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~*~*Alicia's (AliciaD) Birth Lodge*~*~

Looks like it's a day late getting started, but here you go! Can't wait to follow your story:)

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Holy moly! That means I have 4 weeks to go! Biggrin Its a bit late to post the whole story tonight, but tomorrow I've got time! Biggrin

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OK! Where to start...

Dh and I met a little over 4 years ago at a live action role playing camp (sort of like Dungeons and Dragons but for waay bigger dorks) Biggrin We started dating within about a month of talking, moved in with each other the same day we started dating, and we've been together ever since! We got engaged about 8 months after we started dating, and we got married 10 months later.

I wanted to get pregnant ASAP, but DH and someone upstairs had different plans! After we both got better paying jobs, bought a house, made like a gazillion dollars in debt, and got our lives into adult mode, we started seriously talking about having a baby. It took me a looong time to convince DH that a baby wouldn't ruin his life, and we finally settled on TTC in July of 08.

Weeell, apparently someone upstairs had a differeqnt plan yet again, because on June 27th, 2008, I got my BFP! Biggrin Everything went perfectly, no M/S, no nausea, very minimal change in my body until about 8 weeks - and I've been in maternity pants ever since! I've felt great my entire pregnancy, other than a couple hiccups along the road, everything has been as ideal as a pregnancy could go!

Dh and I had some differences in opinion of where and how to deliver our little man. After I said he could give birth to our son wherever he wanted to once he got pregnant, he stopped arguing Biggrin So we are going to a natural birth center, within a hospital, so we both get what we want. I get my NCB and DH has the peace of mind of being in a hospital. We have decided to keep him in tact and he will be on a delayed vacc schedule. I've actually been pleasantly surprised at how willing DH has been to look into a more natural approach to our son's birth.

Now that I have 4 weeks left, I think the nesting bug has finally found me! Smile Everyone keeps telling me he will be here early, and I think he will as well. I think I will only be pregnant for about 2 more weeks, but I guess he will show up when he is good and ready!

I couldn't be happier I found this board, and I plan on sticking around after the little guy shows! I'll try and post some belly and nursery pics later! Thanks for reading Biggrin

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From Baby Pics

Our little guy

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First Belly pic... how I miss that size belly! 22 Weeks

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27 Weeks

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32 Weeks

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His Crib

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The rest of the nursery

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welcome to your lodge! I love the nursery, it looks very well put together.

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Welcome to your lodge, Alicia! I loved your intro and your pics!

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Welcome to your lodge!

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Welcome to your lodge! Nice pictures!

Sooo…. Do why do you think baby is going to be early?

Do you have any special projects that you have been working on?

Do you know if it’s a boy or girl?

Do you have any name ideas?

Are you planning to use cloth/disposable/EC? Why?

Have you chosen any support people for the birth yet? Who and why?

Are your parents supportive of a midwife/homebirth (if you are having a homebirth…)

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Sounds like you guys have everything thought through. I look forward to following this journey with you. I'm interested to hear the reasoning behind why you think he'll be early as well? I've given up on the idea that I'll ever even have a baby on time:) Hope your luckier then I have been!

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Thanks for posting. How fun! The pics are great! I too am interested in why you think the baby will be early.

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"sarahsunshine" wrote:

Welcome to your lodge! Nice pictures!

Sooo…. Do why do you think baby is going to be early? Honestly, I have no idea why I think he is going to be early. Our family notoriously carries late, so up until about 2 weeks ago I figured I would carry to about 41 weeks, 3 days. Lately though, I just feel different. I guess maybe momma's intuition? And maybe a little impatience Smile

Do you have any special projects that you have been working on? I started hooking a rug about 2 years ago for the nursery, and kind of ran out of steam. Haven't gotten back to it since I got pregnant and its too late to finish it now Biggrin So now I'm just focusing on getting his nursery perfect and getting his baby book completed up to now.

Do you know if it’s a boy or girl? It is a boy for sure! Not a shy one either, hes been more that willing to show off the goods Smile We wanted a boy, and we got him!

Do you have any name ideas? His name is William Thomas after his daddy and my dad. DH is Thomas William Jr, and I didn't want a third, so we swapped DH's name and voila!

Are you planning to use cloth/disposable/EC? Why? I might try cloth later on down the road once I get his routine down, but for now, we are going with disposable. I don't want to overwhelm DH too much with all this baby stuff. Hes never even held a newborn before... gotta take it slow

Have you chosen any support people for the birth yet? Who and why? DH will be my only official support person. I may ask a nurse who works at the birthing center to be there with me (she offered to come in if it is her day off). She has a very relaxing presence, and I think she will do DH and I a lot of good since we are both FTPs.

