Maybe those #2 boys just make things crazy for their mommas!? I am so glad that you are getting your girl, although I am with you and would not take any tags off of anything for fear of jinxing!
I think it's amazing that you had the births you had in a hospital. I hope that this one at home is all that much better for you. I cannot believe that you are ready to go. I have piles laying here and there that all need to be organized. I feel like by finishing my preparations I am telling the LO that I am ready!
Ericka~Mommy to David, Paul and Adam
Wow, you did get pregnant fast. I guess it was time. How exciting to be having a girl this time! Girls are so much fun. I remember when DD was born, we knew she was a girl, but occasionally you hear stories about the u/s being wrong. And after she was born and they took her off of me to suction her, I remember thinking "it is a girl right? Nobody said it is...they looked, right?"
I hope everything goes smoothly with your homebirth!
OperaDiva, they have no idea why I'm so prone to hemorraging, they say my uterus just gets lazy afterwards, the dr didn't seem concerned to do any testing on it. And I've had no issues other than after giving birth.
Ericka, I'm not usually the organized one lol, that's dh but my midwives kept bugging me to have everything ready, especially since they think I have less than 2 wks left (if I follow the boys and go a bit early) Ok now I don't feel so ready lol
I have to admit I will still be in shock if she is born a she lol.
So last night I thought I'd show the boys a couple youtube videos of waterbirths, it had been almost 2 years since their brothers and ds1 keeps telling me not to scream when I have a baby it scares him. Little did he realize, I don't scream, with my last one it was just heavy breathing. I've never actually screamed while in labor. So there was a breech birth I wanted to see, so I clicked on it, then ds2 spilled milk so I went to clean it up and left the video going, next thing I hear is the 2 yelling, "mommy there's a foot!! Is that ok if the foot comes first? Is the baby going to be ok? EWWWWW mommy there's a foot and it looks gross!!" So lesson learned don't leave a video going if I haven't given it a check first! lol
When asked that question I have such a hard time explaining it for me then I tend to ramble so bear with me lol.
I was able to labor in the tub with ds2 at home for a bit, it just seemed so relaxing. Then each time when I got to the hospital, I just remember thinking, there's no way I can sit here on the bed laboring, I need to get up. I could not imagine laboring in a bed. When I got into the tub, it was just relaxing. It didn't completely take away the pain but I do remember each time getting in, the contractions feeling less intense, my body just relaxed (don't know how else to explain it but relaxing) I felt that the water helped me to move as I wanted to. Not only was it nice for me but for the babies as well. I know ds3 didn't breathe right away because the transition was so smooth. His head was actually out for 7 mins before the rest of him came out and he just looked so calm. ds2 cried but it was different than what I had expected for a screaming newborn to come into the world in the chill air after being in the warmth of the womb. He cried but not a constant cry, it was like a I'm hear kinda cry... if that makes sense. It was a very calming experience. It also felt cleaner to me.
Those are the pros, as for cons... I can't think of any to be honest lol
Welcome to your lodge and good luck getting the baby to flip!
I thought that I’d just drop by and say “welcome” to another April mom!
I’ve been really bad at keeping track of who’s lodge I’ve posted in and who is at what stage… Hope all goes well! Flip baby!
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The past few days I've been debating whether to post this or not, silly I know. I'm nervous about this upcoming birth. I don't know why, I mean I've done it 3 times before and it's always been wonderful! I have always worried just before each birth that I will go late, my body won't cooperate, this birth will be the one not to go so smooth, or something like that. Can I really have 4 amazing births? I went early with each child, will I go late this time? Will I have the control I had with the previous births? What if my kids drive me crazy this time? What if I don't call my mw's in time? What if dh is a numnut and isn't a great coach this time? What if he wants to call his mom to tell her I'm in labor? I really don't want her calling constantly, she actually has no idea we're planning a homebirth. All these concerns that are probably silly to some but each one has a reason for me. I've been feeling a bit stressed lately, just the whole getting things ready, selling our house, where is this baby going to stay, and then the normal everyday stresses of running around 3 kids, trying to get them to behave at dr appointments, in the store. I've had a wonderful pregnancy, till I got to 37 wks, I think it suddenly hit me I don't have much time left! And IF I go early, it's less than 2 wks! Do I have everything ready for the homebirth? And suddenly I've been soooo uncomfortable. My hips hurt at night, I can't sleep at night, my ribs hurt. Then I worry about after the baby comes. Will I be able to handle it? No sleep! Someone on me constantly. Will I go through the same thing I did after ds2 and ds3? Will I have the nerve to talk to someone about it this time? I want to enjoy my infant this time, I don't want to feel stressed, I want to love being a mommy and it not take a year for my hormones to get back to normal. I want breastfeeding to go as well as it did with each child, I want to be able to nurse till she's at least 2. ds3 was done at 16 months and he would have been done way before then but I continued to nurse, till my nipples were so sore from being pregnant and I couldn't handle it anymore so I let him wean. He never asked for it again Will I be able to get my body back to something I will like again? I know sounds vain but it's been YEARS since I've been happy with myself and YEARS since I had any motivation to do something about it.
Ugh all these silly complaints, stresses, I'm sure I sound like I'm just complaining. I think I just need to get it off my chest. I think I also need some relaxation time, just some time to myself to get through these fears. This is suppose to be my dream birth, why am I letting myself get so worried? If you've made it this far, thanks for reading!
I know exactly how you are feeling. I could have written it myself only I feel good physically thanks to the chiropractor. Seriously, every word that you wrote has gone through my mind in the last few days. Just stay strong mentally and try to keep your thoughts positive. I think that makes a huge difference. And since you are aware that you may have a PPD problem, you are one step ahead of the game. My chiro recommended a high quality Omega-3 supplement to help and a high quality B complex. He says he recommends them for all preggos but especially for those that may have PPD. I am going to get some tomorrow to start taking because I am really worried about being depressed this time.
Ericka~Mommy to David, Paul and Adam