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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

...Birth Story.

On September 12th I began to have contractions for about 6 hour’s total of the day. They were irregular, sometimes one or two in an hour and other times they were seven to ten minutes apart. I was able to walk and talk through them. I noticed a chunk of mucus. I called my doula and let her know the events of the day. Not at all concerned, I went to bed at about 10:40, not bothering to pack my hospital bag since the contractions had all but ended.

At about 2:20 a.m. I woke up to potty, returned to bed, disappointed in the fact that I still had no contractions. I went back to sleep, woke up and went back to the bathroom to pee again. While on the potty I noticed that I was “cramping. I went back to bed and turned on my relaxation C.D it was 3:49 a.m. By the time I got to the second “And now take another deep breath…” I woke up my husband to help me into the shower because the cramping seemed non-stop. He started the shower and I sat on the potty rocking, trying to find a pattern, there just seemed to be no pause or break in between. I found it as soon as I got into the shower, two contractions with about thirty seconds rest. I got on the toilet again and told my husband to get the kids up and ready. I managed only to call my doula, get a pajama dress on, vomit repeatedly and get into the car, leaving behind my bags and all.

I walked into the E.R. at 5: 15 am and they RAN me to L&D when I screamed, “Baby number four, contractions 30 seconds apart!” I asked for a doctor and drugs, stating that something was not right, walked to a bed, sat on the edge, screamed with a contraction, lifted my leg onto the bed and instantly had a contraction, felt pressure and my water broke. I cried tears, “My water just broke.”, as I realized that I was no longer going to be pregnant, baby was on the way and my children were not there with me. People ran in. My nurse, Lee, gently pushed me back into a sideways sitting position, lifting my other leg onto the bed, just enough of a lean for the doctor to check me during a contraction. I was 100% and so they raced me down the hall. I got into the room, said that my husband and children were not going to make it, contracted and in one push had a baby at 5:21a.m.

I shouted out instantly, “I love you! Baby Ripley, Mommy loves you!” And, when my husband, children and doula’s arrived I was able to announce, “We have a baby girl!”

After a surprise conception, 40 weeks and 6 days of the most pleasant pregnancy ever, an intense 1 hour and 40 minutes of a natural, un-medicated labor and courageously determined one push birth, on Sunday, September 13th 2009 at 5:21 am, weighing in at 7lbs 13.8 oz’s and 21.1 inches long, Ripley Renee` Edgar entered this world loved.

-V.E.L Edgar

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AROCHFORD 11/3/2009 1:39PM

    Thanks for sharing the birth story. Congratulations!

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JOYPHOTOG 9/25/2009 11:51AM

  congratulations! She's adorable!!! :D

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SMOX12 9/25/2009 10:00AM

    What a great story! Congrats and Welcome baby Ripley!

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AMORRISON19 9/25/2009 9:45AM

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby! What an amazing birth story!

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    What an amazing story and a very quick birth. emoticon

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LW8843 9/25/2009 7:23AM

    What a great story. I'm glad it was a fast labor. She is beautiful.

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PHILSPHATWIFE 9/23/2009 5:36PM

    aww Kat she's beautiful! congrats on a wonderful delivery.

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PEACHEZ82 9/21/2009 4:34PM

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family.

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APRIL01 9/21/2009 9:47AM

    Congratulations!!! She is very beautiful! emoticon

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APRIL01 9/21/2009 9:47AM

    Congratulations!!! She is very beautiful! emoticon

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BEFIT014 9/20/2009 12:15AM

    oh, emoticon!

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TRECECOOKS 9/19/2009 3:57PM

    Congratulations to you and your family!! Hooray for Ripley, and the all-natural birth, Cheers to you, Kat! May God richly bless and reward you all now, and always!

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your gurl,
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JIBBIE49 9/18/2009 10:25PM

September 13 2009
5:21 AM Time Zone is PDT
, WA

Sun in the 1st House: If the Sun sign is also the rising sign, all characteristics are intensified. Because Aries is the natural ruler of the first house, there are Arian overtones to all traits. If the Sun is not heavily afflicted, you're courageous, enthusiastic, dignified and noble. If the Sun is afflicted, especially to Mars or Saturn, you won't achieve success until you conquer your arrogance and egotism. You're ambitious for success and willing to work hard to achieve both it and the esteem of others. You need to feel you're someone of distinction and importance. You're extroverted, confident, optimistic and happy. Your childhood is a happy one. As a child, you should be taught to be aware of and show kindness to others at an early age because an intense self-awareness may become selfishness, depending on the sign. You have strong leadership qualities and need to be in a position of dominance. You make a good executive. You're very strong-willed and extremely individualistic. You know what you want and aren't easily swayed to change your ideas simply because of others' opinions. You have abundant vital force, strong constitution and good health. You want to choose your own path and the freedom to move along it, as you desire. Power can warm or burn, so use it wisely.

