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    What a great lodge...TFS your story, you've had quite a journey to get to where you are today (and I'm so glad that you did!) Looking forward to more
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    I am so proud of you! You are a strong woman, even when you were younger and dipped your pg test in water and kept your baby. Juliana sounds like a sweetie. I look forward to reading more of your journey.
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    Thanks for sharing your story! It's really great how hard you worked to make a better life for Juliana and yourself. I'm glad you have Carlos in your life now!
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    I enjoyed reading your story. I'm so glad that things are going better for you now and that you are in a good and loving relationship. How exciting for your house in oct.!
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    Thanks ladies.

    So to continue with my story...

    Everything went so smoothly with the house, I had the best realtor and I really feel like we did practically nothing except sign the check and paperwork...it was great. We were all set to close 10/30/09. We were both so excited to move and have our own place and yard!

    On October 10 I got my BFP! We had been not trying not preventing since Mayish, even though Carlos was hesitant without being sure we would get the house. I had charted a bit but that month I had stopped doing anything, even coming here, because it was stressing me out too much. I actually didn't even realize my period was late. A few days before I noticed I was having food aversions to stuff I used to like, like greasy froxen pizza (I always hate everything fatty/greasy when pregnant, I guess my body just knows what it needs.) I specifially remember not being able to eat my food a few nights in a row and thinking how wierd that was. The morning of October 10 I took a test and it was positive right away! Carlos had gone with some friends of ours to look at cars (for our friend) so I was alone when I took it. I was so excited, and I really couldn't beleive it. I was shaking so bad, it was all I could do to text my best friend and tell her! In my freak out, I dumped my pee, then realized I wanted to dip more tests - there was just enough left in the bottom of the cup and I dipped 4 more strips which were all super positive. I was already 5 weeks along! I could barely keep it together...it took me like an hour to stop shaking!

    DH and our friends (and my sister) got back about an hour later or so. I was so excited and I wanted to tell him so bad, but I wanted to tell him in some way that was special. Of course I had so many ideas on how I would tell him when we were TTC, but right then nothng seemed quite right. Our friends and my sister left my sister was dating our best friend's little brother at the time, so she was always with them) to go do something for a while, I don't remember what. Carlos went outside to talk on the phone and I followed him out. He was making plans for people to come over and watch the soccer game with us. After he finished his phone call, he was about to dial someone else's number and I said "wait! I have something to tell you!" And then I pretty much just blurted it out! He looked like a deer caught in headlights. For a minute he was just silent, then he said, "YAYYYYYYYYYY!" and picked me up in the biggest bear hug ever. And I started crying, and he started crying. And then we went in the house and sat and stared at each other for a while and giggled like little kids. At one point he had me get him a glass of water because he thought he was gonna pass out. It was sweet. Later on that night all his friends came over to watch the game and he announced it to everyone! I was upset because I was worried about telling people so soon, but I couldn't be mad at him for being so excited.

    Everything went smooth with closing on the house and we moved in in mid November. We had tons of help moving and my mom even unpacked pretty much the entire house for me one day when I was at work! I didn't take any time off work for the move and was really tired all the time so that was so great! I had a lot of fatigue and food aversions in the beginning. I was also really nervous about telling my boss and not having much time off after baby. I told my boss when I was around 12 weeks and sent out announcements to family in our Christmas cards - I signed them "Love, Maggie, Carlos, Juliana and new baby Green Bean coming June 2010." Everyone was really happy for us which was so nice, considering the circumstances of my last pregnancy I had never had people actually be happy for me.

    Right after we moved, we found out that our best friend Felipe had been killed in a car accident. It has been really hard for both of us, we still miss him a lot. He was so happy for us about the baby and the house and he'll never get to see any of it. He was only 21 years old. His death made me realize how lucky we are to have each other, and helped me not to take every day for granted so much. Its so hard when someone dies so unexpectedly like that...

    At our 20 week ultrasound they told us that we were having a BOY! We were both so excited...we would have loved a girl as well, but I just felt so different this time I was pretty sure it was a boy. We also found out that day that there was something wrong with Wesley's kidney. We've had several follow ups, and he has been diagnosed with a UPJ obstruction. If you want to know more about it, this link has a lot of information and is easy to read.

    http://www.cua.org/documents/patient...-ujoe0107r.pdf

    Basically its a blockage of the tube that drains urine from the kidney to the bladder. Urine was backing up into the kidney and it was enlarged. At every ultrasound it has gotten worse, and they expect he will need surgery to correct it within the first couple months after he is born. We went to see a specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital (one of the perks of living in Maryland) and he wants Wesley to be on antibiotics from birth to prevent a bladder or kidney infection. When he is 2 weeks old we will go in for testing, and if the function of the kidney is impaired they will do surgery to remove the blockage. If function isn't impaired but it is still draining slow we will keep an eye on it and do follow up exams until it is determined that it has resolved on its own or that he needs surgery. It was reall scary at first but I'm hopeful that he won't need surgery or be in any kind of pain when he's born. They said his abdomen might be swollen or misshappen on that side because of how backed up it is... Anyway all we can do for now is pray things will be okay and wait and see.

