Congratulations on the birth of your little girl Mad84! Great to hear that all is going well!!
Good Luck Purple Lily for Wednesday! Hope everything goes smoothly not long now until you have your little bub in your arms!
I'm still waiting. Am 41 weeks today and nothing is happening. Back to the hosp for more monitoring today. Am thinking I will see if they can try a stretch and sweep again and see if it can be done this time. I have been fairly good for the pregnancy but had a little emotional moment yesterday. We have waited for over 3 years for this baby, just feels like every step has been dragged out, including labour!! Bring on Wednesday afternoon!!
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Yeah I think I'm feeling ready. We got a fair few things ticked off the 'to do before baby arrives' list over the weekend. Still a couple of small things to organise but if she came anytime soon it would be totally fine by me hehe.
11-08-2014 11:17 #323
I haven't actually set anything up yet because I plan to birth in the living room (it's comfy, has heating/cooling and close to the kitchen for easy access to water) and I think having a big birth pool in the way for the coming days and weeks would be a pain! But it only takes around 15 mins to blow up. Then filling it takes a bit of time too. I think we will get it blown up and my birth space all ready as soon as my contractions have any kind of regularity. I have music, candles, newborn outfit etc all ready to go. My friend also made me a 'labour of love' pack with a heat pack, barley sugar, coconut water, candles, crystals etc. It was so thoughtful.
Yes of course you can, the plan for DS is to be there but I am keeping open to the fact things may change. He has said he wants to be there and I would love him to be, and that's partly why I hired my doula- so either DH or my doula can be a support for me, and one for DS. He's met my doula and she is wonderful with him. If he is sleeping, I more than likely wouldn't wake him though. And if he is not coping or having him there is not working for us for any reason, DH's parents live 5min away and will be on standby to pick him up if necessary. So we are just going to take things as they come I guess!
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12-08-2014 20:03 #328Senior Member
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Good luck tomorrow ladies. Can't wait to hear the news
12-08-2014 21:48 #329
Thanks very much ladies I don't think I will have any news until Thursday though. Going in tomorrow arvo to be checked and will stay in overnight ad they will use the gel if my body hasn't done anything.
If it has and they don't need to use the gel ill come back home and go in first thing Thursday morning to be induced. Starting to get excited now even though there's still 2 more sleeps!
Good luck Purple Lily!! Can't wait to your good news!!
Mad84 I can imagine it takes a while for it to all sink in! Hope all is going well!
Colbie good luck with your home water birth if I don't get a chance to get back on here for a while!! I look forward to hearing how it all goes!
Good luck to you too Cappy! Doesn't sound like you are too far away from the main event!!
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