Wednesday, November 07, 2007

 
Hello to those of you that still read this, sorry we haven't updated for a while! Well, what's happening since we last wrote? Everything is just going fine. Ripley is just over 6 months pregnant & she's OK, apart from a few aches & pains & terrible indigestion! Her belly is really huge now, & it's jumping around all over the place. She still cycles to & from work everyday, although obviously not at the speed she used to! She'll be finishing work on the 7th December for maternity leave, which is great as I won't have to worry if she got to work safely everyday. I am quiting work on the 19th December so I can look after her & baby once it's here. I'm so excited about that. Money will be a bit tight, but there's more to life than money, me thinks. I plan to get a part time job once I know Ripley has recovered & Ripley will be back full time next October. We've decided to have a home birth as the hospital that is local to us is absolutely disgusting. We had a tour of the hospital one weekend, & the room they showed us was awful ie rust stains all around the plug hole of the birthing pool, lino that had ripped & they hadn't stuck back down, stains on the walls & ceiling, need I go on!!! So we feel it'll be better to have home comforts. We will have our own midwife that will come to our home to do Ripley's anti natal check ups & will be there for the birth, well we hope!! We've also hired a "doula" which is a non-medical assistant who provides physical, emotional and informational support in prenatal care, during childbirth and during the postpartum period. We've met her once & we both liked her instantly, & she'll be coming to visit us on Monday evening........Anyway that's enough for now. I'll write more on another day.

Comments:
Glad to hear things are rolling along smoothly! I'm quite impressed about the cycling...I can barely get my lazy self to cycle to work, and I'm not pregnant! Hoping for a smooth rest of pregnancy...
 
Wow - so great that things are moving along so well. Good luck with the remainder of the pregnancy!
Keep us in the loop!
 
Good to hear you are all going strong.
I have found a group of 90! lesbian families in Brighton, and we are planning to meet up with another couple, still in the early stages of "trying", before venturing to a social evening.
We are also getting to know a single gay man, who would like to be an involved father, better.
So things are moving, slowly.
I just wanted to thank you girls, as some of the information I found, reading your blog, has been very useful. I am not sure if it is appropriate to give you updates on how we are getting on, here at your blog site, so I will try to restrain myself, but I will be checking to see how things are going with you.

Juno
 
Hey Juno, great to hear from you too!! 90 lesbian families in Brighton...wow. We don't know any gay families in London! We're glad you found our blog useful. We probably won't be updating very often now, but here's our email address if you want to get in touch anewfamily.ripley@googlemail.com
Good luck with everything and let us know how it goes for you, Cagney & Ripley
 
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