***Kristen's (Ourfirstblessings) Birth Lodge!***

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***Kristen's (Ourfirstblessings) Birth Lodge!***

I thought it was a good idea to celebrate your milestone today by starting your lodge a little early!

Congrats again on your milestone and welcome to the homestretch! Lets hope baby bakes long enough so we can enjoy your lodge a little bit :bigwink:

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Yahoo Welcome to your lodge!!! Congrats again on making it this far!!! Bake baby, bake! Smile

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Welcome to your lodge! I can't wait to learn more about you and hear about your final few weeks!

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Welcome to your lodge!!! Congrats on making it this far, and here is to at least a few more weeks! Biggrin

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Welcome to your lodge! Congrats.

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Welcome to your lodge!!

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Welcome, I look forward to following at least a couple weeks of this pregnancy!! Bake baby bake:)

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welcome to your lodge!

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intro...

ok, first I think I'm going to cry I'm so surprised to see this here! I feel so lucky to be surrounded by such a supportive group of woman!

Our Story
I'm Kristen (25) married to Jason (33) for 5 1/2 years now. We met when I was just 18 and on my way to my freshman year of college. He had just started working with my cousins dh at a very small police dept. I went for a weekend (it was a few hours from where I was going to school) and met Jason, I found him to be very attractive however, didn't think much of it since he was 8 years older than me! The year went fast and on my way home I stayed a week at my cousins visiting before returning to my summer job. During that week Jason always ended up at my cousins for dinner (hmmmm...sneaky) we spent hours talking and 2 nights in a row stayed up all night talking about life etc. I felt like a little girl (maybe in some ways I was) but I adored him. I stopped by his house on the way out of town and we shared our first kiss. I spent the summer at home working (3.5hrs away) but we decided we would 'date'. we talked everyday (yay for free nights cell phone plans lol) and it was about a month into the summer that I knew i truly loved him and I would marry him. He invited to me go with his family on a house boating trip, I was nervous b/c this would be the first time to meet any of his family and if they disliked me I was stuck on a houseboat for 6 days with them!!! Well it all worked out fine and I loved his family. His sister and I hit it off immediately and had a great time (even though she thought I was too young for Jason and that he should be dating me lol). I know I'm leaving a lot out but we fell deeply in love over the summer visiting each other when our weekends matched up and I made the decision to move to his town and continue school at a community college. We were engaged in Sept. 02' and married in Mar. 03'. It seems like it went so fast but I really knew he was for me and we have had a wonderful marriage. I continued my education and played college softball (oh so fun). We knew we wanted kids but I also needed to finish school. We made the decision to move to my home town where I would continue at a 4 year school and he could work for a bigger dept. with a pay increase. I graduated in 2005 and that's where our next journey came

TTC...
I had been on depo since just prior to us getting married. My sister had been on it and looooved that she did not have her period. Honestly it sounded great to me. I travelled a lot for sports and it was just nice not having to deal with that. I had heard that it can take a while to get preg. after being on it but really thought I was young and it would be no big deal. I had my last shot in April 05' with the expectation that it would 'wear off' the beg. of July 05 and we would officially be ttc. I found a new doc. close to home who worked out of a hosp. that had amazing reviews. Cycles came and went and I didn't know much about charting and was never really interested in temping etc. I just watched my body and kept track of my cycles. It was frustrating at first b/c I would be regular for a few months, then be late, then reg. etc. The year came and went with no baby and I was pretty sad. I discussed this with the doc. and she believed my body was adjusting to being off depo and it would take time. However, if we were still not preg. by feb. 07 we would discuss 'options'. November 06 came and I was late, and I didn't think much of it b/c I had been late before. Well we all know what happens in nov/dec. the holiday time got super busy and I totally ignored the fact that I never had my cycle in nov. We went for Christmas (early 15th ish) to J's families and I packed a whole box of tampons b/c I just kept expecting my cycle...well we were on the way home and just days away from my sister's big new years eve party and i thought hmmmm...I should take a test. Dh was at work (we had tested together once before and it was hard to see him disappointed so I thought I would keep it to myself b/c I really didn't think I was preggo). I took the test and occupied my mind for 3 minutes. I walked to the bathroom expecting a neg. and to spend some time crying. I was SHOCKED when there were two beautiful pink lines. I had to go get our dogs from the boarding facility so I called dh and told him he should come home and say 'hi' to our dogs since we'd been gone awhile. Well he got home and I handed him a test, my hand absolutely shaking and I just smiled. We cried together a lot and then called EVERYBODY. His parents first, I could not talk I was crying and just so happy. So 16ish months after starting ttc we were expecting our first lo.