Rising Sign is in 04 Degrees Virgo
You tend to be very shy and not very self-assertive. You are supercritical about how you appear to others. Even though you may think you are uninteresting and dull, you are actually quite soft- spoken, orderly, neat and very likable. You are a perfectionist with high standards, and at times you can be quite tactless in pointing out the faults of others. Very practical, efficient and purposeful, your appearance and bearing reflect your need to appear graceful, sensible and reserved. You have a crisp, no-nonsense approach to dealing with others. Never lazy or self-indulgent, you tend to be dedicated to the work ethic.

Sun is in 20 Degrees Virgo.
Extremely careful and cautious by nature, you value neatness and order above all else. You rigorously practice very high standards of living and conduct and you demand the same of everyone with whom you come into contact. At times, you are so supercritical that you are merely nit-picky. You are very good at practical skills and quite handy with tools of all kinds. You are also greatly concerned with hygiene, cleanliness and personal health problems. Very likely your health is much better than you think it is -- don't worry so much! Extremely methodical and analytical, you are a perfectionist -- this makes you the perfect person to carry out highly detailed, precise operations. But, at times, you pay so much attention to details that you lose sight of the larger issues.

Sun Conjunct Saturn: You have self-restraint and great reserve. Your strength and perseverance is a result of the discipline and many limitations you must face. You usually attain what you want through hard work and determination. Your self-expression is inhibited causing you to feel frustrated, which often leaves you feeling sad and too self-critical. Your early childhood is not a happy one, usually due to your father's absence (physically and/or emotionally). You mature early and learn from experience-- you must take advantage of all opportunities that come your way. You're a great organizer, disciplinarian and a loner. Your strong pride is often to your own detriment and you'll go your own way despite others' feelings. You need a demanding career.

Saturn in the 1st House: Your personal manner is austere and dignified but you need to be more outgoing and develop a sense of humor. You're aristocratic, hard-working, patient, serious-minded and shy. You have a feeling of personal inadequacy that spurs you to great achievements. You're willing to accept responsibility and work long and hard to achieve prominence based on merit, but you must learn to love and cooperate before you succeed. You have good reasoning ability and a sense of justice and you don't act or speak without a definite purpose. If well aspected, you're a loyal friend who's able to offer practical advice when it's most needed,. You're often born mature and get younger as you grow older.
Moon in Cancer (Dignified): You're maternal, sympathetic, artistic, creative, dramatic, patriotic (due to love of home), sometimes patronizing and have a meditative mind. You naively trust your feelings, which are deep and intense. You're apprehensive about things outside your control. You hide your true feelings under a hard shell. You have very accurate sense perceptions, but don't often act on them and, when you do, your reactions are slow and uncertain. Since you're very intuitive and often psychic, you're overly sensitive to others emotions and outside conditions, often letting them affect your mood. You're especially close to your home and family, with deep, strong bonds to your mother that may become a complex. You often make changes in your life and travel, but you need a home base to come home to. You're easily imposed upon, then resent it, even though you like taking care of others and understand their feelings. You're thrifty and careful with your money and possessions and hate to see anything wasted or abused. You're more romantic than passionate and are usually good at poetry, music and acting. You hold all you experience in your emotional memory. .

Moon is in 09 Degrees Cancer.
For the most part, you are very strong and secure emotionally. You intuitively know what to do to make others feel comfortable, loved, accepted and needed. You naturally enjoy feeding and taking care of others. Be careful that your mothering does not turn into smothering. At times, you tend to feel that those to whom you are attached can never do anything without your assistance and support. Extremely sensitive by nature, it hurts you deeply whenever anyone criticizes you. You have an almost desperate need to be loved and wanted and needed by everyone with whom you come into contact, and you go out of your way to be accommodating to them.

Mercury is in 04 Degrees Libra.
You are known for not jumping to conclusions about things. You tend to weigh all possible choices very carefully before making a decision. When in the slightest amount of doubt, you will compromise rather than ruffle any feathers. You are a true raconteur of culture and taste -- your ideas and opinions are neat, elegant and refined. A born diplomat, you dislike discord so much that you will go out of your way to make others feel comfortable and at ease. You speak softly and pleasantly.

