Last time DH didn't find out his official dates for deployment until 30 days out. We knew "round-about" but not firm dates. Same thing is happening this time. The problem is that the midwives I have talked to in WV would like to begin seeing my by 25 weeks. I understand that they want to build a relationship, and I want that too. So, I booked my plane ticket today and DD and I are headed to WV the last week in May. We are hearing that DH should deploy in July... and then I am due in September. Unfortunately, this may mean that our family is separated for much longer than we had anticipated I am so thankful that his family is so great and accepting of us... and I can't wait to see them, but the feeling is so bittersweet. It seems so stupid that DH is in the U.S. and we can't be with him.
On a good note, I have been emailing with a great doula out there, and spoke to a direct-entry MW that I really like so far. Her rate is $2500 and she has lots of experience and references with HBACs and waterbirth. I am supposed to call her to set an appointment as soon as we get in.