I took a pregnancy test today, thinking it'd probably be negative since we really didn't utilize the "best days", although we did have one time that was within the 5 days pre-ovulation... Apparently, it worked! I have a light line - easily visible after a minute or so, but doesn't show up right away. I used the Dollar General $1 tests, so I took 2 for fun.
This is a great change from last cycle when I kept taking hpt after hpt, had preggo symptoms and went 4 days late, but never got a bfp. Then the day I was going in to get a blood test, AF showed up! I still have my fingers crossed about this one, since it's only the first day of my missed period, but the fact that I got a bfp gives me alot more hope.
This will be baby #2. DS #1 was born at 29 weeks 4 days due to PROM at 29 weeks (on the dot - midnight even!). So I'm hoping to go full term this time. Thankfully, DS #1 is perfectly healthy and normal (well, for MY child
). So I'm not freaked out about having a preemie, plus I have an OB this time that will actually keep me going until 36 weeks... But anyway...
I plan to do "homebirth away from home" if I go full term. Midwife-attended homebirths are illegal in my state (AL), although UCs are perfectlly legal. Go figure. I can't have a trained birth attendent to help me, but I can do it myself (nothing wrong with UCs, of course - just don't understand the state's logic there). Anyway, I live 15 minutes from the TN state line, and there happens to be a wonderful midwife who delivers in a little house just over the state line. I was using her last pregnancy, but obviously couldn't deliver there at 29 weeks! Hence I ended up in the hospital with no OB and got the hospital assigned OB teaching group. The residents were ok, but I never got to talk to the people making decisions, and that was annoying. This time I have an OB lined up and I plan to see him and my midwife simulataneously, and then I have a good OB (he's recommended by most of the natural birth junkies in town) in case something goes wrong and I have a good midwife in case everything goes just peachy normal.
The funny thing is that the midwife house in another state is actually closer than the hospital I would go to if I had to do a hospital.
About me... I'm a SAHM, was a software developer pre-pregnancy #1. I cloth diaper DS, and make his diapers as well. I can't wait to sew some cute little newborn diapers! I tried out my own pattern on a newborn a couple weeks ago and am so excited that it fit and I can now make MORE.
They're so cute and teeny tiny! Aside from sewing cloth diapers, I also raise meat goats and train my German Shepherd Dogs in obedience and agility. So life around here is usually busy and I get no housework done (maybe getting off the computer would help though
Well, I guess that's it! I look forward to sharing the next 8 months with everyone!