The pictures are so sweet. Hunter's face is priceless, and Adelle is so beautiful and squishy!
I hope things are moving along for you!
As I suspected it's a little too early for baby to come so nothing happened yesterday I fell asleep though while DH was putting the kids to bed and woke up TWO HOURS LATER! I was so choked at him for letting me sleep at all that late at night - let alone for two hours! We went to bed two hours later and when the kids came into my room at 7:30am I realized that I had slept through the night for the first time in months! I hadn't been up even once! What a delicious sleep that was! I've felt so well rested today!
I also spent the morning with my friends from my group appointments when I was pregnant with DS. One of them just had her second baby two weeks ago so it was fun to cuddle the new one and chat with friends that understand how important the birth aspect is me. (and yes a healthy baby is important but can't I have both a healthy baby and a good birth experience? Why does everyone assume that I should just dismiss having a good experience so that everything is properly managed?) My friend had the most beautiful birth story. I'm so happy for her. She was a week over due and went in to get her membranes stripped by the midwives (oh how I miss them). But they discovered her bp had spiked up so they told her she couldn't leave. They used some natural things to try to jump start her labour and decided they would induce in the morning but she had to spend the night in the hospital due to her BP. She said she was crampy but didn't actually have intense contractions. When they checked her just before the midwives were going to head out for the night they were all expecting her to be at 4-5cm. She was still talking and laughing with her husband. She was a 9! They called her a silent dilator. It was a frantic rush to get everything ready for the baby - and she had the baby out in 3 pushes. So different than her first baby. It just goes to show you how different each baby can be.
I guess baby needs to wait until we can get DH's ears fixed. He's still in pain from last weekend. We're trying one more home remedy and then it's off to the doctor. We think he has a reverse block in his ears. They are plugged and there is still fluid in behind the ear drum he can't get out. I just don't want anything to get permanently damaged.
I'm so happy for you that you had a good nights sleep. That is so important and nice at this point. I loved reading your birth stories and seeing the pics. TFS
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Wow, now that's my kind of birth! I'm always so loud. LOL
Could your DH have swimmer's ear? My kids have had that before. We got drops to fix it.
Sorry about DH's ears, that sounds miserable. But YAY for a good night's sleep. Those are, as Kristen said in my lodge a couple of weeks ago, GOLD. Truly.
And yes, you certainly CAN have both a healthy baby and a good birth experience! Healthy baby trumps, of course, because without that outcome the other isn't possible, but up to the moment something truly needs to be managed, having it all should absolutely be the goal! You're doing great...although I do understand how nice it is to be around like-minded people who also believe that. That's why I like coming on here so much. It's great that you made actual friends in your birth group and have stayed in touch. I like my birth group but we definitely haven't gelled to that point. The people we had the most in common with dropped out due to scheduling issues a couple of months ago, and the people I'd say we click with next best are moving away in a few months. Oh well, at least it's been a nice way to get through pregnancy appointments in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
Woohoo - 39 weeks. My water broke with DS at 39 weeks! I am really hoping I have a baby this week (before Thursday would be preferable since then we'd get an extra holiday day to tack onto Dh's parental leave)
I swear DH is nesting lol. Yesterday we got home from church and he said he felt awful...headache and ears etc, but 5 minutes later he was out setting up our pool, cleaning it etc, then he was weeding my garden, then he was pulling up weeds on the edges of the lawn. When I came out again he was cleaning the sidewalk bricks leading to our garage. I just wish he would have done it all with some sunscreen on...he wasn't wearing a shirt. So strangely enough he's feeling even worse today lol. He went to the doctor this morning and they told him it could take a few weeks but his ears should eventually go back to normal. There's no infection - just some pressure problems. They gave him a prescription for a nasal spray that he can use in the neti pot to try to help bring down the swelling.
I'm crampy this morning - and have been sitting on the potty several times this morning. Nothing major but I feel like something is happening. I have an OB appt this afternoon so I guess we'll see. I'm sort of not liking the limbo feeling I'm having - of not being sure what's going to happen...IS this baby breech? If so - how likely is it that I'm actually going to go into labor on my own? It's not like the baby is in a great position. If I don't go into labor on my own what happens next? I sincerely dislike the rushed appointments that you get with an OB.
I'm also feeling increased pain in my pelvic floor. It feels sprained. I've not had that before with my other two kids. Would this mean that the baby has dropped?
I just had a good news appt. Seems this cramping is doing something. Last monday I was high and closed. This Monday I'm 1cm dilated and she checked for a head from the inside (not really very pleasant lol). She said - well the baby's head is "right there". I asked "Are you sure?" (Are you sure it's a head and secondly the way it feels like your hand is trying to grab my tonsils through my vajayjay...doesn't feel "right there" to me lol) She still wants to check via ultrasound after I go into labor but she's pretty sure baby is head down...and that's why I'm feeling all the pressure as well!
My mom has my kids this afternoon so I came home to bounce on my ball and do some nipple stimulation...fun times!
That is great news!!! Glad to hear it! Love the story about your "silent dilator friend". It's nice to read those kinds of stories. My DH was nesting yesterday too. He totally redid the garage (organized and cleaned). Yes, it needed to be done, but why the garage of all places? I was hoping he'd scrub the bathrooms, but Ill take anything at this point.
Oh yay Conni, that is great news! I really, really hope she was right about the head being down, I can only imagine what a relief it would be to know that. And yay for progress! Sounds like things are definitely moving in the right direction. I'm guessing that what you're feeling is the baby's head being engaged. My babies both engaged very early (35 and 32 weeks) and I never felt any different or knew about it until my Dr/MW said something. *shrug*
Come on baby!! I'm so excited for you! Yesterday at a bridal shower I sat across from 3 pregnant girls - and I thought about you having a new baby any day now - and boy the baby fever has hit for me! Can't wait to see the photos of your new LO.
Hooray for 39 weeks and double hooray for progress and heads down!! Sounds like things are getting started in there.
Oh, to be a silent dilator.