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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-01-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Kharma1182
Well, I'm typing one-handed as I nurse my...

Well, I'm typing one-handed as I nurse my 3-day-old UC daughter (fifth birth, first UC).  
 
Baby 1 (38 weeks, 7lb3oz) was an induced hospital vaginal birth with epidural.  Dr let Daddy catch her....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-31-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By Kharma1182
Awww!  Wonderful birth story!  And born the same...

Awww!  Wonderful birth story!  And born the same day as my own fifth child Faythe!  She also had a short cord (about 17-18 inches), also, my second child I sent myself into labor by mowing the lawn...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-31-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Kharma1182
Took Faythe to the health dept today.  5lb 10oz,...

Took Faythe to the health dept today.  5lb 10oz, 18.25" long.  They said my estimate of a birth weight of 6lbs was likely pretty accurate.  And I was only 0.75" off on her length.  :-)
 
We've...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-29-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Kharma1182
Here is the cut and paste of the birth story...

Here is the cut and paste of the birth story that I posted on Facebook.  :-)
 
Faythe made her debut this morning at 6:28am in the back of a friend's car on our way to the hospital.
 
For the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-28-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By Kharma1182
gratefulstella, if I may ask, where in Nebraska...

gratefulstella, if I may ask, where in Nebraska are you?  And did last night's storms affect you?  I lived in Edgar (southeast of Grand Island) for a while.  Edgar got hit by a tornado last night,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-28-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Kharma1182
Water broke last night around 9, tried all night...

Water broke last night around 9, tried all night to get things going, finally gave up about 5am and went to bed.  Up at 1pm, and within an hour contractions started.  At almost 3pm now, they're...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-27-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Kharma1182
I don't have a way to monitor heartbeat, but...

I don't have a way to monitor heartbeat, but she's staying active.  Took a hot shower a couple of hours ago, contractions slowed WAY down, but then my water broke.  They still haven't picked up...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-27-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Kharma1182
The title about says it all.  Approx 25%...

The title about says it all.  Approx 25% effaced, 3-4 cm dilated, and it hasn't changed a bit through almost 24 hrs of strong, painful contractions ranging from 2-9 minutes apart.  Baby is well...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-19-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By Kharma1182
UPDATE!  Great News!   Had that long-awaited...

UPDATE!  Great News!
 
Had that long-awaited ultrasound today!  After 3 months of wondering and worrying about whether the baby had arms or not, and if there might be any other defects, we finally...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-11-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By Kharma1182
Wow, lots of different opinions on the rhogam...

Wow, lots of different opinions on the rhogam shot, lol!  Still not sure what I'm doing with that.  Baby's sperm donor is not in the picture, and I don't know what his blood type is.  I did get my...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-31-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By Kharma1182
Yes.  Hopefully soon.  The last eleven weeks of...

Yes.  Hopefully soon.  The last eleven weeks of not knowing if my baby has arms or not, has been really tough.  But I managed to lose ALL my IDs in a cross country move right after that ultrasound,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-30-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By Kharma1182
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BlessedJess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361430/would-you-scan-for-twins-and-when#post_17248393)

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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-30-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By Kharma1182
Awesome, I will do some research on that, and...

Awesome, I will do some research on that, and make sure both he and I are prepared for that.  As far as the pregnancy, I guess I've kinda had a *mostly* UP so far, but not by choice.  An all around...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-28-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By Kharma1182
I don't know for sure that I'd scan for twins,...

I don't know for sure that I'd scan for twins, if I wasn't already planning to.  But I'd want some kind of verification.  My reason being this.  With my sister's sixth home birth (fifth UC), she was...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-28-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By Kharma1182
I am 20 weeks pregnant with my 5th child.  First...

I am 20 weeks pregnant with my 5th child.  First two were vaginal hospital births, third and fourth were c-sections.  My boyfriend, on the other hand, has no children, has never seen a birth, or...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-28-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By Kharma1182
This is an awesome idea!  I'm going to have to...

This is an awesome idea!  I'm going to have to do this!
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