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    Default ~~~Christa's (ChristaM) Birthing Lodge~~~

    Welcome to your lodge! Isn't it amazing how fast time has gone by? Tell us about yourself and your family and the journey of this pregnancy.
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    Welcome to your lodge! Can't wait to hear your intro.
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    Wow it's that close already!! Welcome to your lodge!!
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    Welcome to your lodge!
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    Welcome to your lodge! 4 weeks to go -- you must be getting so excited!
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    Congrats on your lodge!

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    Hi Ladies!

    Thanks so much for the warm welcome!! I appreciate the support -- time has sure flown by ~ anyway, here is an intro on me:

    My name is Christa, I'm 36 years old and have been married to my wonderful DH, Craig (43) since August 2005. I work full time outside the home and will be working up until April 9 (unless baby comes sooner).

    In October 2006 we were blessed with our beautiful DD Kendall Evelyn. Kendall arrived very healthy, right on schedule (2 days before EDD) after a difficult pregnancy and some what complicated birth; she weighed 6 lbs, 13oz and was 19.5 inches long. I ended up with an epidural since she was in distress (she had the cord around her arm and torso and was skipping heart beats with the contractions) and they were debating doing a c-section. I didn't end up with a c-section (which I'm grateful about), but she was delivered with the assistance of a vacuum which resulted in a severe tear for me.

    This pregnancy has been so much easier and uncomplicated (and has flown by compared to DD)! I'm really hoping/aiming for a natural child birth (that was the plan the first time). I will be delivering at the hospital, but have already discussed in detail my birth plan with the OB and have gotten buy-in/agreement on my preferences! I've been studying the hypno-babies program (but I fall asleep alot during the sessions).

    If I had to guess, I would say this baby will arrive early -- I've been experiencing lots of pressure, CM discharge, cramping, and braxton hicks. My internal exams start this week, so I'll see if all this is making anything happen yet! Oh, and this baby is a surprise with regards to gender, just like DD was!

    I plan to breastfeed this baby and didn't experience any issues while BF DD, so I hope that trend continues as well. In fact, DD will still nurse on occassion, but I've been cutting her back some just because it causes so many contractions. I have the book adventures in tandem nursing and may give that a try; I'm trying to allow for a DD lead weaning versus forcing the issue.

    Anyway, that's me in a nutshell -- if you want more details on this pregnancy, you can check out the link to my tot-site in my siggy! If you just want to know more about me, post away!

    Thanks again, Christa
    Me: Christa, 41
    DH: Craig, 47 (Married: 8/19/05)
    DD: Kendall Evelyn (10/6/06)
    DS: Quentin Vincent (4/14/09)

    : November 2012@ 10 weeks (due date: 6/22/13)
    : June 2013 @ 7-1/2 weeks (due date: 2/10/14)
    : December 2013 @ 4 weeks (due date: 8/9/14)
    : April 2014 @ 4 weeks (due date: 1/1/15)
    : July 2014 @ 4 weeks - Chemical (due date: 3/5/15 )

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    Welcome to your lodge, Christa! I hope are able to get your natural birth this time! Your dd is so cute!
    -Brittany
    Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Mom to three adorable troublemakers
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    Hi Christa! im so glad that you are experiencing a much better pregnancy this time and have no doubt your labor will be better too! I hope you are able to get the natural birth you want and it goes smoothly and quickly!

    Robin~mother to J 2/7/2007 and P 4/14/2009


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