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July 24th, 2008, 06:51 AM
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Well, I've been having contractions now for a few days lol. I was having Braxton Hicks ones that didn't hurt (those were the good old days lol). Tuesday afternoon I started recording the contractions after my lunch break, and they were pretty much every hour. That continued into the night, so I got zero sleep. Then yesterday they started out an hour apart, and got to every half an hour by noon. Talk about a rough day at work I didn't get much accomplished at all.. I was so tired, on top of that, the pain was getting more intense.

Last night, was more of the same. I do believe it hurts worse when I'm lying down. They've been pretty consistent but never getting closer than like 20 minutes apart. I lost my mucus plug on Tuesday at work, so I know it's only a matter of time. I'm 38 weeks now so I'm ready LOL. I stayed home from work today, to try to get some rest, and I was up by 7:45 am (go figure). Joe stayed home with me in case something happens. I have a dr appt at 3:30 so I'll see what progress I've made if any.

We put the car seat in the car last night. I also finished what I could of her baby memory book I got from Hallmark. I went through Snapfish and had some prints developed so I could pick them up at Walgreens. So the baby book has everything in it, except the stuff for after she's born It took forever writing in all the gifts from showers etc lol.

I'm working on getting something together to put her handprints or footprints on for our parents. The hospital said during our tour that anything we want her handprints/footprints on, to bring with us and they'll do it for us after she's born. There's no limit so I'm taking FULL advantage of that LOL. This is the poem I'm putting on the handprints I think:

"My little hands play patty-cake
They peek-a-boo and wave
They catch me when I learn to walk
And splash me when I bathe.
My little hands reach up to you
For hugs before I sleep
And fold together when I pray
The Lord my soul to keep.
My little hands are tiny now
But yours will serve to guide me
And when I´m grown I´ll still reach out
And know that you´re beside me."

I was really impressed with the hospital I'm delivering at. The rooms look like nice hotel rooms, they hide all the medical stuff behind moveable photo frames on the walls. There are jacuzzi tubs, large rooms, chair-to-fold-out-beds for your support person, etc. Plus the entire wing is less than 4 yrs old and they implemented soundproof walls for the rooms. We were there when women were laboring and you could hear a pin drop in the hallway it was so quiet. It's nice, I won't have to worry about others interrupting my rest and my visitors interrupting someone else's.

Anyways, I just thought I'd update seeing as how it's been a while since I did. Hope all is well girls, and please if you could send some prayers up for some relief soon. Contractions hurt! LOL
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July 24th, 2008, 07:50 AM
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Oh Leigha, I'm so excited for you! I bet you'll be holding little Natalie in your arms before you know it. You sound more than ready to deliver, so I hope she makes her grand entrance soon. I'm a bit envious that you've already filled out so much in her baby book, I have yet to finish all the info for Brendan's and he's 4 1/2 months old already! Please keep us updated on your progress. I know we are all anxious to hear of her birth. All three of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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July 24th, 2008, 09:00 AM
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Thanks for the update Leigha! That's so exciting she's coming so soon!!! That's great you've got so much done in her baby book, I need to get one. Lots of prayers headed your way~!!!
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July 24th, 2008, 09:18 AM
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Lots of prayer and ELV's headed your way!
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July 24th, 2008, 10:53 AM
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oh yeah!!!! i pray you have an easy birth!!! i'm so excited for you!
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July 24th, 2008, 12:27 PM
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I'm so excited for you Leigha! I'm praying for you!
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July 24th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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Thoughts and prayers for easy L+D!! Can't wait to see pics of your new little darling!


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July 24th, 2008, 06:44 PM
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Well, I'm not dialated although I am 70% effaced. The contractions are still coming. My dr put me off work though, so hopefully I'll be able to get some rest. I was just hoping to hear a little different news in terms of progress, but whenever God decides to let her come, we'll be ready!
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July 24th, 2008, 08:13 PM
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Don't be too bummed out about the lack of dialation. I was only a fingertip dilated within 48 hours of delivery with both of my boys, so you can go real quickly once things get going. That's wonderful that you're 70% thinned out though, she must be pushing down, so I bet you'll start dialating soon. Get as much rest as you can now, you'll be busier than ever as soon as little Natalie arrives!
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July 24th, 2008, 09:01 PM
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Come out baby Natalie!!
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July 25th, 2008, 12:37 AM
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Wow! Seems like it won't be much longer now. ELV going your way. I can't wait to meet her.
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July 25th, 2008, 06:28 AM
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July 25th, 2008, 03:32 PM
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Yay Leigha!! I'm so very excited for you! Don't sweat the not being dilated thing at all. Those contractions are definitely working if you are effaced that much. I didn't dilate with either one of my girls until I actually went into labor and they were 10 days and 3 weeks early, respectively. Like you, though, I did efface before I went into actual labor. I cannot WAIT to see your precious little sweetie!
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July 26th, 2008, 06:50 PM
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Oh, wow! I can't believe how close you are now! What an exciting time!!
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July 26th, 2008, 11:16 PM
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