Age: 37 (surprisingly, my backup OB didn't mention me being "AMA")
Due Date(Actual date, "beginning," "middle," or "end" of February if you prefer): Feb 22, though my two fullish term kids were 36w6d, so I expect beginning of Feb.
How long it took you to get your BFP: Tested first day of missed AF
What number child this is for you: #4
Family (spouse, other children, pets, etc.): I have a wonderful DH, 3 boys ages 10, 7, and 5. I have two GSDs, two cats, 2 horses, and 9 goats.
Baby's gender (hopes/guesses): We're hoping for a girl, but so far my body hasn't made girls.
Birth plans/preferences: Since assisted homebirth is illegal in Alabama, I will drive across the TN state line about 15 minutes away and birth with my wonderful midwives from AL. I've used them for all 3 previous pregnancies, though first birth ended up in the hospital due to PPROM at 29 weeks. Last two pregnancies didn't have that issue, and while they came on the early side, they were both in the 7.5 lb range. I just flash cook my kids.
This pregnancy is a complete surprise. We were "done" but hadn't done anything permanent yet. I gave away most of the baby stuff and sold much of my diaper making supplies. I did keep my really comfy pair of maternity capris, though since I lost 35lbs before pregnancy, they are nowhere near fitting! I also kept my Oh Snap SSC. I'll need to get a ring sling and get some cloth diapers (just going with prefolds and Assunta covers this time).
I'm excited and terrified at the same time. I love squishy newborns, but I've gotten spoiled having all school age kids recently who are mostly self-sufficient. So it's definitely going back to a previous season of life. It will be good though. Babies are such a blessing!