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    Default ~*~ Deb's (2sonsplus1) Lodge ~*~

    Hope you don't mind me starting this...I was impatient Welcome!
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    Cool! Thanks! I am still hanging on. I have been getting a lot of BH, but she seems to be pretty comfortable where she is. I have alot of fluid, so she actually turned sideways yesterday. I think she is back head down now. She likes to hang out with her back to my left front, which I guess is a pretty good position for labor. We are planning to give birth at the m/w center again. It is a bit more complicated, since we now have 5 kids, one of whom has complex medical needs, so we can't just leave the 13-year-old in charge while we go off to have a baby. We do have a backup person ready to come when we go into labor. I hope it works out. She lives about 1/2 hour away, and it is another 1/2 hour to the birthing center. My 2nd baby came in 1 1/2 hours from first waking up with contractions to pushing him out. I am a little nervous that we will deliver this one in the car, but I also know that if the baby comes that quickly, there is almost never anything wrong. I guess we will see.

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    Worst case scenario, could you leave the 13yo in charge of SOME and take the ones that can't be left with you? I know it's not ideal, but my SIL had her 3rd after only making it to the hospital with 17 minutes to spare...and yes, her two toddlers had to be dragged along (not the plan!) and some nurses kept an eye on them while she was busy having their sister

    Or have the backup kid-watcher meet you at the hospital to take the needier kids home, if you really have to speed off...?
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    Welcome to your lodge!

    If it comes down to it, maybe a neighbor would keep an eye on them for the half hour it will take your sitter to get there? I think almost anyone could handle half an hour of anything, especially with the 13yo around to advise on things. Also talk to Emily and ask her to give you some notice, maybe your water breaks but contractions don't start right away, or contractions start slowly, because you want her to have a good birth, not in the car.
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    Welcome to your lodge! I hope everything works out with the child minding (sorry, I don't have any better advice than what's already been given).

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    We don't mind leaving the little ones with the 12 and 13 year olds. It is the medically complex child that is the problem. He is in a wheelchair, and we are giving birth at a birthing center. It is NOT handicap accessible, so taking him is not an option. And most of our friends do not feel comfortable watching him because he requires specialized care. He has a trach and a feeding tube and gets medications every 4 hours. At night, it's not an issue, but during the day, his aide is not allowed to give meds or do trach care.

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    DS Caleb, 13 ...... DS Patrick, 12
    DS Isaiah, 8 ......... DS Thomas, 7

    DD Cherish, 6....... DD Emily, 7\18\13 ....... Ripple, 17
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    welcome to your lodge deb! I'm glad leigh started it since I, with all good intentions, offered and then proceeded to be nowhere near my computer for 2 days! I hope you find a solution for your son. how far away is your birth center? maybe you'll go into labor early at night and be back my morning!
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    Maybe we will have a July 4 baby Although there doesn't seem to be any indication.

    Deb ................. DH Norm
    DS Caleb, 13 ...... DS Patrick, 12
    DS Isaiah, 8 ......... DS Thomas, 7

    DD Cherish, 6....... DD Emily, 7\18\13 ....... Ripple, 17
    William, 14 weeks, 4/11/12

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    We had friends over for Independence Day, and they divvied up four of our kids for the night. So we just have Isaiah to worry about. He goes to sleep at 8 pm and has a nurse that comes in at 10. It would be a good night to go into labor
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    Deb ................. DH Norm
    DS Caleb, 13 ...... DS Patrick, 12
    DS Isaiah, 8 ......... DS Thomas, 7

    DD Cherish, 6....... DD Emily, 7\18\13 ....... Ripple, 17
    William, 14 weeks, 4/11/12

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    Welcome to your lodge!

    I hope everything falls into place with childcare and you getting to the birth center when the time comes.
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