I'll save ds's pregnancy/arrival for another post but I had a good friend who was all for natural birth and this spiked my interest and I knew that I wanted to go natural and dh was on board. Our doc. answered every question the way I hoped at our first appt. and we had a very supportive hosp. birth center to deliver at, but like I said that story will be another day.

Isaac...
When ds was a 3 months old we had to stop bfing (another lengthy story) and I knew my mini pill wasn't/wouldn't work if I wasn't bfing too. So well we started secretly ttc our 2nd I was very afraid it would take a long time but was optimistic. My cycles returned to normal and I was a week late for my feb. cycle and *knew* I was preggo. I took a test and it was neg. and I was sad. Another week went by with nothing and my gf wanted me to go wine tasting for her wedding so I called my nurse and asked for a blood test which they did w/o hesitation. It was neg. and again I was pretty sad. So I went and drank some wine LOL. I became very frustrated b/c I just didn't understand why my body would skip a cycle for no reason that I could find. March came and by our Anniversary (the 22nd) I still had not had my cycle so I thought I should test (it would be a fun day to find out) I used the digital test b/c I didn't want my mind to see anything that wasn't there. It came out preg. rather quickly and I was super excited. We wrapped it up and told dh it was from Connor, he guessed what it was before he opened it. We again called our family and were super excited. I went to the doc and she wanted to do and u/s b/c I technically had not had a cycle since Jan 16th and she wanted to make sure of our dates. I was 7wks and a few days preggo putting my edd at Nov 17th!

With Connor I really wanted a surprise and promised dh that our next baby would be completely his choice. He wanted to find out so at our u/s we found out that Connor would have a brother. This was no surprise to me b/c I honestly believed that I was having another boy so the u/s confirmed to me what I already knew. Preg. is not the easiest thing for me. I have been *lucky* (lol) to vomit the whole time if I don't take meds and well I just generally feel like crap. I really try to not complain after my experience with Connor being early so I'm giving your girls permission to slap me if I start whining about being hugely pregnant.

Ok that's all for now, if you've read my novel thanks if not well that's okay too! more to come...

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I loved reading your intro!! Welcome to your lodge!!

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a few pics...

this is from our wedding

my college graduation

tired new parents!!!

brand new baby Connor

and because i can't resist
my big boy at the park (snotty nosed and all)

loving the swing

I hope the pics aren't too big, thanks for looking!

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Its always nice to get the story and pictures behind the screen name!

Loved your intro!

I have SO MANY snotty/crusty nose pics of DD Biggrin

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Ahh, I love your wedding pic! Aren't yall just the cutest thing ever?? And I definitely agree with Kristin - nice to see the faces behind the names! Biggrin Can't wait to hear the rest of your intro!

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Loved the intro and pictures. Can't wait to here about Conner's birth.

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Great intro and great pics! I look forward to reading your birth story!

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Loved the intro and the pics. Congrats on your lodge!

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Welcome to your lodge, Kristen. I loved your intro and your pics.

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Welcome to your lodge!! I love your intro and the pics too!!!

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Connor's birth story

Ok, so i'm kinda emotional today (ugh pregnancy lol) and I've been doing a lot of thinking about connor's birth. It really wasn't bad but some things still really, really hurt and when I go back there mentally the emotions seem so raw, geesh! Well anyway here is his story warning...it's long.

