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Marta ‘Roberts’ Lawrence IN LABOR!

One year ago tomorrow I was closer to life and death than I have ever been. I went into labor around 9:30 in the evening on August 3. Our doctor expected us to hold out two more weeks, but like me, Bennett likes to prove people wrong.

I thought it would be fun to revisit my Facebook post from August 4, 2010, announcing that I was in labor. The excitment and support was overwhelming. My feelings at the time are best summed up by my August 6 status:

Marta ‘Roberts’ Lawrence
To all of our amazing and loving friends, thank you for your kind words and support. I had over 100 messages from all of you, so I won’t be able to respond individually, but I want you to know that I’ve read everything…laughed at the funny stuff and have been humbled by the heart-felt sentiments. We are a family that is blessed to have all of you in our lives. Love to you! August 6, 2010 at 11:28am

Here’s my Facebook life one year ago…

Marta ‘Roberts’ Lawrence
IN LABOR! August 4, 2010 at 5:36am
Josh Centor, Holly Payne, Nicole Knight Brown and 31 others like this.

Matt Allen ‎!!!! August 4, 2010 at 5:38am
Mary Catharine Pluckebaum Grau Woo hoo! Good luck! August 4, 2010 at 6:35am
Amy Butts Miller Many, many positive thoughts today! August 4, 2010 at 6:48am
Stephanie Shannon Patterson Yay!!! Thinking of you today!! August 4, 2010 at 6:51am
Leigh Krampe ZOMG!!! Good luck! Sending you good thoughts! August 4, 2010 at 7:13am
Ashley Smith McMann WAHOOOO! Good luck! August 4, 2010 at 7:30am
Victoria Sizemore Margroum Good luck, Marta!!!! August 4, 2010 at 7:33am
Nadia Sadaoui-Bushfield wouhou!!! have fun 😀 August 4, 2010 at 7:42am
Lisa Shaw Deakins Good luck!!!! August 4, 2010 at 8:08am
Scott Curcio FINALLY! Rock it out! August 4, 2010 at 8:13am
Geri Imler Good Luck! Sending well wishes your way! August 4, 2010 at 8:16am
My Truong good luck!!!! August 4, 2010 at 8:30am
Michelle Gullett Good luck!! August 4, 2010 at 8:47am
Lisa Daugherty oh marta!!! yay! we love you. good luck. can’t wait to hear the good news August 4, 2010 at 8:
Melissa Morrison Sprott YAY!!!!! [Don’t forget to breathe!!!] August 4, 2010 at 8:52am
Jennifer Fleming Patel Good luck! Sending you fast labor and delivery vibes! August 4, 2010 at 8:56am
Kim Stover Sinke Thinking of you!!! You’ll do great! Can’t wait to hear the news that you’re little one is finally here! August 4, 2010 at 8:57am
Michelle Marie Green Yeah! You’ll be fabulous! August 4, 2010 at 9:23am
Kara Hasting Lucas God Bless all of you!!! ♥ August 4, 2010 at 9:24am
Patrick Kinsman Whoohoo! Good luck, ease, and marvels! August 4, 2010 at 9:32am
Valerie Marino Horowitz WOOT WOOT!!! Good luck Marta! I’ll be thinking of you! Can’t wait for the next update! 🙂 August 4, 2010 at 9:32am
Jocelin Main Romero YAY!!!!! August 4, 2010 at 9:40am
Philip Kushner Wahoo! We are thinking of you! August 4, 2010 at 10:30am
Laurie Rehmann Hoppough Good Luck Marta! You will do great:)) August 4, 2010 at 10:47am
Shaun Kupferberg PUSH!!!! or Don’t… whatever the doc says! August 4, 2010 at 11:23am
Ben Nelson Best of luck. (But remember that Greg has the hardest part here). August 4, 2010 at 1:59pm
Molly McKibben yea! Just heard from Lauren he’s not here yet, but hopefully soon! Good luck, Mama!!! August 4, 2010 at 3:29pm
Lisa Riolo Good luck, Marta! August 4, 2010 at 6:07pm
Randy Wilson wahoo, wishing a speedy and healthy birth! August 4, 2010 at 6:12pm
Rachael Camp Thanks, Molly, for the recent update! August 4, 2010 at 6:20pm
Marta ‘Roberts’ Lawrence Hey everyone. Bennett is doing amazing. I had a little drama, so we weren’t able to update you right away as we had planned. Hopefully that’s all worked out now. Thanks to all of you for your sweet words and prayers. We have a healthy baby boy! Holy crap! August 5, 2010 at 6:10am
Esther Turner All my love to the three of you! Congratulations Marta & Greg. August 5, 2010 at 6:19am
Amy Butts Miller Congrats, Marta! August 5, 2010 at 6:22am
Matt Allen congratulations!! August 5, 2010 at 7:51am
Melissa Morrison Sprott HOORAY!!! Welcome, Bennett!!! You couldn’t have picked a better family! Good job, M!! August 5, 2010 at 8:41am
Melinda Goetz Congratulations! I am so happy for you. You and Greg are going to be wonderful parents! August 5, 2010 at 8:49am
Josh Centor We’re thinking of you!!! August 5, 2010 at 11:10am
Genevieve O’Malley Knight Congratulations! Hopefully there won’t be any more drama. Welcome, Bennett! I can’t wait to meet you! August 5, 2010 at 2:38pm
Cheryl Metz Congrats, Marta! Hope everyone is doing well and able to rest a bit. Now the fun REALLY begins! August 6, 2010 at 7:37pm

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