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post #61 of 366
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Originally Posted by Ligeia View Post
Sarah, my only advice is to savor everything you have left of your pregnancy. Embrace the last moments of it, the first contractions to the pushing. Don't force anything and everything will happen when it is ready. I regret that I spent my last birthing experience just trying to get it over with as quickly as possible and I missed out on some of that magic that I had the first time when I really embraced the experience...
AND you will be holding an amazing baby in your arms soon!! I'm so jealous.


My labor was only 4 hours from first unusual sensation to baby. Really, only an hour of discomfort and an hour of pushing. It was Christmas morning. I spent most of my labor thinking, "Not today, not Christmas." I didn't savor those last minutes of being pregnant. I was too concerned about future gift giving events.

Afterwards I did a lot of grieving. My labor was so short I didn't get to make scones for the midwives, I didn't get to sit on the ball or get in the tub. I had the fantasy labor and birth everyone wants and I grieved it.

I had wanted to be pregnant for another 2 or 3 weeks. I knew it was probably the last time I would be pregnant. Of course, 24 hours after my guy was born I was so in love that I didn't care that my pregnancy was cut short, but still, I'll never get to be pregnant again and I miss it.

So just enjoy these final days. Enjoy every minute of labor. Savor what your body is doing. And when you go into labor, focus on every movement of your baby. Those will be your last minutes of communicating with your baby in this way, forever.
post #62 of 366
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i know that dd's labor was so fast that i felt almost robbed of the experience! crazy women we are huh? but i second ligeia!

anyone have a potty chair or a toilet potty topper thing that i could borrow? i am desperate to get ayla to potty train and has done great with pee but can't get the poops on the potty EVER...i wonder if it's cause the toilet is just way to big for her and there's no ability to get comfortable enough to try. we start daycare TOMORROW and she is supposed to be POTTY TRAINED...not learning... but i'm crossing my fingers she saves #2's while not at daycare!
Sorry don't have a potty chair to loan, as we are still *kinda* training Zoe! But I will tell you a trick someone told me with my second who had the same problem, if you can get her to try, sometimes its easier (better fit) if the kid sits backwards on the toilet. Weird, I know, but I swear it worked! Who knows maybe it will for her too..(if you haven't already tried?)
post #63 of 366
I think we're going to the children's museum today, probably right around when they open at 9, should anyway want to join us! seems like a good day for it.

ok, carter is helping me type and now he wants to see smiley faces...








post #64 of 366
Thanks Hannah and Pam for your beautiful advice. It is a good reminder to cherish these last weeks (or days?!). I hope Becca is reading these words, too!
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Thanks Hannah and Pam for your beautiful advice. It is a good reminder to cherish these last weeks (or days?!). I hope Becca is reading these words, too!
I am indeed! And had another all-night contraction session with a beautiful morning of nothing. This three-week labor is interesting for sure.
post #66 of 366
I just have to say I cannot believe all of you ladies are at the mark already! It's amazing how quickly the days go by.
Park tomorrow anyone?
post #67 of 366
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Park tomorrow anyone?
I think we're going to do the library tomorrow morning (toddler story time at the main library downtown. we can take the bus there, which is such a thrill for carter!). But we will likely be heading to Himmell Park on Friday morning.

Loving this stormy weather....!
post #68 of 366
Hey Sarah and Danielle... and any other pregnants (anyone?). These are some affirmations my friend sent me the other day:

"I love my body and I trust my body. I know that my body is the ideal vessel to nourish and birth this baby. I know that we will have a beautiful birth. I trust this baby"

So, I'm working on over 24 hours of regular (ish - between 3 and 10 mins) intense contractions. Three weeks down, just give me 5 more weeks of this and I'll be nearing transition.

I love my body and I trust my body. I love my body and I trust my body. I love my body and I trust my body. I love my body and I trust my body...
post #69 of 366
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Originally Posted by BeccaBaby1 View Post
Hey Sarah and Danielle... and any other pregnants (anyone?). These are some affirmations my friend sent me the other day:

"I love my body and I trust my body. I know that my body is the ideal vessel to nourish and birth this baby. I know that we will have a beautiful birth. I trust this baby"

So, I'm working on over 24 hours of regular (ish - between 3 and 10 mins) intense contractions. Three weeks down, just give me 5 more weeks of this and I'll be nearing transition.

I love my body and I trust my body. I love my body and I trust my body. I love my body and I trust my body. I love my body and I trust my body...
my two mantras were:

my baby knows how to be born, my body knows how to listen

and

i will not interrupt this birth, this birth may interrupt me.

post #70 of 366
Thanks for sharing all your affirmations, ladies.

My favorite from last time was "I am not a lemon!" This came from Ina Mae's Guide to Childbirth... she's talking about how much the language of birth in the medical world is about the mother's body failing, and that it's almost inevitable, like a bad used car breaking down. Then she writes: You are not a lemon.

