Welcome to your lodge! Yeah for VBAC - I look forward to hearing all about your journey!
Thanks everyone. I just realized today after my OB appt I am 36wks and 2 days according to her. I'm having another busy day here but I will try to sneak some time to post a good intro and share some pix. I am so happy to be surrounded by such wonderful women. Infact last night I had such a wonderful dream. I had a VBAC and ended up having a completely NCB and have triplets. Everyone was shocked just like I was coz I wasn't expecting multiples. I ended up with 2 girls and 1 boy and i was the talk of the town with everyone congratulating me on the VBAC with triplets.
Haha Vennittah that dream is way funny! I've had some really weird dreams too. I dreamt the other night that I had a squirrel.
Lea-Mama to Tegan, born 17/08/08 with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
Ok here is a brief intro. I am originally from Kenya but I have lived in the US for the last 13 yrs Wow have been here more than 1/3 of my life. When I first came to the states I was based in GA and went to school in Savannah. After Graduation, I wanted to move to Arizona or California but DH did not want to go back to the west coast. He has spent 4 yrs in Washington State and did not like it one bit. DH and I met while I was in college in Savh. He has come down for xmas holidays (his MIL stayed in Savh) and we met at a friend's house.
I was actually house sitting and DH was supposed to come over to meet my friends roommate. They were being set up for a blind date. DH was late arriving and the girls went out. I didn't feel like going out plus I was super broke so I was left house sitting so I can tell Tony (DH) that he was super late and he shd go down to the club to meet the girls there. When he arrived, we just seemed to click at first sight. He made me laugh. He decided to stay and keep me company coz I was home alone and joked and watched the Movie Friday. We still laugh about how we met and make quotes from Friday. He called the girls and asked them where they were but they were club hoping and he wasn't up to that so he said he would wait for them hoping they'd be home early. I was so tired and wanted to go to sleep but I had to keep him company until they got home around 4:30am. By that time we had spend so much time talking and getting to know each other, we felt like friends. It was so weird coz after that our friendship was never the same with the other girls. Even though I still talk to my friend occasionally (she was also DH's good friend), she was kinda upset that he didn't end up with the other girl. I also later found out she has a thing for him but was involved with some other guy so I guess I was the one that took him away.
So anyway, we moved to Atlanta, GA after graduation. We lived there for close to 6 yrs and then moved to Chicago, then to Orlando and we are now in St. louis(hopefully for the long haul). Moving to St. Louis has been a blessing thus far especially with this pregnancy. I was frustrated with the level of Obstetric care in Orlando. I just felt I was fighting everyday for somethign very basic. A civil right that I feel I am entitled to, i.e. give birth vaginally. I was very happy to find some good ICAN Stl resources when we were considering the move. It made me comfortable and reassured me that this was a good move especially considering we were moving in my 3rd trimester. I am now seeing an OB as well as a MW and hoping for a HB. Even though the OB is pro-VBAC there is just sthg about the model of care I get from her/or the general practice that still doesn't make me comfortable that I can have an invention free VBAC. I like my MW very much. She listens and is very informative and she does most of the regular tests that the OBs do. I am just waiting to get to 37 wks so I can party on because my MW can officially "catch" my baby after 37 wks otherwise it's a trip to the hosp. Incidentally, I have not yet registered at any of the hospitals that my OB has privileges(or as she puts it delivers--> I positively do not like this word and would like to avoid it). She like other yesterday got on me about that. I figure I still have time so I will do in the next couple of weeks to keep them at bay.
Hmmm ok that's all I can think of, off the top of my head. I am looking forward to sharing this wonderful journey with the rest of the wonder NCBers. I feel blessed to be surrounded by such a great group of women.
Congratulations on your lodge! I enjoyed reading your intro and look forward to following your journey to a successful VBAC.
Congrats on your lodge V! I didn't realize you moved mid-pregnancy but it seems for the better! I hope you get the HBAC you want!
O V things in this area stink when it comes to VBAC, I am so happy that you moved and have found a better environment! Since i was somewhat anal during my first vbac pg I'll ask... did you read your surgical report to learn dd's position? what was the "cause" of your cs? what are you doing to help try to avoid going under the knife again(other than planning a hbac)
Wow you've been all over the place! That's really neat I think it's cute how you and your dh met - it was meant to be! I'm so glad that you were able to find ppl to support you & to help you achieve the birth you want, that's so important!
Funny you should mention this:
I hate it too, it rubs me wrong b/c their not the ones who deliver the baby, in any way but I find myself saying it sometimes and then think "humph, how else do I word it!?" lolIncidentally, I have not yet registered at any of the hospitals that my OB has privileges(or as she puts it delivers--> I positively do not like this word and would like to avoid it).
Welcome to your lodge! It seems like a lot of the ladies already know you. I didn't see anything about it in your intro and I know you're working for a VBAC, so here is my nosey question... what was your first birth like?
Desana 12/22/07, Freya 01/21/10