Figured I'd do an intro since I've been reading this board for several weeks and can't stop myself from occasionally posting!
I'm Amy, my husband of 10 years is Mike and we have two sons Jody who is 7-1/2, Jaden who is 4-1/2, and we know our baby due May 18 is a boy, he's named Sawyer.
I live in a pretty conservative area of the country, and so I like hanging out here where people are talking about birthing normally.
I had a hospital birth with Jody, where I dilated to 10 and pushed, but ended up with a c-section. I planned an HBAC with Jaden, but ended up with transfer-happy midwives and went to the hospital before I was even in active labor (though I had labored for 18 hours) for a second c-section. I have a wonderful, awesome midwife this time around and will be having a HBA2C.
My husband is a chef at a natural foods restaurant. I work part-time, 25 hours a week, as a bookkeeper and office administrator for a nonprofit. 16 of those hours are at the office nearby, the rest are from home whenever I get a chance. I homeschool my children, and enjoy other things that make me seem a little "odd" in this community like sleeping with my babies, slinging them, cloth diapering, nursing them into their fourth year, not vaxing, gentle discipline, I'm sure there are more. It's very nice to "hang" here where I'm not necessarily the oddball. I'll try to post more and try to be more involved despite my time constraints.