Hello! I have been persuaded by my sister, jodieanneanton, to join this DDC since my DP and I are due 2 days before her on March 7. My DP, Lydia, is carrying and this is our first. We got a BFP the second month of trying, which we were not expecting, but of course hoping for. we thought it would take a long long time. We used a known donor (I believe this abbrev is KD). It is very important to us that our child know the donor and the role he had in helping us create him/her. He will have sort of a god fatherly role.
We are hitting 19 weeks today and will be getting u/s in couple of weeks and most certainly finding out the gender because we are soo excited and too impatient to wait. We were originally hoping to do birthing center, but through insurance it is not covered and we really want our current doctor, who is amazing to deliver. She is 100% focused on natural births. Right now we are looking into birthing plans. It's between hypnobirthing and bradley method.
Other than that a few things about myself and DW...We proudly live in Detroit, MI. We are part of an intentional community known as the Jeanie Wylie Community (jeaniewyliecommunity.blogspot.com). We are apart of Detroit's amazing urban agriculture work. We have a garden where we try to live sustainably off of. If we can't grow it we try our very best to depend on other Detroit or Michigan farmers. In our yard we have 20 fruit trees and 15 grape vines. Summers keep us busy as we busily try to perserve a lot of our produce for the winter and of course christmas gifts. We also have have chickens, which we raise for eggs and pets, and bees.
Okay thats it for now...got to get back to work...