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    Thanks for sharing your story! I'm looking forward to the second half.
    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and restarted at 30mo!
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12


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    How are you doing?
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    Oh man! Did I miss it? Is the baby here? I totally missed your lodge going up (so late welcome to your lodge!!!), I hope I didn't miss the main event!! How are you doing?!

    PS, I have always wanted to tell you: whenever I see posts from you it makes me smile. I don't know if you remember, but my older son, Will, was diagnosed with clubfoot at his 20 weeks ultrasound and I made a post on the October board about it when I was still really upset. One of my biggest fears was how we were going to pay for treatment and you replied right away and told me about the Shriner's Hospital. I immediately Googled and found one only 3 hours away from us. Will has treated there since he was 6 days old and now is a happy, healthy little boy with beautiful feet. And every time I see your avatar photo I think 'oh, there's the lady that fixed everything when my world turned upside down.'

    So yay! Baby! KUP!! I'm gonna go stalk your birth board now and see if there is an update there!
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    Melissa, so good to hear from you! Your post made me cry, I'm so glad everything worked out so well for Will. The Shriner's are truly an amazing organization. Congrats on your second pregnancy, I hope its been smooth sailing for you!

    I feel bad, I keep meaning to update but I'm never around a computer when I think about it.

    Baby B is officially late.

    The last couple weeks I have been emotionally all over the place. On my appt on the 10th I was told my bp had risen to border line pre-eclampsia, my doctor said he was willing to give me one more week since he knew I really didn't want to have an induction but if my bp didn't go down he would want to induce on the 17th. So I spent the whole week worried and wound up that I was going to end up with a necessary but unwanted induction.

    Well when the 17th rolled around my bp had dropped dramatically and I was 3cm dialated and 50% effaced. I was sooooo relieved and totally confident that baby would be here soon. For the rest of the week I had been having pretty strong contractions every evening. They'd be 7-10 mins apart and last for 3 or 4 hours then disappear.

    So when I went in for my appt this morning I was feeling pretty good that I'd made some progress. My bp was good again and baby has dropped a little bit more but I'm still stuck at 3cm/50%. Doc asked if I wanted to try stripping my membranes and I declined and he agreed that it was a good idea to wait since things did seem to be working on their own. He asked me if I wanted to schedule my induction now or wait another week. I opted to wait and he said as long as baby kept having good movement and my bp stayed low I could schedule my induction as late as February 7th. I can't even describe how good it felt to not only have choices given to me but for him to support my choices (with DS my last ob stripped my membranes without asking and scheduled an induction for 40w3d without even telling me). I'm anxious to meet this baby but my doc was so adamant that he thinks baby will be here this week that I am feeling good about things happening soon on their own.

    So I'm back to waiting for LO to arrive, and trying my best to be patient. I have an appt on the 31st with another OB in the practice who is not NCB friendly so I'm hoping baby gets here so I can just avoid that all together (I know there isn't much he can do but if I do go over 41 weeks I'd rather not have to deal with anyone who might be discouraging).
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    I'm sorry you didn't have anymore progress. If it helps I stayed at 3cm and 70-80% effaced for 2 weeks before labor. I had my OB strip my membranes on Friday and I went into labor on Monday. To help even more, even after 4 hours of labor when I went into the hospital I was STILL 3cm dilated and only 85% effaced. I was holding my DS2 2 hours later. Almost exactly 2 hours later. lol.

    My doctor wasn't even going to have me schedule an appointment for the next week she was so sure I wouldn't make it a week.

    I hope it's not too much longer for you! I hate the early/practice/latent/what ever you want to call it, labor that you go through for a bit before baby arrives. It's so hard on ones nerves and emotions.
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    That's great your bp went down, but sorry to hear about the waiting game! Hopefully it won't be long.
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    So glad you had a positive experience with discussing your options with your dr! I hope you don't have to meet with the one on the 31st. Hopefully this little one will get things going soon!
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    Your OB sounds awesome! So glad he is supportive of your choices to wait and let your body work through this. I bet baby will be here in no time.
    Melissa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa1223 View Post
    Your OB sounds awesome! So glad he is supportive of your choices to wait and let your body work through this. I bet baby will be here in no time.
    Just what I was thinking! Hang in there and keep us posted!
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    Sorry you haven't progressed more, but I'm so glad your OB is willing to follow your plans!
    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and restarted at 30mo!
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12


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