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    Welcome to your lodge!!!!

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    Welcome to your lodge!
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    So a bit about me:

    I'm 28, pregnant with my first, and DH is 29. We were married 3 years ago on 10-10-10 and have been trying to get pregnant every since. After a miscarrige, we decided to just let it happen for a while because we were stressing out and then about February of this year we started actively trying again and I got pregnant our 3rd month trying. We live in a suburb of Vancouver, BC, Canada - the same suburb that I grew up in. I work at a school for children with autism (although today is my last day for 13 months) and DH is a sausage maker. We have a cat named Luna, a dog named Zelda and a Guinea Pig that was supposed to be a school pet but has ended up living with me, named Speedy Fifi Gonzalez (the kids named her but my husband calls her Miss Piggy).

    A little about the pregnancy: I have a short luteal phase (10 days) and I had been taking my temperature but the particular month I got pregnant I had broken my thermometre so I don't know when I ovulated. We know it was some time around Easter based off of OPK sticks. I didn't end up testing until I was 3 days late because I had been a few days late before. I had bad morning sickness through out the pregnancy and tried to cope but ended up on Diclectin by week 14. I'm still on 1 pill at night to make sure I can eat breakfast in the morning. Other than a bit of SPD pain and some low iron that caused heart palpitations, this pregnancy has been uncomplicated and just flown by.

    Desire for a natural birth and midwives: As long as I can remember I've heard my birth story and my sisters and the difference. My sister's was a really rough birth and my mom made as many changes as she could before mine and says it was much easier. I ended up being a natural birth so I have always wanted to have a natural birth. 5 years ago one of my friends had a baby and had a midwife and that got me interested. Women here usually don't get OBs (unless they're high risk), they get GPs that specialize in pregnancy and birth that work at clinics with multiple doctors. You see a different one each time and whomever is on call the day you deliver attends your birth. Also, our public health nurses no longer do home visits so there is very little support once you have a baby. Midwives are part of our medical system, can do hospital births and visit you at home at least 3 times the first week. For me, getting a midwife was a no brainer, except they can be hard to get because so many women want one. I was lucky to get in with my first choice. So far I love the care I've been getting and I love the flexibility. I originally wanted a hospital birth, then switched to planning for both and seeing where I was the day of and now I'm totally on board for a hospital birth. Even DH, who was skeptical at first really wants a home birth after doing prenatal class and doing a hospital tour.

    Today is my last week of work and then we're spending the weekend getting ready for a home birth (gathering everything together in one space), packing our transfer bag, installing the car seat and cleaning the house. Baby hasn't dropped yet so I'm thinking I'll probably have her some time between Christmas Eve (due date) and New Years Eve.
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    Welcome to your lodge! Looking forward to the journey with you. Should we call you Laney or is that your baby's nickname?
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    Laney is my nickname, so go ahead and call me that or Alaina
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    Are you hoping for a 2013 or 2014 baby?
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    I wish I had prepped more for a natural birth with my first, sounds like you're in a good place. I'm excited for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tink9702 View Post
    Are you hoping for a 2013 or 2014 baby?
    DH wants a 2013 baby because his lucky number is 13. I don't want her to be born around Christmas so I would rather she came early 2014 than right around her due date. But what will be will be

    I'm on day 2 of maternity leave and I'm starting to get bored. I've prepped all my cloth diapers, clothes are washed in drawers. I'm cleaning bathrooms today then I plan on starting to gather the extra things on the home birth supplies list. I have been putting off packing my hospital transfer bag, not sure why but should get going on that.

    I've had a few evening contractions here and there but otherwise nothing to make me think labour is imminent. She hasn't dropped much, still getting kicks in the ribs. I have a midwife appointment on Thursday so we'll see what they say. I get to meet the new midwife then. When I was accepted to the practice back in April, they had 3 midwives but one was leaving so I never saw her. They told me they would be actively recruiting a third midwife and now they've found one. She is from England and the BC College of Midwives have given her a conditional license to practice because she needs more experience in home births and community care model that we use up here. So more than likely she will be at my home birth.

    My father has decided that he'd like to drive us to the hospital so that we don't have to pay for parking (really expensive) and he's worried about the weather and he has a 4X4 (Vancouver normally is fine snow wise but the temperature is starting to drop off and they have put snow in the forecast a number of times and then taken it out so who knows, winter storms tend to paralyze us, which is all the more reason to plan a home birth). Our plan all along has been to tell our families that things progressed to quickly and she ended up being born at home. We'll see how that goes. Our home birth is on a need to know basis and they don't need to know.
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    I never packed a transfer bag because most of the stuff I would want were things I was still using. I made a detailed list of what to pack and where to find it all. I did end up transferring with my son and packing my bag gave DH something to do while the midwives were getting me dressed and into the car.

    And I like your need to know plan.
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    Sounds great on the need to know plan! I shared with family my desire to have a med free birth (in the hospital) and my family freaked out and started telling me horror stories about how much birth hurts! I was so mad!!! I still smirk to this day that it wasn't nearly anything like they said and I was right! So I totally support every woman who wants to keep things from her family when it involves birth! The only one who needs to know your plan is your healthcare provider and your significant other!

    anyway....I hope you like the new midwife! If you're bored, I'd personally head to the bookstore or library and curl up with a book or two for the day!
    ~~Mel

    Ethan - June 21, 2009
    Olivia - December 5, 2010
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