Yay! Welcome to the home stretch! I can't wait to read your intro!
DH - Gordon (aka Woody) 2/29/08
DS1 - Justin 3/11/98
DS2 - Gordy 11/2/08
Okay what the hell...Oprah is on, DH is picking DD up might as well right up a little intro disclaimer: DD broke my shift key, so everyonce in awhile, I cant type Caps.
My name is Kristin (26). I have been married for over three years, but have been together for eight. So we made it through the 7 year itch!LOL
I laugh about the whole "7 year itch" thing because I have spent the last 2 years either pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking care of a baby...so the last thing on my mind is other men.
DH and I met in college in california. I was fresh of the boat(plan) from Hawaii where I grew up, and he was the "cool" 21 year old working in the Ski department at the sporting goods store we worked at together. Its so weird, because we have NOTHING in common, but the moment I saw him, he stood out to me. I seriously married my soul mate. I love him so much and i am the LUCKIEST girl in the world to have devine order bring me to meet him. There are so many ways my destiny could have ended up different.
We had a small, cheap fun wedding on May 2005. In August, we decided to start our family.
Now, coming from a family where the women literally get pregnant on the first try every time (and I am not exadurating that (sp?). I just assumed i would follow suit right? I had been told my whole life I could get pregnant by just looking at a boy wrong....SO......imagine my suprise when we didnt get pregnant the first cycle, or the 2nd, or the 3rd, etc etc etc. It took us 10 cycles before we were able to conceive. TTC was the hardest thing I had ever been through in my whole life. To this day, I will never forget the pain of wanting to be a mommy so bad and then having it slip through my fingers every month.
We finally conceived in June 2006!
to be continued.....DD is home
Yay for November mommies!!! Congrats on being almost there!
mommy to the most beautiful princess
I am so excited for you lodge!! Congratulations on being in the homestretch!
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
Okay, just went out for Thai food to celebrate the begining of my Maternity leave! Spicy Spicy Pad Thai!
okay, where was I.....
Oh yes.....we finally conceived in what I think was my breaking point 10th cycle. Little DD, knew how to push mommies buttons even before gestation
What I found with Pregnancy, its that I am NOT a good pregnant woman. I was puking for the first 4 months of my pregnancy, then I got a month or so feeling GREAT than it just all went down hill as seemingly my body got those aches and pains. I had gestational diabetes the first time. So, I spent the last 3 months of my pregnancy eating scrambles eggs, and veggies. No bread, no pasta, no pizza, no pancakes....THEN, I tested positive for GBS.....*sigh* I always evny those woman who seem so comfortable and carefree during pregnancy.
However, because I paid such heavy dues during pregnancy, i was lucky enough to have a fairly *easy* labor and delivery.
We recently had a discussion on reflecting on our labor on my march board....this is what I wrote:
Seeing as I am meer weeks away from my second....I think about this often.
For me...I think that I was one of the 'lucky ones' I went into the hospital, with little to no education on the matter other than what my mamma taught me: Walk walk walk....
So I really went in with no real "plan" or expectations, other than I wanted to WALK and see what happened.
I was also lucky that my Hospital is very NCB friendly. I went in with a broken bag of waters, no other signs of labor (no contrax, etc) and they said they wanted me to start laboring on my own so to just start walking. They never once tried to shove pitocin or epidural or anything else at me. As a matter of fact, once I requested Fentinol the nurse tried to talk me out of it...even though I didnt have any birth plan saying not to give me drugs...she have me a hypnosis CD and offered suggestions like the shower, the ball, etc etc.
My labor was increadibly fast and furious.....most of the time I felt out of control of my body. Something that scared me alot. I think the fear of feeling out of control was worse than the pain. KWIM?
This time I am hoping that I wont be in so much fear of what my body is doing, that I will know that it is doing what it is supposed to and I need to surrender myself.
I never realized how important my birth experience has been...here I am 19 months later, and I still talk about it like my grandpa tells war stories. LOL!
The only thing I will change is NO FENTINOL! I dont want anything. Also, like I mentioned before...I hope that my fear of the unknown has subsided now that I have been through it before.
I can tell you right now, that I LOVE being a mommy. DD was worth the wait! She is my best friend, and when I think of her, I get this warm feeling inside me.
Parenthood is the most rewarding, most difficult, best thing in the world! My daughter has taught me patience, humility, and that not everything is A+B=C.
~the begining of Audrey~
I got my first post partum AF 1/15/08 when DD was about 10 months old. At that point, DH and I had the "talk" we wanted our babies close together, and since it took so long last time, we might at well get busy! I was hestitant to officially declare a TTC status, because I just didnt want it to turn into the stressful situation of last time...DH said he was all for having another, but he didnt want to know about it, meaning, I couldnt go to him and say "honey, I have EWCM, we need to do it NOW!" now, as much of a turn on that must be, DH doesnt like the pressure.
I also had recently read Taking Charge of your Fertility and learned about checking my own cervix. So, I secretly started doing so....teehee.....I was still pretty new at it, so I wasnt totally sure...but anytime my CVX seemed open...I seduced DH!
I didnt think anything of it....but on 2/24, curiousity got the best of me and I took a dollar store test. after a few minutes, I took a look, and saw this tiny shadow of a line...NO FREAKIN WAY!
I didn't want to get too excited so I snuck out to Walmart and bought an FRER....the line came up right away!!!! I was so scared, excited, happy, amazed that DH and I had created another human being, and on our FIRST TRY! FINALLY I could participate in my families legacy!!!!! LOL!
So far, I am still not a good pregnant woman....
....I puked until 16 weeks, I have gained nearly 45 lbs, with no end in sight, my body seemingly has been breaking down slowly since about 30 weeks I am full of aches and pains! But I promise, I will try not to complain too much!
Oh, and I have GBS again...but I am going to ask to be tested again at 38 weeks because I would really like to avoid and IV.
So here I am, officially on Maternity leave....4ish weeks to go....waiting as patient as I possibly can for my 2nd cutie.
There is my intro! I will talk about my NCB story later.....I look forward to sharing my NCB journey with you!
Thanks for reading!
yay for more nov. mommies, ahhh i just can't believe we are almost there! Great intro, thanks for sharing your thoughts about dd1. it's great that you have an ncb friendly hosp. to go to. I'm looking forward to sharing this journey with you!
<3 Dh Jason 3/22/03
Baby #4 11/24/13
It's nice to get to know you better. I had that same out-of-control feeling with DS. I think that I'll be better this time around, like you, due to knowing more of what my body is doing. I look forward to reading more over the next few weeks. (BTW - What a great hospital!)
DH - Gordon (aka Woody) 2/29/08
DS1 - Justin 3/11/98
DS2 - Gordy 11/2/08
WOOHOO - another November mommy and her lodge!
Dede & A.very 10/22/05
My Birth Lodge
I'm late on this, but welcome to your lodge! I'm jealous of your hospital experience with your DD--I got pitocin after a certain amount of time had expired with ruptured membranes, and I thought my hospital was relatively NCB friendly. Congrats on getting pregnant the first cycle this time! Sorry to hear you have rough pregnancies, good luck with getting rid of the GBS!
Hello and welcome to your lodge!
I really enjoyed reading your intro and can't wait to hear more about you and follow your story!