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Thanks! I can't believe I'm so close already.

I'll try to get my intro together, and post it either today or tomorrow.

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Ok, I’ll try not to get too long winded with my stories. I'll start with a short version of how DH and I met, and I'll post about my births in a bit.

I’m Stacie, and I have a wonderful husband, Brandon, and 3 beautiful daughters, Jessica, 13, Felicia, 11, and Charlotte, 2. I'm expecting daughter #4, Veronica, on the 15th of May. We live in Oregon, having moved here from California a couple years ago.

How DH and I met isn’t the beginning of the story, but that’s where I’ll start. I had been dating a guy, “C”, a little over a year after my first DD was born, and while he was a nice guy, I came to realize that he wasn’t looking for a wife, he was looking for a child. I was just a “bonus”. I didn’t want someone to want a relationship with me in order to have a ready-made family. Since we had been friends since middle school, I told him that while I still wanted to be friends, I didn’t think we were meant for each other. Luckily for me, he agreed, and we stayed friends. He started bringing a friend around when he came to visit, who I later learned was recruited just to try to convince me to start dating C again. As time went on, we got to know each other better, and started dating each other, instead. This guy was, of course, Brandon. We had a very quick courtship, meeting in late September 1997, and we were engaged by April of 1998, and married in August that same year. Now we’re going to celebrate our 12th Anniv this year, much to the continued shock of all the naysayers who said we wouldn’t last, including my parents. Lol

Here's a picture of us at out wedding. A piece of advice for everyone: if you are getting married in August in Southern California, do it INSIDE! Whew, it was so hot, by the end of the day I was pretty wilted.

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I seem to get really zoned into myself during labor/delivery, it seems. I don’t remember very much about any of my births, except for the bare details, so these will be really short.
Jessica’s birth
I gave birth to Jessie when I was 16. I’ll keep it really simple, and just say that her bio father was not a good guy, and I’m very glad that he’s not in the picture anymore. Jessie was born in a hospital in California. Being my first pregnancy/birth, and being that I was so young, I trusted completely in whatever the doctors told me, and followed their directions, no matter what. She was due on August 9, and of course, went past that. Amazingly, I was not pressured to induce before, or even on her due date. I went for an u/s and tests when I was 1 week overdue, and was told that there was very little fluid left, and we would have to be admitted and start induction. She also said that it looked like I was contracting already anyway, so it should be an easy induction.
So I got admitted, and lucky for me I had lazy nurses, who decided to wait until the next day to induce, give me an IV, etc. Throughout the day, my contractions got stronger and stronger, and closer together, until around 11pm, when I was walking the halls and having to bend over and breath through them. I went to lay down, and then felt like pushing. My mom, who was my labor support, called the nurse, and told them to come and check me. They told her that there was no way I could be ready to push yet, since I was just walking around, and that they’d be there in a minute. Enter psycho mother! I’ve never heard her use that kind of language before! I won’t repeat it, but let me say the nurse was there very quickly. She checks me, and… 9.5cm! That was about 12:45 or so, and by 1 I was pushing. Since it was so unexpected, I never even had the chance to be offered an epidural, and since I didn’t have an IV yet, they couldn’t give me anything that way either. So Jessica was born naturally, arriving at 1:45am on August 17, 1996. 8lb 9oz, 20.5”. I recovered pretty fast, and she had no problems at all.
I guess I remembered more than I thought! Be back with the next story.

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What a fabulous first birth story! That's great that you got a natural childbirth without having to fight for it at all. Sounds like your body knew what to do.

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Welcome to your lodge! And thanks for the intro and birth story. I'm glad it worked out so well for you! Good for you for staying on your feet for so long, too! I look forward to reading the rest.

