Friday, June 20, 2008

Homebirth Petition

Letter from a friend:

Hi,
I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed. The AMA ( American Medical Association ) is seeking to pass legislation that would make home birthing ILLEGAL. Not for home birthing *midwives*, but for the women choosing home birth. They could potentially be looking at jail time if any of this passes. Our choices are slowly but surely being taken from us, and it's time to put a stop to it. Whether or not you agree with home birthing, please sign the petition to keep birthing rights in the hands that they belong in - the women giving birth. Here is the petition:


"Keep Home Birth Legal"
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/birthathome?e

I really think this is an important cause, and I'd like to encourage you to add your signature, too. It's free and takes less than a minute of your time.

Thanks!
~Christy
~HBAC Mama, Apprentice and Traditional Midwife
Southern California
www.thejourneyofanapprentice.blogspot.com

This is more than about medicine, it's about our rights to choose life and what's best for our babies...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Life

...has been a bit busy and not normal. That is to say, we're currently staying at my parents' while they're on vacation, feeding pets and making sure the boogie man doesn't break in. We also get the comfort of central air (without the bill!), a big house, a swimming pool, and Direct TV.

As we have the room here, we had some family over from up north. Big Red's sister and her kids along with his mom came down Sunday and left last night. We had a great time with them. Karrots and I went with them to the California Science Center. They have a display of fetuses from different gestation periods which was interesting and sad to see. Interesting since I'm prego and sad because they were real fetuses that didn't make it to their mothers' arms.

All ready to swim!


Karrots having fun in the water


Playing with her cousin


Trying to kiss her cousin


In regards to my pregnancy, it's going well. Tonight was the first time I've thrown up. I'm showing already and have gained 10 pounds (WAY sooner than with Karrots!), which is typical, I'm told. We haven't seen the midwife yet because she wouldn't be able to hear a heart beat anyway. If we decide not to use the doplar then we won't be seeing her until I'm around 24 weeks, otherwise we can see her early in July, use the doplar once, and then continue with a fetascope. Yes, we're still planning for a home birth and I am stoked about it!

Karrots has been crawling very well lately - and FAST. She'll follow me around crying for me to pick her up. For some reason, she's been a major mama's girl for the past week or so. I'm glad she loves me, but it would be nice to get a break every once in a while. She'll even cry for me when Big Red has her. She's also learned to pull herself up to stand and has been attempting kisses.



Standing

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Guilty

For those of you familiar with my brother and what's going on, here's the latest:

He had his official court date today and was found guilty. He got 45 hours community service, a $1,600 fine, and has to take an 18 month course to apply for a restricted license. Of course, I was supposed to tell my mom he got 6 months in jail in Indio...

When I asked if he was relieved about not having to go to jail, he said he sorta wish he did so he wouldn't have the fee and the government would pay instead of him. Interesting.

"Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the LORD your God, And the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.
Jeremiah 2:19