This is my first DDC. I realize I am REALLLLY late, but I'd like to join anyway as I'm really starting to have a rough time and could use the support. Some quick stats:
DD- 4 yrs, 10/08, Lana, medicated hospital birth at 37 weeks (water broke on its own), 26 hrs, 7 lbs 13 oz, no health issues, breastfed for 6 mos, no blw
DS- almost 2 years, 2/11, Silas, hospital birth with epi @ 9 cm at 37 weeks (was 5cm at my appt), 26 hrs, 8 lbs 1 oz, no health issues, weaned @ 18 mos, exclusive blw
DS- due 12/28, Abel, planning an unassisted home birth (2 doulas), UP'ing since 22 weeks (anatomy scan looked fabulous), experiencing some pre term labor but no baby yet. will UC @ 36 wks+
I am baby wearing, cloth diapering (I make them as well), organic, crunchy... the whole 9. I start midwifery school with AAMI in the spring and am an advocate for marriage equality, intactivism, and natural birth. I voted for Obama, twice lol. I like to drink, sew, crochet, and have a bit of a potty mouth. I am not religious but I do consider myself a humanist. I have been a sahm since I was 10 weeks pregnant with my first although I have pretty much constantly worked from home in one way or another. We plan at least one more kid, about 2 years apart from this one in utero, like the other kids are from each other. I have Borderline Personality Disorder, although I've remained largely umedicated outside of Zoloft and Buspar which I weaned from after getting pregnant this year.
My only issues this pregnancy have been major anxiety and depression. I have chosen not to treat with any medication and am hanging on. Oh, I have a husband lol. We just celebrated our 2 year anniversary (hes the father of all of my kiddos) and will celebrate 5 yrs together this Christmas. We live on the southern coast of NC. I think thats it? :D