EDD: June 24th, though DH is hoping I'll go a little early so the baby will be a Gemini, lol. He didn't want DD to be an Aquarius like a cousin of his with whom he has a tumultuous relationship, and I had DD exactly on his cousin's birthday, so I don't have a good track record of giving DH what he wants in that regard, lol.
Your Age: I'll be turning 31 later this month, and DH will be 35 soon
Your General Location: SoCal, Santa Monica to be exact. Originally from MN but I moved out here right out of high school.
This babe will be child #?: 2
How long have you been TTC:I had my IUD removed in July and then we planned to skip trying in August. At the last minute we changed our minds, but I wasn't charting and didn't realize that I had already ovulated.
Tell us a bit about your family (partner, other children, and/or pets): DH and I met while I was studying abroad in Chile. Three days after we met we were engaged, and 3 months after that we had a ceremony in Chile for his family and friends. Then 6 months later we had our wedding in my parents' backyard in West Virginia (I like to call it the US leg of our International Wedding Tour) I was 7 weeks pregnant with DD during that wedding! She was a bit of a surprise, conceived the first day that DH arrived in the US (after a 4 month separation for visa processing) We celebrate 4 years together this December.
.Anything else you'd like to share: Last time I went with a CNM program and had DD in a hospital, free from pain meds but I did need a few hours of pitocin to push me over the edge when I stalled at 8 cm for 8 hours. I think that labor stalled because I had some unacknowledged fear of the pain. I'm hoping to go 100% natural this time around, though I might have to go with a local OB instead of the nurse-midwives, due to insurance issues. We'll see though.
I can't wait to get to know you all!