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post #21 of 81
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

What a big baby, I'm looking forward to hearing your story. Take your time though and enjoy your little one.

Happy baby moon!

Leslie
post #22 of 81
When do we get pics and a birth story?
post #23 of 81
Congratulations Crystal! Welcome sweet baby Gavin!
post #24 of 81
Pics and birth story prob in the next week
post #25 of 81
Congratulations Crystal! I can't wait to read your birth story!
post #26 of 81
Can't believe it's September already! I'm 30 weeks!
post #27 of 81
Whiny mcwhinepants am I.

I've been so sure that labor was ready to start at any time for days and days now. Gah!

I feel like such a loser compalining- I only *just* passed 40w and now all I want to do is complain like every mainstream pregnant I've met.

labor labor labor! I want labor. Active labor resulting in a baby- I'm sick of this prodromal labor.

The end.
post #28 of 81
Labor does not come until you decide you don't want it to start!

With my oldes son. I wanted labor to start, I kept thinking it was started, I kept anticipating it. Right up to the day that we were going out of town. So I decide that, OK, it can start when we get there or when we come back (it was a 2 day trip, and he was already two weeks late, so what is two days).

SO what do you think? Right! I begin labor 30 minutes into the trip!
post #29 of 81
I'm 25 weeks, and I feel totally gigantic. Chasing an active toddler around on top of it has really not been fun for me. That, and he still has sleep issues, so I'm TIRED alot.

Baby is very active though, I sometimes still think there might be two. The only dreams I've had this pg about babies, have been b/g twin dreams. I was measuring WAY ahead at first, but now only a few weeks...guess I'll know in a few more months if there is one or two in there!!

I've tried feeling, but really cant tell anything.

Lisser
post #30 of 81
Well congratulations to you Crystal!! I can't wait to read your birth story!!

I am nearing the end with this sweet belly full. He/she should be making an apperance by early October at the latest. I'm extatic and calm all at the same time. I'm erally trying to enjoy every last minute of being pregnant as this is our last. Nesting is fun and visualizing our birth is becomeing more and more powerful. Soon we should be done all of our "to do's" and then I'll feel really ready!!
post #31 of 81
I'm about 29 weeks... and starting to realize that in a short time we are going to have 3 kids in the house... and Dh is counting down how many times he goes on call for work before taking parental leave depending of course when the babe decides to come...

My pelvis is killing me, the chiro has helped my sciatic nerve though and I can't walk as fast and as far as just a few weeks ago... this babe is really high which means that I don't go to the bathroom often but I have awful heartburn

I still have tons of things to get ready and I am still debating on getting a tub... I would love one but money is a bit low and there are no low cost options that I have found... I looked all summer at any store that I could find and none had inflatable kiddie pools... just those blow up ring and fill pools...
I have always wanted a waterbirth but I am wondering if it will ever happen....
post #32 of 81
paxye-

i felt the same about a waterbirth but magically found a midwife's assistant in my area who is renting me her aquadoula! renting straight from aquadoula was a litle $ for us, even though a group of friends is pitching in as my shower present.

the local rental is only $75. isnt that awesome? i am excited ot have a waterbirth option. this is my 3rd baby but will be the first time i have the chance to labor or birth in water.

i am 34 weeks and am rapidly becoming less able to do things. tired, moody, distant, protective, strong feelings like i dont want to leave the house.

tabitha
post #33 of 81
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Originally Posted by tabitha
paxye-

i felt the same about a waterbirth but magically found a midwife's assistant in my area who is renting me her aquadoula! renting straight from aquadoula was a litle $ for us, even though a group of friends is pitching in as my shower present.

the local rental is only $75. isnt that awesome? i am excited ot have a waterbirth option. this is my 3rd baby but will be the first time i have the chance to labor or birth in water.
I wish that I could do that but it isn't really an option... the midwives around here probably don't do waterbirths at home... it is all govn't regulated... at the hospitals water is not an option and even the birthing centers just have one tub and the midwives are not very happy to do waterbirths..

