I realized after my last post that perhaps I hadn't enlightened you all as to where and how I was planning on having this baby.
My bad. Let me remedy that for you.
We are all alone here in CA, no family, just us. When Jett was born this wasn't a big deal because he was our first. It was just us to worry about when we set off for the hospital for the induction. It was just us when we got home. It was just us to feed. It was just us and we laid in bed for a week enjoying our new baby.
This time is so different. We have Jett to worry about now.
When I started to think about it I realized we had very very few options in CA regarding what to do with Jett when I went into labor.
Dom's job is to help me in labor. The midwife's job is to help me in labor. Who would watch Jett??? The one good friend I have here is also pregnant with her 2nd and due just 2 weeks after me. It's entirely possible she could be in labor herself or already have a new baby by the time we're ready to have this one, so she was out as well.
Really, my options were extremely limited.
So my thoughts turned to Oregon where all my family live and where we own a home.
We already spend our summers in Oregon, so why not just go there as planned and have the baby where there was lots of help?
I presented the idea to my midwife here in SF and since she saw no problem with it (actually thought it was brilliant) we've plowed ahead.
Oh and we're attempting a home birth again.
If you don't remember, here was what happened last time. Preeclampsia = hospital induction = I'm trying this again!!!
It turns out the logistics of transferring care at 32 weeks from one state to another has been relatively easy to deal with when it comes to homebirth midwives. Perhaps since it's not a hospital I'm trying to get "in" with there has been very little resistance and lots of support.
I'm here in OR this week interviewing midwives and by the end of this week when I head back home I hope to have my OR care all lined up and ready to take over when we come back in June.
So, there you have it. The "Plan". Seems a little crazy but I think it's for the best for all involved. Fingers crossed I can avoid an induction and get to stay at home this time!