Sorry bout that, Finn woke up in the middle of my post and needed comfort nursing for a looong time.
Interesting that you mention pre-natal testing, dylan! I was forced to have twice-weekly ultrasounds and NSTs from about week 30, because the routine ultrasound showed hydronephrosis. (the midwives at the birth center wouldn't let us birth there unless we did - grrr). Do you know of any ill effects from that?
It was certainly stressful having the tests, along with the fact that we had to plan a move cross country when Finn was 6 weeks old, which involved a 2 week separation from papa, then the hospital trauma.
And his birth - wooo- I still haven't written it up, but he was posterior, we had PROM, but from when the contraction started - that's not a typo, it was one long contraction until he turned during transition- it was only 3 hours until he was born. The nurse said he was screaming before he was out. And he was so loud, I couldn't hear what the midwife was saying. I hope I didn't traumatize him by pushing for basically the whole labor - they couldn't convince me it was labor, I thought I had intestinal trouble (sorry tmi).
Anyway, sorry this is so long, it's just so great to get this all out because I've had no women to talk to since the birth - you guys are the best!!! I really mean that, thank you for caring!
Hugs to you all,