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Hi, all! I just realized I replied to a bunch of posts and no one here knows who I am! I'm Carolyn and am due to give birth in about a week, eek! This will be my 2nd natural birth and 1st home birth. I am getting so excited to have my birthing time at home and finally meet my baby
It's been a long road getting ready for this birth. When we got pregnant, my dh was employed at 2 jobs and we were using our office/basement mostly for storage. Then my dh got laid off from one job, got fired from the other, and we had to go on unemployment and medicaid. We've worked really hard to change our storage room into a super awesome (and clean) birthing suite. And it's almost done! All that is left is to clean the attached bathroom one more time, move a bookcase, and set up the birthing tub. And, my dh has a new job waiting for him soon after baby comes If he got hired earlier, we would have lost our insurance--could've sucked!
I've been practicing my hypnobabies program again, and feel like this time I might listen during my birthing time (unlike last time, where I just closed in on myself and didn't want to talk or touch anyone else). I also feel like it'll be a shorter labor, more relaxed and joyous.
So anyway, if you don't hear from me again, I've probably had my successful homebirth! I would like to come back and post my birth story when it is time.
No baby yet! Guess date is for the 22nd (monday) but last time i went overdue by a week. I was really hoping to avoid going overdue again. Plus this baby has been pounding my cervix--trying to get out, I assume!
I'm coming back in to say I can't post my birth story here cause we had to transfer to the hospital I didn't get upset about it, I just went with the flow. My baby boy was born 6 days overdue, on 4-28 at 1:30 am. While the birth was okay (only 20 mins of pushing vs the 2 hrs for my daughter), I hated the hospital stay--2.5 days felt like a week. I couldn't wait to leave. I much preferred my previous experience of leaving the birth center after 5 hours!!