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post #141 of 260

Sticky Baby Anyone?

I'm struggling a little with some of the lingo here. What is a "sticky baby"? I did figure out EDD = Estimated Due Date and BFP = positive pregnancy test.
post #142 of 260
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Originally Posted by hennaLisa View Post
I'm struggling a little with some of the lingo here. What is a "sticky baby"? I did figure out EDD = Estimated Due Date and BFP = positive pregnancy test.
It just means hoping it'll stick around and be a healthy pregnancy/baby (i.e., not a miscarriage).
post #143 of 260
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Originally Posted by bleumoose View Post
I'm an OSU grad too! Undergrad degree that is. Still hope to go back for a master's someday
Nice to know there's another central OH person here!
post #144 of 260
* EDD: (feel free to use 1st or 2nd half if you prefer) April 29
* Name: (whatever you would like to be called or like us to know) Sarah
* Age: 29
* Location: Colorado
* How long it took to you to get your BFP: One cycle, DH and I are still shocked! I swore up and down to him it would take a few at least! Although our original try date was May and we put it off month by month for various reasons, so I guess it was just about time.
* What number child is this for you: 3rd on earth () one in Heaven
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): DH, DD1, DD2 and the pup
* Baby's gender (hopes or guesses): Sort of hoping for a boy, but a girl would be great too! just a baby to hold in 8 months is all I really want!
* Names you like (& are willing to share): Eamon Robert for a boy, Mary something for a girl. Although we change our minds a lot!
* Birth plans/preferences: Planning my second homebirth
* Anything else you'd like to share: Very excited to be here, I have been stalking for a couple weeks! I just can't wait to hear the heart beat!!!
post #145 of 260
I'm new to these forums so I thought I'd start here...

* EDD: April 17th 2011
* Name: Mamaki
* Age: 32
* Location: Ontario, Canada (but I'm from New Zealand originally)
* How long it took to you to get your BFP: This pregnancy was a HUGE surprise (I was on birth control and apparently the chance of pregnancy was 1-2% per year...) but we're now happy about it
* What number child is this for you: #3
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): DP, DD(6), DS(3)
* Baby's gender (hopes or guesses): I'm happy with either, but my partner would prefer a boy as it's his first baby
* Names you like (& are willing to share): Not quite there yet
* Birth plans/preferences: Aiming for a home birth for this baby. Last labour was only 3hrs and I was rushed to hospital via ambulance, midwife at a different hospital so delivered by OBGYN and no support person with me... would have been so much better at home, so that's the way I'm going this time.
* Anything else you'd like to share: As I mentioned above, this pregnancy was unplanned but we're now happy about it. Looking forward to meeting other Mums who are delivering in April 2011 also
post #146 of 260

Add me too!

Hi there,
After 2 MCs in just 4 months, I'm expecting again. I went today to have my HCG levels checked because every cramp, twinge or un-sore breasts have me freaking out....

But then I bought another pregnancy test and took it mid-day today, and the test line came up way before the control line, and it was super dark...I think it may actually stick this time!

So I'm hesitantly saying that my EDD is April 19th.

Which, by the way makes 4 children, whose birthday months will be APRIl, MAY, JUNE, and JULY . (Oh-and DH is August and I'm September!)

I am in desperate need of support, so please add me!
EDD: April 19th 2011
* Name: Marcie
* Age: 35 (36 next month)
* Location: Ontario, Canada (US originally)
* How long it took to you to get your BFP: I had 2 MCs in 4 months, so it wasn't hard to conceive, but I was starting to wonder if I could carry a baby at my "advanced maternal age"
* What number child is this for you: #4
* Family DH, DD(14), DS(9), DS(5)
* Baby's gender (hopes or guesses): My heart longs for a baby girl-my daughter doesn't live with me, (she didn't want to move to Canada) so I missed out on so much female wisdom sharing. But a healthy boy will be a blessing too!
* Names you like (& are willing to share): I love Indigo Ruth, or Noah Allyne (because after my last mc I went outside to see (and photograph) a full arch rainbow from across the street to the field next to our house.

* Birth plans/preferences: I'd like an unassisted, but may also be fine with a midwife assisted at home. Waterbirth for sure either way. LOVED my last water/home birth
* Anything else you'd like to share: I am in need of female companionship, as I am very isolated here. I also have an illness which puts me out of commission for days at a time. (Balance disorder.) So someone to talk to who is parenting with a health challenge would be a blessing. I also have to be honest and say I am having very mixed feelings about this baby, since it wasn't my preference to have another-DH wanted another one, (only his second biological child), so I gave in...but there are mixed emotions related to this...
post #147 of 260
Look at all us Canadian(-ish) mamas here at the end of the month! I'm jumping in - have gotten faint lines the last three days, getting darker, so it seems like it's the real thing!

