When It Rains, It Pours

September 6, 2012

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I woke up at 5:30 this morning, too excited to go back to sleep! For no particular reason – it’s just how I wake up every night with insomnia. I did some reading until Matt got up at 7:30 for a run.

I sent out this Tweet…

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And then I tried to go back to sleep.

And felt a little pop… and another pop. Like those Pop Rocks from the 90s!

I got out of bed and ran into Matt, who had come back inside and canceled his run because it was pouring down rain.

“I think my water might have broken. Either that or something is stretching in there!”

I went straight for the toilet and sure enough: water broken.

I called my doula and we talked about next steps. I was thankful to take a hot shower and get dressed (one of my irrational labor fears was to have to go to the hospital in the middle of the night without a shower or brushed teeth!) I started packing the last minute essentials…so surreal!

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I made my bed….as perfectly as I could….for probably the last time as a family of 2!

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And then I did what normal people do – made oatmeal and photographed it!

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Labor day fuel.

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No idea when I will see you next, but I’ll try to be on Twitter! Thanks so much for all of your comments and support this week : )

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1 Krissy @ Shiawase Life September 6, 2012 at 7:57 am

Exciting! Sounds like today is the day :D

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2 Carmen September 6, 2012 at 7:58 am

Wheee! Wishing you good thoughts and prayers today — Congrats!!

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3 Hayley C @ Running Down the Runway September 6, 2012 at 7:58 am

Good luck!!!

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4 Angie September 6, 2012 at 7:58 am

I often read, but don’t comment. However, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to say CONGRATULATIONS and Happy Birthday (hopefully) to BERF!

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5 Ginna September 6, 2012 at 7:58 am

Ahhh! Congrats! Good luck in these next few hours/days! I’m thinking and praying for you guys!

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6 Cassy September 6, 2012 at 7:59 am

Wahol! Congrats and good luck!!!

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7 Anna September 6, 2012 at 7:59 am

Yayy!!! I look forward to updates!!

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8 Joelle (on a pink typewriter) September 6, 2012 at 7:59 am

SO EXCITING! And did you really write this enroute to the hospital? Wishing you the best today!

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9 barefootgirl27 September 6, 2012 at 7:59 am

best of luck :).. from previous experience, I would re think eating breakfast….. what goes in has to come out.. one way or another…….. trust me, you will have super-human power all on your own! what an exciting day for you!!

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10 KathEats September 6, 2012 at 8:01 am

There’s no way I can do this hungry!

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11 alison September 6, 2012 at 8:10 am

I agree. Best to eat. :)

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12 Cate September 6, 2012 at 8:41 am

I agree. If you’re hungry, you’re hungry! Laboring on no fuel is NOT fun.

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13 Emily September 6, 2012 at 8:54 am

Heck to the yes, I ate a huge breakfast before I was induced and the nurses told me they were glad I did!

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14 Kristin K September 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

Yes on the food! They usually don’t let you eat when you get into the hospital so that was a smart move. Good luck Kath! Such an exciting time :)

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15 Melissa Romano September 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm

That’s why I had all three of my babies at home… no one to tell me what to eat or what not to eat :) Huevos Rancheros was my go to labor food!!

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16 Nicole September 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

You’d never choose to run a marathon without eating first so I definitely second the “eating a good breakfast” thing! Plus, she may not go into labor for another 12-24 hours and she wouldn’t want to not eat for that long.

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17 Marcia September 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I totally ate before going to the hospital. Ate at six am, baby out at 8:37 am.

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18 Carla September 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

How exciting! I can’t wait to here how your trip into family life goes! It’s been so much fun waiting along with you.

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19 Christine September 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

Good luck Kath! You will do great!

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20 Molly @ RDexposed September 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

I’m so genuinely happy for you! I hope this is a great day for you and Matt!

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21 Sarah September 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

Woo hoo! Wishing you a happy speedy labor!

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22 Cara September 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

Ahhh so exciting! Good luck! Can’t wait to e-meet the little guy :)

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23 sara September 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

Yay for your labor day!, I have never commented before, but today seems like a good day to start. best of luck for an easy labour that goes as you wish!

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24 Kristin September 6, 2012 at 8:01 am

Awwww, fantastic!! I am so excited for you. You are going to do great!!!

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25 Jennifer September 6, 2012 at 8:01 am

Happy “Labor Day”!! I am so impressed you found the patience to send out this post that your water broke and that you found time to make breakfast. You are so calm and collected. Good luck and congratulations. You and your new family will be in my thoughts today!

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26 Dani September 6, 2012 at 8:01 am

congrats and good luck! so excited to see and hear all about the baby boy!

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27 Amilja September 6, 2012 at 8:01 am

Hurray ! Good luck with everything !

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28 nicole September 6, 2012 at 8:01 am

Happy baby day momma!!!!!!! I cant wait for an update! Good luck with delivery!

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29 Maria September 6, 2012 at 8:02 am

Good Luck!

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30 Elisabeth September 6, 2012 at 8:02 am

Congratulations! Hoping your labor goes the way you ‘planned’ and can’t wait to meet the new little boy :D

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31 Khushboo Thadani September 6, 2012 at 8:02 am

YAY ACCUPUNCTURE WORKED! Good luck!!!

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32 Becky B. September 6, 2012 at 9:24 am

I knew it would! Glad you got in there and she gave you a good rub down!!

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33 Marcia September 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Totally. I had acupuncture on a Friday, baby came the next morning.

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34 Coreen S September 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

Woo hoo! Happy labor day and maybe baby day!

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35 Jennifer September 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

Oh yay!!!!! I hope everything goes quickly and smoothly. Good luck!!!

You’ll be meeting that little guy soon! :)

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36 Joanne September 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

I’ve been checking RELIGIOUSLY for this moment. Good luck! I’m SO excited for you guys.

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37 Brittany September 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

Oh man!!!! I’m so excited for you. Can’t wait to see pictures of your little man.

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38 Jen on the Edge September 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

Very exciting! Good luck today. I’ll be sending you peaceful, calming thoughts.

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39 Molly September 6, 2012 at 8:04 am

Godspeed! Good luck and congratulations! Can’t wait to hear!

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40 Lauren September 6, 2012 at 8:04 am

Best of luck! You’ll do great! Can’t wait for pics :)

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41 Elizabeth September 6, 2012 at 8:04 am

I hope everything goes smoothly for you! You can do this, Kath!

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42 Colleen @ Culinary Colleen September 6, 2012 at 8:04 am

How exciting!! Good luck!! (And I’m impressed you were able to post, make breakfast, and make your bed before going to the hospital!)

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43 Lauren @ Lettuce Eat Cake September 6, 2012 at 8:05 am

Yay, so exciting!! I’ve been waiting for this post all week. :) I’ll be thinking of you guys and sending good thoughts!

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44 Sara September 6, 2012 at 8:05 am

Praying all goes well, Kath!

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45 Janet September 6, 2012 at 8:05 am

Yay! So exciting. Will be following along.

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46 Lisa September 6, 2012 at 8:05 am

That’s EXACTLY what happened to me!
Woke up, couldn’t sleep, water broke!

Exciting!

Wishing you a safe, healthy, and fast delivery!

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47 Roseanna September 6, 2012 at 8:05 am

YAY!!! The day is here!! Wishing you a happy, healthy labour, can’t wait to meet him :)

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48 Katie D. September 6, 2012 at 8:05 am

Yay!!!! And I’m the same way about showerin/brushing teeth/eating – I would NEED to do that! I do emerency psychiatric inpatient transports and even when getting called at 2:20 am – I take a speed shower (no hair washing) and brush my teeth and eat breakfast (coffee and PBJ), so I that I feel human and operate okay.

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49 Lynda September 6, 2012 at 8:05 am

YAY!!! So happy to hear you are on your way to meeting your BABY:) You are so organized to write and let us all know and to make your bed before you leave! Hope labor goes well….

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50 Christine September 6, 2012 at 8:07 am

So exciting good luck! September 6th is National Procrastination Day, hope Baby KERF doesn’t celebrate ha ha!

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51 KathEats September 6, 2012 at 8:24 am

Hahahaha no way! He did that to me on purpose!

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52 Christine September 6, 2012 at 9:31 am

Looks like it’s also Coffee Ice Cream Day and Read a Book Day, so that’s better. Do they make decaf coffee ice cream?!?

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53 Kel September 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

pretty sure at this point a little caffeine wouldn’t hurt anyone!

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54 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } September 6, 2012 at 8:08 am

omgomgomg!!! Will be glued to twitter today!

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55 Mary September 6, 2012 at 8:08 am

Yes, I’m sure normal people make oatmeal when their waters have broken…!

Good luck, can’t wait to hear.

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56 Jenica September 6, 2012 at 8:08 am

Must’ve been the acupuncture! Or the whole being a week overdue, who knows. Congratulations! I can’t believe you found the peace of mind to blog through all of this. You must be one calm mama!

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57 rosie @ rosalicious September 6, 2012 at 8:08 am

Yippee!!! I had a Braxton Hicks followed by a huge baby kick just reading this! :)

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58 Ryann September 6, 2012 at 8:08 am

Good luck Kath and Matt (and baby!) — wishing you all the best today!! :)

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59 Laurie September 6, 2012 at 8:08 am

Good luck! Hope everything goes quickly and smoothly! Can’t wait to see him!

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60 Alison September 6, 2012 at 8:09 am

YAHOO! Hope contractions start soon! GOOD LUCK!

