Thanks for sharing! I also look forward to seeing how it all pans out this time!
Mara & Joel, 2009
Thanks for sharing your story! My first was posterior so I can definitely relate to that one (though mine ended up forceps and torn with no episiotomy). Anyway, I'm so excited that the October lodges are starting. We're going to meet our new little guys soon!
Welcome! I enjoyed reading your intro. I have 3 boys as well. My first 2 births were with epidurals and my 3rd was completely natural at home. So you can do it Look forward to keeping up with your lodge!
Kristin - Mom to 3 little boys and one baby girl
Not much going on here. 37 weeks Mon. Next dr appt is this Friday, I'm going to ask to get checked just to see what is going on. I told DH last night that we should be good for another week because both boys were born on a Tues. He of course just rolled his eyes at me lol. I got my bags packed last night (although I need to find a bigger bag), bassinet and PnP sheets washed, and this weekend I got all my diapers prepped and stuffed. We are pretty much totally ready at this point, just a few small things left to be done that aren't super pressing.
Yesterday was a little stressful because DH almost got sent to Newfoundland because of the hurricane, which would've meant that he more than likely would miss the birth. Thankfully it all got worked out and he is staying put until baby arrives. Needless to say though neither one of us were terribly impressed with that thought.
Had my 38 week appt today. No weight gain in the last week, yay. Everything measuring fine, heart rate fine, etc. She did a check and a rather aggressive sweep, I'm 1-2 cm which is good since I was barely a fingertip on Friday, still a bit thick, his head is way down and right there, she could feel it when she checked. Feeling a bit crampy and pressure-y and had quite a bit of spotting when I went to the bathroom a bit ago, but I'm not expecting the sweep to do any magic, hopefully baby will be here within the next week though.
Welcome to your lodge. Loved your stories. I had back labor with my second too and caved for the epi. I am worried about that for our next one. Have you read up o ways to increase the chance of him being positioned right. I think I remember reading that getting on your hands and knees is supposed to help. Good luck.
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