Pregnancy Update #11: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

5 Comments 31 March 2011

Good thing I didn’t cut the fabric for my curtains.

If you’re up to speed on reading this blog, you’d know that I was having a heck of a time last month dealing with the stress of wondering where we would be moving (and where I would be birthing).

Read the whole story here: “I Will Give Birth at Home. Even if I Don’t Have a House.”

I couldn’t stand the idea of having our baby in the cramped apartment we currently live in, not to mention actually living here once the baby was born.

Thank goodness we found a place! I liked it so much, (well, really I was just so glad to find a three bedroom we could afford) I bought fabric to make curtains.

Our move in date: April 1st. That’s this weekend!

But…we’re not moving after all.

Not yet.

Don’t worry, this story has a happy ending.

Okay, so here’s what happened…

We were going to move into my mom’s lake house for the summer and have the baby there. What a great place for a home birth, I tell ya. Right on the lake. Big porch overlooking the water on the second floor. Huge house. Jacuzzi tub. Sweet.

Then she and my step-dad separated, (are divorcing) and everything went up in the air. Who was going to get the house? Would they put it up for sale? We quickly understood that it was no longer an option to stay there.

We started looking for another place – and fast.

I wanted time to visualize. I wanted to nest. Got our butts into gear and found something within a month.

And then…

My mom got the house free and clear.



So yes. We are doing a 180 and moving in there May 1st. Aligning vision. Again.

Honestly, all of that stress, adjustment and readjustment was totally worth it to be able to move into that lake house. I am SO excited to birth there!

In other news:

I am 26 weeks now and feeling pretty good!

Just a little more tired at night. And shocked at how fast this pregnancy is going.

The weather is finally getting warmer in Michigan and I was able to take Ella to the park for the first time yesterday!

Speaking of Ella, she’s a wonderful, darling little girl. Curious about the baby and talking about “Linda, midwife.”

Her new thing is saying, “Oh Mom! You scared me!” at any loud noise.

Melt my heart.

I think my heart is literally going to burst when this other baby comes along.

p.s. I’ve been posting regular updates throughout this pregnancy. Consider the BBH Blog my real-deal pregnancy journal. Want to receive an email when a new blog post is published? Sign up here to receive Pregnancy Updates from BBH! I only have about 3 months of this pregnancy left!

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  1. Carol says:

    Oh yay! I’m so happy your original plan is coming together! A little jealous too – a lake house!? (: What a sweet spot to have a babe!

  2. Annie Wendt says:

    Awesome!! SOO happy to hear your good news. Sounds like a very serene place to give birth, and live!

  3. michelle says:

    Wow that sounds FABULOUS! I love seeing other women who actually enjoy being pregnant and don’t whine and complain about being fat and tired. It’s such a fun time! We are done (with 3) but I enjoyed and appreciated my pregnancies so much I am currently in the process of applying to be a surrogate mother. Congratulations on that 26 week belly :)

  4. Amanda says:

    Awesome, overlooking the water! Oh and Linda is my midwife’s name as well :) .

  5. Renee says:

    Yay! :-)
    Are you using the same midwife? Is it LH?
    I’m also a bit jealous of your great luck! I so badly wish to have a house that I love to birth my #6 baby in.

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