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    Default ~*~ Jen's (JDBabyHopes) lodge!!! ~*~

    SO SO sorry this is about a week late. Welcome to your lodge! Can't wait to follow the last stretch of your pregnancy and your birth!
    K&S-8/18/07
    DS1-7/18/08, DS2-2/23/10, DS3 1/18/12


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    Aw, I'm sorry I didn't notice as well! Welcome to your lodge, Jen! So looking forward to following what will surely be a triumphant VBAC for you!!!
    Mara & Joel, 2009




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    Welcome to your lodge!
    ~*Shauna*~
    Mama to Kostas with the Mostest, born 07/10/07
    and Marek "Cricket" Joshua, born 12/07/12



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    Welcome to your lodge!

    Melissa, mom to:
    Gabby (4/03), Bella (4/03), Deborah (8/04)


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    Welcome to your lodge! I am looking forward to following this journey with you.
    ~Kimia
    Married to my sweet DH Olivier on 06/27/03

    Our precious kids...

    Jordan 06/04/04
    Jasmine 05/05/07
    Jaeda 09/30/09
    Jacob 08/17/12
    Expecting our unplanned surprise - baby #5 - due on January 10, 2014


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    Thanks everyone! I'm super excited to have my lodge! I will have to come back and update a little about me and my birth with DS!
    Jen
    Owen: 2/21/10 (36w)
    Samuel: 6/26/12 (40w5d) -My VBAC baby!-
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    Welcome to your lodge!

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    Welcome to your lodge

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    Welcome to your lodge!
    ~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)


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    Okay, a little background on me!

    DH and I met the summer of 2003 while working summer jobs between semesters. The minute I met him, I KNEW I would marry him! Such a weird thing, but totally true! We started "officially" dating the summer of 2004. He proposed (candles, rose petals, Nora Jones...! ) three years later, and in May of 2008, we were married! Our original plan was to TTC two years after we got married, but for some reason (I can't remember why now), we decided to TTC the month after our first wedding anniversary. I for sure thought my wonky, long cycles would lead to a possibly long TTC, but lo and behold, we conceived our very first month!

    My pregnancy with DS was relatively uneventful until I started contracting at 31 weeks. I was put on bedrest, and after hanging out at .5 cm and "thin" with constant, painless contractions for 5 weeks, I delivered DS at 36 weeks exactly by c-section. I had terrible back labor with him and was in labor all day Saturday before I called my OB around midnight that night. It sounds funny now, but I had no idea about back labor then! Boy, do I know now. After I was admitted, I was forced in bed on my left side with an oxygen mask due to his heart rate not varying. After an AROM, internal monitor, and epi, my OB performed a "scratch test", where she scratched the top of his head. His heart rate was supposed to shoot up, but instead if plummeted from the 150's to 80 in the blink of an eye. At that point, it was decided that he was in fetal distress, and I was later wheeled in for a c-section. DS was born at 9:14am at 6 lbs. 8 oz. (a chunker for 36 weeks!) and 19" long.

    While I totally feel that my c-section with DS was warranted (his first apgar was a 2!), I definitely do NOT want to go that route again. My doctor is VBAC-friendly, which I knew even before I'd had DS. It's nice both of the local hospitals support VBAC's, so I have plenty of options. I've chosen the smaller hospital (over the city hospital from last time), due to it's better VBAC success rate and nurses to patient ratio (much better than the bigger hospital). I've also had several friends deliver there who had amazing experiences, so I am looking forward to it!

    So yeah, that's my story in a nutshell.
    Jen
    Owen: 2/21/10 (36w)
    Samuel: 6/26/12 (40w5d) -My VBAC baby!-
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