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Any word from Jessica?  I have this feeling that she's going to go pretty soon here...  That poor post from this morning just made ME want to cry, and I'm not the one enduring all that prodromal labor.  Sheesh.

 

 

AFM -- We had our home visit today, and it went really well.  I had the supplies all organized, labeled in boxes, and together (stayed up until 2AM doing that), which my midwife certainly seemed pleased with.  She also said that the baby's head is "Really, really engaged.  Wow.  Really engaged.  Good baby."  Although she is still posterior.  But it confirmed that all the miserable pressure I'm feeling is in fact my baby's giant head (thanks DH), and not just my pelvis totally failing me.

 


Yay for good home visits and engaged babies!  I think at least part of my problem with prodromal labor is that this girl is not staying engaged.  And I hear you on the giant headed babies!  My head isn't small, but Marc's family is full of big-headed people and our boys seem to have inherited that trait.

 

I'm still here, still pregnant, and not as miserable as I was yesterday morning, thank goodness!  Thanks for thinking about me.  After the contractions stopped yesterday around 10am we decided to go ahead to Marc's grandmother's birthday party at the lake.  We stayed all afternoon and I had a wonderful visit with Grandma and some of the neighbors from Marc's childhood that I had never met before.  Marc and the boys spent a couple of hours tubing on the lake, a first for the boys who LOVED it!  Nik keeps asking me why we can't buy a house on a lake, with a boat and tubes and skis and.......I have a feeling we'll be spending today at the lake, too!  I only had a couple of contractions all day, and none in the car.  That is the first car ride I have taken in a month that I didn't contract during!  So I had a nice, restful day, but the pressure is soon to be on for induction so I'm not particularly excited by restful days right now. 

 

Marc and the boys decided to have a "sleep over" in the living room last night.  They stayed up late watching movies, and woke at 5am to two bats flying around our living room!  Marc had to attempt to chase them out of the house, after delivering the boys safely upstairs.  He said they were so fast and big that he just couldn't catch them with the sheet and tennis racket he tried using.  So eventually he managed to get them into the dining room and shut the big pocket door.  Then he just left the door to outside open and checked after a while and couldn't find them anywhere.  So we're assuming they flew out the door.  Oh, please, let them have flown out the door!  And, how did two manage to get in the house?  Eek.  We have a large rip in the screen of the kitchen window, which was open, but having two crawl through it in one night seems unlikely, doesn't it?  Now I'm a little paranoid about bringing a newborn home.  I told Marc if we see any more it will be a fast call to an exterminator or someone, and I will be moving in with my parents until it's dealt with!  lol  The funniest part to me is that on the night before we got married there was a bat in the room with my wedding dress at the house I stayed at.  My brother had to try to get it out, and eventually we just pulled the dress out of the room, shut the door, and left the window open so it could escape.  Our 11th wedding anniversary was Friday.  So nearly 11 years to the day, and we have our first ever bats in the house! 

 

I just had my first contraction of the day.  Let's hope they go somewhere.  I told Marc I'm going to need at least 3 prostglandin applications today.  He looked quite happy to comply with my request.

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Not to skip everyone else's posts, but I'm trying to eat and get slowly ready to go. I woke up to a minor gush of fluid a bit over three hours ago.  It seemed like a slow leak, but has gotten stronger.  Having, sadly, tested GBS+, my doctor wants me in within the next couple of hours.  So.... any and all prayers and wishes for labor to seriously get going on its own will be appreciated!   I really want to avoid being given/arguing over Pitocin.   I'm being leisurely, but can't afford to totally ignore instructions.  I'll send updates, if we are kept and things get going, via Lynann.

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Imprint - Good luck!!! You are definitely in my thoughts today! Keep us posted!

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Not to skip everyone else's posts, but I'm trying to eat and get slowly ready to go. I woke up to a minor gush of fluid a bit over three hours ago.  It seemed like a slow leak, but has gotten stronger.  Having, sadly, tested GBS+, my doctor wants me in within the next couple of hours.  So.... any and all prayers and wishes for labor to seriously get going on its own will be appreciated!   I really want to avoid being given/arguing over Pitocin.   I'm being leisurely, but can't afford to totally ignore instructions.  I'll send updates, if we are kept and things get going, via Lynann.