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61 Ann September 6, 2012 at 8:09 am

KATH!!! the post we’ve all been waiting for!! Good luck, dolly!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) Sending positive vibes, love, and lots of reminders to breathe.

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62 Silvia @ skinny jeans food September 6, 2012 at 8:09 am

All the best for today! Sounds like your water broke but no contractions yet.. one way or another things got rolling!! Wishing you a fast and relatively pain-free delivery!!

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63 j3nn September 6, 2012 at 8:10 am

Good luck!! :)

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64 jane September 6, 2012 at 8:10 am

wohoo!!! 9/6/12-all multiples of 3-I LIKE IT! :-)

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65 Molly September 6, 2012 at 8:10 am

Yes! How exciting for your growing family! Just remember to trust your body and your instincts during labor and delivery!

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66 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 6, 2012 at 8:10 am

EEEK! So exciting! Good luck!

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67 Amber September 6, 2012 at 8:10 am

Yay!! Congratulations and Good Luck! :)

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68 Farah September 6, 2012 at 8:10 am

SO excited for you and Matt! Good luck :)

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69 Mom September 6, 2012 at 8:10 am

So exciting! See all three of you soon!

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70 Kim Weigand September 6, 2012 at 9:01 am

I scrolled all the way down to see this post…was hoping you knew!! Good luck and enjoy, nothing like grandbabies!!

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71 Andrea September 6, 2012 at 8:11 am

Good luck Kath! Today is a great day for a baby!!!!!

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72 Sara R. September 6, 2012 at 8:11 am

Best of luck to you for a smooth delivery! And I’m very impressed that you had the presence of mind to take pictures and write up a blog post while in early labor :-) Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

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73 Kim September 6, 2012 at 8:11 am

So exciting!!! Good luck! :)

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74 Bee September 6, 2012 at 8:11 am

Wow I am so excited for you! Wishing you all the best and thinking of you, Matt and your little guy.

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75 Bree September 6, 2012 at 8:11 am

Yaaaay! Can’t wait for updates, good luck!

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76 Kristen September 6, 2012 at 8:11 am

Woooo Hooooo! Here is to a speedy labor day!

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77 Hope September 6, 2012 at 8:11 am

LOTS of luck!!! I’m so excited for you!!

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78 Amanda - Small Home Big Start September 6, 2012 at 8:12 am

Yay!!!! Best of luck to you and Matt on your great adventure today! I hoped that everything goes as well as you’ve planned and that soon your little bundle of joy will be here :)

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79 Janice September 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

Wow, you did all this while you were in labor? I find it funny in a good way! Good luck with your labor!!! Cant wait to see new pictures of the baby!

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80 Clare September 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

Best of luck Kath! :)

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81 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

So excited!! Come on baby KERF! Sending well wishes your way!

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82 Liz September 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

So exciting! Best of luck!

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83 Nicole September 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

Good luck! I wondered if something might happen after your acupuncture session.

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84 jen September 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

good luck kath! wishing you and matt a happy and safe delivery of your little boy!

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85 Amy Wiginton September 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

Yiipppeeeee!! Hang on for a wild ride today and tomorrow!! Very, very excited for you guys. Wishing you all the best!

Sending hugs from Chicago…

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86 Sara September 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

CONGRATS!! It’s funny how excited I am, even more so than when some of my cousins gave birth. I’ve been reading KERF (you inspired me to study dietetics, seriously!) for three years, and this one since you started it, so it’s exciting to see you start this part of your life! Good luck, you’ll do great!

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87 MaryZ September 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

YIPPEEEEE!! I am so excited for you and Matt!!! Hope all goes well.

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88 Brae September 6, 2012 at 8:15 am

Ahhhhhh!!! So exciting! Good luck with everything! Can’t wait to see the little man!

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89 Alicia September 6, 2012 at 8:15 am

YAY!
You can do it!

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90 Kristi September 6, 2012 at 8:16 am

OOOOMG!!! I can’t believe it!!! And I don’t tweet :*( Suspense!!!! Might have to start an account just for today, lol!

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91 Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian September 6, 2012 at 8:16 am

Best of luck you two!! Congratulations! I can’t wait to hear more about the little KERF man!

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92 Cait September 6, 2012 at 8:16 am

thoughts and prayers with you!

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93 Meredith September 6, 2012 at 8:16 am

Best wishes and prayers for a smooth and easy labor and delivery of that sweet baby boy. Can’t wait to see pictures and hear about his birth!!

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94 Erin September 6, 2012 at 8:17 am

WOO HOO!!! SO excited for you guys!!! Thinking of you today!

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95 Anne September 6, 2012 at 8:17 am

Prayers to all three of you for a safe and speedy delivery!

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96 Erin September 6, 2012 at 8:17 am

So exciting!!! Good luck, and can’t wait to see pictures! You do make most of us other first time moms look bad though! ;)

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97 emily September 6, 2012 at 8:18 am

Yay! Good luck!

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98 Erica September 6, 2012 at 8:18 am

Thinking of you girl!

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99 Angel7 September 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

YAY, Kath!!! A.Joyous.Day :) Best wishes!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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100 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

So exciting! Good luck!!! Why are you blogging right now?!?!?!

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101 Kristin September 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

YAY congratulations!!! I will be joining all of the bloggers and blog-readers in cheering you on from afar!
…And actually, today is my birthday, I’m just sayin, it’s a great day to be born ;) ;)

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102 melanie September 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

Yay! Good luck today! Can’t wait to hear more news soon!

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103 Susie September 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

Good Luck! Best wishes!
PS I saw you at Fridays after 5 last week in your stripey shirt but was in the midst of a very *intense* conversation otherwise would have said hi…. Also I would have awkwardly been weaving through a crowd in a beeline for you which might have creeped you out.
But yay go baby!

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104 Jennifer S September 6, 2012 at 8:20 am

Yay! Long time reader, first time commenter (I think). Best of luck and can’t wait to “meet” the little guy :)

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105 Lauren September 6, 2012 at 8:20 am

Cant wait to see the little man and find out his name. I’m sure you will be a rock star today.

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106 Cat September 6, 2012 at 8:20 am

Good luck!!! Can’t wait to “meet’ the little one. :)

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107 Susan D. September 6, 2012 at 8:20 am

How exciting!I’ve been wondering if today would be the day! Best of luck and very impressed with your showering, bed-making, breakfast making, and photo taking!

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108 katie clayton September 6, 2012 at 8:21 am

Kath, I’ve been a reader for a while (just not a commenter!) and I got those excited butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling for you after reading your post! It’s been fun watching your pregnancy develop, as I am engaged to be married this coming April and already have baby makin’ on the brain! Wishing you a healthy delivery for you and little Pecan…sending positive thoughts to you and Matt as you grow from a family of 2 to a family of 3!

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109 Reghan September 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

ahhh so exciting! good luck!!

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110 Kel September 6, 2012 at 8:23 am

Woo hoo! Pretty soon that little boy will be in your arms!!

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111 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 6, 2012 at 8:23 am

Ahhh congratulations Kath!! I’m so excited for you, and I bet you are too since the time has FINALLY come! Good luck today, I hope everything goes well!! :)

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112 Marcia Compton September 6, 2012 at 8:23 am

so excited for you both, best wishes

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113 Anne P September 6, 2012 at 8:23 am

Omg good luck!!!! :)

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114 Nicole September 6, 2012 at 8:24 am

How exciting!! Just don’t go to the hospital too soon…that’s the #1 cause of lots of interventions. Our local birth center has the mom come in, checks on baby, does not insert ANYTHING in the mom (not even “sterile” gloved fingers) and then lets the mom go back home until labor starts (usually within 12-24 hours). Here’s to hoping things get moving fast for you!!!

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115 Kate September 6, 2012 at 8:24 am

Sending positive thoughts for you and the baby!

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116 Angela September 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

Yay! I’ve been checking, checking, checking to see when this post would come :D I wish you all the best!!

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117 Lisa September 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

So excited for you!!! Good luck!! many many blessings for a beautiful brth!

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118 Meghan R September 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

So exciting! Good luck with everything :)

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119 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh September 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

AHHHHH!!!! So excited for you! I love that amidst labor you still photographed your breakfast! Next time you post, you’ll likely be a mommy! YAY!

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120 Megan Infantino September 6, 2012 at 8:26 am

Oh my gosh!!!! Here we go!! Good luck today!!!!!

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121 Colleen September 6, 2012 at 8:26 am

Good luck, Kath! How very exciting!!!! You’ll be in my thoughts all day. Prayers for your family and especially your baby. You can do this!

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122 Jennifer September 6, 2012 at 8:27 am

Yay!!! Best wishes for a wonderful birth-day.

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123 Penny Snyder September 6, 2012 at 8:27 am

I have been a reader for awhile but don’t usually comment..but today!! sending prayers for safe and easy delivery of a healthy baby boy!! Our granddaughter was born 2 weeks ago tomorrow and it was amazing to finally see her! Good luck!

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124 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 6, 2012 at 8:27 am

WOO HOO!! Congratulations Kath! Have a very, very happy labor. Enjoy every moment.

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125 Mary September 6, 2012 at 8:28 am

Good thing you made time for breastfast. My contractions started at 4:30am and we rushed to the hospital. I didn’t think about drinking water or even eating breakfast and I was STARVED. The doctor refused to let me eat anything.

