Hi! I figured I’d take a gamble and start one of these, since a lot of Doper are expecting at the moment. We’ve been having such fun in the other threads, so why not make it official and have a due date thread?
Anyway, we probably aren’t enough to have an active thread every month, so this first one is all-encompasing. Everyone currently knocked up, recently post-partum or planning to conceive is welcome. I figure that has us covered all the way up to August/September. After that, some other brave soul will have to start a Fall/Winter club. I figured we’d inevitably be pretty wide-ranging in our discussions, so anybody with an interest in babies and children and the having of them might have something to contribute or take away.
So - birth plans, pain rants, baby shopping, name drama, family insanity, spousal support or lack of it, maternity leave plans, medical issues, nesting, anxiety and joy - let it all hang out.
Fathers welcome, off course.
Anyway, I’m Septima - 22 weeks and counting, due in late May. I’m in my late twenties, married, first child for both of us, first grandchild for both families (gulp) I live in the Faroe Islands, which is a tiny country in Scandinavia, so I will be getting the full socialized medicine birth, and we will be home with the baby in turns about 6 months altogether. No plans after that, although we hope to avoid putting the bundle into outside care for a few years, if possible.
So - anyone else?