Katie, sorry you are in so much pain. Don't worry about the taking drugs. You need to do what you need to to do. You just had surgery!!!, of course you would need something!
Court, I know what you mean about lusting after DH. I had a moment the other day, when I really wanted to have sex, but was like, WHAT, I must be crazy, just had a baby a week ago, know there is no way we could do it now. I dont' think we will wait the whole 6 weeks though, last time we only waited 4, but it was still a little painful then.
Hooray Amy! Have a wonderful birth. Can't wait to read that you're holding your little babe!
And I'm with Jillerina, I really liked labouring ont the toilet. It was one of the few places I actually felt relatively comfrotable during contractions.
Glad to read I'm not the only gal feeling a bit randy. I know that there is no way my body is ready for sex again, I had a pretty bad tear. And while the stitches are gone the gash is still very prominant. I'll defiantly be waiting a few more weeks but Dh is looking better and better every day.
I'm more into the idea of getting some lovin' now that I'm no longer preggers. While pregnate, I had absolutely no desire for loving. I can feel my hormones adjusting back to pre-preg. state.
I guess you don't need an answer to your question now, but I just put on underwear and a pad when my water broke. When that got to be annoying, I just took them off and sat on towels, mainly on the birth ball. We washed maybe 6 loads of towels while I was in labor!
Jillerina- You asked about how Ember did at my SIL's...I guess she was done crying pretty much right after I left, but it took putting a movie on for her to get back to sleep. Then because I didn't get to go home that night she had a sleepover at my other SIL's (the only place she is used to spending the night) which was nice because I think she'd have missed me too much at home.
And Katie -you are a birthing goddess-failure does not even begin to enter your picure! You have done such a wonderful awe-inspiring thing-brought a beautiful baby into this world! You do whatever it takes to take care of yourself and that's all that matters-it will only HELP your baby-not hurt him!
Well, I'm tired of this pre-labor crap! I was half awake from 11pm till 5am this am with strong but irregular contrax-ranged from about 5 min apart to 15 min apart almost the whole time. There were some that were really major and I thought there could be no doubts this time-HA!
So after 5am they quit again and not much since... and it's 10:30am here. Still can have my Halloween baby but it's looking doubtful to me....
Congrats Momma2Liam-Welcome Tara Grace SO happy for you!
Take care everyone
We just got home from the hospital about ten minutes ago and I haven't scrolled back and read anything that's been posted since Wednesday am, but I'll try to catch up ASAP! I'm so excited to hear who else has given birth since I've been MIA. I don't even know Katie's story yet! But if you're still in labor....
I'll work on writing our birth story soon. It's quite similar to Meli's. A long hard labor and change of plans from homebirth to cesarean. We don't have any regrets about any of our decisions, but there is still a lingering.... I don't know what to call it. We're not sad exactly, but it was a very emotional experience to walk back in the front door of our home today after being in the hospital since Thursday AM. There are all of these reminders of our derailed plans, (even though the team did a wonderful job cleaning up!), such as the extra coverings still over the windows and the yoga ball sitting in the corner of the room, the bag of peanut M&M's we were all munching on still sitting on the kitchen counter.....
Well, I'm off to go play catch-up. I'll post more later. Just wanted to let you know we are all very happy and healthy.
Laboring on the toilet -- OMG that sucked for me too. I wonder if it's a back labor thing? Each time I'd sit to potty they'd get *so* intense, and so much more uncomfortable (aside from the fact that DH couldn't really do his counter-pressure thing when I was on the toilet, and I was *heavily* dependant on that). The worst though was the drive to the hospital. Poor DH was trying to wedge his fist between my back and the seat while he drove (a stick, at that! *lol*) when I had a contraction in the car. Miserable...
Glad to hear that you are well and sorry that it all didnt' happen like you hoped. Good thing is its all over and you now can snuggle with your little guy! Can hardly wait to see a pic
And Trublue...go girl!!! I have been wanting for your turn to come. Can hardly wait to hear about your new little one
Quinn had his 1 week checkup Fri. and he is now 9lbs, having gained a whole pound since his birth. He is doing really well and life has completely adjusted to having him here.
Ann...what you are experiencing sounds like what I experienced before it all kicked in...you may still have your little one tonight.
The little guy is calling, but just wanted to say that I will be around till everyone has their babies as well. I don't want to miss out on the happy news!
Congrats Nancy and welcome Henry!!!
ETA I put up a few pics in the yahoo group!
Congratulations Nancy! And Welcome Henry! I just knew it was a boy. I'm sorry things didn't work out as you'd planned, but it sounds like everything is going great. You did a great job - that's a long time to be in labor.
And Congratulations Amy!! The pictures are great, Lillian is beautiful - your whole family is. Who woulda thought you'd have your baby on the last day of October.
