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post #101 of 112
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Kirsten, thank you so much for letting me birth first! Everyone else was taking cuts.

I am SOOOOO tired or I would have something intelligent to share. Spawn was born at 9:23 Monday night, after about 10 hours of labor and 23 minutes of pushing. I thought for sure one of our neighbors would have heard us, but a couple days later Mike went downstairs for a package and one of the office staff asked him if I had the baby yet so I guess not! We still have'nt had a chance to decide on a name yet but I will let you ladies know once we decide and we should have pics to share soon as well.

After all my efforts to get labor started, you know what worked? Mike started an upgrade on the computer Saturday night and got 3/4 way through it... then we had a midwife appointment Sunday and my labor started after that so he never had a chance to finish the computer... so if all else fails get your dp to do some gratuitous upgrade to your computer!

I am just so happy that he is finally here. He is beautiful. Just beautiful.

Ah... so tired... must sleep now..

XM
post #102 of 112
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Originally posted by XM
After all my efforts to get labor started, you know what worked? Mike started an upgrade on the computer Saturday night and got 3/4 way through it... then we had a midwife appointment Sunday and my labor started after that so he never had a chance to finish the computer... so if all else fails get your dp to do some gratuitous upgrade to your computer!

I am just so happy that he is finally here. He is beautiful. Just beautiful.

Ah... so tired... must sleep now..

XM
Congratulations! And thanks for the tip! My computer needs an upgrade, so I think I'll try it! :-)
post #103 of 112
hi XM~ so good to hear from you! I figured you were just in a real intense baby-moon! Glad your PC is back in working order!

well, here's our update from yesterday's MW appt: We are hopefully going to get an U/S today to determine the baby's position, they think the squirt may have flipped breech on us! I would have thought I would have been aware of a big flip flop, since last week we were pretty sure the head was engaged, but maybe that was the butt?? Anyway, we are hoping to get squeezed in for the U/S today, I am staying pretty calm SO FAR, but if this thing gets dragged out any further it'll get harder for me.

The good news is that even if the baby is breech, my MW will still do a home birth as long as baby is in one of the more common frank positions. If not, we'll have to see. I just find it hard to believe the baby is really breech. I've been hard to palpate all along due to my size & my placenta being anterior, so I welcome the U/S to really get a definite answer. I think they are also going to do the biophysical while we are in there since I'll be 41 wks tomorrow. Not so excited about that, don't know how much I trust their assessments. Anyway, my MW sees it all just as information to help us make decisions. Sigh!

We also found out that our truck is going to be totalled out, not sure yet how much we'll get for it tho. Hopefully if we get in for the U/S then we can go car shopping & that might be a nice distraction. Either that or go into labor for mercy sake!

Still feeling good, my BP, urine & all that was great as was the baby's heart rates. In fact, after a weekend of feet so swollen I could feel 'em jiggle when I walked, I didn't have any edema in my legs.

Anyway, that's today's story!
blessings, Maria
post #104 of 112
XM: Congratulations on your little boy!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooooo happy for you. Let us know his name once you've decided. Then, come join us on our thread on Life with a Babe.

Maria: Do you have the results back from your u/s? That is great that your midwife may still be able to deliver your little one even though the position may be breach.

Okay, Ragana and Maria, I'm wishing you SOON and wonderful births.
post #105 of 112
hey all~
no results yet, in fact we couldn't get in for the U/S until tomorrow morning. And I also had a heck of a time getting ahold of my MW to find that out. Kind of upsetting. I finally called the asst & she tracked her down @ work. Apparently her pger isnt working???? Anyway, she had the appt set up but hadn't called me to tell me- something wierd here. Also the asst told me not to worry too much, that the baby probably isn't breech. HMMM. Now they have me going in too many directions @ once. Maybe they are trying to *confuse* me into starting labor!:

well, I don't suppose that anybody could make me happy @ this point, but I thought MWs knew not to *mess with* overdue ladies!!! It's awful easy to feel f--ked with at this point in the deal! Some coworkers of DH's brought a present in to him @ work & he called to see if I wanted him to open it or wait & I was like "I don't want any more damn presents~ I want to have this baby!" heehee. Guess I'm kinda volatile!

It's not that I'm even so miserable or physically uncomfortable, it's that it seems like being pregnant has become my body's natural state & it's never gonna change! And I just do not want to get bogged down in a whole "overdue anxiety/ obstetrical paranoia/ messing around with my natural birth plans/ worry about everything" crap fest!!! IYKWIM.

XM, how did you do it girl?? I need to hear your birth story as an inspiration!

well, thanks for letting me rant a bit, I am hoping that new car shopping will ease my pain somewhat hah!
blessings, maria
post #106 of 112
XM - fantastic to hear from you, enjoy coming up with a name for your little one! I have a friend who has a new grandbaby and the parents named it Salvador... I think that is too cool!


