~*~Mindie's (tyrantoftheweek) Birth Lodge~*~

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~*~Mindie's (tyrantoftheweek) Birth Lodge~*~

I might be a day early but eh oh well :)! Welcome to your lodge, looking forward to following your journey!!!

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Yay! Welcome to your lodge!

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Yesss! I can't believe it's that time!
Well, for y'all that don't know me, I have 5 kids (see siggy)
My first three kids were hospital births. Had one OK experience, one meh experience, and a pit augmented birth from hell. Since then, I went on to have 2 amazing home births. After my last birth, I had "post partum pre eclampsia" and ended up in the hospital. But this time I am on meds, my BP is holding steady, and the OB doesn't see any reason why this baby needs to be born at the hospital. So Yippie for that Smile
My appointment Monday was complete with a sono. Daphne is head down and approx 6lb, 4oz. My BP was 111/77 and my weight "gain" so far this pregnancy is -2 pounds.

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Welcome to your lodge!
Glad everything is looking good! I didn't know you could get pre-e post partum. Good to know!

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"jolly11sd" wrote:

Welcome to your lodge!
Glad everything is looking good! I didn't know you could get pre-e post partum. Good to know!

It was wild! My feet and legs swelled and the headache was awful. I thought it was exhaustion. My BP got to 151/108. I got IV mag sulfate. It was nice though because I was able to take meds for it that pregnant woman can't.

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wow, I had no idea you could get pre-e postpartum either. That sounds incredibly scary. I can't wait to follow your journey with Daphne!!!! Welcome to your lodge! I can't believe you're getting this close.

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Welcome to your lodge! Glad everything is looking good with baby and your health right now! Is it normal for you to lose/not gain any weight in pregnancy? I have gained very little so far, but I'm only 21 weeks... with DD I only gained after week 20 as well...but then I still put on 35lbs.

Can't wait to hear more about your journey!

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Welcome to your lodge...I just wanted to say that I love the name Daphne Biggrin

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"Marite13" wrote:

Welcome to your lodge! Glad everything is looking good with baby and your health right now! Is it normal for you to lose/not gain any weight in pregnancy? I have gained very little so far, but I'm only 21 weeks... with DD I only gained after week 20 as well...but then I still put on 35lbs.

Can't wait to hear more about your journey!

I have been terrified of getting pre e so I have been basically watching everything I eat. When you eat better than you do not pregnant, the weight kinda falls off. And I am obese anyway.

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Welcome to your lodge!! Can't believe us feb moms are almost to the end!! So glad your bp is so great and most of all glad that little miss is head down!! Anything you plan to do different for this homebirth than the last 2?

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Welcome to your lodge!! Can't believe us feb moms are almost to the end!! So glad your bp is so great and most of all glad that little miss is head down!! Anything you plan to do different for this homebirth than the last 2?

Get more pics! If it all works out, I have a photo skillz friend that wants to join.

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Yeah that is one thing I loved about our last birth, the birth center has a nice camera and has someone dedicated to taking pics. We have over 200 pics from our last birth starting when I walked in the door till minutes before we left. I hope your friend is able to do it! You will love having them.

So for this birth will any of your kids be present? Do you rent a birth tub?

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Pre-e sucks. I can't imagine getting it post parting how awful! Are your kidlets excited for their new sibling? How long does dh get to be home after baby comes? is there anything that still makes you nervous about having a newborn even though you have so much experience :)?

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Ohhh, having someone to take pics for you would be awesome! I hope it works out that your friend can do it. I regret having pretty much no birth pictures from my last two kids. Are all your littles getting excited about having a new sister?

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That's how I was with Lukus' birth. I have hardly any pictures from my previous 2 births so I was determined to get pics this time, especially since it was our first home birth. DH wasn't too hot on the idea but I was determined and we just had our friend, that was already invited anyway, take the pics. I thought she got some awesome pics and I am SO glad I stood my ground with the pics. I love having them too look at! I think DH actually enjoys them as well.

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Hi Mindie! I can't believe you are already at the end of this pregnancy! Seems like yesterday you announced you were pregnant! Smile

I am another mommy who has very few pics of my kids births and wish I had more. I hope your friend is able to do it and does a great job!

