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~*~April 2012 DDC Rollcall~*~

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So I thought I'd get the thread going!

 

Name:

EDD: (estimated due date)

#Pregnancy/baby:

Your age/age at the birth:

Family:

How long did it take to get your BFP: (big fat positive, were you trying/how long?)

Birth plans:

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy:

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc):

Anything else!:

 

 

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Here's to a Happy & Healthy 9 months!

 

 

Erin (thomatuttle) is expecting #2 March 30!

She is 32

This is her 4th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband, 22mo DD and 3 cats

Considering a homebirth

Feeling pink

 

Kristi (Rasa) is expecting #2 March 31!

She is 34 and will be 35 when the baby is born

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 2 months

She has a husband, 6yo DD and 2 cats

Planning a homebirth 

 

Holly (holz) is expecting #2 March 31!

She is 24 and will be 25 when the baby is born

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 2 months of TTC

She has a husband, 1yo DS and a cat

Planning a hospital birth

Feeling blue

 

Christina (~Christina~) is expecting #5 March 31!

She is 31

This is her 5th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband, 8yo DD, 6yo DD, 3yo DS and 19mo DD

Planning a homebirth

Hoping for blue

 

Heather (xiola) is expecting #5 in April!

She is 36

This is her 4th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

Planning a homebirth

Feeling blue

 

Laura (loudmama) is expecting #3 in early April!

She is 39

This is her 3rd pregnancy

BFP after 1 month

She has a husband, 11yo DD and 5yo DS

Planning a homebirth or hospital birth

Hoping for pink

 

Melissa (miss_honeyb) is expecting #6 in early April!

She is 31 and will be 32 when the baby is born

This is her 6th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband, 12yo DD, 5yo DS, 3.5yo DS, 22mo DD

Planning a homebirth

Feeling blue the first week in April

 

Whitney (swiesz) is expecting #4 in early April!

She is 37 and will be 38 when the baby is born

This is her 4th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband, 8yo DS, 6yo DS and 3yo DS

 

Ashley (sunflwrmoonbeam) is expecting #2 April 1!

She is 27

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 2 months

She has a husband and 2yo DD

Planning a HBAC

Feeling pink

 

Danielle (Jackies Ladybug) is expecting #3 April 1!

She is 24 and may turn 25 before the baby is born

This is her 3rd pregnancy

BFP the second PP cycle

She has a husband, 2.9yo DD and 15mo DD

Planning a homebirth

Feeling blue April 7

 

Courtney (Thursday Girl) is expecting #4 April 1!

She will be 30 when the baby is born

This is her 4th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband, 8yo DD, 5yo DD and 2yo DD

Planning a homebirth

Hoping for blue

 

NCMtnMama is expecting #2 April 1!

She is 32

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 2 months

She has a husband, 4yo DD, a dog and fish

Planning a birth center birth

Feeling green around April 14

 

Brande (zuzusplace) is expecting #5 April 1!

She is 35

This is her 7th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband, 12yo DD, 10yo DS, 7yo DD and 2.5yo DD

Planning a homebirth

Feeling blue March 11 or March 24

 

RosieL is expecting #1 April 2!

She is 30

This is her 1st pregnancy

BFP after 7/8 months

She has a husband and 2 dogs

Planning a homebirth

 

Meghan (meghanc) is expecting #2 April 3!

She is 30

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 3 years of TTC
She has a partner, 8yo DD, 3 dogs and 8 cats

Planning a birthcenter birth

Feeling pink

 

Kim (momma2be_k) is expecting #2 April 3!

She is 31

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 2 months

She has a husband, 2.4yo DS, 13yo DSD and a dog

Planning to birth with midwives

Feeling blue April 12

 

Emily (secondimpression) is expecting #3 April 4!

She is 23 and will be 24 when the baby is born

This is her 4th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a partner, 2yo DS and 11mo DD

Planning a homebirth

Feeling blue on April 1

 

Tracy (Tracy McCall) is expecting #1 April 5!

She is 28 and will be 29 when the baby is born

This is her 1st pregnancy

BFP after 3 months of TTC

She has a husband and a dog

Leaning towards a homebirth

Hoping for pink 

 

Elmh23 is expecting #4 April 6!

She is 28 and will be 29 when the baby is born

This is her 4th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a hushand, 6yo DD, 4.5yo DS and 17mo DS

Planning a hospital birth

Feeling blue April 7

 

Kim (kim_nz) is expecting #6 April 6!

She is 28

This is her 6th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband, 8yo DD, 7yo DD, 5yo DS, 4yo DS and 12mo DS

Planning a homebirth

Hoping for pink

 

Kate (justKate) is expecting #2 April 6!

