~*~*Kristine's (kere02) Birth Lodge!!!!*~*~

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~*~*Kristine's (kere02) Birth Lodge!!!!*~*~

Here ya go! I started it for ya! Biggrin Can't wait to hear your story!

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Welcome to your lodge!!
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Welcome to your lodge Kristine!!!:D

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Thanks for starting this Clare! Yipee! I will have to write my intro/story when I get home! Thanks so much!! Biggrin

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WELCOME TO YOUR LODGE! Cant wait to read your intro!

Can I tell you how excited I am to see October lodges up as I am due NOV 3rd Yahoo

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yay I can't wait to read it! So exciting how many October mamas we are getting in here now!!! Biggrin

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Welcome to your lodge!

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Yay, congrats and welcome!

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welcome to your lodge!!! :party:

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Welcome to your lodge! I look forward to reading your intro.

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Our story:
Hmm..where do I begin??
Ryan and I met while we were both working at the same grocery store. Even though we did go to high school for one year together, I was a freshman and he was a senior..so I don’t really remember him that well. I had been working there for about a 1.5 years before we started talking “like that”. We had been friends and it never dawned on me that someone who was out of high school would like me. I was 17 and he had just turned 21. A mutual friend of ours, who was also what they call a “PIC” (person in charge) called me into the office and I thought I was in trouble. He randomly tells me that there is someone in the store that is really interested in me..he then proceeds to tell me I have 3 guesses (sounds like he is some kind of genie-hahaha) so I throw out 2 guesses and I was wrong on both..I sat for a good minute thinking who would tell him that they are interested..so I decided to throw our Ryan’s name..and I was right..lets just say I begged a different friend of ours for his phone number and called him up [FONT=Wingdings]J[/FONT]..rest is history.
Fast forward to August of 2006, we had been engaged for 3 months and were getting married in October. I found out I was pregnant and we were both really happy but really nervous, as we really wanted to be married before we had kids (it wasn’t a big deal since it was 2 months away)..a few weeks later I ended up having my first miscarriage. We were both so devastated but knew that in just a few weeks we were getting married and whenever we wanted to try we would. I ended up having a D&C with that miscarriage so we had to wait 3 months before we could try. We weren’t really trying but we weren’t preventing and in January we found we were expecting again..again we were so happy and thrilled and thought it couldn’t happen twice! Well the next month at 7.5 weeks pregnant we lost that baby also..doctors couldn’t give me any reason why this was happening. I was only 21, how could I have lost 2 pregnancies in 5 months? So that March we started actively trying and with very irregular cycles and no success I went to see a fertility specialist in August. I was diagnosed with PCOS, which I had figured I had all along. In October I started Clomid and found the right dose that worked for us..and 3 failed cycles I had just about had it and decided I could not afford the monthly ultrasounds that came along with Clomid..so January was going to be our last month on this and we would try other alternatives. Well I am so happy we didn’t have to go that route because the last cycle worked and I didn’t need the usual HCG injection that you need in order to ovulate..I did that part all on my own!
In April we found out we were having a boy and we couldn’t be happier! We are going to name him Luke Patrick/Ryan (not sure on middle name). We are due October 4th and will be delivering at a hospital here in Seattle and they are thankfully NCB friendly! I always thought I would get the epidural because that is what is “normal” from what everyone tells me and TV shows/movies. After doing some research and also attending my childbirthing classes..I am making the decision to go natural..I am still a little afraid of the “unknown”, not necessarily with NCB but just childbirth in general..pain wise, etc..etc.. but I know I can do it and it is what is best for both myself and for our little guy!
I have a great husband who backs me up 100% and we are so excited to meet our son!!

I am not sure what else to write so I will share some pictures of us!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

DH and I: August of 2006

Wedding Pics:

Me with our furbabies Jack & Sam all ready for Seahawk Sunday:

3D pic of Luke:

And picture of DH & I this weekend:

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Hey! Another DD buddy!!! Now I'm interested which one of us October 4th gals are gonna go first!!!:cool:

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I wonder!! I get checked this Thursday, so we'll see if I am even dilated!

