Hi all. Seems like most of you are in CA? Kinda cool.
I'm in the other CA (Canada).
EDD is 10/26. My first was born on her EDD, and each baby after that was born a week earlier. We'll see if the trend continues! I'm anticipating ~Oct 10, and hope I'm not setting myself up for weeks of feeling "overdue" by thinking that!
This will, I hope, be baby #4
. We've had a decent number of losses, so everything still feels pretty tenuous. Fingers crossed though. I'm trying to feel hopeful and calm about it all - so little actual in our control, hey?
Birth plans are still pretty up in the air. It would be pretty unsafe for me to birth where we live, but the idea of travelling to give birth makes me want to cry. There are two other options, one involving being ~6 hours from home, the other 15 hours. Ugh. But, planning a homebirth (just might be in someone else's home!), and looking forward to a new sweet face.
Judybean - I'm glad you're here. I'm excited about 4, but a little apprehensive too. Nice to have someone who knows the ropes around. You might have to talk me off a ledge later on! :P
My bigs are 6 & 8, and will be almost 7 & 9 by October. Little will be 26 months in October.
I'm still breastfeeding (ack! nipple sensitivity! And my supply drops a good deal fairly early - has already happened), and am curious as to how that will play out. The older two tandem nursed, and I am not opposed to doing it again. I am trying to night wean though. It's not going well! Anyone else still breastfeeding a little person?
And, is anyone "showing" yet? I totally am, although I've had diastasis recti since my first pregnancy, and it has been a lot worse since #3
was born, so I typically carry a little bit of a "belly". This is sort of insane though - I can't comfortably do up my pants anymore, and my closest friends keep saying, "You just look *rounder*!". I'm off to a family gathering next week, and am curious if anyone will catch on. We haven't told family yet, and are holding off, even though I can't wait to tell my big kids. My extended family will have negative things to say though, so I'm just holding on to the positive, excited magic of this early secret for awhile. It is sort of a delicious secret, hey?
I'm feeling exhausted, and consistently more nausea as the day goes by. I don't like feeling like I'm going to vomit, but it is also very reassuring, so I'm mostly glad to be feeling it!
Looking forward to getting to know you women.