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Great introduction and first birth story! You were lucky indeed...looking forward to reading more Smile

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Felicia’s Birth
Felicia was due Jan 14, 1999. Of course, that day comes and goes, with no sign of anything going on. On the 19th, however, I feel more “wetness” down there than usual. She had been playing trampoline on my bladder for the past couple weeks, so I just thought at first that it was more of the same. I went to lay down for a while, which caused it to get worse. So I called my mom to come pick me up (DH worked about an hour away, and we only had one car). Luckily, she had been watching DD that day anyway, and one of my sisters offered to watch her. So she comes to pick me up, and we head to the hospital to get checked out. Turns out it is my waters that broke, and the machine I was hooked up to was showing slight contractions already, so they decided to keep me. I called DH and told him, and he showed up about 20 minutes later. So happy he didn’t get a ticket!
After a few hours, F’s heart rate started to dip with each contraction, a bit more each time. I can’t remember how far down it got, but trying new positions didn’t help bring it up, so they decided that I needed a c/s. By then I was in pretty active labor, but still only dilated about 4cm, so they didn’t want to wait on it. Could I have had a vaginal birth still? Maybe, but I was still in the “whatever doctors tell me is the whole truth, and I trust them” mindset. Honestly, I don’t care about it, I got a healthy beautiful baby out of it, so whatever needed to be done was fine.
So Felicia was born on January 20, 1999 at 1:23am. She was 7lb, 4oz, 20.5”.
After F was born, we KNEW that all of the babies after would be c/s. It was safer, easier, etc etc. Can you tell I did absolutely no research about it? Then we decided that we were done having babies. Two was a perfect number, and we should be happy with our healthy smart girls. But after a couple years, I started to feel that urge. I wanted a baby. Turns out, DH did too! So we started thinking about when would be a good time. He was currently in school, and I was the main source of income. We weren’t sure if we were even going to stay in California after he graduated, so we decided to wait a bit more. In Dec of 2006, I got my BFP! We were pretty excited about it, since it was the first try. February came, and we had our first appt, with an u/s. There was our little gummy bear baby, so cute! They put my due date as September 15, which was right on with what my LMP had been. A couple weeks later, I started spotting. I called in to the doc, and he said that as long as it wasn’t bright red (it wasn’t), and not a lot (again, it wasn’t), to not worry, and it should stop soon. Nothing like this had ever happened to me, though, so of course I was freaked out, and went in anyway. They tried the Doppler, but since I was pretty early still, they didn’t have much hope of being able to find the heart beat. So they did an u/s. Turns out our little bean had stopped growing maybe a day or two after my first u/s, since it was almost exactly the same size as we had seen before. My body had just started to miscarry on it’s own. I was given Cytotec to “help”, and was sent home. I hope to never have to deal with this again, but if I do, I will NEVER take Cytotec. That was one of the scariest things I’ve ever been through. So painful, and so much blood. It didn’t take long to work, however, and on March 5, 2007, my little angel left me.

We were told to wait at least a month until we TTC again, which we did. In June of that year, I found out I was pregnant again. Happy news, but now I was paranoid about every little twinge, cramp, and weird feeling I had. It took a while for me to relax and enjoy the pregnancy. That same month, DH graduated with his Bachelor’s, and started looking for work. The plan was to get a job and move as soon as possible. Of course, it didn’t work quite that way. I kept working at my current job, a two hour drive away, and decided to stay there, since they had such good medical ins.
By this time, I had decided that I was going for a VBAC. My doc for this pregnancy was very very supportive. Up until about 34 weeks, that was. Then, all I heard was “Your baby is so big! I think you’ll need a c/s” and “What day would you like to schedule your c/s for?” I even warned DH about this, but until he actually heard those words come out of her mouth, he didn’t believe me. I just smiled and told her that I still wanted to try for a VBAC. To her credit, she didn’t try to force me to have a c/s, but there was still a lot of pressure. Finally, at about 39 weeks, she gave up and offered me a “compromise”: induction. I knew that raised my risk of c/s, if the baby wasn’t ready, but accepted, to get her off of my back. Besides, I could just not come in that day, right? I pushed it back as far as I could get her to go, which was a little over 41 weeks. The day came, and I was so tired of being pregnant, I decided to go in. They hooked me up to the many machines, and I saw that I was already contracting a tiny bit. It felt more like baby movements then, though. After a couple hours, a room opened up, and I was set up in there. IV, machines, etc. The doc on call decided to break my water first, to try to keep from giving me Pitocin, since I was a VBAC hopeful. That evening, things still weren’t speeding up to their liking, so they started Pit anyway. I had spent all day in bed, no walking, so getting up, no eating, nothing. I was miserable, and ready to just tell them to do the damn c/s. Lucky for me, though, things sped up soon, and I was able to become a success story! I did accept some pain meds in my IV (still can’t remember what they were), but was able to stay strong enough to decline the epi, which count as another victory, since I was getting a LOT of pressure to get one. Poor DH, he was so worried for me, he didn’t know what to do. Should he talk me into the epi, or stay out of it? Lol
Charlotte was born on March 4, 2008 at 1:02am. She was 9lbs even, 20.5”. She was a very special birth, both because she was my VBAC, and because of the date she was born. I think she decided to wait so long because she wanted me to not be able to think so much about my m/c the year before and be so sad about it.
So there’s my looong story, and now I can start on the present tale! Sorry this turned out to be such a novel, feel free to skip over any parts!

