Hi March Mamas! I just wanted to share with you that I moved suddenly last week to Florida, and am now settling in. I had been planning on moving late this week but the stress of the move hanging over my head and some bad interactions with DH got me as close to a nervous breakdown as I've ever gotton. It was pretty bad, and I hope to never have to go through that again. But my sisters drove up to rescue me, and it was so wonderful to have their support as we packed things as quickly as we could. I didn't tell DH we left until we were already well on the road, and he experienced his first hysterical episode from this whole awful mess of a break-up. I feel very sorry for him, but sorrier still that his immaturity put me in a position to have to act so drastically.
Now I'm at my mom's, and while things aren't perfect it is nice to feel safe. I've applied for medicaid, and they'll pay for a homebirth which is awesome (and actually better than our HMO back in WI). Now I just have to find a midwife and doula...
Peri is settling in all right and adjusting as well as can be expected. She doesn't ask about her dad much but I know she feels the loss because she talks about dads/families in general all the time. I hope that her dad takes responsibility and becomes a real father to her one day.
Last thing...I think I've got names picked out!! Orion Roger (Roger was my grandpa's name) for a boy and Suwannee ? for a girl. What do you all think? I need a good girl middle name, so any suggestions would be appreciated! I also realized that Peri's name and the boy name both have in each name (the child will have a hyphenated last name) but Suwannee doesn't...
Christen, congrats on your baby's birth!
Gina, hope all is well and sorry that you need a c-section. But at least you can be a bit assured that, in the case of placenta previa, it really is for the baby's health...and hopefully at the end of all this difficult pregnancy you'll have a wonderfully healthy child!!
Cheryl, glad those babies are still cooking! You've done a great job!
Claire, love that belly shot! I showed it to Peri and she said, "Mom, that's you!" Guess we all have the look! I'm finally enjoying tons of comments from people because, well, I look huge
Happy gestating everyone!