Venus is in 21 Degrees Leo.
You have a striking, regal appearance and demeanor that attracts others to you. Your friendship is highly sought and you tend to take friendships quite seriously -- you remain loyal and true to those to whom you are attached. For you, love is mixed with pride and respect. Relationships are over when you lose respect for your partner. Be careful of a tendency to relate only to those who make you look good -- the powerful, important and influential. This can lead to arrogance and selfishness, and neither of these qualities becomes you.

Mars is in 11 Degrees Cancer.
Your moods are very important to your overall well-being. You are confident and self-assertive when you are feeling upbeat, and you are retiring, irritable and grumpy when you get depressed about anything. Very sensitive, you wear your heart on your sleeve. You are easily angered whenever you think someone has slighted you. It is best for you to show your anger immediately and let it all out, rather than to try to hold it in or to hold grudges for a long time. You're extremely loyal and defensive of your family, neighborhood, community and culture.

Jupiter is in 18 Degrees Aquarius.
Your personal growth occurs when you have the freedom to do things in new and interesting ways -- this brings out your natural inventiveness. You are an individualist, but you are also attracted to mass movements that emphasize social betterment and you will devote much time and energy to their efforts. Very fair- minded and objective, you have extraordinary skills at organization and administration.

Saturn is in 24 Degrees Virgo.
Your life must be orderly and practical and full of known and familiar routines in order for you to feel comfortable with yourself. Be careful, however, not to let "order" become the be-all and end-all of your life, or you may become cold, crass and unfeeling. Doing useful, practical things boosts your self- esteem. Abstract concepts and reasoning seem frivolous and a waste of time to you. You are very critical of yourself (and others), indeed at times quite self-deprecating. Try to relax a bit and allow yourself the freedom to fail once in a while. However, you probably won't fail very often because you are such a perfectionist.

N. Node is in 28 Degrees Capricorn.
You rarely get involved closely with anyone unless he or she has something specific and practical to offer you. You tend to be "all business" when it comes to dealing with others. You're usually so intently focused on a particular goal that you rarely have time for social niceties or casual fellowship. But you can definitely be counted on by others to get things done. When you say that you'll do something, you do it. As such, you're a valuable member of any team situation and will probably rise to a position of leadership within the group. Your trustworthiness and sense of responsibility are unquestioned. But do try to avoid the temptation to "use" others to reach your goals -- they might come to resent you.

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GLORYLIGHT57 9/18/2009 5:12PM

    Oh...Baby Ripley is soooo adorable. I can feel the love she is receiving. Give her a kiss for me.

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SHELLREED 9/17/2009 1:59PM

    awww Kat she is gorgeous !!!! I am sooo happy for you and your family.. I am sorry that I have not around much I am stuck back up on the hill with mom in law... love you!!!

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ALNEAGLE 9/17/2009 11:33AM

    Congratulations!! I am glad that mama and baby are doing well!

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BUGABOO7500 9/17/2009 9:18AM

    Congrats on your newest addition. Sounds like it was pretty easy..haha. Not having children yet so I can say that. She is beautiful. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JEN1239 9/16/2009 9:46PM

    Congratulations!!!! Baby Ripley is beautiful. emoticon

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SPIRITRUN 9/16/2009 8:32PM

    Wow, goosebumps! In ER at 5:15 and baby out by 5:21 is mind-boggling. I love Ripley's picture. She looks like she is dancing a cha cha with those arms. What a determined little girl!
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KOOLBREEZE113 9/16/2009 7:35PM

    Beautiful baby.Congratulaions!

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SATELLITE19 9/16/2009 7:11PM

    She is super beautiful. Congrats!

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ZEN_WOMAN 9/16/2009 6:11PM

    What a cool story. I am so glad she is finally here. I have been waiting on pins and needles to finally know she is here. I remember when you posted you couldn't even see your baby bump and now the baby is here.

I am hoping the recovery is a easy as the birth and that we will all benefit from your awesome leadership as you inspire us into shape. I want to finally lose weight this year. So looking forward to a new end of the year challenge.


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CASE4GRACE 9/16/2009 5:01PM

    I had goosebumps reading this story. Ripley is absolutely gorgeous! Blessings to you and your family!

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RALKINGCHICK 9/16/2009 4:20PM

    Thank you so much for sharing. I have chills. Congrats! She is BEAUTIFUL!