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Ok, last part of my intro, I PROMISE! Lol

After X harlotte was born, we moved up here to Oregon, where I was given not good news. The hospital where I would birth does not allow VBACs! I told them that I have already had a VBAC, so I had proven I could, and they still told me no. If I wanted to drive to Portland, which was about an hour away, on a good day, they had a hospital that would allow it, but I wasn't too keen on driving an hour in labor. So on to research other options.
I thought about home birth, but DH is dead set against it. I think that everything that has to do with the birth is the woman's decision, but at the same time, if my support person is going to be so freaked out that he can't properly support me when I need him, I should take that into consideration. So, no home birth. I looked around, and found a really nice birthing center. I made an appt for a consultation, and have been seeing them ever since!

This pregnancy has not been too bad. I have hip pain, which is getting worse as time goes on, but it will go away after Baby V is born. I've had the same pain every pregnancy, so I'm kinda used to it. I also had a low placenta earlier in the pregnancy, not completely low, but borderline. That's not a problem now, everything is ok. The only bad part of this pregnancy is my emotions. My mood swings are worse than anything I have ever been through! Some of it is from being so tired, some from being stressed, I have no idea what the rest is from. I've been working with my midwives on it, trying different things, but so far, nothing really helps. I haven't sent anyone to the hospital yet, though, so I guess it's not that bad. Lol

So that brings me up to date, finally! My next appt is Wednesday, but I don't expect anything exciting to happen. Today I get to go defend my VBAC rights at the capitol (so glad I live here, all this stuff is close!), they having some sort of meeting about VBAC restrictions with out of hospital births. I won't be able to stay for the whole thing, but I hope to go for part in the morning, and maybe come back in the afternoon after C's nap. Too bad they won't allow public speaking this time, I have plenty to say, but I still want to be there to support.

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Wow---induced and no epi! I am impressed. I caved.

Was the hospital you found Legacy Emmanuel in N.Portland? They are the only hospital that does water births too. I didn't realize it would be so difficult to find a VBAC hospital here. You think Portland would be a bit more accepting of NCB.

Is your birthing center in Salem? Or are you going up to Andaluz in Tualatin? Just curious--is your health insurance covering it?

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Was the hospital you found Legacy Emmanuel in N.Portland? They are the only hospital that does water births too. I didn't realize it would be so difficult to find a VBAC hospital here. You think Portland would be a bit more accepting of NCB.

Is your birthing center in Salem? Or are you going up to Andaluz in Tualatin? Just curious--is your health insurance covering it?

The doctor I talked to about it didn't say which hospital it was, and I didn't research it. I agree, I thought Oregon as a whole would be more accepting of NCB, VBAC, etc, but I've been unpleasantly surprised.

My birth center Is Bella Vie. Technically, it's in Salem, but about 15 minutes from the city part. It's an old renovated farmhouse, it's beautiful!

Charlotte didn't let me listen to much of the meeting today, but I heard one of the board members talk about an unnamed hospital nearby, that according to her research, 60% of first time mothers were induced, and of those, 60% ended up being a c/s. That didn't include any planned first time or repeat c/s! I thought that was so crazy, and made me that much more happy that I'm not in any hospital nearby. Not that I'm a first time mom, but they still seem pretty knife happy, KWIM? Sheesh.

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Yeah I'm shocked that oregon isn't more NCB friendly. I grew up in Vancouver and hope to live somewhere near Portland someday!

