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!
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.