Maria!!! Oh Maria! I'm so sorry you are getting jerked around a bit. I think it is really great your midwives will do a breech homebirth. Good for them (and you!). Please let us know how your U/S goes and BPP. Please, for me, if the BPP doesn't go well according to them simply because the baby refuses to move around for them, get another one. Or if you read this before hand, jostle that little one around to get it going! I wish I had done that!! Fingers crossed for ya!
post #107 of 112
ok~ no big deal! The baby is head down, the waters were fine, placenta fine, baby fine. Now we are just back on waiting for the baby to decide. & I figured out that I was the only one on a freak-out, my MW was totally cool headed, just wanted to have the info. Anyway, it sure stirred things up & at least I had something different to think about for a couple of days! So I will be breaking out the new breast pump to have some practice with it & see if the nipple stim doesn't help some. We might have an appt Monday to do a non-stress test if the baby still hasn't come yet, but I think it will be this weekend (hoping!!!) I really want to see this little cutie in person!

Also I got my size 0 Kissaluvs in the mail today, so if it's soft fuzzy diapiers in lavender & lemon that the baby has been waiting for, they're here!

Ragana & Kirsten how are you doing?? I hope we all get to meet over @ Life w/ a Babe soon!

blessings, Maria
post #108 of 112
I am doing fine - thanks for asking. Only one day past due date and I am getting SO many calls and emails from people asking if baby is here yet. I will let you know! is what I feel like telling them. You would have heard from me! I am the queen of email and phone calling - news will be out quickly as soon as there is any! Geez.... Both girls were six days early so I haven't gone through this before. Everywhere I go (dd1's school, dd2's music class, moms club playgroup, etc.) people are so surprised to see me. I just can't believe all these people have never heard of anyone going past their due date. I guess these days most people use OBs and get induced on their due date if baby isn't here yet so maybe going overdue is out of fashion. Apparently it is in fashion for me! And a couple of others on this thread!

I am getting so much done though - we did expect baby to be here by now so I hadn't scheduled much. While dd1 was in school, dd2 and I went to Gymboree and bought up some new summer stuff (all on sale and it is Gymbucks earning time....) for dd1 and dd2. Will get stuff for baby during Gymbuck redemption time - assume I will have a baby by then and know if I need pink or blue....

Glad to hear your ultrasound showed head down. Can't believe they get us all worked up over stuff like that. My midwife had me going for just a couple minutes a week ago (in old post) until she did a quick vaginal (to avoid me going for an ultrasound) and then she was sure that was head. Apparently baby is so low in my pelvis that they weren't pushing hard enough to feel it well. My baby didn't get the memo that second and third babies "float" until labor starts - this one is good and engaged already. Fine with me!

Will let you know as soon as there is news. And now that XM had her baby, I am not holding out for anyone else - having a baby any day is fair game now - just thought I'd warn ya!
Kirsten
post #109 of 112
I am doing fine - thanks for asking. Only one day past due date and I am getting SO many calls and emails from people asking if baby is here yet. I will let you know! is what I feel like telling them. You would have heard from me! I am the queen of email and phone calling - news will be out quickly as soon as there is any! Geez.... Both girls were six days early so I haven't gone through this before. Everywhere I go (dd1's school, dd2's music class, moms club playgroup, etc.) people are so surprised to see me. I just can't believe all these people have never heard of anyone going past their due date. I guess these days most people use OBs and get induced on their due date if baby isn't here yet so maybe going overdue is out of fashion. Apparently it is in fashion for me! And a couple of others on this thread!

I am getting so much done though - we did expect baby to be here by now so I hadn't scheduled much. While dd1 was in school, dd2 and I went to Gymboree and bought up some new summer stuff (all on sale and it is Gymbucks earning time....) for dd1 and dd2. Will get stuff for baby during Gymbuck redemption time - assume I will have a baby by then and know if I need pink or blue....

Maria, so glad to hear your ultrasound showed head down. Can't believe they get us all worked up over stuff like that. My midwife had me going for just a couple minutes a week ago (in old post) until she did a quick vaginal (to avoid me going for an ultrasound) and then she was sure that was head. Apparently baby is so low in my pelvis that they weren't pushing hard enough (from the outside) to feel it well. My baby didn't get the memo that second and third babies "float" until labor starts - this one is good and engaged already. Fine with me!

Will let you know as soon as there is news. And now that XM had her baby, I am not holding out for anyone else - having a baby any day is fair game now - just thought I'd warn ya!
Kirsten
post #110 of 112

FINALLY.....

11 days late but worth the wait!

Lexie Ann made her appearance at our first home birth on Sunday, June 8th. 16 hours of labor, super easy the first 14 (told dh he had to buy me some jewelry or something as he got off so easy). Last hour or so was pretty challenging - I was having trouble keeping on top of things. Pushed for about 39 minutes or so. She was born posterior so we finally figured out why things were taking so long and pushing was so tough. Little tear - seems unfair on baby #3 but so it goes. Did everything we could to avoid but apparently my scar tissue doesn't stretch well (tore in the same spot I tore before).

Got the queen's treatment during labor though as both my midwives were with us (assistant was with another couple already). We are thrilled to pieces. Just wanted to update all you May mamas that I finally made it! Oh, and she has lots of dark hair - we were so shocked! Both the older girls were bald for years....
Kirsten
post #111 of 112

welcome lexie!!

nak. wow! maybe she was late b/c she was busy growing all that hair! congrats to you and your family!

:binky

jean
post #112 of 112
Congratulations Kirsten!!!!
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