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The doctor I talked to about it didn't say which hospital it was, and I didn't research it. I agree, I thought Oregon as a whole would be more accepting of NCB, VBAC, etc, but I've been unpleasantly surprised.

My birth center Is Bella Vie. Technically, it's in Salem, but about 15 minutes from the city part. It's an old renovated farmhouse, it's beautiful!

Charlotte didn't let me listen to much of the meeting today, but I heard one of the board members talk about an unnamed hospital nearby, that according to her research, 60% of first time mothers were induced, and of those, 60% ended up being a c/s. That didn't include any planned first time or repeat c/s! I thought that was so crazy, and made me that much more happy that I'm not in any hospital nearby. Not that I'm a first time mom, but they still seem pretty knife happy, KWIM? Sheesh.

Yeah, I've noticed a lot of c-sections too just from people I work with. One just had a c-sec on Friday and another one did in September. Both FTMs. The one who had it Friday was on bedrest for the past few weeks due to pre-e, so perhaps there was a real need for hers. The September one was induced at 41 weeks and the induction didn't work. I think that's the more common reason for c-sections. I was so luckily--I narrowly escaped by dilating "enough" while they were prepping the OR for me.

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Yeah I'm shocked that oregon isn't more NCB friendly. I grew up in Vancouver and hope to live somewhere near Portland someday!

The I-5 side or the 205 side? Where did you go to HS?

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Loved reading your birth stories!!! i can't believe those statistics about the c/s! Wow! Good for you for all you have accomplished. You really know what you want and you have "proved yourself" on many fronts.

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The I-5 side or the 205 side? Where did you go to HS?

Actually, pretty much directly UNDER the 205 bridge where it meets the river. I went to Mountain View (class of '02). My parents are still there (my dad drives a Trimet bus on 23rd Ave) and I have a sister in Aloha.

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J's birth story was awesome. I've heard that teenagers often go fast (I think itwas in the book Baby Catcher. I almost cried at the end of C's birth story when you said the part about the day she came--that was beautiful.

I'm glad you found a birth center that does VBAC!

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Actually, pretty much directly UNDER the 205 bridge where it meets the river. I went to Mountain View (class of '02). My parents are still there (my dad drives a Trimet bus on 23rd Ave) and I have a sister in Aloha.

I subbed there a few times years ago---2 years after you graduated. I did my student teaching at Cascade MS with Ali Miller (8th grade LA/SS block).

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:jumpingbeans: Full term! It seems like this pregnancy has been soooooo sloooooow, but superquick at the same time. Based on my past pregnancies, I only have approx. 27 days left (I'm guessing she'll be here on May 23, around 12:40am. How's that for specific? ;)), and so much to do before then. This week I plan on setting up the bassinet in our bedroom, and the dresser in the baby room, and sorting/washing/putting away baby clothes. If Charlotte will let me, I also want to make a bunch of pumpkin bread and baked oatmeal to freeze for after V is here. Those two are family favorites, and they go so quick, I want to make A LOT of both. But we'll see.

I joined the GBS- team next week, and besides being a little anemic, all of my other bloodwork is fine. Just have to work on getting my iron up a little. I've started taking EPO, too.

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Sounds great! We have the same due date, and I tend to go over too.
So what is with the EPO? What's it for? Is it a pill?

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Hooray for being full term! You're further than I ever made it:)

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Yay for being full term and GBS-!!

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Checking on you hun, hope all is well!

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Thanks for the reminder! I've not had a chance to post like I wanted lately, but I'll try harder.
I had an appt yesterday, and V is a little lower, but no other changes. No internal yet, which is fine with me, because I don't want to get my hopes up about anything. My midwife painted my belly yesterday, which was kinda fun! Here's a picture:

You can see Charlotte's contribution on the side. She was so funny yesterday. She's getting really posessive/protective of me, and it took a while to believe us when we said the paint didn't hurt, and Mommy was ok. Such a sweetie.

I had a bunch of crampiness (like PMS) and BH yesterday, but they went away after I got some work done. I think V was saying "Well, if you are going to be ready, what's the point of coming out now? I might as well wait and relax in here a bit longer". Lol What a stinker already. It did push me into getting her bed set up in our room, and the dresser in her room. Now the only "baby related" things I have to do are get my bag packed, and wash/put away her clothes. Everything else on my list is just stuff that would be more convenient to get done now, but not super important.

