~*~*~ Katies (KatieAndKage) Lodge!! ~*~*~

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~*~*~ Katies (KatieAndKage) Lodge!! ~*~*~

Welcome to your lodge hun!! Tell us a bit about yourself Smile

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Oh Katie, your lodge--I am so excited for you!!!!!

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welcome to your lodge looking forward to reading about your story

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welcome to your lodge! It's so exciting to be so close!

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Welcome to your lodge! I'm looking forward to following your story (and I'm really jealous of all you ladies who're so close to meeting your sweet babies!)....

Love,

Sarah-Jean

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YAY!!! Katie....your lodge!! I'm so excited to follow your journey!

Jen

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WHAT?!?! Are you serious?! A June lodge!!!
Yahoo YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY
Welcome to your lodge!

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Welcome to your lodge!!

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Ohhhh, I am so terribly excited to have a lodge!!!!! I have really been enjoying reading all of the others. hank you so much for joining me on this journey!!

Here's some background - I'll get you all up to speed so to speak.

I'm 33 (on Friday Wink ) and married. I live in Huntginton Beach, CA. Been here for five years and am DONE with Orange County. We are looking to relocate to Northern AZ ASAP.

I am currently pregnant with a girl. She is technically my third child. Sadly, my first son, Blake, was killed in a car crash he and I were in in 2000 caused by a red light runner. He was 17 months old. I was a single mom at the time. My injuries included a serious brain injury that impaired my short term memory and paralyzed the right side of my body. However, you would never know any of that if you met me in person (lots of rehab)!!

I was in a coma for a week after the crash - I refuse to call it an accident. Blake died pretty much instantly. The driver was driving 55 mph when she ran the red light and never attempted to stop. She was completely sober, therefore, she never paid any legal consequences. This happened in Phoenix and the law has since changed. Blake's little body simply could not tolerate the impact even though he was in the correct car seat in the middle of the back seat.

A year later, I had my tubes tied. I felt as though I had given birth once and was a mother, therefore I was "a woman". I was too afraid of going through another loss. I sought support through the MISS Foundation, www.missfoundation.org and it was through meeting all of these other bereaved parents that I learned, lightening can and does trike twice, sometimes more often. So I completely shut off that aspect of my life.

A couple years after the crash I met my current DH, Chris. We are a great team and I am forever grateful for him in my life. He had custody of his son from a previous marriage. After being together a couple years, I just started the talk about having a child together. I always knew my tubal ligation was reversable and I thought if I had it reversed and it didn't work then , that would be my answer.

After a year of going back and forth about having a child we decided to do it. I did lots of research and founf Dr. Berger in North Carolina. Even though I live in Southern California, I could not find any dr. out here that specialized in the procedure exclusively the way Dr. Berger does. It was cheaper for us to fly and stay out there, have the surgery than it would have been to have someone out here do it.

We did it and 6 weeks later I was pregnant!

Kage was born August 2005. It has not been easy, at all!!! But I know he chose me and I am so grateful for him in our lives!!! We love and honor every minute with him and everything about him.

When Kage was a year old, DH got baby fever!!! Can you believe it??? LOL And we were pg that next month.

Having an OB with Kage never felt "right", so I agreed to give DH his one hospital birth and from there on, it would be my call. I was thrilled to find a nearby Birth Center and some amazing midwives! DH went with me on that first meeting and asked the questions he needed to ask and felt much better about the situation.

I learned about Hypnobabies and decided that would work with me. So we have both been doing the homestudy course and I am so confident that I am really looking forward to her birth.

At 12 weeks during the morning I was having this pain on my right side under my ribs. I knew that it felt similar to when you are at the end of your pg and the baby has his/her legs up in your ribs. But I knew that wasn't it and kept getting worse. And nothing except for lying on my left side perfectly still would alleviate it. I called the midwife early afternoon. She thought immediately maybe it was my appendix. DH came home and we went down there to get checked out. They called the OB who works with the center and he suggested going to the hospital, so we did.

At every turn I was being handed all the consent forms to sign saying I understood the danger to the baby. It was really scary. They couldn't find anything. They admitted me and put me on IV antibiotics because they could tell there was an infection "somewhere". That night my fever rose to 108. So I was admitted a second night. Still nothing. They did 2 MRI's (one of them to my exposed abdomen) and a chest x-ray. That with all the pain killers, it ended up being much more traumatizing to me than I realized at the time. After night 6,(One of them in ICU) they finally decided it was pleurisy. At that point I wanted out so badly, I was pulling the IV's and monitors off myself!

They sent me home with antibiotics and painkillers. I did however get several u/s and was able to see the baby. That was reassuring to me because I was really freaking out.

After a week, there was no more reoccurance. Totally random thing. Although my DH did get it to a much smaller degree. But his doctor listened to us and just started treating him for the same thing.

At 26 weeks, I got an awful phone call from my sister - one that I don't wish upon anyone - she was at my father's apartment and had just found him dead. I had called her that morning telling her I couldn't get a hold of our dad. She said she would just stop by his apartment, apparently she has done this before. Only this time... My father was only 53 years and was not ill. He had died in his sleep - from what the scene looked like. And he had been gone at least a few days.

I can't even express the feelings that overcame me in that phone call. I dropped to the floor and was screaming in so much pain. My DH was trying to lift me, but I told him to get the baby and get out of the house. He did exactly what I asked without even questioning me. I will be forever grateful for him for doing as I asked.

When he and Kage were gone I screamed and screamed like I have never screamed before. I couldn't stop screaming. I didn't want to hit or destroy anything, I just wanted to scream. I knew that this baby girl was experiencing all of this, and I felt bad but I couldn't stop screaming. In fact when I thought of her I would tink of how excited my dad was to have a grandaughter coming that it made me scream harder.

My sister could not get a hold of my mother (they are divorced and my mom is re-married) so I finally got a hold of her and told to go to my dad's apartment. I was somehow able to tell her what happened in the midst of screaming and sobbing. I felt so bad for my sister being there by herself. I was just losing it. My mother was telling me to calm down and that was irritating me beyond anything. I hav an uncle who is a police officer in Phoenix and I got a hold of him and told him to go there too. He was also telling me to calm down and I just wanted to throw the phone!!

DH returned after a while and I had calmed down. We were both numb and just making phone calls and answering calls. I had to call my uncle - my dad's only surviving brother and tell him. That was such a horrible phone call to make. There was a third brother who died in a car crash when I was very young.

We drove to Phoenix that night and spent the week. We had a memorial service on Thursday because we decided that was more my dad. We had him cremated and will spread his ashes in the ocean at some later date. The initial autopsy came back inconclusive and we are still awaiting results and answers. Meanwhile, his bank, cable company and cell phone will not let us close any accounts without a death certificate so his bank account is now overdrawn because the utility companies keep withdrawing their monthly fees. (That's just a sidevent I am dealing with these days)

Just a couple weeks ago, our son Kage was diagnosed as having autism. I have always known there was something, but was always dismissed by his pediatrician. He doesn't show the most common signs of autism and falls at the low end of the spectrum, but it was still really devastating news.

He's getting further testing next week and we'll know better how to get through his little quirks.

When Kage was 12 months old I made the informed decision to stop vaccinating, so I have been on the hunt for a new pediatrician. I found one and will meet with Dr. Sears on Friday!!!! Yes, the father even!!! I am very excited.

So to recap, this little girl has really been through a lot with me emotinally. I am really trying to connect and talk with her a lot. Being Kage's moher has been really stressful and I don't want her to think that is has anything to do with her or that this will be a scary place to enter into.

She is extremely active!!! I would swear there are two sometimes.

With my pg with Kage I began having contractions at 23 weeks. The OB really over reacted, gave me meds and put me on bedrest. The contractions were never doing anything.

