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First of all I just want to thank everyone for the kind words, congratulations and solid advice from my last post. I also want to thank this community for opening my eyes and helping me to get to where I am right now.
I am happy to report that my year long nun mode and serious research into RP truths helped me vet a man who is 100% on board for this insane roller coaster. He has kept frame and shown to be a natural leader. He has unshakable morals and values, he truly believes in marriage and family and he is undoubtedly my captain and ready to weather the storm.
Once my family left town we were finally able to sit down and talk candidly. We first spoke about logistics; due date, health care, insurance, health history, etc. He works for the government and has really amazing heath insurance and suggested that baby and I get on his plan. I agreed. He suggested that we get married soon, but have an actual wedding after the baby. I was floored, so happy, so excited and of course, agreed. He also said that he still wanted to officially propose. WOW! I felt like I was in a movie. He said he already told a few of his friends, his boss and his mom! We are really doing this!
We spent pretty much all weekend together. Talked over baby names that we like, talked about moving in together and eventually selling his two houses to find one to make our own. I got to meet a bunch of his friends over the weekend and they were all so happy and supportive, hugging me and telling me congratulations. He even suggested a "baby moon" before I had the chance to! I am still a bit scared and obviously still a bit in shock, but can't wait for the future. I have always wanted to be a wife and a mother. This man is a true captain, my captain, and thanks to you ladies I will be the best first mate I possibly can be. From the bottom of my hormonal, crazy emotional heart... thank you :)