I've had more crampiness today, but nothing like yesterday, so I don't think anything will be happening soon. I make myself laugh, every pregnancy it's the same. I sit there the last few weeks, wondering about everything, and analyzing every twinge and feeling, but I know I'm going to be late. Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?:)

Oh, here's a belly profile. I feel huge!

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Has she dropped? It's hard for me to tell from the pic.

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Love the belly!

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Has she dropped? It's hard for me to tell from the pic.

Just a bit. I'm measuring 1 cm less than last week.

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Oh my, I love the belly pic! What a fun idea!

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What a boring lodge I have! Lol Nothing is going on still, baby wise. I think last week I was a bit dehydrated, because I've been drinking a lot more, and the little bit of contractions that I have been having have all but stopped. She does feel a bit lower, but that's the only change. Fine with me, I still have so much that I want to get done. Plus, I'm not even to 39 weeks yet, so I still have plenty of time.

My mom is coming up from CA, and should be here this weekend. I know she'll be able to help me with my to do list, which makes me happy.

So that's it! Hopefully something will happen soon, but my guess is still the 23rd.

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Boring is good! I hope you are able to get everything done.

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Yeah, nothing wrong with uneventful at this stage! Keep feeling good and getting things done...baby excitement will be here soon enough!

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Still nothing to report. I've been crampy for the past couple days off and on, but I'm not putting too much thought into that. I had a wonderful Mother's Day, and DH and the girls got me my veg plants. Three types of tomato, red and green bell peppers, and a zucchini. I almost didn't want to do anything, but I knew I would regret it this summer when I had no tomatoes to eat! Lol It's not raining right now, so I think I'll go out and get them planted! Hopefully my hips don't give me too much trouble, they've been really painful this week. Hopefully I can post something good later this week.

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What a great mother's day...a gift that keeps on giving! Having a garden is so rewarding...I have to say, though, I'm impressed with you keeping it up this far along! DH has been stuck with ALL garden duty pretty much since I got pg. Does your garden have raised beds? Ours are sunken and the bending/stretching has been pretty impossible for me for a long time now.

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Yeah for plants. I am jealous that you can plant yet. We are in another cold snap, so no planting for us yet.

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I'm glad you had a good mother's day, and yay for plants! I would love a garden, but we don't really have space for veggies in the tiny backyard of our rental duplex...plus it's always in the shade back there.

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I got a plant for mother's day too- a bougainvillea. Unfortunately I don't have high hopes for gardening in texas- we have the space but the soil is awful and the climate a bit more harsh for the types of things I like to grow. I loved it in the NW, you just spill seeds on the ground and voila, garden!

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Still here! I'm so bad about updating my lodge. Sad I had a nice weekend. My mom is here (got here last Tuesday), and she's been a great help. I finally finished planting/potting all my plants, got the front and back yard mostly cleaned, and the house is not too trashed. Smile So now we are just waiting for V to make her appearance. I broke down at my last appt and got checked, and was 1cm. I've lost some plug since then, which of course means nothing, but still makes me happy. I've been contracting the past few days, but still no pattern to them, and not many contrations per day. I can feel my body getting ready, though, so maybe in the next couple days! I say Saturday, just because that's our busiest day this week.;) I think tomorrow night would be great, though, so I've been discussing this with V, hoping she'll help her Momma out.
If I make it long enough, my next appt is Wed.

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Yay for your mom being in town! Maybe now that your garden is all planted the baby will come:)

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How exciting for your mom to be in town! It sounds like you're getting pretty close!

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Sounds like you are getting ready!

I love that your familygot you veggie plants for Mothers' Day. What a great gift!

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Veronica Morgan was born on Saturday the 22nd at 7:40am. She was 9lb 8oz, 19.5". We just got home today, and I'll work on the birth story this week. I'll just say that this was the fastest labor I have ever had, and while I'm kinda disappointed that I didn't get to labor in the tub, I'll just rejoice in the fact that she wasn't born in the car! Lol

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Hooray and congrats! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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