I am excited to join everyone. I am not telling friends or family for some time but still wanting to chat about whats going on with someone. I had totally forgot about all the support the DDC offered with my two previous births and was so glad I saw it mentioned in a birth story (yeah, already reading them - love them!) and couldn't wait to sign in.
I am expecting babe #4
and am 34 years old - dh is 12 years older. Our other children will be 20, 7 and 5 when this one arrives, so it feels like we've been out of the baby phase for a while (again). I always wanted 7 children but two closely spaced babes almost did me and dh in with the overwhelm we felt for a long time.
I am also completing my Masters in Nutrition this summer, so feeling grateful that I am due after graduation but also a little nervous about how going back to square 1 in baby life will affect professional plans.
This will be another homebirth and I already hopped on my midwife's calendar. But I'm a fairly self-sustaining individual, so I told her I would call back to schedule my first appointment around 20 weeks. That feels like forever from now, but I also know that life moves so fast these days too it will be like next week.
We were TTC for about a year and then a friend mentioned how my oldest would be 20 - I freaked out about the whole idea and decided to be done trying. Of course, that didn't mean we actually avoided the next fertile period. I felt like I knew that night we would be pregnant because I also instantly realized this baby would be born exactly 20 years after my first -- I checked an online calc and the EDD is a couple days before that date.
Plan to use Hynobabies again because it was AMAZING for my last birth - so powerful and comfortable. I actually stood up after it was over saying how awesome it would be to do it all again (did not think that after babe 1 or 2, lol). So I am very excited to give birth again because it was so empowering last time.
Open to have a fourth girl but wouldn't be too bothered by a boy either. I always thought I would have 7 girls so I do expect another girl but will probably sew mostly boy stuff just in case.