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Congrats and welcome to your lodge!! Cute pics of you guys!!

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Great story! and I'm due Oct 4th too! - I'm sure I won't go to Oct though...

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Congrats on your lodge! Lots of you due on the 4th!

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Kristine- do you guys have a name picked out yet? At one time weren't you thinking about Blake- DH and I have that one on our list also!

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Hey Nicole..

Yup Blake was on our list but we decided to go with Luke. I do still love Blake! Have you chosen your name??

Seriously?? Why do people come into work sick? It irritates me beyond anything..especially when you sit right next to me! There is a girl here who is really sick with some upper respiratory thing and now i have caught it..I am all stuffed up and snotty..TMI sorry..hopefully it goes away soon!!

I am starting to get more Braxton Hicks contractions..they are not painful but definitely not comfortable!!! I can't wait for tomorrow, its my work baby shower and my 36 week appt! Woo hoo!

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Kristine!!!! LOVED your intro, you and your DH's story is so cute! Jack and Sam are adorable furbabies too! Love their little jerseys that is too cute! Also your wedding dress is so beautiful! I can't wait to hear more about you and your little one when he arrives!

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Welcome and thanks for sharing your story!! Looking forward to following the rest of your story too! Smile

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Congrats on your lodge! I enjoyed your intro, you guys are going to have a cute baby! One of my friends wore a wedding dress that looked just like yours, it's so cute:) How fun that there are so many of you gals due on the same day, maybe you'll end up with a birthday buddy for Luke. I look forward to following your journey. Hope your baby shower goes well together. It's crazy that your fellow worker chose to come to work sick and share it with the prego lady, people are soooo rude!!

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"kere02" wrote:

Hey Nicole..
Yup Blake was on our list but we decided to go with Luke. I do still love Blake! Have you chosen your name??

OMG! I love the name Luke but one of our friends just named there baby Luke. So it's out the window for us! lol! Nope still no name for Mr Cupcake. Top 2 is still Blake or Wade. With Tate at #3, but my bro's name is Nate and it's just too close for us. I told DH the other night we can just put Mr. Cupcake on the birth certificate! ROFL He wasn't impressed!

How did your appt go? (was that today or tomorrow-Friday)

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Hi Kristine! Wow, there are a lot of Oct 08 moms here! I loved reading your intro...can't wait for more to read! These lodges are a great idea! Biggrin

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My appt got cancelled Sad She had a patient in labor..so I understand of course! Smile So I am just going to see her next Thursday! I was looking forward to that internal exam though...I wanted to know if anything was going on down there! Oh well!

My baby shower was fun, I will have to take pictures and post them..he has SOOO MANY clothes!

Nicole-all of those names are cute!! But I have to admit I am partial to Blake! Smile

Becca-nice to see ya here!! How are things going with you? There are lots of October 08 mamas over here!

Today I had some achiness/crampiness on my lower right side..don't think it was anything though because it went away after going pee!

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Sorry to hear about your appt. being cancelled. But I'll bet those BH are helping you out w/dilation & effacement. I hope you can get over your kind co-worker's end-of-pg "gift" soon. Why do people do that??

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Ahhh, bum deal that you had to reschedule. What a drag, but I hope that next week works out for you.

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That would drive me crazy if they canceled my appt!

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Sorry to hear your appt got cancelled. Any chance of seeing some of these shower pics?

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Sorry to hear your appt was cancelled. I agree we need to see some pics!

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Kristine- Everyone seems to like Blake the best also.. I have been getting a sharp pain but just on side also..

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Your wedding dress is beau-ti-ful!!!! I love wedding pics!

Sorry to hear your appt was cancelled.

Amy

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How are you doing today? Kristine?:D

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Just checking to see how your doing? Hope all is well for you.

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Ditto on the checking in!:D

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Checking in, wondering how you're feeling...

