~*~*Kristina's (~Kristina~) Birth Lodge*~*~

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~*~*Kristina's (~Kristina~) Birth Lodge*~*~

Since it looks like you'll go early I though now would be a good time to get this going! Hope all is calm for you, and I look forward to following your story:)

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Thanks for the lodge! Biggrin

10/27, 34w4d: FT, 30% effaced - bedrest
10/30, 35w0d: 1cm, 60% effaced - continued bedrest until 36w.
11/06, 36w0d: Off bedrest!! Got my belly henna.
11/19, 37w6d: 1cm, 80% effaced - completely shocked. Never had such slow progress at 38wks before. Got the Birth Pool in a Box!!
11/30, 39w3d: BP, Urine, baby - good. Posterior and vertex.
12/04, 40w0d: 3cm, Back labor, posterior baby/high
12/11: 41w0d: Please, NO! Lol

Birthing technique:
Home water birth with midwife.

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Welcome to your lodge! I was just looking at your blog... you have a beautiful family! Smile

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Yay, another December mom, and you already have your lodge! Congrats!

I hope your little one stays in there longer.

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Welcome to your lodge, Kristina!

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Welcome to your lodge! Hope your little one hangs out inside a little longer!

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So happy to share another BB with ya! Also, Riley needs to bake a lil while longer..So can't wait to hear your story when he comes!

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Welcome to your lodge

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"Marite13" wrote:

Welcome to your lodge! I was just looking at your blog... you have a beautiful family! Smile

Thank you!

HockeyTownMom's picture
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Everything feels so different this time. My body just feels ready already. It's so strange I can't even explain it. But 2-3 more weeks would be better.

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Welcome to your lodge! Glad to see another Sept 07 mama over here Smile I look forward to reading about your birth!

spacewoman's picture
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Welcome to your lodge, Kristina! I can't wait to hear all about your journey!!

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Wow, a December mom lodge already! Congrats and welcome!
Carolyn

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My pelvis is killing me and dh went back to work today. I think Riley is REALLLLLY low now. The contractions are worse when I'm standing, moving, or walking. Friday can not come fast enough, then I can stop worrying about them so much. I can not deliver before 36w because I would have to go to the hospital and we have catastrophic insurance with a HSA. So basically we'd pay out of pocket.

Friday I'm hoping to get my belly henna'd on! lol

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Stay in vibes for baby Riley! I hope you make it to 36 weeks both for the safety and financial reasons.

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I created my back up plan. I decided which hospital I would go to if I do go into full blown labor. I feel a little better knowing that I could go into labor late Thursday and STILL deliver at home if I go over to Friday.

I chose a newer hospital in the area that has CNM on duty, so I'm hoping that will help with any rudeness for grief I could receive anywhere else. I also made up my birth plan, but I need to print it.

Tomorrow I'm attending my morning class, Jesse is dropping me at the door and my class is right there. Then I'll be in bed the rest of the day.

On top of all this craziness, I have a sore throat.

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Sorry your dealing with contractions already. It really stinks to have to worry about for so many different reasons!

How is your diet right now if you don't mind me asking? I have an irritable uterus and have found that since I majorly increased my daily protein, along with adding some more calcium that the braxton hicks I was having (at some points as often as every 10min or less) have calmed down. You just need 3 more days! Hope he stays put until at least 36 weeks for you and you can have your homebirth

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Lots of calcium, protein, alfalfa, iron, and cramp bark tincture. The cramp bark is truely disguisting!

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So in MI you can have a homebirth at 36 weeks? I'm in Manitoba Canada and we have to transfer to hospital if we're under 37 weeks. I hope your little guy hangs in there as long as possible!

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One day closer to 36 weeks!

I hope you had a good class this morning, Kristina.

At our childbirth class at the birth center, they m/w said 36 weeks was the mark for when we could deliver at the center. Must be similar to your state's regulations.

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I hope your doing well today, and that Riley is keeping calm in there for you! The cut off is 37 here too, so I'm glad to hear your going to be a ok for homebirth at 36 weeks. Let us know how things went when you get a chance!

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Don't know how I missed your lodge till now! I've been watching for our other Dec mommas to get them! You're so close to 36 wks... Hope you make it! Good that you have your backup plan in place though just in case:)

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How did class go today? Only a few more days...