Good luck today! I think I can speak for all your followers when I say, I can’t wait for you to finally reveal his name! (and see pictures of course :) )

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126 Laura C. September 6, 2012 at 8:28 am

Congrats! Good luck :)

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127 chris September 6, 2012 at 8:29 am

GOOD LUCK!

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128 Danielle September 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

Good Luck Kath! cant beleive it is finally time for you to meet your little man!!! :)

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129 Shannon Bell September 6, 2012 at 8:31 am

Congrats and Good Luck! You’re going to do great and soon will have a sweet little baby boy!

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130 Carly September 6, 2012 at 8:31 am

Yay!! Nothing but well wishes and early congratulations headed your way!

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131 Lindsay September 6, 2012 at 8:31 am

Congrats and good luck! Can’t wait to read about the newest addition!

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132 Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear September 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

AH so excited for you! Good luck!! Can’t wait to hear updates!!

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133 Amanda H. September 6, 2012 at 8:33 am

AAHHH!!! So exciting! I started to tweet back because I was on the road and couldn’t read the post yet, but figured you’d be busy doing baby things so I decided to notsopatiently wait until I got to work to read. I hope it goes smoothly for you! Good luck!

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134 Christina September 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

Yay! Congratulations and good luck!!!

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135 Kathi September 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

So wonderful!!!! Deep cleansing breaths……………. ;-)

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136 Jeni September 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

Yay! Good luck Good luck Good luck!

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137 HollyG September 6, 2012 at 8:35 am

CONGRATULATIONS! Sending you all happy thoughts.

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138 andrea September 6, 2012 at 8:35 am

Yay! So excited that the big day is here!!

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139 Alison (Fueling for Fitness) September 6, 2012 at 8:36 am

best wishes to you, matt and baby!!!

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140 Mandy September 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

Congratulations and good luck to you and Matt both! :)

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141 Ana September 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

You can do it, Mama! Get ready for the BEST day of your life : ) Sending positive thoughts your way!

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142 Kim September 6, 2012 at 8:38 am

Yay!!! Congrats and good luck!

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143 Alicia September 6, 2012 at 8:38 am

Yay! Congratulations Kath and Matt!

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144 Leslie September 6, 2012 at 8:40 am

Yay! Good luck! That’s so exciting ;)

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145 Katie of Cabbage Ranch September 6, 2012 at 8:41 am

Hooray! Your word choice “surreal” is perfect. Best wishes for a good labor and joyful face-to-face meeting of your new son- soon! Best of luck to you three! :)

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146 Cristen September 6, 2012 at 8:41 am

How exciting!! I can’t even begin to imagine how excited you and Matt are right now. I wish you all of the best!!

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147 Christina September 6, 2012 at 8:42 am

Good luck! I woke up the day I went into labor at 5:30 and I also made some oatmeal. 8 hours later I had a baby!

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148 Amber September 6, 2012 at 8:43 am

You have to love rain!

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149 Sarah September 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

push mama! good luck and early congratulations! love from nyc xx

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150 Kate @ Chicken Nugget Girl September 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

Good luck, Kath! So exciting.

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151 Kay September 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

The Christmas stork is finally making good on its promise!! Just can’t stop smiling. Good luck to you all. Focus on yourself today.

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152 Jenn September 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

The 6th is a good day for a birthday. Sorry, I will not see you at the H, but there are many great nurses there.

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153 Jackie September 6, 2012 at 8:48 am

I hope your active labor starts soon! Best of luck. Two of my waters broke with two babies where I wasn’t in active labor…most hospitals have a 24 hour rule and really push the pitocin… no fun. Stay strong, with your doula I’m sure you can have the birth you want!

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154 Anna September 6, 2012 at 8:49 am

Hooray!!! Amazing!!
Haha, draw him out with the aroma of oatmeal :)
Best wishes! Can’t wait to “meet” him

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155 Dina September 6, 2012 at 8:49 am

I am soooo excited for you!! This is really going to be the best day of your life :)

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156 Lindsey September 6, 2012 at 8:50 am

Congratulations and best of luck today Kath! Hope everything goes smoothly for you!

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157 Melanie_F September 6, 2012 at 8:50 am

Congrats!! I can’t wait for the updates!

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158 JennF September 6, 2012 at 8:50 am

:)!!!!!!!!

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159 Melissa September 6, 2012 at 8:51 am

So exciting!! One of my co-workers is in labor today too! Must be a good day to have a baby!! Hoping all goes well for you… I just downloaded twitter to my phone so I could keep up. ;)

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160 Emily September 6, 2012 at 8:51 am

Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!! I’m still on maternity leave, so picture this: me sitting on my living room floor clapping to my baby: “Yay!! Kath is in labor!” and she really gave me no response, but I know she’s excited for you! I’ve been waiting for this post!!

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161 Morgan September 6, 2012 at 8:52 am

I have never commented but just have to congratulate you!I have been reading your blog for a while, and have a feeling I will be reading more because we just found out we are pregnant this week!! Thanks for all the tips on BERF. :) Prayers for a safe delivery!

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162 Sarah Anne September 6, 2012 at 8:52 am

So excited for you!!! Best of luck!

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163 Perfectly September 6, 2012 at 8:53 am

Really excited for you. I know you’ve been waiting and waiting … so glad the moment is finally here.

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164 Holly P. @ A Year in Wichita September 6, 2012 at 8:53 am

Yaaaay! Good luck! You’ll do GREAT!

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165 Jess September 6, 2012 at 8:55 am

Go Kath Go!! So excited for you. I will say a little prayer for you today. Can’t wait to see your baby boy!

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166 Jan September 6, 2012 at 8:56 am

Life time reader, first time commenter. Good luck and I hope today is the day that you and Matt get to meet your son.

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167 Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life September 6, 2012 at 8:56 am

Good luck mama! Prayers for a healthy and speedy labor for you and the babe!

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168 Cindy September 6, 2012 at 8:56 am

Good luck! Sending lots of happy baby vibes your way :)

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169 Kelly September 6, 2012 at 8:56 am

Such a calm post, ho hummmm, going to have a baby today. Dum, de, dum! You Rock!

See you on the other side, Mommy! :)

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170 Caitlin September 6, 2012 at 8:56 am

sooo exciting!!! thinking happy thoughts and hoping you have a healthy and speedy labor and delivery!!

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171 Meryl September 6, 2012 at 8:58 am

Aahhh!! Congrats!! Can’t wait to see the babe! I hope you have an easy (if any labor is easy) labor.

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172 Grace September 6, 2012 at 8:58 am

Best of luck Kath! Thinking and praying for you today – and am so excited for you!

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173 Laura September 6, 2012 at 8:58 am

So exciting! I’ve been waiting for this post to happen! Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!

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174 Amy September 6, 2012 at 8:59 am

Good luck today, Kath! I hope everything goes smoothly and you’re holding your boy in your arms very soon. (Tell Jen I said hi :-))

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175 Nikki T September 6, 2012 at 8:59 am

YAYY!!! Hope it’s short and sweet!

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176 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat September 6, 2012 at 8:59 am

Ahh good luck (and early congrats)!!

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177 Clizia September 6, 2012 at 9:01 am

Such exciting news!!! I hope everything goes well – sending prayers your way :)

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178 Victoria September 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

SO happy for you! Cant wait to meet the baby!

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179 Libby September 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

Best wishes to the 3 of you! and a prayer or 2 for a healthy speedy labor!

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180 Monica September 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

AHHHHHHHHH I have been waiting for this post!!!! So excited!!! Happy labor day! Sending you lots of great Mom vibes!

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181 Amy Kaye September 6, 2012 at 9:04 am

Happy BERF-day!!!!! I was in such a cranky mood this morning and as soon as I saw your post it made me all excited and happy :) Best of luck! Can’t wait for the next update

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182 Emma September 6, 2012 at 9:05 am

You go, girl – and boy!

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183 Blessing September 6, 2012 at 9:05 am

Oh my, so excited for you!!!! Can’t to see baby KERF!!!

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184 Rebekah September 6, 2012 at 9:06 am

Best of luck, Kath!!! <3 <3

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185 carrie September 6, 2012 at 9:07 am

So excited for you guys! Congrats and can’t wait to see the little guy!

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186 Ryane September 6, 2012 at 9:08 am

Hope today is amazing for you – very happy you are able to meet your little guy finally!!!

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187 Candice September 6, 2012 at 9:09 am

I’m not sure if anyone else said this, but if your little guy comes out today, he’ll have a 6th birthday and there’s a 2 in it as well from 2012, so maybe that’s a good sign! Good luck to you and Matt!!

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188 jessica September 6, 2012 at 9:12 am

congrats! Best wishes! Can’t wait to meet him and hear how it goes! :)

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189 Courtney September 6, 2012 at 9:12 am

Good luck! Excited to meet BERF!!

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190 donna September 6, 2012 at 9:12 am

Praying for you all today from Charlotte! Keep us posted. Cannot wait to see pics of this little boy. Yes, you will have a son soon!

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191 Lindsay September 6, 2012 at 9:14 am

Yay for labor day!

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192 Raw Juice Girl September 6, 2012 at 9:14 am

I’m SO excited for you and Matt and your family!! You have a strong mind and body — you’ve totally GOT this, Kath!!! Praying for a healthy delivery and baby!!! :-)

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193 Lindsey @ Pas de Deux September 6, 2012 at 9:16 am

SO EXCITING!!! Best of luck to you and Matt. I can’t wait to meet Baby KERF!!! :-)

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194 Claire September 6, 2012 at 9:16 am

So excited for you. Best of luck and looking forward to news of a happy, healthy baby and mom!

