C and P - I posted in Jan!
Adding: Wow! Feb already! I can't believe it. I don't expect to be having a baby this month (hope not - due at the end of the month), but can't believe we are the point where one or more of us might soon!
We did not CD with DD - I really did not know much about it or know anyone who did it at the time... now tons of friends CD and I spent some time looking into it.
I was not so sure about DH being into it - I think the general "poop disposal" and laundry were his concerns. So I suggested the local diaper service for the first few months and then we will decide from there. What is kind of funny is that since the diaper service is pre-folds and covers the actual diapering might be a tad more work then if we just started out buying diapers as I would have been willing to go with AIO to help convince him to do CD.
It is amazing at thanksgiving when I mentioned to some of his family what we were doing how they instantly gave negative comments about how hard and awful CD was and blah blah blah... I explained that they had no idea what they were talking about (in a nicer way) and told about how much they have changed - then told them we are using a service and so it is even easier! But I was still kind of shocked, I don't think they meant it is such a way... but still.
Speaking of that I was also kind of shocked at my dentist last week. She was asking where I was delivering (using MW group at a hospital) and we were joking about the potential for snow storms in March. I make a comment that was clearly joking about me being ready to deliver the baby at home it labor was super fast and it was snowing (which I kind of actually have done very basic mental preparation as a just in case by me and DH reading the emergency childbirth booklet many people have posted in other forums on here). She practically freaked out on me about how Oh no... that would be bad, you really need a doc.. blah blah blah.
Wow - since I could not really talk more then a word or two I ended up just not really responding - but seriously! My kudos to you homebirthers who must deal with this kind of stuff all the time! I would have considered HB if I thought my DH would not totally freak out (he freaked out a bit when I even just mentioned a birth center!). But since I am comfortable with a hospital/midwife birth (really good group and hospital reputation etc.) it is fine. So this was just like a tiny glimpse into what you guys must have to deal with. Even not doing a HB I have tried to discuss with people how it really is a good/safe option etc - just to spread the word I guess. I think people would drive me crazy with those comments.
DH is home with a diarrhea and fever thing - sooooo hoping that DD and I don't catch it. I really don't want to deal with that myself - I will at least make sure that today I am very fully hydrated so that if I do catch it I am at least not starting off even a tiny bit dehydrated.