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post #121 of 166
Congrats, Lauren!

My kids have been on me again about Bear being the last baby. They're not fond of the idea, see, and think I should have another baby right away because once Bear is two he will no longer be a baby at all. Apparently we NEED to have a baby around here allllll the time. Silly little buggers.

Bear's RAST testing was negative once again. We're going to repeat skin testing in the summer and just think happy thoughts at him, because regardless of what the tests say his body behaves as though he has food allergies. Weird... but whatever! Perhaps one day I will get a degree and figure out what the deal is with his Bearianism. He is 36.5 inches tall and weighs 30 pounds. My lovey little moose! The doctor was terribly amused by his cuteness today, too. He's a riot.
post #122 of 166
Congratulations Lauren!

I'm pretty sure Dea's post means ROM... I'm crossing my fingers for her that she gets her VBAC.
post #123 of 166
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Wheeee! Congrats Lauren, and welcome, Holly! Enjoy your babymoon...although is it still possible to babymoon with a toddler? Maybe not - but enjoy, Robin sounds sweet!

Helen - what does "ROM" mean?
post #124 of 166
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Wheeee! Congrats Lauren, and welcome, Holly! Enjoy your babymoon...although is it still possible to babymoon with a toddler? Maybe not - but enjoy, Robin sounds sweet!

Helen - what does "ROM" mean?
Rupture of Membranes...
post #125 of 166
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Rupture of Membranes...
Ah, thank you. I was trying to figure out - mucous plug? What?

My water didn't break until just before I started pushing, and I was in the tub - so the whole splash thing never happened. And I didn't noticed the snap - I was rather distracted by this unique animal desire/need to PUSH.

Fingers crossed for Dea!
post #126 of 166
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Ah, thank you. I was trying to figure out - mucous plug? What?

My water didn't break until just before I started pushing, and I was in the tub - so the whole splash thing never happened. And I didn't noticed the snap - I was rather distracted by this unique animal desire/need to PUSH.

Fingers crossed for Dea!
Mine was artificially broken with Austin. So I felt it, but it wasnt random.

It broke spontaneously with Steven about 10 minutes before he popped out. The snap is such an incredibly strange feeling.
post #127 of 166
Congrats Lauren. Welcome little Holly.

SL -

dea - that all is going according to plan for you
post #128 of 166
Yup. The snap with River- and with Rowan- was very weird. Even stranger with Skye, because I felt the pop twice. WTF?

I'm kind of assuming that as we have no updates at ALL that contractions started of their own accord. I hope. :
post #129 of 166
Congratulations Lauren!!!!
post #130 of 166
Hello there strangers! Steph and NOS I'm talking to you!

OOh, I'm excited for Dea too!
post #131 of 166
MAMAS!
Okay sorry for the cryptic facebook post. I know people were watching it and I was devilish. I water broke at 5:30am on the 27th. I felt a pop, like when your joints snap and figured it was just my pelvis popping it would do it when he would move. Then I felt and heard some gurgling and I thought it my tummy, and I felt a little fluid, and just thought it was sweat, and I had to pee anyhow so I got up and GUSH! So I yelled at Adam which woke him and Trixie and ran to the bathroom (2 steps from my bed) and sure enough, it was my water. Heh. Everywhere. Clear and lovely.
Labour started right away, contractions every 2:30 mins for 45-50 seconds. Fun.... They were like that for a couple hours then slowed down, never really stopped. Around 5 pm went for a walk with my family, and noticed that the cloth diaper I was using to soak up the leaking fluid had a brown/ green tinge to it. Figured it was blood reacting with the diaper and changed it. Went for a long walk came home and more green/ brown. Called my midwife (for the millionth time, she was great about staying in contact, as was my doula) and she was already enroute. She came, looked at the stain and declared it mec. Sigh. Off to the hospital, where I nearly lost my temper with the admitting nurse. I was having very regular strong contractions and she sent me to the very full of families waiting room for 10-15 mins even though I had called ahead like a good little minion. I seethed and laboured. I was tranferred after more paperwork to an observation room where I was to pee in a cup. More seething. Finally declared in labour and transferred to a L&D suite. They kicked my midwife out because she had her 2 month old with her. She was upset. My doula showed up and we laboured forever. My contractions were strong, but I didn't progress from 4 cms for a long time. There was talk of pitocin (and damn doctor kept calling it oxytocin, grrr) and/ or c-section. More grrrr. I opted to continue to labour. It was hard, I screamed and focused and went (outwardly) catatonic. More labour. Internal contraction monitor, strong contractions. No progress. More talk of the evils I wanted to avoid. Finally at 3 am, they said it's getting to be 24 hours and then they would push for section. So I opted for pit and an epidural... I"m not happy about this, but it had been 22 hours of labour, and I was staring down another c-section. I had a cry about being weak and my doula told me that I could do it without, but it was my choice. (she was really supportive in a good way) But I have a fear of pit... so epidural. I dont like how it made me feel. I had a reaction to it and itched a lot, and scratched a lot, but it could have been worse. I only had a weak one, I could move my legs and still feel, but the edge was off. I was checked a while later and I was at 6, then an hour later and at 10. I got to push. 30 mins of pushing and I had a Hudson George. I had 2 second degree tears, on my perineum and one above my urethra. Fun!
But he's here. YAY!
I refused to to the HIV test with this pregnancy, to save someone some work somewhere and because I know I'm negative. They told me after he was born that if I didn't take the test they would make him take it. GRRRR. I didn't fight hard but I let them know it's a lame policy. Took the test.
I saw my placenta and there was a big white spot on it. I asked if it was calcium and I was told most likely, then the doctor came back later and told me she didn't want to say anything before, but it was Hudson's twin. I'm glad I saw it.

