These first few are from our intro thread, so we can all remember who you are!
EDD: June 8
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): DH-our 6-year anniversary is next Saturday, the same day as the baby shower; DS-Owen 3yo (almost 3-1/2); 2 pugs (Mr. Puggles and Boo Bear); 1 cat (Noah) All boys, except me, until new LO arrives!
Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): Girl
Names you like: Taylor Kadyn
Birth Plans/Preferences: planning a VBAC, This time around, we are working with a MW group (birth in hospital), and we have a doula. We are hoping for much better results with this birth.
And a few more so we can get to know you better!
What number pregnancy is this for you? 2
Is your baby very active, or laid back? It depends on the day/time, but sometimes she's really rocking and rolling in there. I told DH sometimes it feels like on the Grinch movie, when the Grinch, dressed as Santa is going down the chimney, and he has his feet up over his head and he pushes out/up/down.
Have you "popped"? Yup. Though I was told today that I was "so tiny"! I don't feel tiny, and it's very obvious that I am pregnant. I'm just a lot smaller than with DS. At 7 months, with DS, I had gained 50 lbs. After watching my diet and walking in the pool, my weight leveled out. At our appt 1-1/2 wks ago, at about 30 weeks, I had gained 24 lbs, so much better! Before my hips started hurting, I felt pretty spry!
Occupation: WAHM, grade papers for an online university, sell used books on Amazon, do office/computer work for my parents' businesses, and temporary standardized test scoring. Whew! (You should have seen my stack of W-2's when I did our taxes...)
Hobbies/Interests: I love reading, and I really enjoy traveling. I've been reading lots of birth books lately, but haven't had a chance to read much the past couple weeks, since I'm doing the test scoring on top of my regular jobs. I haven't felt much like going anywhere while being pregnant, plus it would have meant traveling with 3yo DS by myself, and though I did it right after getting pregnant, that was enough to let me know I really need to wait until after LO arrives before venturing out again.
Share one weird/interesting fact about yourself: I am originally from Iowa, but decided I wanted to move. I picked up and moved to Portland, OR, in 1999 without a job or knowing anyone there. It all worked out...because I ended up meeting DH in Portland.
Plus, I LOVE Portland!! Also, I was a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire a couple years ago.
Hope you are all doing well!