Two years ago today…

…was my last day of work as a non-mom. I was 39 weeks and 5 days pregnant.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Real Life Deliveries Are Nothing Like A Baby Story

From my own personal experience – yours may be different, comment and share yours!

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Miss A is here, born May 29, 2008 at 7:31 p.m.!

We’re still in the hospital (being discharged tomorrow) but while I have a tiny bit of downtime, I thought I’d post a quick update! I’ll post the full birth story after we get home and settle in – these are just some details I remember at the moment. I documented a little bit of the experience as it happened in a notebook which will help me figure it all out later.

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39w6d – 1d to go! The LAST pre-baby blog post!

We’re headed in to be induced tonight! I have high expectations for the process. We had our last NST yesterday and the baby looked good (though we caught her at sleepy time…had to wake her up with a big glass of cold lemonade) and we also discovered that the moderate pain/cramping I had been having was contractions…much bigger contractions than the last time the NST picked up on it. And wow did I feel them!

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39w4d – 3 days to go

In good news, Julianna Nichole Marino has entered the world, to proud parents Michelle and Nick Marino, and proud big sister Adrianna! Congrats to my fellow pregnant friend – I will forgive you for giving birth before me even though you were due after me!

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38w5d – 1w2d to go (12 days to induction) – Part 2

Just got back from the doctor.

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38w5d – 1w2d to go (12 days to induction)

I’m taking my wise mother-in-law’s advice, given in the last post, and only counting the days to June 2nd – because otherwise I’ll be agonizing over that due date. So, 12 days to go (and you’re so right, too – girls have such a mind of their own!!)

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37w6d – 2w1d to go!

The NST went fine today. The nurse commented that it picked up a few contractions. YAY. I am still feeling them. In fact, I’m feeling one right now, and I’m starting to feel them in my back as well (could be my uncomfortable chair, could be labor!) so now I at least know I’m NOT imagining these contractions.

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37w5d – 2w2d to go!

Nothing major to report, other than the fact that I have been having annoyingly irregular contractions since this morning. Nothing to call L&D about yet, but they sure are annoying.

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37w4d – 2w3d to go! (17 days!)

Mother’s Day has come and gone, and I have no baby yet.

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