Ahh – kids are in bed, kitchen is cleaned up – so with tea in hand and chocolate nearby, I finally sit down and have a chance to write a little bit.
We are very much enjoying our “new” house. Aaron had 7 wonderful days off to help us move in and get settled, and the move went very smoothly. What a luxury to have someone else pack and carry all our stuff! Unpacking has gone much more quickly than I expected, and we’re settling in very nicely. I will post pictures of the house soon, but we’re not quite camera-ready yet. 🙂 For now, the boys are having a blast playing with all the packing paper!!
It was hard to send Aaron back to Yakima to finish up residency, but after this long 2-week stretch, we will see him every weekend until he finally graduates at the end of June.
I am definitely feeling the “3rd-trimester fatigue” creeping up on me . . . or maybe it’s the move, taking care of 2 boys on my own, and the restless nights as kids adjust to a new environment . . . hmmm – either way, I’m exhausted.
Also, we just found out that the hospital here in Walla Walla does not allow any VBAC births. This news was very difficult to hear – I had my heart set on a smooth, easy, home-town birth this time around, and that’s just not going to happen now. I had a few very rough days as I struggled with the news – the emotions and trauma of Matthew’s C-section came rushing back to me in vivid detail, and I simply can’t bear to go through any part of that again. Granted, Matthew’s C-section was more traumatic than most, but I still can’t put myself through another major surgery unnecessarily. (more on that subject later.) So, it looks like we will have to temporarily move back to Yakima for this baby’s birth. I have been blessed with two wonderful OB doctors, one here and one in Yakima, who are willing to cooperate on this, and who both agree that I’m a perfect VBAC candidate. (My doctor here in Walla Walla said he would definitely do it, if the hospital allowed him to.) When I reach my 38th week (toward the end of August), the kids and I will move back to Yakima and “hang out” until I go into labor. Aaron will have to stay in Walla Walla to work, but when it looks like I’m in labor he will (safely, I hope) drive to Yakima and hopefully get there in time for his 3rd son’s birth. The logistics will be difficult, and we will definitely count on our Yakima “support system” for help agan! – but I am willing to do whatever it takes to avoid a 2nd C-section. I’m very disappointed that the whole thing won’t be as smooth and easy as we were hoping for, but I’m more at peace with the situation now than when I first heard the news.
There is a lot more to write about, but my tea is gone, my chocolate was yummy, and now, it’s bed-time.