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07-03-2005 07:03 PM
NaturalBeauty Well I am still here and still preg. BUT..... I did have my first *show* today. Passed a bit of eggy mucus earlier today. FINALLY... something. Altho not alot and not pink or red tinged. But mucus all the same. I think this baby wants to make a dramatic entrance and come on the 4th. Or maybe he is jsut too comfortable! lol. Organic you still here or are you laboring now too?

07-03-2005 01:28 PM
bamamom O banana and Natural Beauty....I promise no one has ever stayed pregnant forever! That's what I told myself when I went over due.
07-02-2005 11:49 PM
NaturalBeauty OrganicBanana! I doubt Ill be doing anythign but sleeping myself tonight as well. I think this little guy wants to make a dramatic entrance and coem on the 4th. You know.... declareing his indipendance from me! hahaha. Wow so many mamas in labor all at the same time! How cool! Cant wait to join you! Until then I am just going to do more organizing and unpacking in the house. (We just closed and moved in on the 8th of June so still have lots left to do)

07-02-2005 11:03 PM
Meli65 Congratulations, Pepper!!

And go go go all you laboring mamas

nak (with my new Maya Wrap!)
07-02-2005 11:02 PM
organicbanana good grief - is everyone going to go at once??! :LOL

congratulations pepper!!! so glad everything was ok after the abruption! - and welcome to little clare

go grace!!! and nancy!!! and miamom!!! and famousmockngbird!!!

are there any labor vibes left over for naturalbeauty and me??!! send them to us!
i'm still just hanging around... went to the il's pool and hung around there earlier. dh & the kids swam while i looked at old photos and just relaxxxxxed. it was nice, but i am ungrateful and impatient
dh went to a party at a friend's house tonight, and he better not do anything really stupid, like get buzzed, or just not come home... i will kill him right out. i love being home alone... overdue... with three children who still aren't sleeping although they should have been about 2 hours ago. he bought me crab legs as a bribe... bugger. where's my flaming chocolate??? i hope he gets home soon so i can sleep easy. seeing as how i think that's all i'll be doing tonight, as opposed to laboring. ah, well...

enough of my griping - i don't think there's anyone around to see it anyway!!! :LOL :LOL :LOL

go birthing mamas! may your labors be gentle and beautiful!!!
check in with us as soon as you can!
07-02-2005 09:25 PM
famousmockngbrd Congratulations, Pepper - I love the name Clare Avalon.

Good luck, miamom and Pat'sGrace! I hope these babes are easy on us!

As for me - started getting surges last night around 1 AM. They have been hanging around with varying frequency and intensity all day but now finally they seem to be getting down to business - about 30 - 45 seconds long and 5 minutes apart, for a few hours now. And man, these SOBs hurt! Is this supposed to *hurt*?? :LOL We're getting ready to blow up the pool, I think that will help.

Wishing us all peaceful labor vibes -
07-02-2005 09:04 PM
miamommy Welcome Clare!!
07-02-2005 08:47 PM
Pepper nak


emmy, i thought of you several times during my labor because i went thru dozens of those mesh panties to keep the pads on. I had some quiet smiles to
07-02-2005 06:53 PM
dynamohumm6 Pepper, I'm so glad to hear from you, and glad that everything turned out ok. I have to admit I was worried about you after that blood gush. I love her name, and I can't wait to see pictures! Congratulations to you, mama, here's to speedy healing and eating lots of iron-rich foods to get up to par again
07-02-2005 06:52 PM
fuzzypeach nak

love the name clare avalon, pepper, glad to hear you're both ok.

good luck laboring miababy!!
07-02-2005 05:29 PM
mamgirl Welcome Little Baby Clare!

Well Done, Pepper!

Beautiful name.
07-02-2005 04:28 PM
Pepper Hi June Mamas

wow, I just quickly read through the posts and what an exciting last few days it's been. I'm so happy for everyone who is in labor right now. Yay!

I had a bit of a scary experience with that blood gush that started my labor. It turned out that I had a partal placental abruption. A very small part of my placenta had separated from the uterine wall which was causing me to lose lots of blood. THe good news was that we knew the baby was fine throughout the whole labor--heart rate was steady and strong so even though I was losing blood, she was fine. There was concern that the whole placenta would abrupt but we were thinking positively and were at the hospital if anything were to happen we could deal with it.

I'll have to type up the whole birth story soon but honestly it was incredibly positive and empowering. I wore my bikini top and my birth skirt and felt so strong and able to handle all the contractions (until the end but isn't that always the way it is! lol). I never got one internal the whole time (until the very end) except upon check-in which revealed I was 2 cm and 80%. I had an *amazing* doula and my favorite midwife who surrounded me with empowering female energy and we rocked that labor!!

This is probably all scattered and I need to get back to the couch as I am still bleeding fairly heavily - they estimated I lost 1100 cc's (?) of blood so I'm pretty weak and pale but otherwise healing appropriately. I can't believe I had a girl!! We really thought it was a boy but she is so beautiful and perfect and a total nursing champ. Oh, her name is Clare Avalon and she was 8.10 lbs.

I hope I'm not forgetting anything! I"m sure I am.

I can't wait to check back in and here about the other babies born
07-02-2005 02:05 PM
miababy Grace- ME TOO!

about 5-6 min apart (start to start) since 9 a.m. today July 2nd will bethe day.

painful but I wandered in the garden, toook a shower, took a bath, had a half glass of Riesling -bought last night to bring on labor as midwife suggested but I fell asleep w/out trying it.