Are your parents supportive of a midwife/homebirth (if you are having a homebirth…)

My mom had a waterbirth at home about 5 years ago with my youngest brother, so she is very supportive. My step dad is as well, hes told me several stories about how cool it was to be involved in the water birth. I don't really know how DH's family feels about it.. and honestly, I could care less Smile I'm sure they think I'm a fruitcake, but its my body and ultimately my decision to be a fruitcake if I wanna be! If they don't like it, too bad I suppose Smile

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It sounds like your family is going to be a great support for you, that's awesome! I never though of flip floping the names like that, very slick little trick:) It's probably a good idea not to overwhelm your DH with the cloth diapers just yet. I've been working mine into the idea of cloth on a newborn since I started useing it part time on DD when she was little. I have a stash for this little guy that's just about done and I can't wait to use it!

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Had my 36 week appointment today with my OB. Kinda left me irritated. My appointment was at 2:30, I got there at 2:35 - its a 45 min drive each way to my OB so I was a little late. I didn't get to see her until 3:30ish and it wasn't even the OB I was supposed to see. Kinda bummed me out because I like the other OB much better than this one.

So, I had to do my 36 week GBS test, whatever, no biggie. Except I'm sitting on the exam room table for an hour wearing nothing but a thin little towel thing... I woulda kept my pants on if I knew I would be sitting there half naked for an hour! :confused:

I tell her about how I think he has dropped and how I think he is coming early and she says "ok, lets check". Checks the doppler, measures my belly and then calls in her assistant - as I'm laying half exposed on the table. Assistant walks in, any random stranger passing by coulda seen the goods - I was not happy. So she grabs the q-tip to swab for the GBS, basically shoves it in and pulls it back out. OUCH! Then she checks my cervix... its almost like she is trying to hurt me. Because as shes shoving her hand up my crotch, I'm trying not to slide back from the pain, but I am still sliding a little up the table. Rather than let me regroup, she just keeps on pushing...

Takes the glove off, says I'm not dilating, tells me to call if I have any preterm labor and walks out like 30 secs later. So I drove 45 mins, waited an hour past my appointment, and I got a 5 min visit... Grr! Doctors! I get dressed, get in the van to drive home, end up getting on the freeway going the wrong direction, it takes me like an hour to get home and I had to leave for our birthing class 45 mins after I got home.

The birthing class is about 5 miles from my doctors office, so off we go. 45 min drive each way, 2 hours of birthing class with a bunch of adults who act like teenagers with ADHD, shouting out and talking to each other like the instructor isn't talking.... :violent2: All I wanna do is hear what she has to say so that I know what I'm doing and DH feels comfortable about being my birth partner, and they will never shut up! Must be the pregnant rage hormones or something, because I almost went off on one of them today.

On the plus side, on the way home (45 more mins in the car) Dh and I had a great talk about all the birthing and delivery stuff. Its really nice to see him transforming into a daddy and not a spoiled rotten grown up. He is really excited to have the baby, and hes become very supportive over the last few weeks. He even said hes gonna cry like a baby when William is born... DH DOES NOT cry. I'm excited and nervous and ready to be done... And now I want a nap! :sleep:

Sorry for the novel!

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Oh, and is it normal to feel pain in your cervix 6 and 7 hours after they check it? It feels like someone is shoving their fingers into my cervix.. its painful, sometimes too painful to sit straight up and have any pressure on that area... No blood or anything, but it hurts like a son of a gun...

Is that normal? Maybe she was just too rough?

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Yikes hun, it sounds like she really got a little carried away with you! If you were infact to at all dialated I would have though she could have felt that without tooooo much shoveing! The pain your feeling could be related to babe reather then the exam, if you feel like he's dropped your going to start feeling things down there that you haven't felt before:) I never had that kind of pain however, not even in labor so I'm unsure what it's from. It would be normal to see some blood in the next 24 hours I know that. Your heart will melt when you see DH hold William for the first time, I could still tear up just thinking about that moment. I hope your next class is more sucessfull, just fyi I never took one and don't feel like I really missed out.

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We have to take the classes to go to the birthing center, they are required :confused:

I almost tear up now just thinking about Tom holding William... I've waited a long time to see it, 3 years is enough time IMO!

