I am a 32 year old homeschooling mama to three (dd9, dd7, ds4). We are very excitedly expecting our fourth (and likely final!) child. We lost a baby at 11 weeks in January - It was heartbreaking, but that experience has made me feel ever so grateful for the little that is now growing in my womb. I am optimistic about this pregnancy and focusing on the positive rather than "what could go wrong". We have already told our kids about this babe. They have been asking me often when our baby is going to come back to us - and they knew about the last pregnancy right from the start. Looking back, I am so glad they did. I find it nice to journey this pregnancy experience together as a family from the beginning.
We live in the Seattle area. We moved here a few years ago so that my husband could attend school to become a Naturopathic Physician. He is heading into his 4th year of the program. He is very, very busy this summer with classes, work, preceptor hours, and clinical shifts. Prior to finding out I was pregnant, we bought plane tickets for the kids and I to go back to MN to spend our summer there, visiting with our family (my husband and I grew up in the same small town, three miles apart off of the same road - and our parents still live in those same homes!). We fly out on Wednesday and don't return to WA until late September, so I won't meet up with my midwife until I get back from our trip (I will be 19 weeks pregnant then!). I am a trained birth doula though and have been through a few pregnancies, so I am feeling very relaxed about being out of town for the first half of my pregnancy. We are planning another home birth. My husband won't be able to join us in MN until he has a break at the beginning of September, so I will be relying on our dear family back home to help me out when the nausea sets in during these early weeks.
Hmmm... what else...I love to craft and sew - I am looking forward to making some handmade goodies for this baby. Any other crafty mamas here? Would be fun to start a thread and share some pictures of our creations as our pregnancies progress!
I look forward to getting to know all of you! Congratulations on your pregnancies - wishing all of you the best!