Welcome to your lodge! I was seeing an OB and had my GBS test results at the next week's appointment. I'm sending you negative GBS vibes!
I wish I could send some of our cooler weather, highs in the 60's, your way. I've been loving it and I'm not even pregnant!
My GBS test came back very quick as well. I'm excited to follow your journey and it looks like your lined up to have a wonderful labor and delivery. Your hubby will do great, I didn't know what mine would do, but when the time came he was right there with out me having to even ask. I swear it was like he was reading my mind I'm anxious to see if you make it to the hospital!
Cindy- thanks for the vibes! It's September things are supposed to be getting cooler here, but seems to be getting hotter!!!
Vanessa- Its great having a supportive DH! I can't wait to see mine in action! lol! Thanks for the info on the GBS.
Sigh.. Another RLF had a cection. I don't know all the details but I know they induced her (she was 41 weeks i beleive) on Tuesday and she had her cection today. A little boy, yippie! I am over the moon for them, but I'm not feeling encouraged about this whole process. I mentioned before everone i know IRL has been induced and/or had a cection. It's discouraging to not have a RLF my age to talk to about things. Any friends IRL i have to talk to thinks I'm slightly crazy to even want to try it. It's great coming here to talk with you ladies about it, or even for me just to read about it. I feel like I can do it, but all the inductions/ cections aren't encouraging. However this is kinda driving me harder to have a NCB I would be like the first one! Think I would win a prize? lol! Thanks for listening...
Nic, I am very proud of you for wanting and sticking to your plans for a natural birth... as you know my little one is giving me a struggle for my chances at mine... so I will support you 100% and wish I was there to do it in person... but right now unless Maddie decides to cooperate I am planning on living vicariously through your experiences!! Keep up the good work girl!!
Nicole, glad to hear your friend had a healthy baby boy I'm the same way as far as not knowing even one single IRL person that has had or is planning a NCB. And everyone is assuming since I had an epidural with DS that I will naturally be having one again with this baby. But I totally agree that we can be the first amoung our IRL friends, maybe we'll start a trend
It is astounding when we think of everyone we know who has had a section or an induction. So commonplace now. But don't be discouraged by it.... stick to your guns!!
I find I don't mention it to people IRL at all just because I don't want to have to explain it or defend it. And I don't tell my family (or absolutely NOT DH's family) because I don't want them to worry. Really, the only person who knows I am doing it is DH... and all my online buddies here. I hear you... this board is wonderful.
Congrats to your friend on the healthy baby boy!!!
Lisa - sonicbaby
DD Vivienne born 9/12/08!!!
Former member of Sept '08 board
Darnell- you know i wish Maddie would turn! I would love anothe partner in crime!lol!! I am trying to keep an open mind about things because birth is so unpredictable!!!
Shella- you don't know how bad i want to be a trend setter,lol! I am going to throw that into my "bag of tricks" for labor. Maybe like a blue ribbon or something, lol!
Lisa- I am finding that I don't mention it to alot of people eaither. Alot of people ask "are you going to have an epidural" to that I will say "we are going to try and do it all natural" then they kinda look at me funny or i can just hear them thinking "yeah right, good luck". It is discouraging at times. But I know the birth i want isn't obtainable, look at all the ladies who have done it on here and all over for that matter!
My friend who just had the cection, yeah she was in labor for 36 hours!! WOW, i don't know the whole story as to what led up to the cection, but wow, 36 hours...
Another bit-o-humor i wanted to share with you ladies. At my last dr appt I saw the NP (not my dr's NP, the other dr's np,lol). I asked her about RRL tea- never heard of that.. Then she was telling me about the GBS at my next appt and that they would want to start checking me (i will be 36 weeks). To that I say "do i have to get checked?", "no you don't have to it's just kinda traditional" she says. I fire back with "what are the medical benifits of getting checked verse not getting checked" She looked at me and said something along the lines of, to check to see if i was dialated and that it's just a traditional thing they do (man she loved that word). I kinda giggle under my breath, thats the best answer she could come up with? Isn't she supposed to have a better answer then "because it's traditional"??? I told her I would pass on the check, she noted my account and told me to remind them anyway because (yes she said it) it's a traditional thing for them to do! I left there smirking to myself thinking, THANK GAWD she isn't delivering my baby! And I pray my next visit when I ask MY doc that question she can give me a slightly better answer. I felt proud of myself knowing I stood up for something that was just "traditional" and not really needed at this time, IMO. I honestly do not want to know if im dialated. Having them check me isn't going to tell me when i'm going into labor! If it did I would proly be all over that! lol! I think knowing would get our hopes up too much and we would be over guessing every twinge/ pain etc. For now im happy not knowing, now when i hit 39 weeks then maybe, or if they give me a good medical reason for a check then we will talk. For now im happy just riding the wave! lol!
Good for you for asking about the reasons why they check you!! It's strange that doctors are sometimes taken aback when patients ask simple questions like, "what is the benefit?" and they don't know how to respond! And I think it's odd she'd never heard of RRL, I mean I'm a real newbie at this NCB stuff, and it was one of the very first things I picked up and asked my doctor about.
Shella- I talked to my SIL who works in L&D at the hospital im delivering at. I told her the story about the NP not knowing and she said it didn't suprise her. Guess she isn't up on things like the others are!
Nothing too awful new on the baby front. I am still feeling good! I feel alittle more pressure when I'm peeing or sitting a certain way (is that a sign??). I think for the last few weeks I have been loosing parts of my MP. It's a diffrent consistancy then the normal CM I have had. From what i have red it could be parts of my MP. I really have a feeling for next week, twards the end of the week. I think i will schudual some sex with DH this weekend. lol! I have still been drinking my tea, wondering if I should try EPO also.. I think I will ask my doc on Thursday when i go, I want to help things along but don't want my LO here before he is ready!
My bag is mostly packed, but I think I'm gonna need 2, lol! DH is putting some stuff in my bag, plus all the baby clothes and my stuff!
It was DH and I's 6 year anniversary over the weekend (Sunday)! We had a nice dinner Sat night! Thats about all of an update for me!