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*~*~*Joy's (jolly11sd) Birth Lodge*~*~*

I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes by starting this but I saw that you're past 36 weeks!

I'm so excited to follow your HBAC story!

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Welcome to your lodge, Joy!

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I'm still floored that I'm having a baby soon. Seems not real. But I'm excited. I'll have to post more here later when I have a min.

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Welcome to your lodge! Obviously I have all the love in the world of HBACs, I wish my state would allow them. I am wishing you the most awesome birthing journey over these next few weeks Smile

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Welcome to your lodge!!!

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Welcome to your lodge!

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Welcome to your lodge! I look forward to your intro. Smile

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Welcome to your lodge Biggrin

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Welcome to your lodge! Now, I have somewhere else to stalk you Smile

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Welcome to your lodge!! I look forward to your story Smile

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welcome to your lodge!

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So I’m Joy (31) and DH is Wally or Walter (34). We met in 1999 while attending Chico State in CA. Fall semester we had a water polo class together and both played on a club team. I didn’t even know who he was for weeks but he had an idea about who I was. I was dating a guy form the Rugby team at the time and also pledging a sorority and really just didn’t notice all that was going on around me. About 6 months into the semester we had a carwash for our sorority and Wally brought his friend’s truck to be washed, and then another friend’s car, and that was probably the 1st time I really noticed him. A friend of mine at the time couldn’t believe I didn’t know who he was since we’d all been in the same class for weeks and laughed when I asked her who the cute guy was. A few more weeks followed without me giving him too much thought other than him saying ‘hi’ when we passed on campus and me admiring how cute he was at those moments. As all things go when your barely 20 my BF and I at the time broke up just days before my sorority formal and as a pledge I had to bring a date to this event that I had already paid for and all. So of course I had a friend go scout out if the cute guy from water polo class was single or not before I asked him to my formal last minute. My friend reported back that he was single but that he was very liked by all the ladies and they had all told me to “take a number”. LOL. Of course that didn’t stop me for some reason, I really just needed a date to the dance. The next day I decorated his apartment door with balloons and a big sign asking him to the formal. He called back later and said yes and we’ve been together ever since. I remember coming home from that dance that night and telling my roommates at the time that I was going to marry this guy. They of course all laughed and thought I was crazy but somehow I knew. It really was fate that brought us to the same place at the same time as I had only gone to that college for a year after struggling to earn money to go since my parents thought that college was a waste of time and refused to fund it. Even after getting a partial scholarship to USD the right out of high school. And he had been going to USD for a while but had transferred to Chico that semester to help out his brother whom struggles with a neurological disorder that progressively gets worse as he gets older.
Younger us. During our 1st year of dating at some Greek event. Not the best pic but I lack digital pics from that time in our lives...lol

Anyway we dated all those years. Even a year apart, with me finishing up in Chico and him going back to San Diego to start his career in business. Once I graduated I packed up and moved in with his family in Coronado until I started work (web design) and got a place of my own. Things of course change fast and 6 months later I went back to school to get my teaching credential and he found more stable work becoming a commercial electrician, so not where we saw ourselves going. In 2003 we got engaged. He proposed during a gondola ride around a part of Coronado called the Cays. With champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, gondola guy singing, and followed by an awesome dinner at Lowes resort in Coronado. Even after nearly 5 years together was cute to see him so nervous and the proposal was perfect. We got married a year later on June 5, 2004 in Coronado. Big Catholic wedding with a full mass and we had our reception beach front at a cabana right next to the Hotel Del Coronado. It was beautiful. It is funny now to look back at the past 11 years and see how much we have both changed but how well we have grown together. I’ll have to talk more about having babies next time!

Pic of our wedding in the church

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I love the story of how you met and how he proposed. I too was rather amused when DH proposed cause it was cute to see him all flustered Smile

Sounds like a big beautiful wedding!!! Can't wait to hear more.

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Welcome to your lodge, can't wait to follow your story!
That sounds like such a romantic proposal!!

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Beautiful wedding pic, what a big wedding party too. I bet it was a great day Biggrin

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Your story is so cute! I never pictured you as a sorority chick. Can't wait to hear about having babies!

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"Preggo_in_Tucson" wrote:

Your story is so cute! I never pictured you as a sorority chick. Can't wait to hear about having babies!

