EDD: 8/10 ishName
(partner, other children, etc): DH, and pets only in my fantasies. (DH is allergic) this is my second pregnancy, but will be our first child.Gender preferences/inklings
: Would love to have a girl, but will also very much love a boy. I just dont relate to boys as easily, but they come with lots less "stuff" when they're older, so that could be really good. I'd get more hand-me-downs for a girl from sisters' kids.Names you like
: many family names that we keep to ourselves. If a boy, it would be "the 4th" of my husband's family name.Birth Plans/Preferences
: currently shopping around. i very much dislike my current MW practice (well, the MWs are nice, but the practice is run terribly. if this one sticks, we'll be interviewing some other options. I'd like a birth center birth with a doula and a MW. Hopefully, our next could be a home birth once I am more confident. Husband would be "more comfortable" with a hospital birth. (luckily, he doesnt have to choose!)Anything else you'd like to share:
we're cautiously expecting, but trying to be positive and hopeful. One loss at 7-8 weeks plus 8 more months of trying has made me pretty jaded and not very optimistic. It's hard to change that so quickly. I'm getting there. Might not post much, until it really soaks in, but I do have some questions. also, as you can see, i am rarely at a loss for words.