Welcome to your lodge!!!
Welcome to your lodge!!!
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Congratulations!! Looking forward to getting to know you better!!
Welcome Maria!!! :D
I am so excited for you!!
Welcome to your lodge! :D
Oh wow what a lovely surprise! :D Thanks girls.
I feel bad that I haven't been posting on this board much lately. I didn't expect the temp job I took on almost 3 months ago would still be going. Life has been a bit hectic and having no internet for 3 weeks when we moved house was tough! I'm finishing work on Tuesday so will be able to enjoy a bit of "me" time before bub arrives.
:woohoo: I'm so happy about having a lodge - I could really do with some encouragement. This is my first pregnancy and has gone very smoothly until now. I'm not doing too badly but having GD has taken a little adjusting to. I'm feeling fine but have had a few high glucose readings. I'm expecting to be told on Monday I'll have to go on insulin. I know I'm not the only one and it's only for a short time. GD has changed a few things though. I'm going through the public health system because that gives me a much better chance of having a natural birth. The way the system works at my hospital is that you go into a ballot for different levels of care. Stream 4 means one on one care with a midwife. I was quite lucky to get into stream 3 which means being cared for by a small team of midwives, and probably not needing to have an OB present for the birth. Because I've had a "complication", I am no longer low risk and have lost my place in stream 3. Now I see a different OB every week and I won't know who will be attending the birth.
Thank goodness we (my fiance Matt and I) hired a doula! She is wonderful and is coming over on Saturday to go through a lot of things with us. I've been told by the OB's that I'm carrying an excessive amount of fluid around the baby, and am therefore at risk of PROM and cord prolapse. Our doula did say it's possible (because of GD) that we may end up with a more medicalised birth than we'd hoped for. She thinks the hospital staff are trying to frighten me though and said not to give too much thought to the idea of PROM and cord prolapse or I might just manifest it.
My Ina May's Guide finally arrived from the US last week - perfect timing. She's awesome! The postive birth stories are really helping to get me into a good frame of mind. I've just read the chapter on "sphincter law" which was very interesting. The only problem with the book is the more I read the less comfortable I feel about giving birth in a hospital. I did seriously consider home birth but it just wasn't an option for us financially this time, and I guess now the GD may have ruled that out anyway. I still don't see myself as a sick person and the idea of having strangers around when I give birth is bothering me. I'm going to have to work through these feelings.
Well that's not really an intro! I'll be back later to post that. I just needed to get some stuff off my chest first. Thanks. :)
Oh Maria!!! I can't believe it's time for your lodge already!!!! :woohoo: I look forwad to reading it and following your journey.
Welcome to your lodge Maria!