For me it starts on Tuesday July 17th. (34+1) I had a reg. appt. and since late June I had had aweful swelling. I thought it was pretty normal, it was summer, it was hot and I was pregnant. My nurse took my bp and it was 134/80, not too high really but for me it was way up. I had sat most of the pregnancy less than 110 over less than 70ish. I was surprised but not overly worried. My doc came in and asked how I was and I told her I was surprised that my bp was up. She pulled up my chart (everything is computerized) and the nurse didn't put it in. She asked if I remember what it was and she responded with a "hmmmmm..." She stepped out and I heard her telling the nurse she needed to be more careful and make sure vitals are recorded b/c this could be a symptom of other things etc. I also heard her ask the nurse about my urine and she said trace protein. All of this had me wondering but my doc. was not too concerned. She said that I needed to watch my salt intake and rest, rest, rest for the week. She said she wanted to see me again the following week and to call if I had any sudden headaches or seeing spots. We discussed what would happen if my bp was still up the next week. She said they would do a 24hr urine collecting and some labs and we might be discussing induction around 37weeks.

I tried to not worry. I gave my mom a call (she lives in MO and we are in OR) to let her know there *might* be a chance that we would induce around 37 weeks but it was prob. nothing. She was literally outside the travel agents office about to book her flight out for early Sept. and asked if I wanted her to wait, I said not, it was nothing and everything would be fine, we were not going to have a baby until late Aug. Friday of that week came around and my whole face (eyelids, lips, etc.) were swollen and I was annoyed. I continued to relax and didn't want to call b/c I thought she would put me on bedrest and I had some things I wanted to get done. I had an appt. on Tues. anyway so it was only a few days away.

I asked dh to go with me to my next appt. b/c *if* we were going to be discussing a possible induction I wanted him there. Tues July 24 I stepped on the scale ath the office and I had gain.... 20LBS!!! My nurse and I looked at each other, kinda laughed and she said, lets do that again, yup 20lbs! We went into the room and my bp was 149/98. I started crying. DH told me to relax, that everything would be fine, I knew that it wasn't good. My doc walked in the room, looked at me and said, I believe you have pre-e, you are going to go check in to L&D and likely not be leaving until we have a baby, I said no and cried some more! My doc is really wonderful, I hope I'm not making her sound cold. She told me that everything would be fine and that at 35wks baby is going to be healthy but small. She checked me b/c she wanted to know how 'favorable' my body would be to an induction. Thankfully I was at stretchy 1 and 30%. She said that with all my symptoms it would not be safe to send me home. We talked about when induction would be and she said it would be determined after the results of the 24hr unrine analysis but likely Thurs/Fri. We talked about Pit. and I shared my fears over not wanting an epi. She was very encouraging about being able to 'go natural' even with pit. etc. So off we went, we made a million phone calls and checked into l&d (right across the street from our doc's office) where the fun began.

Everytime I had to pee I buzzed the nurse so she could collect it. I was not 'admitted' yet b/c the nurses thought there was a chance I would be sent home on bedrest. Dh headed home at somepoint tuesday to start some things around the house and sleep at home b/c the next few days were so unknown. MIL/FIL headed up and SIL came down to our house and took every piece of baby clothes we had home, washed and organized everything and put babies room together for us. Our family really stepped in and cleaned my house (that was on my to do list, I really thought I had 5-7 weeks left). I cannot ever repay my family for everything they did for us that week.

Wed afternoon my urine was sent of for analysis and around 5pm the hosp. ob came in (dh had just left again for the day to have dinner with his family) and said he had my results. He said an okay amount of protein would be 300mg and I had 6,850mg and with my bp continuing to rise we needed to deliver. He said that they were going to start a Mag. drip to try to keep my bp down and my doc would be over later to insert and discuss the cervadil and the induction in the morning. Doc. came in and we talked about the 'what if's'. Our hosp. does not have a nicu, *if* baby needed extra care he would be sent to a hosp. about an hour away and I would remain a patient with them until my bp was under control (hopefully not much more than 24hrs after birth). She wanted us to know all the 'what if's' so nothing was a surprise etc. So we were prepared (as much as you can be) for that.

