Oh Bren, what a bummer! I hope it passes quickly!
This is very true. I have had many a mom be told she needs to be induced because of a big baby and end up with a baby 6 lbs. Trust your instincts... somehow our own 6th sense is the best indicator!But I also know that ultrasounds done this far along are often inaccurate, and the final report even mentions that the measurements can be off by 3 weeks!
DDC crashing. We couldn't get the aerator off our sink faucet for my last birth. We ended up connecting a hose to the hot water supply that is normally hooked up to the washing machine. It connected just fine, but there was some worry about the incoming water being too hot for the inflatable pool to handle, and there was no way to mix any cold water in. So I think they ended up bailing buckets of cold water in to even out the temp. It took longer than I was hoping for, but they did get the pool ready in time in the end. If I had to do it from the washing machine hookups again, I would have a hose for the hot tap and a hose for the cold (or some kind of Y adapter to mix the two), so you could get hot and cold water going in at the same time.Question for people who have had/are planning home births with a tub - how did you connect your hose to a water source to fill the tub? I have a hose and bought what looked like the right adapter to fit my sink, but the faucet is new and you can't remove the aerator without a special tool, which apparently came with the faucet, but the plumber who installed it didn't leave the tool behind. So my adapter is useless. So I guess my question is whether I can hook the hose up to the bath tub faucet somehow...? I know this is a question for the hardware store people, but I wanted to see if anyone here had done it that way.
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You use the hose as a siphon to remove the water. I have only done this in warm weather before, and always siphoned out the door. I guess we will have to siphon into our bathtub to avoid creating an ice skating rink outside!I can understand how you fill a pool in your house with an adapter to the sink for the hose, but how do you empty it afterwards?