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I know it's late, but I think you still have time to tell us all about you!!!

Welcome sweetie and I'm so excited for you!!

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Oh I'm excited too! I wanna hear all about it! I just got done reading the thread about the Orgasmic Delivery, I think thats totaly you Cheryl!

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Cheryl, I look forward to getting to know you better!

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Welcome!!

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Welcome sweetie! Congrats on your lodge!

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Oh I love new lodges cant wait hear your story!!

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Welcome to your lodge!

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Hello ladies!!!! I cant believe you made me a lodge Kara. I love you!!!
The orgasmic birth is totally me!!! (For those of you that dont know me....pregnancy has equalled more sex for me....and I love it!!!)I plan on looking further into it and asking my MW about it. I really wonder if it is "ORGASMIC"
Thank You all for the warm welcomes. I cant wait to tell my story and write a real intro. I will prob post it later on today or next week but in the meantime....

My name is Cheryl of course.lol I do have an appt next wednesday and my EDD is July 6th. I really hope the full moon next week has some sort of crazy magic on my body and gives me my little boy. My pregnancy has been super easy this far and I can hardly believe Im at the end. My DH, Jimmy, and I have been doing some of the natural induction methods to try to prevent going past my due date, but we all know how that can go. I look forward to getting to know you all better and to share my life, my love, and my beautiful little boy with you all.

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welcome to your lodge!

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OOPS and welcome to your official lodge! Wink

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Welcome! Can't wait to hear about your beautiful birthing! Biggrin

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Welcome!

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Welcome to your lodge!

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Welcome welcome!!!!

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Welcome to your lodge! I can't wait to hear about your upcoming birth!

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Welcome to your lodge!

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Welcome to your lodge Cheryl!!!

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Hooray, Cheryl! :jumpingbeans:

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How have you been feeling? Do you feel "ready" for this LO's arrival?

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So Cheryl, the full moon is tomorrow...feeling like nesting or anything?!?!? Wink

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Yeah for more lodges! Congratulations on yours, looking forward to your journey.

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Official Into…Its long…sorry gals


Well my name is Cheryl. I was born and raised in Tennessee. Im 23 and married to what I believe is the most wonderful man, Jimmy. We were best friends throughout high school and inseparable. Our senior year it just felt it was right to be together for the rest of our lives. I never thought I could love someone so much. We dated for about a year before we got engaged but we both felt we were too young to jump the gun and get married. So on our fourth year anniversary we decided it was time and that we weren’t going to find any other person in this world that made us happy and laugh on a daily basis. We got married last year in Las Vegas on April 2. Planning a wedding at home became too stressful with all of the guests and family so we planned a big wedding out there for just us. It was absolutely amazing!!! When we returned to Nashville we hosted a huge reception for all of our family and friends. It turned out to be the wedding of my dreams.
We are now expecting our first July 6th. We were trying for about 6 months when surprisingly we got our BFP. I had no idea I was prego until all of my ovulation tests kept coming up positive for over a week. I went to the doc to confirm and well we were 6 weeks prego already. I knew from the moment we started trying that I wanted to have a natural (no drugs) birth. I’m afraid of the needle in the spine thing and not being able to feel what’s going on. My mantra……The pain will only get so bad…..then there is a beautiful gift waiting at the end. My husband fully supports me on this and after reading all of the pros and cons on an epi…he firmly believes that I shouldn’t have one. The rest of my family is a little hesitant and doesn’t think that I can handle it….so I guess we will see here in the near future.
Let’s see…..some other odd and end things about me….I have two awesome pups…Alley and Peanut ( Ill post pics sometime). I am currently on maternity leave from school. I attend the University of Phoenix for Business Management. I hope to be done soon so that I can successfully open my own business. We will see how that goes tho. Right now I work very closely with my Dad running his heating and air business. He started it back in 94 and I have been with him for the past 6 years. I am learning the business very well along with DH by my side.
I have a great life….in my eyes and cannot wait to share it with a little me.lol
I look forward to getting to know you all and I thank you for all of the support and encouragement that I receive. You truly don’t know how much it means to me.


