My husband and I have been planning to have one more baby, but we never thought it would happen this soon! I got the confirmation last Tuesday and was in shock for a couple of days, but I'm really excited. My guess date is July 11.
I'm approaching this pregnancy differently than my other four. I feel I'm in a much more positive place mentally, emotionally and physically. Everything that I've been learning in the past several months in my doula preparations has changed me in wonderful ways, and I'm really excited to utilize what I've learned and continue to learn. I'm opening up and letting go of past expectations, and planning for the absolute best.
I never thought I would say this, but I'm seriously considering a home birth. I have always been intrigued about water birth and always felt it would be incredible and feel so great. I really want to try it.
At this point I'll be doing more research and seriously considering my options. I don't have anything against obstetrics or hospitals, and I still really like my OB and the hospital where I birthed my last 3 babies. But I'm at a point in my life that I feel so much peace, safety and so much more capable than ever. I'm ready to completely trust in the beauty and miracle of natural birth the way our bodies were made to do it. I've done natural childbirth without medication before, but this will be a big step even further than anything I've done before, and I'm so happy to be on this path!