May 22, 2015


I'm now 27 weeks along.  The midwife came to our house today.  This is the same midwife who helped deliver my sister's past 2 babies and also my friend from church's baby (who was born on May 10th, Mother's day)!  We went to meet sweet baby Lydia.
My midwife is one who will assist in a home birth.  I am planning to give birth to our baby in our water!  She will bring a birthing tub (we just supply a disposable liner).  I do not want to be hooked up to IVs with a hub of noise and being checked on and have a fetal monitor the whole time, I didn't see any benefit of being in the hospital with my previous births, and post-partum I can truly rest, won't have to have my vitals taken every few hours.  However, I am prepared to go to the hospital, if necessary.

I have been to an OB who supports midwives who do home births.  I decided not to have an ultrasound.  We won't know the sex of the baby until he or she is born.  We are prepared for whatever God gives us, if the baby is sick in any way, we wouldn't change our mind...we are going to love this little one. ♥

Our basement was waterproofed and finished and is pretty nice.  We have been cleaning it up (it's the haven where all my scrapbooking and arts and crafts items are) so that we can use that space for our bedroom, as our bedroom will become a room for the new baby.
It's been a busy few weeks, we visited Rob's grandma who had gotten very ill...she died 3 days later, in the meantime, my father fell and broke his hip and was in the hospital, now he is in a nursing home for rehab, but is being treated for pneumonia, having difficulty swallowing, on a pureed diet, doesn't have much appetite because it's like eating baby food.  My mom has been with him 7am to 9pm almost every day, then she goes home, which is just a mile away to sleep.

Rob's sister flew in...for the funeral, and we got to spend extra time together.  We went to see the butterfly show that comes here every spring:
I am sick, coughing a lot, especially at night and lost my voice a few days ago, but am doing fine otherwise.  One cannot plan everything, we have to do what God plans for us, which may be difficult.
So, if you can, please say a prayer for Rosalee's soul, and the family that is grieving her loss, and for my dear dad, Father Paul (the photo above was taken in the hospital last week), and my mom, Barbara, who is vigilant in caring for him, and also for me.  And if you know anyone who is sick...go visit them, tell them you love them!


Mama Shara said...

No argument from me! Having experienced both hospital and home births, giving birth at home is bliss! We are planning another homebirth as well. It's so exciting!!

Condolences to your family on the passing of Rosalee xx

And best recovery wishes to you dear Dad x

Mimi said...

Your dad is in my daily prayers, huge hugs.
As are you and your new little one. My youngest was born at home - so exciting!

elizabeth said...

we are praying for your Father, Fr. Paul, and your Mother daily. God bless you too and so sorry for the slight sickness you are having. Well done about the house. The new baby is so sweet. God have mercy and remember your newly departed Grandmother in law!!! (((HUGS)))

Wendy Braun said...

I will pray for you and your father. So sorry to hear about his hospitalization and pneumonia. My mom recently suffered a broken femur after her second hip replacement (I went to help her after both replacements this past year). So hard not living close by. I can't go out there again right now because I'm helping my daughter with our new grandson. I pray you have a safe birth and healthy baby - your family must be SO excited. :)

Cristina said...

May Rosalee's memory be eternal!
I pray for father Paul's healing and that your mom has the strength to care for him; she is such a patient person!
And don't worry! Your are going to have a fine healthy baby, I'm sure. When I had my last baby one year and a half ago I was 35 years old and the doctors frightened me a lot in the beginning of my pregnancy, then I realized all is in God's hands and our little girl is perfectly healthy, thank God.
Have a relaxed pregnancy!

Xenia Kathryn said...

I just now read that you are pregnant!!!! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! I'm sorry about the passings and illnesses in your family, though. I will pray for your dad. Take care, Martha!