Sunday, December 18, 2011

And the rants begin again...

Well with each renewal of life.. comes re-opening up all the debates. After all, I have to start thinking about it again, right?!

Two really great articles were pointed out to me this morning and THIS is the blog for them! 

Pro-Vaccine Immunologist Admits a Shocking Truth About Vaccines

 "It is pointless to administer drugs intended to stimulate antibody production to babies who are too young to produce antibodies. Infants in their first year mostly depend on generalized, non-specific immunity, including (hopefully) immunoglobulins from breast milk, to protect their young bodies from infection. They do not produce antibodies of their own until about age one. Despite this basic fact, the medical establishment insists administering a total of 19 shots, containing 24 vaccines, to infants on the 2, 4 and 6 month pediatric visits (Source: Somehow, the basic facts of human physiology and development do not apply to vaccines."

Thinking from an economical perspective... if these things are needed to protect our herds... then why are we wasting them on people who can't use them yet? Never mind the potential risks involved.

I have always advocated waiting (at the very least.) I cant wrap my head around injecting our 10-15 lb babies with poisons that are supposed to kill any of these horrible diseases that they could get over the next 80 years. Really!? This one shot has enough chemical in it to keep my child safe for 80 years?!?! And you want to give him how many of these shots?! How is that safe for this tiny baby?

The next article:

ACOG: Post Dates is Past 42 Weeks

“Waiting for the birth of a child is an exciting and anxious time. Most women give birth between 38 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. But very few babies are born on their due dates. It is normal to give birth as much as 3 weeks before or 2 weeks after your due date.”
What cracks me up is that some people think the baby is going to be TOO BIG to push out of your vagina. Really? You honestly think that God didn't plan for that? That is why we dilate. Of course there are reasons that some babies have to be born early and I am not dismissing those reasons. When you have stats like 30% of hospital births are cesarian and the usage of pitocin is almost half of hospital births I am lead to wonder when we quit trusting God and how amazing our bodies really are at doing their job.
"The rates of both labor induction and C-section have been on an upward trend in the U.S. since the 1990s. Labor inductions have risen from just under 10 percent of births in 1990 to 22 percent in 2006; and in 2007, C-sections were done in almost one-third of all births." (Reuters

The baby is not going to attend kindergarten in your uterus. He will come out when he is fully cooked. He's not building a house. Just because he isn't ready when you are doesnt mean that something is wrong. And you know that as the grow their heart rate is SUPPOSED to drop, it doesn't always mean distress. My favorite to shake my head at is those women who plan their births... over and over and over. Not just having a birth plan, but "Little Baby A is going to meet us on January 8th... when we evict him." Awesome. I am so sad that women miss the incredibly empowering opportunity to do this ONE incredible thing that no man can ever do! OhMyGosh, after Atlas was born, I felt like I could conquer anything!! I have held onto that, too. My self confidence is doing pretty well on that aspect.  

I have been told that I am jaded since I had such an amazing experience with my own first birth at home. But I don't think I am a rarity at all. I have a whole gaggle of mommy friends who did the same thing and really want to encourage and inspire other women to get the information they need to be able to do the same... without fear. It's possible, but your birth team needs to make sure you have all the information you can store!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

We are expecting again!

We are officially expecting #2. We are 11-12 weeks along. Technician says we are due July 4th, Midwife says July 7th due to ovulation, I say June 27th due to last period. If we go like Atlas did... then June 20th will be the date. (My birthday is June 15th)

I wasn't wanting to announce early on. My endocrinologist told me we would not get pg without "help," but we did. I went back to her the week after we found out and she assured me I would lose the baby. My Synthroid is a very high level and must be kept high due to the cancer earlier this year. You have to have thyroid hormone for your body to get pregnant, to stay pregnant and to know when to go into labor. We are currently reducing my levels slightly and she doesn't think that my body will remember it is pregnant. The level of Synthroid could effect the size of the baby and it's growth, since it makes me high hypo, we are going to have to monitor closely that I am able to put on enough weight, more importantly that the baby does.  Kinda devastating and I didnt want to post a "we lost our baby" post. I know far too many people who have miscarried and I didn't want to have to 'go
there' out loud.

Happier news - Kelli Johnson assures me the baby will be fine and lots of people are on Synthroid, and there are a lot of people on my level of Synthroid and have normal, natural, healthy births.

I LOVE Kelli and I trust her. I am currently in the process of firing my endo and finding one that works on a more natural level and will preform the blood tests I have requested. The current endo refuses to test my reverse levels, thus breeching my right to informed consent.

So that is why a few of you know, or have thought you knew and I have avoided any questions.

We got to see the baby today at our first sonogram! It is measuring a week smaller than it should and of course my mind is playing tricks on me and making me a little crazy, but we go see Kelli tomorrow and I know she will ease my mind.

I know for fact the day I ovulated so I other than having had only 1 period and then 3 weeks until I ovulated, I know the *moment* I ovulated. I can feel it.

So now I am ready, just took me a while.

We are pregnant! YAY! Babies rock! So excited I get to have another!
Also excited that I can finally share our news!
Atlas - 20 months
#2 due anytime between June15th and July 15th - aiming for July 4th
but certain it will be well before that.