She is 29 and will be 30 when the baby is born

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP on the first try

She has a husband and 2.5yo DD

Planning a hospital birth

Feeling blue

 

Sarah (MamaChick) is expecting #2 April 7!

She is 30

This is her 2nd pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband and 3yo DD

Planning a birthcenter birth

 

Laura (Ircurry) is expecting #3 April 7!

She is 35

This is her 3rd pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband, 3.5yo DD, 14mo DD and 2 cats

Planning a homebirth

 

Kristy (kbochniak) is expecting #2 April 7!

She is 32 and will be 33 when the baby is born

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP on the first IVF transfer

She has a husband, 28mo DS and 2 cats

Planning a homebirth

Feeling pink

 

Holly (Ravensong13) is expecting #2 April 8!

She is 26

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP on the first try

She has a husband, 3yo DD, a dog, 5 cats and 2 rats

Planning a homebirth

Feeling pink

 

Christina (cjmullin) is expecting #1 April 8!
She is 38 and will be 39 when the baby is born

This is her 3rd pregnancy

BFP after 13 months TTC

She has a husband, a cat and a dog

Planning a homebirth or birthcenter birth

 

Jenny (jennyvangy) is expecting #3 mid April!

She is turning 31

This is her 5th pregnancy

BFP after 10 months

She has a husband and 2 DS's

Planning a homebirth

 

Aletheia is expecting #3 mid April!

She is 34

This is her 3rd pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband, 5yo DS and 3yo DS

Planning a homebirth

Feeling blue

 

Melinie (flavorfull1) is expecting #2 April 10!

She is 27 and may turn 28 before the baby is born

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP on the second cycle

She has a husband and 18mo DS

Planning a homebirth

Feeling pink April 2

 

Amanda (babycatcher01) is expecting #5 April 10!

She is 28

This is her 5th pregnancy

BFP on the 8th cycle

She has a husband, 9yo DD, 6yo DS and 11mo DD

Planning and unassisted homebirth

Feeling blue

 

Andrea (Nazsmum) is expecting #1 April 10!

She is 37 and will be 38 when the baby is born

This is her 2nd pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband, 2 boys and 2 cats

 

Ellen (remark71) is expecting #2 April 10!

She is 40 and will be 41 when the baby is born

This is her 3rd pregnancy

BFP after 20 months TTC
She has a husband and 2.5yo DS

Planning a cesarean

Hoping for pink 

 

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Heather/Mae (Maevankayt) is expecting #1 April 11!

She is 28

This is her 1st pregnancy

BFP after 11 months

She has a husband, 3 cats, a dog, and 2 snakes

Planning a hospital birth

Feeling green

 

nelson is expecting #2 April 11!

She is 33

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 2 months TTC

She has a husband and 3yo DS

Planning a hospital birth

Feeling pink April 11

 

Kristi (knstrong) is expecting #1 April 11!

She is 27 and may turn 28 before the baby is born

This is her 1st pregnancy

BFP after 1 month

She has a husband

Feeling pink

 

Celia (adoremybabe) is expecting #4 April 11!

She is 31

This is her 4th pregnancy

BFP 6 months before TTC

She has a husband, 6yo DS, 4yo DD and 2yo DS

Planning a hospital birth

Feeling green

 

Hillary (Hillaryblaire) is expecting #1 April 12!
She is 22 and may turn 23 before baby is born

This is her 1st pregnancy

BFP on the first try

She has a significant other and 4 dogs

Planning a homebirth or UC

Feeling blue

 

Rebecca (dealic) is expecting #1 April 12!

She is 28 and will be 29 when the baby is born

This is her 1st pregnancy

BFP on the first try

She has a husband and 2 dogs

Planning a homebirth

Feeling green

 

Tanya (AiryFairy) is expecting #3 April 12!

She is 28 and will be 29 when the baby is born

This is her 5th pregnancy

BFP on the 6th cycle

She has a husband, 8yo DD, 7 yo DD, 2 cats and a guinea pig

Planning a homebirth

Feeling blue

 

Itsasecret is expecting #7 April 12!

 

Bela (belacmsage) is expecting #2 April 13!

She is 26 and will be 27 when the baby is born

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 6 months

She has a husband, 21mo DS and a dog

Planning a HBAC or VBAC

 

Teresa (Mom2SammyJoe) is expecting #3 April 14!

She is 28 and will be 29 when the baby is born

This is her 3rd pregnancy

BFP after 2 months TTC

She has a husband, 4yo DS and 2yo DD

Planning a HBAC

Feeling blue

 

Laura (hazelbranch) is expecting #2 April 14!

She is 33

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP on the first try

She has a husband and 34mo DD

Planning a homebirth

Feeling pink

 

Tara (Tara2) is expecting #4 April 16!