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"spacewoman" wrote:

One day closer to 36 weeks!

I hope you had a good class this morning, Kristina.

At our childbirth class at the birth center, they m/w said 36 weeks was the mark for when we could deliver at the center. Must be similar to your state's regulations.

I'm pretty sure m/w's aren't regulated here, so it's probably a good safety point.

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Class was good, it was so nice to get out of the house! Only a couple contractions while in class. But now they are a little more often. My body is so goofy...I'll probably still go to my due date, I'll just get to have contractions the whole time. lol

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Well only 2 more full days and you'll have made it! I'm in WI and 36 weeks is the cut off for delivery with a midwife. I'm assuming that's out of the hospital too. It is a good cut off point for safety, the same time frame applies to delivering at a hospital without a NICU here.
Have you started prepping everything for the birth yet?

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I have everything I need, I just need to put it all in the places it needs to be. I'll do that this weekend.

This weekend the kids get their annnual photos taken, and then we're doing Buffalo Wild Wings for the kids school PTO, and grocery shopping. So lots planned!

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Welcome to your lodge Kristina!!! Been following you on FB and forgot to check here to see if you had a lodge lol Only two more days & your in the safe zone, yay!!

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"Watermelon_Gypsy" wrote:

Welcome to your lodge Kristina!!! Been following you on FB and forgot to check here to see if you had a lodge lol Only two more days & your in the safe zone, yay!!

Yahoo Can't wait!!!

Is Tristan sleeping any better?

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Well Hon, all i can tell you is that your body just knows when it's time. Praying Riley stays put for a few more days!

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Today is a Tylenol 3 day. I must not have slept well, and I have a mirgaine. Luckily Jesse is working from home today.

Riley is very low, his butt is just a coupe inches from my belly button. His movements have slowed done quite a bit as well.

ETA: I'm not so sure that's his butt! It's very round and hard and I can't feel his back!! Please send lots of head down vibes please!! He's been head down for weeks not. Off to the chiro this afternoon for the Webster technique.

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Just one more day your almost there!!! Sending head down vibes your way hun, KUP when you get home.

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I hope he is head down, or he turns that way!

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Feel better!
Hope that is a butt not a head under your ribs.

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Went to the chiro and get the Webster done. My midwife is coming over tomorrow for a GB swab and she'll be checking his position.

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Hoping you get good news on position from the midwife today. Have a great appointment!

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36 weeks!!!! I made it, and now I'm cleaning my house, putting laundry away, and getting ready for baby!

Tonight I'm getting my belly done, I can't wait!

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Super Congrats!!! 36 weeks is awesome!

I can't wait to see your henna belly! Please please post photos.

Also, please kup on the midwife visit and if Riley is vertex. Hope so!

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YAY!! Wishing you a wonderful day and head down baby:)

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Riley is head down!!!! :headbang: I've definitely dropped and still contracting - but I don't care since we have the green light!

I still think he'll be here around his due date.

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Yay for 36 weeks! If it's any comfort, we thought I could deliver VERY early (started PTL at 23 weeks), I went off bedrest and meds at 36 weeks, and Hunter wasn't born until 39w 2d. Even 36 weeks is great though, way to stick around Riley!

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YAY Riley is head down AND you made it to 36 weeks! Double celebration! :band:

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I'm contracting a lot and heading to bed.

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Hope you get some good (contractionless) sleep.

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Curious to see what the sun brings for you!! Hope you got a good night of rest.

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Not much going on, just went grocery shopping. Didn't sleep well though.

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I was just thinking of you and sending lots of good vibes your way this morning, Kristina. I hope the weekend went well for you!

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Thanks Angela! The weekend was good, got lots of yard and homework done. Today I'm cleaning the house and making space for the Christmas stuff. I'm just sitting here now drinking RRL tea and hoping maybe something will happen. LOL

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Wow girl you are busy! Sounds like you're all ready for Riley Smile

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So glad you had a productive weekend! I hope you m/w appt. goes well!

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"spacewoman" wrote:

So glad you had a productive weekend! I hope you m/w appt. goes well!

Next appt is 11/20. Wink

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