My name is Kate (obviously) and I just turned 24 earlier this month. My husband's name is Nathan, he's 28. We live in upstate New York about 20 minutes from Lake George. I mention Lake George because it seems to be quite a tourist spot in the summer so I thought some of you might have heard of it. We've both lived in this area all our lives but are planning on leaving the state in the next two years. We don't agree with New York politics. I'm not very excited about it because I love it here but it's for the best I suppose.
I work as a head teller at a bank in Lake George and Nate works as a manager in a grocery store. We met back in 2007 when I had just graduated from high school. I started my first job at a small family owned grocery store and Nate started there about a month after I did. He flirted with me for 10 months before I finally decided to go out with him. We had the best date and have been together ever since. We moved in together in early 2010 and he proposed July 12th 2012 (his birthday). It was really cute he tied a bow with a note around our cat and had me call him in (I thought I was calling him in to cuddle on the bed before going to sleep). The note said "Will you marry my Dad?" And then Nate came in and got down on one knee saying all he wanted for his birthday was to know we're going to spend the rest of our lives together. And then a little over a month later we found out I was pregnant! We pushed up the wedding to the end of October. It wasn't anything too fancy just a town court wedding but we hope to have enough money to put together the wedding we wanted someday.
We were a bit nervous at the beginning because we had had a miscarriage in 2008, (I became pregnant unexpectedly a few months after we started dating) and it was pretty hard on us. We made it to 3 months and rushed in for our first ultrasound excited to see our baby for the first time, only to find out it didn't make it. So needless to say the first few months of this pregnancy were full of worry. Then I had bleeding around 7 weeks and I was so scared I went to the emergency room. Obviously everything was okay and I was able to hear my baby's heartbeat for the first time! It was such a relief.
I plan to homeschool my children even if I have to work (although I would love to be a SAHM). I also plan on following a delayed vaccination schedule with some vaccinations being skipped entirely or at least delayed until about age 12 or so. This is tough to do in this area but we found one pediatrician we are meeting with next wednesday who will do this. The only problem is she doesn't work with any insurance companies. We'll see how it goes. I'm also planning on a home birth (much to the dismay of my family and MIL). I'm working with two wonderful midwives that work out of Troy, they've been really great. It's a little stressful though because our lease is up at the end of March and we have yet to find our new home! So I don't even know where I will be having this baby and getting a nursery together is not possible at this point.
We both love to read and love all types of music. I also enjoy painting and drawing. We have a huge cat that we spoil rotten. His name is Tucker I'll have to add a picture. We're huge sci-fi fans, especially anything Star Trek. Also big Doctor Who fans. I have a rather large immediate family with two older brothers and two younger half sisters (different moms). We are all pretty close even though we don't see each other very often. I think I pretty much covered everything.
I look forward to your questions!
This is a picture of me and my husband in the middle with my brothers and sisters on either side of us. You can see a bit of my baby bump in this picture. I think I was 15 weeks pregnant or so.
A picture of Nate and I on our second date.
Most recent picture of Tucker although not the greatest lighting. And you can't see his bright blue eyes.
And last but not least, our baby boy! This was taken at 19 weeks: