Last I knew he was sort of half-posterior, like he was still deciding whether or not to turn anterior. I've been doing cat/cows and spending time on hands and knees every day to try and get him to stay anterior. I had a MW appt today and it was uneventful...she just said I am in the "action zone" and it is very common to have bouts of contractions at night after a busy day and the best thing to do is just drink some water and go to bed. She said I pretty much have to trust that I will just "know" when they are real labor contractions...and in the same breath told me I should call for anything regular because my first birth was fast and they want me to make it to the hospital in time. Whatever. I guess at this point I'm just not going to stress about it. If he is meant to be born an accidental unassisted homebirth or in the back of our truck on the way to the hospital, so be it. We will have a story to tell!
Some advice from someone that had an unplanned/unassisted home birth just keep a little bag near by just in case. I had nothing to suction my daughters nose and had to do a little back pat to help her clear some junk out. Better safe than sorry
Yay, Maggie. You are getting close.
Hope he turns anterior for you-- but you may still have some time.....I'd just keep doing what you're doing and not worrying. He'll sort out the position later.
I also had an unplanned unassisted home birth-- all was just fine. Babies that come that quickly are usually totally healthy and ready for the world!
DD 8.03, DD 6.05, DS 3.07, DD 5.09, and DS arrived 6.17.12
I've never had an unassisted delivery, but with the speed of my labors, it was a very real possibility. Take some time to figure out what you would do if it happens. That alone helped me relax and not worry about it.
How excited to be getting so close!
Cindy, I'd like to hear your unassisted story sometime! I've read Audra's...I love those birth stories And good advice about having some stuff on hand just in the unlikely event it does happen. DH actually went through all of the training to be an EMT, and then bailed at the last minute because he didn't want to take the test (which I thought was so stupid...after all that work, he just bailed...he regrets it too). But in any case, he feels like he would know what to do if he had to deliver the baby (I asked him to brush up on it also), plus my mom is a nurse and she'll be around too. I have already thought about what I would do if it became clear that birth was imminent and there wasn't time to get to the hospital, and it does help to kind of have a "plan" in the back of my mind. I really wanted to have a homebirth anyway, but I've posted before about how there aren't any HB midwives available in my area right now...there's only two of them and it is summer (busy season!) so they are both all booked up I would love to be able to just stay home and not have to worry about driving 40 minutes to the hospital!
Well, we made it! My sister and dad were here all weekend and my mom comes tomorrow to start her "rotation" at my house in case of baby. I am relieved to not have to worry anymore about being alone with DS when I go into labor. DH starts staff training this week and will be gone 12 hour days for most of the week, which stinks, but everyone knows the situation and knows he may have to make a break for it if he gets "the call." He is hoping we make it to the 24th when staff training ends. It could go either way. When I tell people my due date (July 2) they almost always laugh and say something along the lines of "yeah...you are NOT going to make it to July 2." I tend to agree, I feel like it could be any day and the idea that I could still be pregnant 2 weeks from now seems impossible. Hmmm, how about the 26th?
I'm glad you now have constant companions It just put me in shock that July 2nd is only two weeks away, where is my summer going?
Sandi - Thanks for pulling up my lodge, I always enjoy reading it.
6/26/12 sounds like a good birthday. I'm glad your family is with you now, that has to be such a relief!
David Letterman is retiring. Such great memories of watching him over the past thirty-two years!