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The Birth of Ivy Kate

Ivy’s story really started two days before her birth, on a Tuesday, when I was 39 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I was having some strong contractions that were about 2-5 minutes apart…all day. I finally contacted one of my midwives, Kaitlyn, around 3 in the afternoon, and she told me to go ahead and come in to see if things would progress. I have a history of my labors piddling around until about the last hour or so, and then things go from easy to serious quickly. I let everyone on my birth team know I was going in and I’d update them on whether she was going to keep me, or send me home. We had a great time that night. My friend Allyson brought food and rice crispy treats, and I got to enjoy being with them and laughing. My mom, sister in law, mother in law, and photographer/friend…