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    Hi everyone!

    DB - I am the same. Lots of false starts, lots of BH's but also been getting random real contractions every now and then. Very emotional too. bub comes before the 22nd! Does your sister know you don't want her to be there if you go into labour?

    kymmy, I use spatone as well. It's great isn't it! If I don't drink it for a few days and then have it I feel a difference pretty much straight away and I can't taste it at all in orange juice! Yay for halfway

    traseal I don't think it sounds like too many, as long as you are comfortable with them all! As for the birth space, we are setting up the pool next to a little buffet table we have in the dining room, and I'm planning on putting candles all over it, some pics of DD, and some A4 pieces of paper with birth affirmations on them stuck to the side.

    spicemum I have pink tiger stripes too DD is fascinated with them, she traces them with her fingers haha. Haven't got any more so far though, but there's still time, I thought I had escaped them with her until they all popped up at 39-40 weeks!
    Good idea on stocking up on meals, I really should be doing that too.

    AFM, I can't believe it's just over a week til my due date. I'm really over all the pre-labour aches and pains but I'm trying to remember that we don't think we'll be having any more kids (well maybe in 6-8 years, we have time on our side ) so I keep reminding myself that this could be my last pregnancy and to enjoy it.
    The birth pool is half-inflated and waiting in our bedroom! It's just a waiting game now. DF is even more impatient than me, he's on constant contraction watch - if I even move like I'm uncomfortable he's going "What is it? Are you ok? Contraction? Waters break? " It's hilarious

    Is everyone prepared for christmas? Only 10 days left

    Ps: 38 week bump pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceres View Post
    DB - I am the same. Lots of false starts, lots of BH's but also been getting random real contractions every now and then. Very emotional too. bub comes before the 22nd! Does your sister know you don't want her to be there if you go into labour?
    glad im not the only one!
    i've basically told her that i need to really be in my own comfortable space when i give birth...and that i may not even want our mum, DS or DP in the room sometimes. I told her i would rather she not be there when i was in labour and giving birth and she seemed ok with it. Only problem is there really isn't anywhere else for her to go! If it's during the day my mum can take her to the shopping centre or something (20min drive) but if it's at night there is no where to go. And if my labour lasts as long as last time there will be an issue...36 hours! So id really just rather have the baby before she gets here...think bub will co-operate?

    things have slowed down again for me. Im just completely exhausted now. just need to last 2 more days and my mum will be here and DP will be on holidays. They can run around after my active little man for a while.

    gorgeous bump pic ceres!

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    Ceres and DB you both sound as though you are closer the birth than I am. I get the odd achy contraction but they're nothing like the real thing. I still don't really feel much of my BH's.

    One of my IM's was just here. She palped my tummy and said bub is still mobile - head just above the pelvis. They have both said they think my birth will be after Christmas sometime. That said I am still trying to coax bub out by meditation, massage, mental telepathy and just plain old wishful thinking .

    Ceres - loved your belly pic. I do still plan on posting one eventually .

    DB are you able to set up your birth space so that it's private and your sister can use other parts of the house or enter and leave by a separate door. Then she could be there without being in your space or in your way and you can relax about when your bub comes. Or just a room she can wait in (kind of like a waiting room at hospital) - you could pop a telly in there and a few books so that she can be otherwise absorbed while you are busy birthing.

    Traseal - I'm still working on birth space. We do have my birth pool set up in the lounge room next to the pool table so DH is now calling it the "Pool Room". I have a TV to play serene photos or my relaxion DVD on and have just added a porcelain statue made by my BF of a naked woman with a baby. It's set up away from my kitchen/living room so that people have somewhere else to go if I need space and so the kids can be there without being in the room with me.
    Like Ceres I am planning on posting some affirmations around the room. I also think I will have my Calmbirth CDs handy as well as other music to listen to.

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    Hi We have just found out I am pregnant
    Where do you live? Moving to Mackay Region just after Christmas
    How far along are you? I am about 7 weeks
    Do you kow what your having? No and I wont be finding out.

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    Ceres - lovely bump Hoping bub comes soon for you!!!

    DB - I hope that bub will come for you before your sis gets there.

