Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Bad Timing in My Third Trimester

I'm located in Northwestern Ohio. There recently was a doctor suspended for unethical behaviors. Guess who that doctor was... My OB/Gyn.

This has left me in a very frustrating situation.

I'm uninsured.
I'm 30 weeks pregnant. (3rd Trimester - 7.5 months along)

I was ready and completely comfortable with the approaching due date. 

I had a plan in my mind for how this was going to be. I had my hospital chosen (and I am familiar with birthing there).

I got a call from my OB's office giving me about 3 hours to find a new doctor to have my medical faxed over to the new doctor. Both of my boys had an appointment at their pediatrician's office- so I actually had even less time than that.

Having no health insurance and in my third trimester, I was denied time and time again while searching for my new doctor.

I found a group of midwives who would accept me as a patient. 

I've never had a midwife. I have only had an OB deliver my children. Even though I write about alternative lifestyle choices and natural wellness topics ... I am uncomfortable with the idea of having a midwife!

I feel like a first-time mom, again. 

I have all of the fears of delivery and anxiety surrounding the birth of a child.

I'm terrified of all of the 'what if's' that could happen and feel extremely uneasy knowing that there won't be a doctor right there if a complication should happen (hopefully there will be no complications). Also, I am being forced to deliver at a hospital on the other side of town (still within 15-20 minutes drive-time as opposed to 5 minutes).

I don't want to deliver when I'm due! 

I am due on Black Friday 2015! I am hoping that I do not go into labor on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or at all that weekend. The traffic will be a nightmare, and I really just want everything to go smoothly.

As of right now, I really have no idea what to expect. 

I may end up just going to the Emergency Room at my preferred hospital to deliver Casey. The OB on staff for emergencies was actually who delivered Cas, because even though my labor was induced, my OB showed up right as Cas made his appearance into the world. So, I'm slightly more comfortable with that option.

The whole situation just makes me very uneasy.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Naming Baby - Let the Sibling Decide

This pregnancy has been quite different than my others. I have had no motivation to do 'expecting mother to-dos'. This includes choosing a name for the baby.

With all of that lack of pregnancy excitement, we also delayed our pregnancy announcement until I was about 5 months along.

So, during that time period of knowing I was pregnant, I considered a couple of names for the baby. None of which were approved by myself or Marcus.

Being a mom already, I'd take time talking to the boys about the baby's name.

What should we name the baby?

Both of my boys are very excited about meeting their newest baby brother. 4 year old sibling decided that we should name him, Casey.

I'd like to think that letting him name the baby will increase the sibling bonding experience. When they are older, it will be even more special that our baby's name was chosen by his sibling.

The Inspiration for our baby's name:

Casey Jones from 1990
I had no idea where he got that name from, because we don't know anyone named Casey. A few weeks later, I discovered that he wanted to name him Casey after Casey Jones

I'm a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. Casey Jones is the vigilante with the hockey stick and mask! I love that he chose the baby's name inspired by that.

What are we naming the baby?

Casey Jace

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Life Updates and Another BABY

I have literally not posted a single thing since December 2014. It's September 2015!! Life needs to be prioritized.  For our family, blogging is not a priority. It's just a hobby for me. 

Figured I should do an update since it's been so long! 

I received so many emails. I'd like to say that I responded to everyone, or tried to... but I just haven't.

That 'blogging isn't my priority' thing, again.

The more recent ones... I will get to you, I promise! My favorite emails are the ones from my readers!

I'm finally getting things back on track.

Hoping this will give me more free-time to reply/respond to each of you and to actually post here on the blog, again.

We're going to have another baby!!! 

I'm 7 months pregnant now... 
We announced our pregnancy over the Summer, but I never blogged about it. Up until recently, I didn't realize how much time I have went without posting on the blog.

We waited until I was around 5 months pregnant to tell people for a few different reasons, but we were hoping for a girl. We're having another boy! lol

For those of you who know me, you know that I wasn't supposed to be able to carry any children to full-term. I know that I have posted about it before. So, another pregnancy is pretty awesome. Some people aren't very happy about us having another child, but ... it's happening.

I just went to my 28 week appointment, and so far everything is looking good. Baby boy is doing wonderful. :)

My little guy is due November 27, 2015. 

If this pregnancy is anything like my others, he will be a December baby.

I'll do a quick post for you guys tomorrow or in a couple days about what we are going to name him and how his name was chosen. :)

My other 2 sons:

  1. Cade is 4 and Cas turns 3 next month. 
  2. Geez, they are growing so fast! 
  3. Cade just had his first day of preschool. Second full year!  
  4. They are both so excited to meet their baby brother! 

Regarding Marcus and his Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis: 

I should probably update you all about how Marcus and his healthy living plan has changed pretty drastically and he is doing so great. I'd say that he has been naturally managing his Multiple Sclerosis extremely well. I'm so proud of him. He's living a healthier lifestyle than me. lol I'll try to do a post on that soon too.

Meet Xena, she was a stray who decided to stay! (Nov. 2014)

As far as blogging, I probably SHOULD try to blog at least once in a while. 

Maybe I'll put it in my calendar to do a post at least once a week. If not, at the very minimum once a month.

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