Molly Mathews

My name is Molly. I have been married for 5 years and have two children. A 10 year old step-son, a 2 year old daughter and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with a boy! I live in the town I grew up in and have a large family that I see often. We all live close to each other right now and I hope it stays that way as we draw a lot of support from one another. I have been a nurse for 6 years, mostly in the emergency department, and I love my job. Since young childhood I dreamed of being a nurse and a mom and here I am both! I couldn't have imagined how difficult the journey would be but neither could I have fathomed the Joy that would come from both. Becoming a mom has made me into a better person in many ways and a bit of a crazy worry wart in other ways! Having support from other moms who have been there before or are there with you makes all the difference in the world!

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My Birth Plan

Aunt Cassandra holding Michael. She's very nurturing and comfortable with babies.

I mentioned before in another post that I didn’t have a specific birth plan in place.  I’m not talking about once I’m admitted to the hospital, I mean in the hours before, how I’ll get there, who will care for Michael, etc.  I’ve thought it through and although there are still a few holes to fill, I am comfortable with my arrangements.

My due date is July 22, so only two more weeks to go!  I can’t believe it’s almost here … ahhhhh!

For those of you who don’t know, my husband is deployed and won’t be present for the baby’s birth.  With that being said, I’ve had to arrange for certain things to happen in his absence to ensure a smooth labor and delivery.

First and foremost, I need a ride to the hospital.  My mother and sister are arriving to my house the weekend prior to my due date.  They both can drive so as long as they are here when the time comes, I am confident I will make it there safely.

Secondly, are arrangements for Michael’s care while I’m in the hospital.  Ideally, I would like both my mother and sister with me in the delivery room.  I have several friends who live close by to take Michael for me until it’s time for him to meet his new sister.  I have Family A, Family B, and even Family C lined up just in case.

The tricky part would be if I have to go to the hospital in the middle of the night when Michael is sleeping.  I would hate to wake him up and move him to a friend’s house.  My sister could always stay back until the morning, drop him off, and then head to the hospital.

I have this plan in place in my head, but who’s to say my labor will play out this way.  For all I know, I might be in the grocery store, church, or even at the pool when “it’s time”.  I guess time will only tell.

What is your birth plan?

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