Now we have the big decision of having the baby here in Jamaica or going back to the States. This has become a very hard decision for me. Before I moved here, I would tell anyone who asked that I'd never have a baby in a developing country. Now that I live here...and have my comfortable home here....I'm not that willing to go back to "living out of a suitcase" in other's homes for 6 months. Might be hard for some to understand, but this is my HOME. Please don't think I'm being melodramatic or over-sentimental. But it's kinda nice staying in one place for awhile.
Yesterday, Joshua took the girls and I out to see a private hospital in Montego Bay. I can honestly say that it was nice. There were clean, private rooms, relatively modern equipment and the nurse showing us around was friendly. There is a lady doctor that works there and hopefully we can get in to see her soon. Because of my blood type I have to get a rhogam shot during my pregnancy. I HATE needles, but this shot is particularly painful. One concern is that the shot used to be made with mercury in it, they don't do that in the States anymore....but sometimes rules and regulations vary in different countries.
I do have some apprehension about having the baby here, but I'm praying that God will give me peace about what to do. My mom has been with me for all my girls and Josh's mom was with me for two of them. I don't like the idea of having the baby without them there...not that Joshua isn't very supportive. I just remember in my "hazy labor-pained mind" seeing him sitting in a chair with a cold wash cloth on his forehead. (chuckle) I'm never gonna let him forget that!
Please pray for this important decision. We are going to the American Embassy, today, to see what the regulations are.