Me: 30 DH: 35 Married: 1/10/15
1st Pregnancy EDD: 1/1/17 Born 1/10/17 Team Green turned Blue!
2nd Pregnancy EDD: 11/6/18
Children are like casseroles; it takes a lot to mess them up.
How long did you sleep with baby? Until they were able to sleep though the night, for a set amount of time, etc.? We bought a twin bed that is staying in the nursery so I can sleep there and Baby won't disturb DH through the night and DH's snoring won't keep me awake while running on precious little sleep, but I don't want to spend 6-12 months in the nursery away from DH.
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@karaelaine1991 from what I understand, part of the reason the SIDS risk is reduced is because the carbon dioxide you exhale helps to stimulate baby's breathing. So if your babe is going to be sharing a room with your DD when she moves out of yours, the benefit would still theoretically be there. I'm hoping to keep the baby in our room until 4-6 months. But, FTM here, and also a super light sleeper, so we'll see how it goes.
So I was talking with my mom last night about all of her pregnancies and deliveries. She had to be induced for all three of them. I am the first born and was three weeks (!!!!) past due before they stripped her membranes. I came along like 36 hours later. Obviously, I know that one pregnancy has no bearing on another, but has anyone found that their labors/deliveries have gone similarly to their mom's?
@karaelaine1991 I'm definitely mentally prepared to go way over. But I really, really don't want to be induced. So I'm hoping to hear a bunch of stories like yours to make me feel better, haha!
@Parley I'm in the school of thought that one medical intervention sets you up for the next one. Close to 50% of inductions (both medical and scheduled) end up with a C-section. As a believer in Science, I think that biology has given us the tools to have babies the best way possible (in most cases). Now don't misunderstand, I am extremely grateful for modern medicine, and I understand how many lives of both moms and babies it saves. And I will never turn down a necessary medical intervention. But I really want to try to have a natural birth experience, and I feel like the chances of that happening are less if I have to be induced. I will add the disclaimer that I in no way judge anyone for having a certain type of birth. It's a very personal choice that should be thoroughly discussed between a patient and her caregiver.
I had something I really wanted to ask but guess what.... I forgot! (shocker) But i have another one! My midwife and I were talking about the flu shot, which i recommended my family get, and then that brought up the TDAP with whooping cough shot and she thought since I already had it that my family wouldn't need to because the baby should pick up immunity from me. Is anyone else's doctor making their husband or family get this? Just curious...