Any June 2015 Moms?
Hello all! Still pregnant here, too. Official due date is Thursday, but I'm counting on going over by a bit. Had another check-up this morning. To quote the doc, "His head is down very low, good... And the cervix still hasn't gotten the message.: LOL. So, unless things start picking up then I'll be induced late next week. I'm hoping that isn't the case. I'd rather he just comes on his own, but I guess if I have to be induced then at least we know what's happening.
@Jillsie11: no, I didn't have my membranes stripped because my cervix is still sealed up tight. Maybe next week... Hope you're doing well! How far over your due date will they allow you to go?
Still can't believe it's June 8th already!!!0
How are we doing, ladies? Anyn beautiful babies yet? I managed to keep mine alive for 3 weeks, woohoo!
Hope everyone is doing well!
P.S. I will share my birth story, I promise. Just need to get used to my new crazy routine0
Hey everyone! The waiting is over for us too....our little one decided to come on their actual due date (Tuesday). And our surprise baby was a GIRL- our third little girl to be exact:)
Water broke at 1:45pm, and she was born at 6:20. It went super fast, and I was able to have a natural childbirth as planned! Maizie June was 7 lbs 13 oz, and 20 inches long. We are all recovering well.
Hope everyone else is holding up!0
Congratulations @Jillsie11 I love the name, and she looks perfect! She is wrapped in the same blanket as my little one was, I wonder if all US hospitals shop for their blankets at the same place
Wishing you a speedy recovery!0
Congratulations, @Jillsie11! That is awesome news Great to hear you had a speedy delivery and it went as you'd planned. She is beautiful!! And I love the name, too. Hope you recovery quickly.
I'm still pregnant! My due date was the 11th, so not overdue by much. Husband and I have been taking advantage of these extra couple of days to enjoy pre-parenthood. Went out for ice cream last night then relaxed on the couch with a silly movie, and today we went to breakfast and we're about to go watch a movie at the theater. Not sure when we'll get to do some of these things again, so we're grateful that our little guy is giving us these extra days to just be a couple.
Hard to believe that the little guy will be here any day now! Life is going to change SO MUCH...
Any new announcements in here? Been kinda quiet...would love to hear more stories!:)0
Hi ladies! I know it's been way too long, but I still wanted to post a quick update to say that my little boy arrived and all is well. He came 8 days late, which was OK with me. I never really did feel ready for him to arrive. But now that he's here... I'm pretty crazy about him.
So we were scheduled to be induced on a Thursday night a week after his due date. We showed up for our appointment only to wait for a couple of hours in the waiting room and then be told that they didn't have any delivery rooms available. They said we could stay and wait for someone to deliver (yeah, right!) or come back the next morning. We opted to go home and get some rest before the big day. Well... I went into labor at 2:15 the following morning! We went back for our induction appointment already in active labor. My contractions started at about 10 minutes apart, and by the time we left for the hospital about 4.5 hours later they were less than 4 minutes apart. Silly me - I was packing an ice chest with drinks and snacks for hubby and he was out front fixing a sprinkler. My mother in law kept yelling at us to get going. Hahahaha...
I had to have my water broken, and they discovered that my son had passed his meconium inside me, so they were concerned about that. They explained that they wouldn't be able to place him on my chest immediately because he'd need to be examined by an ENT specialist and may need treatment to remove the meconium from his throat/lungs. Then during labor his heart rate kept dropping really low, so they kept flipping me from side to side to reposition him. Right about 12 hours into labor his heart rate really tanked - it was below 60 bpm for two minutes. My husband and I heard it dropping on the monitor, and before we could blink the midwife and about 9 other people had run into the room and were putting oxygen on me, unhooking all my monitors, and wheeling me down the hall to the OR. They explained that his heart rate was continuing to drop, and they would have him out in less than a minute once we got to the OR. I was pretty freaked out and told them to do whatever they had to do to keep my baby safe. We got to the room so fast I didn't even have a chance to see if my husband was coming with us! In the end he was delivered via critical c-section and was just fine. His umbellical cord was wrapped twice around his neck and had been constricting with the contractions (they think) so it's a good thing they took him when they did. He was a healthy 7 lbs 6 oz and 20 inches. The meconium hadn't entered his throat or lungs, which was a big relief.
Now, two and a half months since delivery, it feels strange that I was ever pregnant and went through that whole experience. My son is such a joy, though also so much work! The first four weeks of being a mom was the hardest thing I've ever done. Now that I'm back to work it's gotten even harder. But I completely understand why moms say they would do anything for their children. I love him in a way that I didn't know was possible. He frustrates me so much sometimes, but I adore him. He's such a gift.
When I first learned I was pregnant I was very disappointed, sad, and scared. I still understand why I felt all those things - parenting is no joke! I knew it would be extremely hard and the life I loved would change drastically. But I had no idea how much laughter and love my son would bring into my life. He makes it all worth it. I know all of you know exactly what I mean.0