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post #221 of 252
Congrats Court!!! Welcome Zander!!!!

Katie, I can't believe you are still laboring this out at home. I hope things kick into full gear VERY SOON for you now. I know how badly you want this. Maybe with Lucy gone now though you will finally be able to really let loose. Lots of luck and hugs to you!!
post #222 of 252
Katie, we're all routing for you. I think I speak for everyone here when I write that you have blown us all away with your stregnth and endurance during your labour. I don't think I could've lasted as long as you have. You are an amazing woman !
And sending Lucy to her grandmother's might really be what you're body is waiting for. My labour really picked up after Alias left. It's almost like your brain can't give birthing it's full attention as long as you are needed by your other child.
I've been thinking about you and your family a lot the past few days and will continue to send all my positive labour energy your way!

Okay now I'm off to take a look at the beautiful new baby pics that have been posted...
post #223 of 252

39 weeks 6 days!

WOW, so much happening today! : :
Welcome Zander! Welcome Ella!

Congratulations Courtney and Carrie!!!

Oh my, am I forgetting someone...?

Katie - You ROCK!!! : You are so amazing! Way to stick it out! You must be soooo proud of yourself. I know we're all proud of you, too! (Are you a Taurus by any chance? You sound even more stubborn than me! :LOL )
Can't wait (well, obviously I can and will wait) to hear the good news!

Nothing much happening here. DH and I went for a drive out in the country and did the scenic "Fruit Loop" of farms. Bought some organic apples and pears and cider. Then stopped at the Home Despot for some supplies DH needed for the house. Man I hate that place. I opted to nap in the car, but I probably should have walked around with him. That place always gives me a ton of contractions. It's just so frantic and noisy in there...

There were only four messages on voice mail when we get back. Two wondering when I'm having this baby, and two reminding me to turn in my ballot. : I swear the whole world just thinks I'm an incompetent idiot or something... (How's that for gross exaggeration? :LOL ) Ah man, I'm being so negative, I'd better sign off before I halt everyone's good labor vibes!
post #224 of 252
Court!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!! : :
everyday new babies soooooooo exciting...
Katie I was so touched by your strenght that i even cried when reading your post........i send you all the birthing vibes in the world and all the strenght vibes also to keep you that strong till it's over and hopefullly soon..........
i will be : : : for you.....
post #225 of 252
((((katie)))) thinking of you and sending you endurance, energy and stamina. You're a goddess!! You can do this!! You *are* doing this

Welcome to the world little Zander!! Congratulations Court I love hearing about all the new babies!

Off to check the yahoo group for pictures
post #226 of 252
delurk

thimerosal is what you mean, I think?

/delurk

congrats to all the october babies from their peer, Gilbert
post #227 of 252
Yes that's what I mean...for some reason I can never spell that right, maybe my problem is that I don't pronounce it right because that's how I spell it. Thimerosal, Thimerosal, Thimerosal....maybe if I type it out 50 times it will stick :LOL OK, since I can see the "mer" now and think of mercury maybe I will finally have it. Hopefully though it would still jump out from a list of ingredients. Let me know how it's supposed to be pronounced...I spent my childhood calling Ambulances, Ambliences so it wouldn't surprise me if I am saying this wrong too ....I blame it on all the ear infections, my hearing is not up to par.

KATIE- My goodness girl! We better not see you on here again until you have delivered that baby!! But seriously, I really hope that things have picked up for you now that Lucy is gone. I am in awe that's all I can say...you have more stamina and courage than anyone I have ever met, this will be quite some story to pass on to your baby! Sending continued strength vibes...you are doing sooooo awesome

Awww...I just went and looked at our newest additions. I just have to say that if hearing a baby cry can give you letdown than seeing all these newborns should be able to put us into labour :LOL
Courtney- Zander is so precious
Kimberly-same goes for Quinn of course but I just wanted to add that it should be a crime to look as good as you do after just having just given birth, you and your Dh don't even have a hair out of place What a lovely picture of the three of you
post #228 of 252
nak...as usual

congrats to zander and ella on their Birth Days. way to go court and 3boyz(and1girl!)...

katie, there is so much love and powerful thoughts for you here...
post #229 of 252
pretty quiet here......
post #230 of 252
I'm on pins and needles to hear about Katie!!!

All the baby pictures are WONDERFUL!!

So I gave myself a check this morning since I had lots of pressure waves last night, and it seems like things may be starting to move along...my cervix definitely felt a bit different. I think I'm gonna have DH take a feel later, he can probably tell more from a different angle than I can.

