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    Welcome! I know this is a bit early, but I wanted to give you a place to organize all your updates and process anything you need before the birth.

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    whoa, how unexpected and sweet. I don't know what to say. Ok, I'm going to have to go regroup and cry now.
    Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
    Logan 3/3/07
    Rya 7/7/09
    Willow 5/26/11

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    Welcome to your lodge, Renee! I know, I for one, have been following your story and praying for baby Raya. I hope you get your VBAC!
    -Brittany
    Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Mom to three adorable troublemakers
    Two time joyful Hypnobabies natural birthing mom
    My blog: Birth Unplugged

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    Congrats and welcome to your lodge!
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    Wow, our first July Baby lodge! I hope it will be filled with lots of peace and wonderful news.
    The number of U.S. states in which a person can marry the person they love regardless of gender: 30 and counting!

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    Yay! Congrats on your lodge! How exciting to see a July lodge!
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    Welcome to your lodge!! I can't wait to hear all about you and baby Raya
    Jessica (23)DH Logan (23) 8/5/05


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    I guess I should write an intro huh Ok, I'll try to do that tonight.
    Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
    Logan 3/3/07
    Rya 7/7/09
    Willow 5/26/11

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    I know that this lodge has started way early, but I guess I should still do an intro.

    DH and I met in HS on the bus believe it or not, while I was dating his best friend too, lol. Anyway, he says he feel in love with me at first sight. For the next 3 years I tortured him going through more boyfriends while he just became a close friend. Finally he decided he needed to get over me just as I was starting to notice him (unintentional on my part). On a spring break trip to Spain his senior year, my junior, I finally acknowledged that I had feelings for him, I couldn't help it esp since he got his first gf and I just wanted to push her off the nearest cliff cause she was holding his hand. Yep I was 100% jealous. Thankfully we both came to our senses not long after the trip and we started dating. That's another funny story too. Right before the trip my youth leader was telling our girls group how she had started praying for her future husband, though she had no idea who he'd be, and liking the idea I went ahead and started doing the same. After returning from our trip (must have been about 2 months of praying for my future husband) I got my answer, Bobby, my best friend in the world. I was so shocked I remember gasping and shouted "what!?!?" to God. Needless to say the big guy and I had a long talk all night and He won of course. Finally I told Bobby (now DH) that we needed to talk and he concurred, so we went to a room on the side for some privacy and just like the movies we both tried to talk so we did the whole, "no you first" thing and finally I was like let's go together. Our words, 'God said to marry you." "Huh?" "What?" "Really" "you too?" I swear it was a movie scene if there ever was one. So we've been together ever since. We finally married in 08/2004 and while it was not my dream wedding I was just soo happy to finally be married to him I didn't care. And a few months later we were off to Misawa Japan. DH had joined the Air Force 4 months before we got married and Japan was our first stop.

    While there we had a blast. The next year DH decided we could start for kids (I'd been ready to start on the honeymoon ) but it took us a year exactly to get pregnant but we were estatic when we did. The pregnancy went so well, the birth, like a lot of ladies on this birth, was less than ideal. I'll post that next. I'll stop here as I have to get our external harddrive hooked up to get birth pics off it.
    Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
    Logan 3/3/07
    Rya 7/7/09
    Willow 5/26/11

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    Here's Logan's birthstory how I wrote it when he was born.

    I had been feeling lower abdominal cramps all day and kept thinking that my pants were just starting to get too tight and were pinching me. Yeah right. At around 3:30 in the afternoon I realized that they were pretty close together so I started to time them. They were about 5 mins apart. At 4:30 I talked to DH and told him we might be at the hospital later that evening and asked him if he could buy me some orange push pop-ups on the way home, who knows what I was thinking. After he got home we thought we would go walking to see if anything might happen, but we decided to call L&D first to make sure they didn’t want us to come in. Of course, they did want us and off we went, taking our bags, just in case. Upon arriving, at 6, I was all hooked up and checked out. I was having contractions about 5 mins apart, was 3 cm and 80% effaced. They send us away to walk for two hours. Upon returning there was no progress, so after some questioning they determined that my body was hungry and that was why I was contracting so much and they fed me. When we arrived at home I tried to sleep, as they had given me some benedryl., but I couldn’t. Instead I took a bath, which did nothing to help. Finally I gave up and walked around the house and ate some cheerios. At around 2 DH got up and called L&D. The nurse heard me groaning in the background and told us to come in immediately. After being checked we were admitted at 2:20 am, being 4.5 cm and 80%. She said my water bag was so flimsy that it should break any minute. Around 6 my doc came in to check me to find me 8 cm and 100%. When she was done with the internal she thought she saw some miconium on her gloves and decided to break my water (apparently there was a little leak). 30 mins later I was asking for an epi. After that I was able to sleep. Two hours later I was checked, but had stopped making progress, so it was pitocin for me. 30 mins later I was ready to push and two hours after that I was headed to the OR for a c-section. I had been given the option to push another hour or just have the surgery, but I knew his head was stuck, they’d already told me it would be a really tight fit.
    Upon getting to the OR I was shaking so bad first due to the cold room I had been in with the A/C coming down right on me and then going to the OR, so they gave me more drugs and lots of heating blankets. Here is where I pretty much pass out, as I was tired and still had the urge to push. Since I wanted to keep my insides inside I thought I’d go to sleep. That scared the crap out of DH and I remember him telling me to keeping moving my finger so he would know that I was ok. At 1043 Logan arrived on scene not breathing. Another scary episode for DH, now doubly freaked out. Poor guy. Soon Logan was breathing and I was stitched up. I remember them telling me, “Here’s your son” but I was too doped up to care.
    Once in the recovery room I was able to wake up enough to glance at some photos of Logan. I was joking with DH on how dark he looked to me and that he must have taken the rest of our Indian blood from us. Well, it turned out that that was a symptom of something wrong with him. His blood was twice as thick as it should have been, which kept making his blood sugar drop, so he was kept in the nursery for observation for 12 hours. I was able to go and breast feed him there and by 2 am Sunday he was rooming in with us and were told we could probably go home Tuesday morning. However, he did so well that we were discharged Monday afternoon
    Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
    Logan 3/3/07
    Rya 7/7/09
    Willow 5/26/11

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