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I talked to my brother last night. His wife is pregnant and the baby is due on the 25th. However, the baby is breech, so today they are going in to have the doctor try and turn the baby around. If that's unsuccessful, then they will probably have a c-section today. He said that they have determined that they are just going to be happy either way -- either it will work and they can hopefully have a natural birth, or it won't work and they will get to finally meet their baby. It's their first, and they are very excited.

I was on the phone for probably 45 minutes. He also talked about how they have "Game of Thrones" night at their house every Sunday, and how excited they are that we will have babies almost the same age.

It makes me so homesick I was a sobbing ball of feels on the way into work this morning. When I was 22 and moving to Georgia, it never occurred to me that my brother (then 18) and my sister (then 12 or 13) would grow up into really neat people that I would want to be around, or that I might meet someone in Georgia and have a family and a life here, so far away from where I grew up. I was selfish and I wanted to get out of the Midwest and see another part of the country. I could take care of myself!

But I hate that I don't know when I will get to see my brother's baby. I hate that the cousins, even if close in age, will only get to see each other a couple times a year at most. I hate that my mom and dad can't come to events like grandparents day at school, or ...whatever activities my children eventually end up in. I hate that I can't go have Easter dinner where my brother makes pieroge for 20 people, and that I can't go to Game of Thrones night.

Don't get me wrong, I love my life here in Georgia. My friends are here, my husband's entire wonderful family, our farm, my job, our games...I don't want to give all that up. But my heart aches that we are so far away from Minnesota and I'm pregnant so I'm feeling it a lot more than usual right now.

Date: 2014-04-18 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadeejf.livejournal.com
I totally have those feelings all the time <3

Date: 2014-04-18 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadeejf.livejournal.com
And I don't even have siblings! I just miss my parents, and my friends a lot. And I so wanted to get out, too, but there is a hidden cost. I wouldn't change my life much, but sometimes I think about moving me and the kids home and letting Carl do his thing here and come up with all these crazy plans to get us home more often, etc., etc.

Date: 2014-04-29 11:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elena23.livejournal.com
I think about moving home sometimes...if we could find a job, and sell the house, and ...yeah, all that. But that would mean asking Danny to give up his family, for us to give up our friends and games and the wonderful homestead we've built here. So mostly I just feel...stuck.

Date: 2014-04-19 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carbonelle.livejournal.com
Preach it sister! I feel the same way about my family, though unlike you, I knew what I was getting into and did it anyway. The joys and perils of being a Navy brat.

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