Thank you! We are now 35 weeks pregnant and had another ultra sound last Thursday to check the position of the placenta to make sure it had moved and also check baby's development again. Everything is looking great and the placenta has moved. Baby is measuring about a week behind, I know my dates are accurate though and I just have small baby's. Heck my 41 weeker was only 6Ibs 7oz. I have basically everything ready for my home birth, I have the birth kit, the birth pool kit and pool, I have most of the simple stuff from around the house ready, the nursery is back together, and so now to wait for 37 weeks when I am home birth cleared. About the only things I need to get ready are the food items for the birth and after and few other supplies I need for the birth, and to get the car seat put in the truck. Next week is our home visit with the midwife and then we are basically set to have this little boy. Oh and at the u/s last week we checked to make sure we were having a boy and it is for sure a little boy. :)
Anyway, there's my quick update. Sorry it's been a while. Life got really crazy for us around here.
I still need to write up my birth story but here is an update on us. :) We are doing well! I feel great and I did get my home birth like I wanted. After explaining how my contractions were to my midwife she decided it would be best to see what they could do to get my labor going. So they did a few things one of which was actually breaking my water as I was already dilated to a 5. That was around 10:30 pm that they broke my water. Labor almost immediately picked right up and took off. By 12am I was pushing. Labor was just over 2 hours from start to finish and I had a lot of hip pressure. Lukus came out posterior. I ended up with 1 surface second degree tear and a few others that only required 1 stitch. My second degree tear was down my old episiotomy scar. I figured I tore when my midwife told me he came out posterior. Turns out it was a good thing I had the midwives encourage labor, the placenta was calcifying.
We are struggling a little with the nursing. I am having to use a shield since he can't seem to get a latch on me directly but it is slowly improving. I am using some doner milk to supplement with until mine comes in. We don't want him too loose to much weight and he is already down to 4#10oz. So we really REALLY don't want him to loose anymore. He is stubborn though and he only wants to eat when HE is ready.
As for me, I am on 3 weeks of bedrest, laying as flat as I can except for potty and nursing and eating. My Uterus is trying to prolapse on me. Other than that I feel great and just wish I could get up and move around more. I would much rather heal from a tear than an episiotomy as well. It is far less painful and I have actually had far less swelling as well.
So prayers for me that my uterus goes back and prayers for Lukus that he will starting nursing well and gaining weight.
Here is my cute little boy.
Aww he is so precious! Welcome to the world Lukus! I can't believe your labor was only 2 hours. That sounds awesome! Sorry that you tore though. Ouchie. I'm sure Lukus will be nursing like a pro in no time. I think 3rd borns are notoriously stubborn ;).
Take care of yourself, I hope your uterus stays put. Congratulations!!!!!!
Lukus is adorable and I love his name! Congratulations on being able to have your homebirth and your new precious little boy!
Well, I guess I'm a grad! New baby is due October 24th, 2012!:D
Thanks to all the nice comments about Lukus! Here we are a month later and everything is going well! We are dealing with reflux and gas but are going to a chiro to help with those. :) He is already sleeping awesome and I rarely don't get a 5-6 hour+ stretch at night. The chiro has done wonders for his sleeping!
So I guess I would be considered a grad seeing as DH has finally given us the green light and we're going to start TTC next week as soon as AF goes away.
:yahoo:I'm so EXCITED!!!:yahoo: Send us lots of sticky dust!