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post #1 of 243
Thread Starter 
So, you've got a couple (or more) weeks to go. Here's a place for us to cheer you on!

What kind of birth do you envision? Is this your first birth?


(to the other UCers here, is it OK that I keep doing these threads? it's the only way I can keep track of the events here )
post #2 of 243
I'm ok with it! I can't wait for mine.

That said, I think we should get "clearance" from the mama first. After reading Turkish Kate's sadness about letting "us" down I think we should ask, yk?
post #3 of 243
: maybe a PM.

and BTW, MamaRabbit, who gets to do yours? LOL


Shotgun!!!!
post #4 of 243
Thread Starter 
Yeah, that's a good idea... didn't even think about that. And Kate did not let us down. I think she empowerd us more.

OK, Crissei, you have shotgun!
post #5 of 243
Cool! Thanks for this thread! I can't believe it's so close to my due date!

I've been having some cramps and aches- I think the baby is FINALLY dropping. It feels like it's taking forever.

This is our first pregnancy. I'd really like a quick UC/homebirth with DH there. We're thinking of calling our midwife once it's all over with if I have any bleeding or if DH can't stand the "hippie-ness" of it all, but I'm looking forward to this being a family event. I'm picking up a birthing pool tomorrow (I think) so we'll be totally ready at that point. YAY!

Kristi
post #6 of 243
Woo hoo!

I am so jealous...there are so many spring babies popping up all around me! I don't wanna wait!
post #7 of 243

Update

My midwife can almost reach my cervix internally. Not comfortable, but at least now she can tell that the baby is head down without trying to send me in for u/s which I've been resisting. : She says there is a chance the baby could go back to breech, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

My measurments have been right on par for the week all the way through, but now it looks like I'm measuring about 36 cm. I don't know what this means, but it's kinda weird. Hmm..

No one is expecting me to have the baby until the first week of April (cry cry) but I'm reeeeeeally hoping the baby hurries up and gets outta there! I guess when they did my one evil u/s that's what it looked like. They put my EDD at April 6th by their measurents. We'll see though. Keep your fingers crossed that it happens a little sooner, as I'm getting reeeeally uncomfortable and sick of being pregnant! I want to meet my baby!!!

Kristi
post #8 of 243
I haven't measured myself in a few weeks, but I'm always *right on* according to my LMP. Then at the end I start to go back down. I take it as a sign of baby dropping and labor day getting close!
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I've been having some veeeeery mild BH contrax these past few days. Also, the baby is really running out of room and not happy about it!

My maternity leave has now begun. I have 6 weeks. I really hope the baby isn't too late, as I don't want to sit around preggo the whole time! Hopefully I'll only be working 2-3 days a week for about 10-15 hours, so even once I go back it won't be too bad.

I think I'm going to try some EPO and maybe nipple stimulation. I've heard those can help labor hurry up if my body's already thinking about it. I feel bad for baby because I feel him/her trying to get comfy in there but it takes forever since it's such a tight space. Plus, I think s/he wants to get back in breech but can't turn MUWAHAHAHAHAHA!

I'd love to get this baby outta me now...

Kristi
post #10 of 243
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Originally Posted by DayDreamer View Post
I haven't measured myself in a few weeks, but I'm always *right on* according to my LMP. Then at the end I start to go back down. I take it as a sign of baby dropping and labor day getting close!
I was right on too and now I'm down three inches. Hopefully it means the same for me- baby time is coming! When did your DC drop? A lot of people are telling me it's so late for that to be happening.

Kristi
post #11 of 243
Thread Starter 
Actually you can drop any time. Maybe the baby was in an "off" position, and has since rotated into a better position. I've seen posterior babies not drop until they move anterior.
post #12 of 243
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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
Actually you can drop any time. Maybe the baby was in an "off" position, and has since rotated into a better position. I've seen posterior babies not drop until they move anterior.
Mine was in breech until the middle of the 7th month and was sitting waaaaay over on the right side until a week or so ago. That might be why it took so long.

Kristi
post #13 of 243
Sending positive birthing vibes your way! Hope you have the birth of your dreams!!
Teri
post #14 of 243
: may the stork come soon...
post #15 of 243
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Originally Posted by ~~Mama2B~~ View Post
I was right on too and now I'm down three inches. Hopefully it means the same for me- baby time is coming! When did your DC drop? A lot of people are telling me it's so late for that to be happening.

Kristi


In my past two pregnancies, I measured "right on" cm=weeks until 36 weeks. Then I stayed the same until the end, which was always around 41 weeks.