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It was so neat to read your story - I "know" you from our birth board, but filling in some of the details is fun!

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Sounds like you had a rough day. Sorry your cervical check was so uncomfortable. I felt pain in my cervix in late pregnancy too--from the baby's head and possibly her hands. You could be sore from the check, though, which would probably make that worse.

Lame about the juvenile people in your class--they're probably like that because the class is required for birthing in the birthing center and they're there because they have to be not because they actually want to learn something. You'd still think that people who are choosing an in-hospital birth center would also want to learn about birth, but I guess not.

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Well, I did madame zaska's labor prediction thing again today.

This is what I got: The day you deliver, outside will be misty. Your baby will arrive in the early evening. After a labor lasting approximately 10 hours, your child, a boy, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and will be 18 inches long. This child will have dark gray eyes and some blonde hair.

I can totally be ok with all of that! I'll have to see if I can find the old one I did very early into my pregnancy..

Found it! The day you deliver, outside will be hot. Your baby will arrive at night.

After a labor lasting approximately 4 hours, your child, a girl, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and will be 21-1/2 inches long. This child will have light brown eyes and be completely bald.
But there is more. I sense that you are feeling some stress. This is very normal. However, I would like to suggest that you try some of these methods to pamper yourself a bit.

I like the 2nd one's labor time much better... But I like the first one overall better. And I know its a boy, so the second one is automatically already wrong Smile

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Well, today has just been one of those days I guess. Didn't want to get up at 5:15 am for work, ended up waking up 10 mins before I had to be out of the house... :angry4: Got to work on time, and like always, everybody is asking me how I feel. I feel like crap... I always feel like crap. Working at 6 am is no fun, but it pays the bills and keeps me active, so I keep going.

There is another girl who is pregnant, due 2 days before me and she is HUGE. Ready to go any day huge... and I'm so jealous because I don't feel that big :confused: Does that make me stupid? That I wish I was huge like her so I'd feel like I was ready to go any day? She looks like she is actually 9 months pregnant... I feel like I'm the size you should be at 7 months. I guess thats my irrational preggo hormones talking...

I'm so ready to be done being pregnant that I'm willing to try anything to get this little guy out. And I know that sounds super selfish.. 10 months isn't much to ask for a lifetime of a healthy baby. I'm just tired of being tired, of waking up every morning like I haven't slept at all, waking up soaked with sweat, I'm tired of my back hurting and my pelvis feeling like there is a bowling ball in it.

Every time I go to the bathroom I cross my fingers I will see something... mucus plug pieces, blood, weird sticky discharge.. anything that says he is coming soon. I remember the days of hoping the opposite... NOT seeing blood because that would mean I was pregnant. Funny how those things change I suppose....

Every time I have a contraction I hope its the beginning of the real deal... And then they stop.. every time. Its kinda discouraging because I'm so ready. DH asks me every day 2 or 3 times a day if I'm having babies yet (I'm only having one, thats just how he asks.) We are both so ready for this little guy to be here and the waiting game sucks.

I guess I should stop complaining... I've been lucky enough to get pregnant, with the gender we wanted, a VERY VERY easy and healthy pregnancy, a birth plan that fits perfectly into what I want, and a husband that is now just as excited about the baby as I am. So many people never get this chance... and here I am complaining about the way my body feels and how I am done being pregnant. I think its just all the hormones and lack of sleep talking... I need a nap... :sleeping:

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I never felt hugely pregnant and didn't really look very huge either. Not even the day of the birth (39 w 3 d) and yet there was a 7 lb 3 oz baby in there!

Sorry you're feeling that impatient feeling. I know this sounds weird, but try to enjoy the end of your pregnancy. It will be a while before you are pregnant again, and feeling a baby move in your belly is such a special thing. Also, you'll never be pregnant with your first again, and first pregnancies are so special--enjoy the time with your DH before the baby comes.

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I did that labor prediction thing too. Want to trade? Mine said I'd be in labor for 48 hours! :eek: It also predicted red hair and green eyes, which I'm pretty sure would be impossible for us!

I just want to ditto the pp about trying to enjoy the end of this pregnancy even though you're uncomfortable. It'll be over soon enough, and believe it or not, you will miss the feeling of having your LO inside of you.

