Oh good! I'm glad to hear some good experiences there! I've heard Timp is a good hospital to deliver at. Sadly it is still 45 minutes away from us but I need a better experience then Payson Hospital. lol.
How are you doing Lorna? Anything exciting going on, even if it isn't baby related?
DS1-7/18/08, DS2-2/23/10, DS3 1/18/12
I feel so loved!
I really like the midwives' group. I deliver at AF - it's right down the street from me, and I've heard they're more natural childbirth friendly. Whether that's true or not...I'm not sure, but with my experience with DD2, I would agree! The nurse I had was awesome and I barely remember her interfering (except when she was forcing the monitors on me). My sil had her baby there exactly a year after that, and I hated her main nurse. I suppose it depends on who you get. I've also checked ICAN's website at AF vs Timp's VBAC's policies and AF allows them and Timp has a "De Facto Ban." Now, I don't need a VBAC, but I figure if a hospital allows it, then they're probably more open to a lot of other things.
I would definitely drive 45 minutes to have a better hospital experience!!!
I have a little bit to catch up with in about this pregnancy, but I wanted to update about my appointment yesterday...then I'll backtrack later
I started writing this last night...but we're in the process of putting the girls in the same room at night, and for the past 3 nights, they haven't gone to sleep before 11. So...I got a little interrupted.
I was 39w1d, so I thought I'd get checked. I haven't yet because I know it would be disappointing - either in the respect that I was not progressed very much, or that I was but hadn't gone into labor yet! So I opted to do that, so that at least I would know about where I was starting when labor started. Plus, my doula is still in training and I'm her last certifying birth. So I need to make sure that I call her as soon as I can and know about where I am when things get moving.
Ok, so my appointment was at 9:20 with Abby. I got there at 9:15, did my urine sample, then waited. And waited...and waited. I went up to the desk 25-30 minutes later and asked if they were running behind (which they have been this whole pregnancy - ever since they switched over to an electronic system)...but it still surprised me that they were running THAT far behind THAT early in the morning! The receptionist said she would check because I was scheduled to see Abby and not Jennifer, who was the main midwife meeting with patients that day. 5 minutes later she told me that it would be another 15 minutes!! Ridiculous. So I waited and they FINALLY called me back. Blood pressure was 119/72...great for me at this point in pregnancy. The nurse asked me if it was ok if I met with Erica. That was fine with me, but I was a little annoyed that it had taken so long. Erica came in, apologized and said there was a big mix up (ya think?). I didn't have any questions, so we just did the "fun" part. For some reason I was extremely nervous to get checked. I think I was more anxious and excited to know if my body has done anything. Anyway, she said I was a 2+, but still thick (~70% effaced), very soft and baby is at a -1 station. I was so relieved to know that I've made pretty good progress!
I still feel fairly far away from having this baby, though my BHs have picked up quite a bit recently. I'd be great to go into labor this week, but I really doubt she'll come before her due date!
That stinks to have to wait for so long. I'm glad that everything at the appt. looked good!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Ugh for having to wait so long! But, it sounds like your body is getting ready. So exciting!!
Well today I feel like I'm nesting. I don't know that I have before, and I've always just brushed it off as one of those coincidental things that women just do when labor is getting close. But for the past month, all I've wanted to do it sit around and sleep. I do dishes in the morning, a load of laundry, and take care of the girls of course...and it completely wears me out. I have to sit for the rest of the day - impatient and annoyed with everything because I'm exhausted. But yesterday I had more energy than normal but didn't think anything of it. And today I've done some dishes, and I started to strip my cloth diapers because we're having serious issues. Anyway, it's taking me a looooong time because they're so full of soap residue. So while they're doing their thing in the washing machine (I first started boiling them on the stove then realized it was going to be too much work because they're so bad), I cleaned all of the bathrooms. And I'm STILL not tired! My mom is also going to be here in an hour or so...so that could play a part in me trying to get things somewhat presentable. But still...
I'm also REALLY thirsty. I haven't really had an appetite for the past 2 days...but juices and water sound really good. Weird. And yesterday I went to the bathroom probably 4 times and it was really soft - diarrhea-like (TMI )...today, too.
I think we're getting closer!!
Last edited by LornaRose; 08-18-2010 at 05:55 PM.
Oh it's so exciting! The last couple weeks of pregnancy are kinda my favorite just because you never know when it will happen.
Everything sounds good. Make sure to get some rest soon. You'll probably need it.
Owen Michael 4/05 Grey Neil 5/07 Alice Katherine 4/6/11
Sounds like some promising signs!!