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    I am also having a hospital birth but I am rethinking my potential choices regarding the drugs and interventions, which is why I decided to watch it. We've been going birth education classes and I'm very happy with them because our instructor/coach doesn't seem biased or judgemental. She is all about making you aware of your choices and the possible effects of those choices on you, the baby and your birth experience. (can you tell I'm a first-timer )
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    My birthing class too was very unbiased. which was really good. I am however an all natural kinda girl. but I would prefer to have a hospital birth than a home birth. I feel better about having a doctor there and all the supplied needed available. I hemorrhaged with my son and I was happy to be at the hospital.

    Today I feel ultra-sick. I had to have my dad come pick up DS so that I can avoid getting him sick as much as possible and so I can rest and not feel like I'm abandoning him.

    I went to DOC yesterday and they think it's just a viral infection and didn't really do much at all... go figure. I got an inhaler just in case it changes into pneumonia though. and then if I feel like I need it it'll be time to go in again.. Luckily today its mostly just throat pain and less coughing... although when I cough it's awful I'm definitely ready to be better already. the dr did said that today I would probably peak out and then over the next week I should start feeling better. So... hopefully I get better. my OB appt is on Wednesday and if I'm not better by then I'm definitely talking to the ob office to see what to do.
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    I am all for the epidural with both girls I had one and it was great. No effects on me or the girls. Taylor we had no time to get an epi and the nurse shot me in the leg with pitocin after I had him to keep me contracting. I was pissed because she didnt say anything just did it. Not something I would want again. This time I want an epidural if I can. With Sydney I was up and moving just fine not long after(had a few visitors right after I had her and then got cleaned up and had more visitors and was sitting on the floor with her and some of the other kids. Im just hoping that after my water breaks my contractions wont stop like they did with Sydney. Every birth has been completely different, also with how many people were in the room lol. Im starting to really talk to my parents and a few other people about this time so we will see what happens this time. I need to talk to my parents about them watching the kids while I am in the hospital otherwise idk who will watch them.

    Today was a long morning with my kids since Taylor wanted to act up. He took a nap by 1030. Part was because we had to go out of town for my nephews 2nd birthday. This afternoon was nice. Was so fun having most the kids together.
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    I am all for the epidural with both girls I had one and it was great. No effects on me or the girls. Taylor we had no time to get an epi and the nurse shot me in the leg with pitocin after I had him to keep me contracting. I was pissed because she didnt say anything just did it. Not something I would want again. This time I want an epidural if I can. With Sydney I was up and moving just fine not long after(had a few visitors right after I had her and then got cleaned up and had more visitors and was sitting on the floor with her and some of the other kids. Im just hoping that after my water breaks my contractions wont stop like they did with Sydney. Every birth has been completely different, also with how many people were in the room lol. Im starting to really talk to my parents and a few other people about this time so we will see what happens this time. I need to talk to my parents about them watching the kids while I am in the hospital otherwise idk who will watch them.

    Today was a long morning with my kids since Taylor wanted to act up. He took a nap by 1030. Part was because we had to go out of town for my nephews 2nd birthday. This afternoon was nice. Was so fun having most the kids together.
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    maddie i hope you're feeling better....

    I never felt that my dr, midwife or the education birthing classes were biased or forced me to do something i didn't want. Even with the flu shot - they educate me, answer my questions, but NEVER have made me feel pressured to get it or not get it.

    I went in, wanting to see how things went regarding being medicated or not. THere is no reward for being "superwomen" during labor.... but if it was toleratable, then i felt why get the meds. I ended up getting the epidural after DD so kindly kept banging into my hip bone....that was THe most unbearable pain i have ever felt. I was nervous about getting the epidural, but i still felt pressure and the "ring of fire" they talk about - that's how i knew she was RIGHT THERE and that i was almost over.....so i don't know if they turned down my epi or what, but i still felt things but it was bearable. I had complications after delivery, so i'm also glad i was in a hopsital..... this time i'm going in with the same mind set of lets see how it goes and if i need the epidural, then i'll get one....if not, then that's okay too....
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    I got an email today that me and my kids(Sophie included) got adopted by my oldest daughters school and their partners in education people for christmas. I think its an awesome thing and will actually really help since normally I shop all year round for christmas and their birthdays (Taylors is New Years Eve and Trinitys is Jan 12) so I get hit with all three right in a row but this year I realized that I had been slacking totally and have very little and had no clue how I was going to do it since Im going to be on maternity leave and have to pay the bills first. Its a very nice gesture. So one less thing I have to worry about this year.
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    Nice, Katie! That was an awesome email to get!

    Jules: I am also taking the "wait and see" approach. I feel like it is my rite of passage to see how much of the pain of birth I can handle but if I want an epi at any stage I'm not going berate myself for it. But if I manage to get thru the whole thing without it then it will be a huge personal accomplishment.
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    Maddie: how are you feeling??
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    That will really help you out Kati! I'm sooooo thankful bc we had already put all of DS's Christmas gifts on layaway on a whim, which we NEVER do. We always just buy it whenever, as we want to. I know that sounds totally spoiled, but we could afford it before, even when it stretched us a bit, it didn't bust the budget or anything. But about a month ago he went fast asleep in the buggy while we were at the store and we looked at each other and said "Christmas shopping w/o having to pay a babysitter!" so we went ahead and got what we were wanting to get him and the nephews and put it on layaway all at one time, and paid part of it. I'm sooooo glad because with hubby's layoff I'm not so sure he would be getting Christmas otherwise!

    Hope you are feeling much better Maddie! Sickness on top of pregnancy majorly stinks!!

    Kati and Roxi, I'm of the same "we'll see how it goes" mindset. I know I'm a c-sec and some people think that means everything goes a certain way and you get to plan everything out ahead of time. Well, I don't. I'm the "come in tomorrow, we're taking this baby early whether you are ready or not" patient that NO ONE likes to be. So, flexibility is GOOD! If I'm ready beforehand, great, and if I'm not, I already learned with DS that I will survive that just fine too. We were in the middle of tiling a house, had just taken in a stray dog that we were trying to find a home for, who then tore up the nursery while were at the hospital having a baby. My MIL had to come clean for me before we came home from the hospital. And I really wasn't expecting to go in the hospital to have the baby then, so I ended up trying to do a month's worth of lesson plans and all of my end of year testing for my students in one afternoon. It was crazy! I know it isn't the same at all as what ya'll were talking about, but it made me start thinking about my own experiences. Sorry for the rambling.

    Today I'm having some crazy vertigo issues! Not the best feeling! Sooooo dizzy! Anyone know of any remedies?
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    Hey Ladies. Thanks for checkin' in on me. I haven't been on my computer much. I am still sick unfortunately. Today I'm feeling better than I did yesterday. I actually nearly fainted yesterday while going potty. It was awful and scary. But the doctors said to just keep riding things out.

    I'd write more but I'm just not really feeling up to it. I'll be back around again soon.
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