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LYNNSULLIVAN1 9/16/2009 4:18PM

    Hi Mama and Baby Ripley!
Welcome to the world.
It is indeed a most amazing place to be.
Great choice of Mom!
Have an amazing life.

Lynn emoticon

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GLAMOURGIRL-9 9/16/2009 4:12PM

    Awesome! Congrats !

She is beautiful and absolutly perfect!!!


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NGCHILD 9/16/2009 4:09PM

    I am so happy for you!!!

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MOM2AJAS 9/16/2009 3:55PM

    Congratulations Kat on the beautiful baby girl & the awesome birth. I'm so glad it went so well.
My niece gave birth this morning at 12:01am to a baby girl.

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ANDIHALLI 9/16/2009 3:24PM

    Wow! What a story Kat!
I am super jealous, I wish mine were that easy.
but good for you!
I am so happy for you and Ripley and your family.
Hugs all around!!!!

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PJOY17 9/16/2009 3:04PM

WTG woman! Ripley is beautiful! She has a mind of her own already doesn't she, why be average. LOL My older son was born fast like that , 12 minutes after my arrival at the hospital, when they asked me how far apart my contractions were I said well I am not having any , but my legs hurt every 2 minutes. LOL Glad you are both well.

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JAYDEE14 9/16/2009 3:00PM

    Congratulations to you Katrina and your growing family!!

Ripley is a beautiful baby girl!

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OHANAMAMA 9/16/2009 2:52PM

    RIPLEY!!! It's so good to finally see your beautiful face!!!


Wonderful Story and Congratulations on a healthy lovely little girl!
Ripley Renee' Edgar... I'm loving the name you chose!

BIG BIG BIG HUGS to you and your family!

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PARTICLEGIRL22 9/16/2009 2:52PM

    A million congrats to you are your husband! She is beautiful!

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D710DANCE 9/16/2009 2:17PM

    Congratulations and welcome to Baby Ripley!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Congrats to the whole family!! She's beautiful! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TOBSKINNY3 9/16/2009 1:32PM

    COngrats!!!! She is beautiful!! I am so happy for you, she is one lucky lady to be brought into such a wonderful loving family!!

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PEGGYSUE264 9/16/2009 1:30PM

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby girl - so you weren't carrying a watermellon!!!!

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SEEMAINE 9/16/2009 1:27PM

    Congratulations, Kat! What a beautiful baby and story!

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LADYVALK 9/16/2009 1:25PM

    Congratulations!! What a beautiful, healthy baby!!

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POPTART44 9/16/2009 1:23PM

    Congratulations Kat!! She's beautiful..what a story!!
So happy for you and your family - big hugs!!!


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TARABEAR 9/16/2009 1:05PM

    That really is amazing!!! Congrats! What a gorgeous little girl!

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IOWAGAL1957 9/16/2009 12:15PM

    congratsto you and your family!! i'm sure her arrival is just the first of many surprises she will give you!

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BSTOIBER1 9/16/2009 12:02PM

    emoticonCongratulations on a beautiful baby girl Kat!! What a precious birth story!

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HOPEISME1 9/16/2009 11:40AM

    Oh what a beautiful baby. Congrats!

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LMCGEEN 9/16/2009 11:39AM

    Congrats! It is amazing how things work out! I know you really wanted to do this at home but it sounds like it was amazing where you were! Very happy for you!

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FIESTYME 9/16/2009 11:19AM

  She is so beautiful! Congrats emoticon

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TLAIR0468 9/16/2009 11:14AM

    Congrats Kat!! She is beautiful. You certainly pushed it the very last minute getting to the hospital, didn't you? lol I am so happy for you and your family. What do the kiddos think? Hugs to everyone! Enjoy every minute with your precious new gift!!

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Okay, so I totally give up.

Here is the latest. I've been turned down from everyone since the start of this pregnancy...

Yesterday I got a call from my midwife (yes my due date) and the midwife she works under says that I'm at risk cus I have big babies and recommends that I not be taken in and if she does, she can't work under her. So, she had to let me go...

Just about EVERYONE seems to be turning me away due to being "high risk" because I have "big babies". My biggest baby was 9.3 and that was my son. I've not even gained a quarter of the amount of weight I did with him and everyone who knows me says that I'm so tiny. This kid doesn't even sit in my rib cage!!! I'm sick of the whole being turned down because of "big baby" syndrome. I'm fed up, I give up!

