Originally Posted by corikodjo
I've never had such weird cycles till I started TTC.
aint that the true, tell it sister!
Originally Posted by laurelg
IIRC, your DH is Army - will he be able to schedule his mid-deployment leave for January?
my Beloved is in a very small unit that cares very much about the families and considers us a part of the unit thru and thru, this goes miles in making this deployment easier. And yes the have said that they will work everything they can to get the 2, hopefully 3, men that are expecting babies hope for the births or a time of their choosing. It is war so no promises can be made.
That being said, we are not sure if aiming for the birth is the best choice for us, it is a long way off. We have thought about him coming home while i could still travel and us going to a tropical resort as a prebabymoon, or him coming home when he is sure to see his offspring in person, rather than sitting around having me feel pressured to give birth before he leaves.
With it being my first pregnancy and just a 18 day R&R window and all the things that can get delayed on either side, catching a birth would have to be letting it up to chance and we knew that going in. I am going to have a home or birthcenter water birth and he knows himself and being a medical person feels a certain level of stress about that, so has not decided if he wants to be in the room anyway. He also respects my right to birth however i feel safe and knows i am in good hands with my mother (who birthed me on her bed) and my close friend that is a nurse and giving birth to her second child in water in dec. I respect his honesty and his right to do what is best for him, he should only be there of his choosing, just as i should birth in the manner of my choosing.
it is all theory now, i wait and see. but as you can tell we have talked a lot of about this aspect