~*~* Loriloo (Lori) Birth Lodge ~*~*

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~*~* Loriloo (Lori) Birth Lodge ~*~*

You may be late in getting introduced to the NCB board, but any momma wanting an informed, supported, natural childbirth deserves all the love and guidance she can get!
Welcome to your birth lodge! Please introduce yourself and your situation!

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Why hello natural childbirth board! My sister jen has spoken highly of you, so I figured i'd hop on over here and introduce myself:

My name is Lori, I'm 25, I'm a technical writer for an IT company, this is my first baby (it's a girl), and I'm hoping to go as natural as possible. My husband's name is Sam, he's 26, and getting his masters in Information systems. A personal note about him: He's never changed a baby's diaper before and baby drool wigs him out... but he is extremely excited to have a baby daughter despite his misgivings.
A quick recap:

  • Today makes a full month since I went in for preterm labor, at which point I was at 1-2 cm/ 75% effaced, baby was engaged, and I was told she could come at any time. I have regularly been contracting ever since.
  • The next week, I was at a 3 or so and 80%.
  • 1.5 weeks ago, I lost my plug, went to L&D and was at 4cm and 90% effaced.
  • Today I had my 38 week midwife appointment and lo and behold, I am barely at 5cm, 90-95% effaced, the baby's head is nearly at zero station, and I've been bleeding since the appointment.
  • As for inducing the labor, I really want a natural birth- so I'm just playing it cool until next week when I'll get my membranes stripped and see what that will inspire. Walking, whoopi, spicy foods, and castor oil were all no-gos, and I won't consider any other type of induction method until I'm 10 days overdue or so, unless my water breaks or something.

       What does all of this lead me to believe? Logic would only denote that I am progressing 1cm per week, so at this rate, my baby should simply fall right out about the last week of may Smile
       I've had 4 trips to L&D now, all of which sent home despite having contractions 2-3 minutes apart. Apparently, contractions dont count for much if they arent actively causing you to dilate. Check out my previously posted threads for the whole story on my trips if you're interested.
Since my last trip to L&D, which was rather heart-breaking, I have since more or less bed-ridden myself so I can power back up and avoid maximum contractions. I have also just handed my fate over to god. I now know there's nothing I can do to "induce" this little girl out of me. She will come when she comes and hopefully be all that much healthier for having waited. Since she's already half way done, I'm hoping the actual birth will go quickly.

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Welcome!

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welcome to your lodge!

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Welcome!!!

I know your story from the May 08 board, but seeing it all written out ...wow! Hang in there! Sounds like you have a wonderful attitude about it all!

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YAY! Another May momma with a lodge! You know I'll be stalking you Lori!

Jessica

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Welcome Lori, its nice to see you over here. There are lots of babies poping out so maybe you will have your baby soon too Biggrin

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Welcome Lori! Glad to see you over here!

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Welcome!

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Hi Lori. Welcome to this board. Hang in there! I hope you are able to relax and sleep in preparation for the big event... whenever your LO decides to join us in this world.

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Wow! I think you should get an award for the most drawn out labour I've ever heard of! How can you even walk being 5cm with a baby head right there! :eek:

WTG for keeping your sense of humour and your patience! And you're right, when it finally IS the real thing, there won't be much dilating left to do!

Welcome to the board. Looking forward to following the rest of your story Biggrin

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Welcome, Lori! Can't wait till your LO makes her grand appearance! Smile

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Welcome Lori! I'm glad you turned up over here. This board is awesome.

I've really enjoyed reading your words over these months and look forward to following the rest of your story. I wish you all the best. Smile

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Welcome Lori!! Smile

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Welcome Lori. Keep holding that baby in! Smile

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welcome lori!

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Welcome Lori!!!! By this Sunday - I just know it!

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Welcome to your lodge!! You daughter sure sounds determined to make her appearance soon!! I look forward to hearing all about it!

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So how did that full moon work for you Lori?? Any changes?

Jessica

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"hope_537" wrote:

So how did that full moon work for you Lori?? Any changes?

Jessica

Nope... apparently full moons are only half effective in getting babies out. I was up from midnight until 6am with horrible contractions and the first time i've felt direct pain and pulling feelings in my cervix area. Am I currently holding a baby though? No... no I'm not. Am i a bit bitter about it? Yes... yes I am- but trying to stay positive. My belly's WAY sore from last night though.

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:bighug:
I'm sorry, she does seem to be a tricky little bugger Wink

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Sorry Lori! Sounds like she has her day of arrival in mind and she's not budging before then! :bigarmhug:

Jessica