It Has Begun…

by Susan

Janice is in early labor.

She went to the doctor earlier today because the baby wasn’t moving very much and she was having a fair amount of pain. The doctor felt that she wanted Janice to deliver this baby soon because there is not enough fluid and low cord flow. So she put Janice on the induction list for tomorrow (Friday).

But before she left the hospital at about 3pm she was already having small contractions. Her contractions are getting much stronger now and she’s decided to go back to the hospital to get checked again. (Her husband is going with her.)

(Her due date was Oct 9th… so this is a little earlier than we expected. And no… she’s not ready. We have tons of unanswered emails and her baby’s nursery isn’t even finished. Sigh. I’m even less ready. You can’t even walk in my baby’s nursery because it’s so full of boxes and stuff. Double sigh.)

I will try and keep you all posted. She is going to call me in the night if she goes into serious labor.

Please keep Janice and the baby in your prayers.

Update: It’s midnight here and Janice is at the hospital and is 3 cm dilated. I am on my way there now.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 jen September 28, 2007 at 12:50 am

I did wonder whether she might go first
My deepest thoughts and prayers are with her and her bub
Keep us posted its VERY VERY EXCITING!!!!!!!!!


2 Laura September 28, 2007 at 12:53 am

O wow! Good luck to Janice! How exciting!! Keep us posted as you can. Prayers for a safe delivery.


3 Striving\Tessa September 28, 2007 at 1:01 am

Oh definately I will keep her in my prayers. Not to early which is good. Great, can’t wait to see pics. I am sure that baby and sis is in Gods hands, great good hands!!!


4 Kathleen September 28, 2007 at 1:09 am

How great! I can’t wait to hear the big news!!


5 The Pumkin Patch September 28, 2007 at 1:22 am

Everything will be just fine…..the good thing is that it’s not too early. Can’t wait to hear an update! Prayers to you all!!!


6 Sallie September 28, 2007 at 1:30 am

Oh, Oh, Oh!! I love Babies!!! And, ya know, what?! The babies won’t care if the nurseries aren’t perfect anyway. They just want your love and hugs and boobs of course…LOL..

God bless,


7 Brandie September 28, 2007 at 1:30 am

How exciting! I’ll be checking back often for updates and prayers for her and the baby!


8 Ruth September 28, 2007 at 1:35 am

wow!! very exciting! :) praying and thinking of you all….


9 Kailani September 28, 2007 at 1:37 am

Sending good thoughts her way!


10 Wendy September 28, 2007 at 1:42 am

Praying for a safe delivery for Janice and the baby!


11 Christine September 28, 2007 at 1:45 am

I’m praying… I’ll be watching for updates!


12 Natalie September 28, 2007 at 1:49 am

I hope everything goes smoothly with her labor!


13 Jenn in AZ September 28, 2007 at 2:03 am

Thanks for letting us know! I am praying for Janice and the sweet baby and for you and yours as well. I can’t wait for the updates!!!!


14 Karla ~ Looking Towards Heaven September 28, 2007 at 2:13 am

what a wonderful surprise!!!

Praying for a safe and smooth delivery!



15 Elizabeth September 28, 2007 at 2:17 am

I went in a month early with my 2nd, who happened to be a successful VBAC. It started out like mild cramps, and it ended up me, the next morning, popping my baby out. So as they say, ‘expect the unexpected’, and prepare those rooms.

I hope all goes well for both of you.


16 Adventures In Babywearing September 28, 2007 at 3:11 am

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Praying! Hope all is well!



17 Trina September 28, 2007 at 3:18 am

Praying for a safe delivery! Tis exciting! Keep us posted. :0)



18 Kari September 28, 2007 at 5:54 am

Praying for a uncomplicated del. and happy healthy momma and baby


19 Lu September 28, 2007 at 5:57 am

Sounds like instead of October, this baby wants a September birth date! Hope all is well! Praying for a healthy baby!


20 donna September 28, 2007 at 6:21 am

That’s a blessing, I’ll keep you all in my prayers!


21 Shana September 28, 2007 at 6:23 am

Praying for a quick and easy delivery, a healthy baby and a happy family for her! :o)


22 ChupieandJsmama September 28, 2007 at 6:34 am

How exciting!! I’m praying for Mama and baby!!!


23 Celeste September 28, 2007 at 6:55 am

Prayers for a safe delivery.


24 Heather September 28, 2007 at 2:16 pm

I would love to be entered for the book!


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