Thanks everyone!! I feel so honored to have a lodge! I can't believe that I am this far in my pregnancy. I am *SO* not ready for this baby to come, mentally, emotionally, and the house certainly isn't ready lol.
A little about me...
I am the oldest of 3 and was born and raised in Philadelphia. After college I stayed in Philly for about 2 years then took a job as a traveling nurse--I was employed by a national staffing company and would fill temporary positions at hospitals around the country and housing was provided. It was a sweet deal(if you are single) and a great time in my life. I lived/worked in Washington D.C, Chapel Hill, NC(my fav), San Diego, CA, and Palo Alto, CA(between San Jose and San Francisco). I met so many cool people and had a lot of really neat experiences.
I met my DH online after being in Palo Alto for about a year. Our first face-to-face meeting was after 6 weeks or so of 'talking' via email. We were supposed to meet just for drinks. I had a particularly rough day at work and thought about canceling, but I had no way to get ahold of him so I went anyway. We were there for 3 hours and he told me later that he knew that night he was going to marry me I walked away that night knowing I would see him again but certainly not feeling the way he did. He proposed during a Superbowl party and we were married the following March.
We moved to Oregon after dating for about a year. We were both ready to get out of CA (even though that's where DH is from). Why Oregon? DH went to college up here and always wanted to come back. I had been traveling the previous 4 years and figured what the heck? It has had its challenges being so far away from family but we really do like it here (however I could do without the long dreary winters
DS was born in July 2006. The pregnancy was uneventful and I loved being pregnant. His birth was most unpleasant and somewhat traumatic for me. I think I'll type that out another time though. I"m planning a VBAC for this birth and I really haven't met too much opposition. My DH is fully on board and at this point, if a c-section does happen I'll know that I did everything in my power to avoid it and that it (the c/s)is truly medically necessary.
Oh, and here's a pic from 35 weeks. I'm due for a new one though.