This time I felt them start at 16 weeks, but Iknow now that is perfectly normal and have been much more relaxed about it. Around 30 weeks and 34 weks and again recently, they have really stepped up a notch. But it gives me a great opportunity to practive my Hypnobabies! And I am much more relaxed and confident about this pregnancy.

Thank you again for reading my novella.
Dirol

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Congrats on your lodge! Look forward to sharing your journey!

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Thank you for sharing your story. You've been tested a lot and you seem to be a very very strong woman. Kudo's to you, you've been through a lot.

I'm sorry about the loss of your son and your dad. I can't imagine going through either. :bighug:

I am quite familiar with autism, I used to work with a young autistic boy daily and it was the most rewarding job I have ever had. I loved him dearly and saw him as advanced and different, but far from disabled. I taught him to read and communicate using a program called intellitalk and facilitated communication. He was in kindergarten and far ahead of his peers although his teacher may not have really realized it. I worked in his classroom too. I admire little autistic children now and see them as quite special and while their parents might not like to hear it (please don't be offended) I almost think they're lucky. Things will be different for him growing up but you'll learn to adjust as I'm sure you already are and hopefully you'll see him in the light I do.

I look forward to learning more about you and your family and this big event in your lives!

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Thanks for sharing your story. You are a brave woman.

On a lighter note I grew up in the other surf city, San Clemente, CA, and I know what you mean about being done with The OC! I'm in WA state now and love it.

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My last post must have been at the same time as your intro, so I just now got the chance to read it. TFS. You are quite a strong lady to deal with all you have been through and I am sure your daughter senses this strength in the midst of all the turmoil.

I am sorry to hear about Kage's autism, but glad to hear he is doing so well. We learned at my DD's birth (unexpectedly) that she has Down Syndrome. I know how hard it is when the life you wanted for your child isn't exactly the life they are given.

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Oh Katie....you have been through a lot in your short life! You are obviously an amazing women and you have my utmost admiration. I was so truly sorry to read about the death of your son and you dad. Such a lot to endure.

Kage obviously did choose you as his mother as he knew you would love him for who he was! This little girl has chosen you as well and I am sure she will bring you so much happiness.

I really look forward to sharing your birth journey. Thanks for the posts you have made in my lodge to date, I love that I can now post in yours!

Here's to having our babies the natural way!

:bighug:

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Wow...you've been through so much. And stayed for strong! I admire you!!

I also worked with a little girl that had Autism...and I agree, it was the most rewarding job I've ever had. I wish you and your son the best of luck with the testing coming up!!

Congrats on your lodge and I look forward to reading more!!

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Thank you for posting your story. You have an amazing amount of strength having been through so much. I'm really excited to follow your story AND hear more about DR Sears Smile

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Wow thats a remarkable story. Your an amazing woman.

I look forward to watching your lodge over the coming weeks. And reading about the birth of your beautiful daughter!

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What a life you've lead upto this point! You are so very strong. I am so sorry for both the loss of your little boy and your father.

Congratulations on your little girl! Smile I can't wait to read more about you.

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Katie, thanks so much for sharing. You have been through so much and sound so strong. I think your little girl is very lucky to have you as a Mom and I can't wait to follow your lodge. Thanks.

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Thank you so much ladies!!!!

I know that was terribly long, so I thank you for indulging me. LOL

I have heard many teachers of autistic children say that: that they are such a gift. And part of me believes that, but there is another part that has struggled so hard to be his mother from almost the time he was born: never being able to comfort him, never knowing what he needs, never knowing what mood will strike him in the next moment.

I have broken down so many times out of sheer desperation and helplessness. It isn't easy, or, I should say, it hasn't been easy (don't want to create more of what I don't want)

I look at him so often and still have no idea who he is. He is such a joy though. He is truly a very happy boy. He has the most beautiful eyes, a gorgeous smile and an infectious laugh.

I just feel so much guilt. I really hope I can get some answers.

