Welcome to your lodge! What a great into, I can't wait to follow the rest of your story.
Well, up early on a Saturday to go to prenatal yoga. I have a friend on my street who is due 5 days ahead of me - so we've been going to yoga together. It's fun to have a buddy 4 houses down going through the same thing you are. Although - she is 4'6" and I'm 5'10" - so she is bit more uncomforatable with the whole 'human growing in small space" bit of pregancy, lol.
Anyway - when I finally accepted I would be giving birth (that took until about week 20 of pregnancy) - I started looking into birthing options. Since I'm an active person - I couldn't really imagine just laying there all numb and missing this amazing event. I also have a HUGE tolarance for pain. I've run 16 miles of a marathon on a broken ankle (is was a small break - and trust me, if I'd known, I wouldn't have done it - but still!). After that incident, but doc said that if ANYTHING was hurting - to come in. Because if it was hurting me, it was probably a big deal.
I also realyl want to get some trust back in my own body. In general, my body has been able to do whatever it is I have asked of it.... except getting pregnant. I'm not saying that I'm hingin my mental heath on a natrual birth... but it would be a great ending to the pregnancy story, I think.
Last bit? I'm been throwing artifical hormones into my body for 3 years. I'm sick of the needles and the medications and feeling like CRAP!
Last edited by trying18; 11-08-2008 at 06:29 PM.
Welcome to your lodge! I was so excited to read your lodge. You ae awesome!
I am *thinking* about doing the Austin Danskin Triathalon next June, but it will be only 4 months after LO comes so it is a big gamble at this point! I am also overweight and need to do something to focus on getting my health back. Let me know if you have any great tips for getting started.
I can't wait to read more of your story- Keep it coming
Congratulations on your lodge, I'm so glad we're into December lodges! Great intro story, I think you just have to trust your body and your instincts and you'll be fine.
That's so exciting that you've done an Ironman - it's one of my life goals to complete one. I was a competetive swimmer for 15 years, and I've been running for a few years now, I've completed a half marathon so far, but not the full one. I just have to start cycling now!
Welcome to your lodge. I have to say the start of the December lodges is a bit emotional for me. I don't know if you will remember me (probably not it was a while ago everyone got their BFP's), but I was originally on the December BB when I m/c at 5 weeks. I lurk there often as it helps me heal. Following all your December lodges is honestly the best medicine for me. I'm so sorry you had to suffer such loss too. I'm so glad this had been such an eventful free pregnancy. I agree what better way for the ending of the story to be "I went med-free". Can't wait for the pics.
Great story, and I love what you said about NCB. I sort of feel the same way, with my losses. It would be such an accomplishment for my body to finally be able to do something right with regards to pregnancy. Looking forward to more!
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Thanks for the great intro, I can't wait to see your little miracle and read your birth story. Are you going to an ob or midwife? Do you plan to deliver at a hospital or elsewhere? It's nice to "meet" you!
Wow - to everyone! Thanks for the great welcome! This was a really great weekend. And yeah - I have to agree with a bunch of you all the losses and stuff I went through sucked, but in a weird way - I did learn a lot about myself and what is imporant to me though the crap. Speaking of crap - my FIL had a massive stroke about a month ago. It was very very very difficult for us to go through - he is only 61 - and it was SO massive that the docs said that only 90% of people with a stroke that massive surivive. Add onto the fact that my DH and my FIL are very close.... it was rough there for a while. It's taken a long time for us to get some sort of sembalance of order... and I think this weekend got us to some sort of return to that.
Saturday I did yoga and when I got home, Aaron and I visited my FIL - who was looking well. We even got him into a wheelchair and walked him around outside - which he seems to enjoy. He doesn't have any movement on his right hand side, and he can't speak - so it's frustrating for him to try and communicate. Then - the rest of the weekend, I worked on Christmas presents (I'm a knitter - and have this long list of stuff that I want done before the baby comes!), and just relaxed. I also dug through a huge pile of handmedown stuff for the baby - and I think we now have everything I need except for a stroller! Hurrah!
Ok - and the few things I forgot to mention. Our plan is to birth with a doula (who is a close family friend - so that is AWESOME) at a hospital. It's a local hospital who really is great with natural births. I am seeing an OB - and I really like them a lot. They haven't pushed me to do anything I haven't wanted to do. We opted out of all the prenatal testing, except for the 20 week anatomy u/s, the GD test and the Group b test.
It's funny - I'm somewhat excited it's Monday, because I have a short week at work ahead of me. I work for a bank, so I have tomorrow off, and then I'm taking Friday off for a weekend away with girlfriends.