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HEY!  ANOTHER DUE DATE BUDDY HERE-MINE IS JANUARY 24 2012.

Yay!  Hi there!
 

 

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MommyM - so nice to have a due date buddy!  Do you have your first appt. scheduled yet?  Yesterday, I made an appt. with my RE for my first ultrasound on June 16... I will be almost 8 weeks by then so we should definitely be able to see the heartbeat.  Maybe I will believe I am pregnant once I see the heartbeat!

I haven't scheduled an appt. yet because we're planning a home birth and I have to interview midwives.  If it ends up taking longer than I thought, I'll go to an OB just to get the preliminary blood work done.  I'm having a very intervention-free low-tech pregnancy so I won't be getting any ultrasounds (unless absolutely needed) and we won't be finding out the gender.  I'm such a planner so that will be hard for me!  I'm glad you've got an appointment coming up!  KUP

 

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Emaya - I keep feeling like I need to qualify my baby statement with "if everything works out" too.  I wasn't like that with my first two but they were both conceived in our first cycle trying... I think the two years it took to achieve this pg has me very cautious!  I don't want to find out the baby's sex this time around (we did for the first two) but DH really wants to, so I may cave.  

 

Did you tell your DD right away that you were expecting a baby?  We keep going back and forth about when to tell our kids.  Right now only my best friend and mother know (besides DH of course)... we definitely want to tell DD before we tell the world!

 

Sweetbee - DH and I are always so apart on what we like for names... it's a big part of why we found out the sex for the first two, so we didn't have to come up with a name for each sex just in case.

 

So do you all share the name with everyone once you've picked it out.  We have always shared the sex but not the name...now I'm thinking it would be fun to decide on and share our names but not find out the sex.  

 

 

post #63 of 403

Hi again mamas!

 

I also have autoimmune thyroid disease, probably part of the reason for the delay in getting pregnant. I was looking at my blood tests from last pg, and it looks like my TSH was high (around 8) at my first blood test, but I don't remember talking about that at all. I wasn't diagnosed at the time, though I suspect this has been going on for a while, since my BBT has been low for my whole life (as a kid I remember feeling like I had a fever and my temp was "normal" and when I'd test normally it was always low).

 

I'm not on the paleo diet (though it sounds interesting, I should check it out - any books you'd recommend?), but I don't eat gluten b/c of the thyroid condition, and I try to minimize dairy. I definitely don't eat a lot of grains, though once in a while I do like to make gluten free baked stuff. Generally I try not to have that kind of thing around, though.

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Sweetest, We were planning on keeping name and gender secret, but we did end up sharing the gender with a few close family members and friends (we were so excited and it made it feel more real to know the gender!), but mostly didn't because we didn't want to get gifts of gendered clothes and toys. We didn't share the name since we decided to wait until he was born to choose. This time, we might do the same thing, I'm not sure!

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l'lee - I didn't have thyroid disease until after my second was born... My RE has already increased my synthroid and wants me to be followed by an endo throughout pregnancy (my family practice dr. had been managing my thyroid...)  I'm praying that my thyroid doesn't complicate my pregnancy like it did the conception!  

 

Oh, and I would recommend The Paleo Solution and Everyday Paleo for more info about the Paleo diet.

 

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I'm kind of new to the paleo lifestyle, but I got the "Everyday Paleo" cookbook by Sarah Fragoso and I LOVE it!  It's super easy stuff and not weird meats like bison.  winky.gif

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I'm not on the paleo diet (though it sounds interesting, I should check it out - any books you'd recommend?), but I don't eat gluten b/c of the thyroid condition, and I try to minimize dairy. I definitely don't eat a lot of grains, though once in a while I do like to make gluten free baked stuff. Generally I try not to have that kind of thing around, though.


I told my DD a couple of days after.  I couldn't help it! 

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Did you tell your DD right away that you were expecting a baby?  We keep going back and forth about when to tell our kids.  Right now only my best friend and mother know (besides DH of course)... we definitely want to tell DD before we tell the world!

 

 

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I forgot... I have my first midwife interview on Thursday!  I'm SO EXCITED!!  joy.gif

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I forgot... I have my first midwife interview on Thursday!  I'm SO EXCITED!!  joy.gif


Yay!

 

5 days until my first appointment. Why does it seem like years away? I had a dream last night that I found big clots of blood on the toilet paper after wiping. I bled a few times last pregnancy. Luckily, everything was ok, but it's not something any pregnant woman wants to see. Thank goodness it was just a dream.

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Hi All! Wow, the February DDC is up and running now. Makes us feel like old-timers now, no? I'm at six weeks today, not feeling anything close to being an old-timer, still holding my breath so to speak...

Sweetbee, sorry about your dream. It's hard not to read too much into dreams sometimes (thinking about my lost diamond dream from a few days ago), but I'm sure most of us who feel a bit of the jitters about this (because it took so long to get here, perhaps, or for those who have experienced pregnancy loss before) are bound to have some sort of stress dream as a result of our anxiety and not as a predictor of what's to come.

And no, I'm not getting boy vibes. Or maybe I am. I don't know. I think it would be awfully fun to have one of each. But since I'm so close to my sisters, it would also be awesome to give dd a sister.  I had major boy vibes last time, but she's definitely a very girly girl (despite being raised by a tomboy mom!). So I don't trust my intuition much...

