-Location: New York, NY
-1st child/2nd/3rd...: first!
-Family: DP (male), 30; two nearly-6 year old snugglepuss cats.
-Baby's gender: not finding out, but we have a feeling it's a boy
-Names: still figuring this out - and it's all subject to change when we meet the babe!
-Birth plans/preferences: having an all natural homebirth, possibly water birth - grateful for western medicine's ability to save my life in a FUBAR situation, but sure hope I don't have to use it!
-Absolutely anything else under the sun: lately I'm finding myself obsessed with silly things like picking the right cloth diapers and finding brightly colored baby t-shirts... doesn't my brain know I'm still at work?
-EDD: May 18
-1st child/2nd/3rd...: First
-Family: Fiance, several pets, lots of wonderful relatives that live close
-Baby's gender: girl...or so we think
-Names: Right now, we call her Poptart!
-Birth plans/preferences: Birth Center. With Midwives. Hopefully without complications or interventions. ( And if wishes came true...a thirty minute labor, haha!)
-Absolutely anything else under the sun: Completely thrilled, but still surprised.
-EDD: Clinical - May 5th (by LMP); Actual - May 15th (by my Charting); Probable about the 27th- 29th -ish (by last two babies being 2 weeks "late")
-Location: South Amboy, NJ, USA, Earth
-1st child/2nd/3rd...: 3rd
-Family: My "Mate", DS 5yo, DD 3yo, 2 cats, and my cousin and mother live next door... we share the porch and yard, lol.
-Baby's gender: I hope for a healthy baby. I think it may be a boy, my daughter thinks it is a girl.
-Names: The baby will tell us.
-Birth plans/preferences: I want a waterbirth UC to go with my so far wonderful UP, my mate wants a midwife - "just in case." I tend to labor fast so am consenting to my MW from my 2nd birth in hopes that I will be done before she gets here, and giving making sure it is understood I in no way want to be bothered anytime during my birth experience, unless I showing a true medical emergency. Due to my belief that the body created with birth (and other natural functions) in mind and there for painless childbirth is possible we are adding hypnoses (hypnobabies) to our ticks for birth - dd was close but I feel lost my flow due to a change in the setting. If I need a c-section I have a detailed list of how to help make it a family friendly one followed by kangaroo care if necessary. I also plan to have a lotus birth encapsulate part of my placenta, compost part, and save some to give my child a spirit home with the planing of a tree. Yes, I do plan to have it all... :D and I have it all worked out too!
-Absolutely anything else under the sun: I like pie? We are a very down to earth Pagan family who dose everything as nature shows us - homebirthing, bfing (complete with delayed solids and child-lead weaning), non-vaxing, no circing, ecing (cloth for back up), floor-bed sleep sharing, gding, homeschooling (earthschooling style!), urban homestead in hopes to cut cost on our whole food, gluten free, sugar free, mostly unfermented soy free, currently vegan diet and support saving the world one person at a time - who keeps their heads in the clouds.
welcome JollyPop and angil and congrats!
JollyPop, you say it's a girl (is that a guess)?
angil, i put your due date as the 15th (let me know if i should change it).
mother is a verb
I GOT MY !!!
-Location: Missoula, MT
-1st child/2nd/3rd...: 2nd
-Family: Older brother Mason (he is expecting too his 1st 5/1 edd boy) Cat Kitty (aka Azalia)
-Baby's gender: 99.9 % a girl... but won't know till birth
-Names: Prudence I have no idea for a boy
-Birth plans/preferences: Private Birth Center
-EDD: May 4
-Location: Long Island, NY
-Family: DH, 2 yr DS (Isaac)
-Baby's gender: Boy
-Birth plans/preferences: Same awesome Hospital as last time
-Absolutely anything else under the sun: I'm a stalker, not so much of a poster, so I just joined the DDC.