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About 3 hours ago, and I've having tons of mucous and some bloody show!! Just a few mild contractions here and there so far. Am a bit nervous, but hoping things ramp up soon. My mw is always practical ... "80% of women go into labor within 24 hours of their water breaking, and 95% within 48 hours." I was just like, "No! None of this 24 or 48 hours crap! I'm having this baby today!" At least I <i>hope</i> I am <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. In the meantime, I am trying to follow her advice of just going about with my life and getting some rest, but it's hard <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">.<br><br>
The leaking thing is a serious PITA, though. I'm going through prefolds like crazy and only have 2 pairs of pants that fit me right now and one of them is all wet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. And I'm down to my last pair of underwear, so dh is doing some emergency loads of laundry. But I hate feeling like my mobility is somewhat limited, because I'm just not ready to get all naked and make a mess of everything yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. It will be nice when things get going and I can get in the tub and just not have to worry about it. In the meantime, I'm spending a fair amount of time on the toilet ... at least until my legs fall asleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">.<br><br>
Beyond that, dh is like a whirlwind in the basement getting the birth tub set up and everything in order. And I'm ... waiting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. DH is going to set his laptop up in the basement, so I will try to keep you guys updated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.<br><br>
I can't believe I'm going to get to meet my baby soon!!!
 

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My EXACT words when I saw this thread were "Oh YAYYYY!!!!" in a high sqealey voice!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
ELV to you Mama. I cannot WAIT to hear the story and see the photos. And remember, SOON you will be holding that baby and your BACK will feel much, MUCH better! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My EXACT words when I saw this thread were "Oh YAYYYY!!!!" in a high sqealey voice!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
ELV to you Mama. I cannot WAIT to hear the story and see the photos. And remember, SOON you will be holding that baby and your BACK will feel much, MUCH better! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> too cute!!<br><br>
I'm SO excited for you Shanana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-large;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">E <span style="color:#000080;">L</span> <span>V</span> <span style="color:#FFA500;">E</span> <span>L</span> <span>V</span> <span style="color:#800080;">E</span> L <span>V</span></span></span>
 

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YAY!!!!!!!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Can't wait to meet your little one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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YAY!!!!!!! WooooHoooooo!!!! I'm more excited for you than if I was going into labor <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
ELVs your way mama!!
 

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so exciting!!!
 

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YAY!!!!!!!<br>
i am so excited for you!!!<br>
i hope you get to meet your babe VERY soon!!!!!
 

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Wow! You will be in my thoughts, mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Woooooooohooooo!!! You go Momma! So soon now!! YAY!!!
 

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Oh WOW!! I've been out of the house all day, and I come back to two baby announcements and a pending arrival!! Woohoo!!
 

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ELV TO YOU!!! How exciting!!! I cannot wait to see your new little one!!
 

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How exciting! Concentrate on opening up & getting that baby out & report back to us when you can. I woudl jump up and down, but that would require getting up which isn't the most fun thing right now so i'll just have to do it in my head.<br><br>
ELV!!!!<br>
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I love you guys! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Yahoo!!!! How exciting for you. Sending lots of love and energy for just the birth you want.
 

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Can't wait to hear more! Good luck!
 

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Can I just say how awesome my birth tub looks?! I rented a Birth Tub in a Box from my mw, and WOW! It is huge and <i>so</i> deep. It looks like it's going to be fantastic!<br><br>
Still having mild, sporadic contractions ...
 
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