Saturday, February 23, 2013

Special Delivery

I pictured the whole birthing thing like I do most things in life...like the movies.

You know Ben and I would be sleeping, I would suddenly wake up when my water daintily broke, I would startle Ben awake and say "It's time"  he would then hop out of bed and run around like a madman.  I would grab our perfect pre-packed hospital bags and sit on a birthing ball for a minute while the car warmed up.  Then we would begin speeding to the hospital, maybe even get pulled over for speeding and when the cop realizes the situation we get a siren-led police escort the rest of the way to the hospital!

Ya.....nope.....

You see, when I graduated from BYU in December, my health insurance was no more. I became one of the 48 million.  After a lot of thought and going back and forth, we decided the best thing to do for us was to have the baby in Canada where we have family and Alberta Health Care (ie-FREE).  There are definitely pro's and con's in this situation.  I needed to be up there by at least 37 weeks just in case anything happened really early but Ben has had work and school in Utah and couldn't just take a month off.

So last Monday I took a road trip home to Lethbridge and Ben will be staying there until "It's time".
Statistics with first pregnancies have me hopeful that everything will work out, that Ben will get here in time for the delivery and then we will stay up here at my house for a week or two before heading back to Utah.  This baby has got to keep cooking for a couple more weeks though!

The hardest part for me is these three weeks we are going to be apart for the last part of my pregnancy.  I have become pretty dependant and needy these days, a hand massage before bed, a back scratch to put me back to sleep in the middle of the night when I can't sleep if my life depended on it.  Help in and out of all vehicles, him carrying everything over five pounds, my someone to lean on as I waddle around and the moral support when I feel so done being pregnant and sick.

SO please wish us luck that Ben will be able to make it here in time SAFELY and his school won't suffer too much.

PS: I have had dreams about labor almost every single night since I  have been home.  Last night my good friends at Seattle Grace Hospital (Greys Anatomy) delivered my baby for me after BYU turned me away.  Alex and Meredith said they would do it pro-bono but I had to deliver on the floor because they couldn't do it for free if I was in the bed.  So Callie Torraz delivered my baby for me on the floor while the rest of them cheered me on.  I sure love those guys.



9 comments:

Lindsay said...

I pictured (and planned for) the same, and nothing happens the way it does in the movies, does it? Ugh. I pictured birth as such a peaceful, planned out time -- yeah, right. Blah! Wouldn't it be nice if it did happen that way?!

Purposely at Home said...

god bless y'all. i hope everything goes smoothly and the little peanut is healthy. :)

xo
purposelyathome.blogspot.com

jennica said...

Cassie. your pregnancy posts are just amazing. im so grateful that we know such world renown doctors like callie, meredith, and alex. too bad you couldn't just road trip to seattle and have the pros do it. haha. good luck with everything! im praying for you!

Holzhauers Est. 6.25.11 said...

You will do great! Our Lord created us to do this!!And it is so beautiful and the closest thing to magic in the natural world. :)

-Jenni Holzhauer

http://holzhauers2011.blogspot.com/

Bryanna Peterson said...

Working at the hospital, I have this fantasy Grey's world in my head too. I am sure my pregnancy brain will think a lot like yours! haha. Maybe we will see you around here in SoAB! Good luck with everything!

Emma Frances said...

I just saw on Instagram that your sweet babe is here! Congratulations!! And I sure do hope Ben made it there in time!! So happy for you all!

The Adventurer said...

You had that baby and its BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATS sweet Cassie!!!

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D & DB said...

i can't stop laughing at your dream. it is so hilarious. congrats!

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