* EDD: April 30th
* Name: Lindsay
* Age: 32
* Location: Toronto, Canada
* How long it took to you to get your BFP: First cycle of trying!
* What number child is this for you: # 2
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): DH - J, DS, O, 27 mos
* Baby's gender (hopes or guesses): hmmm, I'd love a girl, but my boy is so snuggly-cute, and there's the clothes thing. How about I'm hoping for either a boy, or a girl
* Names you like (& are willing to share): Oh I LOVE the name picking. It's a whole process that starts before we even conceive. Nothing I'm ready to share, though, yet.
* Birth plans/preferences: Would be so happy to have another lovely homebirth w my same amazing midwives.
* Anything else you'd like to share: Hmm. DS was breech at term, turned him around successfully, so hoping THAT doesn't happen again. Both my mom and my sister are midwives which is both a blessing and a curse, especially my mom, sometimes I have to lay down boundaries there (although as soon as I do, she's very fine and respectful). Worried about being sick, sick, sick. I had awful preg. sickness for the first five months with DS. awful, awful. I really hope it's not as bad this time. Also hoping/trying not to gain too much weight!
post #148 of 260
* EDD: April 26th
* Name: Laura
* Age: 32
* Location: Philadelphia, PA
* How long it took to you to get your BFP: Second cycle on proper dosage of clomid!
* What number child is this for you: # 1
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): DH - M, an adorable mutt named Brooklyn (4 yo), and three kitties named Buddy, Louie, and Kingsley (all about 4 yo)
* Baby's gender (hopes or guesses): I'll admit that I really want a girl, but so many of my friends have boys that are just awesome kids, so I'll be happy either way.
* Names you like (& are willing to share): I can't share yet, but I can give some hints. My mother died when I was 19, and she was 49. Her brother (my uncle) also died before reaching the age of 55. The names I like are tributes to them, although they are not their actual birth names.
* Birth plans/preferences: I'm the last among my friends to have a baby and I've read all the research and seen how each of them birthed their children and I've decided to have a hospital birth with pharmaceutical assistance if needed.
* Anything else you'd like to share: This has been something we've wanted for a while and we're very excited and hope it sticks!
post #149 of 260
Thread Starter 
Hi ladies. I haven't forgotten about the thread. I just can't go in and change anything on my iPad. I can't figure out how to scan down in the reply box without moving the entire page. Anyone have an iPad that can help me be not so clueless? If not, I will try to get on my laptop soon and update everything.
post #150 of 260
Please add me!

* EDD: 4/4/11
* Name: JTC
* Age: 33
* Location: NJ
* How long it took to you to get your BFP: 1 year exactly
* What number child is this for you: 1
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): Just me and my husband, plus two cats!
* Baby's gender (hopes or guesses): We won't find out, and I have no idea!
* Names you like (& are willing to share): Hannah, Emily, Simon
* Birth plans/preferences: Planning a home birth with a midwife
* Anything else you'd like to share: Just happy to be here!
post #151 of 260
* EDD: (feel free to use 1st or 2nd half if you prefer)
May 1, 2011
* Name: (whatever you would like to be called or like us to know)
Britt
* Age: 24, will be 25 when baby is born
* Location: Southern
* How long it took to you to get your BFP:
Totally unplanned pregnancy but if I'm right I conceived right away at the first possible oops. Had a faint bfp and will take another today to confirm.
* What number child is this for you:
4th pregnancy, 3rd baby
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies):
Me, 5 year old dd, 3 year old ds, one puppy
* Baby's gender (hopes or guesses):
Honestly I'm kind of hoping for another boy.
* Names you like (& are willing to share):
Not sure about this. I do like the name Ethan and Natalie was the last girl name I'd planned to use. Haven't given a lot of thought to names just yet.
* Birth plans/preferences:
I'm limited on options in my area. I'd love a home birth but no midwives or even birth centers close enough to use. I'm planning on getting a doula and staying home as long as possible (unplanned UC?) before heading to the hospital.
* Anything else you'd like to share:
I'm so glad the DDC is here because this will most likely be my main source of support being a single pregnant mama. As unexpected as this is I'm sooo excited about another baby!
post #152 of 260
Thought I had introduced myself. Sorry

* EDD: Last week of March - April 1st.
* Name: Bethany
* Age:23
* Location: NE Ohio
* How long it took to you to get your BFP: Considering I have PCOS, not long at all!
* What number child is this for you: 2
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): Dh - David, 30 and DS - 12 months
* Baby's gender (hopes or guesses): I wanna me a girl!
* Names you like (& are willing to share): James Reyhan, Joliena or Joelle Elizabeth
* Birth plans/preferences: IDK yet
* Anything else you'd like to share: Soooo appreciated the support from my DDC last time, and looking forward to it again.
post #153 of 260
* EDD: April 2nd.
* Name: endellion
* Age:25, 26 in tomorrow
* Location: lincoln new brunswick canada, from nyc.
* How long it took to you to get your BFP: first cycle
* What number child is this for you:1st
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): Dh - ewen, 23
* Baby's gender (hopes or guesses): we keep saying him for some reason
* Names you like (& are willing to share):
* Birth plans/preferences: was hoping for home but DH feels safer for hospital with our first so we know what to expect
* Anything else you'd like to share: i'm extreamly worried as i wont be having my first prenatal visit until i am already 11/12 weeks being left to my own devices to handle everything going on with me seems just a bit overwhelming
post #154 of 260
* EDD: 4/13/11 though I go past so that date is a starting point

* Name: Kirsten

* Age: 35 in 3 days!

