I DO hope we get to see this quilt. How very special! Finishing it off would be the hard part for me. But there's still time!
Wendy, that is so cool that you are making a quilt! Is there any theme or color scheme that everyone stuck to? I'd love to see it when it's done!
I can't wait to see the quilt too! Glad to hear baby is head-down and seems to like it that way
No theme or colors... I wanted people to be free to express themselves however they wished! And it's actually come together quite nicely!
This morning I meet with a Chinese doctor who may be able to do something about the Group B Strep. I'm going to go talk to him and get some info at least. I fear time may be running out, but whatever happens, happens.
Glad that you are being so positive! You are being very zen about it. With DD, I wanted everything to be perfect and ended up with a C-section. With DS, I changed my attitude and let things flow, I ended up with a beautiful birth.
The Chinese homeopath went through my history, and then recommended Streptococcinum. I picked some up. He didn't seem to think anything could be done for this baby, but it would be wise to consider taking for the long term results. So... we'll see what happens I suppose.
I was looking forward to our doctor's appointment today to be able to discuss the GBS results and ask if she would test me again next week or the week after. However, I received a phone call this morning and we had to reschedule our appointment to be with another doctor in the clinic tomorrow! Darn... was hoping to discuss some of the items in our birth plan. (We actually got something together in case we end up in the hospital and wanted to confirm some things with her.)
But, as I've been saying, I don't think baby is coming anytime soon, so we probably have another week
The chinese doctor sounds really cool!! I've always wanted to go to a homeopath. Hopefully what he suggested helps!!
Sorry your appointment got postponed!!
I totally admire how relaxed you seem, that is amazing! I really hope your doctor will re-test.
I was just thinking last night how I wish I knew how to make a quilt as I think it would be a great activity while waiting for your baby. That is really neat that all those people made squares for you. It sounds like an item you and your baby will treasure for years.
Well, I figure what he suggested can't hurt right? I'm already positive, just keeping my fingers crossed.
Had our 38 week appt this morning with a different doctor (our regular is sick apparently... hoping she's back next week!). I declined the internal. I haven't had any indicators that labor will be soon and would rather avoidness the unpleasantness. I figure I'll go for it next week though in hopes that I can convince her to do the GBS test too
Hot and windy here today... our house is relatively cool at the moment and I am so comfortable in a long loose skirt and giant tent-like top Anything tight around my legs or belly is just not comfortable lately.
And I'm finally at the point where I feel like I am peeing *all the time* with minimal results! Baby must be right there
Sounds like you have as much control as you are willing to have and keeping a GREAT attitude about it. Why try to control the uncontrollable?
Anyway, I was wondering about your homebirth decision with regards to GBS. If you are in the "normal" gestation period, are you going to go for the homebirth, or are you going to go to the hospital, or are you going to wait and see what seems right at the time?
BTW, where in SK are you? I wonder if I would drive through if I was driving back to Ontario to visit Gardenbug this summer.
Hey Sarah, yes I was a bit of a control freak before, so I am really working on not being like that! I'm sure it wouldn't be a very good trait in a parent
We are planning to go for a hospital birth as long as I am testing positive for GBS. I feel like I've read tons of stuff, and even though the chance is very small of baby getting sick, I think I would never be able to forgive myself if baby did get sick and we didn't notice. People say it is quite a nasty thing. I am hoping my regular doctor is back next week and I can try to coerce her to do another test. Maybe I'll get lucky. I really would rather be at home, but I don't want to jeopardize my baby's life. I've also read that it is possible to just monitor baby for signs, but one thought sticks with me - sometimes it's hard to tell if baby is just sleepy, or if s/he is lethargic from being sick.
We are in Saskatoon, the City of Bridges You are in Edmonton?
You are in Edmonton?
That's right! It seems so weird to me sitting here with a 1 month old baby on my lap sleeping. I fully expected that I would be a couple weeks late of my July 3 due date, and my piece of paper on the fridge says that I am still in the window for an A-OK homebirth (July 20 is my last day)! hehehe.... Maybe I can take it down now!
