Waking to a full day of plans.
House-cleaning ensues, mixed with a large dose of moody pregnancy hormones.
Doorbell rings, and we receive the keys to a different car – one to better fit our growing family.
An emotional goodbye to our old car – the car we purchased when Jedidiah was days old.
The car we had relinquished to the community when we joined.
More emotions rising up about this whole process than I expect.
Soon, the doula arrives with her sweet 2-year-old daughter.
The phone rings – urgent news from my midwife.
Results of blood tests mean more testing has to be done.
Extremely low platelets…implicating all sorts of things we aren’t sure how to handle.
A trip to the store for supplements that might help (just maybe).
Hugs and thanks to a friend who can stay with Lilia while I shop and then go in for blood work.
Praise for a husband with a flexible job who can come along.
A hospital visit completed in record time.
Waiting for results.
An uncharacteristic fearful breakdown for my baby girl.
Plans for a night away change to plans for a fun evening date.
Another breakdown when leaving the kids for the evening.
Both children clinging, Jedidiah crying as we leave.
Exhausted tears as I try to be ready for a fun date.
A text from friends: the kids are fast asleep & the results are in from the blood work.
“Platelets are rebounded. You are cleared for a home birth.”
Emotions release at the end of a roller coaster day.
What a day.