She is 35

This is her 5th pregnancy

BFP after 14 months TTC

She has a husband, 2 DD's and 1 DS

Planning a homebirth

 

moss is expecting #2 April 16!

She is 39 and will be 40 when the baby is born

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 6 months

She has a husband and 9yo DS

Planning a homebirth

 

Sarah (mountainsun) is expecting #3 April 16!

She is 35

This is her 5th pregnancy

She has a husband, 7.5yo DS, 5yo DS, 3 dogs and 3 cats

Planning a birthcenter birth

 

Mary (marmo) is expecting #2 April 17!

She is 31

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 17 months of TTC

She has a husband and 27mo DD

Planning a HBAC or VBAC

Feeling pink

 

Carly (CarlyVHT) is expecting #2 April 17!

She is 27 and will be 28 when the baby is born

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 1 month TTC

She has a husband, 4yo DD, a dog and 2 cats

Planning a hospital birth

Feeling blue

 

Shannon (ShannonBFCDAP) is expecting #2 April 17!

She is 29 and will be 30 when the baby is born

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 6 months

She has a husband, 18mo DS, 2 dogs and 2 cats

Planning a homebirth or hospital birth

Feeling pink

 

Bethann (tellmemore) is expecting #3 April 18!

She is 33

This is her 3rd pregnancy

BFP after 1 month TTC

She has a husband, 4yo DS, 2yo DD, 2 dogs, a beehive, 10 chickens, 5 ducks and a turkey

Planning a homebirth

Feeling green

 

Tulafina (Tulafina) is expecting #4 April 18!

She is 29 and will be 30 when the baby is born

This is her 4th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband, 5yo DS, 3yo DS and 1yo DS

Planning an unassisted homebirth

Hoping for pink

 

K (itsybistyspider) is expecting #2 April 18!

She is 28

BFP after 1 month

She has a husband and 3yo DD

Planning a homebirth

 

Heidi (Annica) is expecting #2 April 18!

She is 30 and will be 31 when the baby is born

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP after 2 months

She has a husband, 2yo DS and 2 cats

Planning a birthcenter birth

 

Sonja (Red Sonja) is expecting #5 late April!

She is 36

This is her 5th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a husband, 7yo DS, 5yo DD, 3yo DD and 1yo DS

Planning an unassisted homebirth 

 

Lena (LiLeon) is expecting #3 April 20 !

She is 27 and will be 28 when the baby is born

This is her 3rd pregnancy

BFP after one month TTC

She has a husband, 4yo DS and 14mo DD

Planning a homebirth

Feeling blue April 20

 

Marelle (countrybound) is expecting #2 April 21!

She is 31

This is her 4th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a boyfriend, 5yo DS, a cat and a fish

Planning a hospital birth

 

Jill (autumngrey) is expecting #1 April 22!

She is 29

This is her 1st pregnancy

BFP after stopping BC

She has a husband, 7yo DSD and a cat

Planning a birthcenter birth

Feeling pink

 

Sally (sallyrae17) is expecting #2 April 22!

She is 29 and will be 30 when the baby is born

This is her 4th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP

She has a significant other, 26mo DS, a dog and chickens

Planning a VBAC

Feeling green April 29 

 

Nicole (NicMom) is expecting #1 April 24!

She is 32 and will be 33 when the baby is born

This is her 3rd pregnancy

BFP after 3.5 years

She has a husband and 2 dogs

Planning a homebirth

Feeling blue x 2

 

Kat (rajahkat) is expecting #6 April 27!

She is 33 and will be 34 when the baby is born

She is married, has 4 boys and 1 girl

Planning a homebirth

 

Carolyn (Carolyn_mtl) is expecting #2 April 27!

She is 28 and will be 29 when the baby is born

This is her 5th pregnancy

She is married and has a 2yo DD

 

Phoenix (chapluqa) is expecting #1 April 27!

She is 31 and will be 32 when the baby is born

This is her 1st pregnancy

Trying for BFP since 1/11

She has a husband and 3 chickens

Planning a homebirth

Hoping for pink May 1

 

vivica2 is expecting #3 April 28!

She is 30

BFP after 18 months TTC

She has a husband, DD and DS

Planning a hospital birth

Hoping for pink

 

Anna (kindchen) is expecting #3 April 29!

She is 33 and will be 34 when the baby is born

This is her 3rd pregnancy

BFP after 3 months

She has a husband, 4yo DD and 2.5yo DD

Planning a hospital birth

 

Andrea (Blueone) is expecting #2 April 29!

She is 29 and will be 30 when the baby is born

This is her 2nd pregnancy

BFP on the first try

She has a husband and 2yo DS

Planning a hospital birth

Feeling pink

 

Wendy (wendybird) is expecting #8 April 30!