I wish I had had a little more time to have to myself before baby was born! I decided to take 2-3 weeks off before his due date, but decided to make it 2 at the last minute because there is no way that baby would be early!
But hey, he's here, he's healthy, it was a great birth, and I'm thrilled all the same! Goes to show there's nothing as certain as uncertainty!
Hi Wendy! I can understand your fears, I think it's really important to deliver where you'll be comfortable, if your tense or worried chances are your birth wont go as easy. I hope your GP will do another test, I have my fingers crossed that the test will come back negative!
Have you thought of using garlic (as a vaginal suppository) to help?
I hope you get another test and it comes back negative! You have a great attitude about everything and I am sure things will go great whether you decide on a home or hospital birth.
Chimmy, I have considered using garlic, however I am a tad nervous about putting anything in there that shouldn't be And you are right about being where you are comfortable. I wish to be at home, but if that doesn't work out, hopefully I can be here as long as possible!
Sarah, I totally know what you mean about not expecting baby until later! I figure I've still got a good 4 weeks yet However just as I think that thought, I woke up with wetness between my thighs this morning. Nothing that gushed or continued to trickle... so I am hoping things are ok? I haven't noticed loss of a mucous plug yet, so is it even possible for the fluid to be amniotic?
I've been told that a good way to tell is to smell it...gross, I know. If it smells sweet, it could be amniotic fluid. Hope that helps!!! KUP!
Well, I am thinking it must be amniotic. Had a few more "spurts" since that first one at 5 (6 and 7). And I was actually awake for this last one - was wandering around and noticed wetness. It was pink tinged.
sounds like things are picking up for you! I woke up with some wetness this morning at 3am.... and put a panty liner on with some dry undies and went back to sleep. It was damp again at 5.... but I realized that when I roll over that baby is squeezing out some pee.....
You will have to KUP!
OMG Wendy! Sounds like you sprung a leak! Are you having any contractions?
Very exciting! KUP!
Hmm... I don't know what it is ladies! I hadn't had anything since 7:30 and then I just noticed that the pantyliner had absorbed some fluid. My midwife popped over and checked on baby - sounded good. She said she was going to recommend that if I had had more leaking to get it checked out via speculum (she is waiting on her order from the States) with my doctor. Since I hadn't noticed anything, she said we'd just wait. She just left, and now I noticed something I think I'll monitor for a couple hours (she was just off to another appt) and then give her a call.
I notice I have been having more tightening this morning, and feel kind of crampy when I am laying down. If nothing else, things are progressing.
That's sortof what I felt like when I first woke up, but then I had more definite cramps than you I think. Good Luck! KUP!
Ohhh...this could be it!!! I'm so excited!!!!
ohhh seems like things are moving along and getting started. I am so excited for ya!!
Wendy, even if this isn't 'it', it still sounds like your body is starting to gear up for the big event. How exciting and Good Luck!
Had our prenatal with m/w this afternoon. I haven't had any more wetness (except for what seems to be normal vaginal discharge). The conclusion is the fluid was just behind the mucous plug and my membranes haven't broken (whew! considering I haven't had any meaningful contractions - just a wee bit o' tightening). Baby's position is 1-2/5... does this refer to station?
Wendy, even if this isn't "it," I'm still excited that something is happening for you!
We're thinking it's not "it", but my midwife is a tad stumped She is coming by to check on the baby this afternoon. I've had some more wetness... very strange thing. If there is more tomorrow morning, it's time for the speculum test.
Well, good luck, either way!! I'm interested to hear what your midwife has to say!!
I just wanted to jump in to wish you luck and let you know I'm thinking about you! Sounds like your body is really working and you will be holding your baby in no time
Almost 9PM and I keep returning to your lodge for updates! Best wishes Wendy!
LOL Me too...I've been thinking about you today!! I hope all is well!!
