Monday, October 22, 2012

Today is the day


Heading in now for the induction. I feel scared. I feel excited. I feel humbled. 

My husband Will is meeting me at the hospital.

For now, 


"I dream of the one yet to be born. The one still curled in my womb. The one who will open like a star."  -Carole Maso, The Art Lover
(thanks to Gwinne for introducing this quote to me) 

But soon,

maybe tomorrow? Maybe the next day? 

She will be here.

She will be born.

I can hardly even dare to imagine it.

Mo

photo credit:
http://www.snugasabugbaby.com/
baby-announcement-virtual-edition/


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149 comments:

  1. So excited for you and Will to meet Magpie!

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  2. no ways! I can't believe it's here!!!

    All the best to the 3 of you - exciting day ahead :)

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  3. best wishes to you for the safe arrival of healthy, strong magpie! you can do it mo!!

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  4. Love and best wishes for a safe delivery.

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  5. Oh Mo, so very excited and happy for you. I'll be thinking of you and Will & Magpie all day until we hear she's here safe & sound. (Well, ok, I'll be thinking of you even AFTER she's here, too! Can't wait to meet the new member of your family.) A quick and easy labor to you, if the pregnancy goddesses are listening to ANY of our prayers! xoxoxo

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  6. With every ounce of my being sending prayers and safe, happy birthday for your little Magpie!

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  7. Smooth, Healthy, Safe, Peaceful delivery! Can't wait to hear good news!!!

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  8. so exciting!!! love and luck to you sweet freind
    xxoxo

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  9. So excited and happy for you. Enjoy the whole experience as it is the most beautiful thing you will ever see. Good luck. You will do great. Hugs

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  10. I am sending my very best wishes to you and WIll and Magpie for a safe a healthy entry into the world and the beginning of your new family life. WIll be thinking of you constantly.

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  11. "Of all God's miracles, large and small, the most miraculous one of all is the one I thought could never be - God has given you to me." - "Fidler on the Roof"
    and
    "The dreams that you dare to dream really DO come true." - "Wizard of Oz"

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  12. Sending you wonderful thoughts for a safe delivery. Can not wait to hear. You're going to be great!!

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  13. Delurking to say I will be thinking of you, Mo and Magpie all day long. I can't wait to read that's she hear and your loving arms.

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  14. Good luck and may you have a happy and easy labor!

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  15. Get ready to measure your life in a love you could never even imagine...best of luck to you all for a healthy and safe delivery!

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  16. I'm from australia, just heading to bed for the night and crossing my fingers that your little girl will be with you when i wake up. good luck, i look forward to hearing your news!

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  17. Hey...thanks for the shout out. I do love that quote.

    Thinking of you, wishing you the best birth experience you can have under the circumstances, and eagerly awaiting your introduction of Magpie!!!

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  18. So excited for you...hoping for a painless delivery of a happy healthy little girl....though she might not be all that happy at first...none of them are...giver her a minute or two to adjust to the outside world then love the pieces put of her ;)

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  19. Thought of you as soon as I logged on this morning, sending prayers and good thoughts. Can't wait to hear all about it and see a picture of your gorgeous baby girl. Congratulations!

    Kim

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  20. I think of you everyday. This has been such a hard journey for so many of us, yourself included. 14 months ago today I walked in St Luke's Roos. hospital to meet my son.

    What an amazing feeling it is.

    Praying for a easy safe delivery.

    All the best.

    Karen

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  21. It's been a long and bumpy road. I wish you all the joy in the world. :)

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  22. sending you all kinds of happy, positive energy today! so so so excited for you! :D

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  23. Best of luck! I will be thinking of you guys!

    My bets are on early tomorrow morning :)

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  24. so excited and thrilled for you... Goosebumps... You deserve so much happiness. Can't wait to hear your story... xo

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  25. On pins and needles! How am I ever going to get any work done until I hear that Magpie's here and both of you are safe and sound? Someone I work with told me that his three children were all induced, and born 4-6 hours after the induction was started. Hoping so hard that this is a smooth and easy experience. So glad for your fabulous OB.

