EDD: June 1 (by LMP)
Your Age: 36, DH is 32
Your General Location: NW FL
This babe will be child #?: 1st!
How long have you been TTC: Married for four years, were not TTC or TTA, but if a kid showed up we'd have been pleased. We thought it was kind of weird that I was not getting pregnant, so we started charting and actively trying about a year and a half ago. I had a HSG at the beginning of June, and discovered I had proximal blockage in both tubes. I had surgery to clear my tubes at the end of August and got pregnant two weeks later. My RE's office freaked out, because due to my age and the bazillion tests they ran on me there was "no way" that I was going to be able to get pregnant without injectibles. I was supposed to call when my period arrived, to start my first medicated cycle, but I got a BFP instead. When they finally released me to my OB at 8 weeks, the nurses still expressed shock I had a "spontaneous" viable pregnancy. I'm really just not that old, and my numbers were not that bad, so I can't figure out why they find this so amazing. We're thrilled of course, because free is awesome (compared to the thousand bucks a cycle they were estimating for us with fertility drugs).
Tell us a bit about your family (partner, other children, and/or pets): Three dogs that are senior citizens. They know I'm pregnant. Two are obsessed with lying next to me with their head on my stomach. I'm a housewife (soon to be stay-at-home-mom, hurray!) My 24/7 nausea is kicking my butt right now - in my 6th full week of it. My hubs is being totally awesome and supportive, taking care of anything I ask him to, even though I'm home all day and he works full time and is also a grad student. I'm blessed and I adore him completely. He's going to make a terrific dad.
Anything else you'd like to share: Hubs and I have been working towards living a more green life for about the last three years. We started with very basic goals (eliminating toxic household cleaners) and then started to broaden our scope to include reducing our carbon footprint, sustainability, and minimalism/non-consumerism. We're not quite as green as we'd like to be, but we are enjoying the process. We're both interested in cloth diapering and doing our best to prevent plastic baby crap from entering our home. It's not going to be easy ... people really like to buy plastic and chemical-laden things as gifts. Lately I've been getting fired up about standard pregnancy medical procedures, starting with the nurse at the OB's office trying to push me into getting the flu vax. I'm not totally anti-vax, I just don't understand why I can inject a virus accompanied by a large amount mercury into my body, but can't eat fish or drink diet soda. She couldn't give me a reasonable answer. I told my OB I'd really like to deliver by squatting in the corner the the hospital room, without anyone bothering me, but I don't think she believed me.
Happy to be here.