Monday, September 29, 2008

Great News!

We just found out that the midwife is charging us $700 less than we originally thought. Really good news in light of the fact that we now need a new (to us) car.

I told someone the other day how much we had to pay for the home birth (when I still thought it was going to be $2600) and she told me that was how much her birth had cost even with insurance. Made me feel not so irritated that the insurance won't cover it. I'm feeling even better now that it's less that $2000!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

God's Protecting Hand

I've said this before on the blog: every morning that Jeff leaves for Gwinnett, I pray for God to protect him on the way and on shift. He's shown me once that He hears this prayer and He showed me again this morning.

Someone hit the Saturn from behind, rendering it completely inoperable (I'm talking both airbags, no more back seat inoperable) and then left the accident scene. The car was thrown from one side of the interstate to the other, but Jeff was completely unharmed.

Then as God would have it, a DeKalb County firefighter was driving by. He stopped and helped Jeff get all the stuff out of the car when another DeKalb firefighter came along and got the bumper and Jeff's gear bag out of the middle of the interstate. One of the firefighters took him on to work and the police said the figured they got the guy who hit Jeff a couple of miles up the road (possible a drunk driving thing).

So, if anyone knows where I can trade in a nice pickup truck for a couple of cheap cars:-) let me know. I figure it won't be too easy for fit two parents and a car seat into the Ranger.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Well, we had a bit of a scare on Tuesday night and thought the little man might arrive six weeks early. But God is good and answered our prayers that he stay put a little longer.

The scenario goes: A lot of bleeding and me pretending to be calm so Jeff doesn't get freaked out, and Jeff pretending to be calm so that I don't get freaked out. In the end, it turned out that I was passing a (rather large) blood clot that had formed because my cervix has become active. It's common, apparently.

So yea! Nothing wrong, but WOAH! Things are moving along in there. Kind of puts the time line on perspective now that I am dilating.

40(ish) days to go!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

It's huge

And I keep asking myself, "can it get any bigger?" How in the WORLD can there still be two more months?