I'm here. I'm due in early May - I'm 31 weeks as of today. I went to one prenatal appointment around 15 weeks, heard the heartbeat, and haven't been back since. My husband isn't comfortable with a UC so we're still trying to figure out what to do. We're across the street, literally, from the hospital, so I really don't know what his problem is!
(Just kidding - I do respect his fears/worries, etc, but still...) I've talked a bit with a midwife who is around 2 hours away, but I'm unwilling to go to her for prenatals and she's unwilling to come to the birth and stay in another room unless I ask for her, so we're kind of at a standstill.
Another option would be to wait until very very late to go to the hospital and then my husband would be in charge of keeping everyone away from me, and we'd take our daughter and just have her stay with us no matter what they say. My ideal would be to wait about 2 days after the birth and then go see the doctor!
This is my second pregnancy and it's getting harder and harder to forget I'm pregnant with all the movement going on. I am not very touchy/feely in general, I'm less bonded/excited about this baby than I was with my first. We got pregnant on our first month of trying, and I just wasn't QUITE ready! I had wanted to wait until my daughter weaned herself, but my husband didn't want our kids to be farther apart, so I agreed to start trying, figuring I'd have at least a few more months. She'll be 3.5 when this one is born, and I agree that's pretty old, but nursing while pregnant and tandem nursing wasn't in my plan, and I am unwilling to wean her - during my pregnancy we've gone from nursing 2-3 times a day to once a day very rarely twice and that's as far as I'm willing to push it (I hardly pushed at all, but I did refuse nursings, which I was also occasionally doing before I was pregnant - I really didn't want my pregnancy to affect her nursing at all). I want it her to be ready to stop. (Hmmm, I hadn't thought about these compromises I've made for my husband - I'll have to bring this up next time we discuss UCing!!!)
I know as soon as I meet this baby I'll be totally in love, and already I'm a lot more excited than I was even a month ago, so that's good. I don't have any anxiety about the birth itself, I feel prepared for anything/everything, and am not worried or too proud to go to the hospital if I want/need to. I just want to stay at home and if everything goes as well as it did with my first birth, then that'll be SO easy to do! I do have worries about adding a second child to the family and what that will do to our situation, but hey, it's happening!
My mom is coming to stay for three weeks at the beginning of June, so that will be nice for my daughter to have her here as a distraction from boring-baby-and-mom-doing-nothing-but-sitting-around-nursing.
I know my husband and I will put the kids first, but what will that do to our businesses?! We both work at home! LOL It will definitely be interesting.
Well, I'll shut up now! Geez! Talk about chatty!