Originally Posted by molive
Name (screen name or real): Megan
Hey, Mama! I am in the Madison area (about 20 minutes from the East Side).Name (screen name or real):
I am going with Feb. 26, which will be the day after my 30th birthday! However, it is also the date of my first miscarriage (which happened this year), so that's a little hard. I also had a miscarriage ("chemical" pregnancy, but I dislike that term) last cycle, so I ovulated later than normal -- CD 19 versus my typical CD 14. So I am pretty sure I will tell the OB's office that my LMP was May 23 instead of May 18, which is when the miscarriage happened. Otherwise they'll give me an EDD five days earlier than it is supposed to be, and I need all the time I can get. DD2 was a VBAC (DD1 was breech), and this baby will be, too.Number of kids/partner:
DD1 turned 4 in April, and DD2 turned 2 in April; they are five days shy of two years apart. DH and I have been married for six years.General location, if you want to share:
Near Madison, Wis.
Other things you could include, depending on how much you want to share...Hospital or home?
Our insurance coverage is FABULOUS (in the fact that we don't pay much for anything), but it doesn't cover home births or birth center births, so there is no way I could get DH on board with paying out-of-pocket for a birth when we can go to the hospital and not pay a dime. I actually don't even have the option of seeing a midwife and delivering in the hospital; it's OB or nothing. However, the OB I saw when I was pregnant with DD2 was great and "let' me do pretty much everything I wanted. She was even "willing" to "let" me go a few days past 42 weeks before delivering DD2.Team blue or pink?
I am not going to lie. I really would love to have a boy. But really, I think it would be neat for my children to all be sisters. DH said last night that he really doesn't care, which made me happy. I am hoping he will agree with our past philosophy and not find out this baby's sex. We waited with the girls, and they were the best surprises ever.Earliest symptoms?
Extreme, feed-me-now hunger (always my first symptom); mildly sore boobs; strong sense of smell; a little queasy at times.Surprise or TTC?
We were just kind of going with the flow. DH and I have been having some major marital problems that we have been working HARD to get through, and we've been doing MUCH better lately. He told me a few months ago (after my first loss) that he didn't want another baby, and he started pulling out as means of birth control.
Obviously that didn't work. I was scared to tell him last night that my period was late, but he didn't react the way I thought. I POAS, and he read the results. But then he told me I wasn't pregnant when I really was. This went on for about 30 minutes, and I kept saying how surprised I was, because I was having all my typical pregnancy symptoms. He finally fessed up, and he told me he was happy about it. It made me SO glad to hear him say those words. He said he just wanted to know what it felt like to know I was pregnant before I did.