Nothing happens during sex, with nipple stimulation, walking or spicy food. I have to move on to other methods or be induced because they want me to go no more than 1 week over (to 41 weeks) at the military hospital. I know I can avoid it by not showing up but I'm also sure that's going to cause some major issues when labor does come or I need to be induced and all.

So, I'm thinking Castor oil mix...I figure, if I'm ready, I'll go into labor, if not, I'll try again before the induction.

I'm just sooo fed up with the big baby deal and the constant "inducement or c-section" comments. Plus the whole "we may need to keep the baby if s/he is over 9lbs"...

I just want to cry... You all know I'm so not big on induction and yes, I'm okay with trying natural methods at the right time but really, I never wanted to be forced into pushing my child out when not ready and now I feel it's my only choice because if I don't, they are going to attempt more extreme measures if I wait. I'm tired of fighting...Help, say something...


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PHILSPHATWIFE 9/11/2009 3:50PM

    Kat I dont understand about the "big babies" thing. I know I talked to you about my birth experience with Magnus and he was 9.6. My doctor never mentioned inducement or c-section with me. he actually told me he preferrs for his moms to go on thier own and would let me go up to 42 weeks if I so chose. I dont know if your body is like mine or not but I have "big babies" and i have delivered both of my sons vaginally with less than a one inch tear. So as my doctor said some women are just designed to have bigger babies and we shouldn't mess with mother nature unless absolutely necessary. I defintly question why they would keep the baby if it's over 9lbs that seems really really wrong to me.My son was over 9lbs and he had some trouble transitioning but they gave him right back to me as soon as they administered the oxygen to help him out. At no point in time was i ever told that my baby being kept from me was based on his weight that is just ludicrous! I know you want to give up and i'm praying for you. it seems like between you and my sister the military is just determined to screw with you guys and it's not fair! I'm sending you lots and lots of good healthy baby birthing vibes. ((Hugs))

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    My thoughts and prayers are with you!

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DEGODDESS 9/10/2009 3:01PM

    Kat - I'm so sorry you're going through this. I have nothing to offer except my prayers (which I have been offering up since we met). Continued blessings to you and your family.

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DRAWNTHISWAY 9/9/2009 11:27PM

    I would avoid castor oil. Homebirth midwives would tell you that it increases the likelihood of your baby having meconium in the fluid which then makes you higher risk. You should look into other choices. Best of luck.

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KATRINIA17 9/9/2009 3:50PM

    It is messed up but I completely understand where she's coming from. It's about her job and all. She's not completely dropped me. She's still willing to come by and help with listening to the baby's heart rate and doing checks and such. She's managed to call me everyday so far just to check in. I know she feels so badly about this and is doing all she can to help. It's the person she works for that upsets me. She's been telling everyone that she will take me on and yet every time I call she tells me differently. Then tells them different and they all tell me "well she said she reconsidered" or what not, so back to calling her. She's never given me the spew of 'too much of a risk due to big baby' and she actually told me over the weekend that she would take me after the 13th if I was still around (she's got a 50th wedding annversary going on). I get the feeling that either she has no intentions on taking me on and never did or she wants the money. She's charging more than double though...

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TARABEAR 9/9/2009 12:25PM

    Wow! It does not sound right that people can do that to you! Wishing you the best of luck having a natural healthy birth very soon!

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KATRINIA17 9/9/2009 11:41AM

    No hon,

None of my births have been "complicated" except for the last one in which they induced me. The Pit does awful stuff to you and baby. I had a vaginal birth though and avoided a c-section even though they brought it up non-stop. So much for not being able to do it last time huh. LOL

Still nothing as of today....Sigh...I go in at 2:15 for my appt.

Thanks for the support you guys.


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DOLLY_37 9/9/2009 11:09AM

    So sorry you are going through this, were your other babies a complicated birth? If not why should this one? I hope things get better emoticon

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LMCGEEN 9/9/2009 8:15AM

    I know you are frustrated but hang in there!

