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Monday, April 26, 2010

Plan for communication

I'd like to record things as they are happening as much as possible during labor and delivery, and I've decided the best place to do that is on this blog.

So, lucky readers, if you have any interest, you may get a play by play of What.Happens.Tomorrow. I say may, because as a woman, I reserve the right to change my mind at any time.

I ask that if you know me in Real Life, that you don't post anything on Facebook or anywhere else, until after you see the birth announcement made there. I think I *might* post, "Heading to the hospital" there in the morning, but I'll post throughout the day (hopefully) here.

Then we'll call text/special friends and family, then email an extended list after that. Then Facebook.

So, you will know here, before, and more than my mom. Please don't tell my mom! :)

I do this, partly because I have blog-stalked several of you when I knew or thought you were in labor. I have also really enjoyed hearing play-by-play of what happens in labor from others, and that has helped to educate me.

But I'll admit the biggest reason is that I may really need your support. Maybe I'll reactivate my AdventuresinGlass twitter sidebar and post twitter updates to the blog. Would that be easier?

Not sure, either way, check back tomorrow for the latest (if you care!) and I'd love to hear from you!!


cheryllookingforward said...

I feel like I'm stalking you already today. I think this is wonderful and you'll help me get through a long day at work!

Pie said...

Good luck tomorrow, Gabby! I look forward to hearing the blow-by-blow, although I don't do twitter, so I vote to post here!!

Can't wait to meet the little ones!

Courtney said...

I'm excited to get the play by play. I also love getting the updates from women who post frequently, so record away! Good luck!

'Murgdan' said...

Good luck! I'll be checking in on you!

Chrys and Mike said...

I'm SO super excited!

You are wise to let everyone know how you're going to communicate tomorrow. I got so burned on FB after E's birth when someone posted the news before we did. I cried.

Praying! And can't wait to hear news!

Callie said...

Good luck! I can't wait to hear how things go and I'm sending you all good thoughts and prayers.

tootertotz said...

Sending you all the best tomorrow! It will go wonderfully and you will be absolutely fine.

Labor is manageable but rough at times. You can do it! You will do it!

Hoping everything goes according to plan and you get the birth you have worked so hard for. No matter will have the babies when it is all said and done and that makes it perfect!

Good luck, be well and enjoy your early days of motherhood!

ssebh said...

You know, I think that someone may have posted E's pic on FB before we announced it. But at least it was after we'd told family. You're such a good planner!

So bummed to be in all day meetings and miss most of the play by play tomorrow.

Dandle Dreams said...

Today is the big day! How exciting. I'll be watching your progress. Yay for birth days.