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Oh Katie, you've really had to deal with alot, but it sounds like you have been dealing with everything very well. Thank you for sharing your story. I so look forward to spending the next few weeks with you before we have our little ones!

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Welcome to your lodge!!!!

Thanks for sharing your story, it's amazing when we look back and see where we've been and where we are now and realize we made it through and that we never could have imagined our current realities in a thousand years Smile

If you ever have any questions regarding Kage, I'm an occupational therapist who works with autistic children at a Children's therapy center here in Iowa and might be able to answer questions that might come up, just PM me.

Good luck with this new little one, I hope you have the birth you've envisioned!

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Katie-
You have had a tough time during this pregnancy. I knew that you had lost your father unexpectedly but was not aware that you were also having concerns about Kage. I am in education and have worked with children of all ages for the last 15 years and so I have quite a bit of experience with children across the autism spectrum. As a parent, I cannot imagine how you must feel and what thoughts/worries you must have but I can tell you as an educator, children with autism do amazing things and they do see improvement in their areas of challenge with good intervention.

My Dad died of cancer (it'll be two years in July) and one thing he used to say--quoting someone famous who I cannot recall right now-- is that, "Adversity doesn't build character...it reveals it." You are facing these difficult trials with strength and resolve...a sign of a strong character. My wish for you is that the remainder of your pregnancy and the birth of your daughter are peaceful, uneventful, and fulfilling of your vision for the experiences.

Jen

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Oh Jen, thank you!!! That is a beautiful quote!!! I have always been sickened when people say the platitude "It will make you stronger", so I really love that quote!!!

I will no doubt be in touch with both you and Fawn with questions regarding my son.

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!

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Katie, thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I truly appreciate the trust that you're showing in us by sharing so much of yourself. I wish you health and happiness with your upcoming birth and thank you so much for sharing it with us! (Plus, Dr. Sears?! Share that too!)

Take care and I look forward to following your lodge.

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Hi Katie! My goodness you have been through a lot, what a life you have already lived!

I am sorry for the struggles that you are facing, I do have to say though that everytime I look at your siggy I can' thelp but smile he is such a beautiful little boy Smile

I am really looking forward to following your lodge & your journey over these next few weeks, I hope they are enjoyable and stress free (as much as possible! lol)

I LOVE hypnobabies, love it love it love it!

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:bighug: You have been through so much emotionally! I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son and father. You are such a strong woman and your daughter will be too! It's good to see that hypnobabies is working for you. Good luck and congrats on your lodge!

I have worked with autistic children as well. It is always wonderful to see them making progress. Good luck to your son as well! He is lucky to have a loving family.

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Katie, let me brag about you for a minute...

I have known Katie since we became part of Aug 05 BB and let me just say she is one of the most amazing people you will come in contact with. She is a strong, sensitive, inspiring woman...

Katie--I am so excited to be on this journey with you.

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:bighug: Oh Brandi, you are so kind!!!

Thank you so much!!!!! :bigblink:

Thank you ladies!!!!

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Yesterday, some very nice women held a Baby Sprinkle for me and a GF I have that is due 3 weeks after I am. Get it? Sprinkle? It wasn't a shower....

I was just overwhelmed by the gesture. I received bags and bags of diapers, wipes, and lotions. So kind!!!!

I started taking EPO 3 times a day a few days ago. I've been having BH for months, but they have really stepped up this past week and feel a bit more crampy.

I have a midwife appointment today. It's their preference to check the patient at 37 weeks just to see if anyhing is going on. I really questioned this and it helps them have an idea of how to respond, let's say, if I call and say something's happening.

If they know I'm closed tight then they would react one way, but if I'm already starting to do something, they would respond another way.

Even though, I know that no matter what they tell me, it could all change at any time.

Not sure if they'll check me today or next week.

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I think it's amazing that so many BN mamas have had their lives blessed at some time by autistic children. Coincidence?

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A baby sprinkle! What a lovely idea! Aren't friends and people around us amazing sometimes?

