Saturday, November 3, 2012

Breathe in, 2, 3, 4...

Baby Blue can come any day now. Actually, it would be perfect for Baby Blue to decide to enter the world right now as Blue doesn't go back to work until Monday. So I'm sitting here blogging and drinking my Raspberry Leaf Tea and seeing if I can get something going.

But then that will stop on Monday and I'll hold my breath until Blue is off shift again.

Here's the problem with being married to a Police Officer, they aren't always accessible. And that's normally not a problem at all, except when I'm about to go into labour. This is the single most stressful thing on my plate right now. I'm not all that worried about what will happen when I get to the birth centre and am with my midwife, but it's the not knowing when it will happen and where Blue will be and if he'll be involved in a high-risk something-or-other right when I need him.

So I have a back-up, and then another back-up and a couple more back-ups after that. We only have one vehicle and Blue has to take it to work. So what if I'm at home, with my two kids and baby decides to come while Blue is at work? Well, I'll call one of my back-ups and hope that Blue isn't in the process of arresting someone. Not a big deal, right? Well, here's the thing, this is my third. Waffle only took 4.5 hours to make her grand entrance into the world and they say (whoever 'they' is) to halve your labours with every child. My midwife even asked, raised eyebrows and all, how quickly I can get to the centre once things start moving. It's only 15 minutes away, but if Blue is at work and I'm at home and I have to wait for someone to get to my house to pick the kids and I up then how much time will that take? I don't know.

This is where my composure crumbles and I start to stress. I'm sure everything will be fine and, if anything, I can always have the baby in an ambulance right outside my front door like my friend did last month.

Blue isn't concerned in the least bit. He's got a car with lights and sirens and doesn't have to abide by traffic rules and speed limits...

I will admit that it would be pretty cute for Baby Blue's first family picture to be with Blue in his uniform, but I'm not going to be upset if I go into labour when we're all relaxed and together at home.


  1. Good luck!! I'm sure everything will go fine. I'll be thinking of you and praying for a smooth delivery with Blue right there beside you!

  2. I was on bed rest with my first and my hubby was always nearly impossible to get a hold of at work. I was panicked about going into labor and not having anyone around since my closest family was over an hour away. Luckily, it worked out ok. The second time around I was pregnant with twins. He was easier to get a hold of and the last 2-3 months, I almost always had someone extra with me just in case. The evening I was admitted to the hospital, he had spent the afternoon helping my mom move after working graves the day before. He was scheduled that night too, but the babies had other intentions.

    Hope you have a smooth and easy delivery with your hubby nearby. And labors do seem to go faster with each child. 6hrs with my first, 3 hrs with the twins. Glad I'm not having anymore!


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