EDD: January 13th
#Pregnancy/baby: 4th child
Your age/age at the birth: 24 years old, will be 25 before this baby comes
Family: Husband, 6 year old son, 3 year old daughter, 18 month old son, and mother in law is living with us indefinitely due to medical and financial problems
How long did it take to get your BFP: We weren't trying, but weren't preventing. I just got my cycles back in December since I'm still nursing my 18 month old, and my husband was pretty adamant about not wanting any more (we are really tired!!), but he was apparently too lazy to buy condoms and too horny to avoid me when I TOLD him I was ovulation, so here we are! The day before I got my BFP we had a giant argument about him wanting to get a vasectomy. He is very supportive, but I know he's stressed and overwhelmed.
Birth plans:Hopefully a third home birth. I loved my previous 2 home births, but I have some uterine scarring (I'm almost positive from the Mirena I had placed after my first was born), and my placenta always breaks apart (because I carried to 42.5 weeks both times) and a few pieces of the placenta are adhered to the scarring. We tried manual extraction last time, which was EXCRUCIATING, but still needed a D&C both times. My husband is nervous about my bleeding and needing surgery after birth, and it appears to be something that would make sense to expect to keep happening (especially since with each D&C comes MORE scarring!). I am perfectly fine birthing at home and transferring after, because my labors and births are wonderful. But he is uncomfortable, and we are seeing a midwife tomorrow to get everyone on the same page and talk about our options. We are in Ohio, and there is only one birth center in the whole city, and it's attached to a hospital. I do not want to go there. I've attended a few births there, and while it's significantly better than a hospital, there are still things I would have to be on guard for and possibly fight for. They also don't admit women past 42 weeks, and since I've carried past that both times I may not be eligible anyway.
Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: I want to have a happy, healthy pregnancy. I want to enjoy it. With all of my previous pregnancies, I've had hyperemesis which is debilitating for the first 5 months, followed by uncontrollable rage (throwing things at my husband, etc). My hormones are always insane, and if I'm not throwing up I'm angry or can't breathe. I REALLY really want to enjoy this pregnancy and I'm going to work my butt off to be as healthy as humanly possible.
Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): I'm going to say I sort of hope it's a girl, only because my daughter has been really asking for a little sister, and I'd love to give her that. But besides her feelings, I'd be fine either way. I'm going to guess that the baby comes on January 29th. That's typical for me.
Anything else!: We are a military (Air Force) family, and are originally from California (Sacramento). I homeschool (which I suck at) and I've started trying to make as much food from scratch as possible. When my kids are a bit older I plan to go to school and be a home birth midwife. I'm still nursing my 18 month old, and I hope to not wean him any time soon!