~*Mrsc05 (Beth)'s Birth Lodge!!*~

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~*Mrsc05 (Beth)'s Birth Lodge!!*~

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Welcome to your lodge!

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Welcome!

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Wow! My own lodge. I'll write my intro tonight after DD goes to bed.

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Welcome to your lodge! I look forward to hearing your story!

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Welcome!!! Smile

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I can't believe I'm 36 weeks already. This pregnancy has gone by so fast.

Well, I'm Beth. I'm 21. Dh is David and he's 27. We started dating when I was 15 and he was 21. He plays bass and I was following a couple of the local bands. We started recognizing each other at some of the all ages shows and would hang out then. We started to hang out more and more. Eventually I found myself in love with him. I wanted to spend every moment with him. For my 16th bday he proposed and I of course said yes. My mom of course had the rule that I had to graduate first which was more than understandable. So we continued dating until then. I graduated high school May 2005 and we were married July 16, 2005. Life was great but the partying lifestyle was starting to get boring and we figured we were ready to start a family. I have always wanted to have children while I was young. So fall 2005 we decided to not actively try but not prevent. I got my BFP in Feb. 2006.

My pregnancy was really uneventful.We found out we were having a girl and were excited to say the least. I was determined to go natural and breastfeed. Going natural didn't happen. When we arrived at the hospital they got the IV going which I hated cuz it made me have uncontrollable chills which I believe is why I stalled. After staying at 5cm for 3 hours they decided to break my water and start pitocin without asking mind you. I was doing excellent with the pain until the stupid pitocin. I was getting contractions nonstop with absolutely no break between them. So I certainly got the epidural. At first it numbed me too much and I hated it. But by the time delivery came around I felt everything which was awesome. I loved being able to feel her slip out. It was feeling the stitches that wasn't great cuz the stupid dr cut me and messed it up too. I'm now concerned how bad I'm gonna tear this time. I know I will since the episiotomy wasn't correctly done. Thankfully I have a different dr and am at a smaller hospital that is more laid back. Anyways, Jillian was born at 37wks and a few days on Sept. 26, 2006 after 12hrs of labor at 1:06pm. weighing in at 5lbs 8oz. (my family has a history of small babies). I may not have got my natural birth but breastfeeding went great. Nursed her for 15 months and only weaned after it got uncomfortable 3 months into this pregnancy.

Around Jillian's first bday we started talking about trying for another baby. I charted for one cycle and got pregnant that cycle. I didn't think it would happen that fast. This time we are having a boy. We're naming him Owen James. This pregnancy has been a bit harder with the excessive fatigue but I am chasing a toddler around too. I find myself more nervous this time around for some reason. We're definately going for natural. I've educated myself even further and I'm determined to accomplish my goal. This pregnancy has been a bit more eventful. First of all he'd been breech for quite some time.and then, at 34 weeks Owen decided he'd kick me into false labor and sent us to L&D. Thankfully we were able to stop contractions and I have not dilated. He surely wasn't ready to come out. Yesterday I had some serious discomfort and I can feel him lowering and my back certainly feels it. I had my 36 week appt. today. We did an u/s to check his position and thankfully he is now head down. It is such a relief to know that I can have a vaginal delivery. Louisiana isn't the most mom friendly and I would've gotten stuck with a c-section. I really have a feeling I'm going to have this baby by the end of May. I'm feeling way too much pressure and discomfort. I feel exactly how I did with Jillian the week before I had her. So I guess we'll see.

So there you have it. Time for pics.

Here I am today at 36weeks.

Most recent pic of Jillian

David and I for our wedding almost 3 years ago.

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Welcome to your lodge Beth! Smile

I love that pic of Jillian - she's such a cutie!

Wow that's shocking that you had your waters broken and were given pitocin without your consent. Is that considered to be assault where you live? I know it is here. I'm really hoping things are much different for you this time around and you get the natural birth you want.

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Welcome to your lodge and thanks for sharing your story. I look forward to reading about the rest of your journey.

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"lotuspixie" wrote:

Welcome to your lodge Beth! Smile

I love that pic of Jillian - she's such a cutie!

Wow that's shocking that you had your waters broken and were given pitocin without your consent. Is that considered to be assault where you live? I know it is here. I'm really hoping things are much different for you this time around and you get the natural birth you want.

I have no idea if its considered assault. But it was kind of a "oh we're breaking your water and giving you pitocin" while doing it.

I'm so uncomfortable today. My back is killing me. And the sciatica is never ending. He's getting so low it really hurts. I don't remember feeling this uncomfortable with Jillian. My whole body just hurts.

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Yesterday was rough. I've been dealing with a small sinus infection. Thanks to Louisiana's humid 90* weather. My stomach was upset most of the morning. Jillian's molars are coming in so she is cranky. I'm just worn out. My mom took the day off to come help me out so I could rest.

Today is much better though. My sore throat is almost gone. I've got more energy and my sciatica isn't bothering me. Jillian's still cranky but that's to be expected. I'm starting to get menstrual like cramps every now and then. Owen hasn't been as active today either. But considering how active he's been the last few days I'm sure he's tired too. I'm anxiously awaiting Monday. I'm so ready to meet him. I can't wait to see Jillian with her little brother. The biggest thing is I'm tired of being pregnant. I'm ready to have my body back well for the most part. I'm looking forward to nursing a newborn again.

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Congrats on your lodge. UGH 90, it was in the 90's here and i was soo hot and i'm only 14wks, i just can't imagine! I hope you can find time to rest here and there before Mr. Owen makes his appearance!

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The biggest thing is I'm tired of being pregnant. I'm ready to have my body back well for the most part. I'm looking forward to nursing a newborn again.

I am there with you :bighug:

Glad that today is going better than yesterday, at least- hope that trend continues! Smile

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Woohoo 37 weeks! Owen has definately lowered himself. I'm feeling lots of pressure and getting those lightening bolts in the crotch feeling. Starting to have a few more contractions. I haven't really had any since they stopped my false labor a 3 weeks ago. It's nice to feel them again since I know they're doing there job. I have an appt tomorrow and am hoping to have some dilation. If these contractions continue I think I'll deliver by the end of the week. Which will make me as far along as I was when I had Jillian. I'll post the results of my appt tomorrow afternoon.

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How are things going, Beth? Hope you're doing well!

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How are things going? I hope your appointment went well.

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Appt. went well. Everything looks good. I was still closed though. But that night I lost a good bit of my mucous plug. All day Wed. I was having contractions that were all over the place. They would start to develop a pattern and then just disappear. By 5pm they were gone completely. Thurs. I didn't get any. Friday and Sat. I had a some more but nothing like Wed. Today has been another uneventful day.:( I really thought Wed would've been it but they didn't go anywhere. Now I'm just waiting. This really sucks. I'm so tired of having contractions start and then just stop. I have an appt Tues morning. Hopefully I'll go into labor by then but if I don't hopefully I'll be a little dilated.

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Beth, I love your story. Oddly enough you and I have the same exact wedding anniversary. DH and I got married July 16, 2005! Anyway, I hope you have the birth you want this time around and welcome to your lodge!

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Have you had your little one yet? Smile

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Sorry I was so late Beth! Jillian is such a doll!!! I loved your intro except...UM, they gave you meds and cut you with out proper concent?!?!? OMG, you poor thing. I know that the kids are totally worth any pain in the end, but my heart goes out to you for your last experience. I sure hope this time around went smoother!

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Thinking about you! How are you doing?