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post #141 of 150
I find that when I tell people I had a 8lb. 7 oz baby, they're like, whoa!, that's big. I want people in my family and whoever else I tell, that big babys can be born at home (and if I feel like it, telling them it was UC, as well). And I like to feel proud about my big baby. I have a definate feeling that this one is going to be bigger... and I'm really overcoming my fear of the *pain*, every day.

I *will* enjoy the move, thank-you~~
post #142 of 150
Time to start a new thread?

Congrats, mamajaza.

My last (who is 3 weeks old today!) weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. and ppl keep commenting how big that is. I don't think it's big at all. 10 lbs. maybe. 8 lbs.? That's within average, I think.

I bought an old baby scale off a friend of mine (she had gotten it off Ebay) and it's accurate. I've only used it twice, as I mostly just wanted it for birth weight.

Good luck, pregnant mamas!
post #143 of 150
Thread Starter 
We have been trying to figure out what to do about weighing baby this time after as well. I am willing to wait a day or two and just get a weigh in at our breastfeeding resource center, but dh is all about accuracy! And yes, big babies are born at home all the time. My last dd was born at home in the tub, weighing in at 10.2 pounds right after the birth, not even a skid mark. (midwife had a scale) I still would love to call up my doc from my first birth who was so afraid my baby would be *gasp* 8 pounds, she was 9.5 btw. I don't think your body will make a baby too big for you, especially if you have the faith and knowledge to trust your body to birth the baby.

I have been feeling good, 30 weeks this week. I am getting so excited. Getting a surge of energy lately. going to take advantage of it before I get too worn out. I still forget I am pgegnant until I try to leap up off the couch. The only thing really keeping me down these days is my horrible seasonal allergies. Hopefully they will pass by the end of the month and I can enjoy the last weeks of my pregnancy (like breathing through my nose and not peeing every time I sneeze!)

Dh is really on board with uc now. He caught me off gaurd the other day, out of the blue he says to me, "I know you can do this, you are amazing. Having a baby is just normal you know, and I trust you fully in your abilities." He has been a little nervous about it before, but now is like, what would the midwife do that we can't do for ourselves? He has even been sharing our plans with some of his work buddies ( I was a little bigged at first, nervous about outside pressure, not wanting to share our plans) But he has actually received positive responses from the older men he works with. Who would of known? Well, I had better get on with my day. Thinking of you all. Getting closer for the rest of us with babes due!!!!!
Brandi
please excuxe spellling errors, not in edit mode today
post #144 of 150
Hello mamas! I was just browsing MDC and found this thread. I had my baby UC in October. It was an amazing experience. I wish I had found you all before.

I just wanted to let you all know that I am thinking of you and your sweet little ones.
post #145 of 150
Well, here I am at just about 35 weeks...where did the time go????

Let's see, what's going on....nothing out of the ordinary. I have been very hormonal and emotional lately. It amazes me how rapidly my mood swings. I am normally a moody person anyway, but dh and I can be having a wonderful day, and suddenly, I am bawling for no good reason and I feel like the world is going to end. This is odd even for me! :LOL

I want to take things slower now....I don't want to be distracted with outside commitments.....I want to have my...what should we call it....gestation moon? Noooo....OH! I've got it....My Ripening Moon!

Yes, my ripening moon, the last few weeks, when my body is big, round and heavy. When I get completely distracted by my baby's movements and nothing else is nearly as important. When I dream about what he or she will look like. I want to touch all the little clothes and diapers ready and waiting. Imagine my birth, prepare my nest. How will my birth go...will it be morning or night, will I stand, squat or kneel. I look around my house, and wonder where my baby will be born.

Okay, I am going to play with my baby....s/he is wide awake and wants to wrestle.
post #146 of 150
Thread Starter 
here is the new thread
post #147 of 150
I posted yesterday asking UCer's how much prenatal care, if any, they were getting from docs. I just wasn't sure where the lines are, I guess. I'm starting to see that it's really up to me. My doc is horrible, and it results in a conflict each time I see him. I am scheduled soon for my ultrasound at 24 weeks. I want to keep this appt. mostly for my husband. He is 99% on board with the UC, but I think it will give him a mental reassurance to see the baby. Ultimately, the results are of no consequence - the baby is going to be born regardless of what the US shows.

I guess next time I get pregnant, I will only go to the initial appt. to confirm pregnancy, which authorizes payment from the insurance to cover us if we ended up transporting in an emergency, and just skip the prenatal "care." I'm starting to see why people call it prenatal "scare!"

Anyone here had a UC? Any advice/tips?
post #148 of 150
I posted yesterday asking UCer's how much prenatal care, if any, they were getting from docs. I just wasn't sure where the lines are, I guess. I'm starting to see that it's really up to me. My doc is horrible, and it results in a conflict each time I see him. I am scheduled soon for my ultrasound at 24 weeks. I want to keep this appt. mostly for my husband. He is 99% on board with the UC, but I think it will give him a mental reassurance to see the baby. Ultimately, the results are of no consequence - the baby is going to be born regardless of what the US shows.

I guess next time I get pregnant, I will only go to the initial appt. to confirm pregnancy, which authorizes payment from the insurance to cover us if we ended up transporting in an emergency, and just skip the prenatal "care." I'm starting to see why people call it prenatal "scare!"

Anyone here had a UC? Any advice/tips?
post #149 of 150
Hi mamas! I am due in early July and am planning to be at home unattended. It will be me, my partner and our 5yo daughter unless I feel the need for complete solitude. This is our first uc and I am getting excited now that I am 32 weeks. I have had 3 prenatal apointments with some wonderful hands-off midwifes but then decided to go uc without furhter prenatal care in part because of the $ issue with them but really that was just an excuse because I have been wanting to do a uc since before I got pregnant. dd was born in a birth center in NYC and I am relishing in the thought of being at home, with no interference at all!

I have occasionally read through the UC posts here and I have decided that I really would enjoy the support and connection with other uc moms during these last couple months so I wanted to jump in and say hi. I am inspired by what I read here and it is so exciting to see so many women taking responsibility for their births!

I do have a few questions that have been going around in my head, like:

How many birth supplies do you *really* need? (I know this depends on the individual and the situation. I am ordering a basic birth kit plus have lots of helpful herbs on hand. I decided I don't want to mess with a birth tub and will use the clawfoot bathtub if desired)

How do you get a birth certificate for a uc baby?

What about a postpartum checkup for baby? I was just thinking of asking a midwife come on the 1st or 2nd day after birth. I really don't like the idea of bringing baby to see a ped, but perhaps an ND?

Juliette
post #150 of 150
Hi Juliette, I'm going to respond to your post on the new UC thread:

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...d.php?t=142548
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