Good to be here!!
We have TTC 1 for almost a year, and have had two m/c in the process, so we are still very nervous and uncertain... but also happy & hopeful!!
My name is Jesse and I work for the Cdn. government on International Development issues. My partner/wife is Beth who is starting Teacher's College in Sept, after having worked for a while as the coordinator of a housing co-operative. My due date according to Fertility Friend & other on-line sources is April 12th, which is close to lots of other significant birthdays in our family.
Symptoms have definitely set in now, which is mostly just very encouraging & reassuring to me as it's a sign that everything is going well. So far: nausea, tiredness, pregnancy brain!, dizziness & a drippy nose
As lesbian wannabemamas we had a very managed conception also with IUI and I am taking progesterone supplements now to try and avoid another m/c. I am so grateful that so far my HCG & progesterone levels have been right in the normal range & all seems to be going well.
As for birth, we have a wonderful midwife who is also a good friend of ours who will be looking after us once I leave the fertility docs' care at 8 weeks. We are very much hoping to have a homebirth, for this our first baby!
I am 30, and my partner is 29, soon to be 30. We just bought our first house last December and are ready for a baby!!!
Great to meet everyone here & looking forward to sharing a happy, healthy & supportive 9 months with you! (a special hi to Stream & ScooterMama1 from the TTC board!)