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post #21 of 27
really looking forward to the experience, and sharing it with my husband, and meeting our baby!

not afraid at all, feeling confident and ready.

all these positive feelings - go mammas!
post #22 of 27
I feel resigned to it. Not thrilled, but not dreading it. It's sort of like a 15 hour flight to New Zealand. I really, really want to get to where we're going, but I know it won't be entirely comfortable, and there will be times when i just want to BE THERE already. I'm packing snacks and distractions for the way, and am thankful that I will have good company, but my focus is really on the destination.

It's actually a bit disappointing to me that I am feeling so blasé about it, since I was so thrilled for my girls' births. Maybe it will kick in soon.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by ann_of_loxley View Post
Second child - but first vaginal birth here as well!

I am super excited! I am looking forward to it! Honestly...it is like something I sit there and day dream about!
ITU
post #24 of 27
Really excited here too! No fear at all (or at least none that I'm aware of). My anxiety stems mostly from thinking about life with new baby, and thinking how this new LO is going to fit into our lives. Labor, on the other hand, it's kind of like I'm getting a second chance at an exam. I'm so happy that I am. I hope to be more relaxed and zen this time, with relaxing music playing in the background lol My first labor was good and natural, but very intense and painful back labor. I really hope there won't be any back labor this time because then it seems like it'll be so much easier. I will only start pushing when I REALLY feel ready. I also want to get to the hospital a little earlier this time because the 40 minute ride to the hospital wasn't fun and waiting to get situated and set up wasn't fun either with strong contractions going on already.

I'm really optimistic and I do believe this labor is going to be much easier I had a lot more issues to work through last time and I think the less emotional baggage you have, the easier things are going to go.
post #25 of 27
MPP, I have the same issues going on too. Lots of stress at our house and in our relationship so I'm nervous about how the birth and afterwards is going to go.
post #26 of 27
I'm really looking forward to the birth. I remember what it felt like last time, and while I think I got off really easy, I'm hoping it will be similar this time. I'm just done being pregnant.. not 'cause I'm sore or uncomfortable, but I just want to give birth and meet my baby. I loved birthing my three children, and can't wait to do it again.

The only thing I'm nervous about is that with Fiona, it was (unintentionally) unassisted, and now whenever my midwife talks about how she'll be monitoring us and everything, I can't help thinking that I really hope she doesn't make it in time, either. I mean, I would like her to be around in case something goes wrong, but I wish she could be in the other room. We hired a midwife when I first got pregnant who was really as hands off as can be, and would have stayed in the other room if we wanted, but life intervened and we had to find another midwife. I really like our midwife, but I don't think she'll be as hands off as I want.
post #27 of 27
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I'm really looking forward to the birth. I remember what it felt like last time, and while I think I got off really easy, I'm hoping it will be similar this time. I'm just done being pregnant.. not 'cause I'm sore or uncomfortable, but I just want to give birth and meet my baby. I loved birthing my three children, and can't wait to do it again.

The only thing I'm nervous about is that with Fiona, it was (unintentionally) unassisted, and now whenever my midwife talks about how she'll be monitoring us and everything, I can't help thinking that I really hope she doesn't make it in time, either. I mean, I would like her to be around in case something goes wrong, but I wish she could be in the other room. We hired a midwife when I first got pregnant who was really as hands off as can be, and would have stayed in the other room if we wanted, but life intervened and we had to find another midwife. I really like our midwife, but I don't think she'll be as hands off as I want.
Tell her to wait in the other room! I mentioned to my mw I was having dreams about unassisted birth. And she told me if I really wanted that she wouldn't mind knitting in her car outside - to just let her know. If that is what you want could you just tell her?
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