    Much love from our family! Sunshine is excited about Magpie's arrival, too. xoxo

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  26. Thinking of you today! Don't worry if it doesn't happen quickly. I was induced with Cervadil and Pitocen at 41.5w and absolutely nothing happened at all (not even 1cm). For a full 48 hours. Baby is still here and healthy, so if it goes slowly, that's okay. (Also, I flat out ignored the rule about not eating. Just a thought!)

    Can't wait for an update!!

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  27. If anyone is still interested in participating in Mo's Virtual Baby Shower, please click on over. Anonymous commenters are welcome to join in as well. Please don't feel you have to have a blog in order to contribute. Waiting For Magpie: A Celebration

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  28. Oh I hope it's an easy, swift and fast induction!!! Wishing you all nothing but the best. Xoxo

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  29. So exciting!! Praying for you and magpie!!

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  30. So excited! My thoughts are with you. Glad you are in the capable hands of so many experts. Good-luck.

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  31. I can't believe today is finally here! Praying for a short and safe delivery and that your little girl is perfect in every way. Love to you both xxx

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  32. I had a 36 hour induced labor with my son- didn't really feel it was that bad. It will go by fast!

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  33. I thought of you early this morning. The time has arrived for you to meet the one you have longed for and have dreamed about.
    I am beyond excited for you and Will...you are about to experience the best that life has to offer. I am praying for Magpie's swift and safe arrival today.
    See you on the other side Mo!

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  34. Thinking of and praying for you!
    Can hardly wait for news... :-))

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  35. The whole universe awaits your first breath and cry!

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  36. Long time lurker thinking of you and wishing you all the best. And, hey, today's my birthday, I think the 22nd is an excellent day for a baby. Come on Magpie. :) Whenever she comes though it's going to be wonderful, so very happy for all of you. Can not wait to read she's here and you are all well.

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  37. I woke up thinking of you guys this morning. Praying everything goes smoothly for all of you. Can't wait to read all about it!

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  38. Include me in your large fan club of women who will be thinking of you, Will and Magpie today.
    Picturing a safe and healthy arrival for your baby girl.

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  39. Best wishes!!! Anxiously awaiting your update...

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  40. The first day of the rest of your lives! CONGRATULATIONS! Can't believe she'll be here very, very soon...we've all been waiting a very, very long time!

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  41. Prayers going up for you all !! This is your moment. The one you have worked so hard and long for. Embrace it and run with it!!

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  42. Beyond excited! *hugs* Praying for your soon-to-be family of THREE! All the best to you, Mo!

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  43. I am so so so excited for you and Will! Happy birthday to Magpie! I hope for a quick and easy labor and a healthy mom and baby!

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  44. Wow, you are on the precipice of becoming parents, you and Will, after your long, hard, and valiant struggle. I can only imagine the emotion swirling as you contemplate holding your daughter for the first time, looking into her sweet face, and knowing that everything, all the heartache, pain, disappointment and uncertainty, led to and prepared you for this moment.

    Holding you in light and love.

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  45. Oh Mo, I am unbelievably happy for you!! You made it!

    I will pass a piece of advice someone gave me and I appreciated so much:

    Be present every moment, every second, it is difficult to savor everything that is happening but try, it goes by so quickly.... this moment, the most important and humbling moment in your life, so just breathe and smile! Even through the pain.

    Sending you all the good energy and a safe delivery.

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  46. Wishing you a smooth and peaceful induction. I'm a longtime reader, very occasional commenter, but I'll be thinking of you, Will, and Magpie today and until she arrives safely. Relax and enjoy the process as much as possible. She's almost here!

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  47. Cheers to the best few days of your life, much love and prayers of a safe labor to you and your lil one.

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  48. All the best to you both as you welcome your beautiful daughter into the world! May all go PERFECTLY!

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  49. Dear Mo and Will

    So excited for you, and for your new family of three. All the best today and always. Enjoy every moment.

