Today we had yet another visit with our OB. Just as a reminder, he is a believer and has been really great about working with me and all my little quirky requests (no comments, please!) ;-) We are confident that he wants us to honor God in our birth, which as you can imagine is huge.
We have felt for some time that we needed to be open with him and let him know about our doubts and concerns with hospital birth, and our split decision on the matter, just because we ARE all believers and we want to maintain a God honoring testimony.
So today, Michael came with me to the appointment and we let him know that we are seeking God's will for the birth, and just wanted to let him know that in our minds, home birth is an option. Here's the amazing part: He did not even flinch. He made sure by asking some questions that we were not pursuing this as an option solely because it is what we want but that we are seeking to know the mind of God on the matter. He also reminded us to find a competent lay midwife and to be smart during the delivery if that is what we choose to do.
Then he said he's happy to pray with us that God would give peace and make it clear what we are to do. He will continue to see me through the end of the pregnancy, and assured me that what he wants is for God to be honored, for me to be okay and for baby to be okay.
And then, we prayed together in the office. I am so blessed to have two fantastic options for this birth, and I am confident that God will lead us! Anybody wanna join me in the happy hallelujah dance???