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AMALIA8 9/9/2009 6:57AM

    Well, I cannot give advice since i've never had a baby before, but I will sit here and send you good wishes. :) I hope that things work out the way you want them to. I'm so sorry that everyone who was going to help you is now backing out on you because of this "big-baby syndrome". They are being big babies that's for sure LOL. :) Keep on fighting and keep on trying and things will work out. :) *hugs* We're here for you even if there is nothing we can do. :)

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KATRINIA17 9/8/2009 11:38PM

    The castor oil is nothing major. It normally is used as a stool softener so the whole point of it is to get your system going. Anything that gets your system going (like an UTI or holding your urine or being constipated) will give you contractions. But, castor oil will stay in your system longer and allow contractions to last longer. Of course though, if your body isn't ready for labor then nothing will work at all so the most that will happen is that I end up on the potty. LOL Which is never fun! I know that doctors love to strip your cervix and all and let me tell you, that has never EVER worked on me even though each time they promised that I go into labor within 24 hours. It's awful, I cramped and bled for days, it was painful to have done too. On top of that it can break the water and still not cause labor which would lead to induction, possible c-section and increases your risk of infection. I much rather do the castor oil and sit on the pot then go the OB's route and bleed and cramp for days....oh the pain!

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    Ah, Kat, I've never been pg nor do I work with pg women, but I really feel for you. You know your body, you've done this before, and they are giving you cookie-cutter medicine. Listen to those who know and skip the castor oil (I haven't a clue). We're all pulling for you!

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    Oh Kat...I am so sorry you are still having issues. I completely understand your concerns with being induced....as I was induced at 37 weeks with my first child due to high blood pressure. It was an awful experience and it seemed that labor went on for an eternity.

I will keep you and your little one in my thoughts and I hope he decides to come along soon!

Also, thanks for the support you have left on my blogs. I really appreciate it!

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VICIOUS421 9/8/2009 10:50PM

    Kat, there is nothing I can say about your situation as I have never been in it. I am sorry about all that has happened and hope and pray that everything works out for the best for you and Ripley.
You both will be in my thoughts and prayers!

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IOWAGAL1957 9/8/2009 10:47PM

    please pass on the castor oil. it will probably get you an awful bout of diarrhea and maybe some braxton-hicks contractions for a while. i've known mom's who tried it but i've never known it to induce real labor in my 18 years as an ob nurse. my theory is -- usually -- babies come when they are good and ready. the rest of us just have to wait until then, as long as all signs point to a healthy babe.

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HAPPY-DESTINY 9/8/2009 9:44PM

    It's all about their insurance and risk for treating you. My wife's smallest child was 7 pounds 15 ounces..then there was
8.8 ..9.9 and 10.13! My 9.9 son is now 23..he is 6'4" 245..Fit and strong! And his 10.13 brother is 6'3" 210!

We were dropped by the mid-wives and sent to a 'specialist'!

But please refrain from the castor oil..the main proponent in such a 'remedy' is protein. A good fish dinner with extra sharp cheddar cheese and crackers with watermelon and strawberries!

Remember who 'The Guest of the Party' is and think of his/her best welfare!

I wish you well!

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BSTOIBER1 9/8/2009 9:38PM

    Kat emoticon Please listen to me. I know how you feel, exactly. Almost 4 yrs ago, I was in your EXACT situation. I did find a MW to work with me, and when things started to go wrong, she was afraid she would get into trouble and just kept going with things as they were w/o saying anything to me or the other two on my birthteam. My sweet baby girl got stuck in my birth canal and died during birth. Right now, I would do anything to have had a c/s.
I don't want this to be a scare story for you, but it's so important. If you want to read the newspaper stories, you can google my name (bridget stoiber).
Blessings to you as you make decisions!
love Bridget

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Why does everyone assume that I'm miserable??? Except for the one time I fell on my back and hurt myself (mostly my fingers) I've never complained about being miserable or wanting to end this pregnancy. In fact, I've been going on and on about how I wish I could be pregnant for ever and how I wish this would never end. Just about every post, blog and status has talked about how things are going so fast and I wish they would slow down so that I could remain pregnant longer. Yes, I've had days where I had swelling or heart burn but hell, every non-pregnant person has days when they are sick, tired or hurting and it doesn't mean they want to end their life. Every time I turn around someone (not most people but too many for my liking) are trying to make it out that I want this baby out now and can't stand to live if the child stays in another day.


I don't want my pregnancy to end. I've declined all inductions and c-sections that have been offered. I refuse to have my membranes stripped and have even refused internal exams to prevent anything from sending me into labor early. I do not even do any of the "natural" inducement methods because I LOVE BEING PREGNANT AND NEVER WANT IT TO END!!!

I even comment about how I get upset and CRY at the thought that I will no longer be pregnant soon. It all reminds me of a blog that I read that hits home for me. NO I AM NOT "SUFFERING" JUST BECAUSE I'M PREGNANT!!!