The one I am looking into is a bit more expensive than 75$ but not by much... I just have to make up my mind and order it...
post #34 of 81
Thread Starter 
I've never had the desire to birth in water, I guess I'm in the minority. I did love taking a hot shower when I was in labor with my dd. I guess I'm a land birther though.

Paxye, I wish there was way for you to have the water birth you want w/o the high cost. Is your tub (if you have one) too small. I saw pics of a UC water birth recently that was in a pretty small tub, the mama was turned sideways in the tub and birthed that way.
post #35 of 81
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Originally Posted by lisser
I'm 25 weeks, and I feel totally gigantic. Chasing an active toddler around on top of it has really not been fun for me. That, and he still has sleep issues, so I'm TIRED alot.

Baby is very active though, I sometimes still think there might be two. The only dreams I've had this pg about babies, have been b/g twin dreams. I was measuring WAY ahead at first, but now only a few weeks...guess I'll know in a few more months if there is one or two in there!!

I've tried feeling, but really cant tell anything.

Lisser
Wow Lisser,

You sound like me lately, I'm about 23 weeks and have been dreaming about girl/girl twins since, well, since shortly after my son was born 3 years ago. Plus I hear you on chasing an active little one and feeling exhausted and enormous. I've had the same measurement issues, too. Measuring a few weeks ahead but not so far ahead that it HAS to be twins. I just feel like I KNOW. Dh and I talk all the time about the babies and we've got coworkers and friends doing it now too. "How are the girls?" It's become infectious, everyone is convinced that it's twin girls except for a one or two people we know who are generally negative about everything, so to them. I've felt so much more rotten this pregnancy, and I've been working so much harder to take care of myself. Dh also has lots of twins on his side of the family, and I miscarried twins last year, so we have all these little clues. I feel like a little kid shaking my Christmas presents everytime I touch my belly. I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait. I want to find out the surprise NOW! (It feels good to get that out there) Everybody sees me as this totally grounded, calm earth mama, totally at peace with whatever happens, which normally I am. I feel like such a spaz lately. Preg hormones are making me crazy. Anyway, sending out twin vibes and a little patience to both of us and anyone else who's in the same boat.

Rachele

ETA: Congratulations Crypixie!!!
post #36 of 81
I still need to get a birthing tub.

I have long legs and want to make sure it is deep enough.

Any suggestions?
post #37 of 81
18 weeks here and just chugging along barely! I already have PSD problems but they aren't *too* bad yet. I heard the baby's heartbeat a couple of days ago while playing around with my fetoscope. It was nice to hear. Even with all the movement going on in there I am still having trouble really connecting with this one. So much is going on outside the womb with life and my little ones I don't have much time to turn in and pay attention. I am working on that though. Looking forward to hearing some inspiring birth stories soon! That seems so far away to me!
post #38 of 81
38 weeks and getting anxious!
Mostly because of the dreaded in-laws.
told them due date was Oct 1, which will be 41 1/2 weeks. but now they say, " You are so big you will go early." or since they found out about UC/UP they have decided DH and I are too stupid to figure out a due date!!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry, they are driving me crazy. trying to just distance myself from them. but i will say that all of their talk has made me start to think this baby will be early, even though from the beginning i thought it would be late.

I hate it when i let them get to me!

Congratulatons Crystal!
post #39 of 81
i just ordered my birthing tub yesterday

It was a bit of a financial stretch (mainly because of the pump, which cost more than the pool!) but I REALLY wanted it! And I'm spoiled! ... not really.
post #40 of 81
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Originally Posted by frontierpsych
i just ordered my birthing tub yesterday

It was a bit of a financial stretch (mainly because of the pump, which cost more than the pool!) but I REALLY wanted it! And I'm spoiled! ... not really.
What one did you get?
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