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post #21 of 116
Oh Jennie!

:LOL I do that to my man all the time! I just get so worked up about something only to find out he's worked up because I'm worked up! I'm just little Mrs. Worst Case Scenario!

I'm so happy you guys are on the same page. Relax and enjoy these last few days before your fantastic birth story unfolds!

lizzie
post #22 of 116
I'm little miss bad on communication LOL i know we had come to some agreement/understanding back in Dec but I guess i was just feeling like he had changed his mind with things that were being said and all.

Why I didn't just bring it all up in the open before I am such a goober

But I did have some ctrx during my nap that woke me up...to bad they aren't still going. Baby is cleared for take off now! :
post #23 of 116
Thread Starter 
How is everyone doing?
I am in the middle of moving--I am so worn out! We should have most everything at the new house over the weekend and I can start setting up house.
Almost 16 weeks and I felt a few flutters. Getting anxious to feel the kicks. Going to see my midwife in a couple weeks to hear the heartbeat and be measured (I seem to be inept at this ) for some peace of mind, just to make sure everything is going well this time around. It is funny, labor and birth I have no fears about, I have done it three times with no trouble (knock on wood :LOL ) I love to give birth. But I have so many pregnancy anxieties this time since losing Galadriel. It is just weird. Anyway, I am happy and so anxiously excited to be holding and nursing a little baby again!
Love to you all.
Happy birthing
Brandi
post #24 of 116
just came to town to check email, check in with you mamas, and order a few things we want/need for the babe. i *may* not make it back to the computer before the birth. i'm getting really internal and tunnel visioned for taking care of myself and resting and eating. we're guessing i have 2 weeks, but my body is really gearing up. i told dh that the next 2 weeks (or until the birth) is my goddess time. time to just focus on me and foot baths and rose tea and....spoiling myself in ways i never do. the babe has moved about as down as i think she can, and sleep, well, what's that? my hips are getting sooo loose that the weight on them makes it hurt to walk or turn over in bed, or stand, and sometimes sit. after a completely undramatic pregnancy, i'm feeling it. ugh. i've said "ow" more in the past 2 weeks than the rest of my life put together it seems. and crying? wow, do i cry, and it feels sooo good to get out whatever the tears are bringing. we're trying to get everything together, right now, getting the camper cleaned and straightened and cleared out enough that i have room to pace is the priority. the babe is still moving steadily and still so gently. but she seems to be resting more too. she wakes up for a bit after i eat though.

anyway, my plan (if i don't make it here before the birth) is to send dh to the computers with a birth story, or at least an update to post here.

i'll be missing you all. it's quite possible that i'll get stir-crazy enough to make it back though! i can't wait to walk, run, jump and hike again, and oh, i'd love to take a long bike ride!!

oceans of love to you.
post #25 of 116
nak (been waiting to use that!)

SP -- I will miss you! But it certainly does sound like you're close -- I was crying uncontrollably for days before Finn was born. I also remember feeling "okay, I guess I'm ready for this to be over," just a day or two before he came. I had a great pregnancy and just when I was starting to be aching and uncomfortable he was born. I can't wait to hear your birth story. I'm chomping at the bit to write mine, but I just can't find the time. Soon now...

Jennie -- big (((hugs))) to you. I'm so glad you and dh are on the same page and I do hope a lot of the stress is off you now so you can relax and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.

Kinsey -- big (((hugs))) to you too. I hope you're feeling better. How exciting to have all these births to look forward to!

Brandi -- I'm so glad you're feeling flutters! 16 weeks is a good milestone. I hope you have a great appt with your mw. Looking forward to the updates. Sending loving, peaceful vibes to you.

ChristoFinn is such an angel. I'm so in love with him! He's a peaceful, content little babe and I can't help but wonder if that's got something to do with how he was brought into the world. I'll have more pics to share soon.
Love to you mamas...
post #26 of 116
Yvonne -- sending lots of baby dust your way!!! Keep us posted!
post #27 of 116
(((Kate))) How are you and Finn doing? We are having a cloth diaper party up here in Salem on Monday if you are interested in joining in Re: how peaceful and calm he is. My DD was exactly that way, so calm and peaceful, and wise looking. I really atribute it to her peaceful birth.