I called dh and he headed back to the hosp. to be with me. My nurses were so nice and told me that the mag. would likely make me feel rather 'yucky' and there were barf bags put next to my bed. Within 20ish minutes of starting the mag. i felt horrible. I started puking (ugh) and was very dazed. I think I got the cervadil around 7pm. My sister and her dh came to hang out before they went to the airport to get my mom (she jumped on a plane wed. morning). The nurses were taking my vitals every hour b/c of the mag. and I vaguely remember them asking my sister/BIL to leave b/c I needed as little stimulation as possible. I felt bad, but I really had not idea what was going on. I guess it was at that point dh was told that my bp was dangerously high and we could not have any more visitors until after baby was born. They stopped telling me my bp at 160something/101. I know I saw my mom or atleast talked to her sometime on thursday but I don't really remember.

Wed. night I was very sick (puky) and had to be checked (vitals) every hour. I slept like crap and by thursday morning I was ready to get the show on the road. The pit was started at 6:30 and the ctx. were really mild, many I was not even feeling. My doc stopped in sometime in the morning and we talked about her breaking my water (she did not say it but I know it was b/c with everything we were on a 'time limit' to get baby her vaginally). she didn't think she could get the tool in at that point so she said she would be back after lunch. Dh and I spent some time talking and I tried my best to rest. I had continual monitoring for me and baby and I swear he moved all the time and the nurses were adjusting my straps every half hour or so, we got a laugh out of that. My doc came back during lunch (around 1) and I was still only a stretchy 1, during the middle of her telling me she could feel a bulgy bag but didn't think she could get the hook in there...POP my water went everywhere! It did not hurt but it was one of the strangest feelings ever, it made a huge mess and I of course apologized! After my water broke the ctx really picked up. Oh how I wanted to walk or do something other than lay on my side. Dh rubbed my back during them and my nurse was so encouraging telling me I was doing a great job etc, etc. We had discussed our wishes for a 'natural' birth and the nurses knew that I would ask about pain options if I wanted them.

3:30 I felt tons of pressure and the ctx. were getting really hard to handle. I asked to be checked and I was *only* 4-5 cm. That is when I ready to discuss something. We decided on nubain and my nurse told me that if I imagined the ctx. like a mountain, the nubain would take the peak off and allow me to relax in between. I was exhausted and thought I had another 5hours of these ctx. left! So nubain was administered sometime around 4pm. I still felt every ctx but slept in between them. Around 6 I nearly shot up and told dh I had to push or poop or something! He called my nurse and she checked me and said your complete. You need to breath through these next ctx. till the doc gets here, she's on her way. She called out to the nurses station and made it very clear they needed to tell my doc. that baby was coming now! She was a great nurse, dh held my hand and my nurse looked my in the eyes and breathed with me through 2 -3 ctx (well really blowing out rapidly) it really helped to make me not have the urge to push.

My doc walked in by 6:10 and said I could start pushing, 2 pushes to move baby down, 1 for babies head and bairly 1 for babies body at 6:23pm Connor John was born weighing 4lbs 5oz and 17.5in long. Sometime just prior to pushing our nurses said that baby would likely be taken down to the nursery and evaluated to make sure he was healthy enough to stay. I remember doc. telling me his head was out but I could not look, my eyes would not open! Then he was all the way out she said here's baby! I looked down and not hearing him cry, I said "cry baby, please just cry" and he did, and I laid down from exhaustion! Dh said, "It's Connor" (the sex was a surprise) and it took me a minute to register that he just told me we had a boy!!! I was completely exhausted. I remember watching the nurses spend a little time with him and wondering why they weren't taking him anywhere. I felt very foggy and things seemed to be moving in slow motion. They then told me he was fine, apgars of 8 & 9! At some point (within 20 minutes dh went out and told the family that he was here, he was a boy and everything was fine). I know at some point pretty quickly the placenta was delivered and I did not need any stitches. The nurses were great and grabbed our camera and took pics for us. Dh gave ds his first little bath in the sink in our room and then he was bundled tight and held by his dad.

