I can't believe those two babies were born!!! AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for sharing your story, MIF. I love the title "Fast and Furious"! And that you were in labor denial :LOL ! So funny. I'm afraid that'll happen with me too. But to have the birth you truly wanted and for it to work out so perfectly. Amazing. Where was your ds? Maybe you mentioned already... Oh, and I'm getting a fleece pouch too, and I can't wait to get it! I'm glad to hear you love yours.
Mothernature, yours sounds awesome too! Especially the waterbirth part. I really hope mine works out that way too. Was your therapist friend able to make it? I can't remember what she does--reiki?? anyway, I hope you're enjoying your sweet baby boy!
Happy Babymoon, mamas!! We're looking forward to seeing those pics--no pressure!
saintmom, that is interesting about your baby being breech. Well, there's always time to turn! Are you getting your ribs kicked more now?? My baby has been punching my bladder and butt this entire preg, I thought she was breech for a while. But she's stayed in the same position for several months now, back on my right side, head down, etc. But since she keeps punching my bladder, I know her hands are by her face or above her head or something, and I'm concerned about a hand or two presenting with the head at birth. I guess you can't do anything about that anyway!
And to the mama with the transverse baby (I'm sorry, I can't remember who), that's interesting your ob didn't seem too sure of himself or like it was a big deal. Maybe docs rely on u/s more than mw and don't have the palpating skills mw's have. Kind of interesting. You might want to check out www.spinningbabies.com
for some info. Not sure if they talk about transverse lie, but good basic info on what you can do to help positioning.
And about the head being engaged or not (to other mamas), my mw said that with subsequent preg, the opening is more relaxed, so before labor, the head can float in and out of the opening. You don't usually get the same type of "drop" that you do with a first baby. Maybe that's what's going on with you jess.
IOF--Ick on the fluid issue! So sorry you have to put up with that! If it were amnio. fluid, it might be that the outer layer of the sac (there's two layers and they can "break" independantly--just learned that!--the amnion and chorion, I think). The outer layer may have a small nic or tear that when you are upright, the baby's weight and everything else seals off your cervix from leaking, and when you lie down, that small amt of fluid leaks out b/c the pressure isn't there anymore. Your ob can do a simple test to see what if it is amnio fluid (I'm sure you knew that already).
Alice, I'm sorry about your mom giving you a guilt trip. I hope it doesn't affect your birth. Actually, I hope you're able to work it out before the birth so you don't have those residual weird feelings hanging around. I don't know why people think they are entitled to be at births. I don't think I could deal with my mom's energy at my birth. My dh is all I want. Well, and I love my mw's and I know they'll be great to have around. I hope the situation resolves soon. How's dp's job search going? Won't even ask about unemployment checks! It'll all work out soon.
Tanja, I hope you make it to 37 wks too! What happened the first time, that you don't want to repeat?
Well, I had ONE exciting ctx today! That's all. Another perfect weekend to birth has come and gone. I'm wondering what God has up His sleeve....
I just pray I don't have to deal with going past 2 wks. That would be stressful, since I don't want to induce, naturally or otherwise. The only thing I want to do is "it":LOL but I'm not getting any cooperation from dh.
: He doesn't believe it can really help. Anyone have info on that I can spout off to him??
Later, ladies. Hope you all enjoy your MLK day.