Friday, May 29, 2009

Good news

I found a mid-wife!! She's great and she'll 100% work with me and my birth plan! I can't tell you how much relief I feel! Now just 4 weeks to go!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer Lovin'.. and a worm

I just found out about this nifty little device called a memory card reader... they are great! I was able to borrow a friends (Thanks so much) and download all the fun pictures I have on my camera! Horray!

We are all really enjoying the nice warm weather..and I am totally dreading the HOT weather to come, but I'll take the 85-90 degree weather we have now. We have one of those cheap Wal-mart plastic pools..but it does the job. The kids love that, their water table and their squirt guns. Easy Pleasers!

I ask Mac and Abby to cool down mom and they do it with pleasure!
They found a worm, and they both instantly fell in love. With a worm???

I could eat this kid he is that cute!!And this is what Mom gets to do when the kids are playing. Hey it's a tough job! Here's a shot of little baby brother. He's just chillin'

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bad hair and Fish

My sweet friend Dawn just sent me some pictures of my kiddos that she had on her camera. Mac loves loves loves Dawn's awesome fish tank. If you look close you can see his sweet little reflection in the tank.
Check out Abby's awesome hair. After I saw this picture I cut off all of her long bangs, to make the bangs look a little more even! They were really short for a few days, but now they are looking pretty cute. Just about every day I ask Abby... "So are you ever going to cut your hair again?" And she sweetly replies... "No mom." And by sweetly replies.. I mean she is using her stop asking me that question voice. So I think she gets the point!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Got dropped by the OB

My OB dropped me as her patient. Crazy Huh. You would think that there would be some sort of crazy reason why an OB would drop her patient at 35 weeks.. so here it goes.

This OB is an OB/GYN-Plastic Surgeon. Weird combo huh? So the lady is super materialistic..which really isn't me at all. I searched and searched online for a mid-wife in Texas, but there are none! So I just decided to go with this OB because she is the closest to my house, and she is in our insurance "network." At my first appt. with her, she tells me that she'll most likely induce me at 38 weeks, because that is what most mothers want. My jaw dropped and I told her how I was almost 42 weeks pregnant when I delivered Mac..and I let her know that I in no way wanted to be induced. I also told her that I like to deliver natural. She seemed totally fine with that.

Fast forward eight months...

She hasn't really ever asked about my birth plan, so I made my own and brought it into her. She read the first line (which talked about how I don't want to have continuous fetal monitoring) and she almost dropped her laptop on the ground. She then looked at me like I was crazy, and told me that she could in no way comply with my birth plan. She then went on to tell me that she has never had a patient not have continuous monitoring. She told me that once I was admitted into the hospital, that I needed to be in my hospital bed with the fetal monitors always going until I had my baby. I AM FLOORED!!! I can't believe what I am hearing. All I want is to be able to walk around in my room while I am in labor... you know getting gravity to work with me. I don't want to be strapped in a bed in intense pain..and then have to get an epidural...ahh no thanks. So I am sitting there in total shock. Is she really telling me that I need to get a new doctor at 35 weeks? REALLY? Then she tells me that it will be incredibly hard to find an OB that will comply with my birth plan. My birth plan is 100% normal in my book..and I am starting to feel so discouraged. She's totally making me feel like I am the weirdo! I had such a wonderful experience with my mid-wives in Seattle during the birth of McConnell and no one ever made me feel like a crazy weirdo lady that wanted to have a natural birth! Well Texas is much different! I took me at lease 20 phone calls later to find a doctor that would take me, and my potential birth plan. And the other 19 doctors wouldn't take me because I am so far along in my pregnancy.

What's a girl to do??? I just hope and pray that this OB will be willing to work with me and my birth plan. I'll keep you updated! Oh yeah did I mention that I cried for one whole day, because I was so stressed out about finding a doctor. I can't handle much more stress.. hopefully everything works out just right.

Besides my crazy drama with my OB, things are great with us. The kids are silly. Abby just finished her first year of preschool, she really loved it and learned so much! Mac is growing like a weed, and really starting to develop his adorable personality. Both the kids are excited for the baby, especially Abby. She is forever talking about little baby brother. Mac just lifts my shirt and hits my belly.... that's how the boys must communicate I guess! I would have pictures but our camera and computer don't get we'll have to figure that out. That's all for now.. I hope to have pics up soon.