*******this one of those things about it that really hurts and gets me very emotional******
I do not remember holding him for the first time. I am pretty sure dh is the one who gave him to me. I have thought through this a million times and I cannot find that memory. I rememer watching the nurses show dh how to swaddle him, and put a diaper on but I do not remember holding my son for the first time and that hurts, really bad. In fact I really do not know with any accuracy what happened from the time he was born to the time dh went to get our parents to meet him (just after 8pm). I vaguely remember watching his grandparents meet him and then having our Sisters and their dh's come in. I remember telling SIL than my niece and nephew could hold him (she was nervous b/c he was so small), they were so careful and of course someone was right there with them. I remember the first night he slept in a warmer in our room b/c he was not holding his temp on his own. I remember my wonderful aftercare nurse syringe feeding him that first night. I wish I had taken a picture of him in his little warmer that night, he was so relaxed.

Friday is hazy too, I know we had lots of visitors and I was pumping every 3 hrs. he tried to bf w/o any success. our nurses were great and helping us feed him. Honestly I was afraid to unwrap him and hold him close to me b/c I thought he would be cold. I was still on the mag and still felt rather crappy. FINALLY fri. night at 6ish my mag was turned off and we just kept the lock thing in for 'just in case'. Friday night he was holding his temp better and he slept in his basssinett right next to my bed, i remember staring at him and thinking he was just so beautiful.

Saturday was the best day (and his only 'setback') I was holding him and he started to look gray, I tried moving him around and stimulating him and he didn't really respond. We called for a nurse and I think all the comotion got him going again. The nurse handed him back to me in a just a diaper and I was terrified, he was soooo small to me and I had not held him yet w/o being wrapped in 2 blankets. She said that I should do as much skin to skin as possible, all day if I wanted. I held him and I cried, for the first time I was really able to take him all in and I was overjoyed! His little body next to mine was the sweetest feeling. We actually selpt 'kangarooed' than night. My doc said that if all continued to go well we could head home Sunday afternoon. The LC came in and we made a feeding plan, taught me how to use the SNS. My milk had not come in yet and we were having to supplement b/c he had dropped to 4lbs 1oz and that was as far as they wanted him to go.

Sunday we were released and we had appts. the following week with the LC and our doc. (my doc is a family doc so she's our 'everything' doc). Going home was so exciting but so nerve wracking. we had had nearly 4 days of all the help we could need and once we went home it was us!!! Our nurses were encouraging and one said that she knew we were going to do great, they don't have a lot of the 'small' babies at this hosp. and sometimes they are nervous sending them home but she told us that while we were there we really showed that we would do fine and ofcourse would call if we needed any help. I really appreciated that compliment. Sunday afternoon we arrived home and got to relax with our new baby.

The first few months were full of ups and downs, slow weight gains and meetings w/a GI but in the end everything was fine and he's as healhty as can be. I am so thankful he did not have to be transferred to the NICU, I would have been a wreck! Looking back, I wish I would have never gotten the nubain, of course I did not know I would go from 5 to complete in under 2 hrs. I really don't know if it was the mag or the nubain that made everything so foggy. For having to be induced at 35+3, everything went really well. I was able to deliver vaginally and I have a beautiful little boy. There are just bits and pieces that I don't think I will ever get over. I was/maybe still am mad at my body for not being able to complete the pregnancy. The health issues he had later on I blamed on myself, I always thought that had I not gotten sick.....(a million little things). I felt betrayed by my body and robbed of the labor experience that I wanted.

I feel like I've done a decent job processing my feelings and I am very exciting for this new journey. I love my hosp. (completely respectful and NCB friendly) I have the same doc as before and she knows my wishes and is very supportive. Sorry that got so long, thanks for reading!!!

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Thanks for sharing your birth story. I'm sure it's emotional for you to think about that experience. I'm sorry you had pre-e and had to be induced and have a birth so different from what you hoped for, and I'm glad you and Connor were both healthy in the end. I hope you get the experience you really want this time.

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Welcome to your lodge Kristen. Great intro, I loved how you told your DH you were expecting (both times)!! I was totally crying along with you as I read Connor's birth story - I can't read Shaylen's without crying either. Having a preemie is such an emotional roller coaster - I am so glad he got to go home with you and has done so well. I look forward to hearing all about Isaac's birth!