    Spicemum - Good old mental telepathy can not be underestimated!!!

    Traseal - Not long for you now either, all these babies coming so soon I'm gonna feel abandoned in here

    I'll just have to hang out with Kymmy

    Hope everyone is well!!

    Had a scan yesterday as I thought my waters had broken There was some damage to the side of the sack, but still a normal amount of fluid so bub is all good.

    Head down and right way round for now, so hoping he stays like that!!!

    Welcome 2sweetgirls

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    Drama Queen= when are you due? I will be around grasping at all the information I can, so I hope that I can keep you company.

    Good luck to all the woman who are about to birth their babies in the coming weeks, of ofcourse beyond.

    I thought I'd tell you all a little about myself, as much I am a fairly private person I dont mind sharing the basics.

    I have 2 DD's one is starting Prep in the new year, and the other was 3 in August, so she's not quite 3 and half yet.

    I have a relatively new to most peoples sense of time DP, he is wonderful and everything I never thought was possible in a partner.

    He has 2 children of his own, a DS who is 5 and a DD who is only 2 weeks younger than my DD2.

    We are more than likely going to be having his children 50% of the time, which I am more than happy with, but at the moment its looking like a long road of mediation and manipulation from the other side. Its not pretty and I hope to god that the relationship I have with my xdh never reaches the appauling level of disrespect that I can see in theirs.

    I am really nervous and I suffer from anxiety when I begin to think of all the horrible things that she is doing and the way it is effecting her children and that I will never let it ruin the life or lower the standards that I have for my girls.

    Anyway thats enough of that.

    Why Homebirth.

    I have had 2 rather medical births, and I was mistreated like most woman in hospitals are. I knew from the moment I stepped into a hospital or even a doctors room I felt vulnerable for a reason. and homebirth was not even an option as far as I was aware with my DD1. With DD2 I was preparing for a home birth when they picked up a rahter terrifying arythmia with the doppler in a midwife appointment at from that moment I was fear stricken and it was turmoil from that moment on.

    I prefer to not go into the whole thing right now, maybe one day I will write a birth story, but for both Births they are very raw in my memory.

    I have formed a strong opinion on what I think is necersary and unnesersary procedures during pregnancy, and it is very difficult for me to connect with anyone who is not of the same frame of mind, or has not been enlightened to the medical mistreatment of pregnant, birthing woman and new mothers and their babies.

    I am a gemini I am rather scattered at timesso please excuse the jumping from one subject to the next

    I am so excited that my DP has embraced me and my beliefs with both hands. I cry when I think about it.

    I am scared to move away from my support group here in brisbane to such a close minded community that I feel a little overwhelmed with the thought of trying to find like minded woman.

    I have though got in contact with a midwife up there who is going to get me in contact with the "enlightened" woman of mackay so I am really excited!

    I am not a very confident person, and usually my confidence shows stronger when I am disagreeing with my family or a close friend.

    Which brings me to "my family" who are less than supportive in most areas, judgmental and quite critical of anything outside the norm. nothing is constructive if they happen to feel its a personal attack on their decsions, which it never is, its just my opinion differs from theirs. So for now, they do not know I am pregnant, and I dont know when or how to tell them, the only one who knows are my best friends and now my sister because I feel she is the most open minded of them all.

    I best stop now but I hope that gives you an idea of who I am and why I am here.

    good luck to all of you who are so very close to meeting your babes.

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    DB - Hmm that's a tough one! Agree with spicemum, hopefully there is a way you can set up your birth space so it's kind of separate from the rest of the house, or a part of the house set up for your sister that is separated? Enjoy your time with your mum and DP, make sure you rest lots Sending you labour vibes too

    spicemum - I have been pleading with bub telepathically too but it's not working Your birth space sounds like it will be lovely

    2sweetgirls, congratulations! I'm sorry to hear about your previous births, and it sounds like life is quite hectic for you at the moment. I hope things calm down soon and also that your family doesn't give you much trouble. All the best with your home birth.

    traseal, thankyou I am quite young, I will be turning 21 just after new years'. I love being a young mum though

    DQ - Glad to hear bub is okay, what a scare! Don't worry, I plan on sticking around the HB section once bub is born!


