EDD: June 24, 2013
Your Age: 30
Your General Location: NC/SC border
This babe will be child #?: 3 (3rd boy as well)
How long have you been TTC: It took about 8 months this time, the first two took 6 months each.
Tell us a bit about your family (partner, other children, and/or pets): I have been married to my husband for just over 5 years now, we will have been together for 10 years in June when baby is due. :-) We have 2 sons already, 5 year old Alex and almost-3 year old Jacob. I'm a little overwhelmed at the idea of a house full of boys but I'm sure it's going to be a lot of fun.
Anything else you'd like to share: I had my first baby in the hospital and had a very upsetting experience, I was actually on MDC at the time in a due date club and was so upset by the whole thing that I never came back to announce the birth of the baby or how it all went down. Thankfully it did not end in a c-section but it was basically the opposite of anything I had hoped for. I had my second baby at Carolina Community Maternity Center in Fort Mill SC which at the time was very new, it's independent and run entirely by midwives - I had a fantastic natural waterbirth there that really helped me get over some of the issues I was still dealing with from my first birth experience. I did have a pre-term labor/bleeding scare at 35 weeks with baby #2, my midwife accompanied me to the hospital and thankfully I was able to go home after an overnight stay and made it just past 37 weeks which is the legal cutoff for delivering at the birth center.
I am using the maternity center again and very excited to be planning another hopeful waterbirth. Were it not for the legal situation in my state, I'd want to plan a homebirth, but as it is my husband and I feel better sticking with the maternity center.