Very exciting! Can't wait to see how this all unfolds. I am very glad you are getting exactly what you want.
I'm so happy you found a midwife and get to have your home birth! That's terrific!
Christa!!! I am so happy you found a midwife and are getting your home birth!!! Your anxiety relief with getting a midwife sounds exactly like mine. I had that anxiety all through William's pregnancy but still stayed with a hospital birth and after I had him I called my midwife and it was such a relief to talk to her and after our first meeting I knew she was perfect.
I can't wait to her how your birth goes! But keep the LO in there until 37 weeks.
What a relief to find a midwife. You would think states would realize women have a right (heck they give them a right to terminate pregnancies but not to give birth at home!) to decide where they want to birth and they don't have a right to make it illegal to do it at home. It's crazy!
I hate that your state puts you through such drama. Even Arizona, crazy *** Arizona, supports midwifery and home birth. Its just insane.
But woooohooooo for finding a MW!!!! Baby had better stay put for another week. I have a strong feeling you won't go early like you did with Clara. Just a premonition .
I really don't think I'm going to go early, obviously not as early as I did with Clara as that time has passed already *phew*. I'm guessing more like 40 weeks or a bit more. My other two were pretty comfy inside still at 39 weeks when the dr's booted them out. I was talking to my chiro this morning when I went in to get supplements and he just first of all can't believe all the crap you have to go through to have a homebirth, of course it seems like the natural choice to him and also can't believe there's not a real birth community in our town. I'm having a hard enough time getting the ICAN chapter off the ground after a year of having it if that tells you anything. Natural birth and VBAC's just aren't "normal" around here. I still get people all the time that are completely and utterly shocked that I had Clara vaginally and am planning to do the same with this LO after having had 2 c/s's, it's just unheard of.
I told my BFF this morning about our plans to have a hb. She's about as mainstream about birth as they come, she went in with her last two for 38 week inductions just because they said she could, got the epidural right away and had the babies within 8 hours. Birth is very easy for her and she likes to do it with as much medication as she can LOL. BUT she understands and doesn't judge me for being very natural childbirth oriented. She may not understand it all but she is genuinely interested in what's going on with my birth and for that I love her She was very excited for me! It was nice to share it with someone IRL.
So, I just had a major freak out and screamed at some poor sap at Verizon. My cell is crapping out, like pop the battery out 20 times a day to reset it, bad. I called and ordered a new phone Friday, it was due to arrive today. I saw the UPS and FexEx guys both drive by so I called Verizon to check on my order and they have no record of the order. I spent an hour and a half on the phone Friday evening with a rep getting the phone picked out and ordered and the whole order vanished. After I realized there was no order in process I proceeded to have a major freak out on him. I sort of feel bad now but dang, how does an order just vanish!? I ended up telling him I needed to calm down before I talked to anyone there and I'd call back. I bet he was relieved. Called back, talked to a lady who could tell I was still pretty peeved, she was short and to the point, got the order placed and they are overnighting it free to me. The crappy part is that you have to be home to sign for phones and our delivery guys come in the afternoon which is when I have DD1 and DS's physicals scheduled tomorrow. You think DH would be okay coming home from work early just to sign for my phone LOL.
Oh no about the phone! I know you were excited. And how the heck does an order just disappear?!
Glad you were able to share with your BFF. Sounds like a great friend to be supportive of you with your "different" decision!
That would be frustrating! What kind of phone did you get?