Good News #1: I finally got a chance to really talk to DH about homebirth last night (I know, what took so long?), and he is on board. He wanted to make sure of a few things, 1) he really doesn't want the midwives here with a messy house, so he wants to have a clean house at the time of the birth. I think I can handle that (I have a history of nesting in early labor, anyway) 2) he says I need to find ways to handle stress better because I have been stressed lately (I have thought it was more moodiness than stress, but I think he is right that stress is part of it) and he is worried about what stress could do to the baby, and 3) he wants to be certain that if the baby's needs change, either from something we learn clinically from the midwives or if my intuition/divine guidance tells me something (right now I have this amazing feeling of peace about this pregnancy), he wants to be sure that I won't let my desire for a homebirth get in the way of what is best for the baby, and I told him that I am really okay with birthing in a hospital again if that is what is best.
I told him that I'm not really worried about anything going wrong with homebirth. I feel good about it. My worries are about doing something so outside the social norm and how other people might react--I'm afraid of having my choices judged and criticized. My husband is someone who has never been one to care about what other people think, and he thinks I shouldn't care either. He said "Either everything you have studied and are so passionate about is right or it is wrong. If it's wrong, then lets go to the hospital. So, are you right or wrong?" I said "I think I'm right." And he said "I think you're right, too. And if you're right, it doesn't matter what other people think." I love my husband.
Good News #2: I just found out that the midwives just started taking appointments at a second office in my area! They are sharing the office with a local Naturopath/Acupuncturist. This means that I would only have to drive 12 minutes for office visits instead of an hour!