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#1 of 19 Old 11-17-2010, 04:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So, I saw my midwife for a super quick S&S yesterday am, then went to the Chiro (it felt SO good )..Then we did some other stuff around town (mothercare) and went home. Around 3:00 I started to have pretty regular but un-hurty contractions.. I had  been having lots of bloody show and mucous plug bits all day since the S&S.. Then I started to have little gushes of clear fluid (still not sure if its amniotic fluid, but i'm thinking its likely) I called my midwife to update her on my progress and she offered to come check the fluids, but It was bedtime at that point for the LO's so I said I would call her back if anything really changed. No BIG changes, But the contractions havn't stopped since 3 yesterday and have only (slowly but surely) gotten stronger, though farther apart at this point. I was timing them, just for fun, earlier and they were coming at like 2 & 5 minute intervals in clusters and lasting about a minute each.. now it seems like they last more like a minute and a half and are 10 minutes or longer apart.. Im having a TON of bloody show now and still leaking fluids but it doesnt seem so gushy..more just drippy..

I slept for a few hours (went to sleep @ 11) but each contraction wakes me up.. i do have to breathe through them now. Im going to go back to sleep.. its just about 5am.. and try to sleep in.. Then im going to set up the pool and my birth altar...ect.

Im so excited, I think this is finally IT! baby seems very happy...Im doing lots of check in's with him/her and im feeling really happy and content.. no 42 week baby after all! yay!


 

 

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very exciting, fern!!!!  i hope you are able to get some rest between contractions!!  can't wait to meet the little one!!love.gif


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Yay Fern! I hope this is it, good luck today. I'll be thinking about you.


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Yay!!!  ELV's Fern!


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Good luck Fern!  I am hoping and sending good vibes your way!biggrinbounce.gif


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Yay, Fern!!!!!!!!!  I hope this is it too.

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Yay!  I hope you're able to get some rest in between - you haven't had a great night of sleep...I hope baby is here very soon!


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I hope this is it and you get to meet your little baby soon!!! :D


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yay Fern!!!! Cant wait for a happy update!


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sleep shmeep.. i have rested so much the last month!

 

oh yeah.. IT'S SNOWING! love.gif

 

my last november baby waited for the first snow of the year too... strange how things can repeat themselves!

 

contractions are getting stronger..still kind of far apart, but some are coming closer together.. im sure today will be the day.. or tonight sometime. rue says 3:00 shrug.gif

 

fire is on.. dp is pumping up the pool!


 

 

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Yay Fern - what a cozy day for having a baby!


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Thinking of you, Fern! 

 

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Hooray, Fern!  I can't wait to hear more!


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Things are going slow but I have been busy cleaning and getting things just so. It better freaking not be a false alarm.. but I feel in my heart that it isn't, Even though my contractions have calmed down a lot in the last few hours. Every time I relax I have really strong ones..its weird..

anyways, I made birthday cheesecake, and set up my Birth Altar which looks so beautiful (but it needs to be evening to properly get the effect..so baby had better come tonight! ) and put the herbs for the lotus birth in a special bowl. I do need to iron the silk ribbon for wrapping the cord..and I want to make ginger muffins (dp is off getting a few things for that project) otherwise im just going to make some yummy supper food.. not sure what yet.. and relax and hope things pick up again once im good and ready!

 

thanks for all of your thoughts & love & support!


 

 

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You're on my mind, mama!!  Sounds like you are having a nice, gentle start to your labor.  Just don't tire yourself out though, ok? 

 

Do take some pics of your birth alter...it sounds lovely!

 

I love your new avatar pic, by the way!  Where is it from?

 

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You're on my mind, mama!!  Sounds like you are having a nice, gentle start to your labor.  Just don't tire yourself out though, ok? 

 

Do take some pics of your birth alter...it sounds lovely!

 

I love your new avatar pic, by the way!  Where is it from?

 

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thanks mama.. it feels pretty perfect so far! my mw is coming over soon to check on us and then im making muffins. these are the bet muffins ever, and i probably wont be baking much for a while after im thinking..

 

the art is a woman from around (http://www.earthlyimages.ca/gal_birthing.html )  here who i met briefly at a woman's circle i went to this summer.. but i have had some of her cards for years..since even before my son was born even. the one in my avatar is on my birth altar. she is amazing. my mw actually has the original in her yurt.. its so So lovely!

i think you would really love her work!

 

and i will take pictures! for sure.

 

eta, just had another big gush with a strong contraction!  they are about 10 minutes apart again.. but lasting longer and much stronger.


 

 

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Oh Fern I hope so!! It's nice that you have this time to get everything "just so." And how lovely to have a snow-baby! I have at least a couple of those. love.gif


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Oh Fern I'm so excited to hear! I can't wait to hear all about your wonderful birthing story & see pictures of your new sweet squishy family member!! luxlove.gif YAY!


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So exciting! Hoping things are going beautifully for you.


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