Dea and smokey, I know what you mean. In fact, just yesterday I was talking with another mama (very non-crunchy) and we were talking about homebirth. I'm having a hospital birth, unfortunately, because of the illegal midwife thing (Missouri), but I keep it as natural as is humanly possibly under the circumstances.
Anyway, my friend said something about, "Homebirth sounds good, but it's the risk part that I could never be ok with. If something went wrong, I could never forgive myself."
It's not that I can't understand where she is coming from, but it just made me chuckle a little to myself because she is super pro-epidural and other interventions, and her thoughts are EXACTLY what I think about epidurals and other things. It's not that I think there's something inherently evil about them, it's just that I could never forgive myself if I got one and things went down hill for the baby. It's just not a risk worth taking. (And, many of the MDC mamas might say the same thing for even walking into a hospital with an otherwise healthy pregnancy! I just have to be at peace with this issue, even though I can see it clearly and dearly wish things were different here!)
Caleb'sMama: I hear you about the mucous. If it was bloody show or something clearly indicating this baby is choosing her birthday soon, I would be overjoyed, but more disgusting discharge is just a bother
. Same here!
Hugs to everyone who has to deal with showing apartments. Sounds completely awful!!