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~*~* Julianna's (mujul79) Birth Lodge!*~*~

Biggrin 37 weeks already!

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woohoo! I can't wait to read your intro mama! Biggrin

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Congratulations on your lodge!

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Congrats on your lodge!

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:yahoo:WELCOME TO YOUR LODGE!!!

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I can't believe your this close!!! Congratulations, I can't wait to hear your intro:)

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Welcome to your lodge!!!

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Congratulations on your lodge!

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Keep your eye on the height of my belly button in the pics.

Peter 38 weeks (no dilation) Born at 39 weeks via c-section becasue water broke baby never dropped after 3 hours of pushing and getting to 10cm

Tessa 37 weeks (no dilation) Born at 41 weeks VBAC she dropped the day I had her and that started my labor.

This baby 37 weeks (3cm 70%)

So I may not have dropped yet. The midwife says the baby is still floating out of the pelvis as of today. But looking at the pics, to me I look lower now than I did at this stage with the others.

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Great belly pics! Based on your other pregnancys its great progress that you're already 3cm. Wonder if that means you'll go before 40 weeks this time?

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Welcome to your lodge! I am impressed at your progress this time. I doubt I am doing anything, lol!

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I def. think you look lower (i have no idea if that means baby has dropped) yay for progress!

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Welcome to your lodge! Awesome belly pics!

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Great belly pics and you do look lower this time.

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You definately look lower! After seeing all of the pictures compared I'm going to guess another little boy for you (and a warning that I'm rarely right with guessing except when it's mine Lol ) I can't wait to find out!!

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Great pics!

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Welcome to your lodge! Great pics!

I think you definately look lower this time, and your belly is the same shape in my opinion as when you had Tessa...

I wouldn't worry about baby floating free. Mine never engage or get into position until my labours start - and even then it's sometimes only a contraction or two before they're born before they actually go down!

Love,

Sarah-Jean

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Welcome to your lodge!! Great pics! I think you look lower this time too, hopefully not too much longer!

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Normaly I see the midwife and I was scheduled with her today. But I noticed the OB was also at the office and asked if I could meet with him instead. He is strict and gave me some issues last time with being a VBAC I wanted to see if we where on the same page this time. I had my birth plan with me and knew the midwives where no problem with following it, just with conversations we have had durring my visits. And I address "in case of emergency c-section" stuff in it and that would be his (OB) deal.

He agreed to it all. Even the part where I asked for the drape to be lowered durring the surgery right before the time of the birth so DH and I could watch!!!!! He said he has only had 1 other person ever ask for that in all the years he practiced and he did it and it was no problem.

He was unsure if I was going to be allowed to bring in both my Doula and DH for the surgery saying it was the anasilgolist (sp) call not his becasue they are on that side of the drape. And that I can BF ASAP in recovery but not on the table getting closed.

But all the vaginal birth stuff he agreed to. A no strip birth, no medications (he was in pressed that I had already done that before), after birth wait for cord to be done pulsating before DH cuts it. Baby comes right to me, to nurse, prefer to tear and no episomity.

No big changes stats wise.

BP was slightly elevated but still normal just higher then it was at the start of prego.
128/80 (started at 100/60)
Pee was clear
Not a yeast infection just lots of plug
Only gained 1lb so thats a total of 34 for the prego

Baby was kicking alot and HB was 135-140
He did not think it was going to be a huge baby
And he did check me
3cm 50% (last week I was 3cm and 70% but he says the midwives are always more generous with checking then him so he says I was probly more like 2cm and 50% had he check me himself last week ROFL So the numbers look worse but he thinks I made progress!!!)
Oh and durring palpation last week the midwife could feel the hard head down by touching my belly but it was floating and cervix was posterior she could not feel it durring my internal exam.
This week he could feel the head (still high) but in the pelvis and says he touched it through the cervix. Cervix is also no longer posterior!!!!!
So number wise not much change still at 3cm but baby has dropped into position and he says onces it drops more active labor should start. (lol same thing she said last week)

I am going to try EPO starting today now that I know the baby is head down and not floating. Explaining the pressure I have been having since Sat.

It was a good visit and I am feeling much better now even with the midwife going on vacation next week.

I did get to speak with both midwives (mine and her on call one) today in the hall so I saw everyone and we are all on the same page as far as my wishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL one told me at this point it is mental if I want the baby to come I can talk myself into it and it will happen. So I am saying between the 19th and 21st as my "baby arrival" predictions.

I said from day one last time Tessa would be late and born July 3rd and she was 8 days late and right on the 3rd.

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Sounds like a great appt! That is wonderful that everyone is on the same page.

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You must be on :cloud9:!!! What a great appt. And to have the OB on board with everything, too?! Good for you!

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Sounds like a great appointment!

My prediction is October 21st, early in the day, a little boy weighing just about 7lbs

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Sounds like a great appointment! It's always nice to feel like your going into this with support and not a fight:) I can't wait to see if your perdiction is on the money, I feel like this baby will be late....probably because my other two were. Do you remember where the heartrate was in the begining of the pregnancy? I'm always curious to see the fluxuations?

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It is great the the OB is on the same page, how wonderful for you! It will be interesting to see if your predicition is correct.

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How are you doing?

