Hello! My name is Thyme. I will be 30 this summer. My husband and I have three kids, ages 6, 4 and 19 months. We live in Northern California. I had homebirths with all my kids. We UP/UC'ed for our last two, and plan to for this one as well. I am a student midwife with plenty of midwife friends to call upon, so we both feel very comfy UP/UC'ing.
We are a WAPF geared family, so I am always soaking, sprouting, baking, roasting, baking, drying, chopping, mixing etc.,. We are homeschooling Charlotte Mason style and it's great. My oldest has Aspergers so keeping things mellow is key. We co-sleep, breastfeed, don't vaccinate, wear our babies and keep our boys intact. We just bought a house in November that we are majorly renovating. The current project is felling some trees to get a massive garden planted and fruit trees in.
This pregnancy is a surprise for us. We wanted more kids, but were CTA until the baby was at least 2. I do feel a lot more relaxed in general this time around. I was a worry wart with my oldest and my youngest. My biggest fear so far is getting HG, which I had with #1 and #3. My second biggest fear is driving a minivan. Kidding! It will be nice to have more room. I've been driving my beloved Subaru Outback for six years now, but the new Dodge Caravans looks pretty good. I heard they are calling it the "Man Van".
Anyways, according to Fertility Friend and my ovulation date, I am due on November 7th. I never put stock in due dates, but all my children have arrived 1-3 days after their due dates, which were all based on my ovulation date.
Lovely to meet you all!