Definitely tonight or tomorrow!

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Definitely tonight or tomorrow!

I went to my dr. appt. today and got all kinds of great news. NST looked great, bp looked great, gbs came back negative and I'm 4cm dilated. Dr. went ahead and stripped my membranes which wasn't too bad and told me if I don't go on my own tonight I will be induced tomorrow morning at 6am. I am so excited and super emotional about finally seeing and holding my baby girl. So far, no consistent contractions, just here and there, so I'm just finishing up laundry and finishing packing last minute stuff in my bag while waiting around for something to happen. I will try to post again when something exciting happens!

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Oh wow that is big news!!! I cannot wait to see pics of baby girl!!! Sending you lots of ELV!

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Yay! I'm so excited for you Jen! I can't wait to see pictures and read your story! ELV!

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Woo it's baby time!! Will be stalking you Jen! ELVs!

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Come onnnn babyyyyy!!

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I am so jealous!!!

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Yay can't wait to hear!

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Update: Nothing happened last night, so we showed up at l&d at 5:15 to start paperwork and triage stuff. It is so funny because I swear my body knows when I step into the hospital. I haven't been given anything but I'm already contracting every 4-5 minutes. So I am just waiting for my epidural and then they will break my water and wait to see if I need pitocin. So just hanging out and waiting. Thanks for all the encouragement! I will post again after something exciting happens:)

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wow great maybe you will not need any pitocen? Goodluck and thanks for the update cannot wait to hear what happens!!!

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How wonderful that your body has started getting things going independently! ELVs!

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That's great things have started on their own! I hope everything goes as smoothly and quickley as possible! I will be stalking this thread all day for updates! Smile

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Sorry to be posting this so late, I've just been busy enjoying my little baby girl! So here's the short version:
Showed up to l&d at 5:15 and stayed in triage waiting for a room until 9, even though I was on the schedule. Nurse there said I was 3cm, 75% effaced and -2 station. Went ahead and started pitocin at 9:30, got my epidural and broke my water at 10am. Then I took a nap. Checked me at noon and I was a 6cm and at 1:05 I was complete and started pushing. Emily Kate was born after about 15 minutes of pushing at 1:22.
Everything went just like I had hoped and was as easy and pain free as the whole thing possibly can be. I am so thankful and overwhelmed with happiness. In spite of my gd, she was 7lb 6oz and had no problems with her sugar so we will be going home tomorrow. I will update with pictures as soon as I can.

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Congratulations and WTTW Emily Kate!! Can't wait to see pictures of your princess!

I'm glad you're birth went the way you wanted it to!

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Congrats I am glad every went so well for you!!! I cannot wait to see pics of your little baby girl!!

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Congrats!

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Welcome to the world sweet little girl! (: Sounds like everything went smoothly! Cant wait for more details and pictures! Congrats mama!

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wow yay~~ GOOD FOR YOU!!!

AND WELCOME TO THE WORLD LITTLE EMILY!!

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Wow! Congrats! Great short story with a happy ending!!

Tiffany

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Congratulations Jen and WTTW Emily Kate! What a wonderful birth story. I'm so glad the GD didn't cause any issues for your little girl. Biggrin