This past Monday was our 7 year anniversary. We had one of the most amazing evenings. We got dressed up and went to a swanky little bistro for dinner. You know the kind, where you leave kinda hungry because the servings are tiny but oh so pretty. Although neither of us actually left hungry, it was soooo good. A little steak & lobster for me and Ash had steak also which means.... pregnancy makes her crave red meat! It's so strange, we very rarely eat red meat, I don't buy beef (unless it's short ribs and those are so small they just don't count). While Ash was preggo with the surro baby she craved hamburgers, which is really weird because she hates ground beef. Not just any burger though, it had to be a 5 guys burger, they are so thin they aren't quite ground beefish feeling in the mouth.
Soooo Ash has decided that she does not want to go to hospital with this birth. I don't remember if I ever went into detail on the surro baby birth but things kinda went haywire in the end and because he was so early she had to deliver in the surgical suite and our ex-dr wouldn't allow our doula to go with us so Ash ended up with an epidural while she was fully dilated because a bitchy nurse asked her if she wanted one during a contraction. We had planned on a home birth with Emma but Ash spiked a fever so we went to the hospital but still had an amazing unmedicated birth and most of the time was spent laboring in a tub. So that's the plan this time, we're interviewing home birth midwives, we're using our amazing doula that has been with us since Emma, and we have another hospital certified midwife set up that has actually said she would entertain the idea of a home birth with us if Ash stays low risk. So keep your fingers crossed for us.
Also, many people say it's a boy but I'm thinking girl. I don't know why, I just have a feeling and I've been right the last few times so........
Oh ya, and we told our families! We knew we didn't have long before someone put it all together. Ash can't be around food much right now and that usually only happens when she's preggo. So we went to my parents house and had Emma wearing a shirt that says "big sister" on it and it took a bit for my parents to understand but they finally got it. Ashley's mom on the other hand was amazing! She wanted to skype for a few minutes so we put Emma up in front of the camera wearing her shirt and Katie could have gone through the roof, it was so cute! She is so excited and Ashleys little sister is also expecting her 1st baby exactly 1 month before us. It's so exciting!!!