Hello beautiful baby mamas...so happy to be here with you! ~elisha
*Name (whatever you would like to be called or like us to know you by): Elisha
*EDD: June 1st-June 10th, 2012
*Age/ age when the baby will be born: 28 going on 29.
*Location: grand rapids, mi
*How long it took you to get your BFP: About 13-14 cycles since we were married 8/21/10, but we were NOT actively trying. Our baby is very much wanted and yet equally unexpected! Suppose we got just a little lazy with NFP charting last month ;). Shockingly positive home test on 10/2/11, confirmed at the doctor yesterday 10/5/11 (I was in semi-denial until the doctor confirmed it). This should be an exciting ride for Ed and me...we're just trying to wrap our minds around the fact that this is real!
*What number child is this for you: First!
*Family (partner, other children, pets): My husband Ed and our 2 feline children, Jim & Moose (meow)...and a tiny tiny baby on the way.
*Birth plans/preferences: Definitely leaning towards a homebirth if that is financially and physically feasible. We're just starting the process of evaluating our best options, talking with midwives, weighing the costs, etc. I'd love to have the most natural and empowering birth experience possible.
*Thoughts / anything else you you would like to share: I'm currently in grad school working towards my Master's in Social Work (MSW), graduating this June 2012...so that means I'll be having a graduation baby (likely due just before graduation). I'm interning currently at a local psychiatric hospital, specifically working with patients with eating disorders. I really enjoy talking and learning about mental health issues, particularly women's issues with self-esteem, body image, finding your voice and gaining the confidence to share your story. I'd love to hear and share the stories that have shaped you/us.
Excited to be positively inspired by you all as we go through this journey together :) I need all the good female energy I can get!