To the tkd ladies! (pregnancy & training)

Discussion in 'Tae Kwon Do Resources' started by gemtkd, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. KellyOwens

    KellyOwens Valued Member

    No worries Ember, I didn't feel you were railing me about it :) . I've just been on boards before where as soon as herbs were mentioned all it took was one person to make an innocent and honest statement about their potential danger and everyone jumps on the "tar and feather the herb user bandwagon" :D .

    I agree 100%!!

    Hey James, sounds like your wife and I are due about the same time (April 30th for me). It's coming up quick!

  2. KellyOwens

    KellyOwens Valued Member

    Hey Gem....hoping your absence is a sign that baby has arrived :) ! I'm looking forward to hearing how it all went for you.

  3. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Thursday 5th 8.30pm Mrs Mitch says, "We'd better check the contraction times"

    9.00pm we head for hospital

    9.30pm we get there.

    10.20pm a beautiful baby girl is born, 8lbs, name undecided as yet. Mrs Mitch and her are both well and gorgeous as ever, but you'll have to settle for a pic of baby with my ugly mug for now. She's less than 1/2 hour old here :)

    Proud dad:

  4. neryo_tkd

    neryo_tkd Valued Member

    how cuuuuuuuuuuuuute :)

    congrats to both of you :)
  5. Pacificshore

    Pacificshore Hit n RUN!

    Big Congrats to you and your family :)

    Noticed she already has her guard up :D :Angel:
  6. gemtkd

    gemtkd Valued Member

    just a quick mesg from hosp baby arrived on 2nd she's perfect. due to complications still in hosp but will fill yous in soon as xx
  7. neryo_tkd

    neryo_tkd Valued Member

    congratulations :)

    i hope everything turns out great. looking forward to hearing from you and maybe a picture too :)
  8. KellyOwens

    KellyOwens Valued Member

    Mitch, CONGRATULATIONS!! What wonderful news...I'm glad to hear labor and delivery went so well!

    Gem, CONGRATS your way too!! I'm sorry to hear there were some complications...we'll be thinking of you! I'm anxious to hear how it all went.

  9. Hiroji

    Hiroji laugh often, love much

    Congrats Mitch and Gem!! ;) :)
  10. ember

    ember Valued Member

    Mitch - Aawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :)

    Gem - congratulations, and best of luck.
  11. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Thanks everyone and hope everything's going ok Gem!

  12. Ciar2001

    Ciar2001 New Member Supporter

    Congrats to both of you ;-)
  13. gemtkd

    gemtkd Valued Member

    ok I'm officially home!! Woo!! So 1st April I got induced at 4pm. By 11pm I was having severe contractions, I'm talking 6 in 5 minutes!! Went to hosp to find out I took a reaction to the gel and was over contracting. so they tried to control it and it got a little better but was still severe. Come 2nd april afternoon they said though I was having reg contractions I wasn't going in to labour so I needed a c section.

    So c section it was!! I lost over a litre of blood. Anyway, come wednesday I start getting severe pains in my stomach and was moved to the high dependency unit. They said I had (excuse spelling) paralitic illius which as far as I understand means they paralysed my bowels during op. So I couldn't move and was in agony!! While in HDU I got an infection in my womb and they found bowel loops so was put on even more drugs!!

    Slowly getting better but still in a lot of pain!!

    Oh and the reason I never went in to labour is cos' my little one was a whooping 9lb 2oz and 53 cm. I'm only 5ft!!

    She's perfectly healthy and absolutely beautiful!![​IMG]
  14. gemtkd

    gemtkd Valued Member

    Congrats Mitch btw!! your baby's beautiful!!! x
  15. rtkd-badger

    rtkd-badger Fundimentaly Manipulated

    Congratulations Gem, shes gorgeous ;)
  16. neryo_tkd

    neryo_tkd Valued Member

    guys, your babies are truly beautiful. congrats once again :)
  17. KellyOwens

    KellyOwens Valued Member

    Gem, oh my word!! What an ordeal :eek: ! I'm glad you're on this side of it and I hope you heal quickly...that's just rough!

    Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous :Angel: !!

  18. gemtkd

    gemtkd Valued Member

    Thanks everybody!! Due to all the drugs I've been on I now have a yeast infection in my mouth and a chest infection!! Get's to the stage where you just have to laugh!! I ain't having anymore children though, thats for sure!!

    You should be due any day now Kelly!! How's things??
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2007
  19. Greyghost

    Greyghost Alllll rrigghty then! did good kid.

  20. KellyOwens

    KellyOwens Valued Member

    LOL, oh Gem, you poor gal!

    Yeah, I've got less than 2wks to go now and hoping it'll be sooner rather than later. I can't complain's going really well and outside of the sciatica I'm feeling good.

    My best friend just had a baby 2wks ago (baby had some troubles though and has been in the NICU...they came home yesterday). I went over to drop their dog off since I was dog-sitting; holding her baby made me really anxious!! I'm looking forward to being beyond all of this and holding my own little one :) .

    Baby isn't in the greatest position at this point (posterior: baby's back is towards my back...optimally the face should be towards the back). My last two were posterior and it makes the labor much harder and more difficult. If nothing else, at least know what to expect. In the meantime I'm trying everything I know to do to encourage baby to turn.

    I have a midwife appt tomorrow...hopefully my last one :) .

    My son has the state TKD tournament this weekend and I'm really bummed that I can't go (it's almost 3hrs away...can't risk it this close to my due date). He's upset I can't go too but not enough to keep him home :p.

    Well, I'll let you all know when baby arrives and post some pics. Shouldn't be too long!


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