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    Welcome to your lodge! I look forward to sharing in your journey!
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    yay welcome to your lodge!
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    Yay, Aurora, welcome to your lodge! Turn, baby, turn!
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    Welcome to your lodge!! Wow, we are getting awfully close to starting August birth lodges, aren't we?? Crazy how fast time is going by!
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    Thank you!!!

    I am so glad to have my own lodge. My name is Aurora (22) and have been married since March 3, 2008. DH (23) and I are high school sweethearts. We met in our Army JROTC class in the 9th grade and started dating at the end of our 11th grade. We used to argue like there was no tomorrow. They used to tease us by telling us that we were like an old married couple, and that we were going to end up together. Well they were right, it is over 6 years that we have been together. We have fought to be together, even against some family members disapproval. Here we are growing strong.

    We live in Los Angeles, and love it. We have two dogs Bella (German Shepherd) who is 9 years old and Jake (Shih tzu) who is 3 years old. I am a student that is finishing my BA in psychology in 2010. DH is waiting for me to finish school, so he can then go back and finish his degree too. Right now poor DH is the sole provider in the house. He is so amazing. I can remember at the beginning of the pregnancy all I could do was puke. He would come home from a long day at work, and help me clean myself up, in addition to cleaning the house. Even now you can find him helping me get dressed as I can hardly bend over. He is even nesting and being very involved in any decision made for the baby. He is going to be a great father, he is already planning our second child

    Around 7 months after getting married we thought of maybe TTC, and thought it might take around a year or so. To our surprise 1 month after (on November 29), we found out we were expecting. I have always been the kind of person that has some kind of health problem, when one thing was ok something else had to go wrong. It scared me to even think of anything going wrong in the pregnancy. As a young newlywed and first time mother it was a scary time for me. I knew I wanted children, but was not expecting for this to happen so soon; I was counting in at least a year after marriage. DH was immediately jumping out of joy. It took me a while for the idea to sink into me, but now I can not see my life being the same without my LO. As I discovered pg.org, not too long ago, I can see how lucky we are to be blessed with our baby. So many couples TTC, adopting, or m/c... and here I was worried over nothings.

    I'm lucky to be pregnant, but my pregnancy has been a bit rough on me. I had nausea and vomit until around my 5th month of gestation. The vomit wasn't only morning sickness, but the whole day. Because of my rough time I asked for a leave of absence from school, prolonging my graduation from 2009 to 2010. I'm glad I did, I just had a hard time focusing while I had all these pregnancy changes going on. I have tested positive for gestation diabetes and it has been hard to avoid some foods, as I am tempted by my sweet tooth. So far, what has me worried is having the baby in a breech position. I don't want to have a c-sec. So I have been trying different techniques to stimulate the baby to move.

    I am expecting a boy (of course DH was thrilled to have his first born be a boy), the EDD is July 20. I wanted our first born boy to be a junior, but DH fought me through it. We decided to name him after DH, but switched his names around. This means our LO's name is going to be Anthony Dilmer. For a while Anthony was measuring way too ahead and weighing a pound more of other baby's in his same gestation time. Doctor thinks the gestation diabetes was making him gain too much weight, and told me to watch what I ate because if he grew too big I would end up with a c-sec. Now this past appointment, we were relieved to hear that he has catch up in weight to other baby's in the same time frame. At 36 weeks he is weighing around 6lbs and 10oz. I am so glad I have one point less towards a c-sec. Now all I need to worry about is him turning around for a natural birth.
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    Sorry to hear you had such bad morning sickness and about the gestational diabetes. Sending you lots of *turn baby* vibes. Are you trying anything to encourage him to turn? Are you planning on doing a c-section if he doesn't turn or are you looking for a care provider who does vaginal breech births?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMangoBabe View Post
    Are you trying anything to encourage him to turn? Are you planning on doing a c-section if he doesn't turn or are you looking for a care provider who does vaginal breech births?
    I am trying techniques that I read about in spinningbabies.com
    With our health insurance I don't think we can afford to look for another Dr. I am so close to EDD, that I don't wan't to end up with a complete stranger delivering the baby.

    Dr. also said that the baby is in a bad breech position (feet down), he would have tried delivering him if his butt was down but not feet, due to the risks of not having enough pelvic room for the head to come out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberryshortk86 View Post
    I am trying techniques that I read about in spinningbabies.com
    With our health insurance I don't think we can afford to look for another Dr. I am so close to EDD, that I don't wan't to end up with a complete stranger delivering the baby.

    Dr. also said that the baby is in a bad breech position (feet down), he would have tried delivering him if his butt was down but not feet, due to the risks of not having enough pelvic room for the head to come out.
    From what I understand, your dr is right--feet first is a riskier breech position because the feet can't dilate the cervix as well as the butt can. Good luck getting the baby to flip--I hope what you're doing works!

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    Welcome to your lodge! I'm sending you lots of turning vibes!!!

    I like how you switched DH's names. My dad's name is like that, switched with his dad's. Very neat!
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    Hi Aurora! Welcome to your lodge! That's great that your DH is so helpful and excited about the baby! And good news about Anthony's weight leveling off where it should. That's got to be really hard to be so careful about what you eat while you're pregnant, but at least it's paid off! I hope he'll turn around for you!
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