Thank you so much for your support, ladies!
singingwood: My mom has had lots of questions, but seems quite supportive. My dad thinks I am taking huge risks and he would feel more comfortable if I were in a hospital, but he says he knows I will do whatever I want to do. My MIL is totally fine with it. Heck, I can just see her if I would go into precipitous labor at her house "well, reckon I better wash my hands if Im gonna catch that baby"... she's just so laid back. My husband gets his levelheadedness from her. He'd probably at least call his cousin and say "hey, you've done this before with cows and stuff, talk me through it!".
I dont think I have been very far out of the mainstream with my parenting and birth choices thus far. Of course, anyone in the mainstream seems to think that breastfeeding past a few weeks and co sleeping and nursing till they wean is way out there. I guess it is my confidence level, and having friends who are used to my outspokenness that has led to the support I have in my parenting. And separating myself from any of my friends that are very vocal in their disagreement about nursing or co-sleeping. I am so blessed that my immediate family and in laws have always been at least tolerant of my choices, asking questions but never disapproving. Of course, we haven't had a boy yet. I personally think that things will really get heated when we decide not to circumsize!
I wish you a fantastic birth experience, and that your husband stands up to his mother if necessary!