Happy Tuesday folks. I have had an interesting morning of a high and a low. I’ll start with the low first so I can end on the good note.
When I went to my doctor’s appointment yesterday, I was supposed to get checked out and then transferred to midwifery care. Well, turns out, this is my lesson 1 of 100 that things don’t always go as planned. Luckily, the OB was sweet and understood my birth plan and told me everything looked great with the baby. When I went to the midwife desk, the lady with a stone-cold face told me that they were not taking any more clients. Period.
I began loading my bow with twizzlers that I had constructed into arrows and let out my best tribal cry… but I decided being arrested by the MP wasn’t on my list of things to do that day.
Then I tried to explain how important my birth plan was, how specific it was and I felt that midwives were my best option and such a strong desire of mine.
“Ma`am, I was serious. We are not taking any more mothers for June, we have a waitlist.”
“Oh alright. I WILL SHOW YOU A MOTHER!! MOTHER #$%#%^%^&!”
Just kidding… I didn’t do that, please call off the guards and the holy water.
So, I’m breathing. I said some prayers and know that things don’t go as planned, especially with birth. I’ll just have to be more vocal with my birth plan (totally easy during contractions), have Sam be more of an advocate, and have my doula really speak up about my desires.
Any other mamas who had a natural birth in a hospital and have good tips? I’m typing my birth plan on one sheet to give the staff and bringing a doula.
GOOD NEWS! My mom is here for the week!!!!!!!! WOOT!!!!!!!!!! She is interior decorator extraordinaire, supportive and encouraging woman of the year, and so fun. So we’re having a ball just exploring and working on the house and laughing about what her labors were like. She’s already given me great breastfeeding tips and so much encouragement about parenting.
So my posts will be scattered this week because I’ll be soaking up all my time with mama!