    Physician chick from the great white north.

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  50. Beautiful Mo,

    I wish you the speediest delivery and recovery. Thank you for sharing all you have been through - what an amazing journey. Can't wait to read your future posts!!! Much love to you and Will!!!

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  51. So excited for you! Sending good vibes and prayers your way for a smooth and beautiful delivery!

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  52. So, so, so happy for you! I'm getting chills and tearing up just thinking about it. I hope you and Magpie have an amazingly wonderful delivery. Can't wait to see the announcement!!

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  53. What a beautiful post. I'm so excited for you and Will. No matter how she gets here, she will be in your arms soon. It's a magical moment.

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  54. Out here, thinking of you.

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  55. Good luck!! Wishing you, Will, and Magpie a wonderfully beautiful birth story!! You deserve this and you will make amazing parents!! Thank you for sharing your story with the rest of us.

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  56. Love, hugs and prayers coming at you all from Canada. I cannot wait to hear the good news. Been thinking of the three of you all day long. May everything go smoothly and may you revel in Magpie's first few days as you get used to being a family of three. Blessings to all of you.

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  57. So so thrilled for you both. Wishing you a wonderful birth experience. Welcome, little Magpie!

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  58. Yay!!! Good luck! I hope you have a great delivey! Can't wait to hear of Magpie's arrival.

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  59. Good luck!!!
    Carol maso has a great memoir about the first months with baby. A room lit by roses.

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  60. Oh, I am soooo excited for you guys! Best of luck, I'll be thinking about the 3 of you and praying for Magpie's safe delivery into this world! :)

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  61. I hope today went smoothly and you are holding you little magpie right now!

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  62. Kaboom.

    Your heart is just going to explode.

    So much love coming your way.

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  63. Thinking of you all and praying for your long-awaited joyous occasion.

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  64. imagining you, right now
    sending strength and love and hope for the most gentle possible day

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  65. Thinking of you and Will on this lifechanging, beautiful day as you see and hold Magpie for the first time. Sending all my love.

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  66. How exciting! I am so excited for you and Will. I can't wait until you meet your precious Magpie! I will be thinking and praying for the 3 of you!

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  67. Wishing you all the best, Mo! I have been following your blog ever since you were just a few weeks pregnant, and now the day is here - I am very excited for you, Will and Magpie!

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  68. I've been following along for a couple of years. I don't know if I've ever commented. I just want you to know that I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to hear that final news that she's here!!

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  69. Sending all good thoughts for a speedy, healthy (and as peaceful as possible) delivery. So excited for you both to meet your little Magpie!!

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  70. Thinking of you today. Hoping for a beautiful birth experience, not matter what it is. I know holding magpie in your arms for the first time will make every sacrifice worth it. Hugs. Happy baby day!

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  71. Hooray for Mondays in October. My DD is 3 weeks old today. Can't wait to hear about Magpie's birthday!!! :)))

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  72. So exciting!!!!!!

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  73. Major best of luck!!! I can't wait to hear updates!

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  74. Good luck today Mo & Will. Wishing for a safe and smooth delivery for little Magpie. :)

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  75. God bless. No one deserves a happy ending more than you two. Magpie has all of her angel siblings watching over her.

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  76. I simply cannot wait to "meet" Magpie. I am thinking of you and wishing for an easy, quick delivery that ends with a very healthy and beautiful Magpie.

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  77. Wishing you all the best, Mo and Will. I hope thing progress smoothly and quickly, and Magpie is in your arms even now. And if not...well, I hope she arrives as a healthy, slightly late baby :)

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  78. Love and best wishes to you and Will for a happy and swift delivery of baby Magpie. Already Tuesday here, but that's just because of the time difference!!!!
    Take care.
    Anne.uk

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  79. I am welling up with happy tears for you guys. Wishing you all the best and hoping that it all went well. Can't wait for the next update!

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  80. Praying that sweet Magpie is resting comfortably in your arms and you and Will are soaking it up like taking a cool drink of water that you've waited so long for!