On another non-pissy note. LOL

I met up with another midwife. She is willing to help out with the GBS meds and only needs my medical records. I just need to get them and with Labor day and all, the soonest I can do that is on Tuesday. I'm not sure what will happen if we don't have them by then. As of now, I have all my stuff ready for a U/C home birth! Now, if only Ripley can wait it out until I get those records...LOL


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PHILSPHATWIFE 9/8/2009 10:45AM

    I'm sorry your pregnancy is coming to an end sooner than you'd like. I can remember being sick on bed rest AGAIN and thinking to myself "this is the easy part"..lol. I love the name Ripley btw it seems so fitting. A home birth..wow you are much more braver than I. I hate hospitals but i'm such a worry wart I would never be comfortable with a home birth. I hope it all goes the way you've been planning and dreaming. Just think with a home birth you'll be able to by pass all that military hospital crapola you have been having to deal with.

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GLAMOURGIRL-9 9/7/2009 11:35AM

    Most people by now are screaming for release of the baby inside ............you are just not most people Kat! You are very unique and that ROCKS!


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POOHBAH51 9/7/2009 3:10AM

    If you are happy, ignore negative people. Good luck!

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AMALIA8 9/6/2009 8:54AM

    I hope I wasn't one of the people who was coming across as thinking you were miserable. I just wanted you to both be healthy. :) So, as long as you're both healthy it is a good thing. :) Keep up the great work and keep on smiling!

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LILLYTAME 9/6/2009 7:19AM

    emoticon If you're happy, I'm happy! lol Good Luck!

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    We had a mother in Albuquerque that was pregnant 22 months and had a 300 pound baby - she's Rosie the elephant at the zoo! (Not that I'm saying you're an elephant, LOL). Glad to hear you're happy being pg. emoticon

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VICIOUS421 9/6/2009 3:00AM

    I thought you were miserable with the heat but I would be miserable with the heat and I am not expecting! LOL And seriously I know a lot of women enjoy being pregnant but I would guess by the time Ripley was 2 or 3 you would be more than ready to give birth. As much as you want to stay pregnant forever I know you can't wait til the moment you hold Ripley in your arms for the first time either. I have never had children of my own but know that has to be the most wonderful feeling in the world when you hold your newborn for the very first time and they snuggle against you. For me that would be what I would be looking forward to is the moment I get to hold my baby for the very first time.

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ERIECANALGAL 9/6/2009 12:33AM

    I loved being pregnant too. It is a wonderful time in your life when you are bringing another person into the world. And it is so wonderful to see that life and how it will develop into a person and how all the babies are different. I ended up having 8 all together. Two of them were twins. Now I have 16 grandchildren and 2 more on the way.

So you can always have another one and be pregnant again.


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HOPEISME1 9/5/2009 9:30PM

    I am glad you are happy and content with how your pregnancy is proceeding. Did my exercise for bad guessing. Take care emoticon

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Mother ship has been Contaminated!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Mother ship has been contaminated…
Colonization of foreign life forms has been found…
Life support to the womb pod is still currently active….
Alien life form is not at jeopardy at this moment….
Current mission has been aborted…
I repeat, current mission has been aborted.
Alternative mission has been activated.

Yep, I got GBS and now have to be at the hospital in order to get the I.V. and yada.
5 pregnancies and the one in which I get to labor at home, I end up for the first time with this crap. Now I have to be there ASAP so that I can get the meds. If I don’t get the meds then they will keep the baby for an extra 3 days or what not. Me and my doula have decided that in order to not be there for ages with them torturing my poor baby, we will leave the house ASAP so that I can get signed in and get the meds started. I have to have at least 2 hours for all this.

I’m okay with this…I don’t have to keep my house spotless for the doula’s and midwife and I should be able to use the huge birth tub that they have. I have 2 on call and I have a full blown birth plan signed…things should move along on my terms…should being the key word. LOL

On other news…

1. 4 days until my due date.
2. I’ve dropped!
3. I’m sick! Yep, nauseous and can barely keep anything down.

In short…any day now!!!

On another note, I wish not to deliver today (Sept. 3rd) so pray that I won't!


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KPACE7 9/5/2009 9:21PM

    emoticon emoticon

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VICIOUS421 9/5/2009 1:35AM

    Awe Kat, I'm sorry about the meds emoticon Hope everything else goes the way you want it! I think you will be seeing Ripley soon.