This pregnancy, I don't know what's going on. The last I measured was at 37 weeks, and I measured 37cm. I'm now 41.5 weeks.
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Mama2B, are you comfortable with breech birth? I wanted to cheer you onto that possibility and confidence that it will be fine, too, if that happens. My mother arrived at hospital, pregnant with me, just in time to jump on a gurney and pop me out before she was even in the 'delivery room'! I was a frank breech baby. My mother was and still is a 100lb, 5'2" woman. I was born a few days from 'due date' and was 7lb4oz. It can and should be done! Also, my mother's labours were both under one hour that she was aware of. She slept through both until she was dialated enough that she barely made it to hospital (why didn't she stay home?). My brother was crowning in the car as they pulled into the parking lot and both times, the hospital was 10 minutes away! So she may not be the best example of how it is definitely possible, but I have read an enormous amount of literature mostly from the UK about breech birth and its inherent safety and great outcomes, especially in water and of course, hands-off (except to tuck in a chin, which mum can do herself).

So breech or vertex... RAH RAH RAH!!! You can do it!!! : Yipee!
post #17 of 243
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Originally Posted by PreggieUBA2C View Post
Mama2B, are you comfortable with breech birth? I wanted to cheer you onto that possibility and confidence that it will be fine, too, if that happens. My mother arrived at hospital, pregnant with me, just in time to jump on a gurney and pop me out before she was even in the 'delivery room'! I was a frank breech baby. My mother was and still is a 100lb, 5'2" woman. I was born a few days from 'due date' and was 7lb4oz. It can and should be done! Also, my mother's labours were both under one hour that she was aware of. She slept through both until she was dialated enough that she barely made it to hospital (why didn't she stay home?). My brother was crowning in the car as they pulled into the parking lot and both times, the hospital was 10 minutes away! So she may not be the best example of how it is definitely possible, but I have read an enormous amount of literature mostly from the UK about breech birth and its inherent safety and great outcomes, especially in water and of course, hands-off (except to tuck in a chin, which mum can do herself).

So breech or vertex... RAH RAH RAH!!! You can do it!!! : Yipee!
I actually feel pretty good about it. I don't feel really, super confident, since I hear so much about the dangers and blah blah blah, but from what I've read it doesn't seem to be all that scary. Plus, I haven't had any indication that this little one is going to go back to breech- s/he's dropped a bit and is running out of room. But if it happens, I'll be okay with that.

Kristi
post #18 of 243
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PreggieUBA2C View Post
Mama2B, are you comfortable with breech birth? I wanted to cheer you onto that possibility and confidence that it will be fine, too, if that happens. My mother arrived at hospital, pregnant with me, just in time to jump on a gurney and pop me out before she was even in the 'delivery room'! I was a frank breech baby. My mother was and still is a 100lb, 5'2" woman. I was born a few days from 'due date' and was 7lb4oz. It can and should be done! Also, my mother's labours were both under one hour that she was aware of. She slept through both until she was dialated enough that she barely made it to hospital (why didn't she stay home?). My brother was crowning in the car as they pulled into the parking lot and both times, the hospital was 10 minutes away! So she may not be the best example of how it is definitely possible, but I have read an enormous amount of literature mostly from the UK about breech birth and its inherent safety and great outcomes, especially in water and of course, hands-off (except to tuck in a chin, which mum can do herself).

So breech or vertex... RAH RAH RAH!!! You can do it!!! : Yipee!
Could you repost this in a few months when I could very easily have one of my babies breech? I love hearing positive breech stories!
post #19 of 243
You probably are getting tired of my boring updates, since nothing's really happening, but I figure I can use this for some pregnancy memories later.

I had my midwife appt. today. They tried to make me go get an u/s : but I refused. I met with the midwife I don't care for, but I guess the other midwife told her not to try sticking her hands or anything else in me, so that was good.

I'm measuring at 36 inches and I still have a ton of movement. I've been having some super mild BH contrax and the creepy feeling that something is sinking down behind my pelvic bone. It's great. I'm so anxious, but okay with being late. My mom is hoping I have the baby on her birthday- 4/4. I'm staying positive about the timing and trying to remember that the baby will come out as soon as s/he's ready. I'm trying to enjoy 9-10 hours of uninterupted sleep at night and being able to watch 2 tv shows in a row if I feel like it.

Thanks for your support, mamas!

Kristi
post #20 of 243
I'm sorry, but aren't you not even due yet??? And this is your first baby, right??? Just to put a word in that being anxious and your midwife being anxious feels a little premature. Most likely, everything is fine.
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