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Alivia's Birth Story - Jessie Martin
Alivia Noa Martin was born on November 15th at 4:53pm. This is her birth story: On Wednesday November 14th we went to bed talking and wondering about when baby girl would come. That night I couldn’t sleep because I was cramping so bad. This had been happening for several nights on and off though, so I didn’t think it was true labor. At 4am, after barely sleeping all night, I got up and tried to see if anything would make the cramping stop. I came back to bed around 5am and that’s when I was finally able to identify true, time-able contractions. They were coming every 10ish minutes. Locke’s birth was so fast and furious – you can read it HERE. The short version is that contractions started really strong, 3-4 minutes apart for his entire labor, which was 9 hours total. Because of how quickly he came, I had been expecting Alivia’s birth to be even faster and more intense. I laid in bed for an hour, waiting for and expecting things to really pick up – but they didn’t. I woke Caleb up at 6am and asked him to start helping me get ready in case full blown …