Congrats on your lodge, Melynda! I can't wait to follow your homebirth journey!
Hooray, Another lodge! Congrats, I look forward to hearing your story!
Welcome to your lodge! (have I mentioned how much I LOVE this idea??)
Yeah! I am so excited that I finally have a lodge. I have enjoyed reading everyone else's so much that I have really looked forward to this stepping stone. I hope I can do a lodge justice!
A little about me, I am 24 and as of Sunday married for one year to Mike. A great husband and he is going to be a great dad! I am not the best with details but if anyone listens to country music and knows of the song by George Strait "It Just Comes Naturally" That is how I think of our relationship!
I have been wanting a baby for two years, ever since I was fortunate enough to be able to attend my friend's birth of her daughter. It was the most amazing thing and so emotional. I wanted to cry whenever she had a contraction and I finally did bawl at one point. You would think that seeing a birth would deter me from wanting to have a child, but no it increased the desire like 100 fold! But I wanted to take care of a few things first like marriage and houses.
I have had an amazing pregnancy! I am really astonished because the only pregnancy I have experienced was my friend's and for her it was horrible. I really enjoy being pregnant. My only complaint is sometimes I wish my baby would move more. But then from what I have heard, it could be a good thing after the baby is born.
So right now I am exhausted and really looking forward to finishing work. 3 more days, tomorrow is going to be horrible because I have a staff meeting in the evening so I will be working for 13 hrs! Thankfully I have a fairly easy job, which I love.
Today was also my home visit! It was great despite the stress of trying to get my house clean. I am not a clean freak but I get so stressed when people come over. The visit went very well, uneventful, but my mw and I got to talk about the various situations that could come up during the birth. Like Karly had mentioned in her lodge, I don't have any fear yet but I do want to find it and get in touch with my fear so that it doesn't hit my like a train during labour or something.
Well, that is my novel for now. Thanks for this wonderful venue to express my thoughts and recieve fabulous support.
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
YAY for almost being on maternity leave! I have been fortunate to not work through this pregnancy, I'd have probably died, quit, or been fired
I am so glad your homevisit went well, that's exciting! And I agree, better to deal with any fears early than to get broadsided. I think we have both been reading too much "Birthing From Within".
I'm so thrilled to follow another homebirth lodge. You ladies are so inspirational. I'm glad things are going so well!!
Hi Melynda and welcome to your lodge! How very exciting. I love your picture of your hubbie and puppy dog - it is absolutely adorable.
I think that is so incredible that you got to attend your friend's birth first hand and see how "it all works"! How very inspirational.
Hi Melynda---look forward to sharing this time with you!
How cool that you were able to attend your friend's birth--I think that is great and that people either respond to the experience with a big I'm going natural or quick give me meds Glad you found it inspirational...
Glad you had a good home visit. Mine is on Monday and I'm eager to figure out "logistics" and such....plus it will make it so much more real.
DD 8.03, DD 6.05, DS 3.07, DD 5.09, and DS arrived 6.17.12