EDD: August 18
Age: 32... will probably be 33 when this baby comes (my b-day is in August too)
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Family: DH and one son, Duncan, who is 14 months
Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): I'm not sure, but DH is convinced that it is a girl. We haven't decided if we'll find out at our u/s or not (March 25!!)
Names you like: Middle name will be Grace for a girl (my mom's name is Grace) and Henry for a boy (my dad's name is Henry. DS' middle name is a family name on DH's side, so this time it's my family's turn
Birth Plans/Preferences: I'm having a homebirth this time. I had midwives with Duncan and had a hospital birth. It went really well, so this time I'm going to try it at home. I'm really excited about it. I just need to get my mom fully onboard. She's a nurse and will think about the worst possible outcome. If she is 100% fully supportive she won't be at the birth. I need everyone who is there to be on our side 100%. I need positive vibes!
Strangest craving/aversion this pregnancy: Hmm. I can't stand the smell of any hard liquor drink. It makes my stomach turn and my super smeller really picks that out. For a while I was loving the Dr Oetker frozen pizzas, but thankfully I'm over that and am eating better again.
Hobbies/Interests: I'm really interested in Child Passenger Safety, and am hoping to become a tech in the near future. I love to read, but lately I haven't really read anything that great. I like logic puzzles and sudoku and that sort of thing. I used to play Ultimate Frisbee and it was great! Hopefully next year I can play again.
Occupation: At the moment I'm at SAHM, but before Duncan I was a pastry chef. I used to work at a hotel in town here, and then my DH and I worked for a family. We were at their cottage in the summer and their chalet in the winter. It was mainly a weekend job, except over Christmas holidays and the summer break (July/Aug). We did that for 2 years. It was crazy!! I was at work when I went into labour with Duncan.
How you met your SO: We met at work. He's a chef (and a good one, if I do say so myself). We worked in a big kitchen (about 75 employees) and he was a manager (sous-chef). Technically we were going against the rules. But it was great!
How you ended up at MDC: Hmmm. I was looking into tandem nursing and nursing while pregnant and Mothering had some good articles... from there I read more, checked out MDC, decided it fit better with me then the board I was a part of with Duncan. The rest is history. I'm a bit of a lurker and I try to post, but I find it hard sometimes. I'm not exactly sure why. I get shy I think. Strange really. Looking forward to getting to know everyone!