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I might let the kids in this time. It really depends on how I am during the throes of labor. I have a garden tub and had a water birth with Derek but I can't say I loved it. The feel of the water was annoying and during transition, I wanted out. Dorothy is really excited about getting a baby sister. I think seeing them together the first time will be awesome.

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Midwife appointment went awesome today. My fundal height is shrinking and Daphne's head is starting to engage in my pelvis. That explains all the pressure I've been having. I also have gi stuff going on. Guess it could be any day really.

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Glad your appt. went well! I hate GI stuff during pregnancy but I guess it is a sign at the end even though it isn't fun.
I'm glad your DD is excited about having a sister.

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"TyrantOfTheWeek" wrote:

Midwife appointment went awesome today. My fundal height is shrinking and Daphne's head is starting to engage in my pelvis. That explains all the pressure I've been having. I also have gi stuff going on. Guess it could be any day really.

Sounds like things are progressing! How early were the rest of the kids?

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Yay for a great appt. Wahoo Smile

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YAY things progressing but you BETTER not have your baby before I have mine! lol lol

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Hi Mindie! Welcome to your lodge! I'm glad I made it back the world here in time for you lodge!!

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I figured while I was here I'd pop in and say hi, so excited for your lodge and your sweet new baby!

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Still nothing but prodromal labor and non-bloody show. And a jacked up gi tract. Midwife and chiropractor tomorrow. At last Midwife appointment, I was measuring 47cm. And Daphne was LOT. Fingers crossed that she is LOA now and not LOP.
Also, DH got a new job he starts in 2 weeks. I hope she comes before then because needing to take his fmla time right away wouldn't really look so hot.

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Just jumping in a little late here (sorry!). Welcome to your lodge!

Keeping fingers crossed that if you make it to the chiro tomorrow, that adjustment is just the trick needed!

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I hope she comes tomorrow! Smile A sweet Valentine's babe!

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Midwife appointment yesterday went well. I am now at 50cm for fundal height. Baby is LOA and locked and loaded. These pre contractions and frequent trips to the bathroom are getting me down. I don't see a Valentine's Day princess in my future. Leap year, maybe..lol. my kids get off all next week and if history repeats itself, she should be born this Saturday. My last 2 were born on the Saturday leading into a week off school.

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I'm glad that your appt. went well yesterday and that she is in a good position! Hope your body gives you a small rest before getting the show on the road. Its hard having to hit the bathroom all the time and dealing with pre contractions.

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We have bloody show!!

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That is a good sign, Mindie! Here's hoping it leads to something. Smile

I never had bloody show until well into labor-- fingers crossed for you!

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Totally a good sign. Hope it leads to your baby girl making her appearance!

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Oh good sign!!! Smile

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Wooohooo!!!! Hope you're getting close to baby! Smile

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Yippie! My water broke! Having a baby today!

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Yahoo!! ELVs coming your way! Cannot wait to hear of her arrival! Saying a prayer right now for a healthy labor/birth/baby girl!

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I'll have the nitty gritty stuff for you gals shortly. She is 9lb, 4oz of sweet princessness. Dorothy was in the room and did great. I was surrounded by all my amazing gal pals, one is a photog. I should have amazing pics to share in a few days. Pushing hurt like a ***** because she was posterior. I have a minor rug burn that hurts so bad. Think papercut. Ouch! Thank you all for your positive thoughts and Prayers.

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WTTW Daphne! Congrats, Mindie! Can't wait to hear about it all, and see pics! Smile

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Welcome baby girl!!! You are a serious rockstar!! So glad you were able to get pics of the whole thing! Can't wait to see them! Gonna stalk FB like crazy until you pot them Smile

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How awesome!! Congratulations!! I'm so excited to read the whole story and see pics!!

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Wooo Hooo! Congrats on your new baby girl! Can't wait to hear all about it.

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She's so cute! I love that she has such chubby cheeks already!! Congrats again!

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Oh my goodness! Hello, sweet cheeks! Smile

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beautiful little princess!!! wttw daphne! congrats, Mindie!!! happy babymoon!!

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Congratulations Mindie! She's adorable. can't wait to hear the long version of the story!

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How are ya doin' Mindie? Hope you are settling in well with Daphne.

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Life has been crazy. Once we get our computer going, I will post more pictures and a story.

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She's just beautiful Mindie!!! I cannot wait to hear all about it, but for now enjoy your babymoon!!!! Congratulations momma!

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So beautiful! Congrats!