It's been a crazy while, but I am going to make an effort to be back on this board more often. I need some people around who can relate to my desire to have a baby, with the need to wait. For those of you who don't know me:
I'm Melissa. I've been married to my wonderful husband, Brian, for 13 years now (wow, it's gone so fast!). We have 3 children - Garrett (9), Jesse (6) and Leanna (3). They are all special needs, but not in a dehabilitating manner. We mainly have speech and dyslexia issues we are working through. We are in our second year of being a homeschool family, as a result of the special needs. We all really love how it works for us. I am in the process of starting our small family farm, so we have quite the collection of animals : 3 goats (Billy, Starr, Pearl), 2 geese, 17 ducks (15 babies), 2 turkeys (Wesley and Brownie), 16 chickens (3 roosters, rest are hens), 4 quail, 2 dogs (Bella and Chico), 2 cats (Cyclops and Smoke), 2 hermit crabs, 2 fire-belly toads, and about 18 various fish. I am, maybe obviously, a SAHM but was previously an elementary school teacher. DH works nights at a plant that manufactures engines for Caterpillar equipment. We live in the South Texas area and love it here.
We are waiting for 2 reasons: 1 - get my car paid off and 2 - get moved out to DH's family land here. We are looking at having both of these done sometime next spring, so I am hoping to try for another next summer. I had wanted earlier than that, but we decided to move first. I'd start trying now, but DH doesn't want another move with me pregnant. We have done that twice now - once when I was pregnant with DS#2, we moved the whole household plus my classroom; the second time we moved my classroom to storage the day before my daughter was born. I can understand his point, it's much harder to move when pregnant and it will basically all be on me as he works really long hours. So, we wait. We will be utilizing a sperm donor for our last baby. We have a blood type incompatibility that makes in inadvisable to have any more utilizing traditional methods.
I am currently working on trying to lose weight. I have lost about 1/3 of the total I want to lose and am hoping/planning to have the rest lost by the time I get pregnant one last time.
Now that I've written a small book about myself, I'll close with I'm looking forward to spending some 'time' with others who can understand my impatience with waiting! Will you please introduce yourself to me?