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check check! How's it goin Kristine?? Biggrin

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Hey girls..so sorry to keep you wondering about me! The last few days have been crazy! No baby yet! I go to the doctor to see if there is anything going on and get my GBS test! Biggrin sike..haha

Yesterday was a little crazy..we went to costco after I got off of work and ran into MIL, her sister, and then my niece and nephew. I went pee 4 times in the span of an hour in half..mind you not very much came out..I jsut had that really bad sensation to go and had so much pressure on my bladder. I think he is pushing his head right up on my bladder because I leaked a little bit (urine) and was not feeling well so I sat in the truck! And things are starting to get a bit more crampy off and on. I definitely don't want to get my hopes up but at this stage in the game, it could be the start of something, although I doubt it!

Thank you girls for checking up on me! I still have to post the finished product of his room and all of the stuff we got from our baby showers!

I promise to be on here more often!

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I'm feeling more uncomfy also. I have been trickle peeing for about 2 weeks now. That reminds me of a wierd dream i had last night....

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Glad you checked in! I think we need an "unofficial" rule that you must check in to your lodge on a daily basis Lol How long until you are done work?

Nicole, I've been having crazy dreams too, most of which involve me going into labour.

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"Shella5478" wrote:

Nicole, I've been having crazy dreams too, most of which involve me going into labour.

That must mean I'm years away from getting this kid out! None of mine involve labor!:confused:

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Welcome to your lodge!!! Love your story and your wedding pics are beautiful, what a gorgeous dress!! Your furbabies are so cute and I love the recent pic of you and your dh!!

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I hope your having a good weekend. It sounds like your getting close to labor! I can't wait to see how your story plays out:)

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Any news?

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Well, I'm here girls..I didn't post this here yet but I never got to go to my appt..it turns out my OB broke BOTH of her arms Sad So now I have to see her partner at her office..we'll see how that goes! Only 13 days left til my due date!! Its crazy close! I feel ok..feel some crampiness off and on in my back and lower stomach but nothing that really makes me go :eek:

I did go to the Seahawks game today and we parked very far and we walked to the stadium and back, which probably totaled about 2 miles, which is a lot for me because I can't walk very much due to the lovely cankles I have had since May!! And I squished my feet into some tennis shoes..I couldn't believe it! They hurt but it worked out! We were at a family dinner last night and they did birth date guesses..first one is for this Friday and last one I think was 10/10..we'll see!! I think I am just going to keep on walking..great exercise and maybe it will get things going!

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[LEFT]Oh, here are some pics from today:

Ugh..seriously..my nose looks humongous in this picture!!

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You look just adorable!!! and you must have a super nice camera to get closeups of the players like that! Great pics!

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Aww, why thank you!! I guess it helps that our tickets are really close in the end zone! But yes...it did get really close with our zoom button on the camera!

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aww i love the pic of you and your DH! So cute the way he has his hand on your tummy! And GO YOU for being able to go to a football game...I would have died!!! lol

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"MrsHolmes83" wrote:

aww i love the pic of you and your DH! So cute the way he has his hand on your tummy! And GO YOU for being able to go to a football game...I would have died!!! lol

Why thank you! His facial expression cracks me up..I have no idea why he looks like that! Must be the :drunk: Smile

I pretty much sat the entire game because 1) my feet were killing me after that walk and 2) Luke likes to push his head right into my bladder so I always feel like I am going to pee my pants!!!!!! I only go to one game a year (my choice) and I figured it would be easier to go before he gets here!

DH is a big dork..he kept talking to Luke and saying "touch down" "what does Luke want to eat" I think he is getting REALLY excited, which is so cute!

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Can't wait to see a fellow 10-4er tonight when i get home- can't see PB at work.:confused:

I feel lucky- no canckles for me-YET! I walk alot therefore I don't think walking will do a darn thing for me! I have been trying to do alot of "extra" walking, but that doesn't total a whole lot.

I think it's so cute when DH's talk to the baby. Mine doesn't talk directly to my belly, but he is trying out diffrent names for him. He will call him Wade one day and Blake the next. It's funny!

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Oh I have cankles too. It makes my tattoo on my ankle look kinda funny being all fat! LOL but not much longer. Looks like you had a good time at the football game. OF COURSE your dh is getting excited, I bet he's already scoped out a little baby sized jersey for Luke Biggrin

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