Now I can't sit still, cleaned up a bit, swept, doing this, what to do next!?

When to go to the hospital, when to call the midwife, after I finish listening to T.S.Eliot read Prufrock from our Napster file...been listening to Luther Vandross -he died yesterday.

this should get exciting soon but for now it's just real painful for about 30 seconds.
07-02-2005 09:46 AM
NaturalBeauty Congrats to the laboring mamas! You will be holding your babies soon!

Im still preg. And still no signs. Hubby has been gettign quite a bit of action lately hopeing that would start something... : ~blush~ But so far nothing.

Anyone else still preg or am I the last over due June mama at 40w 6d?

On a side note. Ive been taking this antibiotic for my tooth and while my tooth hurts less now and Im not needing to take so many tylenol Im getting HORRIBLE heartburn from the meds. HORRIBLE. And the bottle says not to lay down for at least 30 minutes after taking them. But they are an every 6 hr medication... Um... okay.. So I have to get up in the middle of the night and take one and then stay up for a half hr? Then try to go back to sleep? thats been working well. I havnt been getting up to take the dose at 6hrs at night Ive been waiting until Im up for the morning which is usually 7.5 to 8 hrs. Best I can do. Oh heartburn GO away!
07-02-2005 09:32 AM
mamgirl Go Swedemom!

Go Grace!

All these wonderful babies. Every one of them will have been worth the grueling wait!!

Happy labor vibes to all of the popping mamas!
07-02-2005 07:15 AM
fuzzypeach Wow sounds like lots of babies will be arriving soon!! mockingbird, Grace, Nancy - good luck to you all! Can't wait to hear your birth stories!
07-02-2005 04:23 AM
swedemom one day shy of 42 weeks....
and i think this baby is coming!
ctx really strong, bloody show... :shock:
hurts like h*ll
going to hospital soon....i hope

07-02-2005 02:16 AM
PatsGrace Yup, timed about hour, 4-6 minutes apart. they hurt, dh is sleeping, I need him well rested for later. It's been going strong for about 6 hours and I think it's really labor now. It better be cause I couldn't handle the real thing if this isn't it!
I don't know when I'll check in again...we're still trying to stay home longer.
07-01-2005 11:45 PM
bamamom Grace, anything exciting?????????????HHHHHHUUUUULLLLLLOOOOOOOOOO?? ?????????????????????
07-01-2005 11:20 PM
bamamom GRACE.............


Good Luck!!
07-01-2005 11:19 PM
Meli65 Grace -- you time them from start to start
07-01-2005 11:19 PM
bamamom Good grief, I just read three days worth of posts, and my eyes are crossed!

Pepper is a mommy !!

Anyone heard from Sara??

Grace, sounds encouraging

I can;'t remember everyone!!

Go all you laboring mommas!!!!

I had my two week midwife visit today, she came to our house and checked us out. Ds gained a pound and five ounces in fifteen days!! He is gonna be a porker!! I had a small tear from his fast birth, and she said it has healed. That would be good news, except that I still hurt down there! I dont know what we're gonna do!
07-01-2005 11:17 PM
PatsGrace Ok so I guess I waited till the last minute to ask, but how do you time a contraction? Is it from the start of one to the start of another, or from the end of one to the beginning of another?
From start to start I'm about 7 minutes apart, but if we're going by stop to start I'm in trouble...
I hope somebody's out there!
07-01-2005 11:16 PM
Originally Posted by Meli65
At 4:30 today he asked for a fruit snack and I asked him what was the last thing he ate -- he couldn't remember so I asked her, and she said a bowl of cereal for breakfast and animal crackers!
That has happened to DS before, over at my mom's house. Poor kid, he must have been starved!
07-01-2005 11:13 PM
famousmockngbrd Yay! I finally got some bloody show! At least *something* is going on in there!

Labor vibes to everyone left - it looks like we'll be up to our elbows in babies pretty soon! I'm looking forward to reading some more birth stories (and hopefully writing my own!)
07-01-2005 10:27 PM
Meli65 GO, go, go all you laboring mamas! Woo hoo!

Mini-vent -- my mother-in-law is here to help, and neglected to give ds lunch today! At 4:30 today he asked for a fruit snack and I asked him what was the last thing he ate -- he couldn't remember so I asked her, and she said a bowl of cereal for breakfast and animal crackers! Poor kid. I am at wit's end. Can't WAIT to be back on my feet again.
07-01-2005 10:14 PM
Originally Posted by ex-stasis
: This is very exciting!
What she said
07-01-2005 09:23 PM
PatsGrace Things have picked up again..maybe 7 or 8 in the past hour, irregular in intensity, but still very noticeable...dh was home for about 5 minutes and then went rock climbing, I told him to keep his phone on just in case, if this lasts for days there's no reason for him not to go, and I think I deal with the pain better by myself, at least at first.

I'll check in again later
07-01-2005 08:57 PM
ex-stasis : This is very exciting!
07-01-2005 07:46 PM
NaturalBeauty Still no baby here, and even worse Im not having ANY signs of impending labor at all! ~pout~ No real noticable BH no Cx No show... NOTHING! Argh! Im now 5 days past due and ready to resign myself to not having this baby any time soon. The only reason I even care is beacuse I dont want to deal with all the NST and BPP that they are going to make me do next week. Already ahve them scheduled. July 5th and 8th. Sigh. Have to go to the hospital for the BPP and then to the MW house for the NST. Common baby come out and play! Anyway, enough whine. Hope those of you in labor have easy ones and hope the rest of us go soon!
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