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  81. i wish there was an update! will?
    thinking of you mo...

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  82. Thinking of you and hoping everything is well!! I look forward to hearing about the arrival of your little girl!!

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  83. I hope everything is going/has gone well today! So very excited that this day is finally here for you guys!

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  84. Finn (my 17 month old) and I said a prayer for you three this morning. He scrunched his eyes closed while I said our little prayer, and when I said amen he said, "Yeah, yeah!" and then started clapping - "yaaay!"

    Best prayer ever.

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  85. So happy for you! Prayers for happy healthy delivery and happy healthy baby. <3

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  86. Thinking of you, waiting with you, and sending so many loving thoughts your way.

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  87. As the day is drawing to a close and there's no update on your blog, I find myself praying that it's because you and Will are so wrapped up in new-parenthood that neither of you has thought about the blog in hours. No matter how today has gone, I hope you can feel the collective wishes of all of us for the happiest of deliveries. Congratulations to you both, and I can't wait to hear how wonderful Magpie is in your arms.

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  88. A quick note to let you know we're thinking of you. Please update when you can with the news that you and baby are doing 100% beautifully.

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  89. Oh I am beyond thrilled for you. Enjoy this moment. It is magical.

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  90. yay can't wait to hear your news!!

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  91. Still out here, still thinking of you all.

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  92. So excited for you guys. It is so awesome today to know that one of the very first people whose blog I started following early in my own journey is finally going to experience the joys of being a parent. Much love from the Great White North!!

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  93. Have never commented Mo, and have never suffered your arduous journey either. But I am a fellow parent, as you surely will be soon or potentially are now as well. Really, you were a parent multiple times over and again in the past, as I am a firm believer parenthood starts at the VERY beginning, no matter what the travels are like.Your stories and journey has meant so much to me. You touch many people, even those you may not think really can relate. Wishing you and your husband nothing but the best in this new part of your journey as teeny tiny adult shapers, (as I like to think of it!)
    Love and the best wishes ever, microbiologist, physician assistant, and mamma to two young boys-Katie

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  94. wishing you all well! hoping little miss has made her big debut by now!

    enjoy these first days of awe and wonder, sleep deprivation, and blissed out exhaustion. and don't worry, you won't break her.

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  95. Sending you the best of wishes! Blessings to your whole family.

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  96. Hoping everything went well. :)

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  97. I hope things are going smoothly today and baby girl is either in your arms or almost there. <3

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  98. Can't wait to hear the good news! Keeping all of you in my prayers.

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  99. Went to sleep thinking of you, woke up thinking of you. Still, um, thinking of you! We all send our best thoughts and can't wait to hear how things are going.

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  100. Who else checked as soon as they woke up this morning? Show of hands. ;-)

    Thinking of you, Mo. xo

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  101. Me too, hoping you are holding your sweet magpie in your arms.

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  102. thinking of you all!
    i wish there was an update, lol!
    magpie could be here!

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  103. Thinking of you both!! Praying all goes well and that you adjust well to the new changes in your lives. xoxo

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  104. Dora, my hands are up...waiting...checking...praying for all the best!

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  105. Hitting 'refresh' hourly... Hoping all is well and that Magpie is either on her way or safely in your arms!!

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  106. Hoping everything has gone well and that you have a wonderful bundle of joy in your arms (or will very soon)!! We are all stalking you! :-)

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  107. I checked first thing and am hitting refresh hourly, too! Mo and Will: still thinking of you and hoping that she's here and you're cuddling and enjoying the first few hours of Magpie's beautiful new life. Or, if induction is still in process, I hope that you'll be snuggling soon....

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  108. I saw on Facebook that you had a little boy, congratulations! Love the name, too!

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  109. Ummm, Anonymous @11:15, the most monitored baby in NYC is not a boy. This kid's been looked at so many times, there's no chance that ALL those u/s techs and docs got it wrong.

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  110. Yes! A beautiful blonde haired little boy named Jackson :) Beautiful.

