Okay so I think I was actually 34-35 weeks in this picture but you get the idea! I'm a petite lady with a big ol' baby belly.
So I'm 36-week tomorrow (Wed)!!! I'm finally in the last month. I can't believe it. I feel like time has just flown by. His room is almost done! I'm waiting for my mom-in-law to get back from her vacation to help me hang the wall decor and then we're done. She's great at hanging things and I am not.
Okay so there's also been a change of plan in the birth front. We've gone back-and-forth and have been all over the place. Originally we were with midwives at the hospital but we decided an out-of-hospital birth is what would be appropriate for us. So we switched to a birth center but that center ended up closing after I had one prenatal visit with them. From there I was at a loss. I searched for midwives, including home birth midwives and I found an affordable one after others telling me they wanted hundreds of dollars or were booked for the month I was due.
Well affordable doesn't always mean it's going to be the right fit. Last you heard I was going to have a home birth with this midwife but things happened that made both Daniel and I very uncomfortable.
I don't really want to say anything specific but I will just say that our philosophies and beliefs didn't line up and we didn't feel comfortable having her in our home and on one of the most important day of our lives.
So from there I realize that the midwife I originally wanted back when we were at the other birth center (she founded that birth center but a different midwife had taken over; she was no longer there) had founded and was opening a new birth center. She's also a Christian and a missionary midwife. Cue excited shrieking!
I'm with the midwife I had wanted earlier in my pregnancy and while it isn't going to be a home birth I know that a birth center is a great alternative. She even wrote a book recently and a percentage of sales helps to improve maternity conditions in other countries. You can buy her book All Babies are Born if you click on the title.