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#226 Chrisom

Posted 30 December 2004 - 12:00 PM

Congrats Phillipa!  So sorry it's come this late!  I haven't dropped into this forum for ages!

And there must be a congrats for Kris too??  

And a congrats for Sheebee on the marriage and TTC for a homebirth original.gif


So I'm about 36 weeks now.  Max's birth is looming ahead - I've been given the green light to go pick up the birth pool, so need to call and arrange a time for that.  That's really brought it home!!  Time to pick up the birth pool!  WOW.

So everything has been going really well.  Had a "little" scare when I started getting regular cramps and lower back pain.  As my midwife gently insisted - it's my bodies way of telling me to take it easy.  And I get told regularly by my body now.  So, taking it easy is the order of the day.  Getting cramps at 34 weeks was not good.

But on the other hand, waking up at 36 + weeks in the middle of the night and feeling my uterus tightening was great!  It means my body is getting ready, and getting some of the work done ahead of time.  SO GOOD!  It happened with Eve as well, in the two weeks or so lead up to her birth, I was cramping every night, and they slowly built up to be quite painful.. but I had the greatest homebirth - in the water pool, and really very quick because of all the work that had been done ahead of time.

So anyhow that's me..

Hope everyone else is having a great holiday season original.gif


#227 chrissy2003

Posted 30 December 2004 - 04:32 PM

Howdy all, its been way too long since i popped in here last.
Big congrats to those who've had babies, hang in there to those who are still waiting and lastly happy trying for those who are TTC

Chrisom i can't wait to read about your homebirth very very soon.
Shebee congrats on your marriage and i think we are in the same TTC month. Hopefully we will both be in the same "Due in ..." group.

Thats all for now, just wanted to pop in and let you know all was well.

Me 29
DF 28
DD 9
DS 7

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#228 rachelP

Posted 01 January 2005 - 06:46 PM

Hi girls,
Haven't popped in for ages so hello to all and happy homebirthing 2005 to everyone. original.gif
We have had a really busy 7 months with little Ivy and of course my big girl too, who is nearing 2 and a 1/2. Little Ivy has had reflux and has really been in a lot of pain. Things are settling for her now, so we are all coming up for air a bit. Homeopathics have been our saving grace, and I have learnt so much about what they can do it's amazing. I will seriously get into them for the next pregnancy and hopefully keep the morning sickness and heartburn to a gentle minimum (hey am I talking #3 ?!?)
Happy New Year to all

#229 Shebee

Posted 01 January 2005 - 09:11 PM


Wow, it is so exciting to see some action here and to finally feel a proper part of it!

Chrisom, how exciting not long to go now! I'll be popping in here regularly to keep up with how you are doing! For my own curiosity do you mind sharing where you live and any other interesting details about yourself?

Chrissy2003, wow another TTC-er and in the homebirth thread as well, I am so pleased! Oh, I so hope we get to share the "Due in October" thread. I've been hanging out for months waiting for the wedding to be over so that we can ttc. I am so ready for another precious bub to come and join us! Edited to say that I just checked your profile and am wondering where abouts in country Victoria you are?

RachelP, I'm sorry to hear that Ivy has had reflux and pleased to hear that things are improving for her. Wow, #3, could it be? Something to think about!

I cant wait to share this pregnancy and MY HOMEBIRTH with you all! (Not to get ahead of myself or anything but...) I LOVE this year already!

Me 29
dh 31
ds Sebastian 16/02/02

This message was edited by Shebee on Saturday, 1 January 2005 @ 10:15 PM

#230 Chrisom

Posted 09 January 2005 - 08:55 AM

Hey Sheebee

I live in Werribee, Victoria...   Aidan (3) was born at the Royal Women's in the birth centre.. Eve (2)was a home waterbirth Eve's story

Max(number three due in a couple of weeks!) is also a planned waterbirth at home..  I just find hospitals are not the environment for me...  I work fulltime as IT Support, and just finished up on Friday, so really happy about that...   Feels so great to be work free!  My husband Sam stays at home with the kids, so I am doing really well to get 3.5 months off with this babe - the others I was back after a month.  It's really hard to leave the kids in the morning...  I'd rather be at home, but money...  

Still, at least I know they have Sam with them all day, which helps!  So three months with all the family together will be great...

Been getting cramps a lot, and sharp pains in my cervix.  Good signs that everything is getting ready, and I hope Max will birth sooner rather than later so that I get more time with him before returning to work.  Eve was two weeks late!! Grrr, so instead of the 6 weeks I was hoping for, only 4.

Well, we do a trial run with the birth pool - we've moved house since the last one so not sure how long between hot water tank heats up etc and how many water tank loads is needed wink.gif

The birth should be pretty fast, so just hoping to get a chance to use the pool!!

Well, gotta go, 2 year old grizzling and coming into sight wink.gif


#231 Isis

Posted 09 January 2005 - 09:22 AM

Hiya ladies,

I have been given the go ahead from DH that he is happy to join me in my plan of TTC #3, in July! We are planning on moving back to the town that my IL's live in, to get closer to family (you too Rachel original.gif ). So hopefully, I'll be able to convince a certain midwife to come and give me a hand at home! DH is more then happy to have us birth at home, the rate at which I labour has him in awe, so for us to plan it all for home is perfect for him LOL.

So for the next few months I'll be finding our perfect nest, then once ensconced in it, we will be building our little family to fill it to the eaves original.gif

I look forward to chatting to all who venture in here!

Just a suggestion, maybe it is time to get the Mod to close this huge thread, and start #4 for us??


DH Andrew
DD Julia (8th Oct 01)
DS Nathan (11th Aug 03)


#232 Shebee

Posted 10 January 2005 - 01:43 PM

Michelle, Eve's birth story is just beautiful! I so want the same calm and peaceful atmosphere for my second birth, first homebirth.

My membranes ruptured before contractions with DS and had a fine time with the hospital "threatening" induction and negotiating with registrar to stay at home and give it more time. To cut a long story short, I too held to my guns and got what I desired in the end. His birth was not at all traumatising, indeed it is the most empowering event I have ever had the honour of being a part of. However, I DID find being in hospital traumatising and like you, know that hospital is not the place for me.

Wow, not long to go for you now. I hope that Max arrives soon so that you can spend every precious moment with him before returning to work. Sebastian is three next month and I still cant comprehend going back to work! I take my hat off to you.

Thank you for sharing with me and I look forward to hearing how it all goes and wish you every bit as much satisfaction and empowerment from this birth as from the last!

Me 29
dh 31
ds Sebastian 16/02/02
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