I am so stress free as far as the birth and details go. Its wonderful! Now if I could keep my kids from stressing me out :LOL

Kinsey--I am wondering how you are doing girl, whats the latest on all the stuff you are going thru over there?
post #28 of 116
s Brandi ~ it's so good to see you here. s

i think about you almost every day. my thoughts / prayers / good energy vibes are with you and your newest little one.
post #29 of 116
Popping in to just say hi and to say that..well...I haven't popped yet LOL
I am uber anxious to have this babe. I'm feeling rather uncomfortable...having lots of contractions that lead to nothing...have some edema going on (mild but nonetheless,there). If one more person calls me and says,"You're STILL pregnant?" ,I may lose it. *smiles sweetly*

Hope everyone is doing fabulously Send labor vibes,pretty please?
post #30 of 116
Ok Ill send you a few labor vibes but I need some for me too

Part of me hopes for a delivery next weekend and part of me hopes i do continue until April as i have predicted. See next weekend my mil & bil will be here and can take the kids if I need some peace and quiet AND its also the weekend the midwife I dont here for the birth will be out of town. But then again, i do not want my mil and bil intruding on my birth tyvm :LOL
post #31 of 116

So excited I am spittin!

Quote:
Originally Posted by KateSt.
Yvonne -- sending lots of baby dust your way!!! Keep us posted!

Thank you Kate! I am taking a test tomorrow *holds her thumb* The waiting, it's so difficult. I already took 2 tests, one a week ago and one 3 or 4 days ago, but of course that was a little too early. :LOL

How ever are we supposed to wait to test, eh? Why don't our bellybuttons turn different colors to let us know? (pink for pos, blue for neg, purple for ovulation, and red for menses about to start?)

Ok, I'll go be crazy elsewhere for awhile...my nips hurt when DS nurses, good sign, right?
post #32 of 116

bs"d

Yvonne - That belly button thing is so funny.

Kate - Enjoy.

Jenniebug - Labor vibes for you. I'm glad that you are back on the same page as dh.

MamaGaia - Labor vibes for you, too! I can't wait to hear your birth stories.

sprinkle pocket - Looking forward to your next update.

Brandi - Aren't the flutters amazing?


I'm 21 weeks and a few days now. I have been doing a crazy amount of cleaning in preparation for Passover. WHEW! I am trying to think of it as part of my nesting urge, but it's a bit early for that. Dh recently went back to the US and he brought back our leftover birth supplies from dd's birth kit. It isn't many things (a rectal therm, probably totally unnecessary, but it was leftover, a peri bottle, some Chux pads, some disposable, and a couple washable ones) but I doubt I'll need many things. I also got some herbal things I'd been wanting, such as some motherwort tincture for afterpains. He also brought back some baby clothes that were dd's when she was smaller.

I also went to the department that registers births, deaths, and marriages to get a birth certificate package. They wouldn't give me one! They asked me when I am due, I told them July, and they said I should call after the birth to "straighten everything out." Huh? They told me over the phone (before I went in) that I will need a statutory declaration from someone at the birth and a letter from a hcp who saw me during my pregnancy to register the birth. I wanted to get the packet now, just to certain that I will be able to produce the required documentation. I also thought it would also be one less thing to worry about after the baby is here. Paperwork is the last thing I want to do at that time, yk? I wonder why they wouldn't give me the packet... Just to inconvenience me? Because I might encourage others to birth without medical assistance by telling them how easy it was? I don't get it.
post #33 of 116
Hello all....

CallieAnne Rose arrived Thursday, March 10 at 1:47 pm. She was born at home, after a VERY quick labor (well, I had been having irregular ctx for a couple days, but the actual labor was quick). She was 11lbs 10 oz, and 22.5 inches long. She's so fat!! Her little face is all smushed from her fat . She's got a lot of dark hair, which was surprising b/c DS didn't have much hair and what he had was lighter. She looks very much like a girl - she's beautiful!