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195 gloria September 6, 2012 at 9:16 am

Yay!!! So happy and excited for you and Matt! May today be the day you have imagined for months, can’t wait to meet the little guy :)

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196 Heather September 6, 2012 at 9:17 am

Awww…so happy! Will be thinking of you! xoxo

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197 Hillary B September 6, 2012 at 9:17 am

So excited today is the day! :-D YAY!!!!

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198 Julie September 6, 2012 at 9:17 am

Wow, got tears reading this post! Blessings to you as your family grows! My water broke to start my labor with both my boys! Can’t wait to hear about everything!!

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199 Melissa September 6, 2012 at 9:19 am

A 6 in his birthday–for your love of 26! :) Good luck and happy labor day!

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200 colleen September 6, 2012 at 9:19 am

YAY!! So happy for the two of you! See you as a mom!

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201 Rachel September 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

awww!! Thinking of you :D

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202 Amanda September 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

Yay!!!!!! He was waiting for the number 6! Best of luck to you today.

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203 Lindsey September 6, 2012 at 9:21 am

YAY!! Best wishes for a healthy, speedy delivery!!

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204 Liz September 6, 2012 at 9:23 am

Good luck!! All the best!! Good that Mat canceled his run!

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205 susan September 6, 2012 at 9:23 am

Exciting for you and for all of us! Looking forward to seeing your new bundle of joy! Lots of good wishes for a speedy delivery!

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206 GrandBoomPa September 6, 2012 at 9:24 am

While we wait for baby Pec’s arrival, here’s some info from historynet.com:

Born on September 6

1757 Marie Joseph du Motier, Marquis de LaFayette, French soldier and statesman who
aided George Washington during the American Revolution.
1766 John Dalton, English scientist who developed the atomic theory of matter.
1800 Catherine Esther Beecher, educator who promoted higher education for women.
1860 Jane Adams, known for her work as a social reformer, pacifist, and founder of Hull
House in Chicago in 1889, first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
(1931).
1899 Billy Rose, songwriter famous for “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” and “Me and My Shadow”.
1928 Robert Pirzig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Born on September 7

1533 Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603), led her country during the exploration of
the New World and war with Spain.
1860 Anna Marie Robertson (Grandma Moses), American folk painter who started her career
at age 78, best known for her paintings of rural life.
1860 Edith Sitwell, poet.
1900 Taylor Caldwell, novelist.
1909 Elia Kazan, producer, screenwriter and director who won directing Oscars for
Gentleman’s Agreement and On the Waterfront.
1914 James Alfred Van Allen, discovered and named the two radiation belts surrounding the
Earth.
1930 Sonny Rollins, saxophonist.
1936 Buddy Holly, singer, songwriter.

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207 K September 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Congratulations on becoming a Grandpa sir! :) I know I can’t be the only one who noticed the name! Thanks for the facts, there are some good ones! We’re all on the edges of our seats I’m sure. I know that I certainly am!

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208 Kiki September 6, 2012 at 9:25 am

AH. OMG! So exciting. Baby time!

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209 Nicole September 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

Hooray! I am so excited and can’t wait to hear the news! My water broke before I was in labor with both may girls so I suggest both walking and then laying down in some deep relaxation thinking about birth. Just relax and enjoy the show. And remember, labor pains only last during contractions and then you get breaks in between! You can do it! (Glad to hear you have a Doula!) Good luck and can’t wait for YOU to meet you little man! Us too when the time is right. ;)

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210 Justy2003 September 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

YAY! I hope everything is perfect for you, Matt, and the little one! Can’t wait to hear the story and see the new addition…I’ll be following on Twitter! :) Good luck today!

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211 Lisa September 6, 2012 at 9:27 am

Wishing you the best! You and Matt are in our thoughts and prayers.

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212 Lainie September 6, 2012 at 9:27 am

Comgrats! What a wonderful time for your water to broke – mine broke around 7am a few years ago and the baby was born before 6pm. I always say it was just like going to work for the day! Ha! Wishing you a wonderful labor and delivery!

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213 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac September 6, 2012 at 9:27 am

Oh my goodness, YAY!!!!!! Best of luck today!!!!! I can’t wait for pictures and the official name of Baby KERF!!!!

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214 Michaela September 6, 2012 at 9:27 am

aaaaaaaaaaaah, how exciting!! wishing you all the very best!!!!

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215 Jen Ross September 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

Good luck!!!!!

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216 val September 6, 2012 at 9:30 am

good luck lady!!! i hope everything goes smoothly and everyone is healthy.

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217 swetha September 6, 2012 at 9:31 am

GOOD LUCK Kath!! Cannot wait to see your pics….

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218 Kate September 6, 2012 at 9:31 am

Yay….Happy Baby Day (or Baby Day eve!)

Hope it all goes the way you are hoping for Kath!

So excited for you!

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219 Karen September 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

WHEEEEEE!!!!

All the best for a smooth delivery, Kath….sending lots of positive energy and hugs your way! xo

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220 Kristin September 6, 2012 at 9:34 am

Good luck Kath! Hoping you and the baby a safe delivery! Congratulations!!!!!!

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221 Sara September 6, 2012 at 9:34 am

I don’t have words for how excited I am (nothing compared to your excitement, I’m sure). I’ve been reading every day since I don’t know when — best wishes and best of luck with the opening of this new chapter! :)

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222 Sashi September 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

This has been like Baby Watch 2012! LOL I am so excited for you and your soon-to-be expanded family! Good luck with the delivery and best wishes. :)

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223 Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot September 6, 2012 at 9:37 am

Soooo exciting! Hope you have a beautiful, safe delivery! Can’t wait to see baby KERF!

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224 Courtney September 6, 2012 at 9:38 am

GOOD LUCK! Wishing you and Matt the best of luck today as you begin this new adventure together as parents. I hear today is a good day to be born…it’s my Mom’s Birthday!:)

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225 Brittany @ Ittybitsofbalance September 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

YEY! Congratulations Kath! Sending you happy and uplifting labor thoughts <3

Get here safely baby KERF!

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226 sarah venn September 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

Ahhhhh I am so happy for you guys!! Such an exciting day. Can’t wait to hear about it. You are both going to be such amazing parents!

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227 Nikki September 6, 2012 at 9:41 am

Wow!! Wishing your quick and painless labour! Your blog is going to be great to look back and remember all these moments! I can’t wait to see pics of your little one!!

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228 Jennifer September 6, 2012 at 9:41 am

So excited for you! Good luck Kath!

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229 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

Yay!!!!!! Congrats!!!

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230 Brie September 6, 2012 at 9:44 am

AAAAAAAAck! Exciting!

Seriously so excited for you. I can’t wait to join you!

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231 Erin Hack September 6, 2012 at 9:44 am

Yay!!! Congratulations Kath! I will be thinking of you guys today and I can’t wait to see the new addition. :)

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232 Elizabeth September 6, 2012 at 9:44 am

Congratulations, and good luck! :)

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233 Stef September 6, 2012 at 9:45 am

Yay!! Congratulations and I hope you have a smooth delivery!

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234 Chelsea L. September 6, 2012 at 9:45 am

Congrats Kath! Good luck! It looks like your baby and I will (possibly) have the same birthday :) It’s a great one to have.

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235 Darlene September 6, 2012 at 9:47 am

Cheers to a happy and peaceful day!

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236 Laura Lea September 6, 2012 at 9:47 am

HAPPY BERFDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So exciting! Good luck Kath and Matt!!!

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237 Katie @ A Full Plate September 6, 2012 at 9:47 am

Oh my goodness, it’s finally happening!! We’re all rooting you on Kath!

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238 Christina September 6, 2012 at 9:48 am

Best of luck to you today!

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239 Tonya September 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

OMG! THE WATER BROKE!! THE WATER BROKE!! YAAAAYYY!! AND YOU BLOGGED ABOUT IT! WEEEIIRD! HAHAHA!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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240 Jeanine September 6, 2012 at 9:51 am

Love that you took the time to make and photograph your breakfast! I can totally relate. When my water broke, because I knew the next few days would be full of hospital food, I came downstairs and made a batch of orange scones. I then proceeded to enjoy a scone and some decaf BEFORE even mentioning the water breakage to my husband and mother who were still asleep upstairs. They both thought it was unusual to prioritize baking on that particular morning, but it seemed normal to me. :-) Wishing you an easy labor and delivery and a healthy, happy baby boy! Looking forward to hearing all about it.

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241 Mallory September 6, 2012 at 9:53 am

YAY! and GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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242 Meredith September 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

Oh my gosh, YAY!!!! So excited for you and Matt and BABY!! Good luck, you will definitely be in my thoughts all day!!

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243 Jamie September 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

Go, Kath, Go!! You’re going to do great!

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244 Lea Ann September 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

I read your blog all the time, but don’t comment. Today I had to!!!! Congratulations…I also have been checking several times a day to see if anything had changed….how exciting to see that you had gone into labor! I hope that everything goes well and am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers today, one of the most wonderful days of your life. Can’t wait to see that little guy.

