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Heavy Heavy DEW on the grass this morning... cool 58 up to 72 already at noon.... some hay cut and ready to be tedded but I cannot pick up the tedder tongue to hook to tractor because my knees can't take the pressure... amazing how much you lift with your legs/knees without even realizing it. I cried the last time I switched from the rake to the tedder because it was nearly impossible to get the tedder on the drawbar.... normally I would not even think much about it....I have lost so much strength from the pressure and therefore pain that it puts on my knees to lift and move stuff... :barnie :hit.
Calling for nice for 3 days, then rain coming in Sat with a cold front behind it...Then nice and sunny but 20 degrees cooler...FALL IS COMING...
 

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Good morning. Coffee is ready. I'm going to work on the screened in porch today. We acquired some solar panels that were cracked. We were going to get them set up in order to run the freezers in case of power outage. To seal the cracks, you use polyurethane and squeegee it in the cracks to seal it up. But they have sat there, taking up space. Robert took one and got it working, so I'm giving him the rest of them. Also have some odds and ends sheets of paneling and sheetrock in the portable building that I am moving to my son's house, giving him that too. That will clear out the building. There is a chick brooder that I posted on a FB chicken group, that is getting picked up on Friday. Big chunks gone.
Wow! Cleaning out junk!

That is a great accomplishment, and nice that you are doing it steady-like. The entire place will be squeaky clean by spring.

I should do that cleaning out stuff too. :hide
 

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Today… hmmm today is storming really hard. Do one wants to get up today. Gotta buy a big birthing tub and package. I just keep telling myself we budgeted for it. Rina kicked Daffy this morning so that was… fun? Drama queen.
Does your midwife not have a portable one that she can bring with her?

With our kids,
1. Was in the hospital
2. In a regular bathtub at the midwife clinic
3. In the front seat of the car
4. At home. Tried bathtub for a bit and that wasn't good so went to the birthing stool.
5. Emergency c due to placenta abruption, 2 weeks early.
 

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Wow! Cleaning out junk!

That is a great accomplishment, and nice that you are doing it steady-like. The entire place will be squeaky clean by spring.

I should do that cleaning out stuff too. :hide
Nope, got to get it done NOW. There will be a memorial for BJ in Livingston where he lived for 35 years, then one here on the 12'x54' screened porch for our friends here.
 

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Does your midwife not have a portable one that she can bring with her?

With our kids,
1. Was in the hospital
2. In a regular bathtub at the midwife clinic
3. In the front seat of the car
4. At home. Tried bathtub for a bit and that wasn't good so went to the birthing stool.
5. Emergency c due to placenta abruption, 2 weeks early.
No, and honestly I’m still trying to decide if I even want the midwife there, I don’t really see the point. Also can I get the front seat of the car story?
 

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No, and honestly I’m still trying to decide if I even want the midwife there, I don’t really see the point. Also can I get the front seat of the car story?
Midwife is super important.

Midwife makes sure things go smoothly, everyone stays calm, and knows what to do if things go wrong.

Since they are experienced they know what things are normal and what things are not.

They also know how to fiddle with stuff to help things along and to reduce pain.

And they help to reduce tearing.

Also, they tend to be more meticulous as to their stitch work. At least in our experience.

The "fruity granola" types that we used were very supportive, holistic, and helped with all aspects of the birth including emotional and psychological.

We interviewed a more medically oriented midwife... didn't like her at all.


As to the car birth...
We were going to have him at the midwife clinic like kid 2. Nice and roomy room at the clinic, perfectly clean (unlike our house), they clean up after you.... and they had just put in a nice huge birthing tub.

BUT, kid 3 was just insane fast... labor started, got in the car, 30 minutes later kid shot out.

Labor for kid 1 was 18 hours or some such, kid 2 was 9 hours... no idea why kid 3 was so fast, perfectly positioned I guess. Kid 4 was again about 9 hours.
 

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