 

Our first twins!!  Ooh I'm excited and nervous for you.  I hope all goes well and you get the birth you want!!  I just cannot wait to see those sweet babies, Julie.  You will be in my thoughts for sure today.  Lots of luck, good birthing vibes, and love to you!!
 

 

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Good luck Imprint!

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Marc and the boys decided to have a "sleep over" in the living room last night.  They stayed up late watching movies, and woke at 5am to two bats flying around our living room!  Marc had to attempt to chase them out of the house, after delivering the boys safely upstairs.  He said they were so fast and big that he just couldn't catch them with the sheet and tennis racket he tried using.  So eventually he managed to get them into the dining room and shut the big pocket door.  Then he just left the door to outside open and checked after a while and couldn't find them anywhere.  So we're assuming they flew out the door.  Oh, please, let them have flown out the door!  And, how did two manage to get in the house?  Eek.  We have a large rip in the screen of the kitchen window, which was open, but having two crawl through it in one night seems unlikely, doesn't it?  Now I'm a little paranoid about bringing a newborn home.  I told Marc if we see any more it will be a fast call to an exterminator or someone, and I will be moving in with my parents until it's dealt with!  lol  The funniest part to me is that on the night before we got married there was a bat in the room with my wedding dress at the house I stayed at.  My brother had to try to get it out, and eventually we just pulled the dress out of the room, shut the door, and left the window open so it could escape.  Our 11th wedding anniversary was Friday.  So nearly 11 years to the day, and we have our first ever bats in the house!


The whole bat scenario is pretty wild...Interesting synchronicity...

 

 

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Not to skip everyone else's posts, but I'm trying to eat and get slowly ready to go. I woke up to a minor gush of fluid a bit over three hours ago.  It seemed like a slow leak, but has gotten stronger.  Having, sadly, tested GBS+, my doctor wants me in within the next couple of hours.  So.... any and all prayers and wishes for labor to seriously get going on its own will be appreciated!   I really want to avoid being given/arguing over Pitocin.   I'm being leisurely, but can't afford to totally ignore instructions.  I'll send updates, if we are kept and things get going, via Lynann.


I send warm wishes for your labor to begin and for it to be the way you hope for!

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Good luck Imprint!! I am also sending you labor vibes. I hope everything goes smoothly and just as you had wanted!

I can not wait to see pics!!

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aw, Imprint - you have all the positive thoughts and good laboring vibes I can muster! What an exciting time for you!

thinking of you and your twins today, with much love!

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Jessica - Awesome day, sounds like! Glad you could enjoy it :D

My brain says for you to maybe try pelvic drops - you bend your knees slightly and pull your pubic bone gently, comfortably towards your belly button..and then drop! Like you're scooping up and quickly dumping water, without straining anything. Helps get that baby down. Yay belly dancing. Also, you could try a lasso ;) Ohoh! Or draw bats on the top of your belly so she runs to the bottom! :D

 

Imprint!! :D Good luck, I hope things go very well! So excited!!

 

I just woke up. I did my belly massage for myself yesterday, deciding to go with what I know over the 6 million suggestions I got so my hips don't hurt nearly as bad as they did. I'm strangely cheerful. Works for me!

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Imprint...I just wanted to tell you that I'm holding you close to my heart...I'm so excited for you!

Birdie...very sorry about your grandmother. I don't think I will ever stop missing my great grandmother whom I lost at age 15. But, oh...how deeply we can love into the next world. No matter what happens...she's not really gone. The people we love never really die. ((HUG)) Ruby is a jewel of a name....what a treasure to be named after a beloved woman. blowkiss.gif

Green carnation...Good luck earth mama!

Crazy cat...we do what we have to do. It's not always what we thought we wanted to do...but don't feel guilty for taking care of yourself and your baby...it's maybe not the way you planned it, but, in the end...nothing ever is, really... (BIG hugs to you on Wednesday!!)

