Congrats!! We're all so close now!!
WhooHooo!! Congratulations on your lodge!! How are you?
Congrats on your lodge!
Congrats on your lodge
Collette~mom to Grace (2/28/05) and Libby (07/08/06)
Hooray! Thanks for my lodge! It's hard to believe that the end is this close. My husband and I moved around furniture in our bedroom last night to accomodate the cradle, and this morning we looked at it and said - wow - it's almost unreal that in a couple (hopefully) of weeks there will be a baby there!
I try to post when I can on here but severe Carpal Tunnel has prevented me from spending large amounts of time typing. I do want to say how grateful I've been to all of you for your inspiration and support even when you didn't know it. I came here for comfort many times when things weren't going the way I had hoped and wanted.
My husband Brian and I were highschool sweethearts that broke up after graduation and lost touch for about 4 years. When we connected again we knew pretty quickly that we were headed for marriage. We were engaged less than a year later and married 4 months after that.
March 05 we decided to start TTC. I started charting in July when nothing was happening. In Sept my sister announced her pregnancy. I cried - even though I knew it would eventually happen for us. Oct was out though because Brian had started a new job and was working weird hours - we wouldn't really see much of each other. Oct 30th though I was at my parents celebrating family birthdays. I remember thinking I had put my back out - it hurt like crazy. On the long drive home by myself I remember feeling out of sorts - not depressed - not happy - just weird. Turns out I was pregnant! I stayed up until DH got home at 2:00am to tell him!
My sister who was also pregnant had had her last 3 kids with a midwife who worked out of our town's local hospital. In fact Brian and I moved out of the city to this town partly because I knew I wanted the same birth experience my sister had had. However soon after starting to meet with the midwife it came to light that I was not considered "low risk". My Blood Pressure was spiking very high.
I had been sick since about 5 weeks, throwing up every day all day. I had to start seeing an OB in the city who was not a fan of the midwife thing. I think the BP scare just made me more stressed and the BP worse. Anyway at around 21 weeks I woke up one morning and didn't throw up! At my 24 week appointment with both OB and midwife my blood pressure was normal - even ideal. It continued to stay down the rest of my pregnancy. I suspect it was the severe m/s that had made my BP so high. The OB however was not willing to let me go. She spoke of continuing to see me and wanted to schedule one more appointment at 36 weeks so that if anything was wrong she could wisk me away to her hospital to get this baby out. Last week I was a jumble of nerves all week - I knew the OB did not support my wanting a natural birth and had mentioned c-section a few times. A combination of things happened. First my midwife heard about what was going on (I'd been continuing to see her as well) and got one of the doctor's at my hospital behind us to combat anything the OB wanted to do (just in case). But the good news was that my BP was perfect at my appointment last week and I was officially released from the OB's care and back into my midwife's care as a low risk pregnancy. Whew!
So anyway - sorry for the novel - this is the longest I've typed for awhile but I thought I'd tell you a bit about my background! I promised DH that I would do some baking today so I'm off to make cookies! Have a good day all!
That's great you were able to get your BP down and can now have the kind of birth you want!! YAY! Sorry to hear about the carpel tunnel...that is very painful.
I'm so happy for you that you will get the delivery you wanted. Hope your not in too much pain from all this typeing So has your sister had her baby? Very cool that you guys will have little ones to raise together. My sis doesn't want kids for a long time and I wish we would get to share that part of life. Let us know what you decided to bake, it's making me hungry just thinking about it!
Congrats on your lodge. Hello, homestretch. It is great to hear that the cradle is in place. And yes, it is almost unreal that the cradle will have your baby in it soon.
I'm excited to hear your story as it progresses.
Hi, I'm so happy for you that your blood pressure stabilized and you are now with a midwife.
I'm sorry about the carpel tunnel, I have it as well and it is not fun.
I hope your baking comes out delicious!
Yesterday I was very ambitious. I took advantage of the cooler day and made a batch of buns, and several dozen oatmeal raisin cookies! we don't have air conditioning so unless the weather is rainy and cold I can't use our oven or the house will heat up even more!
Vanessa - yes my sister had her baby last month! She had a beautiful baby boy named Eli. It's her last baby and this is my first but at least our boys will hopefully be good playmates for each other. She had the kind of labour I dream about - (although it was her fourth). She laboured at home for most of it and showed up at the hospital about 45 minutes before Eli was born. With it being my first I don't know if I'll have the timing down so well but I hope to labour mostly at home since the hospital is just a few blocks from my house - about 2 minute drive.
Speaking of labour - last night was an interesting one for us. Around 4:45pm I all of a sudden felt a sharp pain in my back like I had pulled something or put my back out - I could barely move. But then it went away - and then it came back about 20 minutes later and basically did that most of the evening until I finally fell asleep at 11:30pm. Was I having contractions? It's not what I expected...I expected more of an aching sensation not that sharp pain like something was out of place!
Well I'm going to go nap for a bit more this morning. Hope you all are having a good day!