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<p>Man, I hope this is it. I'm having a contraction right now - definitely feels very pinchy and low in my cervix. I might break out the breast pump...</p>
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<p>I've never had a daytime baby - how strange it would be! But I feel like I had some decent sleep and really, everything is ready. I think I'll go eat some breakfast, clean the bathroom, take a shower and see what happens....</p>
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<p>I guess the S&S, RRL, DTD and BoB did *something* yesterday...</p>
 

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<p>I'm hoping this is it for you!</p>
 

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<p>Woohoo!  I hope this is the real thing, Erin - Let us know when you can!</p>
 

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Yay! <img alt="goodvibes.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/goodvibes.gif">
 

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<p><span><img alt="goodvibes.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/goodvibes.gif">Fingers crossed for you, Erin!!</span></p>
 

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<p>I am hoping this is it for you!  I love hearing about bloody show and dilated cervixes!  Funny where your mind goes when you are pregnant!</p>
 

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Whoohoo for my due date buddy! Send some of those labor vibes my way, can't you? I hope this is it for you!
 

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<p>Good luck! Can't wait to hear what happens!</p>
 

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<p>Keep us posted, Meta! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/banana.gif"></p>
 

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<p>MW and her assistant came over earlier & mw checked me. I was a stretchy and very soft 4 cm with continual bloody show. She offered to break my water but I declined and then she offered an herbal tincture to bring on labor called Immortal (sp? - it has a French sound to it.) So I took that I think around 11:45 (I wrote everything down upstairs.) Then we hung out for a while and chatted, I've had some contractions that feel very low, crampy/pinchy and continue to have a lot of mucous/bloody show. The mws went out for a bit (nearby) so I could have some alone time, so I just finished cleaning the bathroom and took some belly pics.</p>
<p>All I've eaten today has been a plain burger but my anticipation isn't leaving me with much of an appetite. I've gone #2 at least twice, so I guess I'm clearing out. It's so hard to tell what's just tension from nerves and what's weird contracty feelings, kwim?</p>
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<p>Okay, I'm going to go upstairs and either wash dishes, vacuum or cook.</p>
 

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<p>Oh, and how strange to see everything set up! The birthing stool, all of the tools, oxygen tank, trash bags, towels, etc. I've never been prepared before! I wonder if I should just hop in the shower to try to relax - it might speed things up. I'm sort of convinced that my babies refuse to come out in the daytime...</p>
 

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I wonder if I should just hop in the shower to try to relax - it might speed things up.</div>
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Yes, you should try and relax...sounds like you've got some work ahead of you later today/tonight!!<span><img alt="thumb.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>Yay! I can't wait to hear all about your baby, Erin!!!!! <span><img alt="love.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>He's here!! Sebastian was born at 9:21pm on Thursday 11/18/10. He weighed 8 lbs even and was 20". I'll type up the birth story soon but for now - my body wouldn't start labor in the daytime (it just never has.) So I went to my bedroom alone at 6:50pm to read a bit. I nodded off almost immediately and woke up at 7:10pm with a *massive* contraction that felt like it was surely going to rupture my bag and dilated my cervix at least to an 8 (I was 6cm at 3:40pm.) I knew we were in business then! I just needed to "turn my brain off" by sleeping for just a few minutes. After that they were intense. I got in the shower around quarter after 8pm - checked my cervix as I progressed which was SO amazing! Squatted during the last two contrax in the shower & felt his head move waaay down with my fingers so I got out. Walked out of the bathroom & past the mws at 9:19pm & said "there's a baby head." Went in the bedroom, my water broke with the next contraction and his head started coming out. I lowered myself to the floor and pushed his head out & said "Can somebody get DP?" (he was downstairs, lol) DP came running in and sat behind me to support my back & I pushed the baby out at 9:21pm~ Just 2 minutes after getting out of the shower & just 2 hrs, 10 mins after that first "real" contraction! Sebastian weighed 8 lbs even and was 20" long. He nurses like a *champ*!</p>
<p>I think if I hadn't had my membranes stripped the day before, I wouldn't have had the bloody show Thursday morning & would have gone about my day as if nothing was going on (because it didn't feel like anything.) Then I would have gone to bed and woken up in labor the way I did with all of my others.</p>
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<p><a href="http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c381/metasequoia/DSC_0040.jpg" target="_blank">39 week belly shot! 11/18/10 - 1:45pm</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c381/metasequoia/DSC_0066.jpg" target="_blank">Sebastian! Seconds old!</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c381/metasequoia/DSC_0080.jpg" target="_blank">1/2 hour old & nursing like a champ!</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c381/metasequoia/DSC_0152.jpg" target="_blank">11/20/10 ~ 2 days old</a></p>
 

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<p>He's gorgeous! Thanks for telling us the story. :)</p>
 

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<p>He is soo beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)</p>
 

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So perfect! Congrats, Meta!! So happy for you!
 

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<p>Man, I hope to have a labour as quick and decisive as yours, Erin!  He is lovely - congratulations!</p>
 

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Congrats! He is so adorable!
 
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