A bit of back story …
DH and I met when we were 16 at a summer camp. We stuck together through the last two years of high school doing long distance trips from both ends of the state of Maine. We had similar interests and decided to attend the same college. Just before our senior year of college he proposed and we were married two years later since I didn't want to plan a wedding and go through student teaching/graduate at the same time. We lived together on a 32' sailboat after college for 4 years before selling it to buy our first home. During the boat years DH also started up his own seasonal sailing business (on a different boat) and I found good employment as a preschool teacher at a college. We started NPPing the summer we sold the boat, bought the house in September, got a dog in October , and found out we were expecting our first just before Christmas. We were thrilled and 9 months later our DD was born. We knew we wanted another, but also couldn't afford two childcare bills. We both needed to keep working so we decided to wait until DD was heading to Kindergarten before having another baby. We focused of fixing up the charming, late 20's house we bought and sold it for a good profit almost exactly 3 years later. We purchased our dream home way out in the woods on an island in Maine in 2011 and have enjoyed growing our lives there. DH's business is doing great, we continue to modify the property and have started the plan to add a garage and expand the house.
This summer we started NPPing again with the hopes we would get pregnant and have a June baby - perfect timing with my maternity leave/DD heading to Kindergarten. I got a faint bfp on Oct.8th and a very strong one two days later. DH was shocked and thrilled and we are both very happy. Life is interesting though as I am no longer happy with my work situation and so I'm in the process of starting up my own business. It's really scary, but will also be a great relief to be out of where I am and doing what I love. I hope to return in a lesser position at work after my maternity leave this summer and open my business this September.
We are team green with this LO and were team green with DD as well - we love the surprise! So far the first trimester of this pregnancy is a little bit different - more exhaustion, nausea in the evenings, acne, dizziness, emotional and (tmi) really bad constipation. But the last week has been better and I can see the light of the second trimester beginning to shine through