I loved that! My mom made a sign for me that said "You are SO not a lemon!"
post #71 of 366
Baby Sofia Grace, 8 lbs 1 oz, 21 in arrived yesterday afternoon. We had a tough but successful VBAC. It was so beautiful to have my sweet girl handed to me the instant she was born. We're loving quiet family time at home and Gia is such a happy big sister.
post #72 of 366
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Baby Sofia Grace, 8 lbs 1 oz, 21 in arrived yesterday afternoon. We had a tough but successful VBAC. It was so beautiful to have my sweet girl handed to me the instant she was born. We're loving quiet family time at home and Gia is such a happy big sister.

:j oy

Congrats!! So happy your finally holding your beautiful girl, AND you got the VBAC you wanted!

enjoy your babymoon
post #73 of 366
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Originally Posted by BeccaBaby1 View Post
Baby Sofia Grace, 8 lbs 1 oz, 21 in arrived yesterday afternoon. We had a tough but successful VBAC. It was so beautiful to have my sweet girl handed to me the instant she was born. We're loving quiet family time at home and Gia is such a happy big sister.
Oh Becca, I am so happy for you all. So glad you got to meet your little girl and have the VBAC you wanted--even if it was tough! You knew to trust your body and your baby.

Oh weeping now with joy...

This morning I asked Carter when our baby would come out, and he said "two six!".. so maybe I'll give birth tomorrow!

WELCOME SOFIA!!!!!!!!!!!
post #74 of 366
Hey mamas! I'm new here, posted a thread to that effect yesterday, but thought I'd drop by and say hi in this thread, since SundayCrepes told me it's the most active.

I'm due in April with our first baby, a girl we're naming Cecilia Ivy. It's been a long time coming, so I'm super super excited to finally have my longings become reality! We were planning a birth center birth, but we risked out-- I got diagnosed with Type II diabetes and hypertension. Both have been remarkably well under control throughout my pregnancy, but letting go of my midwife birth notions has been really, really tough. It feels like a shattered dream. My OB is totally on board with my natural birth plan, though, and knows that we're in Bradley method classes.

Anyway, if anyone does any sort of weekend park meetups or play groups, once Cecilia comes we're totally interested in that!
post #75 of 366
yay becca! i can't wait to get to the park sometime soon and see the new babes! get some therapy going for myself. i'm not sure that i am ready to want to have this baby! I just don't know how it's going to work! But that newborn stage is just so precious...wish it lasted longer! Enjoy the babymoon!

Welcome Cecillia's mama. I'm due in april too and there's actually another mom in the ddc (due date clubs come check us out!) that is a tucson mom as well thats due in april....there's something in the water

Ayla started preschool so we don't nearly as much time to get out and play as we did but if there's going to be a good turnout for the park i'll just keep her home! Both kids also started daycare and they are doing pretty well although we got our first sickness already and hopefully the kids will have it beat by this afternoon cause i have CLASS!
post #76 of 366
Hey there, Danielle! I did post in the DDC, I think I got to talk to one of the Tucson mamas (bubbamummy) due in April, too! It's a good month for having a baby!
post #77 of 366
Congrats, Becca! So excited for you and your wonderful birth experience! Can't wait to meet her at the park soon.
Welcome, Cecilia's mama. Hope you are enjoying Tucson so far!
Inlaws are coming into town this week so I may really need Thursday's park date.
post #78 of 366
I'm not new to Tucson, just new to MDC and to motherhood!
post #79 of 366
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I'm not new to Tucson, just new to MDC and to motherhood!
Oh yeah! And I read that so I totally knew that. My brain makes things up...
Welcome to the fun!
post #80 of 366
How is everyone doing these days?

I'm soooo very stressed out. I work from home, for a tax software company. Most of the year I spend working in development, helping to update the program with tax law changes, etc. It's a flexible position, and it's made being pregnant really easy, as I can take naps, go to the Dr., etc. whenever I want as long as I get my work done.

Well, just like the busy season starts now for CPAs, the busy season starts now for us too. As of next week, I get to go back over to support, which I absolutely hate. Basically, CPAs call in when they don't know what they're doing in the program, and a phone agent talks to them. If the phone agent gets stuck, they call the help desk. That's me (and a few other people). It's NOT a flexible position, I have to work set hours and take set lunches/breaks. So that alone is a big stress. Then, because it's tax season, there's p. much mandatory overtime. Another stress. And this is me being pregnant for the first time, having no idea how my body's going to handle 3rd trimester and yeah, I'm losing it a bit. I'm pretty much scared poopless of how this season's going to go.

I talked to my doctor, and she's very firmly in favor of me going on restricted hours for the remainder of the pregnancy. I talk to my HR guy tomorrow to see how that works. The only snag I am afraid of is that my department might get all pissed off, since it is the busiest time of the year. But I have to tell myself that it's their problem if they do; I'm the only one who can keep Cecilia healthy at this point, and I can't do that if my stress level is through the roof. With preexisting diabetes and hypertension, I'm at higher risk for preeclampsia. So yeah....really trying to sort through stress right now.
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