Re: I was thinking of a home birth
my midwives used a boat load of chux pads, waterproof sheets under my choice of sheets (i used an older dark set), and my husband did not think either of our two homebirthed children were messy when they came out... and he wasn't even really looking forward to catching the first one - it just sort of happened in the excitement of the moment.
i think once your husband really hears what it will be about, from someone other than his own wife (since we're always trying to talk our men into SOMETHING), he might come around.
goodluck! it was worth it...
cisnerosfamily4 (oops, now we're a family of 5!)
SAHM of Julian 2/26/02, Sebastian 1/05/05, Lucia 3/14/07!