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245 AutumnTao September 6, 2012 at 10:01 am

I’m so happy you are laboring naturally. I know how important that is to you. It’s hard work, but as I sit here nursing my 6.5 week old, I can tell you I relish the memory of having an unmedicated natural birth. Be thinking about you today. I hope you can stay centered and that the labor is not too long. Congrats Kath :)

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246 Christine September 6, 2012 at 10:01 am

Congratulations! Like so many others, I have been reading this blog for a couple years and have been checking in throughout the day to see if you have gone into labor. Good luck and can’t wait to see the new baby!

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247 Catalina @ Cake with Love September 6, 2012 at 10:02 am

Good luck, we are all here supporting you, Matt and the baby! :)

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248 Jess@KitchenStrong September 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

So exciting! Congrats!!!

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249 Heidi September 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

I am more excited for you to have your baby, then I am for my sister to have hers. Ha ha, is that really messed up?

Anyway, Congratulations!!! I hope everything goes according to plan. Can’t wait to see pictures and eventually read your birth story. :)

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250 K September 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I was more excited when I opened up Kaths post this morning that when I was told my lovely cousin had gone into labor last week and had her beautiful little girl. This is the third time I’ve checked today to see if there was any progress posted, and I’m not ashamed to admit it! I know all of my fellow KERF readers are doing the same! :p We’re all in this excited wait together! :) Yay for Kath And Matt!

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251 Betsey September 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

SO SO SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! I have loved following your pregnancy so much through your blog and am so happy for you guys!!!

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252 Erin September 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

Congrats Kath! I bet it was the acupuncture!!! My acupuncturist induces women all.the.time. She’s also turned several breech babies when their doctors told them they’d have to be delivered C-section. Eastern medicine has been around for thousands of years, they must be on to *something* ;) Hooray baby KERF is coming!!!

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253 Jessica September 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

Yay! Yay! Yay! SO super excited for you!

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254 Chantal September 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

Yay, hope it all goes well! Glad you got a good night’s rest and a nice bowl of oatmeal in too!

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255 lynn @ the actor's diet September 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

woah! congrats kath!

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256 Jessie September 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

Yay! So excited for you!!

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257 EatLiveRun {Jenna} September 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

Yay! Go, Kath, go!!

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258 HeatherR September 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

Super Exciting!!! Best of luck to you! Can’t wait to meet your little man.

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259 Megan September 6, 2012 at 10:12 am

So exciting! I love the sequence of events: water breaks, make bed, ‘do what normal people do’ photograph and eat oatmeal! :) :) So fun! So happy for you guys!

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260 Charlotte September 6, 2012 at 10:15 am

Been following you along your journey and pre pregnancy starting with your amazing oatmeal. Happy to see even your labor breakfast looking delicious! You seem so calm and ready! You got this!! <3

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261 Lauren @ Sassy Molassy September 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

Woohoo! Go, Kath, Go!!

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262 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

So excited for you two! Good luck! I will be thinking about you!

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263 Steph M. September 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

YAY!! Best wishes!!

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264 Alicia September 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

Just so you know, when a baby is born on a rainy day it means man blessings for the child. Wishing you and your family the best!

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265 Cait's Plate September 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

Yaaaaay!! Congrats and good luck!!!

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266 Susan Mc September 6, 2012 at 10:20 am

Happy BERFday? Woot! Congrats, can’t wait to see your little man!
Best!

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267 Shannon September 6, 2012 at 10:22 am

Yay!!! So exciting!! Best of luck with the delivery – I’m sure it will go smoothly! So excited for you and Matt!!!! Can’t wait to meet Baby KERF!!!

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268 Lily O'Dare @ Candied-Lilfe September 6, 2012 at 10:22 am

So excited for you Kath!!

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269 Bonnie September 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

CONGRATS!! Hope everything goes smoothly and can’t wait to see a picture of the the little guy!

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270 Lara September 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

Great to hear the news. It is pretty amazing and powerful to have such an outpouring of support today. Know that we will all be thinking of you and waiting the news. Rock on mama!

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271 Judy September 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

So excited for you. Hugs and prayers!
Judy

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272 Kim Weigand September 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

We need updates!!! My thoughts are with you!!!

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273 Diana @ frontyardfoodie September 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

Yesssss!!! You’re a strong and powerful woman, you got this thang!

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274 Laura @ Saying I Do September 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

so happy and excited for you!! Best of luck!!!

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275 Amanda September 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

You are seriously super momma for posting this. Good luck with everything today. I wish you and Matt an awesome and happy experience.

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276 Susan H September 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

It’s funny how excited you can be for someone else’s baby! I can’t wait to see pictures and I hope your labor goes well.

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277 Kelly September 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

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278 Ashley September 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

Good luck! So excited for you and the family :-)

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279 Grace September 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

SO SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats. Enjoy every second of it….labor is an amazing experience. Before you know it, you’ll be snuggling your little man! So happy for you & Matt.

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280 Marleah September 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

So excited for you guys!! Thoughts are with you for a safe delivery for you and happy birthday for your little boy. :-)

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281 Averie @ Averie Cooks September 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

Sending you good vibes and that a healthy little bundle of joy is arriving soon! :)

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282 Hayley September 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

Good luck – we are all so excited for you and Matt!!!

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283 Theresa September 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

Kath, this is wonderful news! Best wishes!!

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284 DLAOKC September 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

I too often read, but don’t comment. Know that you and Matt and baby Younger-Monson are loved and being prayed for today!

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285 Lauren September 6, 2012 at 10:45 am

I don’t normally comment, but wanted to wish you and Matt congratulations!!!

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286 Kathryn September 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

So exciting, congratulations and I can’t wait to hear an update!

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287 Audrey September 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

So excited for you! You’ll do great!

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288 Brit September 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheerleader over here in Oregon!!!! Goodluck today and wishing you all the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D

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289 Brit September 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

P.S. Im not really a cheerleader but you know what I mean :) lol

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290 Amy in Canada September 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

I AM SO EXCITED! Can’t wait to hear more. He is going to be gorgeous!

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291 Brianna September 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

Congrats! Wishing you luck :)

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292 Kori September 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! So excited! Congrats, Kath!

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293 Gina September 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

AHH!!! so excited for you two (3…) I am going to be obsessively stalking twitter today! So much for productivity at work today;)

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294 Nana Phyllis September 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

Today, Sept. 6, is my 63rd birthday – great day to be born! Praying for you to have a safe delivery today.

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295 Erica September 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

I’m so excited for you and Matt!
Best of luck!!!! Cannot wait to see your brand-new baby!!!

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296 Amanda Darby September 6, 2012 at 11:01 am

Oh boy, good luck Mama! Like many others I’ll be keep a close eye on Twitter! Many blessings on this special day.

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297 Laura September 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

I’ve been reading your blog for a while but haven’t commented yet (you have such a large and intelligent following, I usually don’t have anything new to add by commenting!), but today I have to! Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed reading about your pregnancy through KERF and BERF, and want to send a big thank you for showing us day-by-day that pregnancy is a beautiful thing that can and should be enjoyed – all you have to do is take take good care of yourself :) Good luck today, Kath! You seem to be as prepared and calm as any mama-to-be can be, so you’ll be fine! So excited to e-meet the little man. Early contragulations to you & Matt!

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298 Kathy W. September 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

SO. EXCITED. !!!!

That’s how mine started, with a few cramps first. 9 hours later, baby!

Good luck!!

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299 megj September 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

I’ve read your blog for years and never commented, but I had to today to say congratulations and good luck! It’s been so exciting to read about your pregnancy and I’m thrilled to read what the next years will bring for you and your family. Best wishes to you, Matt and baby Kerf!

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300 Lindsey September 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

Lots of love and light as you bring your little man into this world!

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301 Heater September 6, 2012 at 11:07 am

Good Luck Kath! Looking forward to reading all about it!

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302 Atsuko September 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

So exciting! I cannot wait to see the baby. The last night’s chocolate cake seemed to work:)

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303 K September 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm

That’s what I was thinking! Hooray for Karen! Chocolate cake really is the solution to everything! :) Also I have to say I love your name Atsuko, biased though I may be! One of my best friends when I was studying Japan was named Atsuka! :)

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304 Kristen R. September 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

Hooray! Go, Kath! Go!!!

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305 Destiny September 6, 2012 at 11:18 am

CONGRATS AND GOOD LUCK KATH AND MATT!!

9+6+12 = 27
Now you are 26 +1 !!

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306 lizzy September 6, 2012 at 11:19 am

hi kath! i never comment but for the past few days, i have been checking KERF when i’m brushing my teeth to see if todays the day for little BERF! so happy for you and matt, congratulations :)

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307 mhp September 6, 2012 at 11:19 am

Kath, I’m a long-time reader and first-time commenter. I just couldn’t fail to wish you & Matt & baby all the very best on this momentous day!!! I know you’ll be brilliant. All best wishes to all of you!

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308 Erin @ erinberries September 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

Yay! Congrats! :)

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309 karen September 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

Good luck! Best wishes to the whole family!

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310 Tapioca Sunshine September 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

I’m so excited for you three! You have been a constant source of happiness for me for years and especially now! I’m so excited to see your son and hear how STRONG you were in birthing him. You are an amazing young woman. I wis you every blessing, Kath!What a luck son you have!

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311 Chelsea September 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

Congratulations! May your birth go as smoothly as possible!

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312 Diane September 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

Yeah, good luck!

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313 laurie September 6, 2012 at 11:29 am

Yippppeeee!!!!! Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life!!! You’re in for an AMAZING ride!!!

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314 Ky G September 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

Awwwwww….exciting! Good luck!

