I'm sorry to hear about this too. I have no words of wisdom, unfortunately. But I commend your strength for making some very very tough decisions for the good of your family.
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Wow, thank you all for your support, it really does help! <3 Brian and I are thinking he's going to miss the birth :( We will come out of this stronger and healthier though. I just know it, as everything happens for a reason. We're still waiting to hear back from his PO on what her recommendation is. Hoping and praying for the best but preparing for the worst.
We got news today. Unfortunately Brian is going to miss Aries' birth but the positive is, we feel like this is turning a new leaf as far as his recovery goes. He will be going to a 60 day secure detention treatment program about 2 hours away that starts March 17th. So Aries will be around a month old when he comes home. It's not the best but we're going to make the best out of it.
Now to decide if I want a doula or if I want to birth on my own with my midwives. The only reason I really would want a doula (so I think now) is to have someone take care of the birth pool for me.
Thank you all for being here for me and for your prayers <3
I hope that Brian is able to get the help that he needs to get on a better path. My father was an alcoholic and the back and forth was so very painful. I can imagine that is only amplified by it being your husband who is struggling with the difficulties involved with being an addict. I will be thinking a lot about your family.
There are a lot of good doulas in our area. Although, maybe it would be just as easy to have a close friend or a relative on pool duty? I am sure that the answer will become apparent to you soon.
Just saw this today. I hope that Brian gets all the help he needs although I know not having him there for the birth will be tough. But things will be great once he is home and healthy. Continuing to send you prayer and love, mama. And get a doula, or an awesome friend to work that tub for you.
I am hoping that the father of this baby goes to treatment as well. We are not together anymore, but he is wanting to be in this child's life but he is a former crack addict/current meth addict. :( I had to choose to end the relationship because of this and I just hope that someday he gets the help he needs so he can manage his life. You have to do what you have to do for you and your children and only you know what that is. For me, it was to walk away. ((HUGS)) I hope you get the treatment you need as well, because you are all affected. I'm in college studying psychology with the end goal of Addictions Counseling, by the way. Hang in there!