I wish I had more time to thoroughly read this whole thread. What a great birthstory 2much2love, I think you did wonderfully. My UC was darn painful too, and the transition just as hard as the transistions for my two hosp births. Once I had Liam in my arms though I accepted it as a matter of course. He too made me a bit nervous with all the gurgling he did at first but was fine.
Anyways, here I am expecting our fourth baby sometime in august. I was pretty certain we were pregnant from the night we concieved, but Dh wasn't so convinced lol, and finally a month later I produced two lines for him to see on a test, which was just last week. A month ago I was a little disappointed, we were trying to not get pregnant, but now I'm thrilled, and I really think this is going to be our last one, which makes me a little sad.
I feel great other wise, little nausea now and then, but nothing like dry heaving or throwing up, and already I think I've gained a few pounds. I only need a little powernap most afternoons to keep me going till bedtime. I'm working on cutting the sugar down and out and cut down to cups of joe in the morning, and am getting back into my version of the brewer diet. I've been looking for a prenatal yoga dvd, I haven't done much yoga since our VCR broke last year, and I rather miss it. I wonder how with three little kids I'll manage to get out for walks and whatnot...I"m laughing at myself because I sold all but three old worn maternity garments and anything I used for diapering NB through mediums. I also tossed the moses basket (It was kinda broken tho) the one piece of baby furniture I actually love. Now I get to start all over again.
I'm dreading breaking the news to family, because even though I "proved" them wrong last time, I now live near my mother again, and she's an LPN and very medical minded and the only way she "got through" my last pregnancy 800 miles away was to pray to G-d that he'd see me and the baby through and that it was in his hands.I hope that didn't offend anybody, I just felt that my hard work and faith in myself and nature was what got me through, but anyways.. My Dad will flip out too, especially since our financial sit. went from bad to worst. I just don't feel like dealing with it at all. Of course, nothing they could say could make me change mind lol. I've been the queen of my castle and am not going to go back to be a serf at the lordsmanor/hospital LOL.
i have to go, i hope to check back soon. Best wishes to everyone.