She is 33 and will be 34 when the baby is born

This is her 8th pregnancy

She has a husband, 3 DD's and 4 DS's

 

Christy (Christy1980) is expecting #2 late April/early May!
She is 30 and will be 31 when the baby is born

This is her 4th pregnancy

Surprised by the BFP after 5.5 years TTC

She has a husband, 7yo DD, 2 cats and a fish

Planning a homebirth

 

beaner&tiegs is expecting #4 late April/early May!

She is 36

This is her 4th pregnancy

BFP right away

She has a husband, 11yo DD, 8yo DD and 4.5yo DS

Planning a homebirth 

 

 

 

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Edited by secondimpression - 9/5/11 at 9:29am
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Yay! I was trying to find the list of questions from my old DDC (May '09) rollcall thread to start one here.

Name: Laura (I answer to mom/mommy/mama mostly ;-))
EDD: Mid April ish. Long cycles...I'm going to call it April 18 for now.
Baby/pregnancy #: baby #3, pregnancy #5 (two losses last year)
Age/ age at birth: 27, 28 when baby is born
Family: husband of 7+ years, 5yo daughter; 2yo daughter and a bright green parakeet named Wasabi
How long did it take to get a BFP: if I'm right about when conception happened - 7 days (this test strips from earlypregnancytests.com give results early). The lines are still faint but ive taken several test strips and two CBE tests and they're all positive.
Birth plans: basically I'd like to repeat my experience with DD2. Only...less screaming. :-) in short - unmedicated, near-zero intervention by an incredibl midwife, pushed baby out in a birthing stool and caught her with my own two hands. It was bliss. Although, I almost want DH to catch this time so he can have that amazing experience too. For such a small thing, it was life changing.
Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: gain less weight (do not become a beached whale), stay active, slow down and enjoy it, etc. Also - it would be great if we could be living in our own home by the to this baby comes. Our super obliging relatives' in-law unit is terrific but a bit cramped for three babies and two adults. :-)
Anything else: just glad to be here and praying I'll stick around for the whole nine months. :-)

Oh!! We should add this:
Guesses about boy/girl: boy feelings and boy predicted by Chinese calendar (which was right for both previous pregnancies)
Are you finding out before birth: no. :-)

It's fun to go back and see how our predictions/intuitions pan out. :-)
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Name: Meghan

EDD: April 3ish...but I'm betting it'll be March 29

#Pregnancy/baby: Second pregnancy, second child.

Your age/age at the birth: Thirty on both counts

Family: My partner Nick, our eight-year-old daughter, three dogs, and eight cats.

How long did it take to get your BFP: We've been trying for three years, and really dedicating ourselves to it (charting, etc) for a little over a year.

Birth plans: I'm lucky enough to live in an area with multiple birthing centers, all of which sound really nice--birthing pools, birthing stools, private L&D rooms, a default assumption that you'll have your child in your room with you... So we're doing that, and I'm (mostly) glad of it--I have an intense dislike of having people in my house, and the idea of trying to give birth with the cats watching sort of creeps me out a bit.

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: Healthy baby. I'd also like to get the freezer fully stocked before I give birth. It sounds like such a silly goal, but would give me a great psychological boost.

Anything else!: I'm so excited to be here, and desperately hoping that this sticks.

Guesses about boy/girl: I feel quite strongly that it's a girl.

Are you finding out before birth?: Yes

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Name: Hillary 

EDD: April 12

#Pregnancy/baby: First!! stillheart.gif

Your age/age at the birth: 22/possibly 23 at birth (My birthday is April 23) 

Family: SO of 6 years and love of my life. 4 fur-babies (Lily; min pin, Zaia; Italian Greyhound, Fiona & Finn; Chi+Jack Russell mixes)

How long did it take to get your BFP: We stopped preventing but weren't trying a couple months ago. (Though I've wanted this for over a year now! It was J I had to convince) This was our first month where we managed to BD at the perfect time. So really I guess we conceived our first month "trying".

Birth plans: Homebirth with midwife, possible UC. The midwife we think we're using is 2 hours away, so I'm going to prepare like we're having a UC just in case. I'd love a waterbirth but I'm just going to go with the flow and see what my body wants during labor. 

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: Healthy. I think it will bring J and I to a new level of closeness being our first. Everything right now is just pure joy!! 

Anything else!: I'm so sososososo excited!! Did I mention I'm excited?! :) 

Guesses about boy/girl: I've always thought I'd have a boy first. I knew his name first, so right now I'd say boy based on that. I don't have any strong feelings yet though. 
Are you finding out before birth: Nope! Team Green :) 
 

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Name: Rebecca

EDD: April 12th

#Pregnancy/baby: First pregnancy!

