Woohoo! Welcome to your lodge!
You are soo adorable Stephanee! Love the crawfish with eyelashes LOL
I remember all too well the positions I took up while pg with Seamus to get him to turn lol I hope your little one listens to you!
Thanks for sharing pictures! You look fantastic!
°°°°°°°°°°°° An Introduction °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Well I was born by the river in a little ole' shack... I wasn't but I always wanted to say that .My name is Stephanee and I am 32, I am waiting on my first baby a little boy. Ok, I was raised in north Mississippi and Tennessee, with a huge family of a lot of funny and crazy aunts and uncles. My dad is from Mexico though and that is a whole other huge crazy family branch.
I grew with very strong female figures my mom was 6`1 and rode a motorcycle, until she was diagnosed with a weird form of muscular dystrophy,after that I had to really help take care of her, so I was responsible from a young age. Anyway I left home very young and I lived in a Buddhist monastery for 2 and a half years, in beautiful central California. A nun there encouraged me to go to school so I lived in Santa Cruz for a while and attended some school, I was majorly poor so I went to community college, but it ended up being better than my 4 year school.. I ended up traveling quite a bit and after a few years and staying in portland, Oregon some ,I love the west !! I settled into Boise to finish school and made it into their nursing program and just generally did well in school, I loved science and math.
After starting clinical blocks I realized I'd be a lousy nurse and that I kind of detested the vest majority of the mainstream medical establishment. I took a hobby of mine and
decided to take the school to be a mechanic and add it to my academic classes I have the world's weirdest college degree I worked as a mechanic for a while and loved it, I worked on many vintage cars and specialized in the mazda rotary engine.I took a job after a while as a service consultant for mazda and lived in arizona for a while, I also worked for cadillac .
I met my DH in 2000 at a giant video game convention, he was an editor for Hachette press group in Paris and had been a video games nerd journalist since like 1980. We met through another friend journalist I was tagging along with on a trip to LA.We ended up keeping in touch and being friends online for like 4_5 years. He visited once and we fell in LOVE .....
We decided to make our home in France, he had decided to leave the rat race in Paris and try to do a small independent press co. in the south where his family is from.I came here in July 2006 , big cities I can take or leave but I love it here in the south. It is soooooo mellow and relaxed, it was hard to get used to at first but the wine and roquefort helped me acclimate ! We live right by the Roquefort caves mmm cheese!
I never thought I'd be somebody with kids, but now that I stopped moving for a while and fell in love I decided I wanted a little franco-american baby. We didn't waste like anytime and so I got BFP in the beginning of June this year.Being preggo has been uneventful and great for me. I had always had a role model for NCB through my best friend since I was 8. She had her first daughter at the farm ( at my suggestion hahaha) because she was a breech and Ina May was the only MW in the parts that would deliver her. She also had a 9lbs 11oz baby girl in 2000, totally naturally and homebirthed .
So when it came to be time to plan our birth I automatically thought natural birth. However life is soo crazy and we have had a major curveball thrown at us.My LO is transverse, this apparently totally rare for baby number 1 and may have something to do with my uterus or a possible short cord.We are trying everything we can to get LO to move it! I have an acupuncture appointment on Weds. and hopefully the doc can get him moved.
If he doesn't move my the OBGYN appoint I will probably have to have a C section scheduled.
It has been a pretty emotional few days and I can't help but feel guilty. I mean I have a healthy baby here ya know? And pretty much any info I have read says it isn't really possible for him to come out if he stays like this, I just didn't expect this at all. Luckily I live in a really renowned area for childbirth and have a kicka$$ MW for support and honesty.
Anyway this is a total novel .....
thanks if you actually made it to the end I'll add some pics really soon.
OH I joined preg.org because I knew (know) nothing about babies !! they are like little aliens to me they are so teeny, what do you even do with them ???
Well It has been a pretty busy week here at the home front.I feel like we are both a part of "move the baby 2008' so that is cool to feel so supported.
Monday I went to the pool for an exercise class with the MW.I proceeded to do plunging type jumps and walk on my hands.MW commended me on the upside down form. Later that night - nothing much happened. Tuesday, we had an appointment with MW and just talked about the realities of the C section scenario and my phobias of surgery. I don't feel like she was pushing me into it at all, I feel like she was just helping me to deal with the possibilities in a more stress free environment versus - hospital environment of - " do it because we said so now"
She also said they only practice the multiple layers sections here, which i read in henci's book are the preferable kind. I can't even believe I have to deal with this it is seriously like a weird dream sometimes. She did a sort of stimulating massage also to get him to move a bit.
Last night he was really active with the moon maybe , But I keep having the same sensations that he is like stuck, whenever he starts to move I jump on all 4's to facilitate him.Today we went to the acupuncturist ,who was covered by our national insurance!!!! yayayayayay!!!!! Anyway He did the points on my little toes and then up to just under my knees and then performed moxabustion on my little toes. It hurt to get the moxabustion but i just breathed and kept the eyes on the prize of a turned baby. Acupuncture is so crazily effective for me, so I am optimistic , we are squeezing in 3 appointments before next tuesday. After he performed the moxabustion, I started to get contractions and baby totally started hopping around but then stopped after a while.
We went for a walk after that and now I am home trying to relax a bit.
I found out some family is coming from the US i can't believe it ! it definitely brightened my spirits.
DH says he is taking a picture next time we have an acupuncture appoint
he thinks it is like a documentary or something
It was so much fun reading more about you Stephanee It sure sounds like you lived a really full & fun life before you decided to become a mother, no doubt that will serve you well as you raise this little Fanco-American baby lol
I'm sorry your LO is being so stubborn but love that your surrounded by supporitve people, that can make such a difference!
Sending lots of "Turn baby turn" vibes!
Sending you lots of Turning Baby Vibes. I hope the acupuncture stuff works for you! If you do end up with a c-section as your only option, I hope you can still have a good childbirth experience.