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I'm HeatherB's labor buddy - she just let me know she's in active labor!  goodvibes.gif

 

Easy labor vibes!  I'll post updates as I get them!




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Sending easy labor prayers your way, mama! goodvibes.gif

 

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yeah Heather!!


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How exciting! Gentle Labour Vibes sent her way goodvibes.gif


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Thank you for sharing (will quietly step out of your DDC now).  :goodvibes to her! 

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Oh Heather, I hope it goes beautifully for you! ELV's! :love


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Oh yay!! I knew the real deal would start sometime! :love


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Yay Heather!!!


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thin thinking of you heather! :joy I cant wait to hear all about baby!


 

 

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Thanks, mamas! :love  Still working here...  Things have slowed down though ctxs are still very intense as they come.  Everyone's here and resting now.  My guess birth date is now today and my guess birth time is in about 4 hours, so we'll see what happens!

 

And thanks for NOT sharing on FB.  :wink


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That's how I feel right now.  :(  Six hours ago ctxs made a huge jump and were coming fast and furious.  A few minutes ago, with ctxs slowed way down and not as unbelievably strong, I let my MW check me.  So much for checking your own dilation... Now, with bloody show and the whole bit, I'm only 3cm and 60% effaced.  Baby's in a good position but this is NOT what I expected.  Seriously, I've been having ctxs for weeks and these ones ARE labor ctxs.  They're still coming, but still not like they were earlier.  I'm somehow stuck in this vicious cycle of strengthening and weakening ctxs.  And I want off.  :(

 

So it's 3am and everyone's gone home (except my mom, who's asleep with 3 boys surrounding her).  I've taken some valerian to help me get to sleep, though I'll still be waking up for these ctxs every little bit.  Who knows when this will actually culminate with a baby.  I'm seriously bummed. :(


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I'm sorry heather.  You haven't posted in a while so hopefully its going a little better.  We are praying for you guys! 


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hug.gif Heather,

 

Hope you managed to get some rest.  You are making progress to your baby!


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DDC crashing.  Hang in there Heather!  My labors were a lot like that.  You can do it!

 

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hug.gif I hope you managed to get some rest & are well on your way to babytime.


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:hug Heather. I am crashing here but I totally know how you feel. The best things to do are a) eat so you dont run out of energy b) rest when you can.. and of course avoid the frustration if you can. Slow moving labors are really emotionally exhausting but they do end!!! I promise they do. ;)


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Thanks, mamas. I've done the slow thing before but not like this. Very weird to have three mostly similar and then a whole different experience. Though I suppose my wished-for quick labor would've been a curve ball, too!

At least my sweet boys are getting lots of opportunities to take turns rubbing my back. love.gif

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Thinking of you Heather! I hope labor is moving quicker for you and you get to hold your baby soon.


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Hope things have started to speed up for you!

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I hope you get the progress you're looking for soon, Heather!!!  We're rooting for you!


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It is immensely reassuring to ascertain even a modicum of progress at this point. thumb.gif Heading to chiro friend shortly to try to get baby to tuck his/her chin and descend. Then maybe these string ctxs will do a bit more.
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good luck Heather, I hope that does the trick!!


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Oh Heather!hug.gif

How exciting and frustrating for you.  Hoping and praying that your next post is a birth announcement.hug2.gif


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Heather, you're in my thoughts and prayers.  Hope your baby comes out soon!


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