Oooo great intro!! I would have loved to birth at the birth center, but they won't take me as a vbac It is really odd too that it is the only one in the state. I'm glad everything has worked out with the BC. Do they have really nice rooms and stuff? I would have picked a BC over a homebirth if it was available... just so I don't have to keep my house so dang clean all the time in anticipation of having people over lol.
Ariel & John: Military Family since May 17, 2006
Sylvia: 12/18/08, Justus: 9/17/10, Bunni: 5/11/12, Surprise Baby: Guess Date 11/5/13
Welcome to your lodge! I loved reading your intro, especially the part about you getting through labor by looking into DH's big brown eyes. So sweet!
BTW...there used to be another birth center in NC, it was in High Point, that's where my baby sister was born. Before that, there was one in Siler City, that's where I was born, along with my 2 sisters and brother.
Here are some pictures, since posts don't mean a whole lot without them...
Our wedding day, July 2006
My birthday, December 2006, in NYC again
24 weeks pregnant with Evan
Evan, about an hour old
Complete disbelief that this big baby in my hands, was in my body just a few hours earlier! And I managed to push him out without drugs!
Me, Mike, Evan and Maureen, the midwive who delivered me in 1981, and Evan in 2007
Right after we got home from the birth center, we were there for 10 hours after Evan was born.
Evan looks white here, but I promise Mike is the daddy, lol
Evan with his Aunt Sarah
Such a happy baby
Gotta love these
Before his first haircut:
After his first haircut (he wasn't feeling it, lol)
Family shot, around 1 yr of age
And now...this pregnancy, maybe the only belly pic I've taken the whole time
I loved your intro and the pics you posted are just wonderful, you have a beautiful family!
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
Welcome to your lodge! I enjoyed reading your intro. If you don't mind me asking....what fertility supplements was DH on? My BIL and SIL have been trying for quite sometime without luck. It came back that his numbers are quite low. Anyway...I look forward to following you on your journey!
Chase-13, Trey-11, Layton-9, Zander-5, McKay-3, Declan-1, Keely born 9/6/2012
When we were trying with Evan, we both took FertilAid, it's about $35/mo, but it doesn't have as much in it, and it took us longer to conceive Evan on it.
Hope that helps.
Before I begin with my prenatal appointment update from this morning, let me tell you all how last night went. It was miserable. I was so tired and laid down to go to sleep, and the minute I did, little Miss Lindy decided that it was time for her to squirm, roll, kick, poke, prod, etc. She did this NON STOP! She would jab her head into my bladder and cause an awful feeling there. There was no way I could sleep. On top of all that, my legs were restless so nothing was comfortable. My DH tried scratching my back to help me sleep, but that didn't work because he fell asleep before I did. Then he started snoring. I just couldn't win. I got up and laid on the couch until 2am watching tv (Food Network I think) and finally fell asleep in there. I got up and got in the bed sometime around 3 I think. Then my DH got up to get ready for work at 4:30...so, I was awake again.
I woke up this morning, obviously tired, but cramping enough that I didn't feel good. My stomach was not happy either. I wouldn't call it diarrhea, but it was close (sorry TMI). It took me longer than normal to get ready for my prenatal appt because I just didn't feel very peppy this morning.
So DH goes with me to the appointment (he goes to all of them once I hit the weekly appts). I gained 0.2 pounds since last week, and a grand total of 15 all pregnancy. I started out quite overweight so that was to be expected. My MW keeps asking if my appetite is ok. It is, I eat all the time. This just seems to be the only time in my life that I don't gain weight, lol.
My BP was 119/80 which is pretty awesome! I've had 2 MD's tell me that they think I've got blood pressure problems, and it's solely because 1)I'm overweight and 2)I have serious white coat syndrome. I NEVER have a problem when I take it at home, or when my MW takes it. I was pretty happy about the BP.
My MW felt around on my belly, and it turns out that little Miss Lindy has now positioned herself on my left side like I've been trying to get her to do but she's previously refused. I guess that's what she was doing last night, trying to get turned from the right side to the left. She's still head down, and her heartbeat was awesome, 150's I think.
We discussed the fact that I've been having what is either more/stronger BH or very very mild contractions for the past few days. I don't know which it is really. I never had BH with Evan, and when I went into labor with him it hit me full force, they never petered around, so I really don't know anything except full blown labor contractions. That combined with the crampiness and loose BM this morning made my MW raise an eyebrow.
I honestly don't know what to think. On one hand, I am ready. I have some pretty uncomfortable SPD and I would really like to be able to move without being in so much pain all the time. The chiro helps, but only for a limited amount of time. I'd have to be married to a chiro to get constant relief. On the other hand, I'm not ready. My house is a mess, I have no food in the kitchen and I don't think I'm good enough at Hypnobabies yet for it to help me. I don't know. I know she'll come when she's ready, and I'll be ready then...but I'm way over thinking things right now, and probably about to drive my husband nuts.
So that's my story for today. We're pretty sure I won't go to my due date which is 9/7, I just don't know how early she might arrive. Evan was born at 39 weeks to the day. My husband would be happy if I went into labor right now, he is ready for a vacation from work, lol. It's so hard to be patient once pregnancy hits this point!
Beautiful pictures! I can't get over how much hair Evan came out with! And only 10 hours in the BC...that sounds great!
I didn't realize, I was a natural birth in 1981 too! We're the same age.