Friday, June 7, 2013

Girl #4 is here!

On April 27th our 4th girl made her arrival. All is well and I am doing better than ever. This is the first child I have had on the military's dime and I must say I was impressed. Living in Germany I had the choice to have the baby at a German hospital or the military hospital, both would be 100% paid for. I chose the military hospital and am glad I did. The only downside was that at 24 hours I checked out of there. Usually I like to stay for 48 hours. I left because there was one bathroom  with 3 toilets and 1 shower to share among all the patients. I had to wheel my baby down to the bathroom with me whenever I needed to use it. There was no nursery so the baby had to stay with you at all times.

You don't get much individualized care at your weekly checkups unless you choose to see the same doctor or mid wife at each appointment (Yes, the Air Force has mid wives!). Seeing that there were a dozen doctor's I tried to see a different one as much as I could so that on delivery day I didn't have one I never met, which is exactly what happened. You get whoever is on duty. It was completely fine though because he did a fabulous job and I was extremely pleased with the whole experience.

As far as whether J is getting out of the's looking more and more like YES. Now the question is when? I'll save that for another post when I find some time between nursing, changing yet another diaper, and snagging a few minutes of sleep!


  1. Congrats on your new baby girl ! My husband is going in and if you and your husband decide to get out I would like to talk to you about the possibility of taking over where you leave off on your blog :) please contact me if your interested.

  2. I just wanted to say thank you for writing this blog. My husband is working towards getting into JAG with the Air Force, and all of your blog entries have calmed and comforted me about our family heading down this path. Again thank you and I look forward to reading more about you and your family's experience. - Love Erin