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First I'd like to thank all of you for such a warm welcome! I love this board!
My name is Alicia (27) and DH is Troy (30). I met DH a little over 5 years ago in a bar. He was in a band with a few good friends of mine whom I had not seen in a long time. I was still in college at the time, so I drove 2 hours to see my old buddies and little did I know I would meet my soul mate that night. We had an instant attraction to each other and felt as though we knew each other before this first meeting. We both feel we have been together in a past life or at another time. Before our meeting my DH dreamt he would marry a girl named Alicia and oddly enough we both grew up during our adolescent/ teen years in the same town, had similar circles of friends, and had attended some of the same parties, but never met!!! It seems like it was just destiny that our souls would keep crossing paths until we met.
So after our initial meeting we were inseparable from that point on. We started dating and really hit it off. We moved in together about 6 months after we started dating, a year later bought a house, and on my birthday (March 20) 2 years after we started dating he proposed. We had a very quick engagement. We always said we would get married after I finished grad school. I finished up in May and we married July 16, 2005. I did all of the planning for our wedding. We wanted an untraditional wedding on the beach. A good friend of ours married us. She is a Native American Shaman. DH and I wrote the ceremony we wanted and it was just beautiful.
Here are some pictures of our wedding:
We also have two dogs Sophia a Boston terrier and Samson a Pomeranian. We got Sophia first as a puppy and rescued Samson after we returned from our honeymoon.
I always knew I wanted children, but we wanted to wait a few years to have “couple time” before taking the plunge. We decided to go for it. I teach full-day 4 and 5 year old public pre-kindergarten, so we wanted to try for a spring/summer baby. Timing was very important to me, so I read TCOYF charted my temperature/CF and I got pregnant the third try. I got my first positive test on Halloween! I didn’t think I was pregnant this time. I was really trying not to get my hopes up and bam 2 dark pink lines!!! I was floored and called DH on the phone right away (he was still at work I just couldn’t wait).
We did decide to find out the sex of our baby and we had our big ultrasound on Valentines Day. He was not shy. DH squeezed my foot before the tech turned the monitor toward me. The first shot on the screen was a money shot!
We are just thrilled to be having a son.
We are first timers so I don’t have any birth stories to share, but I have been inspired by so many of you on this board. I feel very confident about my decisions regarding a natural birth. I feel I have done a ton of research and feel well informed about my decisions. I have always envisioned myself birthing in a tub even before I got pregnant, so here is hoping for a beautiful water birth!
Pre-pregnancy-I look so little! I am still amazed at how the body grows so beautifully when pregnant.
Here are my last belly pics. I need to take new ones. I’ve been lazy. 34 weeks
To prepare for my baby’s birth I am practicing Hypnobabies and nesting like crazy now that I am off of work! Thanks for all of the warm welcomes and for reading!
Welcome to your lodge! I loved your stories and pictures.
Alicia - you are too cute! I love the pictures. And the story of you and your DH is wonderful (especially how he knew he'd marry an Alicia). I can't wait to hear how hypnobabies works for you - I wish I had known about it with my first. But I went the Bradley path, and stuck with it.