Sunday, May 06, 2012
Stuffy Stuff Stuff
Not too long ago an acquaintance had heard from a closer acquaintance that the baby (#6) and I had "almost died" in childbirth.Hmmm. That was news to me.Let me put all rumors to rest: I'm not sure how you, dear reader, read into my birth story, but neither one of us "amost died." We were, perhaps, in danger of "being transported to the hospital," but only for a few minutes. And then we were fine. Yes, I believe it was because of the amazing competence of my midwives and the Priesthood blessings we received. But even if we ended up "being transported to the hospital," we would not have DIED. We weren't even close. I'm kind of frustrated about the whole situation because I have advocated for homebirth for so long and now the rumors are spreading that I almost died? And I gave birth at home?How convenient for the anti-home-birthers and/or those people who thought I was insane for giving birth at home.It's really frustrating.---------------How do you keep a spirit of love and/or cooperation and/or respect in your home? I'm drowning here. And yes, we pray together every day (twice, not counting meals) and we read the scriptures as a family (each school day morning) and we have FHE and we go to church and, and, and... What am I missing? Besides my own inability to control my frustrations?--------------Fun things:My mom retiring this month after 34 years of teaching 2nd grade, #6 smiling his gorgeous gummy smiles at me, #2 getting into CAS (Center for Accelerated Studies) and deciding to go, an upcoming camping trip with friends, the soccer season ENDING! (We had 8 games and 5 practices each week. Add in piano lessons and activity days and WHAM! S.T.R.E.S.S.), and beautiful spring weather.----------------I should have told you about this when the voting was going on, but I made it to MMM's Vote for the Quote finals! Here is the post that showed me as a finalist. Here's the post that showed me getting second place. Now you may congratulate me for being witty. Or something like that.