I'm excited to be here and get support from/provide support to all of you more experienced ladies! My husband Jeff and I are expected our first baby (Woohoo!) July 1st, 2015. That's our estimated due date for now. I am a full-time student studying Massage Therapy and Bodywork, I'll finish school in February, just before my baby bump really starts bumping.
I also work part-time in the social work field with Foster Children, but I'm transitioning out of that career and into massage because it is more family-friendly and I can do it very part-time while raising my littles and still earning a decent wage.
My husband is ecstatic about us being "preggers," as he calls it. We were trying for about 10 months before our positive test a few weeks ago. We are planning to have a natural at-home birth with a midwife that we've already chosen (she's wonderful!). Hubby is super supportive but he has some fears in the back of his mind, I think mostly because he works in the ER and sees a lot of horrible things each day and knows the benefit of a hospital in case of emergency, so if any of you have advice on books for new papas to read or other things to quiet his mind, I'd appreciate it!
I also have amazing support from my mom, she had 5 of us kids (one C-section, then 4 VBACs, 3 of which were natural at home), and is a wealth of non-threatening info and advice on pregnancy, breastfeeding, you name it! This will also be my parent's first grandchild so they are over the moon excited and supportive.
I also have some great gal friends that have had kids and have good advice too, but I'll take all the support I can get, hence being here!
Anyone else super nauseous yet? Fun times.
I'm excited to get to know you all,