Your age/age at the birth: 28 now, 29 then

Family: My husband of almost 2 years, and 2 dogs

How long did it take to get your BFP: 5 months of whatever, first month of trying (this was our ideal month to conceive)

Birth plans: Using midwives, I want an unmedicated birth for sure, and ideally a home water birth, but since it is my first, I am open to suggestions, and will build my plan in conjunction with my midwife.

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: I honestly haven't thought beyond having a healthy baby. That's all I want.

Anything else!: I have no guesses about boy/girl, but the firstborn in my husband's family has been a boy for 3 generations, in almost every case, from his grandparents down, so we kinda expect a boy, even though logically that isn't an indicator or anything.

 

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Originally Posted by dealic View Post

Name: Rebecca

EDD: April 12th

#Pregnancy/baby: First pregnancy!

Your age/age at the birth: 28 now, 29 then

Family: My husband of almost 2 years, and 2 dogs

How long did it take to get your BFP: 5 months of whatever, first month of trying (this was our ideal month to conceive)

Birth plans: Using midwives, I want an unmedicated birth for sure, and ideally a home water birth, but since it is my first, I am open to suggestions, and will build my plan in conjunction with my midwife.

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: I honestly haven't thought beyond having a healthy baby. That's all I want.

Anything else!: I have no guesses about boy/girl, but the firstborn in my husband's family has been a boy for 3 generations, in almost every case, from his grandparents down, so we kinda expect a boy, even though logically that isn't an indicator or anything.

 



We sound a lot alike! smile.gif

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Name: Ashley

EDD: April Fool's Day

#Pregnancy/baby: 2nd baby

Your age/age at the birth: Baby will be born just before I turn 28.

Family: DH of 5 years, DD Evie, 2 years 10 months when I pop.

How long did it take to get your BFP: 2 months, and I'm SHOCKED

Birth plans: HBAC

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: Only barfing once a day, being mobile throughout, able to care for both myself and my daughter until I pop, and of course an HBAC.

Anything else!: Both DH and I are already thinking of this as a girl. I KNEW from the first positive my daughter was a girl, so I feel pretty confident this one is too. This is also probably our last. I have very hard pregnancies, my daughter is a high needs child and the idea of adding another person to this family is already daunting. We're thrilled, but unsurprisingly nervous.

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Name: Kristi

EDD: March 31 but I was 'late' with DD so I'm hanging out here with you lovely ladies

#Pregnancy/baby: 2nd baby

Your age/age at the birth: 34/35 (gasp!)

Family: DH of 10 yrs, DD 6 yrs (she'll be almost 7 at due date), 2 cats who don't get enough attention

How long did it take to get your BFP: This was our 2nd month of trying but probably way better timing than last month would have been!

Birth plans: Homebirth, just met my midwife this week (so excited!)

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: I had hyperemesis with last pregnancy but have radically changed my diet since then (due to an insane number of food intolerances that developed just after DD was born), so crossing fingers that will help.  While the hyperemesis was terrible, I had the comfort that at least it was a sign the pregnancy was going strong.  I think I'm incredibly sensitive to hormones (always get a predictable PMS migraine) but I still have faith that my body can have a healthy pregnancy without extreme NVP (hello body, you listening to that?)

Anything else!: Last birth was a hospital induction, I feel like a completely different person than I was then.  Parenting DD has brought me into a whole new realm of listening to my instincts and intuition and I know a homebirth (even unassisted if DH would be on board with that) is the best thing for me at this point, assuming all goes well with pregnancy.  I didn't know about DDCs then and I'm so excited about this kind of community support here at MDC!

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Name: Mel

 

EDD: 04/09

 

#Pregnancy/baby: 3rd pregnancy, baby #2

 

Your age/age at the birth: 33 on both counts

 

Family: Myself, Husband of 6 years, 15 month old son, 1 JRT, 1 cat, 3 horses, 1 fainting goat, 19 chickens and some goldfish in the water garden.

 

How long did it take to get your BFP:  IUD removed late June - Conception around the middle o' July.

 

Birth plans:  Pretty much the same as last time.  I had wonderful hypnobirth at the hospital.  It took a very strong birth plan and lots of clear communication with the nursing staff at first.  They finally left us pretty much alone except for insisting upon intermittent EFM and the midwife came in for delivery.  I had a rocking doula which made all the difference.  I am not sure about using the hospital again as it was a lot of expense and a bit of fighting up front to get my way.  Not sure of what my other options are since there is only one birth center in my state and that is 7 hours away and I am worried I am too rural for home birth.  I am using a OB practice that has a team of midwives for my prenatal care.  Some of them are what I consider true midwives and the others are obstetricians in midwife clothing.  There are only 3 out of the 10 or so that I am compatible with.  This has me concerned about who would be on call if I was to have a hospital birth.