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315 Ashley September 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

Positive vibes coming your way from Seattle… Good luck to you and the babe and papa as well! <3

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316 Ella September 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

All the best Kath! We love you :)

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317 chris September 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

I KNEW it!! Woke up this am and said to Jess, “I wonder if Kath is having her baby?” A beautiful day for firsts – today the baby Caroline’s umbilical cord fell off. Happy Birth Day baby boy Monson, I hope you like older girls!! xoxo

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318 Kari k September 6, 2012 at 11:37 am

Congrats! Sending happy thoughts and many Prayers :)

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319 Amelia September 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

Yay baby!!! Just checked this while on my lunch at the hospital. So excited for you two!!!

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320 Jessica September 6, 2012 at 11:39 am

Best of luck, Kath!

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321 Emily September 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

Congratulations Kath and Matt! Best wishes!

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322 Angela September 6, 2012 at 11:45 am

Yay! So glad it happened naturally for you! It’s good you took a picture, now you can show your baby the last meal you had before birth! ;) Goodluck we’re all thinking about you!

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323 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles September 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

Happy labor day, Kath! :)

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324 Donna Porter September 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

I have said before he would come in his own time :) It was obviously meant to be today for Matt to cancel his run! Good luck..wishing you a speedy delivery and recovery :)

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325 Theresa September 6, 2012 at 11:47 am

Best of Luck! He just wanted to wait to have his own birthday to himself! But September 5th after the 5 year anniversay Kerf sounds pretty good!
5-9-12 — GOOD LUCK!

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326 Clair September 6, 2012 at 11:49 am

VERY Exciting! all the best of luck!

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327 kristin September 6, 2012 at 11:50 am

how exciting! can’t wait to hear all about it and meet him in few hours/days. Congratulations! You will love being a mama, it’s the toughest job you’ll ever love!

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328 Lauren September 6, 2012 at 11:52 am

Saying a prayer for you!!!! I just got chills. :) <3 xoxox

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329 Annette @FitnessPerks September 6, 2012 at 11:52 am

YAY! GOOD luck! :)

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330 Erica September 6, 2012 at 11:52 am

AHHHHHH!! How exciting!! Praying for a smooth, easy labor and a beautiful, healthy baby boy for you and Matt!!!

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331 Sandi September 6, 2012 at 11:55 am

Many many blessings! You will remember this special day always :)

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332 Marie September 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

Yay! So excited for you! Today is my birthday- maybe Baby Kerf and I will share a birthday!

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333 Kelly K September 6, 2012 at 11:58 am

Hooray! Sending *good vibes* your way!

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334 Ashley L. September 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

Best wishes to you, Matt and Baby! Hope all goes well for you and your family today!!!!! Congrats!!

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335 Rachael September 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

CONGRATS, Kath! May you have an easy labor :)

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336 casey September 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Congrats! Keep us posted!

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337 Carla September 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Good luck Kath!!!!

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338 Rachel @ Personality Crafts September 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Yay Kath! Thinking lots of good thoughts for you guys. :)

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339 Katie Mc September 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm

“And then I did what normal people do – made oatmeal and photographed it!”- hilarious!! Good luck today!

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340 Stefanie September 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Good luck. I know you will do well. ????

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341 Tiffany September 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Congratulations!! Can’t wait to read your birth story and find out his name :)

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342 Ashley September 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Yaaah! That is so exciting! Good Luck and congrats! :)

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343 Crystal September 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I’ve never left a comment before, though I’m an avid follower of your awesome blog! However, I’m over the moon excited for you and the precious journey of motherhood coming your way! Now you’ll know the way your mom loves you, there’s no other way to describe that love. Can’t wait to see the beautiful addition to your family!

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344 carol September 6, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Prayers for you, your husband and son! How exciting. Congratulations to you and your husband and a very happy birthday to your little one.

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345 Tracy September 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Best of luck to you and Matt and baby! Positive thoughts and prayers being sent your way. You’re almost there!!!!!

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346 Brita September 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

HURRAY!!! September birthdays are the best in my opinion :) What an exciting day!!!

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347 Marya September 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I’m so excited for you!!

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348 Leigh September 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I’m very excited for you! Can’t wait to hear.

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349 Carla C September 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm

YAY, the day is here! Congratulations, Kath! Can’t wait to “meet” the little guy. You will do great in labor!!!

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350 Katie K September 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Good luck! Can’t wait to see the post! Wishing you a wonderful safe delivery

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351 Kim@hungryhealthygirl September 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Yay!! Congrats and can’t wait to see your sweet little boy!

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352 Ingunn September 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Good luck, Kath!!

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353 Lizzie September 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Good luck! Hope you are delivering at MJH – those rooms are palaces! If baby holds out until tomorrow, we will be birthday twins =) Just a mere 24 years apart!

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354 Lily September 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm

You go girl!

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355 marcie September 6, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Yay!!!!

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356 Char September 6, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Go girl!

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357 Ana September 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Good Luck Kath :-)
We are all cheering for you here! Can’t wait to see your new baby!
Ana

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358 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Good luck Kath!! Cannot wait to meet him :)

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359 Meghan September 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Congrats! September birthdays are the best if I do say so myself :)

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360 amyt September 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Best wishes!!!

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361 Katie September 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm

So exciting!!! Good luck, hope all goes well :-)

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362 Allison September 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Good luck! Can’t wait to see his little smushed baby face :)

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363 stephanie September 6, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Hooray!!! Im so excited for you and for your family!! I had a feeling it was going to be today 9.6.2012, such nice numbers!! Looking forward to meeting the little guy and enjoy this special moment in life!!!

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364 Alicia September 6, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Congrats and wishing you guys a healthy, happy delivery!

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365 Robin Murray September 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm

God Bless you! So very happy for you and Matt and baby! Can’t wait to hear the news : )
xoRobin?

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366 Katie G September 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Wishing you a safe, healthy and speedy delivery. Enjoy this time. Looking forward to updates

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367 michelle September 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Yay! Congratulations! I’m at 39 weeks and have been using your blog as a preview of what’s to come, trying to tell myself that 41 weeks is, after all, normal for first time moms. So happy for you that you are going to see your baby soon! Here’s wishing you a smooth, fast, easy labor that is everything you have planned and hoped for!

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368 Carol B September 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Congrats to you an Matt! I hope you have a fast and easy labor. Keep us posted.

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369 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles September 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Wow! How exciting! I have been away from my computer for the past month and thought for sure, on my return to your blog, I would be hearing about you and the baby…so glad I have not missed the big day! All the best!

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370 Sydney September 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Congrats Kath! I wish you and your baby the best of luck and good health in the birthing process :) Can’t wait to hear from you again, and this time as a mother!

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371 Andrea September 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

YAY! I’m a little late but sooo happy for you! Good luck!!

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372 arb September 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Congrats! No matter what chatter is out in the world, relish this moment. It is very special for all moms, especially the first time. This is a long-awaited blessing and you should cherish every second. Mazel!

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373 TeenyLittleSuperChef September 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I was wondering when that little guy would finally decide to make his appearance. Good luck Kath! I can’t wait to see his beautiful little face :)

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374 eliza September 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Good luck Kath!! So excited for you:)

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375 Susan September 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Good luck!! So sweet that you have documented the last things you did around the house before the birth. Those will bring back good memories in the future I’m sure :) Such an exciting time!

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376 Trula September 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I LOVE (and think it’s hysterical) that you stopped to take pictures of the oatmeal this morning. May it sustain you through the life changing events ahead. Best wishes for you, Matt and BERF.

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377 Lia September 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Ooh, I admit to refreshing your site all day, selfishly looking for baby news. :D

Best wishes for a SAFE, serene, and speedy delivery, Kath! You’re on your way! Can’t wait to see the little cub.

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378 elaine September 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Been checking your site every morning before getting up to see if there was any news. So excited for you – good luck to all three of you god bless x

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379 Nicole September 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I read all your posts but rarely comment, but I am just so excited for you both to meet your little guy. It’s a wonderful day and you will both make great parents!!!

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380 Eileen September 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

OMG, you must be so excited! I hope you have a smooth labor & delivery! And oh man, oatmeal pics before the hospital? CLASSIC.

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381 Alexandra September 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

How exciting!! Wishing you and the baby all the best!

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382 Lisa September 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Yay, Kath! Thank you for letting us all be part of your journey… so excited for you and Matt!

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383 Ulya September 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Oooh I’d been checking the blog every morning to get the good news! I’m so excited for you Kath! Good luck!

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384 Laura September 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Congratulations!!! So excited for you.

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385 Megan September 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Love this! You’re about to meet the love of your life – hands down best moment ever is about to happen. And also, hooray for making it to 40 plus weeks – worth celebrating too – pregnancy is quite a journey.

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386 kate September 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Wishing you the best!

When are you off to the hospital?

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387 Jen September 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Yay! Today is my daughter’s 6th birthday :)
Hope everything goes smoothly and you get to meet your baby boy soon.

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388 Vidya September 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Kath!! I have tears in my eyes! Happy tears ofcourse!! :-)) Best wishes to you all!!

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389 Vidya September 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Btw who’s moderating the posts? Sorry for the silly question but I am curious:-)

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390 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde September 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Ahhhh, yay, good luck Kath!!! You’ve got lots of support out here in the blog world :)

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391 Kristin September 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Congratulations, sending good thoughts your way!

