Welcome to your lodge! I'm really enjoying your stories and reading about your experiences.
Anne, mommy to five:
Lillian, born 12-24-10
Will, born 10-19-07
New little one, due 9-19-2012
Lucas Robert, born to Jesus @ 18 weeks on 12-26-08 (due 5-28-09)
Ectopic Angel 10-24-06
Your birth story was intense, TFS!
I am excited to see how the number 7 plays into your birth.
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
Excited to follow your next home birth! I feel like we've been around each other for such a long time (indeed it's been over 4 years!). I really enjoyed reading your intro and hearing about Hawkes' birth, I didn't really remember it. I hope everything goes smoothly for you this time, and I'll be keeping fingers crossed for an anterior positioned little girl.
DD - Nov/06, DS - Sept/08, DS - Mar/11
TFS your birth story and intro! I'm excited to hear about your next homebirth!
Here it is early in the morning and I am up again. Much of this pg I have been up by around 5, which is weird for me since I am not a morning person. I am wondering if this is when I will go into labor or she will be born?
This weekend was interesting, but pretty productive. I told Finn I did not feel I had much time left, which lit a fire under him. He knows my intuition is usually really good. So we got most of the projects done in the bedroom, Libby's "room" (our closet) finished, the cosleeper up and set up, some of the garage cleared out, one freezer cleaned out, and some other little things. Only two set backs. One was that the trim paint we bought to touch up is not the same color white, so now we need to repaint all the trim but decided to hold off on that. And the other really annoying one is the cosleeper mattress had a giant spot of black mold so had to be thrown away and the replacement mattress said they were out of stock. Need to call and find out if they will be stocked soon, if not we will just glue a piece of foam to a piece of particle board.
Now if this week we could just get the dining room cleared of boxes and the living cleared of stuff for the garage sale I will feel much better. Then I can do a trial run of my birth pool.
The not so great part was I had a series of painful contractions Saturday night, but luckily they went away ater taking some tylenol. Also Finn was in a horrible mood all day Sunday and it was making Hawkes really act out. He took some medication for an upset stomach on Saturday night and we found out the hard way they make his ADD meds not work and make him more depressed, which for him means he is irritable.
Another good note we had our monthly neighborhood potluck on Sunday and I asked my neighbor if she would come be with Hawkes while I was in labor and he wanted to stay. She said yes and that she would drop off their schedule. I feel really good about this, I think she will feel good to have in my birthing space. We have really gotten to know our neighbors in the last year and I am glad we will be here for the birth and after since it is a good support system.
Refresh my memory...what kind of birth pool do you have again?? And awesome that you have such a great neighbor!!
Hi Drake! I have loved reading your stories about how you met and especially Hawkes' birth story. We spent 3 years in Des Moines and LOVE Iowa. I would move back there in a flash if there were a job for DH there. I am hoping for a better positioning for your little girl. My last one was posterier and asynclitic and yeah, wow, that made it much tougher. You guys really got a lot done this weekend. I hope you can get everything all set for your tub to arrive and then really feel like you are ready!
GL with your portfolio!
I just have an inflatable kiddie pool, which is why I really want to test it out sooner rather than later. I tried to get the aquarium one, but everywhere was sold out except some place that wanted to charge me 15 dollars in shipping, so I got one that had the same stats and seemed comparable. I wish we could afford a nicer one, but money is too tight.
Yeah Iowa has grown on me. It was not my favorite before kids, but after kids I think Ames is a great town to be in and it is nice having Des Moines so close. My mw is actually in Des Moines.
I'm glad you got some things done this weekend, and am SO excited to hear all about your next birth!!
Had a good uneventful appointment yesterday. Everything looks good and I am GBS negative which is great. I am feeling way better this pg than I did with DS. Not sure if it is because it is spring rather than late fall, I am not anemic, I have a better diet, or i it is because I am carrying differently. But it is nice. I have a conference next week three hours away so I hope she holds put. My mw just told me to leave if I have any labor signs and they are going to check me before I go. Now I just need to get my birth supplies since I am term on Saturday.