Haha.. I may as well ride the coattails of Erica up there.. since I wouldn't have found this group without reading that she'd just joined it!
I'm 27, from Halifax as well.. 38 weeks pregnant with an active ninja starfish.
What a great group to be a part of! I'll second Erica and say that yes, there are some glaring differences between the American and Canadian medical systems.. and it'll be great to have a forum to discuss our experiences/expectations.
Cheers to all & looking forward to some great chats!
I also wanted to mention, I'm glad to be somewhere that no one thinks I'm spelling labour or colour wrong! lol! :o)
Hi there Erica!! Wow, I can't believe you are 34 weeks already. Time flies so quickly. Hope your feeling good, and cant' wait to read that birth story (and see lots and lots of pics...hint hint..lol)
I'm doing ok! I'm still having some strong contractions every day, but nothing like the frequent contractions of last week. I'm seeing my dr weekly already, so that's a bit of a drag, but TOTALLY worth it! I can't believe my due date is coming up so fast! I told the baby it's gotta stay in there until after DD's birthday, May 4th. (and preferably after DH's birthday on the 12th too!) Hope Ryder's doing well!
I contracted for weeks as well, although they were inconsistant. Such a pain...physically and emotionally. But yes, your right, all worth it. I remember well all you went through to get pregnant and am so happy for you!! Ryder is doing great, can you believe he is almost 3 months old? Funny, I can no longer remember what life was like without him, he is just incredible!!! I had no idea infants did so much...everyday is something new! I love motherhood, it is the best thing I ever did! You tell that little one to hang in there at least 4 more weeks. Sounds like you have an impatient one...lol.
Yeah, I think it's a boy, lol! It seems like yesterday that you were putting up pics of your little newborn!! 3 months?!? WOW!! After we had DD, I looked at DH and said..."What the h*ll did we do with all of our time before we had her?!" It's so true how much they learn and grow everyday! I bet his personality is starting to shine these days! Just saw your status...hope you got some sleep last night!
Congratulations and Welcome to the group!
I will try to help out with any questions you may have!
Just wanted to say hello and glad that you are here also! We certainly need this group! I love that Teddi started this all Canadian group!
Sandi (Dragon1973) Down syndrome Group Founder/Moderator
Hi Sandi! We certainly did! Who else can I complain to about EI forms and sick leave before maternity leave, lol! In all seriousness, it's hard sometimes to relate to the American medical system, so it's nice to have people to relate to. Cheers!
LOL I had to laugh about spelling colour and labour....funny though, no one has mentioned it!
You ladies are right...the health systems are totally different...I can't believe how much some women pay for small things. I think that's a big reason for this website...many women have quite the issues and will wait until the very last minute to see a doc!
Erica...hope you don't get too bored on bedrest!!!!
Heatherm4.. I'm officially off bedrest now, since the baby is safe to come any time now! YAY! It was really hard, as I have a 4 year old, so not being able to go out and play with her was HARD!
Erica congrats on being off bedrest! Wishing you the best!!!