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Congratulations on your lodge!!

You are an amazing women and I know that helps you be such a great mother!! Hope your appt goes well today!

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Midwife appointment yesterday: nice and boring. Gained 2 pounds in a week which to me, makes up for the no weight gain the previous week. LOL Everything else is great, she's still head down (good girl!)

My son came with me and started to panic a bit when I laid down in the bed to have my belly measured (It's a birth center, so they are real, comfy beds!) So the MW put him up beside me and he laid down right next to me. When she pulled out the doppler to listen to the HB, he watched, then took it from her hand and started doing it himself. LOL

It was very sweet.

Last night a surprise baby shower awaited me at a weekly book study I go to. This girl does not need anymore clothes for her first year!!! I was so overwhelmed and am in such a place of gratitude for all this generosity and kindness that surrounds me.

Had some cx in the middle of the night last night that woke me. Just a couple. I instantly did my hypnobabies finger-drop technique and turned off my switch, just trying to stay relaxed.

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You're obviously a very special mama for all of these people to be taking such good care of you. I'm sure you deserve all of the gifts and sprinkles and showers Smile

That is way too cute about the doppler.

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Katie,

Welcome to your lodge! Congrats on being so close to meeting your daughter.

I have to say that Kage is absolutely gorgeous. He is very lucky to have a mother that accepts him and treasures him for who he is, even if the day to day live of caring for him is taxing.

My condolences on the loss of your eldest son. I lost my fiance in 1992 due to a collision caused by a red light runner. I completely agree with you on not calling it an accident, I refuse to as well. I say 'crash' or 'collision' or 'his truck was hit'... but never 'accident'. It is so infuriating that people seem to think it is 'just one of those things' isn't it? Because it isn't, it is completely preventable, and so agonizing to deal with. *hugs*

I hope that the remainder of your pregnancy is easy and comfortable for you and your family (or at least, as comfortable as the last few weeks of pregnancy can be Smile )

Stef

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I am so sorry for your loss, Stef. I don't like the word "accident" on a couple different levels.

On a human level, I don't think it's an accident that a person drives through a red light at 55mph never applying her brakes, after the light had been clearly red for at 4 seconds. Imagine how far away she was when the light turned yellow?!

On a spiritual level, in all of my searching after my son's death; looking for some way to make "sense" of it, Buddhism and Karma have held the answers...for me. Many people who go through this tragedy dfind many different things of comfort.

I don't believe it was an "accident". I believe it was my Karma to lose a son, just as I believe it was the girl's Karma to be at the wheel of that truck. Blake played his part as well.

Although I would never ever EVER say to someone grieving "everything happens for a reason", because I know when I'm told that, it makes me see red and completely dismisses my real sadness that will forever be present at the loss of my first son.

Thank you for sharing your story wth me!

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I just wanted to say that I really admire the sense of peace or at least the ability you seem to have to cope with the turmoil in your life. You are one strong lady!

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Katie, Your story is incredible, I am so sorry to hear of your loss and the your news about Kage. I don't know if any words I say can help but I like some other's who have posted work with autistic children. They have become a true passion of mine. They are extremely gifted and amazing people. There is a lot going on now in the field and research is helping every day. I don't know how verbal kage is right now but there is a system that we use in our school district that I believe is worth looking into. It's called PECS and it's a picture communication system that is fairly universal. Also many of the children I work with learned sign language and have been successful using that rather than verbal. I hope you are doing well and these last weeks of your pregnancy are amazing.

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It sounds like your m/w is really sweet Smile

And how kind of your friend!!! I bet it was fun to get all kinds of girly pink stuff! lol

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I thank you for sharing your story so honestly with us. It will be a pleasure to get to know you through this journey that we are sharing.

I am so sorry that you have dealt with so much. You seem to have a very healthy and balanced outlook on life and for that I commend you!

All the best to you and your family!

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I need help in being reminded that labor will begin when it begins and there is nothing I can do about it.