If there is anything I left out…or you guys wanna know…please ask. Im a tell all kinda girl.

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I feel totally ready for Aydens arrival. I really cant wait to meet him. He has been very calm here for the past few days so I wonder if he is resting for his journey.

Im so anxious about this full moon tomorrow. I really hope it brings on the pain. hahaha. DH and I went walking last night and we could see the moon really well. I told him I want to be in its presence when its out so maybe it will help.lol He then asked if I was going to kneel and pray to it. Ha Ha Ha. He is a jokester.
Im doing everything I can to naturally help with this labor....I have no clue if its working.
I do go see the MW tomorrow. I havent met this one yet so it should be fun. I believe I have to do the GBS swab....and and internal. If there is no progress this will be my last check b/c I dont want to feel like a failure. KWIM?

I am feeling very good these days. I nested somewhere during the middle of my pregnancy and of course now I want to again but Im so exhausted. I want to sleep but cannot find a position that is comfy. I hope to rest soon cuz tomorrow could be the big day....or night!!!!

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Cheryl, you crack me up! Wink

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Cheryl, I love your intro!! Is your nursery all done? Is it all Gator, or what?? Wink

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I have the nursery done but we only gave him a few gator things which havent arrived yet. OOPS Smile But I actually did it in bumblebees. It is very relaxing. Ill try to post some pics up tomorrow....my stupid SD card wont read in this computer....darnit!!! Luckily I get to go home in a few....but I have to stop at the grocery store first...Im hungry....but I cant place my finger on what I want....hmmmm. Any suggestions?

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I'm no help on the food! I had cheese fries and ice cream. Nothing sounds good to me ever. Well rairly that is. Matt wasn't here to cook for me! *pouting*

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Great intro Cheryl. You sound so happy in your marriage. It always puts a big smile on my face to hear that.

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Yes please! Pics of the nursery would be super! Smile

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Nic-- I opted for pineapple and ham pizza tonight....mmmmmm.

So today is here...full moon will be out tonight and I have a MW appt today. So I shall return soon....hopefully with exciting news...but I am dead set on not getting upset if they say Im still closed up tighter than Ft. Knox.
I did go walking again last night for about 45 minutes...hills and all.lol And we have been using the evening primrose oil three times daily since the 8th. I hope Im doing some good....but who knows. Wish me luck!!!!

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Hope you have a great appointment! KUP!

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Well I hope at your appointment you hear that progress is being made!!! Thanks for the info...I love to read through love stories like that Biggrin

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Did you grow up in Nashville-proper or a suburb? DH and I were also born and raised in Nashvegas. Actually, we were both born at Baptist!

And "gator" stuff in the nursery?? Not Florida Gator stuff is it? EEK! Baby_Vol and I might have to beat you up for that! Wink

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"~*runnergirl*~" wrote:

And "gator" stuff in the nursery?? Not Florida Gator stuff is it? EEK! Baby_Vol and I might have to beat you up for that! Wink

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Uh-oh...I think I might have just let the cat out of the bag ;)...and started something...Yes...Florida Gator stuff.. Lol

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"K&Jplus5" wrote:

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Uh-oh...I think I might have just let the cat out of the bag ;)...and started something...Yes...Florida Gator stuff.. Lol

Ohh, this pooooor baby boy isa going to be subjected to such brainwashing!:rolleyes:

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"~*runnergirl*~" wrote:

Ohh, this pooooor baby boy isa going to be subjected to such brainwashing!:rolleyes:

I KNOW!!! Isn't that great!!!! Biggrin

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Hi great intro and welcome to your lodge.

