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    Becki, this could be a short lodge!!
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    Welcome to your lodge!
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    Welcome to your lodge!

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    Welcome and I hope things settle down for you and baby.

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    Ok now for my intro.......

    I'm Becki. I am married to Brian. We got married 6 wks after we found out we were gunna be parents. Our wedding was origanlly set for July 22(I think; don't remember now). I was due July 23 with our first child. So with that in there our wedding was moved up to January 27, 2001. We planned it all in that 6 wks.
    -----Brianna (our first) arrived after along rough labor including pitocin and waters broke before any contractions had started. She was born July 13 at 836pm. My water broke around 8 am that morning and I did not get to the hospital untill around 1230-1pm. I did have a natural labor and birth even with the pitocin( which is nasty stuff). This pregnancy had lot sof ups and downs and bedrest and contraction stoping drugs.
    -----Avri was another natural birth with pitocin. I had gone in to the hospital on may 2 and my doc came and broke my water at 1130 pm. I got to labor with out anything and walk and sleep when I could till 830am when they started the pitocin. she was finally born at 126pm on May 3. I was also on contraction stopping drugs for 4 mos and 1/2 days at work for the last 6wks. I had started to dialate in Januray (1.5 cm) Avri was not due till may 15.
    After Avri was born I switched docs and the one we had as a family doc did not catch babies any more so I had an ob for the next birth.
    -----Alexandra(sept 06 baby) was the best labor and birth I have had so far. I actaully want the birth of this baby to be just like or very similar to her's. I went to the doc on aug 29 and the doc checked me and I was 2-3 cm 50% thinned and my water was bulging. (It did not surprise me since the night before my doc appt the contractions were every 7 mins and enough i was starting to have to breathe thru them but I went to bed anyway). So I check in at the hosptial at 6 am the next morn for a somewhat induction (all it took was my water being broke). The doc came in and broke my water are 820 and we (me and my ob) had agreed that if I did not make enough progress by 1pm we would start pitocin (I thought my body could not do things with out it). So the nurses had me get in the shower and do nip stim and just stand there and relax (I thought they were nuts this will not work) but I did it any way. I ate the breakfast they brought me before the doc broke my water. So I got out of the shower after a while (had a few good contractions while in there). I went and sat in the rocking chair for a while just rocking and then Brian(dh) was getting bored so I went over and knelt on the floor by him and I was starting to get some ok contractions. So he also wanted to help so he did some nip stim for while and that is when the contractions picked up this was around 1045am and so I got in the shower again this time the contractions got worse in there and then when I got out they stayed just as bad. I again sat in the rocking chair about this time they were bring in lunch I told them to put mine away as I was not feeling up to eating. This whole time the nursing staff was in prolly about 2-3 times to check on us as well as listen to Allie's heartbeat and I was allowed to move and eat and drink as I wanted (big change from the first 2: with Brianna- I was allowed to move to the rocking chair or the birth ball; with Avri- not even allowed out of bed after the pit was started. also I was not allowed off the monitor with either girl). they brought lunch in around noon. So in between bites Brian was rubbing my back and helping me thru each contraction. My mom happened to be at work that day in the hospital and she came up to see how things where going around 1230 (around now I was also put back on the monitors and they did not come off till Allie was born) and so Brian could eat a lil more mom would help me thru the contractions and about this time the 2 of then are swaping a cold soda glass between the to help my back as their hands were cold from holding it and that felt great on my back and my contractions had started to piggy back. My mom was to go back to work at 1pm. I started pushing at 1250. I was only at a 6 when mom got there 20 mins before. I think I was checked for dialation 3-4 times the whole labor. So mom called her boss and said I will be back late Becki's pushing. Alexandra came out at 102pm. So much for my body needs pit and the shower and nip stim not working. I was proven wrong. The whole time I had not 1 needle stick or iv stick.
    My ob for Allie's birth moved away so I again have a new doc.
    -----Now I am preg again and at 36 wks 2 days (today). This pregnancy has been the hardest on me. My parents split (now divorced) 6 days before I learned I was pregnant (they spilt nov 6 I learned of preg by home test nov 12). So the holidays were very stressfull. After the major hoildays were over thing got a lil better for a few wks. Then the contractions started (from too much stress I'm sure). In february, I started seeing a chiropactor for my back pain (I have scoliosis). I have continued to see the chiro as often as I see my doc. The chiro has been great for me. So the contraction never went way. so around the beginning of May; I was put on meds to try to stop them (it never did just more time between them). The funny thing with this pregnancy as compared to the others I dialated from the contractions this time I have only thinned to the previous posted amount. My doc after learning that even with contraction I am not dialating and the contractions are not going away with the meds that I coudl stop the meds. I stopped them June 16. The early/prodormal labor that I am in now started June 23 and that bring us to today.

    If you got thru all that great if not I understand as it is long (longer than I expected)
    Last edited by emtmama04; 06-26-2008 at 12:41 PM. Reason: edit out typos
    Becki--
    wed Brian 1/27/2001
    homeschooling mama to
    DD 7/01
    DD 5/03
    DD 8/06
    DS 7/08
    DD 2/10

    Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
    Beatrix Potter

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    I really enjoyed your intro, it's nice to hear of somebody who has done this successfully before. I hope you get another good delivery!
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    Welcome to your lodge! It doesn't sound like it will be long until you meet your new lo!

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    36 wks appt

    The appt itself was uneventful. Doc checked and I am still 50% thinned and 0 cm. He siad that once I am dialated enough he will strip memebranes. I lost 2 lbs and he did not say anything about it. My funus measurement was 34cm. My bp was good.

    (by my check this am it has thinned more....... my guess would be it is 70% now but still closed)
    Becki--
    wed Brian 1/27/2001
    homeschooling mama to
    DD 7/01
    DD 5/03
    DD 8/06
    DS 7/08
    DD 2/10

    Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
    Beatrix Potter

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    Sounds like your appt went well. I enjoyed reading about your previous births. Thanks for sharing

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    ok 37 wks doc appt update:

    I was wrong about effacement still only 50% but I am 2cm now so the contrax I have been having are doing somthing and it does look like this will a short lodge for me. I really think baby will be here within the next week. A few guesses from other friends have been july 4 and july 2 so we will see who is correct maybe neither and baby comes july 1 or 3.
    Becki--
    wed Brian 1/27/2001
    homeschooling mama to
    DD 7/01
    DD 5/03
    DD 8/06
    DS 7/08
    DD 2/10

    Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
    Beatrix Potter

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