Sweetest, I did tell DD right away, even after telling myself that I would wait until she asks about my big belly (nine months feels like a terribly long time to me, for a 2-year-old it really is an eternity). She took it as a given, though, no big deal; she was just very firm on the fact that she would have a little brother and that's that. Then she went to get a doll to put under her t-shirt so she could walk around pregnant too.

As far as the names go, we'll probably start to put together two big lists again in the third trimester, but I doubt that we'll share any of them. Possibly might try out a couple on my sisters.

Matsumoto - how exciting about your first interview! I hope she is perfect and you have a wonderful connection so you don't have to spend any time interviewing others. How did your dd react?

Contactmaya - what's the latest? :)

L'lee - I like your reasoning for not sharing gender - I'm not into gender socializing a child from birth, and it would be off-putting to be bombarded with a bunch of pink frilly stuff or only powder-blue tough boy stuff. I like pink. I like blue. I like purple, yellow and green. Until dd is old enough (soon!) to make some of her own aesthetic choices about what to wear, she'll wear a variety of girl and boy clothes. Nothing "sexy", no fatigues, skulls, or weapons printed on it. All else goes :)

 

 

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It sure does seem like time stands still when you first find out you're pregnant, doesn't it?  I hope these 5 days pass quickly!  I had a tiny bit of spotting with my DD when I was about 6 weeks pregnant, but my OB said it was from walking too much that day.  I am trying to rest a lot more in the early days this time.
 

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Yay!

 

5 days until my first appointment. Why does it seem like years away? I had a dream last night that I found big clots of blood on the toilet paper after wiping. I bled a few times last pregnancy. Luckily, everything was ok, but it's not something any pregnant woman wants to see. Thank goodness it was just a dream.



Thank you!  I hope so too!  She is HIGHLY recommended by my hubby's boss (they're chiropractors) and she's been in practice for over 25 years.  For all of the research I've done the past couple of years, I've never actually met a real, live midwife.  I'm kind of giddy about it!  Yes, I'm weird.  LOL

 

My DD was just kind of matter of fact about finding out she was going to be a big sister.  She just asked, "So there's a baby in your tummy?"  I said yes, and then she said it was going to be a girl.  Maybe she is very intuitive about it or maybe she just thinks that because all of her friends have baby sisters.


 

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Matsumoto - how exciting about your first interview! I hope she is perfect and you have a wonderful connection so you don't have to spend any time interviewing others. How did your dd react?


 

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l'lee - I didn't have thyroid disease until after my second was born... My RE has already increased my synthroid and wants me to be followed by an endo throughout pregnancy (my family practice dr. had been managing my thyroid...)  I'm praying that my thyroid doesn't complicate my pregnancy like it did the conception!  

 

Oh, and I would recommend The Paleo Solution and Everyday Paleo for more info about the Paleo diet.

 


Thanks, I just added them to my library cue!

 

I wasn't diagnosed with thyroid disease during my first pregnancy, but I suspect it has been low for some time. I've also increased my medication and we're going to keep track of my TSH levels. Hopefully that will be enough to not have it make things trickier!

 

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Speaking of finding out the sex, does anyone have predictions?

 

I'm guessing boy for us because the men in my husband's family have not produced a girl in 2 generations. orngtongue.gif Last time I was pregnant, I guessed girl but was wrong. I even called him "she/her" until we knew. Oops. He's a real boyish boy now, so it didn't seem to affect him, though. winky.gif

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My DD originally thought the baby was a girl and last night said it's a boy.  My DH thinks it's a boy.  I have no feelings on the subject whatsoever!  I wish I had even an inkling to work with, but I guess I'm just going to have to wait until I see the precious baby.  orngbiggrin.gif
 

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Speaking of finding out the sex, does anyone have predictions?


 

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Matsumoto - that's funny that your dd has changed her story :) My dd hasn't shown too much interest yet besides announcing firmly "brother" that one time. I think it's just too hard for her to grasp at this point what with my belly being flat still. As far as I go, no feelings one way or the other here either. That's funny, Sweetbee, that you were wrong about it the first time too. At least you found out at the ultrasound. I pushed this baby out and spent the first few minutes worried about what WEIRD-looking boy stuff he had (her girl stuff was actually very swollen from my hormones, which is quite common, so she wasn't immediately recognizable as either or to me -- though it complicated things that I was so expecting a boy).

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Hi everyone, no news here really. Just that i consider it a good sign when all i want to do is eat that popcorn when those popcorn icons pop up in mdc discussion forums. Gimme some of that pop corn!!!!

 

 

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Mmmm. Popcorn. 

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You ladies are so funny!

 

In other news, I hired my midwife!  My first appt. is June 7th.  joy.gif

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That's great Matsumoto! How exciting to have someone you trust and appreciate guide you through the whole pregnancy and then help you give birth. Sounds wonderful. 

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MommyM - you must be so relieved to have found a midwife you like so quickly!  Now you can relax and enjoy this pregnancy :)

 

AFM - We decided to tell DD that there is a baby on the way.  She is thrilled... I just hope she can keep it a secret until we are ready to share with everyone.  My third Beta came in at 400, so my RE said everything looks good and that I can move over to an OB now.  I'm seeing the new OB on June 8th :)

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