Since I've been given one last opportunity to experience pregnancy,labor and delivery(in all it's glory! LOL) I wanted to really soak it all in and do it MY way. One thing I've always wanted to do but never have is a home birth. I've been looking into some options. We have Kaiser and it doesn't offer that option which, I think, stinks! I've been researching it online but am finding that it's ridiculously expensive. We're talking $5500 here! YIKES! Yeah, like I've got that in my back pocket. I'm really bummed out about it because when Brennen was born, they put a limit on how many people could be in the delivery room. Basically, I was forced to have some people wait it out in the waiting room. Not that I want a big ole party in there but, I have a big family and I want who I want to be there. I also would LOVE to do water birth. That's something that's always interested me. Alas, Kaiser doesn't offer that wonderful choice either. Pooh on Kaiser! So, I think I am going to be stinkin hospital bound at some point in October. I'm not happy about it at all. I HATE staying in the hospital. To me, the hospital stay is FAR WORSE than labor and delivery. I hate being woken up at all hours of the night by nurses checking to make sure I'm feeding my baby. Well, I haven't lost one yet so chances are, I'm a fairly capable mother. Also, the beds aren't comfy and I don't really want to hear everyone elses babies. I just want to rest. Hopefully, things will go smoothly and they'll let me out of that prison early. It'd be even easier if it was just a girl because I wouldn't have to wait to have any "procedures" done. UGH! Yes, I'm going to pout about not getting my way. I am going to continue to search for an option that's more appealing and financially doable. If you have any ideas....send em my way!