The seed: last Sunday at church the minister made the comment that she has a feeling I won't be there this next Sunday. Meaning: the baby might come this week.

While we all have blissful desires of going just a little early - and not over - the arbitrary date that is our "due date", I'm trying not to get attached to this.

Past births don't tell me much. My first I was over 4 days, which is typical for a first baby and my second I was talked into being induced a week early. So I just have no clue. But I guess none of us do, huh? Regardless of how many babies we've had.

Anyway. I've been taking EPO. and I'm thinking about doing the vaginal application of it, but I don't really know what the protocol is. Can anyone guide me?

And I'm not in the mood to start "using" DH yet. LOL, besides, I know that doesn't do anything unless your body is ready. So can I help get my cervix ready with the EPO?

TIA.

Lots and lots of BH, nothing new.

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"KatieAndKage" wrote:

I am so sorry for your loss, Stef. I don't like the word "accident" on a couple different levels.

On a human level, I don't think it's an accident that a person drives through a red light at 55mph never applying her brakes, after the light had been clearly red for at 4 seconds. Imagine how far away she was when the light turned yellow?!

On a spiritual level, in all of my searching after my son's death; looking for some way to make "sense" of it, Buddhism and Karma have held the answers...for me. Many people who go through this tragedy dfind many different things of comfort.

I don't believe it was an "accident". I believe it was my Karma to lose a son, just as I believe it was the girl's Karma to be at the wheel of that truck. Blake played his part as well.

Although I would never ever EVER say to someone grieving "everything happens for a reason", because I know when I'm told that, it makes me see red and completely dismisses my real sadness that will forever be present at the loss of my first son.

Thank you for sharing your story wth me!

I agree with this outlook on life as well.

A boring midwife appointment is a good one!

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Labor will start when it's ready to start. EPO probably won't help that, either. Your baby might decide that his birthday is tomorrow, or she might decide to be born in two weeks. It's all up to the baby. You can do it. You can listen to your baby tell you when it's time to be born. Biggrin

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I don't know anything about EPO...but I can imagine how hard it must be to wait!! I've heard all kinds of wives tales about making labor start...but I doubt many of them are true!

Either way...baby will be here soon and all the waiting will be worth it (although I'm sure that doesn't mean much now! Wink )

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Katie-
You know that you can do this for another 28 days, or 21 days, or 14 days, or 7 days.--you can do this for as long as you need to for that little doll baby to finish baking! You are so strong and centered...focus on the now, with Kage---let yourself be in the moment and not in tomorrow! I struggle with this but have found that it is so important, and I believe it is an important practice within Buddhism. You CAN do it!!

TFS about the midwife appointment and Kage---what a precious moment! It's a story you'll have to cherish and recount for years;-)

Jen

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Thanks so much, Jen. You are right I can do this!!!

And I know that EPO will not start labor - I know nothing will and that's not my goal, I just thought I would help my cervix start preparing. Isn't that what EPO really does?

I'm going to go listen to my pg affirmations from Hypnobabies to get centered again.

Thanks ladies!!!

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I'm afraid I don't have much info about the EPO, but just wanted to lend my support. Hang in there Katie... your body knows what to do and the time will come. Don't feel pressured by what your minister said Smile

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I know Wendy, I wish she would not have planted that seed. LOL

Last night I went to tibetan bowl meditation that is put on by a woman from church, so it is mostly fellow church goers and they are all saying things like "she's still here" and kinda giving me sympathy stuff. Which I don't need. I'm not even due yet!!!

I wonder if the reason they won't see me at church this Sunday is simply because I don't want to deal with the comments. LOL

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Hang in there dahli mama.. enjoy this last time that only the two of you get to share together. You know you'll have your little one before you know it. Taking a break from mass might not be a bad idea to reduce the pressure you feel except that then you'll have to deal with everyone assuming you're not there because you are in labour.

You look beautiful in your siggy pic.

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"lunabelle" wrote:

You look beautiful in your siggy pic.

Ditto!

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