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post #121 of 241
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Originally Posted by ceriserenee View Post

I just wanted to let everyone know that we had a viability ultrasound today, and we saw TWO babies! We are going to have TWINS! I am just over-the-moon, this is such a surprise! Twins don't run in the family and we weren't using anything to get pregnant, so it is a shock, but we are so grateful! We know our little angel Mateo is watching out for us...



Wow! So exciting!

post #122 of 241

Hi all! I am so excited to be here.  My wife and I are expecting our first babe, after five months of unmedicated at home intracervical inseminations with frozen donor sperm - she is the one carrying.  We are both 25.  Our first midwife appointment is January 12th, and we're very pleased to be using the Tucson Birth Center.  As of right now, EDD is August 27, we'll see if the midwife changes it.

 

Interested in getting to know you all!

post #123 of 241

hello - I guess I just slipped in under the wire here - I'm due Aug. 30 / 31. I'm a little scared of even joining the DDC because my fear of loss is really huge at the moment having had a few recent losses. Still, I'm trying to be confident and use a lot of visualizing to strengthen the pregnancy.

 

I'm a 37 yo WAHM  / WOHM (part-time research / part-time office work) of a 3 yo DD living in a small East Coast town. My DH is wonderful and very involved, but is away a lot with his work (sometimes months, once a whole year). We have  no family in the province, so I rely a lot on friends and my own inner resources. I am a nature girl, having grown up in the deep woods off the grid, but I also love parts of urban life and we have a great neighbourhood that makes driving unnecessary most days.

 

I practiced the usual AP things with my DD - baby wearing, cosleeping, extended breastfeeding, cloth diapering - and spend a lot of time cooking and making stuff with my daughter. Other interests include international travel, literature, photography, camping, wine (on hold for the time being!), and exploring ideas around parenting and childhood development. 

 

I am excited to be here and get to know all of you on this journey!

post #124 of 241
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Originally Posted by DesertSunsets View Post

Hi all! I am so excited to be here.  My wife and I are expecting our first babe, after five months of unmedicated at home intracervical inseminations with frozen donor sperm - she is the one carrying.  We are both 25.  Our first midwife appointment is January 12th, and we're very pleased to be using the Tucson Birth Center.  As of right now, EDD is August 27, we'll see if the midwife changes it.

 

Interested in getting to know you all!


Another Tucson mom! Whee!

post #125 of 241

When I got on here a couple weeks back, I was a wee bit busy and didn't take time to fully introduce myself.  My name is Jennifer, and I live in Michigan.  I'm a stay at home mama, but also a college student and an API accredited leader.  I teach piano lessons but don't take too many students.  We home school, extended breastfeed, co-sleep, and gentle parent.  We also non-vax, cloth diaper, and home birth, but each has been a long journey to reach teasing out of a very mainstream family of origin.  I'm eager to welcome our fourth and final baby in August and am toying around with the idea of an u/s at near 20 weeks.  I don't really feel it's necessary but would love to know the gender of the baby.  However, I don't want to expose baby either, so we'll see.

post #126 of 241
Hello, I've been lurking here for a bit but decided to introduce myself. I took a home test on the first day of my missed period and got a BFP. According to online calculators EDD is August 28. This is a pretty big surprise for my boyfriend and I as we weren't trying and it definitely is not the most opportune time. I'm 29 and he is 24 and we are planning on moving in April to NC to start new jobs. Also, I know his parents are going to be less than thrilled with the fact that we got pregnant when we're not married. My family on the other hand will be estactic. My twin sister is pregnant with her fourth and she and her girls have been constantly requesting a niece/nephew or cousin. I am still sort of in shock about the whole thing, but accepting of it. I'm. hoping my bf warms up to the idea. I know it is tough for him with the family aspect and feeling like he is too immature. He is also very traditional and wants to be married first.
post #127 of 241

Welcome.gif everyone new! I can't believe we're coming down to the end of the month with edd's. I'm super excited for all of us! Congratulations!