    Cannot believe I am still pregnant after the night we had last night. Felt crampy all day and it got worse after putting DD to bed so I hopped in the shower. Was having really bad period-pain cramps and my back was aching. The pains were coming and going irregularly in the shower. Hopped out and sat on the couch for a while - DF got everything ready except for the pool - the aches were still just coming randomly so we went to bed. Drifted off to sleep then woke up a couple of hours later having an almighty contraction and badly needing to pee. Had 2 more big cx then they faded off to normal BH's and before I knew it I was awake and no baby
    I hope it's a good sign that things will happen soon though. Today I'm going out to buy one of those fit balls and am planning on trying to bounce the baby out lol. Maybe some fresh pineapple too? Couldn't hurt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceres View Post
    DB - Hmm that's a tough one! Agree with spicemum, hopefully there is a way you can set up your birth space so it's kind of separate from the rest of the house, or a part of the house set up for your sister that is separated? Enjoy your time with your mum and DP, make sure you rest lots Sending you labour vibes too
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    Ceres and DB you both sound as though you are closer the birth than I am. I get the odd achy contraction but they're nothing like the real thing. I still don't really feel much of my BH's.

    DB are you able to set up your birth space so that it's private and your sister can use other parts of the house or enter and leave by a separate door. Then she could be there without being in your space or in your way and you can relax about when your bub comes. Or just a room she can wait in (kind of like a waiting room at hospital) - you could pop a telly in there and a few books so that she can be otherwise absorbed while you are busy birthing.
    We had decided to put the birth pool up in the main living area (lots of tiles, big open space etc) mostly cause i thought it would be easier to clean that area. But i had started to not feel comfortable with the big open space. Then my wonderful middy asked to see our ensuite yesterday...she walked into our room and said "oh no, this definitely has to be the birth space!" Our room is quite huge and has a big bay window, the bed, extra space everywhere, a chest of draws to put my crystals etc on, and our ensuite!. duh!! should have thought about it being the birth space a long time ago!! its much more private then our living area and it means i can close myself in there and not worry about DS or my sister, like you lovely ladies had suggested. not sure why i didnt think of it before ...so im going to start setting it up tonight. Middy also mentioned that my fear of not having the right birth space and not wanting my sister there could have been holding my labour back...so hopefully shes right had i have bub tomorrow!!

    what kind of affermations are you all putting up?? All i have thought about having are my birth crystals. and maybe some candles.

    Ceres - gotta love the false starts! we've done that twice now. i dont even bother waking DP up anymore. I really hope bubby starts the real thing for you soon.
    re: being a young mum. Its awesome isn't it im a young mum too. Just turned 22 in september. (although sometimes i dont feel young at all anymore!) We had DS at 19.

    2sweetgirls - welcome!! So sorry to hear you had two bad hospital experiences. i had one and that was bad enough! fingers crossed that all the drama with your DH's ex works out. And i hope your family can come to understand your reasons for homebirth.

    DQ - glad your waters hadn't broken! hope bubba doesn't scare you like that again.

    hope all the ladies who haven't been in here for a while are doing well

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    Warm welcome 2SweetGirls. I hope you find your homebirth experience more empowering.

    DB - I'm glad you have a more private birth space and are able to relax a bit more now. My affirmations are mostly just words but also reminders to stay in the moment and follow my positive inner voice and ignore my negative inner voice.

    Ceres - Have you been practising Optimal Foetal Positioning at all. I had false starts like that with my first for about 2 weeks and wonder whether it was because of her position.

    Being a young mum is awesome - I had my first at 21 and I'm still young enough now to be around her friends and not be though of as "old".

    DB & Ceres - Are either your bubs engaged yet. Mine is still mobile but I guess I'm not expecting him to drop until labour starts.

    DQ - I'm glad your waters didn't break. When is your bub due?

    Traseal - still working on the bump pic and thankyou - like people I think all bumps are beautiful - some just have their own special kind of beauty .

    I've just had my best friend staying here for 1 and a half weeks and as much as I've loved having her here and would have liked having her at my birth, it is so lovely having my space back.


 

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