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No fucking way!!!! Omg!!!!! Im in shock, you must be completely in shock!!! So exciting!!!!!

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yes - very much so! I need a bigger car!

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Knowing that I will never do that again makes me sad. I also get sad to think that Sean will never be with me for a homebirth.

 

Thinking I'll never do birth again, or even pregnancy as hard as it is, makes me terribly sad.  I think that this is one of the hardest things for me to let go of.  

But thinking about doing another infancy/first year again has me hesitant, especially when I think about the ages of the kids I already have, and how it will impact them.  I think that's my biggest concern.  

 

MW, Lauri, annie, Do you ever feel like your older kids miss out on anything b/c there is a baby around?

 

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yes - very much so! I need a bigger car!

 

 

What on earth made you think to test?  Just the long cycle or were there symptoms?!  

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MW, Lauri, annie, Do you ever feel like your older kids miss out on anything b/c there is a baby around?

 

No, if anything, I feel like Ava gets the short end of the deal because she gets drug around to all sorts of stuff that the big kids are doing. They have to find quiet activities to do while Ava is napping but I don't think they are missing out on anything.

 

Reading JJ's story makes me want to have another baby partly so I can experience a semi-regular birth. greensad.gif

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Long cycle. Coffee tasting weird and a drop in milk supply were also red flags. I am going to do all I can to keep it up through this pregnancy. Not to mention the exhaustion, but that is par for the course.

It's daunting, thinking about pregnancy and birth again. I know I can do it, just need to dig my heels in and do it. First IRL friend I told (other than DH) was my doula. LOL.
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No, if anything, I feel like Ava gets the short end of the deal because she gets drug around to all sorts of stuff that the big kids are doing. They have to find quiet activities to do while Ava is napping but I don't think they are missing out on anything.

 

Reading JJ's story makes me want to have another baby partly so I can experience a semi-regular birth. greensad.gif

 

I feel like if in the next 2-4 years, we do have another, Nora will get shortchanged or Finn.  I think now about how when Finn is napping we hang out in the car, and we plan our days around his naps, etc.  We can't stay long at places if he's fussy.  I wonder if that's a downside to being an older sibling, or just part of the deal and she doesn't know any different.  

 

I do also wonder about Finn being a "middle child" and if we have three, if we should just go on and have four.  winky.gif

 

And then....and then I think I could just STOP all this nonsense, be done, and raise these two kids to the best of my ability, and focus on them and them alone....and that's sort of alluring as well.  So.  Undecided.

 

I just know you'll have a normal birth next time.  Ava needed you to have the birth you had.  I know it must be hard, nonetheless.  hug2.gif

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Long cycle. Coffee tasting weird and a drop in milk supply were also red flags. I am going to do all I can to keep it up through this pregnancy. Not to mention the exhaustion, but that is par for the course.
It's daunting, thinking about pregnancy and birth again. I know I can do it, just need to dig my heels in and do it. First IRL friend I told (other than DH) was my doula. LOL.

 

Coffee tasting weird!  Oh man.  Oh this is too much!  I'm so excited for you.  Good thing pregnancy is a good lonnnnng 9 months so you have time to get ready for another labor/birth!  I know you can do it!  When is your EDD?  Are you going to get an u/s to determine dates?

 

How fun to have a preggo in our midst so soon!!!

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Yeah, will get an ultrasound, since the Only thing I am sure of is February.
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OMG, I can't get over this akind1!!!! This is so exciting! When did you take the test?!?
 

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This afternoon at lunch. In a taco bell smile.gif
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This afternoon at lunch. In a taco bell smile.gif


HAHAHHAAHA! Love it! ROTFLMAO.gif

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This afternoon at lunch. In a taco bell smile.gif

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That's wonderful!!  

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I know it's not as exciting for most of you guys, but we have been making EC leaps and bounds, and I am so proud of her! The night she slept through the night, she also stayed dry all night through! And then today, she was dry from 930am until well... bedtime actually. She was a little bit damp when we woke up from her nap, but she was also covered in sweat, so I'm not actually sure it was pee. She pottied at my SIL's house too. I am just sooo excited for her. We're even looking at switching back to the small diaper inserts for the day, because they're less bulky, and she's not soaking her diapers as much. 