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what a great appt. it's good to hear that your ob is 'on board' with your 'in case of a c' plan. I hope you are doing well!

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Glad you appt was good and everyone is on board with everything.

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Great appointment! You are getting so close!

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10 days and still no baby.

I predict tomarrow.

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"mujul79" wrote:

10 days and still no baby.

I predict tomarrow.

Really? WOW!

Is it just a feeling you have? I wish I had a feeling of when this baby will check out of her womb....

I hope you are right!

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No numerology

DH's b-day is the 19th
Mine is the 21st
Peters is the 25th
Tessa's is the 3rd

1+1=2 19+2=21
2+2=4 21+4+25
4+4=8 25+8= (the 3rd of the next month in most cases)
8+8=16 3+16=19 (making for the pattern to keep going this baby born on the 19th

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How do I do that?

DH 6/20/79
Me 1/28/82
DD 3/1/7

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WOW! Sounds like a good appt! I hope your numbers work out and you get a baby tomorrow!

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I think there is definately something to a date set in the mind. I always knew DS would come on the 17th and he did. I also knew he would wait till DH finished his masters and my water broke 3 hours after he submitted it.

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So any luck today!?

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How's things going today?? Any signs or twinges?!

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Nothing I have been running all day.
Drop Peter at school at 8:30
By 9 I was at the hospital with my GF she was having alot of pain
LOL everyone thought it was for me and the nursed kept saying "we don't deliver in the ER!!!"
By noon we where out and she was fine
We picked up a friend for lunch
at 2 we left lunch I dropped them off and got DS from school
Got home at 3 and fed them a snack and just sitting down now
And nothing but some good goop of a plug when I went to the bathroom at noon and maybe 2 or 3 contractions while we spent the 3 hours in the hospital. They are getting cramps not use tight BH but nothing close together.

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Hmmmm, well it could still happen right! Sounds like a busy day, I don't know how your doing it at this stage I have days now where I don't do anything:)

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So far nothing so I guess unless some miracle happends in the next 3 hours I will miss my midwife!!!

OH well I have been running all day today too hopping to jump start things.
7:30 got up fed and dressed kids
8:20 drop peter off at school
9:00 drop tessa off at school
came home and at breakfast myself
10:30 went to work
1 picked up tessa
Had company over
2:50 picked up peter
3 helped Peter with his HW (yes he has some in pre-k)
3:30 got them a snack
4 I did laundry (carried the basket instead of pushing it)
5 I was cooking dinner after running up and down the basement stairs 2 times (I was in hope this would do it as I never do the stairs) Also started making chili for tomarrow's dinner.
5:30 eatting
6 I decided to deep clean the kitchen 100% random but a urge
7:00 snack time
7:30 get them ready for bed
8 they are asleep and I ate 1/2 a pineapple
9 about to go try and see if DH wants to DTD and if not I am going to go read a book.

I have had what feels like menstrual cramps all day but not in sinc with my BH. More like feeling I need to have a BM but when I try to go nothing happends.

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I hope all that helps move things along! I am sorry about your midwife:(

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i hope those 'cramps' start to do something. i am sorry you've missed your mw!

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Well I was wrong no 19-21 baby. I have a 39 week visit thursday afternoon.

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Sorry about the MW.

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Have you had your appointment yet? Hope everything goes well for you.

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Oh I hope tomorrow is your day... how exciting!

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Babies don't come when you want


But if they could I just found out my midwife is on vacation but on call the nights of the 27th and 29th before she goes out of town. So I have 2 more shots to get her. Being I am due the 28th maybe I will get lucky.

39+2 week visit I saw the on call midwife (and I like her too)
Still 3cm so the chart looks the same.

But at 37 weeks I was told "I can get it to 3 but I can't feel the baby" at 38 weeks I was told "an easy 3 and can fell the head" and today I was told "deffently a 3 and can strech it to 4 and I feel a bag of water and head past it" So is that progress????

BP was 110/60
No wight gain in a month so still at 34 total
Belly mesuring38 1/2 weeks
Having hemroid issues Sad
Baby is still OP
HR was high 130's low 140's

She offred to help things along this time if I was ready. I was like but you can't do pit I am a VBAC. She was like no but you already had a VBAC so we can admit you and brake your water and get things going. I said no I am not that uncomfortable yet.

Next week I go for a BPP to see if baby is still growing and that my water levels are good. They are not worried about my size so far but I was ahead 4 weeks for a good part of the prego and now I am not and not gaining so they just want to check things out if I don't have the baby in the next 7 days.

We will see what happends then. If we need to deliver I will let them break my water at that point. And if baby is healthy I still may let them strip me since my roids are killing me I don't know I can go another week.

She said I have a bulging bag of water that she thinks is keeping the baby from dropping and once baby drops I will go right into labor and braking could pull the baby down to drop. But my #1 issue is baby is till OP I don't want to start labor affically unless I know baby is OA. So I need some roll over baby vibes because we also discussed thats all it may need to drop just not fitting OP into my pelvis.

So I am still here still prego with a visit in one week.

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Turn, baby, turn! Sending you :goodvibes:

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Hope your little one moves soon!! Sounds like your body is ready just need that little one to roll over.

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{{{{roll over baby}}}} i hope you go on your own this week!

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I hope your little one turns.

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