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July 17, 2007

Am I Allowed to be Impatient Now????

So, I've been having contractions pretty much 24/7 since 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Of course, they're not fun, but they're not getting "worse" like they're supposed to so that they're actually "pushing" contractions. They've gotten more intense than when they began, but they're only around 1 minute long (supposed to be 90 seconds to go to the hospital) and anywhere from 7 to 10 minutes apart (supposed to be 5 min apart for me to go in to the hospital). I guess it's good that they're happening, even though they make sleep pretty difficult. It means SOMETHING is happening, which means less to do later. My midwife friend, labor/delivery nurse friend, and several other people experienced in labor and delivery were all SURE that I would have been having the baby by now, but at least it looks like it really shouldn't go longer than possibly Thursday. At least the end is in sight, but I WANT HIM TO COME NOW!!!!!!! :) I want to go home, and I want to be able to sleep, contraction free, and to have a little baby to hold and love!! Anyway, I'm just getting impatient, but I understand that every birth is different, and this one just appears to be heading towards the longest, slowest-progressing birth EVER!!!! ;) Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know that despite the great start, my body and the baby seem to be perfectly happy to give me one minute contractions just far enough apart to not really do much other than dilate me! Take care, and I'll keep everyone posted!

14 comments:

  1. how exciting...hang in there!

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  2. Yes, Marie, every birth is different...and boy's seem to be different from conception, LOL. Don't fret, Daniel will be here in God's time not ours.I'm praying for God's blessing upon you, Daniel, and your entire family in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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  3. Debbi (no 'e' on the end)Jul 17, 2007, 8:31:00 AM

    First I have to tell you I laughed very hard when you said you want him to come so you can sleep without contractions....did you forget you won't get much sleep after he comes? JK I hope this goes quickly from here on out....I dont' want you to be uncomfortable. Are you walking? Will keep checking on ya.

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  4. Ooohh!! Come on little baby!! Come on out!! ;)

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  5. Good luck Marie! Hope all goes well!Jeannine

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  6. The Stampin' SoldierJul 17, 2007, 2:11:00 PM

    I'm not sure what else to say besides, I hope he doesn't have a big head! :-)

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  7. I waited almost too long and if a train had come thru would have had my baby on the road. Luckily my water didnt break at home. Having babies is the easy part for me-being pregnant was ugly!

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  8. Hang in there girl! I'll keep you in my prayers.

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  9. Sounds like you are almost there!! I know how hard it is to wait at the end . . . this last time, I cheated a bit. Keep us posted!

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  10. You have MY permission to be impatient! ;-) Unfortunately my permission doesn't make his coming happen any faster.Janehttp://www.janescreativeprocess.blogspot.com

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  11. Be patient, you'll see your little one soon! Can't wait to see him!Best wishes!

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  12. Marie, I'm hoping by the time you read this that you're holding an adorable little baby boy :-)Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that you rock :-) Check out the details here: http://kathatstamps.blogspot.com/2007/07/wow-i-rock.html

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  13. I heard you had your baby!!! I bet you are super excited. Congratulations and I hope to see you soon (and baby too!).

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  14. I just came back from vacation and I was hoping you had good news. Well, maybe next week?jean

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Marie :)