Hi, all! I actually logged on here a couple of months ago and was a little bummed that I couldn't find the DDC, since I missed out on one for my daughter, having only found this place long after she'd been born. So glad I found you guys after wandering through the forums!
My name is Lana, I'm 34 years old, born and raised in Central California, but relocated to Illinois about 11 years ago, for a change of pace. And what a change of pace it's been! My husband, Chris, and I have been together for those 11 years, though we've only been married for 6 of them. We have one daughter, Olli, who just turned 5 in August, and we have two cats, Maggie, who is 17, and Honey, who is 1 1/2. I'm a full-time mom, though I did a stint of about four weeks as a cashier at a local craft store before I realized I just couldn't juggle pregnancy, motherhood, my diabetes, and a high stress job all at once. I don't know how working moms do it!
Though I consider all of March a possibility, I love telling folks that I'm due on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day. It's such a fun due date! Most likely, we'll be closer to Easter, so we've taken to calling this one Bun-Bun. I'm hoping for a VBAC. My daughter was delivered by cesarean a day before her due date, due to breech presentation. I had wanted an HBAC, but becoming an insulin-dependent diabetic since my daughter was born has kind of put a crimp in that idea. I think my husband is relieved, in more ways than one, that I've given in to the pressure to go to a hospital. We've found a nice, small one, though, in a nearby community, and I'm really excited at the whole small town feel of the place, since I grew up in a small town.
Technically, we stopped not trying in December of last year, so it took us six months to conceive, though we didn't really start TRYING until about March. We're still waffling on whether or not we want to find out the gender of this one. My daughter was a surprise, and one we wanted fiercely; it was an amazing experience. This time, though, I find myself really wanting to know, though I would be happy with a girl or boy. My husband is pretty indifferent, though I think he's leaning more towards not finding out, and all my daughter has to say is that she really, really, really wants a sister. My level II ultrasound is on November 8th, and I've toyed with the idea of letting the tech whisper the sex into my daughter's ear and let her tell us if/when she wants, so we'll see what happens. (Just for the record, though, I think it's a boy.)