I’ve been on vacation… where there is great cell-phone coverage (thankfully!) but we have had no internet, unless we drove to the local library. So I’m behind. Very, very far behind. I got to the library a couple of times briefly to check my email (but I still have almost #200 unread emails on a secondary email account — most of them undoubtedly need very little attention beyond marking them as read and deleting them), but didn’t read any of the blogs I keep up with. Apparently, I keep up with a lot of blogs. I also haven’t been on facebook for the past couple of weeks, so I hope I haven’t missed anything important on there. But if I did — oh, well, I guess I’ll find out about it eventually. Or not.
It was a 15-hour drive each way, and we did it in one shot (both driving there and driving back), getting in this morning at 1 a.m. My lonely cat woke me up around 6 a.m., while my kids woke up not too long thereafter. You’d better believe I took a nap! And I realized about 5 p.m., as I was heading out to get groceries that I was dehydrated, so I got a gallon of water at the store and drank nearly half of it before coming home, and feel much better. In fact, I think that’s why I am able to be awake right now at nearly 11 p.m. Although, maybe it’s the “charge” I get from having my internet connection back. 😀
I heard today that there was a new study, a meta-analysis of studies, released on home-birth purporting to show a 3x mortality rate for babies born at home compared to those born at hospitals. I’m still reading my blogs and am still in June [oh, yeah, my router wouldn’t work either when I came back, so my husband got dibs on the internet connection when he was awake, so most of today I was still computer-less], so I haven’t read the first blog post about it, and am guessing I’m about half-way done with my blog catch-up. I expect that I will come across multiple viral posts about the study very soon, and know that the “Birth Sense” blog apparently did a very good review of the study and why it’s flawed.
Yeah, it was fun relaxing on the beach, watching the kids swim in the water and play on the sand, doing over 150 Sudoku puzzles and getting a nice tan (and not too much of a burn — I call it “getting enough Vitamin D”), but I am very anxious to read the study and posts about the study, and am bummed that I missed it. Tomorrow is another day. Maybe I’ll catch up then. 🙂
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