I am a 35 year old professor (my degree is in math, but my research these days is in education instead). I have a 2 yr and 5mo old daugher who is still breastfeeding sporadically. Her birth was unmedicated in a birth center inside a hospital with a midwife, and I have mixed feelings about that experience, so I'm not sure exactly what I will do next time - I would love to do the birth center again, but I had to fight like crazy not to be "risked out" because of hospital policy, and I found that stress (of both worrying about where I would be and of having to fight off a bunch of tests) a bit much. I'm not sure that I have good alternatives, though - I definitely don't want to go into the hospital itself, and I'm really not sure about a home birth (since I tend towards the paranoid, I would feel better being next to a hospital :)). I'm also not sure if I will go with the same midwife practice this time - they are larger and you are not guaranteed any one midwife, and my very favorite one moved away, so I may start thinking about other practices.
We live in New York City, but right now we are actually abroad for the summer, so I will have my first appointment with a German obgyn (I had the same experience with my daughter the last time around - I think I saw 4 different providers in 3 different countries - it gives you an interesting perspective on how attitudes about pregnancy can differ across cultures...).
My daughter is potty trained, although we still use cloth diapers at night as a backup (with all the travel, she has also "untrained" herself a bit during sleep).
I'm officially only 3w5d at this point, so I am very nervous (I didn't test this early with the last pregnancy - I promised myself only to test after 18 high temps to avoid making myself crazy - but this time around I was just having so many symptoms that I couldn't resist finding out). I think I had a chemical pregnancy last month at exactly 4w, so I'm trying to just relax but be cautiously optimistic. I had a ton of cramping and lower back pain around implantation time this month, and I'm still having lots of odd heavy/tugging/pinching/burning feelings in my uterus area which I did not have the last time I was pregnant until more like 6w along, so I am really trying to be cautious but also not to overthink things and to worry unnecessarily. I keep grabbing my breasts to reassure myself that they are still sore (I even caught myself doing it in public at the playground this morning! Luckily there was no one around except my daughter...). :)
I'm a big planner, too, so I find myself all of a sudden wanting to arrange everything: testing decisions, birth plan, leave/childcare for after the birth, etc - but I also have the emotional impulse that I shouldn't do anything just yet because it's too soon to get invested!
Looking forward to getting to know all of you!