- First and most importantly I will miss my friends. I know that no matter where I go the true friends will come along with me. There is always a way to stay in touch but it hurts my heart to think about it.
- My doctor and having a wonderful hospital right down the road. I have been doing my research about the new location and I'm scared. There is no post hospital so I will deliver at the regional medical center which is fine but I was floored when I read their stats; they deliver over 9 babies a day on average. I thought the 7 a day here was a lot. I don't know where to look to see the c-section rate but I'm guessing that is high too. Labor with TC was pretty quick (6 hours admitted to delivery) but what if #2 takes its time? Will they try to push unnecessary intervention on me? Will I be more than just room 407? I even looked into a birthing center in the area (no luck) I would give up my drugs for some piece of mind. Luckily I am not easily pushed around and I am my best advocate so we will just have to roll with it.
- The good days, once in a while the weather here is just perfect: sunny skies, warm temperatures, low humidity. And because they are so few and far between they are cherished.
- The view, on a clear day Mt Rainier looks like an oil painting. You really think you could just reach out and touch it. Ever 4 years later it sometimes takes my breath away.
- Bald eagles, I've seen 3 of them and it's so cool. There was one flying over my house a few weeks ago.
- Cell service, I've heard that AT&T has no service on the new post, so long iPhone :(
- Civilization, I am 5 minutes from several shopping plazas and restaurants. When we get to the new place we will live on post about 30 miles from the closest town and that town is not overly impressive.
13 June 2011
I will miss a few things
With issues arising for Doc once again at work I am really looking forward to hitting the road and sweating it out in the desert. Over the past few days I have been thinking about the many things I will actually miss about Western Washington. I know I complain about this place enough but there are some amazing things.