As I was sitting here daydreaming about what I'd love to happen during this birth, I thought, "Hey, that'd be a fun thread to read!"
I know one of the best preparation you can have for birth is to not set up any expectations & just let it be, but we all have our own little thoughts about what would just be awesome, right? Let's share a little bit, just for the heck of it. ;)
My dream birth would be.....
...in the middle of the night. Well, it can get started maybe late afternoon, but not kick into high gear until after we get the kids in bed. Then it'd be nice to have her born, & everything cleaned up & be a little rested for when the kids wake up in the morning. Then Daddy can one by one tell them mommy is in bed with their little sister & they can come see. Then after breakfast we can call our parents to "come get the kids"..... but when they arrive, oh by the way, here's your newest grandchild, too! Then they can take the kids for the rest of the day so mommy & daddy & baby can rest!
This is my dream b/c my 3 current children will be (almost) 2, 3, and 4 yrs old when this one is born. My youngest has CF/high needs & my soon-to-be 3yr old son is all boy (read=hyper!) so I'll have to split up my kids between grandma's to be babysat during labor b/c they are too much to handle all together for any length of time. I'd really rather have my children home with me, I know it would help my psyche to have them here, but on the other hand I cannot even potty in peace for 2 minutes during the day, I know there is no way I'd be able to handle them plus labor/birth! Thus, if they were asleep in their beds I would have peace of mind of where they are & what they are doing w/o having to actually deal w/ em (as long as my vocalization didn't wake them up, oooo that could be nasty...). Also wouldn't have to deal w/ explaining that we weren't going to the hospital, if it came up, since I'm still not sure if we're going to tell anyone beforehand. Also, that would be a "short" labor for sure in my book if it all happened within 12hrs or so-- my past labors have been 24hrs, almost 48hrs, & the last one almost 72hrs!
Oh, and of course, NO tears & NO retained placenta or excessive bleeding! And to be GBS negative, so I can have my UC instead of being faced w/ the hard decision to birth in the hospital to get antibiotics. I've had all 4 of those my 2 vaginal births, ugh!
One can dream, can't they?
How bout you? :)