Yeah, I guess she's OK. I just knew my former OB for 5 or 6 years before becoming pregnant and she was really cool (well, until she scheduled SIL for a section back in November, but that's another rant for another day). Then I became a SAHM and went on DH's insurance which her practice did not accept so, the OB hunt was on. Still wish I went to another doctor in the current OB's practice, but I think it would be kind of uncouth to change at this point, plus, current doc seems OK, just a bit more reserved than my first OB.
Still seriously considering Vanderbilt Midwives if we have a third!
Ugh, my heartburn is back over the last few days. I've been burping strawberry cream cake from Sunday school (so that was 11am!) ALL FREAKING DAY! DH made yummy Alaskan salmon for dinner and I had to force myself to eat it between burning burps. Bleck! Oh and I thought the relaxin had hit before, until I went for my walk today. OMGosh, my pelvis was wobbling all over the place! Really, it felt like I wasn't in control of that part of my body! I don't remember this from DD1!
Very crampy for several hours this morning. I realized I was fighting it and it was getting worse so I focused on relaxing into the discomfort and that helped tremendously. Good prep for labor!
cramping??? sounds like your body is gearing up for labor in the future!
Love your intro and all!!! I think your dress is lovely!
I'm glad you talked to your doc about all that. I need to write up a birth plan myself, and put in the section stuff. Boy, that stinks about no Dh if gen anestesia for a section!!! I wonder why that policy? I think most hospitals have it though, unfortunately.
You've come a long way on that, huh? I hope you do consider it! At least interview them. My Dad went to Vandy for his cancer treatments, and personally, we loved that hosptials. However, I've never had experience with their labor/delivery department. I just know their cancer facility was top notch.Still seriously considering Vanderbilt Midwives if we have a third!
Welcome to your lodge! I love the wedding dress, it's very classic IMHO, but those bridesmaids dresses are definitely lost in the 90s!
A lot of hospitals have a policy about no one in the OR in case of general anesthesia, but I know from ICAN boards and VBAC email lists that DHs have been "snuck in" when they've requested it beforehand, and occasionally they just walk in (assuming they're gowned up) and refuse to leave. One woman I know of said her DH had security called on him but they couldn't go into the OR because they weren't gowned up; the doctor decided the DH wasn't causing enough trouble for security to come into the OR, so they waited outside. When he finally came out, he was taken to the security office and given a "talking to" but nothing more ever came of it. Just food for thought. This is definitely something you want to talk to DH about ahead of time. My DH was told to wait outside and he'd be called when they were ready for him, next thing he knew, the baby was crying.
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Julya: I know! I just want to be attended by someone who has a similar mindset, i.e. the body *can* do this on it's own! Don't muck with mother nature!
Stacey: Yeah, yeah on the bridesmaids dresses I was 20 when I picked them out and I guess I definitely had a Cinderella complex! I'll go over your OR tips with DH. That's truly horrible that they forgot about your DH.
It's a glorious day here! Sunny and mid-70s! I have been waiting for this weather!!! Unfortunately, what once was perfect weather now feels hot to my raging hormonal body. Oh well.
Hey, is it weird/normal to have EWCF at this point? I know your leukorrhea can pick up production as birth approaches, but this was textbook EWCF. Not mucous plug.
Welcome to your lodge Laura! It was cool to read your story, lots I didn't know about you. That is so neat that you got to help out after the tsunami- I bet that was an amazing heartbreaking mission.
Your pics are beautiful btw!
I totally understand that!Julya: I know! I just want to be attended by someone who has a similar mindset, i.e. the body *can* do this on it's own! Don't muck with mother nature!
I think more CM is normal at this time. I'm not sure about EWCM ...I guess more can be that? Not sure?