This is a blog post made solely from Facebook comments, posts and private messages. It's how Facebook friends and myself told my birth story. If you've never had a Fb birth, I highly recommend it. It's fun!
Me: "Here's to all those well intended sweet friends of mine who said with pity-full sorrow in their voices: "You don't think you are going to make it to your due date do you?" and believe me, there were many! I'd smile at them and say "Oh yes! I do think I'll make it!" and here I am, my baby and I made it to our due date!! Praise the Lord! yay! And feeling great! -maybe just a tad slow and addicted to naps, but I'm doing swell!!!"
Me to my doula Hannah: "Wonderful!! Baby is head down AND no longer posterior!!!! --plus: Ann said I had the 'glow' so won't be long.
No idea what the 'glow' is but I like it anyways..."
10 days overdue.
Me: " I guess my 'glow' wasn't strong enough??
Hannah: " Shine a flashlight on your belly in the dark. That will really make you glow! :)"
Me talking to Amanda: "Thinking of you. Just remember, it's just a guess date. No pressure, but just in case we go at the same time....I get the red room. :-D"
Amanda: "Now you've made it a challenge...I'll race you to it :)"
Heather: "hahaha, you two are hillarious! It would be so funny if you were both laboring at the same time at the same center!"
Becca: "I am so pathetic first thing I do when I get up in the morning is run in here to check yours and Amanda's status... I SO NEED A LIFE... I am just so excited for you BOTH!"
Me: "Me too Becca!! Me too!! We need to start a club 'Pathetic birth Nuts club' hahaha!
I keep checking my status too to see if I'm in labor or not. Nothing from me today!! Hahaha..."
Betsy Taylor "LOL you dingy ladies!"
Elizabeth Smith: " I want a club.... do you have to be prego to join?? I could be the coach.... or something....."
Becca: "I am joining yours and Amanda's race to see who has the baby first. I was reading your status and if your MW will let you go up to three weeks past, I just might beat you both! =) Don't worry you can still have the RED room, but the races begin! I hope you have a Wonderful Friday!"
Me: " What?! Amanda, are you reading this??
Castor oil it is!!
AGAIN. I hate Castor Oil. Got to think of something else.... I'm just gonna tel my MIL to turn up the spice-o-dometer on her Thai food. Maybe I'll go run a marathon too... Ok. That's funny, me running that is..I'm cracking myself up!
Ps. Don't forget my dog Bella is in the race too! Hahaha"
Amanda: " That is SO not funny Becca. You can NOT beat us!!! IT MUST GO IN ORDER! Me, Andrea, Bella and THEN Becca ;) If you all want to go into labor at the same time that will be fine but you can't leave me behind :)"
Me: "Maybe Bella could get the red room? Amanda, I gotta strange feeling we WILL go in that order. It's only fair right?? Haha. Sorry Becca. :-0"
Amanda: "NEGATIVE! I am NOT sharing the red room with a dog, lol."
Me: "By the time my baby is born this will be what she looks like compared to the average newborn. A tad over-cooked?"
Amanda: "LOL!! Mine is going to come out talking and walking. :) And I was really hoping for a small baby."
Me: " Hahaha! Well, I don't know Amanda, I healed up a lot quicker from my 8 pounder then I did my 5 pounder. I don't think you or I have a chance for a small baby anymore!"
Kathleen Gardner: "so how long will they let you go over before "helping" you out?"
Me: "As long as the baby and I are healthy..... :) I'm actually glad I wasn't induced at 40 weeks with this one like I was with the other two. At 40 weeks she was transverse and not in a good position to come out. Since I have waited my baby has accommodated herself into a very safe and 'proper' position to come out. And I feel tons better now about going into labor then I did 9 days ago. Still--it is hard to wait, I'm ready to meet her, hold her and feed her.... Ooooh. It can't be long!!"
Tori: "They almost always turn on their own and stay put when they get close to being delivered." another invaluable lesson learned through The Bradley Method and Donna Ryan"
Me: "I think that if given the chance Jasmine would have turned and I would have had an easier delivery with her. But OBs are so impatient. At least mine was."
Tori: " When exactly was your's and Amanda's due dates? Will was 10 days overdue before he decided to show up :)"
Me: " Ronda, I'm not scared of a big baby! Not even a little! I was a couple of years ago... Not this time around! It is fun to joke about though."
Tori: "Amanda's was the 11th that makes her 10 days passed due today..."
Me: I'm at 9 days --Amanda is at 10. She has been preggo for 290 days --me 289. :-)"
Donna Ryan: "I promise -- these babies *will* come out!"
Me: " What!!? I'm NOT going to be pregnant forever? Haha. I know Donna, and this time around I don't have the pressure of a doctor or hospitals policies... I'm contented to wait. Although I am ready. Anytime now!"
Me: "My baby is in position to be born!!!! (first time EVER!). Yes! Yes! Yay!!!! Praise the Lord!!!"
Sherian: " Hmm...I wonder if your mama's intuition was right and she will be here tomorrow?? How's the dog?"
Me: "Sherian, dog is still pregnant too. She better wait her turn! Its still Amanda's turn first then mine then hers.... :-D Baby is not engaged but in a good position. Still not in a hurry, just waiting on the Lord! His timing is better then ours."