Welcome to your lodge. I look forward to getting to know you better. Your presence on the Feb lodges was great, hopefully your lodge will get as much support as you offered.
Welcome to your lodge!
Thank you so much! I have to admit...I had a moment of nostalgia seeing this posted - I remembered my last lodge and how supportive you all were! One of the reason's this board is so special!
Bit of an introduction...My name is Conni. I'm 27 and have been married to my DH Brian 4 years next month. We semi-dated in highschool (he liked me - I flirted with him but didn't want to be tied down sort of deal ) We went our seperate ways for 4 years - off to respective colleges etc, but both of us ended up moving back to our home city about 5 years ago. We had both changed so much when we connected again - I fell in love with him within a couple weeks. He said he always knew in highschool that he wanted to marry me - I was his first kiss. Gone was the fun but completely irresponsible boy from highschool and in his place a man. Within the year we were engaged and we were married 4 months later. He honestly is my best friend. We were just talking last night about how awesome it is that regardless of loving each other and being married etc we would still rather spend time with each other than anyone else. How awesome to be married to your best friend!
The year after we were married I started getting some baby-fever. Especially when a couple of my close friends announced their pregnancies. We decided to go off the pill and see what happened. By March 05 I was getting antsy, by July I was full fledge temping and charting and frequenting every TTC board I could find. My sister announced her 4th pregnancy in Sept. I had asked her the night before if she was pregnant but because she was wanting to save the surprise she had said "no". To be blown over like that the next day was hard - I wasn't prepared and I started crying in front of my family. I felt awful - I was happy for her but we had been TTC informally and formally for months, coming up on a year and I was heartbroken that it wasn't us. I basically let it go at that point. I felt awful that I had drawn attention away from my sister and figured we'd just take it easy for a couple months. Well take it easy in that I let something inside me go - we still BD'd and I charted that month but DH was on a wonky night schedule so everything was off. It was October 30th, 2005. I was at my mom's for supper and we were celebrating my newly pregnant sister's birthday. Brian was working until 2am so I was without him. My back was in agony. I felt like I had thrown something out in a serious way. I could barely move. My mom massaged it for a long time (much to my pregnant sister's annoyance lol). I left my mom's and drove home (45 minutes) and I remember the exact stretch of highway where I remember thinking - man I feel strange - hormonal but not...oh my gosh...I'm PREGNANT! I got home and immediately took a test. I was only 6 dpo but I swear I saw a line. I took the test apart and held it up to the light...that had to be a line! I took a digital picture and reversed it in editing so it appeared as a negative and there was definitely a line! (LOL - so obsessive!)
My sister (same one who was preggers with her 4th) actually set the bar when it came to ncb. She had had a horrible birth with her first with interventions up the hoo haw - everything but a c-sec and she was lucky. Her second one found her with a midwife and because of the way she talked about the care she received I knew that's what I wanted for myself. Her 3rd and 4th now were also with this same midwife group. The midwife group was in my backyard - literally. We live in a bedroom community about 30 minutes from the city but we are fortunate to have a "hospital" is 2 minutes from my house - where the midwives work out of. I say hospital in quotes because it's really not equipped the same way one of the hospitals in the city would be. It is more like a birth centre. If you were in need of a section you would have to be transferred to a city hospital. Depending on who is staffed at the time of your birth you may be able to get a walking epi but anyone I know who has actually needed one (ok only one girl that I know of) had to be transferred to a different hospital as well. Anyway - the program started to change around the time I was pregnant with DS - they were getting so popular that to service as many ladies as they could they changed to group appointments. It was actually much better than I thought it would be. So great to manage my own care in a way and be supported by such an awesome group of ladies. My group for DS still to this day gets together regularly and they are so special to me.
Work is starting to get busy so I'll have to post Hunter's birth story later. When I get going I tend to ramble...so I apologize in advance for all the rambling I'll likely do here!
Congrats Welcome to your lodge
dh ~ Jacob
dd ~ Ruth(11), ds ~ Jotham(9), ds ~ Caleb(7), ds ~ Evan (4), ds~ Ted (2)
I am horrible with keeping up with, and posting, on lodges, but I had to at least pop in here and say hello!
And oh my goodness, can't believe your baby's going to be here in a few weeks! Cannot wait to hear how your birth goes. Just found out that another friend of mine is having her baby at the same "hospital" as you in May. Can't wait to hear these birth stories!
Welcome to your lodge!