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392 Katrina September 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Sweet! Congratulations. And breathe. ;)

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393 Tanja September 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm

As most of the others I am checking your blog more then once a day for good news and then: he were are! Hope we get some good news soon… Alles Gute from Munich, Tanja

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394 Angela September 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm

How exciting!! Hope your labor goes as smoothly as possible :) congratulations Kath and Matt!

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395 Josie @ Clean-Eatz September 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Congratulations! Good Luck.

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396 lani September 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Congrats Kath!! So excited for you! We will be thinking of you guys today. Can’t wait to meet the little guy.xo
Lani

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397 Amy September 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Yay!!! So excited for you! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts today :) Sending happy wishes for a safe & speedy delivery!

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398 Fliss September 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I’m so excited for you becoming a family of three! Congratulations Kath!

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399 polly September 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm

ooooh YAYYYYY! I’m praying for you today, sweetie! You are gonna do great! hugs!!!!! :)

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400 Steph @pjsandyogapants September 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Eek! So exciting!!!

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401 Nathalie September 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I have been reading KERF and BERF every day and just wanted to wish you good luck for this exciting event :) Keeping my fingers crossed that everything will go well and smoothly!
All the best from Switzerland! :)

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402 Heather September 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Can’t wait to hear all about it! Best wishes and here’s hoping the experience is everything you’ve hoped for!

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403 jen September 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Oh so very exciting!! Best wishes for a wonderful birth! Your little one will be here soon and once you meet him you’ll wonder how you ever thought life was worthwhile before he came along. :) Babies are so magical!

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404 Kathleen @ Fittitudefreedom September 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Congrats to you and your family! Hope all goes well with labor. If your baby is born after midnight your baby will share the same birthday as me ! 9/7 is a great day!! 9/6 is also a great day! Take care.

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405 Sarah September 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm

This post choked me up! I’m so filled with emotion as I feel my 20 week old twins squirming inside me. Best wishes for a wonderful birth experience! Can’t wait to read your story :)

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406 Wendy September 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm

VERY EXCITING!!!! Good luck!!!! I almost never post, but I have been reading your blog for a couple of years, and so despite only “knowing” you on the internet-I’m super excited for you!!! (I’m also 35 weeks prego myself right now with my # 2) :) You’ll do GREAT!!!

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407 Vicky September 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Best of luck to you and Matt!!!! Remember to enjoy it as much as possible!!! We will be waiting for more news and pics!!!

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408 Gloria September 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Yayyy!!! I wish you all the best :)

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409 Brynn September 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

YAYYYYYY!!!!!! I’m so excited for you and Matt! Good luck and I can’t wait to read more!

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410 Danielle September 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm

When I got to your page after school today and saw how many comments (407) were on this post I got so excited for you!!! Good luck!

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411 Emily M. September 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm

congratulations kath! i wish you happiness and healthiness in bringing a new life into this world….so so exciting! i cant wait to “meet” him on the blog!

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412 Tammy September 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm

WOO HOO!! Praying that all goes well! Good luck!

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413 Cassie September 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Soooo excited for you! My water also broke at 7:30am with my first baby, and I had him at 4:27pm…. So I’m hoping you’ve had yours by now too!!!!

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414 Ashley September 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Soooo glad to read this! Good luck and can’t wait to read more! :)

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415 Mara September 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I must chime in my two cents— CONGRATS and good luck! I joined twitter today just to follow you for more updates, lol.

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416 Kate September 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Yeah, Kath! Thinking good thoughts for you and your family! Thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us.

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417 Laurel September 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Best of luck new mama!! We’re all out here thinking of you! Can’t wait to read the birth story :)

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418 Jessica September 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I’m surprised you’re not keeping everyone updated on twitter! We’re all wondering about how you’re doing. Hope it’s going great!

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419 Erin September 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Best wishes for a safe delivery and healthy baby boy!!

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420 Stephanie C September 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Yay!! Happy birth day little Baker! Can’t wait to hear his name. Hope everything goes smoothly for all!

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421 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count September 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Good Luck!

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422 Christine September 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Congratulations!! So excited for you :)

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423 Anne Marie @ Rocky Road Running September 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Woo hoo!! Good luck and Congrats! You will be a FANTASTIC mom!

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424 amcole September 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Yeah!!! The las few days have seemed like an eternity! Hope your labor goes smoothly.

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425 Bev September 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Best wishes to you and Matt !!!!!

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426 robin September 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

yippie youre gonna be a mama! Best Wishes Kath and Matt:)

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427 Divya Vikram September 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Good Luck to you :)

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428 Alison @ pureprovender September 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

What exciting news! I’m wishing you and your family all the best!

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429 Kathy September 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Oh I am so happy for you both!!!! My birthday is in 4 days :), September is a beautiful month :)

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430 Lisa V. September 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Yayyyy!! I’m so excited for you both. I’ve been checking the blogs multiple times a day for a couple weeks for any sign the babe is coming, I can’t wait to see pics! I wish you a very smooth and pain free delivery. And happy (early?) Birthday to the little one!

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431 Anna September 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm

CONGRATS ON THE BERF, KERF!

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432 Natasha September 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I have been reading your blog for some time now and have been checking daily for baby news. I am SO excited for you! Good luck!

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433 Lousi September 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Amazing! Best of luck!

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434 Catherine September 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm

YAY!!! So excited for you and Matt!! I am sending you lots of positive thoughts for a smooth and quick delivery! Woohoo!!!! :) :) :)

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435 Christena September 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm

soooo excited! Congrats!

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436 Jeanie September 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Can’t wait to hear all about it!

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437 Robin September 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Sooo exciting! I will be glued for updates!! Good luck!

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438 Lindsay September 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Long-time reader, infrequent commenter. I’m SO thrilled for you! Thanks for sharing the journey. You make me excited to be a mom someday. This is selfish of me to say, but if Baby Kerf can hang in there for another 6 hours, we’ll share a birthday! Yay, Virgos!

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439 Alison September 6, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Wee!! Happy day :D Good luck with everything! Will be praying for ya!

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440 NurseJulie September 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Good luck today! Can’t wait to hear about your experience- Very excited for you and Matt!

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441 Aly September 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Congrats to the whole family and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY KERF!

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442 Gina September 6, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Yay! So happy for you guys! Happy labor! :)

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443 Stephanie September 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm

EEEEEE! Good luck today! Hoping you have an easy labor and a happy, healthy baby by the end of the day :)

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444 Kimberly September 6, 2012 at 6:28 pm

yay :)

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445 Tara September 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Yay!!! Can’t wait for the updates :)

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446 Gena September 6, 2012 at 6:54 pm

All best to you guys!

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447 Lori September 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I read your blog faithfully but never comment, so I figured today was the day! Best of luck, you’ll do awesome. Excited to meet this little person!

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448 Katie September 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Good luck! Can’t wait to hear how you are all doing!

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449 Megan September 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF SHE HAD HER BABY YET?!?!?!

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450 Mom September 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Nope. She’s in the hospital though!

Thanks everybody for your good thoughts today. You can imagine we grandparents-to-be, all of us, are quite excited and crossing our fingers for a safe and healthy delivery and baby.

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451 Becca September 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Wishing you lots of luck and happiness!

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452 Laura September 6, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Awe.. Thanks “Mom” for the update. Clearly there are many excited readers and friends anxiously awaiting the news :) Good luck Kath!!

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453 Spice Chicken September 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Go, Kath, go! Sending you good thoughts and well wishes.

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454 Katelyn September 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Saw this post at work today and it just made my day!!! I think we’ve all been checking in more than the usual few times per day to see this news! Now I’m stalking Twitter, which I rarely even use! ;) Thinking of you today and into this evening – hoping things are going smoothly for you and your baby boy. Stay strong! Can’t wait to hear all about the birth :D

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455 M September 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited for you both!!!!!

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456 Penny September 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Oh so excited! So many fun times are ahead for you and your family! Can’t wait to see him!

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457 Cassie September 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Yaaaay! Good luck! 3 meals a day for 5 years, it’s going to be so weird to not hear from you for a while. We’ll miss you but I’m glad that it’s for such a happy happy reason.

Congratulations to you and Matt, all the new grandparents and auntie Larbs!

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458 Elizabeth September 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Godspeed! So happy for you!!

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459 Fiona September 6, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I also read your blog faithfully but never comment, so what a good day to pick! Best of luck with everything! And when you get a moment, I was hoping you’d share where you got your bed spread?

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460 Cyn September 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Whooo Hooo Kath!!!!

Best of Luck to you, Mat and your bundle of joy!!!

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461 Sarah September 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Holy cow! Congrats!

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462 Denise September 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I’m a regular reader and an infrequent commenter, but I am thrilled to comment today and send you all best wishes for a smooth delivery and a healthy baby boy! Can’t wait to hear all the details. You will be a pro at birthing and mothering!

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463 Sandra September 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Best of Luck to you and Matt, very exciting.

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464 Heather September 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Keeping all 3 of you in my prayers.
What an exciting journey you will begin.
Motherhood is by far my greatest accomplishment and biggest joy.
God Bless :)

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465 Angela G. September 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm

So excited for you and Matt…and baby BERF! This post actually brought tears to my eyes! I’m thinking of you and eager to hear your birth story….all in good time!

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466 Erica September 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Yay! (and thanks for the shout out!)
So happy for you Kath!

