M.Q. I am so glad that you found the MDC community to be one that was supportive of the direction you want to go with birth and mothering. I know I felt the same way mainly because my mother was an individual who decided that birthing in a hospital wasn't a necessary part of her mothering experience once she had 2 of us. I am the oldest of 7 kids and the last 5 were born at home unassisted except by my father. I know that the "obstetrical model" doesn't have to be the experience I have even thought now I am going to miss out on my home birth because of having twins.
AFM, Yeah, having #1 and #2 all at once. It is just mind blowing. This morning I was coughing up some phlegm (allergies are going to be a terrible thing this year sans my favorite anti-histamine!). The coughing brought on dry heave vomiting. My tummy was empty but it was even emptier by the time it was over. Yuck.
When DH and I talked to DH's parents, they were super excited. I think they have always wanted to be grandparents but their olde daughter wasn't interested in having kids. My SIL doesn't seem to like me for some reason. I was kind of sad that DH ended up calling her without me (even though we had tried calling her together). I wanted to hear her reaction, but then again, it is probably good that I didn't because she probably isn't that excited anyway.
My DH is so excited. Last night he went through his list of contacts on his cell phone calling everyone to tell them we are having twins! One person I wished he hadn't called was a former coworker of mine who isn't a very good secret keeper. Not that this pregnancy will be kept a secret for long but there are some people I just don't want to know yet because they are the one's I hold responsible for me not having a job where I have been employed for 12 years. Anyway what is done, is done. Hopefully he won't tell people before I get to tell people.