Sunday, September 23, 2007

Must find safe place

It's 1 A.M. and I was awakened to the sound of sirens, my dog Marcus barking followed by the sound of a tazer gun going off. Brad rushes to the door, comes back and says "I think they're in our driveway. Stay inside!" Gets on his shorts and goes out the front door...Sure enough there was a Hispanic man hiding under our truck and a policeman on foot had found him and tazed him. A cop car pulls up in front of our house and asks Brad if he wants to file a trespassing report while another police officer goes in our backyard looking for another suspect! Am I living in some kind of freaking NIGHTMARE? Keep in mind while I am writing this little narrative, a helicopter is flying over our neighborhood and the surrounding area looking for the other guy that they searched for in our backyard.
I told Brad I couldn't give birth to our first child in this house! I don't feel safe anymore, obviously. He agrees. So I guess we'll be looking for a place to live here pretty quick. He really needs to find a job, too. If you are a fellow Christian reading this please say a little prayer for our family and especially Brad and his job search...

Hope I can fall asleep tonight.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Some documentaries I am dying to see

So I got an email from a friend telling me she was planning on hosting a private screening of a film produced by Ricki Lake called "The Business of Being Born." This is not the first time I'm hearing of this film. I have been getting Mothering magazine and they mention the film in the credits of one of their cover stories on C-sections. So I went to the website and WOW! I am so impressed with the premise of the movie! I can't wait to see it. Since finding that one, I've also seen the trailer for "Pregnant in America" and heard about another film called "Orgasmic Birth." Anyone interested in taking a look at these websites, here you go.

I think no matter what your final decision is on how you decide to bring you child into the world, be it naturally or with assistance of medication, it's important to get all the facts.