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467 Michele Sparrow September 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Yay! I hope all goes well for you guys!! :-)

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468 Jordan September 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm

They say this is the best time of your life. Savor every moment, as I know you will through photography and blogging, and don’t stress too much. You seem so prepared for all of this and I wish you the best.

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469 susan September 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm

You can tell we are all so excited for you! Can’t wait to hear about your new little one! Hang in there!

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470 Leila @ Spinach and Skittles September 6, 2012 at 9:20 pm

You are too cute taking pictures and updating the blog! Such an organized gal. Good juju to your birthing experience!!

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471 Alan September 6, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Reader for over a year, and love your recipes. First comment from me (and one of your rare male commenters)–just want to wish you an easy labor (although now it might be over), and congrats on the new baby. How exciting!! What a nice community you have built for your new growing family.

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472 Kerry M. September 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm

So excited for you! Wishing you a short, calm, and peaceful labor and delivery Mama!!!

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473 Ali @ Peaches and Football September 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm

HA! I KNEW something would get started on Thursday. I just KNEW it. HURRAY!!!

Can’t wait for updates, we’re all here anxiously waiting. Good luck!!!!

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474 Stephanie September 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I am a long time reader and I just wanted to say congrats! I hope everything goes well and happy (almost) birthday to one lucky little man!

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475 Haley Peterson September 6, 2012 at 9:30 pm

YAYYY!!!! Finally the day has come! I’ve been so anxious for this post, even though it means you won’t be blogging for awhile :) CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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476 BKL September 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I have never commented, although I have been a reader for almost two years now. I just had to let you know that I have obsessively been checking your blog for the past couple of weeks in anticipation of this day and obsessively checking your Twitter all day today. It feels like one of my best friends is going into labor, although I’ve never met you before. Best of luck tonight (and possibly into the morning) and in the days, weeks and months to come. I can’t wait to read all about it. Congratulations on your wonderful blog and wonderful, growing family.

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477 Natasha September 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I feel the same way, BKL! Today was the first day I commented as well, even though I have been reading for some time now. I felt like my good friend was going into labor. :)

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478 Adair September 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I’m so happy for you! I know you’ve been so ready! Hopefully the baby will pop out like it does in Lost (they scream for like 2 minutes and then it’s like “whoop, dere it is!”) But it took me 14 hours to “pop out” 13 years ago, so maybe you’ll find a middle ground with yours!

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479 Mary Ann September 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Praying for you three! I am so happy for you! Peace and all good…

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480 Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life September 6, 2012 at 10:19 pm

So excited for you guys!!! Hope all is well and I can’t wait to see updates!!!! <3

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481 Audrey September 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I’m so excited for you! This post made my night, good luck with labor!

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482 Ruth@FacetiousFarang September 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Yay! Congratulations! I have been checking your blog multiple times a day in anticipation of your big day – may it go exceedingly well!

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483 saikhnaa September 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Good luck. Kath

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484 Emily September 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Yaaayyyy! Praying for a safe, healthy delivery! What an amazing day!!!

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485 Audrey September 6, 2012 at 10:52 pm

CONGRATS, Kath! :D That is so exciting, I have been anxiously waiting for when your little boy would arrive! Best of luck to you and your family!!

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486 Linda September 6, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Good luck, Kath!

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487 Lisa Langenfeld September 6, 2012 at 11:04 pm

WOW girl!! SO excited for you and Matt and this next adventure in your lives!!! I’ll be thinking of you guys and praying all goes well! Can’t wait to hear about it! :) :)

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488 Fatima September 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Congratulations all the way from the westcoast kath! I have been a reader for a while now, just not much of a commenter. I am excited for you and matt, my sister just had a baby baby a week ago :) praying easy labor for you and sending positive thoughts to you and Matt as you bring baby boy into the world :)

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489 ashley September 7, 2012 at 12:10 am

ahhh kath!!!! i’m so excited!!! i have been waiting for this post!!!

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490 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance September 7, 2012 at 12:45 am

SO EXCITING!! Congrats congrats congrats!!!

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491 Sarah September 7, 2012 at 2:29 am

Ahhh, this is so exciting! Well wishes to all 3 of you. Hope it goes well. Can’t wait to see pics when he arrives. xxx

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492 Andrea September 7, 2012 at 2:56 am

Anxiously checking for news today, as I am in Asia (same Andrea of the soapnuts fame, I am back in Asia, though I havent yet found any soapnuts in Taiwan…its on my list!) So excited for you and can’t wait to see they little guy. Brings back memories of my son’s birthday..and he is now 12, and has his first middle school dance tonight. Time flies, so enjoy!

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493 Denise September 7, 2012 at 3:42 am

A smiley on Twitter must mean good news! Congratulations Kath and Matt! Wishing you and your precious new son lots of love, health and happiness!

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494 Priscilla September 7, 2012 at 3:52 am

Congratzzzz!!!!! Hope everything goes well for you guys :D

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495 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 7, 2012 at 4:12 am

How exciting! I hope it all went/is going well :)

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496 robin September 7, 2012 at 4:29 am

Is there a baby yet?????

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497 Kayla September 7, 2012 at 4:58 am

so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!

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498 Amy September 7, 2012 at 4:59 am

just saw your tweet that the baby is here! congrats!

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499 cathy@1970kikiproject September 7, 2012 at 5:24 am

via a tweet from caitlin, i see little one has arrived! congrats to you all!!

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500 katie September 7, 2012 at 5:50 am

Yay!!! Congratulations :) been reading your/Matt twitter & I dont even follow any twitter. How exciting best wishes & take care & rest when you can … a mommy now…how awesome !!

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501 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) September 7, 2012 at 5:51 am

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!!! :D

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502 Shilpa September 7, 2012 at 5:57 am

Checking twitter all day from India.
So happy that your baby is here.

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503 hannie September 7, 2012 at 6:19 am

Congrats on the baby! Happy for your family!

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504 Stef September 7, 2012 at 6:33 am

Congrats Kath and Matt on the arrival of your precious baby!!! :)

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505 Patti Grieger September 7, 2012 at 6:38 am

And now you have your sweet baby boy in your arms…and know what happiness really is. Much love, joy, health, and happiness to you, Matt, and Baby Boy! Will you tell us his name Now??
Patti (Crissanne’s sister – NoBull Burgers)

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506 Erin Shmidt September 7, 2012 at 6:49 am

So excited!! Will pop open a pint of Jeni’s salty carmel to celebrate.

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507 Sara R. September 7, 2012 at 6:55 am

Checked twitter and it sounds like everything went well! Congrats on baby Pecan’s arrival!

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508 Mom September 7, 2012 at 6:58 am

Baby is here! Details when Kath updates. One happy grandma!

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509 Kim Weigand September 7, 2012 at 7:20 am

Oh, come on Mom, we need details now…not all of them but a few. Congrats on your first gbaby, you are in for some fun times. Hope Kath, Matt, and baby are doing well!!

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510 Cathy September 7, 2012 at 7:48 am

So excited for Kath and Matt. :) Enjoy the baby boy Grandma.

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511 Elisabeth September 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

Congratulations to all of the Younger/Monson family :)

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512 Logan September 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

So happy for you all!

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513 Spice Chicken September 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Awesome! Congrats to all.

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514 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope September 7, 2012 at 7:01 am

Congrats to you Kath and your family!!! So happy for you! :)

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515 Karen September 7, 2012 at 7:02 am

I’m overjoyed for you to learn via twitter of the arrival of your baby son early this morning and that you and Matt remained in good humor throughout! Huge congratulations Mama! Now comes the fun part… hugs, Karen

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516 Teri September 7, 2012 at 7:04 am

My heart is doing the happy dance for your family
Congratulations!!!

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517 Willemijn @ Fashion Food Travel September 7, 2012 at 7:26 am

Congratulations on the baby!!

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518 Gita September 7, 2012 at 7:38 am

Congratulations Kath and Matt on the arrival of bouncing baby boy.

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519 Nancy September 7, 2012 at 7:51 am

Congrats! Enjoy every second! My daughter is almost 7 and it’s so true when people tell you they grow up so fast.

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520 Shannon September 7, 2012 at 7:57 am

My hubby was hogging the computer last night and I made him open another window and check your site to see of you were in labor yet! :) Come on little man!! Come out and meet your amzing parents <3

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521 Christine September 7, 2012 at 8:11 am

Congratulations Kath and Matt! Baby Kerf born on National Acorn Squash Day, awesome!!!

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522 Jamie September 7, 2012 at 8:14 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to the world, baby!!!!!!!

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523 Brianna September 7, 2012 at 8:19 am

Congratulations, Kath & Matt!! I’ve been checking constantly to see all the updates from your mom, Kath, and I’m so happy to hear your little boy has arrived! Wishing you guys all the best:)

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524 Robin September 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

So happy for you, congratulations on your new baby boy!

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525 Amanda @flecksofgreen September 7, 2012 at 8:53 am

OMG Congrats! Good luck and I can’t wait to meet your little guy!

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526 Hope September 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

Congrats!!!!!!

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527 Kim September 7, 2012 at 9:04 am

Congratulations Kath. I hope you’re enjoying that pumpkin beer!

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528 SAL September 7, 2012 at 9:09 am

Big hug and much love to you and your new family!

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529 Ariel September 7, 2012 at 9:13 am

congratulations! sending good vibes your way.

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530 Lindsey September 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Congrats! What a beautiful, healthy little boy! Love the name, so unique. Can’t wait to read the birth story!

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