 

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy:  healthy baby, sticking to my hypnobabies homework, not getting SPD again or managing it well if I do, not worrying about how my family feels about my "kooky" ideas of pregnancy and childbirth.

 

Anything else!:  As far as gender goes, my husband and I are fine with either.  I have a tiny little bit of desire for a girl since this one will be our last and I would love to have one of each.  My husband thinks it might be easier to have a boy since he has heard so many horror stories about raising girls from his friends.  I have assured him that there are ways to mitigate that!  In my last DDC we had a person who was really great at guessing based on symptoms/ feelings people were having.

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Name: Tanya

EDD:  April 12th

#Pregnancy/baby: Pregnancy #5/Baby #3

Your age/age at the birth:  28/29

Family:  DH Brian 37 (he's my husband in my heart though we're not legally married yet), DD Adri 8 years, DD Izzy 7 years, 2 kitty cats and 1 guinea piggy.  Our crab recently passed away :(

How long did it take to get your BFP:  6 cycles.  Got a very, very faint + 9DPO on DH 's birthday (the only gift he wanted :)).

Birth plans:  Home water birth.  Planning a lotus birth but we will go with the flow and what feels right for us and baby. 

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy:  My goals are to eat healthy and frequently so that most my nutrients come from my diet rather than prenatal vitamins.  To limit stress by keeping a positive mindset (diet plays a crucial role in this for me).  Drink at least 2 quarts of water daily.  No nightly ice cream like I had with my last pregnancy ;)  Oh and to keep up some type of physical activity in the winter months such as yoga or belly dancing.

Gender guess:  At first I felt, girl but even told myself I was probably wrong, lol...my intuition was off already by me not believing I was even pregnant (after so many months of disappointment you try to protect yourself from more disappointment).  Right now, I'm feeling boy :D  We're not sure if we will have an US and were not sure if we do have an US if we will find out or not.  Have a feeling birth date will be April 8th, 10:55pm.


Edited by AiryFairy - 8/9/11 at 10:52pm
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So nice to meet all of you!

 

 

Name: Heather/Mae

EDD: April 11th, though we haven't been dated by a midwife yet. 

#Pregnancy/baby: Our first!! :D

Your age/age at the birth: 28

Family: Husband, Me, our 3 cats, 1 dog and 2 snakes. We also include the in-laws (DH has 1 brother, 2 sisters), his BFF who will be Nana (and her family consisting of her wife and their 5 kids), my sister, and my two bffs (both going to be aunties)

How long did it take to get your BFP: 11 months of charting, 3 of which involved "not preventing" and the other 8 were trying, with 1 month involving lots of...err...effort ;)

Birth plans: I would have loved to deliver at a birth center, but we don't currently have any in Ontario, so we're going to be giving birth at one of the local hospitals that has an excellent relationship with midwives and doulas (in fact, while I was a volunteer doula, it's the one hospital in which I've attended a birth). The rooms are amazing and the staff are really great about leaving it to your birth team. My only concern is that it is a french hospital, and neither myself or my husband speak much (in my case) or any (hubby) french. He's really nervous about that. 

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: I really want to feel empowered by this birth. We are planning on having a midwife and a doula for this birth, and I'd like my husband and my sister to attend. I would ideally like to deliver without medical interventions (induction, medication or surgery), though I'm open to them if it comes to that. I trust my midwife and doula to know if/when it's necessary. I want to to be healthy and for our baby to be happy and healthy. I really hope our friends and family support us in our decisions and the way we want to raise our child. I'm hoping my little sister will be able to fly down for the birth and maybe even stay with us for a bit afterwards. 

Anything else!: I had a dream early on in my cycle (even added it to my chart) that felt so true that I told my husband and my sister about it right away. In the dream, I was pregnant, gave birth and saw my child grow to about 4 years old. The child (I never knew if it was a boy or a girl) told me that she/he had chosen us, and that she/he loved us and couldn't wait to meet me. When I got my BFP I knew that the dream had been true :) No idea on whether it's a boy or a girl, to be honest. Some moments I refer to baby as "he" or "she", and I don't really have any intuition at this point yet one way or another. Either way I'd be super happy, so long as he/she is healthy <3 So far I'm feeling ok. My breasts are SUPER sore, and I'm finding I'm hungry all the time, until I eat, and then I'm nauseated. Some "morning sickness" but it seems to come throughout the day, rather than first thing. 

