Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Midwife Appointment

Posted by Stephanie on 9:09 AM 5 comments
Yesterday we interviewed a different midwife than the one I used for the last three homebirths. She used to work with my old midwife and I had met her a few times when I was pregnant with Dalton. I remember telling David I would love to use her in the future. She has a completley different disposistion. She's older, same experience (about 30 years) but she's less evasive and very much laid back. David said he liked that she was so calm and kept asking what I prefer instead of sharing what works best for her. Another positive is that her fee is completley covered by our insurance! We've always paid out of pocket. A lot has changed in the past 4 years since Dalton was born. More people having babies at home!!
I've gone back and forth between unassisted and assisted and I feel like I am getting the best of both worlds with Debra.

As for symptoms I am extremely tired with no energy. None. I sleep at least 10 hours each night. I've never taken naps but I'm taking them now. Our schedule is shot. I am so thankful for my husband. He's constantly encouraging me to enjoy this time and not to worry about what I could be doing. As I have bouts of nausea, he's there to jump in where I'm lacking and the children have been really good about it, too.

There is so much peace in our home. It's completely supernatural. Not that we didn't have peace before or that things were bad but it's SO peaceful!! As I go into my 8th week I'm thankful to be past the point of my last miscarriage and thankful that our family is learning and growing closer through this pregnancy. Praise YHWH from whom all blessings flow!



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"Children are a heritage of YHWH; the fruit of the womb is His reward. As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. " Psalm 127:3-4

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