She got stuck, and was very dusky and floppy - not breathing. DH actually popped her out by hooking her shoulder. Our next-door neighbor is an OB nurse, so DH ran to get her while my mom called 911 and I gave rescue breaths and chest compressions. CallieAnne took a couple of gasps, but wasn't breathing on her own. Our neighbor was better able to give CPR, so she took over and the EMTs arrived very quickly. We all rushed into the hospital, and we (CallieAnne and I) ended up being transported down to Seattle Thursday evening.


We're at Children's in Seattle now, just waiting to see how CallieAnne recovers from the lack of oxygen. She's had an u/s of her brain, which looked normal, and is right now having an MRI done. She's stable, we're pretty much just waiting to find out how much that lack of oxygen will affect her brain.


Keep us in your thoughts, please.

Kinsey



Oh, and good luck to those still in waiting! I really don't want anyone to get scared by our experience - aside from the last few minutes, it was perfect. I'm so glad I was not laboring in a hospital (although obviously, I wish we had had some support at the end, there) - I know the labor would have been a horrible experience with strangers around, and I would have ended up with drugs (unnecessarily, b/c my total labor was under five hours - transition was maybe between 30 minutes and an hour, so by the time those drugs could have kicked in, they would be pointless). DH was AMAZINGLY supportive, and I was comfortable (well, as comfortable as you can be in labor, lol) in my own house and environment.


Kinsey
post #34 of 116
Oh my gosh! Well, I am having lots of thoughts and questions but will hold them for now and just say congratulations! and I hope you are home and resting soon.
post #35 of 116
s

congratulations! and i hope everything is ok. s
post #36 of 116
BinahYeteirah--Thank you
Ugh on the registrar place. What buttheads. I would go up there again and hope for osmeone else to be at the desk. That is just plain stupid they wouldn't give it to you.

Kinsey-- I hope you are both doing well! Congratulations on the birth of CallieAnne
post #37 of 116
Kinsey,

Much congratulations to you on the birth of your daughter--my 3m old is a little bigger than her I'm hoping you are hanging in there at the hospital and everything is going well.

Lots of hugs and thoughts,
Amy
post #38 of 116
Congrats, Kínsley! CallieAnne sounds beautiful! *hugs*

As for me, phooie patootie. Test was negative.. but OPK was almost positive.. so I am guessing what I thought was O wasn't. Now I am close to O'ing so lots of babydancing here.. and here's hoping to a long enough lp. I am on CD 31. Last cycle was 37. But my son has been nursing like crazy the past couple weeks - 18 month growth spurt, with a bronchial cold, and teething #15 & # 16 (the lower eye teeth).
post #39 of 116
Kinsey, Congratulations and love and prayers all over you guys. Hope everything turns out well!!

Yvonne, I just went through that last month! Dh hasn't been around enough this month to bd in the appropriate time frame. But who knows? Trying when I thought it was right didn't work, so maybe just going for it without a plan will work?

lizzie
post #40 of 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by BinahYeteirah
I also went to the department that registers births, deaths, and marriages to get a birth certificate package. They wouldn't give me one! They asked me when I am due, I told them July, and they said I should call after the birth to "straighten everything out." Huh? They told me over the phone (before I went in) that I will need a statutory declaration from someone at the birth and a letter from a hcp who saw me during my pregnancy to register the birth. I wanted to get the packet now, just to certain that I will be able to produce the required documentation. I also thought it would also be one less thing to worry about after the baby is here. Paperwork is the last thing I want to do at that time, yk? I wonder why they wouldn't give me the packet... Just to inconvenience me? Because I might encourage others to birth without medical assistance by telling them how easy it was? I don't get it.
BinahYeteirah
Try sending for info from the state office at or near the capitol instead of the local one who knows why an individual office or group acts the way they do--- maybe it is policy or maybe it is personality. I know that the birth certificate info isn't filled out by licensed folks until after.... so maybe she is just reflecting custom. If the state office refuses then I guess you know what policy is where you live

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Kinsey, my prayers and thoughs are with you
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