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    Here's the link: 2010 Birth Lodge
    Ariel & John: Military Family since May 17, 2006

    Sylvia: 12/18/08, Justus: 9/17/10, Bunni: 5/11/12, Surprise Baby: Guess Date 11/5/13



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    DH is technically home this time lol. He has been in the field for the past two weeks, which is basically camping in a remote part of the post. He will be close for the birth but was slotted for a military school that runs from April 9- May 9 Cool thing is that it will be a very consistent schedule of like 8 am - 5 pm or so, but he can only miss two hours of the school a week or he gets booted. So fingers crossed I go in the middle of the night (given my history this is a good possibility), or on a weekend and then he will definitely be there.

    Anna, nothing happening here today lol!! I went to bed around 8 pm last night and slept like a rock until 6 am. I'm not getting my hopes up for anything
    Ariel & John: Military Family since May 17, 2006

    Sylvia: 12/18/08, Justus: 9/17/10, Bunni: 5/11/12, Surprise Baby: Guess Date 11/5/13



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    Welcome to your lodge, Ariel! How lovely that your husband is more likely to be around this time!
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    Love your summed up intro! I totally remember your last birth story from you lodge and how much it ment that you had gotten so far and gone so long on top of not having your DH there with you. To me that was awesome in itself. I'm so glad that there is a big possibility that DH will be at the birth this time. I've got everything crossed that you will have this LO during his off hours.

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    What Joy said! I think you show amazing strength and determination and I'm so glad that you are using your previous birth experience to only inspire and encourage you this time! I am so very excited for all of us VBACers to get to the birth just because I am excited to be celebrating our successful and wonderful births on the other side of all this!!

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    Yay for your lodge! I look forward to following your journey the next little while!
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    Yes: what Joy said!
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    Seriously, I can't believe I'm just a couple days shy of 37 weeks!! Where has the time gone?!

    Continuous fetal monitoring has been a big issue for me this pregnancy since I am going to be in the hospital. All the legit info I can find shows that it only increases the risk of c/s and does not tend to improve outcome. At first my OB offered the telemetry (wire-less) monitor, but restriction of movement is not my concern with the monitoring. Baby h/r can do funky things and it is not always an indicator of true distress, but I know being a vba2c that my providers will be bound ethically to do something or encourage intervention if they see even the slightest blip. I have no problem doing the initial strip, or doing intermittent monitoring with a doppler (like a MW would do), but not continuous. If there is an indication or anything off the normal path that signals a need for more monitoring, of course I will comply. But the idea is to stay home until the end so hopefully it won't be that big of an issue.

    So my OB is totally on board with this. He knows me and trusts that I have done my homework. I just had to put it in writing in my birthplan and acknowledge that I have been counseled of the risks, which of course I was willing to do. Soooo he got called to an ethics board meeting at the hospital and they are making him refer me (and 3 other moms who are declining) out to an anesthesiologist and another OB so that they can also counsel us on the risks. LOL! I was supposed to meet with the anesthesiologist on Tuesday and then thought better of it b/c DH couldn't be there. No word on re-scheduling yet, and they way I see it, they can work around MY schedule haha!! My OB is still totally behind my decision, so no worries there. I know if DH goes with me that they won't scare tactic me though. He can look pretty scary himself LOL!!

    Other than that appointments have been pretty boring. I'm measuring right on my dates, no weight gain last time, and b/p has been around 118/60. Of course LO has been very active and head down. I've been seeing a chiropractor since before I got pregnant and LO has been staying LOA for the most part. I really hope to avoid another posterior, asynclitic labor (both DD and DS were like that and I did NOT do chiropractic care with their pregnancies). Much less frequent BH this time too, though they have been kicking up over the past week. So all is on track thus far!!
    Ariel & John: Military Family since May 17, 2006

    Sylvia: 12/18/08, Justus: 9/17/10, Bunni: 5/11/12, Surprise Baby: Guess Date 11/5/13



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    What a PITA! I know you're well-researched enough that this is just a silly thing you'll have to sit through, but it makes me sad to think how many other ladies get strongarmed into complying with that stuff. Ugh. Maybe they won't reschedule in time and you won't have to deal with it at all . Sounds like you have quite the awesome OB--that's really something to be thankful for!

    Glad baby's behaving in there...here's to just a few more weeks of totally uneventful pregnancy followed by a beautiful NCB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuswren View Post
    What a PITA! I know you're well-researched enough that this is just a silly thing you'll have to sit through, but it makes me sad to think how many other ladies get strongarmed into complying with that stuff. Ugh. Maybe they won't reschedule in time and you won't have to deal with it at all . Sounds like you have quite the awesome OB--that's really something to be thankful for!

    Glad baby's behaving in there...here's to just a few more weeks of totally uneventful pregnancy followed by a beautiful NCB!
    Haha this!! I was talking with my OB's wife and she said to just drag my feet and take my time lol. I can only meet on Mondays, so that narrows it down to only a couple of options, and no word this week means that next Monday is probably not going to happen lol.
    Ariel & John: Military Family since May 17, 2006

    Sylvia: 12/18/08, Justus: 9/17/10, Bunni: 5/11/12, Surprise Baby: Guess Date 11/5/13



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