Ahhhh! Finally, I get to officially announce that we are on our way to becoming a party of 5. There have been so many details this past month that I have wanted to write about, and now that the secret is out my readers will be probably be facing an onslaught of blog posts. To kick it all off I’ll list the TOP TEN updates for the first trimester.
1. I wanted to take the pregnancy test February 14th, but was afraid that the results would be negative and that would have put a big damper on my valentine’s day so I opted for February 15th instead.
2. I took the test and had my husband be the one to see the results. So this time he got to announce to me that I was pregnant. It was really special.
3. The due date is October 10th.
4. If I had to bet on the arrival date I would pick October 5th because both of my kids were born early in the a.m. exactly 5 days before their due date.
5. Speaking of the #5, this year we become a family of 5, my son turns 5, and this baby will be the 5th grandchild for my parents.
6. As an avid supporter of home births for low risk pregnancies, and having both of my children out of the hospital, I was shocked to find out that midwifery is illegal in the state of Kentucky. More on this later.
7. It’s a long story, but I found a wonderful CNM that delivers at a women’s center in Lexington. This seems to be the closest alternative to a home birth . The problem is that Lexington is just over an hour away, but I am so passionate about my birthing options that I am willing to do whatever it takes.
8. Right now the baby is the size of peach.
9. I am feeling good, but I have definitely struggled with insomnia and nausea.
10. I just started showing. I’m not big enough for maternity clothes, but those that know me have noticed my baby bump.
Congrats to you guys and hope all is going well in KY.
I had a hb in GA where the hb midwives are not able to be licensed either. But it is not illegal for YOU to have a hb (I know you already know all this). I bet there are lots of hb midwives but you have to find them–can ask doulas perhaps through DONA or CAPPA. Are you saying you found an actual free standing birth center?
Congratulations! How strange that MWing is illegal in Kentucky?
I would looove to have a homebirth, but I know Jer would not be at all comfortable with that.
Yay! Now I don't have to keep quiet about it! 🙂 I really am so excited for y'all!! How crazy that midwifery is illegal there! Of course as quickly as SJ arrived, you could probably just have J deliver this one! 🙂