How old are you? I'll be 32 later this month.
Where are you? Northern Virginia
Are you currently PG? Yes...5 weeks on Monday
Are you/Did you UP? I did a partial UP (to 30 weeks) with #3
...this is #5
and I'm planning to UP other than what is necessary for legal proof of pregnancy.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Only one person knows so far and she is open to the idea. I will likely keep it fairly quiet to keep the drama and potential issues to a minimum.
Have you UCed before? No...birth #4
was close, but the midwife's assistant showed up about 15 minutes prior to the end of labor. She just hung back and let DH continue guiding me (it was a really intense labor, probably brought on by combination of 'natural' interventions.
About your family:
How long have you been with your s.o.? We started dating 15 years ago and got married 12 years ago.
How many children do you currently have? 4 biological...10, almost 8, 6, and almost 2. We are also raising my 13 year old nephew.
Will your older children be present for the birth? I don't know yet. Each time before, my kids have been asleep during the birth.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes, baby-led...
Wear your baby? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? We delay and selectively vaccinate.
Circumcise your baby? Yes, but I will be working hard to find another Mohel who will perform it for us the way it was done for my oldest --hopefully at our home again. We are not Jewish, but that was an amazing spiritual ceremony, and was nothing like the procedure performed at the doctors office/hospital.
Homeschool? Yes. I HS my oldest three and will homeschool #4
, and # 5 when the time comes. My nephew goes to public school. On one hand, I hate the environment he's in, but I think this is the better situation for both me and him.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No special diets, other than trying to eat healthily on a tight budget...