Hi everyone. I'm Lisa, and DH and I are expecting our fourth child in October. I have been keeping a pregnancy journal somewhere else from the beginning, but have decided to maintain it here at pg.org as well. I really enjoy reading others' journals, so I hope that all of you enjoy reading mine.
The other journal is in a more public place, but I'm thinking that I might be able to be a little more candid and open about things here since only members (mostly women) can read the boards.
We currently have about 4 months to go before this child is due.
A little introduction before the past entries begin.
DH and I have been married since October 1988, when we were finishing up our last semester in college. DH was an international student. We met while we were student workers, and were engaged just 4 months after our 1st date. Crazy I know! The odds were totally against us, but here we are... 17 years still together.
Miscarriage August 1990
A daughter December 1992
Brief bout of infertility, had various test and treatments including a laparoscopy 2/96
A son January 1997... conceived just one month after the lap!
A son May 2003 - see www.babiesonline.com/babies/a/appleseed2003
We live in an extended family setting, due to DH's background and upbringing. It's actually very wonderful, although unusual for most western women to read/hear about. His mother lives with us (father is deceased), so our children see their grandmother every day. DH is the eldest child and only son, so this is his desire and obligation. It teaches our kids good, solid values. They know that family is tight and we will be in the future as well, even once they reach 18.
My mother and her husband (married 10/04) live just a few miles away, so we see them occasionally as well.
So sit back, and I hope you enjoy the ride.