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Originally Posted by lightheartedmom View Post


Oh!! We should add this:
Guesses about boy/girl: boy feelings and boy predicted by Chinese calendar (which was right for both previous pregnancies)
Are you finding out before birth: no. :-)

It's fun to go back and see how our predictions/intuitions pan out. :-)



I was thinking about guesses about gender/actual birth date but in both of my prior DDC's, those each got their own threads. I guess there's no harm in including it here and someone starting formal guessing threads later on, right? It's just too much fun to only do once orngbiggrin.gif

 

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Name: Laura
EDD:Early April, but DD came at 38 weeks & DS at 30
# Pregnancy/Birth:3
Age at Birth:39!
Family: DH, who I have been with over 18 years & married almost 12. DD, who will be about 11 when this one arrives. (Her B-Day is 3/26) DS, who will be almost 6. (His B-Day is 4/17)
How liong did it take ?(What the he'll does BFP stand for?) 1 month. About the time it look for the other 2. We decided a few times that we'd not use condoms, & it happened. Not unplanned, just not well thought out! smile.gif
Birth plans:Ah, so much to say..... But the lowest key birth we can manage. DD ended as a c-birth after 7 hours of pushing un-medicated (which was totally bearable) due to her head being a OT. I do believe I may have had her vaginally had I birthed at home, because she tolerated pushing just fine & just seemed to be waiting for everyone else to do something else! DS came at 30 weeks due to a placental abruption. I started bleeding at 28 weeks, passed a baseball sized clot a week later & was put on bed rest in the hospital. Had to realize that c-birth truly may have to happen. A week after I was in the hospital, I woke to gushing & thought I was bleeding. Turns out my waters had broke. I was 10cm, & pushed my son out in about 20 minutes. Hubby couldn't make it in time. Given all that, we'll see. I would like to birth at home, & will talk with some midwives, but with my birth history, my age, & the likely need to be on anti-depressants in late pregnancy, it may not happen. If that won't be, I will be having a hospital birth with a very low key low intervention FP Dr. I will likely have a doula. I would like to just have a normal, drug free birth in which my hubby can be there when my child comes out the way they are supposed to.
Goals/hopes with this pregnancy: To eat as healthy as I can, to keep up most of my exercise routine, & to stay sane. I'm weaning off of my anti-depressants, which I didn't do last time, so we'll see how I manage.
Anything else?We'd like to have a girl, but we'll be happy regardless. We are excited to be having this baby, but there are so many reasons its not the best idea. My youngest right now is going to kindergarten in the fall, & here we are starting again! It'll work out with all that & finances, but it's crazy. It's definitely our last.
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Name: Melissa

EDD: First week in April, based on my longish cycles.  (Some calculators gave me the end of March using a standard 28-day cycle, but I always go late anyway so I'm betting APRIL!)

#Pregnancy/baby: 6th baby, but one of my 5 dear children is no longer with us so I'll have 5 children on earth. smile.gif

Your age/age at the birth: I'm turning 32 in a couple weeks.

Family: Husband (39!) of 7.5 years, daughter who is 12 (will be 13 on 4/17, but I hope I'm not THAT late!) son who is 5, will be almost 6 when baby comes, son who is 3.5 and will be 4 before baby comes, and daughter who is 22 months, will be 2.5 when baby comes!

How long did it take to get your BFP: We were trying NOT to get pregnant!! This was not at all in the plan for right now, so I'm still kinda shocked. It'll be good to be around all you excited mamas because I'm really working to be excited and get into the baby gear. Send me your vibes.  thumb.gif

Birth plans: We're hoping for a 3rd home birth with the same midwife. My husband bartered with our midwife last time (the first one was 100% covered by our insurance!) and I am hoping she'll barter again!

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: Even though this baby was very much not planned, I know he/she deserves for me to be excited and sending positive vibes and doing all that maternal nesting stuff, so I do want to let go of the "this wasn't how I planned it, I'm freaking out" and just be cool. =]  Nurture, love, dream.

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): I'm guessing another boy, DH thinks girl. I'd love either!! I think I'll go to the end of the first week in April, at least. My babies take longer to cook.  =]  I think (HOPE, PRAY) this baby will be suuuuuuper mellow and laid back and chill.  =]

Anything else!: I guess just that I've always loved big families, and wanted one, but because this "wasn't supposed" to happen YET, I feel a little more susceptible to people's comments about "Another one!?" and "You DO know how this happens, right?" and "Were you planning this?" and all those stupid things people say when you have more than 3 kids. So if I come on here bawling about something someone said, I'm counting on you all to remind me that what they think doesn't matter. orngbiggrin.gif

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Name: Holly

EDD: March 31, going by LMP, but my cycles have been wonky (only had 2 periods since DS was born) and haven't been yet to see how baby's measuring... Plus DS was a few days late.

#Pregnancy/baby: This is my second.

Your age/age at the birth: I'm 24- will be 25 when the baby's born

Family: DH, DS is almost a year and will be 19 months when the baby's born, and our kitty Cosmo.

How long did it take to get your BFP: July was our second month of trying.

