Posted by: mommytoo | March 22, 2008


yesterday marked 37 weeks, which means that d can give birth at the birth center, since she’s considered full term.  well, last night she celebrated by going into labor!  it became clear over the course of a few hours that her water had broken.  the crazy thing is that our dear friend and doula happened to be at our house, the three of us were making our birth plan.  after some discussion with the midwife, she advised us to stay home and get some rest, since there were no contractions and d is gbs negative.  d’s mother came by train a little before midnight, and we all went to bed a couple of hours after that.  we were up and down all night (especially d), but got a good few hours sleep in the early morning.  we went to the birth center around 8 this morning, for a non-stress test and some bloodwork, as well as vital signs.  everything looks perfect — he’s happy in there, moving around, doing what he’s supposed to be doing.

so now we’re home.  we took naps, we’re watching bad reality tv, timing contractions, reading magazines… all the stuff people say you do in early labor!  my sister decided to fly down for the big event, so she’ll be here this evening.  the midwife (who has a gazillion years experience and is great) said that oxytocin levels tend to go up in the evening, so we’ll see what happens later on!

stay tuned…



  1. So exciting! I can’t wait to read what happens next! An early congrats to you all.

  2. Yea! Oh my gosh. You must be so excited. I can’t wait to hear the big news.

  3. wow! so excited! thinking happy eastery new life thoughts for you all!!

  4. oh my, oh my, oh my – I can’t wait to hear the news. xoxo L.

  5. Wow! This is so exciting. I’ll keep checking for news, I can’t wait to hear more.

  6. Wow! Congratulations! I’ll keep you in my thoughts and send you good juju for an easy, blissful birth. xoox

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