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  111. Wishing you many good wishes. Looking forward to hearing all about the family member.

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  112. wow! can't wait for mo and will to share their news...

    it is their news to share...

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  113. So excited for all three of you--can't wait to hear your news!

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  114. I'm reeling...a blonde BOY?! Not sure I'm convinced...
    As long as everyone is healthy though...then all is well! Anxious for an update.
    XO

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  115. Hoping and praying for wonderful things-- knowing that you are surrounded by love and good thoughts. Refreshing often and thinking good thoughts.

    If you are looking for silly reading, Operating Instructions made me laugh til I cried.

    Lifting you up in love and light, and a big shout out to Dora for the awesome 'shower'.

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  116. Oh! The suspense! Can't wait to hear about Magpie's birth. Been thinking about you these last two days!

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  117. Thinking of you three, three! Can't wait to hear an update. Welcome Magpie :)

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  118. @ Dora- unless she knew all along that it was a boy and wanted it to be a surprise/secret?

    I'm dying to hear, either way!

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  119. Susan, I KNOW! I can't believe we haven't crashed Blogger's servers.

    Mo! Will! Update, please!

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  120. But if she updated her baby on FB I think she'd update her baby news here no?! She knows we're all sitting here eagerly awaiting good news. And getting worried when time passes because most of us are the paranoid sort and all. [ahem, me, I guess?]

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  121. Still hitting "refresh" here, and hoping the three of you are snuggled up basking in the wonder of your newborn.

    I kind of hope Anon 12:54 is wrong, not because a boy would be anything but a wonderful surprise, but because after all it has taken to reach this point, I hope Mo and Will get to make their announcement their way.

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  122. Waiting with a hopeful heart for your good news of Magpie's arrival! Love and hugs from another fan!

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  123. All this waiting is killing me! :-) I SO can't wait to hear the big announcement of Magpie's arrival!!!

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  124. Looking forward to your update! Xoxoxo

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  125. I hope you are lost in wonderful newborn land right now cuddling your perfect little Magpie. Can't wait to hear your update and see a picture (I hope!)

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  126. We're all excited to hear the announcement and story, but we can wait as long as you want us to! Certainly you've waited MUCH longer! -Carrie

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  127. I agree with Carrie......we are all very excited to hear your news.....but we understand it may be a while....this is your time to recover and to enjoy your precious miracle! Hope everyone is doing great!

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  128. Also from Australia and eagerly awaiting news. Hope it all went well and that you have your precious baby safely with you :).

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  129. oh come on, lol!
    eagerly waiting for some news... we all care so much,
    gotta know things are OK...

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  130. The anonymous person who claimed to have seen the announcement of a boy has got to be baiting you (us) all. I do agree, however, that this wait is causing a bit of anxiety, and I too am refreshing constantly!

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  131. Praying that all is well and that you are basking in the glow of good things, and a lifetime as parents!

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  132. ? I am not baiting anyone. I am a friend of the family who was asked to stay anonymous. I actually saw little Jackson this morning. He is beautiful! That said, i wont update anymore since "some people" are going to be snotty about it.

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  133. Mo, we are going nuts over here! I hope everything is okay.

    And if it is a boy, well, I just have to laugh because that's just one more thing you couldn't control or predict. Life with IF is like that. If he's healthy, and HERE, that's the main focus, even if he sleeps on pink sheets for a few weeks :)

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  134. Please let us know, cannot take it anymore, pray everybody is fine and healthy!

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  135. i'm going to assume it's either a: a joke she played on everyone, or b: false. mo had like 400 ultrasounds, amnio, the whole thing. the likelihood that it was another sex by accident is about.05%

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  136. Sorry, didn't mean to come across as snotty. It just seemed a bit incredulous. But if you are as you say you are, a friend who was asked to update anonymously, then thank you for the update and please convey to Mo & Will congratulations and best wishes.

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  137. Ha I should have refreshed before I posted that comment. Mo updated! All IS well. Hooray!

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