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    Yeah for a good appointment!! Your intro was fun, sounds like lots has happen for you two in the last few years. How is DD feeling today? I hope things are going good with the remodel, we've been doing some our selves and I hope it's done soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by graysonsmom View Post
    Yeah for a good appointment!! Your intro was fun, sounds like lots has happen for you two in the last few years. How is DD feeling today? I hope things are going good with the remodel, we've been doing some our selves and I hope it's done soon
    DD is still under the weather, but kids amaze me at how resilient they can be.
    The remodel is all done except for a few touch ups, filling in the nail holes on the baseboards, and the "finishing touches" for our DD's big girl room. (Valence, clock, mirror, pictures on the wall)... The twin bed we bought her is adorable and she is sleeping in it tonight for the first time. I hope tonight goes well, but I'm not holding my breath...I think we may be up a lot tonight helping her learn to sleep in the bed. I usually don't post picts, but I might have to start a flickr account, just to post the picts from her room. (I'm so proud of it...)

    In the world of pregnancy, I'm doing good...though I am very much waddling around...the baby's head is very low. I've been feeling some funny pains around my who-ha that I remember having before Emily was born, so that's good. I don't think labor is going to be coming anytime soon fortunately/unfortunately. I've got plenty left to do around this house before we bring home another LO...but what piece of mind to know Emily has moved into her new room.

    Finally, I am so looking forward to my pre-natal massage tomorrow...I know I have said this before...the best money spent during the 3rd trimester has been these massages. I feel so awesome afterwards....

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    Just a quick update: thought I'd let everyone know that one of my old college roommates is in labor with #2 and my next door neighbor had her little girl today. Babies everywhere...i wonder who's next?

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    Ok so it stand to reason that tomorrow should be your turn!! Here's to hopeing anyway LOVE DD's bed so cute! Do you mind if I ask where you got it? Hope your doing well, and that the massage is relaxing for you.

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    Oh I wish today I was in labor...oh well! Today is my BIL birthday...so it would have been a neat gift for his birthday...

    I doing really well...I reached 38 weeks today. I had my mw appointment this morning and all is well. The closer I get to my due date, the better I feel about my decision to change last minute to the birthing center. I was measuring 36 cms (I was 37 last week), so she said I'm continuing to drop. No internal exam (wasn't offered/wasn't going to do it anyways...) I think somwhere on this board I read that mw/ob's are better at guestimating size than U/S, so I asked...I was curious to see what she thought. She thinks around 8 lbs (8.5 if I make it to my due date...) I think that's a wonderful size...DD was almost 10 lbs... (she agreed it should be a slip and slide event for this baby...no where near DD in size should make it an easy birth...wouldn't that be nice )

    Speaking of the munchkin, she slept all night in the big girl bed and when she woke up, she got out of her bed and come over to our room. How wonderful...when she was in the crib, she would wake up screaming mad...no more!!!! Yay!

    The bed is from a company called maxtrix...you can look them up online. I bought the bed from a local retailer here in Orlando. It's crazy all the things you can do with the bed...(they even have a slide...)

    So, my mom and MIL are on board with the birth center birth, but my dad...well that's another story. The rest of the family doesn't know...I figure they will find out when we tell them we are in labor) He called earlier today and I call back...just "checking in" he says...told him I had a appointment, and all was well. He asked with who...I said the midwives. (like he thinks I'm going to change my mind and go back to a hospital birth & OB because he wants it or thinks I'll come to my senses or something...) I need to find some good peer-reviewed articles for him to read about differences in hospital and birth center outcomes. He's an engineer and thinks like an engineer, so if I appeal to his logic, maybe he'll get over his issues. If not, oh well. The thing is, and my mom agrees with me, birthing options is a generational issue. People who are their age (50/60s --> had babies in the 70s) would never question what is the best environment to have a baby in...our generation (even women who would not choose an out-of-hospital birth) seem to be be so much more supportive and understanding of those who choose to birth in birth centers or at home. My dad is just set in his ways and he has a hard time understanding another point of view sometimes...when I tried to describe my reasons (this was weeks ago), he kept saying, but that's the OB's call...how do you explain that no it isn't...his standing orders have to match hospital policy, which means I show up dealing with one set of order and then saying "call Dr. X" everytime I know we agreed to a different set of arrangements. Plus, I have no desire to birth on my back this time (and I don't care what is said, in the end I would end up on my back...)

    Anyways, I should go be productive and clean for a little bit before bed...yes, I am nesting a little bit. Trying to put things away...the house always looks like a tornado has just come through it.

    Jen

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    I'm glad your appointment went well, and that would be awesome if your midwife was right about the size of your baby! That's so nice about your DD sleeping well in her new bed. Yay! Good luck with trying to get your Dad to understand your choice. I think a study about outcomes could be helpful.
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    sorry you dads not being more supportive about goign to the birthing center, hopefully uou can find some info for h im to read that might make him come round to your way of thinking, maybe if he has not seen it watching the business of being born would be good too, i found it to be really informative and really speeks well for midwives and home birthign and that type of thing. I think its awsome you are going to the birting center and its great your mom and mil are supporters too. Sounds like baby is gonna be a good size too not to much longer and you will know the exact measurements.

    and yippie for dd sleeping in her big girl bed!!! sounds like its a fun little piece of furniture with the attachements you mentioned i bet must really like it!

    my house looks the same way, i am nestinga bit to but not enough to tackle everything thats annoying me... lol
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    I'm hopin on board to stalk you YAY for a great appointment!! DDs bed is soooo cute! Seems that she really likes it too, yay! Sorry your dad isn't so keen on the whole birth center, does he realize if there's any issues they will send you right to the hospital? dh and I have decided not to even mention that we're having a homebirth to his family so I know the dealings of some that aren't all for NCB.
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    OK..so I'm starting to wonder what's up with my body...

    since tuesday evening, I've actually felt some BH contractions...kind of crampy feeling little things. With DD, I never felt a contraction until the real thing hit 4 days past my EDD.

    But today it has been non stop BH contractions...of course, I can't seem to time them at all...they all over the place...but my bp is up a bit and occasionally they are strong enough for me to stop and take notice, but that's it. I wonder if this means I'm close to real labor beginning or if I'm going to be dealing with this for a few weeks...guess I'm joining the pre-labor misery club.

    on the MIL front...I didn't realize how freaked out she was about a birth center birth...I knew my DH was a emergency c-section, but I didn't realize how emergency. It seems his heart stopped beating while she was in labor and they gassed her and pulled him out in about 60 seconds. (my hubby has no heart problems, why his heart stopped is unknown). She is so worried about that worst-case scenario...I had to explain to her that I would be taking the same risks going to the hospital as a birth center because I labored as long as possible outside the hospital before going when preggo with DD. In either case, there isn't a doc around...she realizes I'm not her, but I can sympathize that when you've been through a traumatic experience like that, it can color your perspective. I wish i could find a way to give her some peace of mind, but unfortunately, I don't think that's possible...

    thanks for reading and leaving me messages...i really appreciate it. it's fun...like getting mail!

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