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Forum: Family Planning   07-08-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Dese
I only had minor tears/abrasions both times and...

I only had minor tears/abrasions both times and no stitches but I just wanted to second the experience of MommatoAandA. I had the terrible ring of fire first time and was most scared about that...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-06-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By Dese
I keep her wooden blocks, her Mr Potato head and...

I keep her wooden blocks, her Mr Potato head and her foam numbers/letters in three seperate photo boxes. They are the perfect size and so easy to clean up the toys into. I have a big rubbermaid for...
Forum: Homebirth   01-25-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By Dese
Now that I've had my second baby a few days ago...

Now that I've had my second baby a few days ago I can tell you what I did this time around! I only had the one internal right near the end to determine where exactly I was at because we didn't have...
Forum: Homebirth   01-25-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Dese
I have never actually introduced myself here but...

I have never actually introduced myself here but I was posting a bit the last couple of weeks. I was 8 days overdue but my water broke and baby is finally here! 10 hours of labour exactly the same...
Forum: January 2010   01-21-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,823
Posted By Dese
Lauren, I could have written your post word for...

Lauren, I could have written your post word for word! I have about an hours worth of contractions every evening. Every morning my husband asks if today is the day and if I'm in labour yet, and says...
Forum: January 2010   01-20-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By Dese
I'm planning on taking it very easy. I had a...

I'm planning on taking it very easy. I had a rough first 6 weeks with my daughter, and this time around I'll have the newborn and two year old, so the housework will go on the back burner and...
Forum: January 2010   01-20-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,823
Posted By Dese
Anyone more overdue than me?...

Anyone more overdue than me? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif I went to the hospital today for a fetal assessment, thankfully everything looks great so no pressure to...
Forum: Homebirth   01-20-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Dese
I have heard of people renting an apartment just...

I have heard of people renting an apartment just for the bith for the month or two around their duedate, or if you have a close friend who would be willing to let you use their house. Those are some...
Forum: January 2010   01-20-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,120
Posted By Dese
I'll be a week overdue tomorrow by my dates, 9...

I'll be a week overdue tomorrow by my dates, 9 days by my first ultrasound date. I'm going in to the hospital for a fetal assessment to check the baby out, hopefully everything is still working...
Forum: January 2010   01-18-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,823
Posted By Dese
I'm about to leave to go see my back-up midwife...

I'm about to leave to go see my back-up midwife for a stretch and sweep. I'm 1 week overdue today by my ultrasound date. Both DH and I are well and truly ready to have this baby out! I hope it gets...
Forum: Homebirth   01-17-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Dese
You clean it off pretty well before dehydrating...

You clean it off pretty well before dehydrating or freezing it anyway, so I think it would be ok. Wash off with hot hot water maybe? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: January 2010   01-17-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,823
Posted By Dese
I'm still pregnant. It's our 6th wedding...

I'm still pregnant. It's our 6th wedding anniversary today. I never thought I'd still be pregnant for that, so we didn't make any plans! I think we'll try see if we can find a babysitter for our two...
Forum: Homebirth   01-16-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By Dese
My back-up midwife offered to do an internal and...

My back-up midwife offered to do an internal and a stretch and sweep at 39 weeks, which I declined. My midwife/the backups would do a stretch and sweep on request at this point, I'm overdue.

Last...
Forum: Homebirth   01-16-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By Dese
I think it's reassuring to midwifes to be able...

I think it's reassuring to midwifes to be able to check you initially in labour, to determine where you're starting from. You can check yourself for prolapsed cord as far as I'm aware, should be...
Forum: January 2010   01-15-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Dese
I didn't have bloody show until I was in active...

I didn't have bloody show until I was in active labour last time around, so no idea here!
Forum: January 2010   01-15-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,823
Posted By Dese
I'm four days overdue by ultrasound, two by...

I'm four days overdue by ultrasound, two by charting. I've been pretty sick with a cold so I think the baby is waiting. Planning a second home waterbirth with midwifes and doula.
Forum: January 2010   01-15-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By Dese
I've had a cold since before New Years, so I...

I've had a cold since before New Years, so I feel your pain! I'm overdue now too and am sure that is why. Take vitamin c, eat your fruits and vegetables, cut back on dairy intake, get lots of rest....
Forum: January 2010   01-14-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Dese
I was down to 36 1/2 weeks at my 40 week...

I was down to 36 1/2 weeks at my 40 week appointment, and I was only measuring 38 weeks the week before... and 37 for two weeks before that. I think it has to do with the baby dropping.
Forum: January 2010   01-13-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 834
Posted By Dese
Ultrasound EDD of January 11/12... charting date...

Ultrasound EDD of January 11/12... charting date of today. I'm really surprised I'm still pregnant. My daughter was born first thing in the morning on her duedate, so I am officially more pregnant...
Forum: Homebirth   01-13-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Dese
I used the fish one too. It worked fine for me,...

I used the fish one too. It worked fine for me, and the cost is and was a big concern so I'm using the exact same pool again this time around!
Forum: January 2010   01-12-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By Dese
My back-up midwife offered to check and do a...

My back-up midwife offered to check and do a stretch and sweep at 39 weeks but I declined. I think that it's usually a case of if your body is ready it'll do something, but again there's always the...
Forum: January 2010   01-10-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Dese
Those sound kind of like braxton hicks...

Those sound kind of like braxton hicks contractions to me as they are supposed to be painless.
Forum: Homebirth   01-10-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Dese
Once you've passed 37 weeks (or whatever your...

Once you've passed 37 weeks (or whatever your guideline for having a homebirth is) I'd inflate it. I did mine around then and keep it on top of our dining room table against a wall so the cat can't...
Forum: Homebirth   01-10-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Dese
I used a kids pool with my first (the fish pool)...

I used a kids pool with my first (the fish pool) and it worked fine, planning on using it again any day now. My midwife and my sister kept boiling pots of water and taking out water and adding in...
Forum: Homebirth   01-10-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Dese
I think that due to the speed of your first two...

I think that due to the speed of your first two births you should prepare yourself for a homebirth simply out of a lack of time to get anywhere else. If you'd be more comfortable going to a birth...
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