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    I love the flowers, Tiffany! Enjoy them!
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    The flowers are very pretty and add a lot of color to the area,TFS the pics! I think the quality breast pump will be worth it to have in your situation.

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    I'm glad things are still looking good and that your doctor supports a VBAC at least for now. I really hope the VBAC works for you, but I also think it's great that you're staying realistic about the possibility of needing a c/s.

    And I'm so jealous of your flowers! We tried planting some, but they all look pretty bad. Some seem to have either been chewed on by an animal or ripped up by some kids, and the others seem to be dying for no apparent reason.
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    YAY for the pump!! How exciteing I hope your flowers survive, they sure look nice in the pictures. How are you feeling about eveything? Hope all is going well for you.

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    I'm doing ok for now though I'm sure I'll start getting nervous when I get closer to the u/s on the 5th. Right now I'm just excited about being so close and can't wait to see her.
    Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
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    Had my 32 week appt yesterday and it went well. We talked about vbac and the possibility of another c/s. For now I'm still on for a vbac which could change at my next u/s, but hopefully not, a vbac would make my life way easier right now.
    My bp was good, I think it was 106/81 (lower than normal pp) and I gained 2.5lbs (though I had just eaten lunch before going up so I'm sure that had something to do with it, I hope). Rya's hb was in the 140s and I'm measuring @ 33 weeks.
    I did talk to her about my ptsd as it showed up pp with Logan and I just wanted to see what could be done. I thought she was just going to tell me that I'd have to go see a therapist off base (which I don't want to have the hassle of doing) but apparently they have a psychiatrist on staff that sees the preggo ladies Mon after and the pp ladies on Fri! This was nice to hear so I guess we'll see how things go. I told her that for now things are under control (one of my triggers/symptoms are mirrors at night so they're all down and hidden) and if the things that follow the mirrors (hearing/seeing things) I'll come in asap to talk to some one. Hopefully that won't be nessecary. And I'll be sure to keep away from the scary movies, though the 2 hour season finale of criminal minds did not help my sleep at all, lol.

    However the only part of our convo I didn't like was about the vbac vs. rcs. I think if it were up to her I'd be a rcs, but she's letting me try at least. She kept talking about how if I try for a vbac and end up with a rcs Rya and I will be more prone to infection. When we talked about policies she said that it was prefered that all vbac moms have an epi (which I'm desperately trying to avoid), so I asked if I went with the epi during dialation if it could be turned off in time for pushing so I could use the squatting bar if I wanted. Nope. She told me that they prefer epis so that if a rcs is nessecary they can get me in quickly, otherwise I'll probably be put under. Um, no (hence why I asked more about epi). I'm trying my best not to worry about, but the other day I thought I felt a trickle down there and went to check, nothing, but I did (out of curiosity) reach in to see if I could feel if I was all closed, I couldn't even find my cervix, lol, but I can barely fit my whole hand in so how is baby going to get out! Now I'm starting to worry about being too small again.

    On another note, my breast pump arrived today and I can't wait to use it. It was simple enough to put together so that was nice, I thought it was going to be more complicated than it was.
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    Sorry your doc is not really supportive of VBAC. Not having an epi makes you much more likely to be able to have a VBAC because being free to move can help the baby get into the right position to fit. I personally don't think uterine rupture is common enough to justify all VBACs taking the risks of epidural just in case an emergency c-section is necessary. Remember that they can't make you get an epidural, you have to consent to it.

    And don't worry about being closed up right now--your cervix is supposed to be closed because it is not time for Rya to be born yet! It is doing it's job right now. You will be able to open and stretch when the time is right!
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    I'm glad you found a therapist on base that you can talk to if you need to. It's a shame your hospital isn't more supportive of vbac. Hopefully it will all go smoothly and you'll be able to have your vbac even though you'll have to have the epidural.
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    you know they were supportive till this appt, so I'm not sure what changed. Still I'm hoping for the best.

    The strange part of the convo when she was telling me the epi policy was that if ur did happen most moms don't know cause they can't feel it, so in case of ur its better not to have the epi. Maybe she's just trying to confuse me on purpose cause you can't have it both ways. I think I'll take my chances, besides I'd rather feel if something is wrong rather than possibly finding out when it is too late, kwim.

    Just a side note, I still don't know how to start this as when I read what I'm trying to write sounds rude and I'm not trying to be, just replying to your comment Brittany, so I just wanted to throw that out there. I'm not concerned about being closed, I'm happy I am (or at least I think I am) just worried about the pubic bones. However I'm hoping all the pain down there in that area means that everything is getting looser for me, but only time will tell. Poor DH (tmi) must be going out of his mind as we haven't dtd for a while now cause of the pain, but I think I'm just going to have to suck it up or find another way cause I'm starting to go crazy too.
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    Rya 7/7/09
    Willow 5/26/11

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee24 View Post
    Just a side note, I still don't know how to start this as when I read what I'm trying to write sounds rude and I'm not trying to be, just replying to your comment Brittany, so I just wanted to throw that out there. I'm not concerned about being closed, I'm happy I am (or at least I think I am) just worried about the pubic bones. However I'm hoping all the pain down there in that area means that everything is getting looser for me, but only time will tell. Poor DH (tmi) must be going out of his mind as we haven't dtd for a while now cause of the pain, but I think I'm just going to have to suck it up or find another way cause I'm starting to go crazy too.
    No offense taken, so don't worry. Now that I re-read what you wrote, I understand it better. I was kind of distracted when I was reading and responding earlier. I somehow missed the part where you said you thought you felt a trickle, and that was why you were checking. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I really just wanted to reassure you that though things seem small inside now, it is amazing how much it can stretch.

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