Birth plans: Plan to labor at home as long as I can before going into the hospital. Unmedicated, low intervention, etc.

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: I'm really hoping to continue nursing through this pregnancy. And I should probably watch the weight gain- gained 57lbs last time!

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): I'm feeling boy, but I'm also very very hopeful. The Chinese Gender Chart says boy, too, and was spot on with DS.

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We sound a lot alike! smile.gif


And I sound very similar to you both! 

 

Name: Tracy

EDD: April 5

#Pregnancy/baby: First and first!

Your age/age at the birth:  28/29

Family: DH Mark (40), married for almost 6 years, together almost 8.  Furbaby Gracie, lab/pit bull, 3 1/2 years old. 

How long did it take to get your BFP:  Officially we conceived in the 3rd month of trying, but the first two months were plagued by travelling separately at important times of the month! 

Birth plans: Unmedicated, water birth.  Not sure home birth or hospital yet.  We're touring the local hospital on Saturday, as I hear they have beautiful rooms with tubs (and with our insurance, it would be totally free!), but I think I might be more comfortable with a home birth. 

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy:  Smooth, with no major complications, and a healthy baby at the end!  My mom warned me that she gained 35 pounds with me and then 50 with my brother, so I'm trying to eat very healthy, especially since I am hungry all the time!  I'd also like to really savor being pregnant and document it.  I'm a photo nut. 

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): No idea about the date!  I think I'll go late if anything.  We're kind of hoping for a girl, since my husband's family is ALL boys, and we're convinced we're going to have all boys too, but we'd like at least one girl!  Obviously we'll be thrilled about whatever we get. :)


 

 

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Name: Darlyne

EDD: April 6

#Pregnancy/baby: Third and third

Your age/age at the birth: 33/34; 34/35; 37/38

Family: DH Jason (32), Misha (3) and Mya (2) Married for 3 years.

How long did it take to get your BFP: Right after implantation

Birth plans: I want to have a lotus birth

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: Eat well, be happy and stress free!

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): boy (because no morning sickness... yet) I had morning sickness with my two girls.

 

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Name: Courtney

EDD: April 1st

#Pregnancy/baby: 4th pregnancy 4th baby

Your age/age at the birth: 29/30

Family: Hubs Chris(34), Jewel (8), Josephine (5), Juniper (2) (the girls will each turn a year older right before babe is born)

How long did it take to get your BFP: We didn't mean to get pregnant, but it's happy surprise even though I thought I was REALLY done having babies.

Birth plans: homebirth like the last one.

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: I want my house fixed up,  I need to re get everything (we gave it all away b/c we were done), and I want to have babe outside and be entirley quiet while I give birth..just to challenge myself and have something to concentrate on, a;though I might change my mind about this.

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): well not really sure. the first three times we agreed on a boys name and had a girl, I was told, but don't remember, thinking it was a boy each time. I wanted girls the first 3 times and got them and now I want a boy so think maybe I will get it. Hubs also always wanted 3 girls. Chinease gender predictor said it would be a boy the first 3 times and says it will be a girl this time.

Anything else!:


Edited by Thursday Girl - 8/10/11 at 6:57pm
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Name: Bela

EDD: April 13th

#Pregnancy/baby: #2 for both

Your age/age at the birth: 26/27

Family: DH, DS who will be 21 months when this one is born and one beagle/terrier

How long did it take to get your BFP: 6 months

Birth plans: HBAC or at least a VBAC

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: I am really hoping for a healthier, happier pregnancy this time. I had severe preeclampsia and migraines with DS and had to have a c-section at 33weeks. Hoping this one stays in longer.

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): We don't really care if it is a boy or a girl. I am really hoping it isn't twins though since they run in my family.

Anything else: Really looking forward to adding to our family. Not only do we have this one on the way but we are in the process of getting licensed to foster/adopt!

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Haha, I kind of gave up on getting our ddc up, so I haven't been on in a week.

Name: Danielle
EDD: 04.01.2012
#Pregnancy/baby:baby #3
Your age/age at the birth:I'm 24, I'll either be 24 or 25 when baby's born depending on if I go over dates or not. My bday is April 5th
Family: me, dh, DD 2.9, DD 15 months
How long did it take to get your BFP: (big fat positive, were you trying/how long?) 2nd pp cycle! Wanted to start trying sooner, but my body disagreed.
Birth plans: homebirth w/birthpool
Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: to survive with 2 toddlers in tow. wink1.gif
Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc):hmm... I'll take a total shot in the dark, why not! A boy, born April 7th at 2:15pm after 5 hours of labor. 6lbs 14 oz, 20in.
Anything else!neg.gif probably won't be able to be super active on here, I get limited alone time during the day, so if I don't respond to something right away, I promise I'm not trying to be rude!
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