LOL...I'm so not the sorority chick now, so far from it. But then I was all about it. Its crazy how much things can change.

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And then we had a Baby!

So after we got married we both agreed that we wanted to wait 2 years before TTC. We wanted to travel some, buy a house, and get more secure in our jobs. I switched school districts a few months after our wedding and had a lapse in my health insurance. So for about 2 weeks we were without BC but decided we knew how to be careful and I figured that would be easy since I normally had really long cycles without the pill. We were so careful but so wrong. I got a BFP about 4 months after our wedding. Both of us really wanted to have kids but like I said we wanted to wait 2 years. I was so nervous but happy. When I told DH he cried and was so upset and stressed about it for a while. It was such a horrible reaction for him to have at the time and I felt like he blamed me for changing our future so much. I think it just really hit him that not only did he have to be a grown man for real but was going to be responsible for a wife and a child, it was a lot for him to take in all at once. After all the initial shock and stress wore off for both of us we got to enjoy the pregnancy. Everything went pretty smooth, just the normal stuff like morning sickness and all. I knew that I wanted to have a natural birth and choose to see a Nurse Midwife that my hospital/provider had on staff. I figured that was all I had to do. Heck I had read “The Red Tent” a few years back and I just planned on squatting and having the baby like they described, no problem. I didn’t ever really read up on childbirth and only attended the biased class that the hospital provided. I think I even skipped the c/s and medication info day because I wasn’t going to use them so why should I know about them. If I could go back in time I would defiantly kick myself! I think I read every book about what to do after baby came but nothing about actually having a baby.
At 38 weeks my MW stripped my membranes and I remember thinking that it was time to get baby out and that 40 weeks was like my deadline and I better get done before I got to that point. So like the MW said starting around 37 weeks we DTD every day, I walked like 1000 miles, took tons of EPO, had a reflexology session, and the day after she stripped me took 2 doses of castor oil. What was my hurry??? 38 week 4 days I had SROM as I went to lie down on the carpet after walking another 1000 miles. I remember hearing the ‘pop’ and then running to the bathroom because heck if I was going to ruin the carpet in our rental apartment…lol. Poor Dh had just gotten home from work and was taking a nap so I took an hour to clean up and get the massive leaking water under control before I woke him and we left. I had never had a BH during the entire pregnancy and still wasn’t having any contractions but the MW had mentioned going to L&D ASAP if this happened. And since I hadn’t educated myself too much I thought that maybe baby would be coming really fast. I mean didn’t your water break right before baby came out? This is where the downhill spiral began, but off we went.

I got checked in and was only like a 1-2 with no contractions. Even though I wasn’t in labor they said I couldn’t go home or leave since my waters had broken. They sent us to walk the halls for 30min to see if that started anything and them come back to be monitored. Our MW checked in with us at this time and announced that she was off shift but would be back in 3 days to see how we did if we were still there. WTF??? I thought she was going to be there the whole time. She said there was some great OB’s and nurses on staff and that I would be in good hands. I was floored. Had not seen that coming and had totally been under the wrong impression when I had chosen to use a MW through our provider. Anyway, once back and all hooked up (wait no one said I had to have an IV put in? I hate needles. Why do I need this?) I still wasn’t contracting so they told me I needed Pitocine. They told me that would start the contractions and then we could go from there. Ok. I thought I would be able to get out of bed, walk around, change positions, go to the bathroom, but apparently I was really wrong. They gave me more and more pit as time went on, them some pain stuff, and eventually an epi when I was at the max amount of pit that they could give me. It was torture and 24 hours after we had arrived I had only gotten to a 3-4 with baby not even engaged. I was so miserable, tired since I hadn’t slept in almost 2 days, and starving since the last meal I had eaten had been breakfast the previous day. We had seen so many doctors and nurses that I couldn’t keep who everyone was straight. Wally was miserable because he doesn’t feel comfortable in the hospital and couldn’t do anything to help me. I was never able to relax with all these people coming and going my anxiety level was through the roof. Another doctor came in at the end and asked us to sign some papers for our c/s. C/S?? No one had even said that was what was going to happen next. She assumed someone had mentioned it and threw in that after 24 hours there would be infection and my baby would be really sick. I begged for an hour while in tears and luckily she left us alone. I prayed my body would do something magical or that DH would pick me up and get me out of there. Instead I sat there for an hour sobbing while DH with no fight left in him told me it would all be ok. An hour later the ‘team’ came in and got me all prepared and wheeled off to surgery. I was so pissed. Our DS Ryland Connor was born 20 min. later (26 hours after my water broke at home) on Aug. 5, 2005. He was 8lbs 14oz and healthy. I never got to see or touch him after he was out. I don’t even remember hearing him. DH has pics of him and one of him being help up next to me but they had all but knocked me out at that point. I woke in recovery a while later and was told both DH and DS were in the nursery. I met DH in my recovery room later that afternoon and didn’t get to see my son until 8 hours after the birth. We were told that he had to be in the nursery for this and that, then shift change for the nurses, ect. DH even went to the nursery to get him but they wouldn’t let the DS out. I remember asking DH to make sure we had the right baby once we got him since I hadn’t yet met him. We had to share a room with another woman whose baby never cried while our son screamed all the time. I got really sick the 1st night (nurse gave me oral meds that made me vomit which is very painful) and had trouble with some side effects of the morphine so they took DS away again since I could care for him. We had loads of trouble nursing and the staff didn’t seem to help or care, they kept pushing formula. The lactation consultant we requested never came to visit during our 4 day stay. The whole hospital experience was a nightmare.
Wally & Ryland on his day of birth. And Ryland 6 weeks old.