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Welcome to your lodge. Thanks for the wonderful intro and sharing your beautiful birth story.

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Thank you so much for sharing Conner's birth story. I'm so sorry it didn't go as planned, but in the end you had a healthy baby and were able to deliver vaginally. Those are both very positive things. :bigarmhug:

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Thanks for shareing so much with us, I just got all caught up and really enjoyed your stories. Your birth story is very close to home for me, while my first wasn't at all preemie (actually 5 days late) my experience was much like yours. I have much hope that your next will be better. My second birth experience was soooo different, and is something that my DH and I really bonded through. I really feel like you'll have a better go around with this birth. I'm excited to keep following your story:)

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Thanks for sharing your intro, I really hope you get the birth you want this time. Oh, and welcome to your lodge!!

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Hi there! Congrats on your lodge...loved the pictures and reading Connors birthstory. I'll be keeping track of you :)!

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"ejf123" wrote:

Hi there! Congrats on your lodge...loved the pictures and reading Connors birthstory. I'll be keeping track of you :)!

Hi Erika, it's good to see you. How are you? August is so cute all snuggled up, I hope all is going well!

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36wk appt.

I had my 36 week appt and it was great! First I'm GBS --------, so yay for that. Everything as far as bp etc is good. I am a 'very stretchy' 1cm and baby is between -2/-1 station. Cervix is still long. I am not putting any weight into the checks but I don't think i'll be able to resist getting checked each week, hmm we'll see how I feel next week.

I got to ask her a bunch of questions as far as 'routine' deliveries. Upon admission they need to get 20min of baby hr then i'm free to move about, utilize birthing aides and have intermentant (sp???) monitoring with a doppler. I do not have to have any kind of IV or a heplock. she said that this time baby should go straight from canal to ME!!! I get more exciting with every visit and truly believe that this time I'm going to get my chance and delivery the way we want it. I love how supportive my doc is.

funny note of the appt, while she was checking me she was saying that my bag was a little bulgy but she said "i won't be pushing on that b/c we know what happened last time!" referring to her breaking my water while checking me with ds. it was pretty funny.

Anyway all is well, i've had some 'crampy' days this week but nothing really to notice.

I do have a question, obviously he's low b/c of where she can feel the head. but have any of you guys felt like baby has dropped and then later crawled right back up into your ribs??? I kinda gauge where he's at by measuring where my tummy is from by boobs (lol) and sometimes he still seems so high while other i feel like he's going to explode out b/c i have so much vaginal pressure!!! hope i'm not weird!

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I loved your intro! Welcome to your lodge!

I'm glad you had such a great appointment - I really can't believe you're 36wks already, where has the time gone?!

I think it's entirely possible for babies to go up and down a bit. My babies never engage or really go down into my pelvis at all until I'm in labour, and on the few occasions they have they tend to "float free" again. It's really annoying as I'd really like the pressure to be gone from my ribs but ho-hum!

I can't wait to follow your last few weeks and hear all about your birth experience and see cute little baby pics!

Love,

Sarah-Jean

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Mine lock in and stay there from early on, I'm just under 5'1" so they don't have a choice:) It's very possible that he's moveing around still, infact when my mom was expecting my sister and I they told her we were locked in place one head down the other breech, and when she went in for the c-section on of us had flipped! ANYTHING can happen. Here's to hopeing the rest of your pregnancy is easy.

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Hi - I'm just catching up now. Welcome to your lodge! Great intro, pics and birth story. I agree with a PP - it's so nice to put a face with the name!

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I just read your birth story, TFS. I can see why you would feel upset, I'm really hoping that you have a much better experience this time.

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I think anything is possible...August moved back up while I was in labor. Smile

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Yay for GBS-----

I do think it is possible for them to move back up although it's never happened to me.

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Welcome to your lodge. Your birth story was very emotional for me as the birth of my DS was very similar. I too fell a bit robbed of the first time I held him. I only remember those moments based on pictures. FWIW, I did not have nubain, but I did have the mag and fully believe it was the reason I was so foggy and out of it.
Its great that your Dr. is so understanding and attentive. My Dr with my DS compleetly ignored my pre-e signs and didn't treat me until I was in late stage of labor causing post labor to be very traumatic to my body and a huge blur.
I hope you get the L/D you envision this time and I hope that it helps to heal some of those sore spots left from your DS's birth. I look forward to following your journy!

