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DS Jacob 12/12/06
DS Nathaniel 6/5/08
I can't believe I'm 36 weeks already. This pregnancy has gone by so fast.
Well, I'm Beth. I'm 21. Dh is David and he's 27. We started dating when I was 15 and he was 21. He plays bass and I was following a couple of the local bands. We started recognizing each other at some of the all ages shows and would hang out then. We started to hang out more and more. Eventually I found myself in love with him. I wanted to spend every moment with him. For my 16th bday he proposed and I of course said yes. My mom of course had the rule that I had to graduate first which was more than understandable. So we continued dating until then. I graduated high school May 2005 and we were married July 16, 2005. Life was great but the partying lifestyle was starting to get boring and we figured we were ready to start a family. I have always wanted to have children while I was young. So fall 2005 we decided to not actively try but not prevent. I got my BFP in Feb. 2006.
My pregnancy was really uneventful.We found out we were having a girl and were excited to say the least. I was determined to go natural and breastfeed. Going natural didn't happen. When we arrived at the hospital they got the IV going which I hated cuz it made me have uncontrollable chills which I believe is why I stalled. After staying at 5cm for 3 hours they decided to break my water and start pitocin without asking mind you. I was doing excellent with the pain until the stupid pitocin. I was getting contractions nonstop with absolutely no break between them. So I certainly got the epidural. At first it numbed me too much and I hated it. But by the time delivery came around I felt everything which was awesome. I loved being able to feel her slip out. It was feeling the stitches that wasn't great cuz the stupid dr cut me and messed it up too. I'm now concerned how bad I'm gonna tear this time. I know I will since the episiotomy wasn't correctly done. Thankfully I have a different dr and am at a smaller hospital that is more laid back. Anyways, Jillian was born at 37wks and a few days on Sept. 26, 2006 after 12hrs of labor at 1:06pm. weighing in at 5lbs 8oz. (my family has a history of small babies). I may not have got my natural birth but breastfeeding went great. Nursed her for 15 months and only weaned after it got uncomfortable 3 months into this pregnancy.
Around Jillian's first bday we started talking about trying for another baby. I charted for one cycle and got pregnant that cycle. I didn't think it would happen that fast. This time we are having a boy. We're naming him Owen James. This pregnancy has been a bit harder with the excessive fatigue but I am chasing a toddler around too. I find myself more nervous this time around for some reason. We're definately going for natural. I've educated myself even further and I'm determined to accomplish my goal. This pregnancy has been a bit more eventful. First of all he'd been breech for quite some time.and then, at 34 weeks Owen decided he'd kick me into false labor and sent us to L&D. Thankfully we were able to stop contractions and I have not dilated. He surely wasn't ready to come out. Yesterday I had some serious discomfort and I can feel him lowering and my back certainly feels it. I had my 36 week appt. today. We did an u/s to check his position and thankfully he is now head down. It is such a relief to know that I can have a vaginal delivery. Louisiana isn't the most mom friendly and I would've gotten stuck with a c-section. I really have a feeling I'm going to have this baby by the end of May. I'm feeling way too much pressure and discomfort. I feel exactly how I did with Jillian the week before I had her. So I guess we'll see.
So there you have it. Time for pics.
Here I am today at 36weeks.
Most recent pic of Jillian
David and I for our wedding almost 3 years ago.
Welcome to your lodge Beth!
I love that pic of Jillian - she's such a cutie!
Wow that's shocking that you had your waters broken and were given pitocin without your consent. Is that considered to be assault where you live? I know it is here. I'm really hoping things are much different for you this time around and you get the natural birth you want.