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    Since you didn't post today (9/4) I'm guessing Ripley stayed put. Hope everything with the antibiotics works out OK.

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DRAWNTHISWAY 9/4/2009 9:02PM

    there is at least one alternative that could have been available to you. I have had other friends that were rx'ed orally antibiotics to prolong their ability to labor at home prior to coming into the hospital to deliver. It was a decent compromise, but they had natural birth supportive atmospheres (which we know you haven't really had)... Any ways I hope you have a decent birth experience and that you get to birth when you are ready

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IOWAGAL1957 9/3/2009 9:19AM

    you mean you don't plan to wait for my lotto date, the 21st??????? lol, i guess i'll have more penalties to pay you when you catch up to me.

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GLAMOURGIRL-9 9/3/2009 9:17AM

    Wooohooo any day now! Sorry about the need for the meds!!!

Hang in there and keep em crossed till tomorrow! emoticon

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LMCGEEN 9/3/2009 8:45AM

    Sounds like there will be a baby any day now! Just not today

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MOM2AJAS 9/3/2009 7:27AM

    Sounds like Ripley will be here soon, but I will pray that it's not today. Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great.

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AMALIA8 9/3/2009 6:37AM

    Well, I will pray that the baby does not come today either. I hope that the baby comes after the meds have taken effect and there is no longer any danger to either of you! :) Keep on being strong. :)

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ya gurl,
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Just a bit of an update on me...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just a bit of an update on me...

A lot has been going on over on my side of the world.

Erin (Buttonsmom) before she went into labor, contacted a doula who contacted me. This doula sent my story around and I got several doulas who were willing to help me out at a discounted or payment plan rate. I've actually picked one out and her backup doula is going to be at my birth for free!

On top of that, all the doulas agreed that I needed a home birth so for the past 2 weeks I've been calling up midwives who have been suggested to me. That has not panned out at all since many are not willing to take me this late or do a payment plan. Plus with all the supplies I need to buy and I can now go at any moment.

So yesterday me and my doulas went up to Madigan and did a tour of the L&D since my Dh insist that I have a midwife or go to the hospital and I don't want to put my doulas in that position of delivering my baby.

But we have a plan and will be laboring at home maybe with a midwife (we have to check but she won't deliver the baby, just will be there for support)and at the last moment will go to the L&D. We have already checked with the nurses on the floor and were told which doctors are more "natural/laid back" and which were not and it seems that 2 of them should be around in the next 3 weeks and one of them I've seen. He was the male doctor who said he would put in the GD and Rhogam test and if I decided to do them okay and if not, he couldn't force me. Out of all the doctors I've seen, he's the only one who didn't drive me up the damn wall and make me want to report him so I'm happy to hear that he's seen as "decent" in the birth room too.

I have sooo much on my plate at this moment. Both my girls need to be put into school. We were supposed to be moving and just last week were told no so now are looking into finding a new place to live. Dh has applied for school and is on his way out to Iraq and because of the move, I did not apply for my son to get into any free programs so I will have him with me along with the baby and no help.

I do now have a car seat and diaper bag! I have some shirts, and diapers for at least the first 2 weeks and other than that I'll be shopping after baby is born I guess. Everything still needs to be washed up and I need to clean my room and make space to put the new baby at and all clothes and such.

I'm cutting it to the wire and on top of that I've sprained or torn the ligaments in 2 fingers during my fall, am fighting a yeast infection and now hurt because of the slip and I'm having a horrible time getting around and moving on my own. Just really, really bad timing huh LOL.

Lucky for me, my next appointment is on the 1st and I'm about 90% sure that I'll be there so that gives me another week almost to play catch up!


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AMALIA8 9/1/2009 7:26AM

    That sounds like a lot of activity considering that you should be taking it easy LOL. I guess you can only rest when you can right? Well, I hope your appointment goes well today. :) Keep up the great work!

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DRAWNTHISWAY 8/31/2009 2:27PM

    some natural remedies for yeast include coconut oil, garlic or apple cider vinegar. I hope you get your to do list under control and feel at ease at the time your birth comes.

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SINGER73 8/28/2009 10:38AM

    emoticon Hope all goes well.

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KPACE7 8/27/2009 9:29PM

    I know you deal with what you need to deal with, but I think you are getting a little bit more than your share on your "to do" list.

Take care of yourself.

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1THING 8/27/2009 4:34PM

    I am sending you 10,000 hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!! I am also praying for your ability to get it all done.

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    Hope you feel better soon, thanks for the update, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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