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Oh I do... I enjoy feeling him move around, even if hes kicking my organs all out of whack Biggrin I am trying to enjoy it... I'm just so uncomfortable that most of the time its hard to. I guess I'm just tired of people asking me 40 times a day how I feel, when I'm due, what I'm having, etc etc... People just bother me a lot Smile

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I won't tell you to enjoy the last few days of pregnancy - probably because the memory is still too fresh for me and I remember wanting him OUT. Smile

However, as you probably already know Wink , no one will EVER leave you alone from here on out. I can't friggin believe how many completely random people have registered their opinions on how I'm raising my baby since I had him. Like my mom's coworker who pretty much verbally assaulted me for not having him circumcised, or the boob nut who I thought was going to lose her mind over my feeding my baby a bottle (of colostrum - which is pretty obvious - I mean, formula isn't yellow!). Whose business is it if I feed him the good stuff from a bottle or a boobie? (We have latch issues, and with me returning to work and him getting bottles after that anyway, we decided to go bottle only pretty quickly. Honestly, I got a perfect pregnancy & a perfect birth - I'll pick my battles and take a slightly-less-than-ideal nursing experience.) Needless to say, I have definitely turned up my bee-itch skills since becoming a mama. Wink

I will say that I regret not doing a belly cast or professional maternity pics - my husband had planned both of those for this weekend as my romantic V-Day present! So if you're into those things, they're probably a fun way to waste some waiting-time. I also wish I'd pre-addressed my dang announcement envelopes. I didn't freezer-cook, but if you're into that, it might help, too. (I come from a restaurant family and I am taking FULL advantage of that.)

Shopping is also a fun distraction, so make sure you have EVERYTHING you will definitely need, because shopping becomes an adventure - not difficult, just weird (I took my 1-day-old out in a sling to buy nursing bras, cotton balls & rubbing alcohol for his cord, and sanitary pads, because I hadn't bought those yet!). And if you have no swaddling blankets, INVEST. We are all happier because of the Miracle Blanket, and I want to nominate that mom and the mom who invented the pocket sling for sainthood.

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Well, my BH have been getting stronger over the last couple days... makes me wonder what the real thing feels like! (bet I'll be eating those words later) Been feeling a lot more crampy low down, so I've been sitting on my birthing ball a ton. Seems like he keeps moving down, then moving back up... Don't know if thats normal or not!

Had a dream last night that I lost my plug, hoping that is a sign it will happen sooner than later.. And I notice every time I see a birth whether on tv, or in our birthing classes, my contractions start coming hard and regularly... So I think I'm going to give it another week or so and then watch "A Baby Story" for about 6 hours straight hehe

I'm so ready to have this baby I don't know how I could be pregnant for 4 or 5 more weeks... I'm ready for a baby party! :wootjump:

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Hey Alicia --

Hope things get moving for you soon. That's actually pretty neat that you can get things moving watching tv...i never was that lucky with DD.

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I think I may have started to lose my plug today. Not getting too excited, I know it could mean 2 hours or 2 weeks... No contractions really at all today, which is unusual. Pretty much every day that I work I have contractions, and for some reason I don't remember having any today. *sigh* I suppose I'll just keep on waiting! Biggrin

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well at least its something. DH and I were just talking about being impatient in the end. I still remember how on one hand I wanted to hold him, I'd be in tears about it, but I also didn't want to give up feeling him inside me.

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I hope things happen soon for you, I know the last few weeks can drag on and on. You should enjoy your time with just dh as much as you can, I really think we took for granted all the time we had for eachother until it was gone:)

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Well, had my 37.5 week checkup today. Got the nice doctor - thankfully! My cervix is still tightly closed and high Sad Baby is engaged, head down in the birthing position. My doctor said it can be any day now, and that things can go pretty quickly. Apparently it wasn't part of my plug that I lost (wishful thinking I suppose!).

The doctor I don't like is going on vacation for the next 10 days, so I'm hoping beyond hope that the little guy shows up while shes on vacation. I originally really liked her, but once I met her partner, I noticed some huge differences. Dr. Graf always seems like I'm wasting her precious time... Dr. Harris (the one I like) seems like we've got all the time in the world when shes with me. She even calls the baby by name - that gives me a lot of comfort with her as a person. She sat and explained everything to me, and answered all of my questions I asked today. Didn't seem rushed at all. Shes much more gentle with the exams as well - big bonus for her team!

I'm starting to feel really frustrated about still being pregnant. I know that I shouldn't be... I still have 2.5 weeks to my due date. I'm just so uncomfortable now.. I was practically in tears last night because I'm so tired of being pregnant. I hope thats just a FTM thing... I'm worried about my depression coming back, and even more worried about PPD.

