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Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
Yay! Thanks This is my first lodge Guess I’ll start off with a bit about me. I’m Alex (Alexandria) and I’m 22 years old. DH, Adam is 23 years old. We have one daughter, Callie who’s 3 years old.
DH and I started dating July 2006, I was a month out of high school and he had already been out a year. We were both young (and stupid I guess I can say now) and we moved in together for the month of November. Low and behold, DD#1 was conceived that month. That pregnancy was a roller coaster of emotions between family and our relationship but we stayed together, grew together, and DD#1 Callie was born August 5, 2007 (over a month before I turned 19). My EDD was July 27th but I must have ovulated later (like I know I did this pregnancy) because she was “late” and I was induced at 41 weeks 1 day.
My induction was ideal for an induction, I was at 3 cms when I was checked at 39 weeks but never progressed more than that. I was hooked up to pitocin around 6pm on Saturday night and my water broke around 4am on Sunday morning. I got an epi around 5am and DD was born at 12:14pm. She was 9 lbs 1 oz and was covered in vernix, so that was a sign to me that perhaps they messed up on my due date even though she was so big. Since then I’ve gotten ahold of my medical records (when I had to send them to the midwives for this pregnancy) and my first EDD according to my first ultrasound was really for August 4th!
May 2009 I graduated with my AA in Child Development from Community College, I stayed in school full-time during my pregnancy and after Callie’s birth. DH and I got married June 20, 2009. We knew we wanted to TTC right after getting married so I went off the NuvaRing in May 2009 and we finally got our BFP the day before DH’s 23rd birthday. I had been temping/charting for quite some time so I knew when I ovulated and according to FF our “chances” were practically none because of the “window” but apparently it was meant to be (finally I might add). This time around I knew I wanted to have a different birth, especially since it’ll be my last pregnancy so I decided to go with midwives and plan a homebirth. It was hard at first to get DH on board but he soon did, I think he realized he didn’t have much of a choice since I’m pretty headstrong and he realized that my first pregnancy/delivery wasn’t ideal. My EDD from ovulation is November 15th but my ultrasound and midwives say November 14th. We’re having another baby girl and we’re naming her Brooke Malin.
Here are some pictures from Callie’s birth & Postpartum:
DH and me at our wedding:
Last belly pic (and the fun edited one... since so far I’ve gotten more stretch marks)
Welcome to your lodge!
I'm going to jump in here because I think this whole lodge idea is pretty neat Welcome to your lodge! The pics of your DD are adorable- and you look great too!
Jessica & Daniel
I've been waiting for this lodge! I remember you waiting anxiously for Callie to arrive and all the false alarms, getting sent home from the hospital, etc.
As for the stretch marks, I didn't get any with Zoe, but did with Liam. Good news is they are already fading away.
Today started off not so good in that after DH left for work, around 7:30am I couldn't go back to sleep; so I've been tired all day. Usually I sleep through him getting ready and everything but I got up 3-4 times throughout the night to go to the bathroom so I didn't sleep very hard. Of course though the one morning I can't go back to sleep is the morning that DD decides to sleep in until almost 11am! I wasn't too bummed because I was able to get a bunch of serged wipes done. Joanns was having a great sale (still are) on their flannel so I stocked up and after looking at it decided I should just sew/serge it all up. I was also able to embellish a long-sleeved onesie with the letter "b" for Brooke in my favorite cupcake cotton woven fabric.
Besides that nothing really exciting has been happening baby wise except she's still as active as can be! There's a few times when I'll feel a pinching type sensation but it's not often and when it does happen Brooke isn't moving around so who knows what it is. Today was a lazy day but tomorrow I have a bunch of cleaning to do for my shower on Sunday and DH will be putting up the shelving and pole stuff in both Brooke's closet and the office one (so we can clear off the futon in there for MIL to stay on when she comes up during my labor if DD is sleeping).
I'm hoping to be able to go to bed soon and sleep in as long as I can tomorrow morning
Welcome to your lodge! I'm excited to follow it.
My DS has the same (8/5) bday as your DD!
Hope you get a nice sleep in tomorrow!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)