Sat, Feb. 17th, 2007, 11:50 pm
I figured exciting news was worth a little update...
Tomorrow my hubby and I are going to New Hampshire to scout out our hopeful new life! We have an appointment with a real estate agent who is going to show us several houses while we are out there. Otherwise, we are scouting out the local and seeing the sites. I figure I'll know...I'll have an "I need to live here" moment. I had one like that in vermont last August..but where we are looking is hopefully similar. I think our baby is waiting for "home" to be more stable. We have a place to live, but "home" is a little chaotic right now. I can't wait to see some of these homes. Even if we don't end up buying for a year or more...It's amazing to be looking and planning our future in such a real way. Maybe once we clear things up in our physical lives, we'll be ready for whatever child will come to us.
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Wed, Sep. 20th, 2006, 08:35 pm
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Sun, Aug. 6th, 2006, 09:40 pm
My best friend had her baby this morning! Magdalena Rune, 7lbs 11oz, 21 inches long.
She had arranged a home birth with a Midwife, and I was asked to play the role of Doula for the birth. I assisted in the 24 hour labor along side her husband, 2 midwives and a few family members. She walked, rocked, climbed up and down stairs and was free to do whatever she needed to. Unfortunate, there was a minor complication and her contractions were not getting close or strong enough to push the baby down. She was so close, but without that crowning position, the baby might have issues, and it was reaching a point of 24 hours after the water broke (a point where infection is more probable). The midwife suggested the party move to the hospital so she could get the extra help she might need, and Shanon was more than compliant after 25 hours of contractions.
She received an epidural (which is standard before administering Pitocin) and then the Pitocin, to move along the contractions. Her baby was born healthy and happy and vaginally (as she had intended) at 7: 46 am Sunday morning, August 6th.
I am the happy and proud “Auntie Netta” to a precious little girl, whose mother earned ever point in her 6% category (the percentage of woman who actually needs medical intervention during childbirth). Though I was unable to go to the hospital, I got to visit this morning and see her. It was just an amazing journey and it only helped reinforce my desire to do a home birth when my time comes.
Wed, Mar. 29th, 2006, 09:10 pm
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Wed, Mar. 8th, 2006, 11:31 pm
ok...so I'm on the third book in my journey of informed pre-conception motherhood (as I have began calling it).
"So, that's what they're for!"...an already amazing book written by a mother, journalist and lactation expert/consultant. ( click here for venting and controvercy!Collapse )
Last monday, Rob's brother had child number 6. A healthy baby boy...a home birth...a wonderful addition to the family.
I came home from work a few minutes ago...Rob is home...usually he'd be home close to 6pm...so I go through he usual "you sick?"...no..."you weren't fired were you?"...no...
then it comes..."I got a call from my mom today...Danny and the kids are fine, they are fine...but....
cousin Eddie was taking a flying lesson the other day..and there was a crash".
So Rob's first cousin was killed along with his flight instructor yesturday.
We will be going to a funeral this week in Virginia.
He was in the military...demolition specialist. VERY wealthy...so at least his family, wife and children will have money and support.
But..he couldn't have been older than 40.
I only met him once...they did not come to our wedding so we don't even have pictures of that family.
Rob is pretty shaken by it. He is not close with his extended family...but I suppose just the reality of our transient lives can strike us with a shock...no matter how "wise" we think we are.
I am trying desperately to focus on my life progressing in the right direction. Rob and I are fixing our finances...and trying to pinpoint when we can agree to have a baby.
I am pretty set on being pregnant in the year 2006.
I need to focus on my nutrition and fitness habits next I think. My physical state seems to really impact my emotional quite strongly.
I miss DOING things...like dancing and hiking and biking and walking.
I have no time...but if I schedule something...like a dance class ..you know...like what i've been "planning" to do for two years now.
I'm really looking into it this time.
I want to be fit before I get preggers...it'll help me bounce back.
It'd be nice to feel all "sexy maiden" again before I'm "mother goddess".
Thu, Feb. 9th, 2006, 08:41 am
As usual with my darling hubby, things are back to better. It usually takes a little while, but he comes around to appologize if he's been an ass and I appologize for the anger and yelleyness.
There is verry little that has changed though otherwise...I am reading another really good book; Baby Catcher - memoirs of a modern midwife. It's not a novel, more of a comentary and telling of life as a midwife. After this one I'm going to try to find a book written by an OBGYN, to see a little of "the other side". Just for balence..but I seriously doubt ANYTHING on this planet is going to convince me to have a baby in a hospital unless there are REALLY great circumstances there. One of my best friends is going through these choices in her pregnancy now, and she has what sounds like the best hospital scenario you can have; good hospital, excellent midwife (who delivered/caught our friend's child), and she has no problem stating her wishes when it's important.
It seems that from what I'm reading, your best tool is determination and information.
You basically have to defy most of what the industry tells you and fight tooth and nail to get things your way, tragic as that is...but if you have a good advicate and a good partner...your child-birth experience can be managabley painful and enjoyable rather than numb and traumatic..with pain afterword.
gotta bring puppy to the vet for some medicine.