I had my first midwife appointment yesterday. I really wanted a home birth, but unfortunately our insurance does not cover home birth midwives, so the whole thing would be out of pocket.
I wanted a home birth so I wouldn't have to be induced. I'm induced (I was with Judah and Silas) because I have super fast labor and deliveries and my midwife doesn't want me to deliver on the side of the road (I almost did with Samuel!). The hospital we go to is about 20 minutes up the mountain, as opposed to the one 5 minutes down the street. The farther one is way nicer and uses midwives, so it's worth the tradeoff.
With my pregnancy with Silas my favorite midwife, Cheryl, "primaried" me, which means that I only saw her for all of my appointments, she schedules my induction (based on when I'm already dilated 4-5 cm. I do that in advance, which is why my deliveries are so quick), and then she delivers me. This is all counting on the fact that I don't go into labor on my own before the induction. In that case she told me to deliver the baby and then continue on to the hospital.
I'm not hoping for that and I'm sure Eric isn't really wanting to deliver a baby.
I have an ultrasound next week to determine my exact due date. That will be fun!
Like with my pregnancies with the boys, I have felt moderate queasiness all day, every day. I don't throw up, so I feel like I shouldn't complain, but it stinks feeling like you're on the verge of it all the time. I constantly eat because it's worse when my stomach is empty. I'm really looking forward to the end of this part, though.
And, I have to commend my little man, Judah. He has been an incredible, incredible help to me. I'm so thankful for him! When I'm not feeling well he'll get water for him and Samuel, shut the bathroom door, so Silas can't crawl in, move Silas, and just do general small chores. And, the best part? He does it all happily, with a smile. What a servant! I can't tell you how much I love that guy! And, of course, Samuel and Silas, too.
Which, is why we decided to have another. Why not, right? The world needs more smart, cute, Jesus loving kids! :)