Italiamom..yay for engagement! Glad little girl is getting ready to emerge!!! joy.gif

Becky...are you strangely cheerful? You always seem like you took a sip of something happy. I just adore your positivity! Is Charlie still being stubborn ? blowkiss.gif

babycakes...wanted to tell you that I've noticed how attentive you are to this group. Your such a vibrant presence. luxlove.gif

And in case no one saw my post...bethrw is in labor! She posted to my phone last night, but my battery was low so I didn't see it till this morning! I'll bet she has her bundle already!!!! bouncy.gif Will keep you posted on my newly charged phone!

Went to an artsy party last night...very cool and sober. Loved that element. Everyone shared something about themselves that was an expression of the artist within. My Ty shared his book "Being Ourself", read a passage and showed off the cover (which he painted). I loved seeing him get to share something so dear to him. It's really TIME for us to move forward out of loss into all there is to offer.... I shared an essay from the magazine I edit and write for at Exhalezine.com called "When time stands still", and also a photo I took in Hawaii after my eldest son's brain injury...it's just all of our feet in a circle in the sand, but...it's actually pretty wonderful. Other folks shared photos, paintings, sketches, poems, etchings, baked goods, quilts, handmade dolls (an amazing frog prince that i totally coveted) and...a beautiful little baby boy, who was, in my opinion, the best art there! There was singing..beautiful singing...and music and my guy played along with a really talented singer/songwriter on the guitar *(yes, he is a drummer, but he's also a multi instrumentalist...) which was so fun for him because he just got to jam along and it really worked beautifully. There was no booze and...no horrific smells (you KNOW what I mean by that) Just good food, good company and lots of laughter and smiles and sincerity. Exactly the kind of party I enjoy. we had a lovely time....

I still have no idea if my job is about to be cut...

This week is fair week, and my 15 year old has back to back scheduling for fair parking to earn money for his choir competition in Hawaii. He's moaning and groaning about it...it's 6 hour shifts every day...but, hey...1,500 isn't going to appear out of thin air.

I've also volunteered to be a parent helper three of those days. I will have to bring something to put my feet up with....or I'm doomed.

My eldest son used to want to be a cat when he was little (age 4-7). He once marked all of our pillows and rugs with urine in imitation of the new kitten we had (age 8). Yeah. Well...anyway...he's in our garage right now...till school starts (and oh PLEASE, let school just work....let it work....) and he's supposed to be cleaning it in exchange for food, endless showers, laundry, etc.....but...he is catching mice too (age 21). There are a lot of mice out there because he totaled the garage before he moved out...and so they moved in. So, he's supposedly cleaning it (though I've not seen that evidence yet...) but mostly, he's catching mice. He says the trap goes off about every 5 minutes....ick. At least he finally gets to be as useful as a cat. heh heh...it's like a dream come true for him!!!! he better not be marking the garage with urine though!!!!! nut.gif

Baby girl is moving and lovely....keeping her safe inside. Yesterday, people kept saying " i bet you can't wait for all this to be over!!!" And I found myself feeling protective of her, all warm and safe inside....like, she can just stay there as long as she's SAFE. So...I'm not in a hurry. today.

Love to you all...
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Becky...are you strangely cheerful? You always seem like you took a sip of something happy. I just adore your positivity! Is Charlie still being stubborn ? blowkiss.gif

 


I try to be cheerful. Does no good to get too bogged down. Though I have my moments ;) I just have my feelings as they come, as much as I can, so that I can get back to Denial Land.

 

And yeah. He's pretty much stationary. I mean, he moves a lot but his head stays in a very defined area. I'm pretty settled into the idea of a c-section now. Which I hate, but the hospital near here will allow a lot of what I want and I have awesome support. There's even a great c-section support group run in part by my doula, so I can cry in public and make awesome new friends :) And my mom had two, so while she was unsure on how to do post care for a normal birth, she's got the post-op stuff down pat. Limits my options in the future, but there are some midwives around who do VBACs and I will use them for my next little monster. I have my OB appointment Monday to go over things. I think I will probably schedule the section. That's the best way to get my way as I can know my anesthesiologist and not just get whoever is on call. I won't, probably, start labor ahead of time, but I'm sure I'll have plenty of abdominal pain after to make up for the lack. And I already have leaky boobs, so I think nursing should still be okay - mom had me scheduled and she did fine. Nursed me for three years. I think it'll be fine, minus the sucky parts.