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"ourfirstblessing" wrote:

Hi Erika, it's good to see you. How are you? August is so cute all snuggled up, I hope all is going well!

This is your lodge, but you asked, so I'll answer :)!
We are doing really well, I love being a Mom!
I go back to work on Monday so that's a bit of a bummer...but other than that we are thriving and trying to soak in every moment! Thanks for asking! Smile

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Just checking in on you, hope all is well!

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"GraysonsMom" wrote:

Just checking in on you, hope all is well!

Thanks, everything is going well. Nothing to report from here. This week has gone very fast I can't believe it's friday. My weeks change and weekly appts are mondays so fridays seem like the end. We get together with friends on Sundays for football. This week it's at our house so that will keep up busy. I am going grocery shopping tomorrow BY MYSELF (phew) ds is really good but the big shopping trips have gotten exhausting.

Ohhh, I 'get' to order my new wrap it's a belated birthday gift from my IL's and DH wahoo, I'm going to get a babyhawk and I'm super excited.

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Yeah for a new wrap!! I really like the baby hawk!

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Oooh, I am jealous!!! I want a BabyHawk so bad - I think that is gonna be my one big splurge!!

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very off day...

Gosh I've just felt so crappy today. I woke up and was having lots of stomach pain (crampy etc.) and (tmi warning) had a bm and expected it to go away, i am pretty sure i was having some ctx. most of the morning. dh and ds had a hair cut and i went along, it was nice to walk around, my stomach has hurt all day, i've not been hungry. i've been nauseous and had lots of very loose bm's (sorry seriously tmi). i'm dizzy and just ready for the day to be done. i hope this passes and i can sleep tonight, we have friends coming over for football tomrrow too and just hope i feel better, sorry for the complaints!

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Sorry you were feeling so bad yesterday!!! Sad :( I have days like that sometimes, where you just feel kinda sick and BLAH all day.... Don't worry about the TMI haha, I think there is not much we haven't heard at this point! I have been having a lot looser BM's for a couple weeks now - supposed to mean you are getting close to labor, but doesn't seem to be the case with me yet, haha!!!

Hope today is going better for you, and that you are having fun watching football with all your friends!!!

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Sorry your feeling so yucky, and I hope that it's a sign of things to come soon. Hope you get a nap in today.

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Hope your general yuckiness is a sign that things are progressing. They all do sound like promising signs! I do hope you feel better soon though.

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Sounds like your body is getting ready for labor!
My doula told me to call her when I had diareaha (can't spell it).

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How are you feeling today? Hope your better or in labor. Let us know when ever you have a chance.

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much better...37wk appt

Hey girls, Oh I am feeling so much better, sorry I didn't post yesterday, we had a full house. Well the crapiness of saturday did something. At 36wks I was a loose 1cm with no effacement and well today at 37wks I'm a loose 2cm and 50% WAHOO. I know it can still be a while but it's just nice to hear progress. Isaac is still head down and everything looks good. I am really liking these weekly appointments. I told my doc about saturday and she said...ooohhh sometimes that means things are getting close. I guess we shall see. I'm sure i'll still be pregnant mid nov. and look back at this and laugh at myself!

We are going to SIL/BIL's for halloween (mil is coming up too) so that will make the weekend go quick. I have to get out and pick out Isaac's coming home outfit. That is something I did not get to do with Connor and will be doing this time. I got the carseat cover and bouncer cover washed and put back together. We are going to install the carseat next week. Thankfully dh knows how to do it too so if need be he can do it.

Happy FULL TERM TO ME!!!

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I'm so happy to hear you are making progress.

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Glad to hear you're making progress. Happy full term!

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Yay for progress!!! Biggrin I sooo hear you about still being pregnant in November LOL.... Oh well, maybe we will be both there together haha.... So happy you made it to full term, that has to be a great feeling! Smile

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Congrats on being full term!

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