Happy baby-mooning everyone!
And HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Mom to two boys, 7 and 10. Expecting 3rd boy any day now with DH (his first).
Nancy-so glad you're both well and you have a beautiful baby boy in your arms! Congratulations
Amy-Oh my God! Only 2 hrs of labor-I think you win the prize! You certainly deserve it after all your trials of the hurricane!! So glad all is well and I love your pics-I got all teary!
to you both
So who's left-not many of us...
Hope things get better for you! I know I had to set major bounderies about "visiting hrs" and calling before they came, etc. I was unpopular for awhile but too bad!
congrats Momma2Liam and welcome Tara!!
congrats Amy and welcome Lillian!! :
wow, so many new babies
Willow's first Halloween has been so great ... she's dressed up in a tiny baby bat outfit, we sat outside and gave out candy, got lots of oohs and aahs over the lil bat i'll post pics to the yahoo group when i get a chance!
her eating thing was getting strange, was nursing 4x an hour and she was still hungry. learned a new technique at the on-call ped's, massaging the entire breast first a certain way, it really got the milk going when nothing else worked! tomorrow morning is my first LLL meeting so i hope to get even more great advice. babe is full and happy right now
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Congrats Nancy! Welcome, baby Henry! I just love that name!!!!
I SO know how you feel. I had a cesarean after my long home labor, and it was really hard to come home. The birth ball and tub were still in the living room, and my hopes for a home VBAC were written all over the apartment. It's still very hard!
Congrats Mom2Liam, and welcome Tara!
Congrats Amy - I knew you were having a girl! How wonderful! Sound like you had a beautiful birth.
And congrats Letia on the birth of your daughter!!!!! Welcome, baby Mikayla!
Letia, so sorry about your MIL ... that sounds really frustrating s
Meli, I'm so glad you got some helpful advice re: breastfeeding ... hope LLL is helpful too!
off to check the yahoo group...
I guess only three of us left now..me, Ann and Jenny....
some update here...i have been having contractions since yesterday night (10pm) they are pretty regular 10min but not painful......i could sleep through them easily...now it is morning here and i am still having them...:...but they are still 10-15min and not very painful...only pain in my back and a little bit in my abdomen...didn't call my mw yet...just don't want any third person here until i really need her...however i hope it won't be too late since it would be so unfair not to tell her because she did all those check ups for free for me......well...
much much birthing vibes to Ann and Jenny (where is she?? and please send as much as you can my way...:
I want to have this baby today....
Melli, so happy things are getting better for you and little Willow....hope you are able to get more sleep now.....
will keep you all posted....
well, i'm still waiting too!
due date was yesterday. halloween was fun, we painted a big pumkin on my belly! i'm putting a picture on the yahoo group right now.
not much posting energy at the moment. just wanted to say hi!
so still four of us left.......
i think contractions are getting 7min apart....
i think i will not believe it is happening until i have the urge to push...:LOL
Congrats to you latest mamas: welcome to the world Tara, Lillian, and Henry!!!
Letia.. so sorry that you are being "invaded". This is such a special time (and we are so prone to hormonal swings, too) and it's just lousy that you can't feel "safe" in your own space. Try to put your foot down if you can.
Our LWAB thread is getting good...lots of new mamas. But don't worry you four remaining, we'll stick with you to the end!!
Homeschooling, Homesteading Mama to DD ('02) and DS ('04)
She was 8 lbs and 1.7oz. The birth went very well and I will post a story in a few days. Unfortunately I had some horrible tearing and ended up with surgery and now have a very sore bottom. But this munchkin is so wonderful and definitely worth all the discomfort!
Nancy - so sorry to hear that things didn't go as planned but you must not feel that sneaking sense of failure; you birthed a wonderful perfect little boy and that is what is important.
Sticking with all our remaining moms who are still pregnant; best wishes to each of you.
i don't know what is happening to me...after being so regular from yesterday now my contractions are becoming every half an hour or so....:....will go for a walk to see what happens....
: Welcome to the outside world Tara, Fiona, Henry and Lillian!!!
Sending good labor vibes to those who need it!!! Nov. is a great month to have a birthday, my birthday is in Nov.
Congrats all you new mommies and welcome Henry, Tara, Lillian, Fiona, Mikayla... anyone else?
I'm thinking of you still pregnant mamas... its gonna happen soon - its gotta right?
Welcome to the World Henry, Tara, Lillian, Fiona, Mikayla!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations to the new mommies!!!!!!!!!!
To all you moms in waiting... not much longer
Sending labour inducing thoughts your way!!
I have already tried corn silk and black and blue homeopathics and nothing happened.
Baby is very active, mw has me doing kick counts and I have no problem getting 10 a day.
So I guess sometime this month we will have a baby :LOL