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So... what's the latest? Babywatch.
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I check my (the post for free) social media and saw this today.  Nope, no baby yet.  I'm sort of tired of saying "soon" or making predictions, this baby likes to prove me wrong.

<h1>We went to bed last night and... nothing.</h1>

It seems as if imminent birth has been delayed.  Labor has not stopped, but things have calmed down to the point where life has somewhat returned to normal.  We are thankful for a full night's rest!

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*@lturner is in the kitchen making cupcakes with the girls.  She doesn't LOOK like she's in labor.*

<h1>Labor has become longer and easier.</h1>

Although contractions are light and far apart, labor hasn't stopped.  It seems we have labor in three stages: a very intense start, resting period, then the main attraction.  We're in the resting period.  

hat used to be a long intense start (15 hours!!!), then a short pause (2 hours), then an even more intense birthing experience (3-4 hours), results in a 21 - 22 hour labor.  Whew!  It was exhausting for everyone involved.

Now it's a short and intense start (3 hours), a nice long rest (48 hours or more), then a very quick birth (about 2 hours).  This is much easier, even though it requires a lot more patience while we wait for delivery.  It's a three day process, but so much easier. 

<h1>This is Actually Normal</h1>

The reason this seems so abnormal is the hospital system forces things along quickly for convenience and because they believe they see "failure to progress" during the resting phase.  Lauren says it best:

>All of which to say, this appears to be normal for me and it’s just because we don’t use interventions that we get to see this particular pattern. In a hospital, they would probably have pushed us very hard to intervene during the resting phase citing “failure to progress”. But it’s not failure, just the way I work and it takes a whole lot of patience. This is a lot easier than the first three, though. Those were exhausting marathons. This way I get a lot of rest between and recover a whole lot easier.

<h1>Patience</h1>

The best way to get through this is to simply be patient.  Baby will come, even if it's not exactly on our time-table.  

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@simms50 ·
Thanks for the update, I was waiting to congratulate you both. Guess I'll wait a little longer!
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@ironshield ·
I think Lauren is worthy of a congratulations, just for her patience!  It's not our timing, it's in His hands.
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@simms50 ·
How did it go last night Ben??
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@dfinney ·
A baby?!! Apparently I missed the first 9 months of this story. 😁 Good luck with the rest of the delivery.!
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@ironshield ·
Thank you!  Still waiting, but labor is still active.
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