Just got back from my appointment with my midwife...I'm 1cm dilated, 80% effaced, and baby's head is -2 station. Not the best news (usually I'm at least 3cm by now), but I'm just glad there is progress! Thank you, Lord! Next week I hopefully get to meet my Dr. He's kinda like Dr. Cliff Huxtable from the Cosby show! lol You go into labor, and he comes to the hospital. I've only ever had it where you get whoever is "on call" with Kaiser and just been blessed to get midwives for almost all of them. So this is new!
My midwife was the last of 5 that lost their license at the only hospital that allowed midwives to deliver. I don't understand it, but this is the reality here. So I hopefully got the next best thing with my new Dr. who comes highly recommended by my midwife. The only other option would be to deliver at home with Rebekah, but I'm not that brave. :) Next week we scheduled a "tour" of the Family Birth Center for the children. Bob and I thought it might be fun for them (and us) to get an inside look at where we'll be headed in the next couple of weeks. The oldest 3 are pros when it comes to this...the little girls aren't. Especially Shelby. So this might be a good opportunity to take the wonder and fear out of it for them. Alexis is wanting to join us for the delivery again (this would be her 3rd time welcoming a brother or sister into this world)...Ty is asking as well. Not so sure about that. He thinks it would be neat, but do I really want our 8yr old son there? Again, not so sure about that one, even though they don't witness any of the graphic stuff...it just seems strange. We'll be praying about that one. :)
That's all I have for now~Heather