Life is kind of overwhelming me right now... DH just found out his company is doing a 5% pay cut across the board, which is better than him losing his job, so I shouldn't complain. We just got a letter in the mail that says we owe $400 in state taxes from last year... Apparently DH and I overlooked paying the state taxes and now there is a ton of fees and interest. I never had any idea that they didn't get paid. Not one of those things you just forget to do, and I'm always really good with our money. Frustrates me. We didn't get anywhere close to the tax return we were planning on getting, both of our old jobs screwed up our W-2 forms and put too many exemptions on them... Grr I need a nap

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That really sucks about the pay cut, and the tax bill from last year! It always frustrates me when companies etc take so long to contact you to tell you that something is overdue. I had a surgeon wait until 5 days before Christmas, to contact me and tell me that my surgery bill of $900 was overdue from back in July!! (which wasn't to be paid by me anyway it was my insurances responsibility) Then they got all narky with me and wanted it paid within a fortnight! They didn't think there was anything unreasonable about not advising me it was still owing 5 months after the fact, but thought it was very unreasonable of me to tell them to go jump! Wink

Sorry your over being pregnant too, Im waiting for that day to arrive shortly, seeing as Ive already had trouble breathing since about 26 weeks! I hope things happen quickly and your holding bub in your arms soon, instead of in your belly!

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Lots of lower belly pressure today and having some mild cramping down below. Sort of feels like I'm starting my period... NOT COOL, BODY! William has been really active today after being pretty quiet since Monday. I feel him waaay down there, kinda feels like my cervix is just gonna fall out! Man... This whole being pregnant thing is a lot of work!

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You almost there!!! hang in there baby will be here soon and you'll be snuggle him in you arms savoring every moment of it.. I agree pregnancy is a lof of work but its totally worth it!

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Hi Alicia. You might recognize me from the debate board. I lurk at this forum from time to time. Had my homebirth away from home with a midwife in June 2007. This is a great board. I have enjoyed reading your story and I am glad you are doing a natural childbirth. Use your body! It is a beautiful thing.

Yeah, pregnancy is a lot of work. But it is worth it.

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Wow, I am a little late to the party but congratulations on your lodge! Yahoo
I loved your pics and intro and I hope everything goes well from here!

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Hmmmm, been a few days without an update?! I hope your doing well, and I'm excited to see what we hear from you next!

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Sorry! I've been dealing with a crabby uterus, crabby baby, and a crabby me Biggrin

My uterus had pretty much stop contracting for about 2 weeks, and they are starting again very very irregularly. The baby has been going nutso over the last few days.. I've got limbs flying everywhere in there!! ROFL If I wasn't 100% sure, I'd think he had a secret friend in there.

Hes dropped even more - how far can they drop before they fall out again? Biggrin

I've been spending a ton of time sitting on my birthing ball, and its really helped him get his head down there. Its at the point now where I can feel his head if I put my hand "down there." I've had a ton of pressure down there - way more than last week.

I'm starting to lose my plug (WOOT) and all signs point to him showing up early. I've been having lots of loose BMs, which I've heard is a good sign that your body is preparing for labor. My boobs have started leaking again, a lot.. I'm just trying to not get my hopes up thinking I'm going to have him today or tomorrow and then carrying him to 41 weeks! That would make me sad! :eek:

Woke up last night with terrible cramping but no contractions.. I went grocery shopping today, that got things started - and then they stopped again! I bought more RRL tea today and some fresh pineapple - I'm going to try every method possible short of running a marathon to get this baby out!

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Hang in there girl!!!!!!! I hope little William is as anxious as you are to come out!

Sending you lots of labor vibes.

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Had my first visit to L&D tonight. Apparently I've completely lost my mucus plug - not really sure when that happened. My cervix is still high and closed so I'm not really sure what I saw yesterday... Stupid not medical people like me! Have a dr appt at 830 am tomorrow to follow up. They did an U/S which I didn't even get to see! I guess they wanted to check my fluid level, and all was fine.

Overall, William is staying put for now I have some uterine irritation and nothin else going on. BOO!

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2nd trip to L&D

Well, back at L&D. I have Bell's Palsy... Ugh. So the whole right side of my face no longer works. I have sensation in it, I can feel it, I just can't move it. Apparently it isn't all that uncommon in late pregnancy. Could take anywhere from 3 weeks and longer to make it stop. So now I talk funny, I can't fully shut my eye, AND I waddle. I am never having a baby again... :bangheaddesk:

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Sorry to hear about the Bell's Palsy--that doesn't sound fun at all! I think you are getting very close! Maybe 3rd L&D trip will be the charm!

