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The Babies Are Coming! [May. 26th, 2008|10:11 pm]
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I just got off the phone with dean_italiano. She had an OB appointment today and the doctor said, "Do you realize you're having contractions? Like right now?" Oddly, she didn't know. She thought she'd been having Braxton-Hicks contractions roughly three times a day recently, but it turns out she's having four or five contractions per hour. The babies are on their way!

They're a bit premature, so the doctors are keeping Marcy in hospital on strict bedrest until the twins are born. They expect the birth by the end of this week. Marcy's not going home until those babies are oot and aboot!
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[User Picture]From: lonesome_crow
2008-05-27 02:35 am (UTC)
Wot? That's really early. I know the C-Section was scheduled for June 16, but her actual due date is 7 weeks away.
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2008-05-27 02:57 am (UTC)
It's not unusual for twins to come early. The doctors would prefer 34 weeks to 33 at this point, but they'll deal with whatever the twins decide to do.
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[User Picture]From: glamberson
2008-05-27 02:38 am (UTC)
Not uncommon for twins, I believe.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2008-05-27 02:53 am (UTC)
Nah. That's pretty normal for twins, actually.
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[User Picture]From: leethomas
2008-05-27 02:46 am (UTC)
Wow! Hoping all goes well. Keep us posted.
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2008-05-27 02:58 am (UTC)
I will. Marcy is hoping the twins will remain calm and come out in an orderly fashion at a decent hour. I told her that was unlikely, considering who their mother is.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2008-05-27 02:52 am (UTC)
Ooh congrats to Marcy...And good luck and best wishes. And everstuff!!
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[User Picture]From: queenie_writes
2008-05-27 03:13 am (UTC)
Holy crap! I'll be sending them good vibes from over here.
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[User Picture]From: handful_ofdust
2008-05-27 03:40 am (UTC)
Wow! Excellent news!;)
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[User Picture]From: jeffreyab
2008-05-27 04:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for the news!

Keep us posted!

Hoping that everything goes well.
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[User Picture]From: susantaylor
2008-05-27 12:18 pm (UTC)
Awesome news! I'll be thinking about them all week long. Please keep us updated!
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[User Picture]From: blue_underarms
2008-05-27 01:00 pm (UTC)
Whoo-hoo!

Please give her our best wishes the next time you speak with her.
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[User Picture]From: farklebarkle
2008-05-27 01:16 pm (UTC)
Yay!
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[User Picture]From: morbidmusings
2008-05-27 05:36 pm (UTC)
Yay! So exciting! Thanks for the update!

~Meg
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[User Picture]From: foresthouse
2008-05-28 01:03 am (UTC)
O_o

This kind of scares me. What if you don't realize you're having the contractions and your baby(ies) just end up popping out in a shopping mall or while you're driving to the grocery or something. Eep!
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2008-05-28 03:11 am (UTC)
I'm sure it's happened, but usually when labor starts you can REALLY feel it!
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[User Picture]From: foresthouse
2008-05-28 04:24 am (UTC)
You would think so!

Best wishes to your friend. :)
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