* Location: Oregon

* How long it took to you to get your BFP: 12 months or so

* What number child is this for you: #3

* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): DH 35, DD 4, DS 2, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 5 chickens, and too many foster dogs!

* Baby's gender (hopes or guesses): no feelings but gut reaction is girl

* Names you like (& are willing to share): Marion Eleanor and ??? (we haven't given it much thought)

* Birth plans/preferences: Homebirth (new experience!)

* Anything else you'd like to share: New to MDC and feeling my way around
post #155 of 260
Urban - where in Oregon are you? I'm in Corvallis!
post #156 of 260
oops, forgot to post here.

* EDD: March 26
* Sara
* 32
* Portland, OR
* This was both a surprise as well as planned. Our first "try" was in early July, and it managed to take the first time. So two weeks later I've got a + to show for it. I was somehow shocked, even though it was what we were aiming for.
* This will be our second kid.
* I have a husband, a 5 year old son, and a couple of outdoor cats.
* I'm hoping for a girl
* I haven't thought about names yet, even though over the last 5 years I have come across so many that I thought were awesome. Of course I don't remember a single one of them now.
* We had a hospital birth with our first son. I have only researched my other options so far as noting that our insurance doesn't cover any midwives who practice outside of hospitals, no birth centers, etc. We will probably go with a birth center or home birth this time around, but no details yet.
* My favorite blogs aren't really pregnancy or birth related.
* I'm a working mom, though lucky to be able to keep my schedule at 60%fte. My son is starting Kindergarten in September.
post #157 of 260
Thread Starter 
updated


Please let me know if I missed anything...that was a lot to update! LOL <phew>
post #158 of 260
I think you forgot me.

I'm new here. Can I still join? Thanks!

* EDD: April 24
* Name: Jennifer
* Age: 32
* Location: Germany
* How long it took to you to get your BFP: 1st try
* What number child is this for you: 1
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): DH, dog
* Baby's gender (hopes or guesses): want to be surprised
* Names you like (& are willing to share): not that far yet!
* Birth plans/preferences: midwife at birth center
* Anything else you'd like to share:
post #159 of 260
I guess I got forgot too?

* EDD: April 17
* Name: Shannon
* Age: 30
* Location: Southwest
* How long it took to you to get your BFP:
* What number child is this for you: 7
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): DH, dd,dd,ds,ds,dd,ds, 1 dog, 2 cats
* Baby's gender (hopes or guesses): not sure yet.
* Names you like (& are willing to share):
* Birth plans/preferences: Homebirth.
* Anything else you'd like to share:
post #160 of 260
*Due early April (or maybe late March)

*My name is Leigh. I see I am not the only one in this DDC.

*age 30

*just moved from NYC to Durham NC

*was ovulating in the middle of the month for a while. Aimed to conceive mid-July, but had a really long June cycle and ovulated end of June. We stopped preventing after the assumed ovulation in June. (I felt like the cycle was strange and I wasn't sure if I had actually ovulated.) So, I tried to conceive for negative 2 weeks.

*I'm married. I have a DS who just turned 3. We lost our furbaby in the move. (He disappeared the night before we drove to the new place. My landlord has been watching for him, but he hasn't show up. But he was semi-wild and self-sufficient, so I am not worried about him surviving without us.)

*I have no idea what the gender is. I want one more boy. For some strange reason, I feel certain that once I have a girl they will all be girls from then on.

*If it is a boy, it is going to probably be Vladimir. I want Kazimir, but my husband thinks it is too western (as in Polish). If it is a girl, it will be Zorana. (Which he agrees to, even though it is Serbian and Serbia is directly below Poland, so equally west.)

*Planning a homebirth with minimal testing and intervention. Except the 20 week anatomical ultrasound. I want to delay cord cutting. No vitamin K or eye goop. No vaccines at all. Ever.

I have some fears of tongue tie. We had a bad case with DS (type 4...needed surgery to be able to nurse). In NY I knew who to go to. The leading doctor for tongue tie. Now I will have to research around here. As soon as I go into labor I want to make the appointment. Last time, DS had to wait until he was 5 days old. The first 3 days he was starving and we didn't know it. I had no pain while nursing, which is usually the first sign. When I realized he had nothing in his diaper for over 24 hours I freaked out and called a post partum doula. She said she thought he had tongue tie, and helped me to cup feed (formula, since i hadnt had enough stimulation to have my milk come in, and we couldn't get donated milk in time) and to pump like crazy to make my milk come in. This time, I am going to be prepared by borrowing donated milk and having a good pump at home and having the new baby checked immediately by an expert.
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