@whit & lineska, RE the pregnancy update irritability, totally get that! I think waiting for your body to go into labour, and all the little/big niggles you have during late pregnancy, constantly obsessing over every little twinge and change you just get frustrated with your own brain for being so hyperactive on the topic! So when someone asks for news/updates it does seem to grate on you!
Just came back from taking Leo to a huge indoor playground with some friends. He passed out completely in the car about 5 mins from home, so luckily I was able to transfer him into bed without him waking up and thinking that 5 mins was his nap for the entire day! We were there about 2 hours, and I'm pooped now! About to have a lie down myself! Almost hoping that the extra activity will bring on labour!
Speaking of which, I was watching "One Born Every Minute" (we get the British version here, but I think there is also an American one?) last night, hoping that I would go into labour out of sympathy with the ladies' on the show! No such luck!
My scan on monday was all good, as was the appt with the OB yesterday. Both OBs I saw were very supportive of the vbac, and so thats the plan! I'm starting to get exciting about the birth now, which is so nice after all the uncertainty of the last couple of months.The downside is that I have to have pretty much continuous monitoring during labour, and have a drip in as well but that is something I can deal with. Really looking forward to meeting this little guy and seeing which of the names on our list is his!
Had my 36 week appt. today! Almost 2 dilated and lower and thinner than last week so yay! Finally had some Braxton Hicks last night for a short time and then about 2 hours this morning, totally didn't realize what they were besides just shooting pains (I was at work and crazy busy) until the doctor said that would be them. I'm seriously considering going on the 5k trail this weekend just to get a little bit ahead lol
She arrived Wednesday morning!!! 3 days fashionably late...Olivi@ Józef@
6 lb 1 oz, lots of dark hair.
Labor was quick and crazy...I progressed fast and my first epidural and top offs faded almost immediately, after an hour there was nothing left from it...when they checked before planning to try it again, I was ready to push. I guess I accidentally had a natural birth. Scary when you aren't a bit prepared for that one, but shes here and we are doing great!!
Awesome appt news alfiejoe, could be soon for you! And great news for your vbac, rin!
Any update sdsurfmama?
Congratulations on your baby girl, lineska! Her name is lovely, especially the middle. Is it a family name? Also, we'll done you for a safe & speedy birth! Best wishes as you settle into your new life together.
Congratulations lineska! Glad your labor was quick, if not painless ;-) Her name is gorgeous! Enjoy those newborn snuggles :-)
Congratulations, Lineska! We should all have deliveries like that! :)
Congratulations to you and your family Lineksa!
Congrats Lineksa! What an awesome delivery!
Congratulations lineska! That's a beautiful romantic name and happy to hear you're both doing well!
I'm currently in my 6th week of pregnancy and having a bad cold, having a (slight) fever worries me a little :( has any of you ladies experienced the same during the firt trimester?
I am going to try to quickly give an update! I think I may have about an hour here, and I need to try to close my eyes for a bit. After 72 hours of labor, my beautiful and perfect and unbelievable baby boy was born on Friday night, July 12 @10:05 PM. I labored for about 60 hours naturally using tubs, showers, birthing ball, hypnobirthing, etc. Labor kept progressing, and then it would begin to stall. After 2 1/2 days of this and basically zero sleep, I opted for an epidural and Pitocin. 10 hours later, my OB was doubtful I was going to dilate past 7cm. At this point, I was having very regular, strong contractions on the minute. He tried to manually stretch me, but 7 was all the further he thought my cervix was capable. I had a LEEP in 2005'ish, and apparently it left me with quite a bit of scar tissue. As I have mentioned before on this site, I love my OB and have every faith and confidence in his judgement. He is well aware of my values and beliefs around birth. He couldn't see any other option than a Cesarian. He couldn't keep letting me contract that regularly without fear of affecting the baby so he cut the Pitocin My partner and I discussed it for about an hour, and we decided it was the logical next step. At this point, our baby was in absolutely no distress, and we wanted to keep it that way.
So around hour 72 of labor, I was wheeled into the OR, and my beautiful baby boy, Desmond Sanders, was born. He was 8lbs 11oz at birth. The moment I laid eyes on him, I felt like my life had finally begun. It has been all I've ever wanted in the world, and now I am finally a mother, and I couldn't be more thrilled. It was a looooooong week and worth every moment. We finally got back home today, and Desmond's dad and I are over the moon. I am feeling some sadness at the loss of a vaginal delivery, but I am trying not to give that much energy. The entire labor was such a transformational journey that I feel like I was able to transition into motherhood the way I needed, despite the lack of the type of delivery I expected to experience.
Thanks for all of the support here. I feel like we found the perfect name for our boy, but I feel like I found a lot of support through the end of my pregnancy.
This is the most amazing week of my life, and my boyfriend and I feel thoroughly blessed.