post #128 of 241

Well I've finally got round to joining here. I'm from England but live in Spain this will be my third pregnancy (1 with wings 1 with legs) and may possibly be my last which is quite scary. I think I'm due12 or 14 but I keep forgetting. DS has just turned 2 and is potty trained now so thankfully I don't have to have 2 in nappies. I will use hypnobabies again for this birth and am sometimes overly enthusiastic about how amazing it is to have a hypnosis birth, I love birthing which some people find strange. I co sleep and CD and babywear... all the usual stuff really. I recently picked up a pram, bouncy chair and travel cot for dolls for my DS to help him 'play' babies. But considernig we don't use those anyway with babies I'm not sure if he'll know what to do with them! His cars have had a nice trip round the house in the pram anyway. He likes any toy with wheels so a pram isn't necessarily anything to do with babies.

post #129 of 241

Hey Mama's, I am Shannon, this is my 3rd pregnancy.  My DS is 3 1/2 and we lost our daughter at 21 weeks gestation last august.  So 2 reasons I am happy to be pregnant right now; pregnant before DD's due date (Jan 4th) AND will be due in August which is the month she passed away, this all feels like a blessing, like it was meant to be.  

 

We got our BFP on Christmas day (even though I had been feeling different for a couple days and even though I thought I had a period at the end of November....)  Kind of a crazy story to go with the crazy that is me ;)

 

Looking forward to our Journey!

post #130 of 241

Hello All! I am very happy to be joining you all. I have been sitting back and reading everyones post for the last week or so. I got my BFP on the 11th of December. However I had a miscarriage back in June that would have been in due in January. And I am too scared that I might have to write saying that I have to leave the group. But everything seems to be going good. So on to the good stuff! It seems that my due date is probably the 15th of August, but I do have my dating ultrasound on the 3rd. Now to give some background info .. I am 25 and happily married to an amazing husband. We have a beautiful 21 month baby toddler girl. And we are both very excited to have another one. We are semi-crunchy: co-sleeping, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, baby wearing, and attachment parenting. We also love to try new things: basically anything that is not too time consuming that saves us money! :) I hope to stick around and get to know you all.

post #131 of 241
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Originally Posted by mdgomes View Post

Hello All! I am very happy to be joining you all. I have been sitting back and reading everyones post for the last week or so. I got my BFP on the 11th of December. However I had a miscarriage back in June that would have been in due in January. And I am too scared that I might have to write saying that I have to leave the group. But everything seems to be going good. So on to the good stuff! It seems that my due date is probably the 15th of August, but I do have my dating ultrasound on the 3rd. Now to give some background info .. I am 25 and happily married to an amazing husband. We have a beautiful 21 month baby toddler girl. And we are both very excited to have another one. We are semi-crunchy: co-sleeping, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, baby wearing, and attachment parenting. We also love to try new things: basically anything that is not too time consuming that saves us money! :) I hope to stick around and get to know you all.

Yay, glad you're here!! joy.gif

post #132 of 241

Hi Ladies! I'm new here. Just got my BFP 2 days before x-Mas and surprised DH with the news on XMas morning. What a fun surprise. I have a 10 month old daughter and 9 fur babies, so we will have an even more crowded house with another baby! I am so excited. We tried for 2 months with this pregnancy. I have my first prenatal appointment next week and I can't wait!

post #133 of 241
Hey, everyone! I got my BFP on Christmas Day, my due date is August 30. I have three daughters, ages 10, 9, and 9.5 months, I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks a couple of months ago and really hoping this one will stick!
post #134 of 241

