Thursday, July 12, 2007

Home birth?

I am interested in having a home birth with this little one. I don't want to deal with going anywhere in labor and I don't want to have to put a newborn baby in the car to come home either. I think being at home in our own environment will be nice. Soleil will be here with us and baby and I can just jump right in bed together after the birth! We will try a water birth again and probably rent a spa tub to set up in the house since our tub is so tiny.

We interviewed a midwife today and I really liked her. She seems to really love what she does and is very knowledgeable. I even learned something new with her! She will come to the house for all of the prenatal visits which will be nice that I won't have to drive anywhere and Soleil won't have to be carted off either. Not to mention I won't have to fight traffic to get anywhere after work and how much we will save on gas!!!

What better way to bring a baby into this world than the comfort of his/her own home? The smells of home, sounds of home, love of home!

Here is the midwife's site:

We haven't decided on her 100%, but we sure did like her! Soleil even gave her a hug and let her kiss her if Sol will do that, she must be a kindred spirit!


Well Robbie and I found out we were pregnant over the 4th of July holiday while we were visiting his family in Alabama. I noticed my cycle didn't come and then I wanted a Diet Coke, so I KNEW something was up. Robbie had flown back home to go to work and while on the phone with him I thought I felt a menstrual cramp. I told him, "Whoops, guess we aren't pregnant". I thought he would be happy since he hasn't been sure having a 2nd was the best thing to do financially and sanely! But he told me he was disappointed since he had gotten used to the idea. That was nice to hear! And it looks like this one is here to stay, not a menstrual cramp after all. Guess it was pregnancy pain! So welcome baby #2!