*sigh* I wish I could have any of the close women in my family (mom or sister) but they just would be terrible, they don't believe in homebirth or something nonsensical like that... They would just freak out like they did with my first birth while they waited in the waiting area of the birthing center- my sister actually left after like 30 mins.
Anyway, DP Was so awesomely amazing during my first (very long!!!) birth. I don't think I could have done it without him- he was my rock, exuding peace, harmony and security during the whole thing. Well now he has decided that it was too much FOR HIM so he wants to be more hands off this birth and hang out with dd and check on me every so often
I seriously thought he was joking (he is a funny guy) but after a conversation realized he was beige completely serious!!! I just can't believe it and I'm still coming to terms with it
super not happy. Also, I think it's bs that the labor/birth was too traumatic for him- I mean I had a long birth and other than getting dehydrated and needing an iv, it was pretty uneventful and no one was ever in danger. I didn't even tear and DD came out fine- and sunny side up, latched on and we were happy and health
sorry for the rant but this has been a big deal to me this pregnancy...
So to get back on track, it will be my two midwives, hopefully some dp thrown in there from time to time
maybe dd (but I'm hoping this will be a night babe and we'll just wake her up when its all done), I need to ask this girl I know who I really like to be my doula (she's training to be a midwife, does doula work and she's all spiriual and mellow
) and that will prob be it. My bff who lives in Milan, Italy really wants to be here and I do too but we rather she come in December when she gets more time off and not risk her missing the birth- I tend to go over my due date but I never know what could happen this time.