 

 

Your party sounds like fun!! I'm glad you got to go :)

 

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I had a c section for my first birth...just make sure they do the horizontal cut, and VBAC is totally doable in the future. I've done it ever after....

Also, if you can be awake, that's ideal...I didn't have that option and it was really awful to miss the whole thing. Sending you lots of love...
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I try to be cheerful. Does no good to get too bogged down. Though I have my moments ;) I just have my feelings as they come, as much as I can, so that I can get back to Denial Land.

 

And yeah. He's pretty much stationary. I mean, he moves a lot but his head stays in a very defined area. I'm pretty settled into the idea of a c-section now. Which I hate, but the hospital near here will allow a lot of what I want and I have awesome support. There's even a great c-section support group run in part by my doula, so I can cry in public and make awesome new friends :) And my mom had two, so while she was unsure on how to do post care for a normal birth, she's got the post-op stuff down pat. Limits my options in the future, but there are some midwives around who do VBACs and I will use them for my next little monster. I have my OB appointment Monday to go over things. I think I will probably schedule the section. That's the best way to get my way as I can know my anesthesiologist and not just get whoever is on call. I won't, probably, start labor ahead of time, but I'm sure I'll have plenty of abdominal pain after to make up for the lack. And I already have leaky boobs, so I think nursing should still be okay - mom had me scheduled and she did fine. Nursed me for three years. I think it'll be fine, minus the sucky parts.

 

 

Your party sounds like fun!! I'm glad you got to go :)

 


i truly adore your attitude! No matter how, Charlie will be in your arms safely once the time comes and i, for one, cannot wait to see that picture. I had friends recovering swiftly following their unplanned c-sections and  you are so ahead of the curve and sounds like in care of a wonderful birth support team.

 

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Becky, you are like the most well adjusted go with the flow awesome super woman mama to be ever.  I wish I had your strength and courage.  Just sayin'.

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Well. Plus, if I schedule it, then I know I get to bite this little monster's knees this week! :D No waiting, no mystery. Just, you know, a horrible slice through my abdomen leading to a large scar and a few weeks of healing. And a CUTE BABY BOY TO NIBBLE! :D

 

I like that my belly is so giant now that I can wrap my arms around him and pretend that hes out :)

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I can wrap my arms around him and pretend that hes out :)


teeheee, I have been playing that game too...

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Haha, oh now I see how it is!  LOL!  You just don't want to wait!  LOL, I kid, I kid.  I know it's a hard decision but with a really shiny silver lining...

 

AFM - Been taking it easy today.  Just tidied up a bit after making a late lunch.  Still in my jammies, etc.  I literally have to sit down every 10 min or so b/c my body is just tired and I feel so heavy.  My ankle hurts, and my knees too, I think it's just b/c now I'm a heifer and my joints are like wtf woman?  You're usually 130 lbs we don't know what to do with all this weight!  Get off your feet!  LOL.  

I still need to finish vacuuming and I'm going to wipe down and mop the bathroom if I can.  Oh, and I want to wash the shower curtain.  We'll see.  Laundry is such a PITA for me b/c of the stairs.

 

 

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Will have to pop back on later so I can address everyone, but I just wanted to say good luck to Imprint!!!  Julie, you're going to do so well, I know it!!  You've got lots of love and support here, and we're all rooting for two healthy happy babies, and a healthy happy mama!!!  So much love to you honey!!

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Thinking of you, Imprint!!
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Not to skip everyone else's posts, but I'm trying to eat and get slowly ready to go. I woke up to a minor gush of fluid a bit over three hours ago.  It seemed like a slow leak, but has gotten stronger.  Having, sadly, tested GBS+, my doctor wants me in within the next couple of hours.  So.... any and all prayers and wishes for labor to seriously get going on its own will be appreciated!   I really want to avoid being given/arguing over Pitocin.   I'm being leisurely, but can't afford to totally ignore instructions.  I'll send updates, if we are kept and things get going, via Lynann.


I am thinking of you!! I can't wait to see pictures and hear about your beautiful birth!

 

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