Just checking in on you! Hoping all is well
Thanks for all the checkins ladies! Ros came by yesterday afternoon - still wetness, but baby sounded okay. She offered to come by last night. We took her up on the offer. This time however, baby's heartbeat was quite high (160-170). There was concern that because I am GBS+, if my waters had broken, there could be problems. We made the decision to head in to the hospital to get checked out.
So off to L&D we go. That was an experience. I can't believe they make you take a wheelchair if you water has broken! (or suspected to be broken) They hooked me up to their monitors. Baby's heart rate still looked high, and strangely enough, we were able to see contractions lasting about a minute every 2-6 minutes. They were very mild, but I didn't think they had been that frequent! My blood pressure had skyrocketed (I'm sure due to the fact that I was in the hospital - it had been fine at home just an hour earlier). It was 160s/100 ish. They did the speculum test, then we had to wait for things to dry. In the meantime the redid my BP once again, and the lower number had come down which they were concerned about: 155/80. That was good to see. They came back later and it looked like the fluid they were able to find tested negative - it wasn't amniotic fluid!
That was great news. So we were able to be discharged, headed home and grabbed a burger since both Ryan and I were ravenous. That was a little more excitement than I was expecting, but I feel better knowing I'm not sitting at home with ruptured membranes and GBS+, with a baby whose heartrate is going up.
Wendy, it sounds like you had an exciting night! I'm glad you don't have to worry anymore, but super excited for your time to come!
Glad to hear that the wetness wasn't amniotic fluid!
I know that feeling all too well...my biggest fear right now is my water breaking with no contractions...GBS+ sucks!
What an adventure! I would be starving too!
Glad to hear that it wasn't amniotic fluid and that baby is still baking!
As a suggestion, why not make a little bag with granola bars and some sports drinks just in case you have to go to the hospital on a moment's notice again... Then you'll have more than ice chips!
Great idea Sarah - I think I am going to do that right away
Oh... and Ryan asks do women get emotional when things "start happening"? I had an absolute breakdown in the vehicle yesterday around supper when we were planning to take in the local "Taste of Saskatchewan" event and couldn't find parking. Perhaps there was a bit of stress
I'm always super emotional twoards the end of my pregnancy, but I'm emotional anyways LOL
Ya know, in thinking back to my past pregnancies I remember getting inreasingly wet twoards the end esp. with the twins, we had thought twice that my waters had broken with them but they hadn't.
I'm glad everything checked out to be okay, and that you were able to go back home
Wow...you did have a lot of excitement!! I'm glad everything turned out ok!! As if they make you take a wheel chair!! At our hospital, they won't get you one...if you want one, you get it yourself!
That's funny about the "Taste of Saskatchewan"...we had the "Taste of Kingston" this weekend!
Glad that things turned out to be fine with you and the little one. The snack bag sounds like a good idea. Take care, it won't be much longer!
Glad to hear you came home from the hospital visit with good news--that must have been a really stressful day!! With my daughter, I also got wetter and wetter towards the end, and we were sure a few times in the last week that my waters must be leaking, but when we went in to get checked out, nothing.
I hope things continue to go well for you, and your baby is in your arms soon!
That is reassuring to hear that all this wetness is "normal" More this morning, so I am just hanging in there. Had some contractions while I was laying in bed this morning that were much more crampy and made me think... hmmm.... I got up to see if a change in position changed anything, and of course, they don't seem the same (but maybe that's because I'm thinking about everyone's lodges now!).
I've been a little more "wet" the last few days as well, but from what I have read it's normal. I'm happy to hear that everything was ok at the hospital and you were released! Keep an eye on those contractions and read some birth stories Good luck and KUP!
Wow, what an exciting trip to L&D! Keep us posted . . . sounds like things could be happening anytime . . .
Sounds like things are moving along for you. how exciting!!
Well guys, seems like everyone is busy reading Harry Potter and not letting us in on news!!! I know, no news is GOOD news!
Whoops! I should update here No baby, no contractions to really speak of. Just hanging out in this heatwave. We are in the 40s (Celcius) with the humidex the last couple of days.
Yikes, a sauna there!
Enjoy your last few days as a twosome!