Water Broke




At 3:41am, my first real contraction began. At 3:42am this morning, my water broke. Called the hospital, the doc said for me to take a hot shower to feel better while the water broke. Did not feel any more contractions until about an hour and a half later. Now, they are approximately 20 minutes apart. Hospital wants me to come in to be assessed. The “water” is a light pink color, perfectly normal.

Neither of us have slept yet. Dave got a couple of hours in just now, but it was more difficult for me, especially since the contractions started happening. We’re going to the hospital after I eat some breakfast. We’ll see what happens from here.

Update @ 10am: Just got back from the hospital, after two hours of assessment. I’m 1 cm dilated, and in “early labor.” Still “leaking” water. Contractions are now 5 minutes apart. I can walk around and eat and stuff and am told to come back to the hospital in a couple of hours to continue with labor, unless things progress more quickly than that.

Update @ 12pm: Gonna take a shower, eat some food, and then head back to the hospital. Contractions are coming harder and stronger now. Mucus plug just exited. Couldn’t go back to sleep. Absolutely exhausted.


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Wow! How exciting! Keep us posted as much as you can. Good luck we will be thinking positive fast non painful thoughts your way!

I have to congratulate you everywhere! ^_^ I’m so happy for you, I can’t wait to see what your little bean looks like. I imagine she’s going to be precious just like her mommy! *hugs*

Aww congrats Helen!! When my sister was pregnant it went by fast. The mucus plug came out first when she went to the bathroom. Then she had all these contractions for about an hour. Then we finally decided to go the hospital. When we got there, in a mere 5 minutes while she was at the sign in counter, her water broke. Another 5 minutes later my nephew was born.

Good luck with yours and keep us updated!!! :)

Is she here yet?! ^_^ I hope all is well and things are going pleasant for you! Stay happy and healthy! *hug*

Omg Helen, this is so exciting! :) Good luck, sweetie, and I cannot wait to see her!! <3.

I came here just in time! Sending positive thoughts your way! Girl, you are a GREAT illustrator btw!

Congratulations Helen!! I wish you all the best of luck!!!

Has anyone heard? Has Lily Bean entered the world yet???

Is she here yet! The suspense is killing me Helen! I hope you two are safe and sound! :)

Hi Everyone! I told Helen that I would pass on the message that Lilias (Lily for short) Edwards arrived this afternoon via c-section after 21 hours of labor! She weighed 6lbs and 10 ounces, not sure about the length. Helen will be at the Peace Arch Hospital in Canada for 3-4 days. Everyone is pretty tired but doing very well and so happy! (: CONGRATUALTIONS, HELEN, DAVE…and to Lily for having awesome parents! (:

I hope everything is alright! *hug*

I also hope everything is alright and mom and baby are doing well… I even checked Dave’s site for an update… nothing there!

Anyone know? I can’t wait to hear!!

Congratulations!!!!!!

Congratulations Helen. Thinking of you and Dave. I can’t wait to see baby bean!

Did you have a normal delivery? Take plenty of rest as much as you can because you are going to need it once the baby is home with you. Congrats again and I think you’re going to be a great mum! xoxo

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