Zellie's Birthing lodge (pre-natal)

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Zellie's Birthing lodge (pre-natal)

I just saw that you are 37 weeks hun, here is your lodge!

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Welcome!!

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Congrats on your lodge!!

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Thank you Carla for starting her lodge!! I was just about to Smile Welcome Zellie!! I am looking forward to following your lodge.

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Welcome to your lodge!

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Congrats, and Welcome!!

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congrats on your lodge!!! Smile

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Welcome to your lodge!! I'm looking forward to reading your story!!

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Thanks for starting my lodge. I am so excited to be here. I admire everyone on this board and look forward everyday to reading everyone's updates.

I'm Izelle just turned 27 and SO is Mark who just turned 31. We met about 3 years ago on Match.com and have been head over heals ever since. I am a registered nurse and I work in the Emergency Department. Mark is a leasing manager. We traveled together for our job for the last year and surprise surprise while we were on our way to Texas we got pregnant. It was definitely unexpected but it has been such a blessing in our lives. We are so very excited and cannot wait to meet our LO. We just got engaged about a week and a half ago so I have something to plan once my LO is here. I didn't want to get married just because I was expecting but we love each other so much it was inevitable.

This pregnancy has been pretty uneventful until my 32 week appt when they discovered my low amniotic fluid. I have been going to my MW weekly with NST since then with US's. I have been drinking a ton and resting as much as I can and the fluid has stayed at 6,7,8 and then last week dropped to a 5. I meet with my MW tomorrow am so we will see what happens. Baby has stopped growing in utero so it may be best to get my LO out where the environment is favorable.

My sister was induced with her first child and it was so traumatic with everything artificial you can think of. I have always wanted a NCB being at home for as long as possible then going in at the last minute. I don't know how this will work with being induced possibly but I will talk to my MW about it in the morning. I have had no BH and I haven't lost my plug. This is my first child so I know the saying goes you always go late with your first. At my 36 week appt I was a fingertip dialated which I know doesn't indicate when you will go into labor but hopefully some progress tomorrow so that at least there is a start before being induced.

I have to work tonight so I will update when I get back from my appt in the am.

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My furbaby Marlie

My family

36 week belly pic

my growing family

Mark in Australia

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Congratulations on your lodge! Your family is beautiful! I hope everything goes well at your appt tomorrow.

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hoping for progress tomorrow! love the pics TFS

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I just got back from my appt. My NST was great and baby moved a lot. She checked me and I was only 1cm and thick. She wants me to go back to the perinatologist on friday to have another us done and then she scheduled me for an induction on wed. evening. If I go to the us on friday and my numbers are worse than last week then they will do something this weekend but if the numbers are the same then she will just leave it for next wed. So we shall see on friday hopefully my numbers are not worse. I feel pretty good about it even though this might end up with an induction. I just want my LO to be safe. Anyways will update later. Have a good day ladies.

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GL on Friday, I hope your number are okay!

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good luck! ((good number vibes)) ((healthy baby vibes))

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nak - congrats on your engagement!!!!!!!!!! i'll be thinking about you and sending good number vibe your way!!

oh, and you have a beautiful family!!! and you look great!

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Thank you so much! Doing pretty good today although I do think that I started developing some BH. I have never felt it before but it feels as though my whole tummy hardens and it makes me feel like I am going to pass out. Very lightheaded. Then it goes down to my vaginal area and I feel this AF crampiness. Very weird. This is my first so I don't know what I am feeling. I am just sittin here and am feeling them. I went to Target today to buy some things for the baby's room because I am still not finished. Just some things for the wall. Hope everyone is doing ok. I go to the peri tomorrow at 1100 so I will update when I get back.

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Your family is beautiful. Good luck at the peri tomorrow!

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Good luck at your appt tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you!

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Good luck at your appt. Hope all goes well.

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Just got back from my appt. THANK YOU for all the healthy baby vibes. My fluid went from a 5 to an 11.5 so no induction today or this weekend. Still scheduled for next wed though. I also lost part of what I think is my mucous plug this am. It was this brown gooey mess on the TP. Sorry TMI. Hopefully my LO is deciding to come before the induction. Have been doing a lot of nipple stimulation so maybe it is working. Still having the tightening in my abdomen putting pressure on my pelvic area but I am just going about my normal business. If it is something I think my body will let me know. Have a great day ladies.

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I think you're having a baby this weekend!

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I don't know Kristina maybe. I don't like to overthink things. I just like to go with the flow. The tightening in my abd is not regular at all. I have them for a couple of hours and then nothing. I do think my body is gearing up but how slow I have no idea. Hopefully this weekend would be great but just playing it by ear. I am very excited to hold my LO.

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Had a really good weekend. I worked on Sat and Sun night and did a lot of walking at work. I was having some contractions at work but when I get home in the morning to go to sleep they stop.. I also have been having some discharge everyday which I think is more of my plug. Baby is moving from side to side I guess to get more comfortable. I was just hoping that my LO would come out before my inductions but oh well. These contrax have to be doing something! I meet with my MW tomorrow at 2pm and then the induction on wed evening.

Mark's brother has been visiting from South Carolina this last weekend and my place is now a mess just after I organized and cleaned everything. I have no energy to start cleaning again. Maybe tomorrow.

Just very ready to hold my LO in my arms and on the other hand I am getting really scared of what's to come. Not the labor part but I am going to be a mom. WOW! Realizing that my life is about to change is a very scary thing.

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Just sitting here browsing preg.org. I have my MW appt today at 2pm. Woke up with a couple of contractions last night but they went away. Will update on my appt when I get back. WIsh me luck.

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Have fun at your appointment! I have those "I'm going to be a what?" moments, too, but I'm sure when we hold our LOs in our arms that it will all make sense and our lives before will seem like so much of a dream. Smile

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(((hugs))) I hope that things happen for you before tomorrow night!!

It is an amazing experience to become a mom Smile

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My appt went good. I am still only 1cm but he said he could feel the baby's head. My BP was elevated at 130/88 so he wants me resting until tomorrow night. I go in at 10pm and I am so excited and nervous and scared. I am going to take my laptop with me so I can update you guys when I can. I am still feeling some contrax but they are not painful.

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Good luck, mama! Keep us posted!

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Still waiting here. It is now 10:35pm and they don't have any rooms available. They told me that they would call me when one opens up so I am sitting here very patiently waiting for them to call. I have been waiting all day long and I am getting sleepy I hope they call soon!

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Good luck!!!

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Good luck! hopefully you are holding your LO in your arms!

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Good luck! ELV!

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I know it has been a while since I have been on here but I have been so busy with my LO. Gabriella McKenzie arrived on Sept 14 at 5:01pm after a 2 day induction. She weighed 7lbs4oz and was 20in long. I will try to post my birth story soon.

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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!:yahoo:

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