here was around 2pm... after that I went to take a bath... WOAH. Had to potty first, had two contractions on the toilet, got in the tub, had 4 or 5 in the 10 minutes I was in the tub, got out... had one. Then another. Headed back to bed and DH started to be able to actually HELP (he felt so helpless before I asked him to sit with me like this. Rode out a bunch more like that... midwife came back in from the livingroom around 330 and told the Doula here with her that it was time for them to stay in the room (I didnt hear this, barely realized at first they werent leaving lol)

about 4 the midwife moved over in front of me and set up her stool... started getting contractions between my contractions... was yelling out I REALLY HOPE THIS IS TRANSITION! and when the contractions got lighter RELAX! RELAX! RELAX! to myself to remind myself to rest. Then the contraction before the last I laughed halfway through and said I was going to need a week long nap after this...

about 415 i started feeling pushy

417 my water SPRAYED all over the midwife... poor thing! LOL She even said she had a premonition it would happen but it still surprised her. Was a tiny tiny bit of meconium in it, but most likely due to her being a day shy of 42 weeks.

418 Mae came flying out (DH was absolutely amazed by this. I was just amazed I barely tore! Required only ONE stitch!)

This was made more amazing when the midwife informed me she was born with her arm up by her head! OMG.

And proof, she does NOT like moving her arm now lol... as you saw by the pic I posted.

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The pink blood is a very good sign! Hope this is it for you.

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Keeping fingers tightly crossed for you, Mae!

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Going to go take a bath or shower to help my back out. Bleh...

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I'm hoping this is it for you!

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Thinking birthy thoughts

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And now... going to bed. Midwife wants me to get as much sleep as I can just in case.

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I don't know how you can keep from getting your hopes up...I know mine are up FOR you lol. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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Sounds promising MP! Hope you get a decent rest and I look forward to hearing an update!

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Mae!!! I just had to DDCC to say when I FINALLY went into labor with Riley after weeks or prodromal labor, the only difference was that I had a backache and that I had a teeny bit of bloody show - so here's to hoping for you!!!!

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<3 After I saw pink tinged tp I had a baby 25 hours later! Thinking of you!

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I think this is it. Well done!!
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Hoping it's your night!!!!

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I've got my fingers and toes crossed for you. I'll even cross my eyes for you too

Maybe all you needed was for all your stalkers to come clean, hehe

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Hoping to hear about your baby soon!!!! ELV

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Thinking of you and hoping this is it!!!

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Get your rest and we'll wait ever so (im)patiently for an update and/or birth story.

(Better get to sleep now myself or I'm going to stare at MDC for the next 12 hours... )

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ELVs to you!!!
I hope this is it!

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Sounds promising! Hoping there is more good news soon!

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Well things do seem to be progressing very very very slowly. 4am and I cant sleep through the most painful ones.

But they aren't happening often.

So now I'm getting worried lol...

because DH has to drive to the airport 3 hours away today to pick up the kids... and we were planning on me going with because I have a midwife appointment at 8am and no car to get to it unless he takes me.

so that's us, out of the house... from 7am until around 3 or 4pm...

agh!

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omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg

bright red blood and more than just a little bit... definitely enough to constitute bloody show OMG STUFF IS HAPPENING IN THERE IM NOT BROKEN OMG

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Whoo-hoo!!!!!

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Lol! I woke up to pee and (since every time I wake up I realize with disappointment that I'm NOT in labor lol) I thought of you and just had to check for an update. So exciting!!! I'd be freaking out too

ELVs to you mama, sounds like this is really it!

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Lol! I woke up to pee and (since every time I wake up I realize with disappointment that I'm NOT in labor lol) I thought of you and just had to check for an update. So exciting!!! I'd be freaking out too

ELVs to you mama, sounds like this is really it!
wish you were in labor too hun!

I thought I was getting up to pee all the time between around midnight and 4am then i realized that I was actually waking up to the stronger contractions.

And Id just like to submit... for the record...

This

And the fact that it is currently POURING out... its hardly rained this month.

I mentioned it to DH, who is in bed "sleeping" and he giggled. He knew exactly what I meant lol.

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wish you were in labor too hun!

I thought I was getting up to pee all the time between around midnight and 4am then i realized that I was actually waking up to the stronger contractions.

And Id just like to submit... for the record...

This

And the fact that it is currently POURING out... its hardly rained this month.

I mentioned it to DH, who is in bed "sleeping" and he giggled. He knew exactly what I meant lol.
How funny! I remember you posting that, lol.

Have you figured anything out as far as getting the kids from the airport tomorrow? It doesn't sound like you are going to be able to be gone all day!

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Going to be calling the midwives in about 12 minutes to let them know whats up and that I am canceling my 8am appointment because... well... they will be here in the next 24 hours for her birth anyway!

So obviously DH is going to go pick up the kids without me... just hoping Mae decides to come before then or wait til he gets home I will be heartbroken if she comes while he is gone!!!

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Going to be calling the midwives in about 12 minutes to let them know whats up and that I am canceling my 8am appointment because... well... they will be here in the next 24 hours for her birth anyway!

So obviously DH is going to go pick up the kids without me... just hoping Mae decides to come before then or wait til he gets home I will be heartbroken if she comes while he is gone!!!
Oh my gosh, I hope she cooperates! Just try not to worry about it, there is nothing you can do to control it, so why worry? I'll keep my fingers crossed for you though!

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