Sorry everyone, things have just been a bit hectic around here. Things have slowly started to get back to normal so I hope to keep this blog updated. Everyone is doing good. Edwin just had his second birthday and of course it was decked out with “toot toot”. Evan is doing great. At his last appointment he was 14.5 lbs and is 24 inches long. He’s smiling and talking up a storm.
Well I had my consult with the CPM and her apprentice today. She’s going to do a bit of researching of how to best help me with my pregnancy and labor. We are going to touch base in two weeks and see how things go from there. She gave me her consult folder with paperwork to fill out and read. I’m feeling a lot better about this now. Now I need to save up for her deposit before we have our first prenatal visit. 🙂
I called and set my consult with a local CPM (certified professional midwife) earlier this week. I will meet with her next Wednesday. This is just an initial consult to see how we are together and to see ifshe would consider taking me on during this pregnancy, talk about birth and delivery etc… I just started getting apprehensive about this consult. I have never been apprehensive about any other doctor appointment. So I have tried to figure out why this is so different. Then it hit me. This is one situation where if the answer is no I don’t really have any other options. If an OB doesn’t want to take me on there are a ton of other OB’s out there. I guess if I lived in my own home instead of living as a live in companion I wouldn’t be quite as apprehensive. Since then I would have a few more options should the answer at this consult be no. I really want to have this CPM because she has done this for years and has the added benefit of having birth suites in her home. So unless it was absolutely needed I wouldn’t have to set foot in a hospital. If we lived in our own place there are a few other midwives in the area that could be an option. However,that is not the case. So I guess what really has me more apprehensive is the fact that there is a chance I might have to return to the hospital to have this baby. Don’t get me wrong I know that there are lots of women that prefer to have their babies in the hospital and lots of situations that hospitals are needed for births. However, I had a normal pregnancy with Edwin. I had a normal birth with him. I really see no need to be in the hospital where I am outside of my comfort zone and people are telling me what to do instead of listening to my own body.There were constant interruptions as I was trying to work through my contractions. I am so glad that I have Alex’s support with this. I talked with my mom today and I think she’s finally coming on board.
I came across a blog that deals with doing things all natural. I really like it due to the fact that I plan to go that route. Notice I said PLAN hehe . They are currently having a contest for a Bum Genius starter kit. Here is the link to it Bum Genius Starter Kit
I’m not sure how many of you know what my occupation is, however I am a live in companion for an adult that receives services from the Orange Grove Center. We are currently having a capital campaign to raise money for several expansion, program improvements, and research. The button in my sidebar labeled “first giving” will link you to my fundraising page for this agency. I would really appreciate you taking a look and passing it on to anyone that you think might be interested in it. Remember no donation is too small. Thanks 🙂
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