Sounds like a neat dream!
Just me, but I would probably opt to head for the hospital sooner rather than later. Advanced labour in a vehicle is not fun, I would think that is when you would want to have more freedom to change positions & have your doula on hand for support.
So what labour snacks did you pack? Right now the only snack I have on my list is Gatorade.
Wow....a two hour drive to the hospital. I don't know what I would do either. It would be nice to stay at home as long as possible but two hours in hard labor wouldn't be all that fun! That is a hard decision. Good luck.
Hey mama, glad I caught up with your lodge!!
LOL about the firewood - my guess is you're close mama - you're nesting like a madwoman!! And what is it with the firewood here... gotta get it early I guess!
From a 2X VBAC'er ..... (who's OB said a baby would never come out of me naturally)
Believe in yourself .... visualize that baby coming out of you.
Ignore (ok not totally, but for the most part) negative comments from Drs.
Your body is like a finely tuned machine that is built to birth babies. :D
My midwife wouldn't even think of natural induction methods until 10 days overdue (just to demonstrate the difference b/t dr and midwife).
If you can sense some earlier steady contractions that are not painful.... head in to town - can you go to your Doula's house / place - I think it would be better to be close and comfortable than speeding for 2 hrs. and risking baby being born on the 102... both my VBAC's came really quickly and we had to rush to the hospital both times - so it is totally possible!!
Make sure to let me know if there is anything I can do for you.... back up labour support or whatever!!
Just as I suspected. I wasn't allowed to split firewood. :rolleyes: DH just looked at me like I had three heads. So I chased after the toddler, holding a golf umbrella over her head in the rain while she looked for frogs and pointed out random piles of dog poo and assured me, "Ella no touch!". (I think Rob had the easy job if you ask me.)
I remember the 20 minute drive to the hospital sucked last time, but I'm torn because it also sucked being in the darn hospital! heehee
Originally Posted by Shella5478
I LURVE hearing about your vbacs Liz. They really help me visualize my birth going according to plan and that docs can be poopheads and women's pelvis' are awesome at letting babies out. :D
Originally Posted by yogging mom
And you know.. I've heard that most births that happen in a car go off without a hitch. ;)
I was considering going in during early labour and checking into a hotel room, but all things considered... Ella's labour progressed just fine for a FTM, and would likely have been quicker without all of the "extras". I also compare my pregnancies/births to my mom's, and they have so far been very similar (except she had me naturally), and my younger sister came fairly quickly and easily for a 9 and a half pounder. SO, I have it in my head that the time I'd be in a hotel room won't be worth the money (wishful thinking maybe... I prefer to think of it as positive thinking). :)
I'm working on my pain management plan for the birth. I'm making a list of things to use or try for helping get through the contractions. If something isn't working and I'm feeling overwhelmed then I have long list of things to try. I have a meeting with Stef on Thursday, so I'll share and edit the list with her then and I can post it here if anyone is interested. ;)
On the pregnancy front, things are the same. No real signs of impending labour, and I'm feeling good.
That sounds like a really good idea! I would love to see your list!
Originally Posted by rmacburn
I remember when I was in labor with LO....I was so Hysterical...everything I learned went out the window and I couldnt keep up with it.... I think a list would have been helpful to bring me back to earth LOL!
No labour on labour day. :)
DH has predicted that I will have the baby tonight, but I'm not feeling the same vibe. Obviously things can go from 0 to 60, but I think baby will be in there for a while yet. I was sitting a lot yesterday, working on a cross stitch for the baby, and by the evening I could really tell that little one was posterior. It felt like s/he was jamming little fists right into my bladder. I spent some time draped over my birth ball and I think the position is improved today. Must remember to be up and moving more... ;)
Now for some pictures! Since I mentioned a cross stitch, here's the work in progress. Eventually it will include baby's name and birth date, and a stamping of the feet!
I didn't want to have two cribs if we could get away with it, so Ella has been in her toddler bed for a couple of months now (I think...). I just organized her room a little better, so here are some pics.
And I had to do something with all of her stuffed toys (I think everyone that knows her has given her a stuffed animal at some point or another... we're overrun!). And if you look to the right of the picture, you can see the same cross stitch I did for her.
And a belly pic at 38 weeks 5 days. Still in jammies, bed unmade and diaper inserts hanging to dry... heehee.
TFS :D I love pics!!! Ella's room is so nice, and I'm very jealous of anyone who has crossstich abilities. (I'm crafts-challenged).
Yes, you totally MUST share your pain management plan!!
Great pics mama!!
Where did you get the net for all the stuffed animals ?? We NEED one of those! With 2 little girlies in 1 room, we are overrun with stuffies ;)
Hope you are feeling well, I'm checking in for updates :cool:
hokey stuffed animals!!! We got rid of 1/2 of Amylia's when we moved recently.
Sounds like baby is quite content, I love your crossstitch-I dont have the patience for it.