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The phone rang.... I glanced over to my night stand and thought it was an alarm. I blinked and looked again, it was NATALIE. I grabbed the phone and in the groggiest voice: hello? Hi Emily...... I think I'm in active labor.
She talked for a minute or two then suddenly went silent. I waited a bit.... HELLO?! She answered back: I don't think I need to go in yet, I remember not being able to talk through the contractions with my first. Me: Girl! You just COULDN'T talk through that contraction, you'd better get in. We hung up, she called the clinic. I waited.....
Jeremy (Nat's hubby) texted me. We just called the hospital, they open at 6:30 and we'll head there then.
Jeremy: Docs here. About to check her and break her water.
Jeremy: Waters broke.
Me: Are you ok if I start heading that way?
Jeremy: You're free to show up when you would like.
Me: Outside Birthing Center. No rush - how's she doing?
Jeremy: getting epidural right now, be there shortly.