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    Yay Katie- you're already at 37 weeks! It sounds like you have a great support system in place for your natural birth between your DH, OB and doula. I'm looking forward to reading your journey these next few weeks as Lily prepares for her entrance to the world!

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    I'm really gearing up for a hectic week next week, and a little nervous about how I'll stand up to it all. Starting Sunday, I have three choral performances to accompany, two recitals with my students, one master class, plus all my usual rehersals and lessons... I feel like I'm back in college! At least there is a light at the end, and I'm looking forward to being done with all these outside commitments in a week. In the meantime, I might be a little out of the loop online!

    I've been feeling suspiciously good the past couple of days - more energy and less achy than last month. I am having BH several times a day, but still I feel like my body is nowhere near going into labor. My prediction is that I won't see any action until January Luckily, my OB has agreed to let me go 2 weeks over my EDD without talking induction, so I don't feel too pressured on the issue.

    One bummer, though, I just got my GBS test back positive. I had really hoped that this wouldn't have even been an issue, but now I'm going to talk to my OB about my options. She's already OK with a hep-lock rather than an continuous IV drip, but I want to know if I can be retested closer to my DD. My next appt is Thurs, so I'll just wait til then..

    So, Erika, what do you do in the music world? I'm always glad to see another person who has 'the bug'...

    Hope you all have a great weekend!


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    Some OB's will do a course of Cipro and then retest...that's a thought. Also, it has a lot to do with when your water actually breaks and how that plays out. And even worst case senario. Only 2-3% of babies are effect. My flying MW said in Texas some of the hospitals are now running antibiotics on ALL babies as a blanekt for GBS wether they test + or - b/c many are never tested. There are signs and symptoms and you can catch it post partum. I used to FREAK about GBS - you have a lot of choices. Ask about doing cipro and retesting..... GBS is kind of bogus unless they did the test WHILE you are in labor b/c of it's come and go nature.

    I have a dual degree in performance and music therapy. I sang professional opera and worked as a music therapist prior to my stay at home mommy days. Music therapy wise I worked with all kinds of populations (oncology, IV therapy, physical rehab, children's inpatient, mental health) but my favorites are older adults and hospice. i used to teach private piano and voice - but since we moved I haven't wanted to start a studio again and have abo****ely no desire to get back into major perfromace mode. I'm tired of the "kiss A$$" world of auditions right now. I am very skilled at voice, piano and organ. i also play functional guitar, clarinet and bassoon - but by no means have "professional" quality skills in those 2 areas.

    I did use music therapy assisted birthing techniques with Olivia and it was wonderful - very closely related to a hypnobirthing mindset. i have spoken at length about teaming with our local Hypno birthing instructor. i think if I get back into a music business profession it would be birth realted. Before concieving I was toying with starting a music therapy assisted childbirth practice. But with twins.... i think that's on hold

    If I had to do it all over - I would have gone to midwifery school.......

    Homebirthing, breastfeeding, sling wearing, cloth diapering momma to 3 girls ages 7 and 6 year old twins and peanut #4 due sometime in late September

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    I hope your week doesn't take too much out of you, it sounds like it will be very busy. Keep us posted on any news, and yay for a doc that isn't going to push you on induction. Sorry to hear about your GBS, I'm guessing I don't have to worry about it because I didn't hear anything at my last appointment. I've also heard that it is something that comes and goes, good luck with that.

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    Don't forget to take a few moments here and there to rest! Good luck w/ retesting - I hope your dr agrees w/ you.

    Looking forward to these next few weeks and the rest of your journey. (I know I don't post much but I do lurk so i feel like I know you a bit; hope you don't mind.)
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    Welcome to your lodge!!

    I'm a cloth diaper addict too, I've now diapered 4 butts and have WAY to many diapers lol

    I hope your week goes smooth for you, remember to rest!
    Mama to 7 curious, wild & wonderful little ones



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    Wow! good luck this week and do make sure you rest. I just started thinking about cloth diapers... we've been using disposables with my son - and I hate everything about it! Especially the fact that he is really sensitive to whatever's in them, b/c if he's not wearing Pampers (mucho $$$) then he gets a diaper rash! I'd love to hear how that research goes.
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    I don't know about anybody else, but I have been having baby/labor dreams every night lately! Sometimes I'll have the baby already in my arms, but last night it was a labor dream. I was in a hospital, but it was more like a big hotel. My whole family was there (parents, sisters, neice) and it was a bit crowded - also, my sister was pregnant and laboring too! Even my grandpa, who passed away last month, made an appearance It was great to see him again...

    Yesterday was a really weird day; everything seemed 'off'... It was raining all day, and DH started the morning still upset about something that happened at work on Friday. A bit later, DH and I got into an argument about what stroller we want to get (um... can I say misplaced frustration? on both our parts, of course!) We get a phone call from my MIL, letting us know that my BIL has been hospitalized (bipolar - he's been in and out for a few years). During dinner, I get a call from my sister, letting me know that she just got in a car accident, and the other woman is in the hospital unconscious (any prayers welcome, here) And then when we get home, my poor puppy is whimpering and having dry heaves (she seems better this morning, btw). All through this, I'm having pretty strong BH, and thinking this would be just the time to NOT go into labor!!

    Holy moly. I hope today is boring and uneventful!


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    Wow, what a day! Sounds like a something out of a dream. I have had some pretty weird real dreams too - I had one at about 32 weeks where I had the babies. But they just kind of appeared...no labor. and I was very unconnected to the whole thing. I handed them to my mom and said "I'm going to go call the midwife...maybe she can put these back" I didn't even acknowledge them as children.... it was weird. pregnancya dn the hormones do a lot of wierd stuff to our brains too huh!

    Hang in there!!! I know I was praying to go late with DD#1 b/c of a cracked rib and then I went right on my due date 3 days later. the babies will come when they are ready and it will all be "right" whenever that time is.

    Sending prayers you way for those in need. I hope everybody is ok.

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    Woo boy, what a day! It's 10 pm now, and this is seriously the first moment I've had to sit down and catch my breath...

    Yeah, Erika, I've had some dreams a bit like that, where I treated the baby more like a doll, no emotional connection or anything. But then I'll have a dream where I am so in love with this little infant that I wake up weeping!! (I like those better..)

    Today I went to my local LLL meeting for the first time. I was suprised how many women were there (at least 12, including the 2 leaders). I was the only pregnant one, but there were 2 babies under 5 weeks old! so cool! Followed this up with a breastfeeding class through my hospital (I'm with Kaiser, so they have a whole curriculum for expectant parents..) The nurse there was really terrific, and it seems like I will have unlimited access to lactation consultants whenever I need to make an appointment...

    Between these were rehearsals, grocery trips and last minute Christmas shopping (well, last minute for me anyway), so I hope that all the activity will help me actually sleep through the night tonight! (fat chance)

    Before I go, a question for all the BTDT natural birth moms - did you generally find breastfeeding to succede more readily or easily because of your drug-free birth, or was it still a challenge? I've heard that having an alert baby and mama makes all the difference, but I'd love to hear your experiences! Thanks


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