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    thank you for sharing your stories. i can so see why you went with the birthing center after your first experience, how annoying of them to suggest pit when you were 10cm! not all babies just slide out, good gracious! Lola's birth story is beautiful! and seriously, you look amazing! Sorry you are not going to be able to have a homebirth but it's awesome that you have the birth center where you feel so comfortable and are so well supported. I hope it works out for you to have the kids with you. If you go into labor during the night do they have a room where your mom could bring them and let them sleep until it's time to welcome baby?
    ~Kristen~
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    ~Isaac~ 11/20/08
    ~Colin~ 2/8/12
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    Yeah the doula had never heard a doc suggest pit and an epi to a mom that was 10cm and pushing! It was just so insane! Honestly I think she wanted to just punch her! Lol

    Yes they do have a bed where the kiddos could sleep I just don't think they would actually sleep and therefore be tired/cranky and I don't think I could deal with that while in labor! Lol I am am going to feel so bad though if ethan misses the birth since I know he will be upset since I have talked about him being there this whole time (yeah guess that was not good on my part!) Lola is only 2 so she wont know the difference. That is another reason I am so sad about not having the homebirth because it makes this so much more complicated! I need to just not worry about and let things flow but it is hard.
    ~Marcia~
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    DD Lola 2/2/10
    DS2 Weston 2/18/12

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    i know you know your kids and you have to do what works but is Ethan close and comfortable with either your mom or your mil? maybe you could set it up to where Ethan could go and then snuggle with one of the grandma's in the other room until babe is making his/her appearance. idk just a suggestion. My hubs explained to the kids that mommy will push the baby out so mine keep asking if I've pushed him out yet hehe. it's really fun to see what the kids understand and the questions they ask. Does Lola play with baby dolls? is she showing interest/excitement for her new sibling?
    ~Kristen~
    <3 Dh Jason 3/22/03
    ~Connor~ 7/26/07
    ~Isaac~ 11/20/08
    ~Colin~ 2/8/12
    Baby #4 11/24/13

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    Marcia, we've just had to change our birthing plans as well, from doing at "a home" to doing it at my midwife's office (which she has apparently just set up as a small birth center). We just made the decision in the last couple days, and I am feeling a little more at peace that we have a solid plan that should work for everyone involved, but at the same time, I am also mourning not being able to have exactly what I wanted. But, I think this will be better. Anyway... my mom is in charge of my DD while I'm in labor, and who knows what that will mean- especially now that we'll be at the birth center. Beni will be *just* two at the time, so I'm not really attached to her being there or not, but, anyway... I just get how there is a lot that swirls around in your mind about all these topics, and it's hard to not think about it all the time!
    Mara & Joel, 2009




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    Thanks for sharing your birth stories! I really enjoyed reading them. That is so awesome that you are still running this late in the game! And that you are doing a run in the next 2 weeks. You go! I can imagine that it takes a toll on your bladder for sure. I'm so sorry your 'forever' home won't be ready in time for this birth but your birth center sounds like an amazing place as well. My DH is also an electrician so now I'm totally going to be suggesting to him that he too should build us our next house! That will be so special when it is finished and I hope it happens before LO arrives so that you can feel more settled.

    I hope your son is able to be there for the birth. Things will all work out so try not to stress about it. Can't wait to follow the rest of your journey!
    ~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)


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    I love your stories, TFS. I can't believe you are running with a full term pregnancy...hats off, lady! I can't run half a mile with NO baby belly.
    -Leigh-
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    "Full term" today, I ran 3 miles this morning to celebrate! Cannot believe I am already 37 weeks, this pregnancy has flown by! I am really hoping this babe stays put for at least another 3 weeks, as I really want my hubby to get more work done on our house.
    I had a prenatal appt today and everything is looking great!! Babe is head down but not engaged or anything. BP was super low as usual and I did the gbs swab. Heart rate was in the 130s but I am still thinking this a girl and honestly hoping it is. We have a girl name (Teagan Zo?) but NOTHING for a boy and we cannot agree on the circ issue. I DO NOT want to do it but my hubby is like dead set on it. Our son is circd and that is part of his reasoning to do this one (if it is a boy). I literally feel sick about the whole thing I. I just don't see how we are going to come to an agreement. Ugh!
    ~Marcia~
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    DS Ethan 1/29/08,
    DD Lola 2/2/10
    DS2 Weston 2/18/12

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    Glad to hear you had a good appt yesterday.

    Sorry to hear you and hubs are at a standstill on the circ issue. That is such a tough one. How did it happen for your first? Did you DH watch? Can you insist on him being the one to have to handle it all and attend it, if it's going to happen (assuming it has to be an extra appt, since you're birthing at the BC). At the minimum, if he wants it so badly, he should handle it all. But, I hear ya... my heart would be breaking for my baby boy. Super tough situation.
    Mara & Joel, 2009




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    With our first I never even thought about not having it done (i know that is horrible!). Neither of us went with Ethan when they took him to have it done. I honestly don't even remember much about it. I do however remember how horrible Ethan felt when he came back and how hard it was to get him to nurse for the rest of that day, poor kid was in so much pain

    The problem is that Garrett (hubby) says that he WILL handle it all. Now that is easier said then done so I am not counting on anything really happening. We are trying to finish our house and he is so stressed right now that I am hoping that the last thing on his mind is setting up an appt to go have this done. I didn't think our Doc (who is actually the husband of a greenhouse midwife, who is now retired) even did the circs but apprarently he does and prefers to do them in the first week if possible. So I would HAVE to go with them to do this because the baby will have to nurse and I am told that they keep baby in office for at least 2 hours to make sure bleeding is controlled. Anyway it is just a mess and very frustrating because my husband won't even consider that this is a useless procedure. He thinks just because he has a Penis he can decide which I don't think is fair at all.
    ~Marcia~
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    DS Ethan 1/29/08,
    DD Lola 2/2/10
    DS2 Weston 2/18/12

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    Glad your appt went well! It's awesome that your are still running! I am so sorry you and hubs aren't agreeing on the circ decision that would be very frustrating. Hope your guys are able to come to a peaceful agreement on that. Anything big left on your to do list?
    ~Kristen~
    <3 Dh Jason 3/22/03
    ~Connor~ 7/26/07
    ~Isaac~ 11/20/08
    ~Colin~ 2/8/12
    Baby #4 11/24/13

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