After being home for a few days we finally got to see a LC from the hospital that said our son was very tongue tied and therefore not able to nurse well. She said that the procedure to clip under his tongue should have been done in the hospital before we were released and that the pediatrician should have had us referred. It took us some visits the ped, a referral, and a 6 week wait until we got to see the head-nose-throat doc that eventually clipped under his tongue. The difference was night and day. My milk supply was never the same after the whole ordeal but we managed to BF for a good 6 months. My awesome cousin with a DS 2 months older than Ryland had an abundance of BM that she was banking and sent us her extra BM from Florida to use as a supplement instead of formula. I will forever be grateful to her for that. From this we learned that it is a hereditary condition and that DH had his tongue clipped around age 4 to help with speech. Something we will be on the lookout for this time around.

After DS’s birth I lost my teaching due to budget cuts and was out of work for 2 years. As much as we wanted to TTC again it wasn’t the right time money wise. DH really wanted to save for a home and the idea of adding on to our family was overwhelming to him. After DS turned 2 we moved from San Diego to Northern CA where I got a teaching job within a few days. We saved up and in Oct. 2009 bought our 1st house. It has been really hard waiting 4+ years to have baby #2 but the wait has been so worth it. I’ve learned a lot more about childbirth and what I want for myself since having DS1. This pregnancy was planned and welcomed with open arms (no sad tears, only tears of joy) from the beginning. After feeling so misinformed and mistreated during our last birth experience Dh and I are both excited to be having a homebirth and being more in control and more relaxed. I have total trust in my MW this time and have a great connection with her. I just know this will be a great experience.

My pregnancy has been so different than with DS1. I’ve had much worse m/s and my heartburn if raging. Also more tired and have loads of aches, pains, BH’s, and the such. I don’t know if it’s just baby #2 or me getting older. Still I’m enjoying it. Also this pregnancy has flown by. I finished teaching in June and opened a preschool in my house this August. I’m licensed for up to 14 kids and currently have 7 enrolled. Also I started homeschooling DS in July instead of sending him to Kindergarten which is what I used to teach. It’s been a really busy spring/summer and now fall but I’m happy to be doing 2 things I’ve wanted to do for a long time.

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I'm so sorry about how the c-section happened and no one really kept you in the loop. He was such a cute baby!
I'm amazed you were able to breastfeed with a baby who was tongue tied for 6 weeks. Good for you, momma!

Sorry if I missed this somewhere but do you know baby's gender?

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Jenn--Yep, we are having another little boy!

So tired this morning. Woke up at 2am so sick to my stomach. After dealing with that I had a good 2 hour session of pressure waves. I couldn't lay in bed through them so I was pacing the house and sitting places. At 4am, when DH got up for work, I was finally able to lay down through them and feel asleep at 5am. Darn alarm goes off at 6am so I'm up for the day and exhausted. Should have gone to bed earlier! At least my body is doing something this time so I'll take it. I'd still like to wait till after Saturday before these things really do anything though.