I'm paranoid to post here after a miscarriage in June.  I've struggled with primary and now secondary infertility for a long, long time.  We are finally pregnant with number 2 after a failed FET (frozen embryo transfer) and 2 IVF's.  My pregnancy has come as a huge cost to us financially and emotionally and I'm terrified something might go wrong.  I got my BFP on 11/29 and then had slow and not quite doubling betas after that for a week.  I held my breath until our first u/s on the 21st when we saw a beautiful heartbeat and baby was measuring right on track.  It was the best Christmas present ever.  I'm married to DH for 9 and a half years.  We both work.  DS just turned 3 and he is my first miracle IVF baby.  I adore him and can't wait to complete our family with this one (although we'll never prevent in the future and would be blessed to have a natural miracle someday) .  We're a semi-crunchy, non-circ, delayed vac, baby wearing, co-sleep for the first 2+years family.  I''m praying I get to stay with you lovely group of ladies for a smooth 9 months.

post #135 of 241

Congrats Lari! I really hope you stick around as well! Seeing the heartbeat is a really good sign, though, so I would feel better after that. I've had 3 losses (2 before the birth of my son and one in October), so I understand your anxiety. If you want, you can join us in the PAL (pregnancy after loss) thread. Sadly, there seem to be quite a few mamas who have had losses in this group. 

 

In any event, I look forward to growing big and round with you!

post #136 of 241

Hi everyone!  I am here with my 4th pregnancy after a loss in May.  I have two DDs, 6 and 1.  My EDD is August 29 so I am thinking this will be a September baby if it sticks around.  DH and I live in Atlanta in an old Victorian which we will be using again for our second homebirth.  I don't know where we fall on the crunchy spectrum, but we EBF, co-sleep, no-vax, no-circ if its a boy, and mostly eat organic or local food.  We cloth diapered up until we introduced solids at 10 months, then I switched to disposable because it was too gross for me ;-)  I am so excited to find a community here at mothering!  I am also on Babycenter but I like this site so much better. 

post #137 of 241

Hi everyone!

 

Very excited first time poster, first time pregnancy.


We got our BFP on Dec 21 -- we're due August 29. Looking forward to this journey!

post #138 of 241

hi to all!  I'm due 8/19 with our third.  I'm feeling so cautious to announce as this pregnancy is sort of a surprise.  We weren't planning to conceive and knew it was a possibility but didn't think it was likely.  ha!  Excited but also fairly terrified.  We have had two extremely tough newborn stages, so I'm scared of that again.  Used the same MW practice twice.  had a birth center birth with DD then hb with DS.  had the same lovely MW both times.  Many nice things about hb and I'm drawn to it again though likely w/ a different mw as the practice is really too far for prenatals.  But as I've gotten older I've heard more scary stories and both my sisters have had C-sections and I wonder if I'd be comforted by being in the hospital if I went with the local MW/"birth center-in-the-hospital" practice...  really not sure.  hard to envision hospital birthing but will be praying about it.

post #139 of 241

Greetings everyone!  

 

I am 30, newly married to DH (36). I got my BFP on Dec 18th.  I was preparing myself to deal with infertility, because I suspected that I might have PCOS and had a short luteal phase, so was kind of shocked to get pregnant during our second month of trying!  It still doesn't feel real.  Except, starting yesterday, I am feeling queasy with food aversions, and that does feel real!

 

EDD is 8/28 and I'll have my first midwife appointment at the end of January.  I hope to have a homebirth.  My mom had pre-eclampsia with me and I was born 3 1/2 weeks early at 4lb 10 oz so I want to find out what I can do to prevent that happening to me!  

 

I find myself getting anxious at times and worrying about things (ectopic pregnancy, toxoplasmosis, oops I ate tuna tartare last night, those glasses of wine I had before the BFP, etc) but I'm trying not to be paranoid :)  and to get lots of rest and eat as well as I can right now.  I am also trying to make time each morning to bond with the baby.

 

I look forward to getting to know you all!

post #140 of 241
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Welcome, lakeruby! Just wanted to give you my anecdote-- I have PCOS, but have not had any trouble at all getting pregnant both times. I know that it's a common issue with PCOS women, but it's not a guarantee that you'll have trouble getting pregnant! winky.gif

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