I did not die after writing my last post. But I am pregnant, so I may as well be dead. I can smell everything within a one mile radius, even unto a bacterial level. My body could sleep about 14 hours a day even if my mind would like to remain awake, plotting blog posts and quilt tops. I will stop complaining now, as long as you all know that I suffer. Thank you.
I have need of expertise in two matters.
1. I am considering a home birth. I have to consult with a couple of midwives I am interested in using first. One delivers at the hospital in Cedar City, which is very tempting, but will probably cost around $3,000 more, even epidural-free, just because it is in the hospital. We have a very high deductible insurance, so it would be in-pocket savings. $3,000 would purchase a lot of fabric and robot parts. I read Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife, which firmly convinced me midwives are pretty much the unsung heroes of our generation, and the home option is very tempting. Alex was originally adamantly opposed until he realized that home birth would still involve a midwife coming, and that he wouldn't have to do it all himself. Now there is a sliver of willingness I may be able to work on, if I really want to. What are your thoughts?
2. I have been asked to speak at my nephew's baptism. Please feel free to advise. It is only a two to three minute talk, so it must be short, awesome, and to-the-point. (Sweetness is highly overrated. Awesomeness cannot be overrated.)
Please discuss either or both. Thank you all.