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Update on the Young Pregnant Couple

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For those of you who’ve been following the pregnancy of my sister and brother-in-law, an update:

Noelle and Zach expect their wee lad in early August.  He seems a strong soul–making big solid movements in Noelle’s belly.  When I feel her belly, I think of an oak. 

They are planning a homebirth.  Noelle has a really relaxed attitude about birth.  She doesn’t seem to have much fear or many expectations about the way it should go.  She has surrounded herself with good tools and support and believes that her body will know what to do.  Zach is fantastic and will be a rockstar during her birth.  Plus she has an incredible doula (you’ve probably heard of her).  Her midwife team isn’t half-bad either.  🙂

They continue to prepare for Cambodia.  They will be moving there in the spring.  From your wonderful advice on which cloth diapers to use in a place without hot water, they’ve stashed prefolds and covers.  And they continue to work through the vaccination decisions–what vaccines are suggested for a baby in Cambodia, which can be skipped/delayed, which can be found in Cambodia, and will these contain mercury as many overseas vaccines still do?  If they followed the standard recommendations, baby Asher’s newly born system would be saturated with vaccines. 

If you haven’t noticed, I’m pretty excited about this tiny soul and the smart couple who will raise him.  

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