Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Battle of wills

So yesterday DH freaked out and decided that he was most definitely not for having a home birth. He did the same with homeschooling the first year... He just called me while I was in Denver rambling something about sending Layla to school in a neighboring town where she could enter Kindergarten early. We sent her to a half day program at a private school here in town that year. Sometimes I think he should've married someone more conventional... He sincerely doesn't understand why I don't just have another c-section... He really doesn't know why I am so set on homeschooling.

I am tired of locking horns over things that are important to me... And I am tired of always being the one who compromises. This time, I don't know if I can back down... So it looks like I will either be fighting hospital staff or my own husband about this birth. UGH

4 comments:

Surviving said...

Just keep in mind that you don't live with the people in the hospital. Once you leave you don't have to deal with them unless you want to.

UmmLayla said...

So right sister, so right!

Amani said...

Have u considered looking for a CNM. I have met a great one, and plan to deliver naturally in a hospital, inshallah.

Anonymous said...

your husband loves you and the baby so it is normal for him to have "cold feet," my husband reacted similarly. My homebirth was an experience of a lifetime. Not even a CNM at the hospital can offer you close to the intamacy you will receive at home. There is just no comparison! (This is all assuming that your midwife agrees that a VBAC is safe for you at home.) Best wihes!!!