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***UPDATE IN POST #11***

 

I''m 40 weeks 2 days today.  Last Wednesday, I started having regular contractions that I thought might turn into labor.  Nope, they just continued for days, minorly uncomfortable, but not painful.  Then last night, I started getting "real" contractions around 7pm.  I did the smart thing and laid down and slept until about 10pm, when I felt like I couldn't sleep through them anymore.  Came downstairs, cleaned up and ate some food with my husband, hung out until about 1am, when the contractions were still 5-7 minutes apart, and not really that bad (I could still kind of talk through them).  I ended up falling asleep around 2am and sleeping pretty well (for having contractions every few minutes!).  I woke up with my son at 7am, and had breakfast. 

 

Now it's almost 10:30am, contractions are still 5ish minutes apart, intense, but I'm still not calling the midwife, because I know it could be awhile.  We went to the park and walked for an hour this morning, which really just made me tired (although it was nice to spend the time as a family). 

 

Now I'm starting to get discouraged.  When will this baby come??  Obviously I can't be pregnant or in labor forever, but ughhh.  My husband is supposed to have class today, which I'm sure he'll miss, but I'm not sure I'll have the baby!  It could be another day or longer and I just feel so depressed.  I thought because this is my second birth it would go quicker and I'd go sooner, but my son came 3 days early and I don't remember having all this pre-labor.

 

I just want my baby here now! Cuss.gif

 

Send me some good labor vibes, I need them greensad.gif


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Ugh, pre-labour sucks!  I didn't have any with any of my kids, so I have no advice to offer, just (((hugs))).  I hope you are on your way to baby soon!


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Hang in there. It sounds like things are happening. I hope your baby comes soon!


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goodvibes.gif  thinking of you, mama!!  gentle birthing vibes.


 

 

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Any update, Jennie?


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I'm definitely in labor now!  Still have a ways to go, but my husband just put my son to sleep so we're hoping it picks up quickly.  Midwife is on call, and I'm pretty positive I'll have a baby by morning biggrinbounce.gif


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Yay!  Update when you can....in the meantime, here are some ELVs for you.  goodvibes.gif


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Sounds great!!!  goodvibes.gif

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How exciting! biggrinbounce.gif Can't wait to hear more news dust.gif


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So glad things are picking up, Jennie!  I know just how difficult all that early/pre-labor stuff is!  But they really do come out!  Hope it's soon! :)


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She's here! 

 

Emma Field born at home at 10:24pm on November 22 after a quick 3 hour labor once contractions really picked up!  I guess all that pre labor did do something!

8lbs 7 ozs, 21.75"

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More to come, but mama is tired!


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Congratulations!!


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Yay!!  Congrats, mama...and welcome sweet baby Emma!!love.gif

 


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im so happy for you, your baby is here!!  congrats, mama!! love.gif


 

 

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Congratulations!


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Congratulations!!! Emma's beautiful! love.gif


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Congratulations Jennie and welcome Emma!


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