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Your story sounds somewhat like mine, but the nurses were better. I am so sorry. It makes me so angry to hear that that kind of thing happens to women. Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks for sharing your story--it's great to learn more about you! I hope you have a MUCH better experience this time around.

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Welcome to your lodge! I can't wait to follow your lodge from start to finish!!

I loved you story about meeting DH and the proposal! Boys are so funny, getting super nervous about proposals they know the answer to. Biggrin And your wedding sounds like a fairytale!

Your first birth experience sounds like the opposite. Sad I'm so glad you are so calm and confident this time and have a midwife you trust. Labor and birth and can be SO COOL that it is a shame when the experience gets all mucked up.

Also, you might be my new hero. Continuing to persevere and nurse for 6 months after DS tongue tie was missed and took so long to fix? You are awesome.

It is so great that you get to stay home now! How are you liking homeschooling? I don't plan on homeschooling but I have an awful lot of bookmarks saved about it. Biggrin I bet teaching a kindergartener one-on-one is super fun. Such a neat time of exploration and discovery.

Oh my gosh and I am finally caught up to today!!!!! Woot for strong waves!!! I had daily waves with DS from 31 weeks on and I looked at it as, the more work I do know the less I have to do on D-Day! Hope your body is getting nice and strong for the big event! When is your next MW appt.?

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Welcome to your lodge! I am so excited about your HBAC!

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Time does change us doesn't it! I was a varsity cheerleader!

I'm sorry your first birth went down the way it did. But you persevered! You're so much better prepared this time around. Your HBAC is going to be amazing!

I wish I could home school! Are you currently running the daycare? How will things work when little brother comes?

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Melissa--So far I am loving homeschooling! Its a lot of work but I'm glad that I'm doing it for him. Next MW appt. is on Tuesday and its our home visit. Yay!

Erin--I am running the daycare/preschool right now by myself and am in the process of getting paperwork done to hire my helper. She can start in the next 2 weeks if all goes well. When LO comes we will be closed for a week and then open right back up with me full time and my helper there part time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it works out well. I plan on wearing him around so that will be easy those first few months and all my kids are ages 2-5 so a little less needy than all toddlers. Again crossing my fingers and toes that I didn't bite off more than I can chew!

Got a nice little 1 hr. nap in while the kids are napping. That felt so good! Tonight is farmers market and then sushi for dinner followed by me going to be extra early. Yay!

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It's so great when you can find ways to work and be a mom at the same time! It might be a little nuts right at first, but you should be fine in the long run.

Enjoy your restful evening!

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Its the first day of Autumn! My favorite! Ryland and I made laterns last week for tonight and we are making some special corn muffins with the kids today.

Slept an awesome 9 hours last night (minus the pee breaks) and feel amazing today! Also ate my weight in sushi last night and didn't have m/s which is rare so I feel like a new woman.

My 36 week belly. I've been so much better at taking pics this time but too bad you can't see my face in any of them. I'd love an SLR that has a viewing screen!

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I've got so much pressure from his head down there tonight its killing me. I know its a good thing but why does it have to turn so much? I was looking at my belly in the mirror tonight and notice that he is pushing his bum out on one side really far because I am so lopsided...lol...its pretty funny.

DH works at 4am tomorrow morning, ick. I've gotta play soccer mom tomorrow morning with DS. LOL, I'm sure it will be a site having my big belly chasing a ball around the field with my 5 year old.

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That is one of the worst hospital experiences I have seen in a long time, wow! All the hospitals I am familiar with in San Diego (mostly north county) are great, including maternity care.

A little education definitely goes a long way, and there is NO way you'll be put. In a misinformed situation again, with what you know now. We can't change the past, but your outcomes are already likely to be better just by the few precautionary steps with care providers and such that you have already put in place.

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"jolly11sd" wrote:

I've got so much pressure from his head down there tonight its killing me. I know its a good thing but why does it have to turn so much? I was looking at my belly in the mirror tonight and notice that he is pushing his bum out on one side really far because I am so lopsided...lol...its pretty funny.

DH works at 4am tomorrow morning, ick. I've gotta play soccer mom tomorrow morning with DS. LOL, I'm sure it will be a site having my big belly chasing a ball around the field with my 5 year old.