Kept meaning to respond to this and then I would forget. That is so exciting! Ava is not staying dry through the night but she does through most of her naps and stays dry most of the day. Except now she is so distracted by the big kids being home that she doesn't want to take the time to go potty. eyesroll.gif

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Congrats Kat!!! That's so freaking exciting! So they'll be around 16-17 months apart? That sounds perfect. 

 

 

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SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!! akind1!!!! OMG!!!! Congrats!!!!  joy.gif
 

 

^^That's exactly what my best friend texted me in response to my pregnancy announcement. 

 

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I just know you'll have a normal birth next time.  Ava needed you to have the birth you had.  I know it must be hard, nonetheless.  hug2.gif

Yes. As hard as I know it must be to look back, you had exactly the birth she needed. Your story always come to mind when I'm talking to people about intuition and things happening as they should. 

 

 

 

 

Just a heads up so no one is confused-- I put in a request to change my username, should be changed within 48 hours. I'll now be onetwoten  :)  I didn't like the fact that my username was so easy to figure out/search and have been meaning to change it for a while, but with the contest now, it was time!

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Just a heads up so no one is confused-- I put in a request to change my username, should be changed within 48 hours. I'll now be onetwoten  :)  I didn't like the fact that my username was so easy to figure out/search and have been meaning to change it for a while, but with the contest now, it was time!

 

Oh I like that username!  Cool.

Congrats on winning the contest!  I could look back but I"m lazy == what do you win??  That pic was gorgeous!

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I like the user name too!

 

I know that Ava's birth happened the way that it needed to. Ava and God (or providence or whatever you want to call it) were in charge from the very beginning. I was just along for the ride. As I'm writing up our birth story, I realize over and over again how many things lined up perfectly to work out for the best outcome for Ava and to minimize the chaos. It truly is amazing. I can't wait to finish it and post it here on her birthday.
 

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I did not have coffee this morning in an effort to drink more water/make more milk. So far, so good! It helps that Norah slept well, if a bit restless.

 

In response the news last night, one of DH's first comments was "I guess I need to make an appointment to go get snipped, huh?" LOL but we will wait a bit before doing that.

 

Other than needing to pee all the time (more water + pregnancy) I feel pretty good and much happier today - yesterday I was a bit freaked out.

 

JJ/OneTwoTen (can we still call you JJ?) - totally understandable about the name. I love the picture!

 

Carrie: dude, I love the idea of Dr. Seuss! Can Dr. Seuss be a pirate?

 

Lauri - I can't wait to read Ava's birth story!

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Um, WTF?! I can't believe I missed the news! Stupid email notifications.

Kat ~ Congratulations! joy.gif I think I'm in shock. lol.gif I can't imagine getting pg while still having a baby under a year. That's crazy! Tell your dh there's no need to rush off and get snipped now. He's got a few months now. winky.gif If you can come to Williamsburg, you'll be pg. hehe

What's also amazing, Annie, is that you listened to your body and your intuition. You trusted in yourself and the process. So many people don't do that.

Well, with all of that excitement, I don't have anything to report.
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I am still in shock - I keep pulling out the test to look at it! LOL  My biggest concern is milk supply. With Gabe I had dried up by 8-10 weeks but we were also already heavily into the weaning stages by then. I am hoping that my supply doesn't tank as fast. I really need to make it a few more months.

 

First appt scheduled 7/12  - I am allowing a dating scan since I am really clueless as to how far along I am. Somewhere between 6-9 weeks. I first noticed a major dip last week, but honestly, supply (at least while pumping) has been down longer than that.  I've never not known when I got pregnant - with both Gabe and Norah - we *knew* we conceived.  I am getting excited!

 

But we aren't telling family for a while. MIL will be flabbergasted, as she had a hard time wrapping her head around #2, let alone #3.

 

MW: did you and D sleep well?

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We slept pretty well. Dylan has gone back to being really restless for a chunk of time in the middle of the night. I don't know what that's about. And, he's been waking up early, which I do not like. I did get him to go back to sleep this morning so we stayed in bed until after 11. I didn't really sleep, though, because Kellen kept trying to talk to me.

DH is in the field until Thursday night bt that doesn't affect any of that. He's not here on weekday mornings anyway and he doesn't get up with D at night.
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He's learning to walk - that's big stuff! Norah wouldn't settle last night - kept wantint to climb the walls and the side car, so I wore her to sleep. took some doing, but it worked!

 

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