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I just got a + this morning <a href="http://ewebetcha.com/personal/dec09test.jpg" target="_blank">HPT</a>. I've been part of MDC when I was pregnant with my boys and have been in the TTC after age 30 with #2 or more list over in the TTC section for the past 5 cycles as we've TTC. I don't feel pregnant at all, but that's definitely a plus sign on the HPT!<br><br>
I already told my SIL, who just had her first baby, but I'm hoping I can hold off and make a big announcement at Christmas to tell everybody else. I usually feel sickest the first month, so if I'm miserable, I might not be able to hold in the news.<br><br>
I'm totally conflicted about finding a caregiver. I had wonderful homebirths with my sons, but they both had respiratory issues and transferred to the NICU. I'd love to avoid that this time around -- even with the same breathing issues, a hospital-born baby could probably spend a night in a special care nursery and then go home rather than 3 days in the NICU. I'm also interested in having an ultrasound/finding out the sex this time, which I haven't done before. I'll probably end up seeing hospital CNMs and showing up in transition so they can't mess up a natural birth too much.<br><br>
I love that being at MDC, wishing for a homebirth is normal. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you!
 

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Congrats and welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Congratulations Momma and welcome, your link didn't work for me, just to let you know. Hey, join us in the December chat thread.
 

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Thanks -- I'm still finding my way around the Aug club. I did fix the link.
 

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Ohhh, its a beauty! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Welcome<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> There is no denying that test! I admit I took another test this morning even though I've known for almost two weeks!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Welcome<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> There is no denying that test! I admit I took another test this morning even though I've known for almost two weeks!</div>
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My dh was sure that Xander was a lottery winning and that we wouldn't get pg again, however I just knew inside that my body had fixed itself and I would get pg again. I did think it would take more than 2 cycles though. So when I had my first period I ordered tests online from Amazon, you can get just the tests pretty cheap so I bought a big supply thinking it was going to be a long time that I needed them. Since they were so cheap and I've had so many I started testing about 10 days past O and once I got the positive (on Saturday), I've tested oh, about 6 times, Lol! Just to make sure the first one wasn't a screw up. And then to see if the line will get darker. With Xander I was nearly to the 2nd trimester when I tested and I had a really dark line so this light pale line kind of freaks me out. But I looked online and it says even a pale line means you're pregnant and that pale line is on every single stick so far. And the line is getting a little darker, yes I admit it, I tested again this morning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
It might seem wasteful but after 16 years of infertility and oh so many negative test I don't care. I LOVE seeing that positive line!!!! However I could so totally do without the nausea.
 

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I'm totally conflicted about finding a caregiver. I had wonderful homebirths with my sons, but they both had respiratory issues and transferred to the NICU. I'd love to avoid that this time around -- even with the same breathing issues, a hospital-born baby could probably spend a night in a special care nursery and then go home rather than 3 days in the NICU. I'm also interested in having an ultrasound/finding out the sex this time, which I haven't done before. I'll probably end up seeing hospital CNMs and showing up in transition so they can't mess up a natural birth too much.<br><br>
I love that being at MDC, wishing for a homebirth is normal. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you!</div>
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DDC crashing here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> First, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!<br><br>
I chose a hospital birth this time because of previous birth complications (my first son's were almost surely because of cascade of interventions, but my second son's were because of a genetic syndrome we didn't know about before birth). Because of the chances of my third baby also having the syndrome my second baby had, I risked myself out of homebirth (I knew an attendant who would have taken me on, but I wasn't comfortable).<br><br>
I chose my OB carefully, was honest with him about preferring a homebirth, and we talked about how I wanted my birth to go.<br><br>
I got to the hospital about 2.5 hours before he was born, but only because it was a 30 minute drive and I didn't want to drive in transition. We didn't go INTO L&D until an hour before he was born, and that hour was transition and pushing. It was a good birth, not perfect, but good.<br><br>
So please feel that you can make a decision that you are comfortable with (if that means hospital, then it's okay!) and then you can implement it if you work with your provider. It's more "work" to advocate for yourself in a hospital, but you CAN have a good birth there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">DDC crashing here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> First, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!<br><br>
I chose a hospital birth this time because of previous birth complications (my first son's were almost surely because of cascade of interventions, but my second son's were because of a genetic syndrome we didn't know about before birth). Because of the chances of my third baby also having the syndrome my second baby had, I risked myself out of homebirth (I knew an attendant who would have taken me on, but I wasn't comfortable).<br><br>
I chose my OB carefully, was honest with him about preferring a homebirth, and we talked about how I wanted my birth to go.<br><br>
I got to the hospital about 2.5 hours before he was born, but only because it was a 30 minute drive and I didn't want to drive in transition. We didn't go INTO L&D until an hour before he was born, and that hour was transition and pushing. It was a good birth, not perfect, but good.<br><br>
So please feel that you can make a decision that you are comfortable with (if that means hospital, then it's okay!) and then you can implement it if you work with your provider. It's more "work" to advocate for yourself in a hospital, but you CAN have a good birth there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Thanks, 2boyzmama -- I know lots of people who went from hospital to homebirth, but no one who did the opposite so it's good to hear stories like this. I just made a meet & greet appt with midwives from the closest hospital and was upfront about what I was looking for and didn't scare them off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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