I lurked a bit while DH and I were TTC and even asked a couple questions but I figure I should just come out and introduce myself. I'm Alexandria (Alex for short) and DH is Adam. We have one daughter, Callie, who was born August 2007 in a hospital. I had an induced labor (by choice) and an epi (by choice). After 9 months off BC and 8 months of TTC we're happy to be expecting our second child mid-November. This time around though I'm planning a home water birth and I'll be using HypnoBabies. I just got my home study kit in the mail today so I'm looking forward to getting a head start on it!
So far I've interviewed with two midwives in the area and I have one more this Thursday and my last one a week from Saturday. I will still be going to an OB because that was DH and my compromise to having a HB. I still am unsure if I'm going to try and find a doula since money will be an issue there since I have a feeling DH won't want to help me out during labor, he's actually said he will watch DD instead.
Anyways I'm excited to be able to follow you all and I'm always a sucker for some awesome birth stories.
So happy for you guys!! HH9M!
**Waving** Can't wait to get to know you!!
Yay, another Hypno-Mommy
Ariel & John: Military Family since May 17, 2006
Sylvia: 12/18/08, Justus: 9/17/10, Bunni: 5/11/12, Surprise Baby: Guess Date 11/5/13
I didn't hire a doula for my planned homebirth because 2 MW's came during labor - so one acted more as my doula, and the other did all the dopplar checks etc. This time I'm going to a hospital (no other choice) - and I did hire a doula.
Enjoy your pregnancy!
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
Hi Alex!! So nice to see you over here too!
Hi Alex! Congratulations!
Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat