HI! I am Erika, I am 26 and this is my 5th baby! This is the biggest gap I have had in kids, as I had twins in Sept. 05, a son in Oct 06, and another in Aug 08. The twins were not even 3 yet when my youngest was born, so I had 4 kids 2 and under! They were all in diapers too, life was INSANE. Since 2008 I have lost 7 babies (I had 1 loss in 07 between my last 2). I have had 12 pregnancies, resulting in 4 kids, and hoping this one sticks! This is the furthest I have been pregnant in 3 years, and the first time I have been pregnant in a year. I had 5 losses in 2010, 2 in 2011 and this is the first time since May 2011 I have been pregnant. I am hoping the break gave my body a chance to rest. My betas look good so far, rising good, unlike last time, so I am hoping that is a good sign! I also have tons of pg symptoms unlike most of my miscarriages. I am due December 16th. I carried twins 40 weeks 1 day though and never went into labor so I will probably go late lol.
I have had 3 sections, all for different reasons. First was twins (I was so duped there!), second was fetal distress after he stopped moving and heart rate dropped scary low which ended up being a true knot in his cord and a double wrapped cord, then third was a planned homebirth, but I ended up having a placental abruption at home and I transferred, my son almost died from meconium aspiration and I didnt get to touch him until he was 10 days old. The doctor said that it had nothing to do with me trying a homebirth, that these things happen in the hospital too, so I was happy to repeat that to all the naysayers :D My sections have all been for different, fluke reasons, and I plan on a strict, healthy diet this time, which is something I have not done in the past. I plan on a vba3c at home. I can not sign up for a csection in good conscious without it being medically necessary. Until THIS pregnancy has a problem, I will plan a vaginal birth. It will be over 4 years when this baby is born since my last birth, I believe that is AMPLE time to heal!!
As for me, I homeschool (1st graders and Kindy right now!), I breastfeed, I dont vax, I make slings, nursing covers, cloth diapers, all things baby pretty much... I am definitely going to have my hands full, but I am going to have lots of fun!