    The rest of the pregnancy has been pretty uneventful thankfully. Everything else has been normal. I've gained 15 lbs so far and have been trying to eat healthy. Wesley is head down and somehow still super active in there. I have had a lot of pain, and sciatica, and SPD, I was going to physical therapy for it for a while but at this point there isn't much they can do for me and its liveable.

    Carlos and Juliana have both been really great. They talk to my belly and rub it and give it kisses, which is so special to me since I never had any of that the first time. Carlos has been really supportive of me, even if he thinks my ideas are a bit out there he always listens to what I say and usually ends up agreeing with me because I have done the research. The one thing he wouldn't agree to was a doula, he wants it to be just me and him when the baby is born. I'm really scared of being alone if something happened and he couldn't do it, but I know he'll do fine and step up to support me when I need him to. Juliana is so excited to be a big sister. She is really super sweet and talks about the baby all the time. She asks me if he's done yet a lot, like he's cooking in there or something. Its really cute.

    So I guess that's it for my intro - sorry it was so long, but I always have a lot to say.
    Maggie, mama to Juliana Elise (03/07), Wesley Dominick (06/10) and expecting Surprise Bean #3 (11/12)

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    Today I had an appointment with the Midwife. She was one of my 2 favorites (there are 5 in the practice) so it was a good appointment. She didn't check me. I gained 1 lb since 2 weeks ago and am measuring a little smaller (35) so she said he has dropped...I didn't know it was possible for him to get lower than he was but apparently I was wrong. I told her how much pain I had been in lately - bascally I always feel like Ive been kicked in the crotch by a horse... She recommended acupuncture but I don't think my insurance will cover it and we don't have the money for that right now. Carlos' truck broke down a few months ago so now we have a rediculous car payment. I'm actually going to see if I can get it refinanced because the interest is insane! Anyway, if Im still pregnant a week from now she recommended I cut my hours at work. I know my boss won't like that, he's being a jerk about giving me even 6 weeks off and making me feel like a big inconvenience since he won't hire a temp. I'm a legal assistant by the way. So I go back again on Thursday for my 38 week appointment.

    I can't beleive how fast everything is going! Every day feels like it takes forever, but at the same time things have flown by!

    Carlos gave me that cold he had, so no I'm semi-miserable and mucous filled. EW. I really hope it goes away and Juliana doesn't get it, so I can have this baby. I would hate to have a baby sick, or worse, have a baby when she is sick since I know she's going to want to smother him with kisses.

    Today Carlos cleaned out the spare room. I'm hoping to find a table to put in there and set up sewing camp...right now Ive been pulling my stuff in and out of bags and boxes every time I want to sew which is annoying. I just started teaching myself recently but its so fun! I'm hoping we can get Juliana's room painted and move the furniture around upstairs this weekend since he's off 3 days in a row. Usually he only has Sunday off.

    I should really get off here and go do the dishes...and laundry. Ug. I just want to go to sleep.
    Maggie, mama to Juliana Elise (03/07), Wesley Dominick (06/10) and expecting Surprise Bean #3 (11/12)

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    I stopped updating my space as much (I'll put the pictures in there now though) - so here is my belly this week.

    Maggie, mama to Juliana Elise (03/07), Wesley Dominick (06/10) and expecting Surprise Bean #3 (11/12)

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    TFS your story. I can be long winded sometimes too, but when you look back at this lodge after baby is born you will enjoy the details. I am excited to read your birth story.
    -Alicia

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    I hope you feel better soon! Very pregnant and sick is not a good combination!

    I agree - you are a very strong woman! It is so wonderful that you have found a wonderful partner in Carlos, and that he is a great daddy, too.

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    I love that you're in lacy undies that far along (if you don't mind me commenting- and I do think you look great)- I'm pretty sure by week 30 I've whipped out the granny panties.
    Your story is so sweet, how wonderful to have a supportive man there with you who is excited about the baby. Sounds like he is a great dad.
    Sorry about the cold- I really think anyone in the third tri should be immune to diseases, don't we have enough going on?
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