As the world woke up to news that Kate Middleton was finally in labour, the Internet exploded with blow-by-blow royal baby updates and commentary on Baby Cambridge's impending arrival.

Starting with the modern-day Twitter updates from Clarence House — the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — the Twittersphere has been in full-on baby mode with genuine excitement, snark and rampant speculation on everything from the details of Kate's delivery to what His or Her Royal Highness will be named.

Here's a running round-up of some of Twitter's most amusing reactions to Kate Middleton in labour:

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