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I'm so sorry to hear you are dealing with Bell's Palsy! I hope it doesn't last too long. You'll have your LO in no time. Smile

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Well, my face is still broke... thats kinda a bummer. I called work today to let them know that I'm on medical leave now, and my manager said they had my shifts covered and to let them know when I have the baby cuz they are all excited Biggrin So looks like my job is safe, but I may have to cut back on my maternity leave because I don't want to put us in the poorhouse by not working for 8 or 10 weeks.

Woke up last night with some nasty contractions, every 10 mins then every 8 then every 6. That lasted an hour, hour and a halfish. Then I woke up 3 hours later. :WTF: I was so mad!! I'm tired of this false labor crap! I've been having the same contractions on and off all day. These ones hurt though, so they aren't like the BHs I've had for the last couple months. I'm sure he isn't coming any time soon though, I think he is way too comfortable in there.

So for now, I'm just trying all the natural induction routes. RRL tea, fresh pineapple, walking, sitting on my birthing ball, hopefully DTD later (cross your fingers for me!). All I want to do is get this baby out... I was already pretty miserable... now that this Bell's Palsy has shown up I've lost the little tolerance I had left. I almost told the nurses at the hospital to call my doc in to induce me. Dunno how much more patience I have in me... but I'm doing my best. I know he is supposed to show up when he is ready, but man... its hard to keep thinking that with all this stuff going on.

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Now, I am officially convinced that this little man hates me Biggrin I had contractions every 5 - 7 mins last night for almost 3 full hours. DH kept asking if we should go to the hospital, or call my OB, and I kept saying lets just give it some more time. So I went to lay down since I was so uncomfortable, and low ad behold... everything stopped like 20 mins later. SO I have decided that he is never coming out, and he is just going to continue to torture me as long as he can.... Like mama like son Biggrin

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I had prodromal labor like you're having, too. Although you're not in labor yet, contractions like that do usually do something to start to change the cervix, but progress is very slow until labor starts. I hope he comes soon for you!

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:bighug: Hang in there, mama! I hope he comes soon and you get some relief soon. Well, a form of relief. . . Wink

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So, more prodromal labor... 6 or 7 days of it now, I've given up counting. Yesterday, DH's mom calls to talk to him and get an update on everything. So I guess he was explaining to her about the birthing center, and how we are having a NCB. Apparently he is very excited about us having a NCB (finally) and he is totally on board. :eek: Where did this husband come from? -I'm not complaining I Promise!

So now that I am totally over being pregnant, ready to give in and just be induced, DH is telling me that its only a couple more days or weeks at most. I was so adamant at the beginning that I wouldn't be induced that he is really reaffirming that with me now. He keeps reminding me that deep down inside, I know I don't want to be induced and that I just need to be patient. He has been soo supportive over the last week of contractions and labor pains. Hes been getting me anything I need, taking showers with me to help me relax, helping keep the house clean. Its like a whole new husband. It amazing how quickly a person can grow up.... But its a good amazement.

Boy I hope this little guy shows up soon!

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So? Did the eggplant parmesan do anything? Wink

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Absolutely nothing! I thought I would be early... now I think he will be in there 2 more weeks. I had some promising contractions / feelings this morning... which all stopped. I'm sort of torn... because I want the Bells Palsy to be gone before he is born, but I don't want to be pregnant anymore...

I think I'd prefer to not be pregnant more though... I have a doctors appt tomorrow... I am hoping beyond hope that I am dilated to like 60... I need some progress

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60, huh? Smile Is that metric?

I feel for ya, I really do. I'm weeks and weeks away and already done with being pregnant. I don't have that last-month huge-ness, contractions, weekly appts., etc., let alone any unique issues to contend with.

I wish I could just give you a big hug and make all the yucky parts go away. However, the end is in sight. And in the end, you won't remember much of these last days as they relate to the discomfort and frustration. Shoot, one day you might even miss being pregnant. Wink

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"chevylfan" wrote:

60, huh? Smile Is that metric?

Umm, hate to point out the obvious, but don't they measure in centiMETERS? So 10 is metric to begin with. LOL sorry I can be such a smart alec sometimes Dirol

Anyway, I think this is the first time I've posted on your lodge but I've been lurking, hope your natural little baby comes out just as soon as he's ready!

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