And in celebration of almost reaching my due date and to cheer me up bc I don't have a baby yet LOL, look like what I bought this morning!!!! PIP
post #231 of 252
amy i am soooo jealous! i always wanted a pip pouch! great score!

katie, thinking of you...
post #232 of 252
Hey mama's!
I'm posting some pics at our yahoo page. Man our babies are so beautiful

Oh Katie! You have all the light and love I have! You are doing an amazing job!
post #233 of 252
i just found out the hospital won't release my placenta, even to a funeral home. something about no one is willing to take legal responsibility and the CDC says they can't do it and blah blah blah. but it's MY sacred body tissue!! we were going to plant it under a willow tree next Beltane for Willow's Wiccaning, up in Mass. i mean how healing is that?! and to even think they're going to discard it makes me sick, sick, sick i posted in Birth and Beyond hoping anyone else from CT might have advice. i just needed to rant, about bullsh*t legal policies and how religion doesn't matter anymore yeah i'm Buddhist but i've embraced the Wiccan faith because it's compatible with my beliefs ... my husband is clergy, he consecrated Willow in the womb even! she is our little miracle, and her placenta gave her life, and i just want to bury it under a tree for f***'s sake. dammit. i'm sorry, i'm having a meltdown over this.
post #234 of 252

Welcome Ella & Zander

: : :

Happy Birthday Ella & Zander!!! Welcome to the world!! Congrats Mommas!!!
post #235 of 252

Wow Katie!!!!!!!!

You are one super strong and amazing woman. I know you're going to have this birth you're way. You deserve a medal for going as long as you have. I'm in awe of you.
post #236 of 252

40 Weeks!

Meli - That totally sucks about your placenta. Why does the CDC care? Whoever caught a disease from a placenta?!

K-k-k- Katie....Can't wait to hear some good news today!

DH and I are in debate over whether or not I am leaking amniotic fluid. This morning when I got out of bed there was a very small puddle, and liquid dripping down my legs, but then it stopped after about a minute of walking around. So.... what does this mean? We left a message with the midwife and we'll see what she says. I personally think she won't be able to give us an answer one way or another and that this is much ado about nothing. But I think DH really doesn't want to go to work tomorrow. And since today is my magical due date and we'll be getting a thousand and one phone calls...... it would be nice to be able to tell them something is happening.

Any suggestions? Should I go for a long walk and see if that gets things started? :

BTW I posted some pics on the yahoo site of my dogs in their Halloween costumes. If I were a dinosaur, I'd be a Dorkasaurus Rex. :LOL That baby better get here soon or I'll be dressing up the cats!
post #237 of 252

Still on the ball...

Hi all, this is Nate reporting here. Katie is still laboring, somewhere in the early stages of active labor. She's in such incredible pelvic pain during contractions, but is bearing up so well. I'm so proud of her I could burst, but so sad for her I cry inside. Thank you all for your good thoughts and keep 'em coming.
Walking, birth ball, shower, birth tub, repeat.

-- Nate, ever-lovin' dh to my hard-workin' woman
post #238 of 252
Thread Starter 
for the update Nate. I've been praying that Katie can have the birth she wants at home. I know things were touch and go...

Got a diaper bag yesterday....all late. An Avent with the gift cards from Baby Depot I got. Its a black backpack so dh doesn't look like a fool. . I feel like all is right with the world. I was so happy at lunch. Dh asked me how he could make me happy. I said you made me happy when you put up the changing table and when you cleaned the bedroom for the MWs to sleep in. :LOL Not hard to please me now. And to think it used to be jewelry. Although, he joked he'd take it back and I said you got me somethin for havin your child and he said he hadn't been anywhere. Uhhhhhhhhhh...*that* would make me happy. He betta get to gettin me a tourmouline! ah shoot! however you spell this months birthstone. Course, if its a girl I want a pink one....so I guess he can get me one after the baby is born...

I I think a nap is in order.

btw, yall I'm gettin nervous...the whole induction thing. I don't want that and now, hb mws won't do this; but, I'm also in parallel care with UNC won't let you go past 42 right? I can't remember the edd the wheel gave me....11? And my chart says 15. Whats the whole deal with all that...

Oh! what was that you were feelin Amy? pressure serges? I felt pressure that woke me up last night. I thought I might have been moving into the next stage and I thought I need to get some sleep then.... :LOL

Yall, when I got up this am I thought that literally I was gonna see a hand waving at me from out of my vagina! :LOL Sooooooooo much low pressure! OK

: eta: well look who decided to join us! feeb! I had no idea you delivered until I saw your a couple weeks ago!
post #239 of 252
Keep it up Katie - thanks for the update Nate. I hope you are holding your new babe VERY soon.

Meli - I'm so sorry that you are having trouble getting your placenta back. Sound weird that they wont give you back what is yours in the first place!

Welcome Zander and Quinn and Ella ( I can't remember who I've welcomed already - so many babies!) Keep em coming Mamas.
post #240 of 252
Oh Nancy that sounds like it could be your water...and the mw can test to see if it is amniotic fluid or not, it's an easy little litmus test or something I think. I wonder if you are laboring now???? I'M SO JEALOUS!!!!!

My body keeps tricking me, nights of false labor, cervix dancing around...I'm so ready! I felt like an old lady getting out of bed this morning. I'm so tired, I hurt so much, I'm cranky....come ON already kid!!! I never had anything like this with Mickade. Like, I started having pressure waves and they were labor, end of story!!

Katie we are praying for you...
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