I was putting off posting here because, as I have mentioned in EVERY OTHER THREAD, I am terrified I will miscarry. I think this is partially because several friends have miscarried, and also because I'm still in that this-doesn't-seem-real stage --- I think on some level my mind is saying, "It doesn't SEEM real because it's NOT for real --- this will never work out for you!" . . . but I decided I needed the support (I've only told my husband IRL --- telling my mom on Saturday), so I am posting here despite my trepidation.
Anyway, I juuuust turned 29 a week or so ago. This is my first pregnancy and will be my and my husband's first child. I live in Vermont and I'm in healthcare, which should help assuage my worries but doesn't. I have a kind of unusual name so I'm not going to give it --- hope that's OK! pepperedmoth works fine, or just Moth, or ostrich-face if you need a nickname!
I'm super happy to be here. I'm due on March 24th, I'm planning a home birth, and . . . I guess that's it!
It will be a pleasure to spend these (eight!) months with you.