Yay, I am so excited to be posting on one of your lodges again and rooting for your VBAC. Your intro was great and I am honestly so impressed with how well you have been able to process your birth over this past year and a half, especially with all the change that has been happening in your life. I am looking forward to following your peaceful birth and seeing "who" is in there, doing gymnastics.
I remember stalking your last lodge . . . I can't believe you already have another one!!!
WTG on your positive attitude about the VBAC and the hospital. I think you're going to do great, mama!
Taryl - wow, that's quite a story! I can't even imagine going through what you did, you are one tough cookie! Sounds like you have a great midwife team this go around, and I'm praying for the VBAC that you want (and need to some degree).
I also hear ya on the moms who are chosing the inductions ... I don't understand why anyone would do that without a true medical need. I was 7 days late with my first, 10 with my second and not induced for either. The baby will come when the baby is ready. I don't understand how people can do more research on buying a car and not enough on what to do for their bodies or babies when it comes to pregnancy and labor.
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Taryl thank you for sharing so much with us. I enjoy your posts as a whole anyway .
I remember your lodge with Callie, I'm sending positive thoughts and vibes to you ~~~.
Great intro! I wasn't around this board for Callie's birth. I'm sorry you had such a hard time. You really went through a lot with that birth. I hope you get your VBAC this time around.
And I'm with you on avoiding the BB's. I want to be supportive for the ladies, but it's hard to read about all the inductions & scheduled c-sections, both out of concern for them and impatience for myself.
Taryl I loved your intro. I really did. You are so insightful and funny to boot! I must admit, I've played into some of the posts on the BB, but my heart and mind know I shouldn't be encouraging them. As you and Em have said, it only makes the urgency and stress on the other moms-to-be worse. I eally do look forward to being involved in your journey this time around.
Taryl, I had no idea. I know you sooooooo well on so many levels (well, maybe not so many, but a few), and never realized you went through so much with Callie's birth.
Our birth stories parallel each other quite a bit, and I completely understand the *need* for a VBAC.
And I totally know what you mean about the BB's. It always drives me nuts......Both the complaining and the whole "rush" to get those babies out (Which is then, of course followed by "I soooooo miss being pregnant" posts 4 weeks later! )
Anyway, I loved reading your introduction, I remember Callies birth so vividly as it was just a few weeks after my sons unplanned CS, and I am pulling for you this go round. P&PT coming your way for your VBAC.
Any gut feeling on gender?