We went this morning to the Austin Area Birthing Center for a tour and consultation. I have decided that I don't want a hospital birth, for a variety of reasons I won't go into. A birth center is a good option between a hospital birth and a home birth, which I don't think I'm ready for. We wanted to go see the center before making a final decision, although for reading the website, I was pretty sure it would be a good fit for us based on what I had read. It was a good visit. The center was understaffed today because of the "bad weather", but we still got a tour and asked some questions. We definitely like it. I made an appointment for Feb 19th for my first check-up.
A weather report - yes, it's cold. Yes, we got some freezing rain. No, it's not the end of the world. No, the power has not gone out. The mayor told people to stay home if they could, and it's MLK day, so a lot of people had the day off anyway. The result is that it's quieter out on the roads today than on a typical Sunday. The thing is - now they are saying that tomorrow is going to be WORSE! MORE WET! COLDER! THE END OF THE WORLD! Hey, if it's another day off, fine with me.