Boo to downward pressure, I hate that, as necessary as it is. Have fun with soccer tomorrow Smile

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Woo Hoo, 37 weeks today!!! A little weight lifted off my shoulders since as of today I know without a doubt my MW will deliver us at home. Ahhh, now I'm ready.

Survived soccer practice with DS yesterday. Summer finally decided to show up here so we had (yesterday) and will have 4 days of extreme heat. Ick. Secured 48lbs of apples from my fav. organic apple grower yesterday so the goal for today is to make and can it all into apple sauce for the year. I'm going to set up a stool in the kitchen for the all day event...lol.

Got all our last minute things taken care of yesterday too. Snacks for MW's, snacks for me, some new entertainment items for DS during the birth, cheap nursing bra until I can get a 'real' one later. One thing I can not find for the life of me is under pads for our birth kit. I'm tempted just to get some puppy pads in the pet isle. Those are almost the same, right?

Gonna aim to get a pedicure today too. I haven't had one of those in like a year and I'd love to have nice toes for birth. Not that anyone is going to be looking at my feet...lol.

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The under pads are chux pads, they can be purchased at almost any medical supply place and easily found online. They are blue, big, and highly useful for bedwetters, vomity infants, and pregnant mamas, alike Lol

Have you called around to any local medical supplies to see if they carry them?

Happy 37 weeks! I remember being so relieved when that day rolled around for me with my first daughter, I was so afraid of going early and having to go to the hospital, it was a big weight off to know my midwives could now attend me at home (of course, I didn't expect to have to transfer around 42 weeks, but thats another story ;)).

Great news, as well, about getting some of that last minute prep done. Has your nesting settled in yet?

ETA: here is a link to chux pads, if you want to ship them to yourself (that's what I did, anyway!):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FD2AZ0/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000FA05Y6&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=05GJE69NAJTC5QY9NQH4

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Happy 37 weeks!! How did your applesauce extravaganza go? That sounds delicious by the way!

At the end of DS's pregnancy we would hang way out on the left side and when I look down that side still pokes out just a little further than the right. I love how pregnancy leaves lasting impressions on our bodies! So far this baby has been balled up on the lower right, so maybe he will even me out! I hope the low pressure eased up some!

Your belly picture is too stinkin' cute! It looks like baby might still be a little high, does it feel that way? Or do you think you've dropped?

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Happy 37 weeks and green light for homebirth. I hope you got your pedi. My SIL got one and the OB commented on it when she was in the hospital, so you never know, they may notice Biggrin

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Yay that is great news. And whoa that is a lot of apples. LOL

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Yay for 37 weeks!! Such a relief, that "cleared for NCB" milestone. Smile

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Someone remind me next time that turning 48lbs of apple into sauce and canning it is exhausting! It was an all day event but one of those nesting, 'must get it done' things. I paid for it last night big time. Pedi yesterday (between apple batches) was heaven. I NEED one of the massage spa chair things they have with the lower back setting. Ahh, I would labor on one of those things for sure!

104 degrees here today, ick! Took DS swimming in the pool for a while but it was only 78 in there so a little too cold. Still felt nice to float on my tummy and do some frog kicks. Hopefully it gets down to the 80's before dark so that I can walk laps through the neighborhood while DS and DH ride their bikes.

Taryl--Thanks for the link! We seriously live in the middle of no-where so I'm crossing my fingers that the one drug store we have carries them but I'm not holding my breath.

Melissa--MW says she feels him down really low, so maybe I've dropped some, but his little legs are up super high. He may be a long one. I'm also only 5'1" so my torso is uber short...lol.

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Joy, guess what I'm doing tomorrow??? We started canning apple sauce Friday and I have to finish tomorrow. We did 10 quarts or so Friday and that was a little under half of what needs to be done. woo hoo! I love homemade applesauce, but I hate doing it! We got about 20 quarts of pears done over the weekend though and those turned out delicious, mmm, cinnamon pears!

Congrats on getting to 37 weeks and getting the green light on the HB!!!

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I hear you about the short torso, I have the same problem. You are super woman for doing all that apple processing, wow! Boo to that ridiculously hot weather, though.

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OMG Christa, that is a lot of canning! GL doing it all today.

