Yay! Your very own lodge!
Congrats on your lodge and GL on your VBA2C! Can't wait to share your journey.
Congrats Mel! Welcome to the "lodge" club!
Sarah (mum to Max & Billy)
Wow this was a lovely surprise!!! I guess this kinda cements it now..Im having a baby soon!!!! I guess a little bit of background would be nice...I was a big lurker round here for the longest time.
Wow Ok... My Dh (Jeff) and I have been together for 9 yrs and been married Since september 2004. We have two beautiful little girls. Alexandria aged 6.5yrs and Isabelle 4.5 yrs. This pregnancy was a long awaited one. I had post natal depression after the birth Of Isabelle and swore there would be no more children. Both the girls were delivered by Cesarean Section. Alex due to Undiagnosed Breech presentation and Isabelle Due to her "size" and because it was easier for the Dr. I had wanted a VBAC for Isabelle's delivery but was bullied into another c-section. I was silly enough to get freaked out by what the dr said and gave in. This time I went in armed and prepared and adamant that I wanted the vaginal delivery that I had felt so robbed of with both the of my births before. I think a big source of my PND did come from the fact that I felt so robbed and My recovery with both of my c/sections was far from smooth. I was on the implanon implant for nearly 2 yrs after Isabelle was born but once I stopped breastfeeding Isabelle at 20 months I had problems with it and had it removed.And thats when My first mistake was. I had a depo provera shot. Was thrilled with it enough at the time to have a second shot also. And had problems with it then and suddenly was faced with the fact there was not any other Birth control that I felt would work for me. And Also realized that I did in fact want at least one more child. We decided to try for a year and If it didnt happen then We would know it wasnt meant to be.Very long story short- Depo screwed me up royally and the one yr deadline came and went and I was finally cycling and ovulating properly at last. I finally fell pregnant after 18 months of active trying and sadly that pregnancy ended before I even had a chance to celebrate it at 4 weeks 1 day. I was lucky enough to fall again the very next cycle and here I am. We found Out we were expecting one day before Our 2nd wedding anniversary. We found out 3 days before christmas last year that we are expecting our first little boy. We are thrilled and the girls are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their little brother.
Im currently fighting a battle with My Dr to allow me to have my VBAC. I have had liver function blood tests..ultrasounds to check his size (I have another one this tuesday coming) and Most recently ANOTHER GTT. As the dr is so sure I have it. ( I know I dont, I passed the first one with flying colours). The dr knows that I have no intention of booking that c/section at all. And yet they keep asking. I plan to go into labour on my own...labour and deliver the way I want. I know there is a chance that I still could end up with a c-section. But I need to be able to try and my focus is on delivering vaginal not under the knife. Dh took a bit of time to come round to it. But now is behind me 100%. This will be our last child and My last chance to have the delivery I need and get the healing that I know will come with it regardless.
So I guess thats it. Here I am 36 weeks 4 days and if you have kept up with all that babble then thanks!
I just wanted to wish you all the best!! I can't wait to follow your story
Welcome to your lodge and thanks for sharing your story. I hope you get the VBA2C that you want and I hope your doctor quits pickin' on you!
Congrats on your lodge Melanie! I'm so excited to follow your journey and meet your little boy! You know I'm rooting for your VBA2C and hoping it all works out for you.
Owen Michael 4/05 Grey Neil 5/07 Alice Katherine 4/6/11
Welcome to your lodge. I cannot wait to follow your VBA2C journey.