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Heck yes Florida Gator suff!!!! hahahaha We have been fans forever and our blood will always run blue and orange. Kara you have my back right? lol

Update on my appt with MW
It started off very well but due to all the vacationing MW I wasnt seen for over an hour. My blood pressure was 138/94....apparently that was pretty bad. So I had to lay on my left side which brought it down to 110/ 68. I am really wondering if the new nurse may have taken it wrong b/c every lady that entered that facility for the 2 hours I was there had high blood pressure but no other signs or symtoms of pre -e.
There was no protein in my urine....nothing. I did oodles of bloodwork just to be on the safe side. And this MW only wants me to work half days and rest as much as possilbe.
I go in for an ultrasound b/c they think that he may be nearing the 8 lb. mark. Although I know the u/s can still be waaaaay off. She did mention the possiblity of a c- section which upset me very badly. First of all she has no idea what my body can handle and second of all I dont want one and will not authorize it just b/c the baby is measuring large.

So all in all it was the worst appt I have every had.....but compared to others....not so bad. I just need to take it easy I suppose.

Oh and that full moon....didnt work for me. Im still preggo today.lol

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Laura-- yes I was born and raised here....I too was born at Baptist....how funny?

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Of course I have your back, Cheryl!! Wink LOL

Sorry your appointment was like that. What a witchy MW. I think I would have had to say a thing or two. I assume you go back next week...will you see your regular midwife then?

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Hmmm...yeah, the more I read, the more I see people getting pushed for sections. Then we as a country wonder why our rate is so dang high! Glad the bp went down. I'm not sure if she took it wrong or if it was stress or what not, but glad it went back none the less. GL on the u/s and who knows Cheryl, the new moon is the 3rs, so maybe you'll go a day before your due date!

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Yes I do go back next week. On Wednesday I believe. My MW will be back from vacation and I will see her. The lady I saw yesterday is very intelligent but I think she was trying to be overly cautious since I wasnt her patient. I really hope that my MW will be the one to "deliver" my baby. She makes me feel comfortable and that I can do this au naturale.

Kelly- I was born 9 days after the full moon....maybe I shall be so lucky. But if he comes the first week of July I will be just as thrilled. A 4th of july baby would be perfect for his name which is Ayden. It means fiery. and let me tell ya this little boy is active and rests very little. Oh I cant wait!!!!!!

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Sorry about that MW Cheryl. What is up with that? Why do they even think the baby is bigger than 8 lbs. and as you pointed out why does it matter? Ugh.

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You know Jenny. I would like to know why she thought the baby was 8 pounds. She didnt even do the stomach palpation like my other MW does. She was solely going off of my measurements I guess. And honestly it could mean tons of things like a lot of amniotic fluid, baby stretching, or that he is very tall. But either way this is my first so there is no telling how big of a baby I can get out. If I can grow him.....I can have him.

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Im not sure if this is a sign that baby could be on the way or not but last night both DH and I were in bed by 7:30!!! That is so early for us. Especially him. We literally ate dinner then passed out all night.
Ive always heard you get big bursts of energy before labor begins but I seem to be extremely tired and wanting sleep. Do you think that long wonderful sleep could mean labor is soon to begin?

Other than that I have shown no other signs except the baby dropping more and more. What other things could I try to get the ball rolling?

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where is proof of this baby dropping action??? I want pics! Lol I dunno if going to bed early is a sign or not, but I too hit the hay early. I was in bed at 7 while Kevin put the girls down.

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Maybe baby was measuring big due to his presentation. Who knows I hope your regular MW is back soon Biggrin

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And something totally ironic Cheryl, yesterday my over medical doctor said that measurements at this stage are totally inaccurate and don't mean much! AGH.

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I didnt know that Jenny!!! I thought they were supposed to be but they never tell me what the measurment is. Guess Ill find out more once we do the u/s next week....if I make it till then.

I know I need to do pics. Maybe Ill go do that here in a minute since Im not "supposed" to be working full days anymore. Smile

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YAY I did pics for you ladies!!!!
Here is my latest slideshow. It is a progression from 16 weeks on. Notice in the last one...it looks like my belly has just flopped out.....so weird. Oh and to view the slideshow....click on the pic. Thanks!!!

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Cheryl, I just caught up on your lodge. There are a lot of July lodges! Anyways, you look great and good luck at your u/s!

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