Home visit this afternoon/evening, yay. First time I don't have to drive an hour to get to my appt.! Trying to stay cool today as it will be another hot one. Love that I have AC, last pregnancy we didn't and it was yucky.

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I was driving an hour to my MW visits as well, and it wasn't fun late in the pregnancy. I have to say I have totally enjoyed the home visits too. And I drove this whole summer with no a/c haha and didn't realize it. I thought I was just being an overheated pregnant lady, but DH came home and took the car in and it was totally out of freon... I felt like such a dork. I drove me and poor DD around all summer sweating and didn't even think that it was out of freon... *doh!*

I hope your appointment goes well today!!

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Love having home visits! Gave them the home tour and we talked about where all the birth stuff will happen. Everything looks good with baby and I. Nothing really to report. All the pressure and pelvic splitting in 1/2 feelings I've been having are super good even if it doesn't feel that way. Got my next 3 appts. booked that will take me into 40ish weeks JIC, we can book more after. Always feel yucky after having to lay on my back and get my belly squished, so painful, that should go away soon though. Can't believe the next time MW's will be at my house will be on LO birth day! So exciting!

Ariel--I'm glad he got the car AC figured out. LOL, can't believe you drove around all summer without realizing it. Too funny.

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Joy, I'm so glad to hear the home visit went well and things are straightened out and scheduled. Boo for feeling icky, though, I am right there with you.

One can hope you won't need all those appointments, right? Wink

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Woo Hoo, found under pads finally!!! No, not at our local drug store or even the one chain store we have (target) but at the grocery store of all places. Right between the depends, pads, and condoms...lol. So random.

Also got the flip cover I ordered in the mail today. Yay. It looks really nice and I can't wait to try it out. Got a 2nds one on cottonbabies.com for $9 and figured I couldn't pass it up. I registered for 2 flip covers and some other CD stuff because family kept asking about stuff to get baby but apparently no one really wants to buy CD stuff that I might actually want/need. Just more clothes that I already have too many of. Small vent over.

Last farmers market of the night tonight (boo) and then Wed. night sushi with DH and DS. Can't ever get enough sushi I swear. Been so flipping tired all day so now its off to bed to get some extra rest. Been have some random contractions at night that I've been noticing but able to fall back asleep through. I'm always so thrilled that my body is doing its thing!

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Yay! I am so glad you found the pads! Sushi is a pregnant lady's prerogative, I ignore the recommendation against it every single pregnancy (common sense goes a long way, if it looks less than fresh or smells fishy, don't eat it! Duh!) and thoroughly enjoy each bite.

Get some rest and hopefully those contractions are nice and productive for you Smile

Melychang's picture
Joined: 05/31/06
Posts: 796

i am late to your lodge...sorry.

I am glad that your body is showing that it knows what to do. Confidence is so important especially with a vbac.

jolly11sd's picture
Joined: 02/02/05
Posts: 3327

Yay, I'm glad I'm not the only person that kicks the no sushi rules out the door and still eats it to its fullest! I just couldn't give it up and yes, common sense goes a long way.

I can't roll over in bed 1/2 the time any more. I seriously had to get on all fours at one point just to switch sides last night. That must be the most pathetic looking things to watch ever. Glad DH was sound alseep. Woke up this morning and thought I had developed a leak or something but found that it was just (I think) the waterproof pad I had finally put over the mattress. I must be a sweaty sleeper or its just really humid now that we are back to lower temps outside. Either way kinda a gross way to wake up.

Allie01979's picture
Joined: 10/10/07
Posts: 4706

mmmmm Sushi, I love it. I don't crave it at all in the first trimester but after that it's all fair game, that and a good cold cut sandwich once in a while with a coffee to wash it down lol, hey everything in moderation right?

TiggersMommy's picture
Joined: 02/14/10
Posts: 6043

I've been so bad at following lodges lately (don't know what could be causing that ;)). Sounds like things are coming together! I think I actually ate more fish while pregnant! I stick to sustainably harvested, low toxin fish so I'm picky and that makes sushi difficult. There are just too many good things in fish to go completely without!

krazykat's picture
Joined: 08/11/07
Posts: 1143

Yeah, sleeping with the water-proof pad always made me really sweaty too.

And I totally lived off of sushi and fresh pineapple while pregnant with DD.

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