And there's the brief birth story. I should get it posted on my blog soonish. Now I'm off to breast feed my little man who's a nursing fiend! He has a perfect latch and is happy to camp out at a boob all day. It doesn't hurt, except for the cramps, but I can bear them.

Now if anyone is keeping track (I am) Lauren and I have the same birthday. Our daughters were born on the same day, and now our 2nd borns were born a day apart. heh....
post #132 of 166
Congratulations Enjoy your beautiful baby boy!!! It's awesome to hear that breastfeeding is off to a great start!!
post #133 of 166
Congrats to Helen, Dea, and Lauren I am so delighted to hear about your new little ones! Enjoy them, makes me want another! Sarah Lynn, I hope your little one is born soon!
post #134 of 166
congrats lauren and dea!!!

welcome to the world wonderful noobs!!

what an interesting coincidence about the birthdays, that's so neat, you should definitely arrange a meeting and maybe one of lauren's girls will fall in love with hudson (i love the name btw).
post #135 of 166
Congrats!

I'm watching Planet Earth, disc 2. It's really really beautiful to me, and now I know where some of the random facts Bean's been spouting this week have come from.

My math review is going well, though I still feel as though I'm on some kind of archaeological dig in my head. Everything is in there, I just need to chip away at the layers of rock and dirt covering it up. I tend to chip away at it and then walk away for a bit, and when I come back it's like there's been a strong wind and all of the gravel and dust has blown away.

Hope everyone has a great day! I found some oil in the Saturn and a ten dollar bill when I cleaned up in my room... so I'm going to moon service tonight! I'm stoked, I miss The Farm.
post #136 of 166
Dea, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY for you!!
post #137 of 166
Howdy ladies!!

Congrats and welcome to the world Hudson!!

Well contractions started up again last night. We went out with friends and on the way home I (TMI!!) super puked out the window...barely got the window down in time. Came home and showered and went to bed (this was 3 am?) Everytime I turned over while I was sleeping I'd go into another contraction. Woke up at noon and went to the bathroom. No toilet paper...grrr DH brings me a paper towel and there is bright red, snotty mucus plug. Ta da!!

So this time I'm going with maybe baby tonight?!

God has a sense of humor that I just can't seem to understand though.

RIP Mom Dec. 15 1957- Jan. 30, 2009. I love you! Be with me!!
post #138 of 166
Sarah Lynne. Good luck with the birthing.
post #139 of 166
Sarah Lynne, same thing happened to my grandmother, except that it was her first grandchild that was born on the same date that her brother died. It was very healing for her, as I am sure Tristyn will be for you.



Have a beautiful birth.

Welcome to the world, Holly and Hudson.

post #140 of 166
Sarah Lynn, your post gave me shivers! I hope for a perfect birth for you today, and if not today very soon. So excited for you!

Everyone, thanks! We're really happy! And I'm so very happy that I"m not sore! YAY not sore! Now to get the smallest boy to sleep more at night....
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