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post #181 of 241

Welcome AlumofUF, I'm due around the middle of Aug and tested + on Dec 5, barely visible test + on the 2nd, so I think you may be in the right place. 

post #182 of 241

Welcome and congrats everyone!  About the ladies talking about weight - I also have some anxiety about the weight gain but after all the things that could go wrong I finally decided weight gain the very least of my problems and I can't think of a better reason in all the world to gain.  


post #183 of 241

Hi!  My name is Kristen.  I found out on my last day of work before Christmas but was hesitant to get too into any groups prior to a good ultrasound due to two m/cs in 2011.  EDD by LMP is 8/28 and ultrasound dating puts me at 9/2.  I am really hoping to deliver in August to beat the Sept. 1 school cutoff in my area so will be joining this group to encourage August vibes.


I have a daughter Lyra who was born in November 2011.  She was born in a birth center and it was a great experience I am hoping to repeat with this one.  Looking forward to being a part of this group!

post #184 of 241

Welcome starrrface - sounds like 2011 was an incredibly busy year for your body!

post #185 of 241

Hello all.  I am pregnant with baby number three and due August 27th.  I have two wonderful boys, 3 and 5 years old but I am really hoping this baby (our final one) is a girl.  Either way, I'm excited to be here! 

post #186 of 241

Hi Everyone!


Realized I never introduced myself on this thread :)


My name is Addie, I'm 31 yrs old and have a 2 yr old DS and a malamute- we live in Europe (currently in Switzerland) but I am originally from the US/ PNW (hello washington and oregon!) . I have been married to my husband for almost 6 years. We met in NYC while in grad school together. I convinced him to move back to Europe (he's European) a few years after graduation and we never looked back.. . I mostly love it here..


I had a super easy pregnancy with DS and then a great natural fast labor and birth of DS (6 hours) at almost 42wks, he came in at 9.5 lbs... and so I am hoping for another smooth birth and pregnancy with twins I'm carrying.

post #187 of 241

Hi!  I've been lurking here for a while and I've finally decided to take the plunge and join up. 


I've basically written everything in my signature already but I suppose I can elaborate somewhat.  I found out I was pregnant December 16th.  It wasn't a huge surprise (we were, after all, TTC) but I had tested negative four days earlier and I had sort of given up for the month.  When my period didn't show up, I tested again and here I am.  (I know its difficult to wait to test, but I really think waiting 16 DPO is a good way to avoid unnecessary disappointment.  Eh, live and learn.)


I really like the idea of a mid-wife assisted birth but I'm going the OBGYN/hospital birth route.  I'm at peace with the decision.  I have an autoimmune condition that renders me "high risk."  There is a possibility (about 1-2 in 100 chance) that the baby will develop congenital heart block so I'm scheduled to see a perinatalogist a week from tomorrow.  I assume I'll be having serial ultrasounds in my second and third trimesters.  So, of course, I've been stupidly reading all the alarmist literature about ultrasounds on the 'net.  Still, I feel pretty positive about this pregnancy.  And I think my instincts are sharp as I never felt quite connected to my last pregnancy - which ended in a first trimester miscarriage.


Am I crunchy?  I don't know.  I think I have potential, though.  We eat organic when we can.  We recycle.  We try to conserve energy.  I plan to breastfeed (assuming a can) and cloth diaper.  I'm interested in babywearing.  I know a lot of women here are already mothers but this will be our first child so everything is theoretical for me.  This will also probably be our only child for a variety of reasons.  I come from a large-ish family and I'm very happy to have a small one of my own.


I look forward to posting here in the coming weeks and months!

post #188 of 241
Thread Starter 

Welcome aboard! I had to have extra ultrasounds, including a fetal echocardiogram and an in depth brain scan for my last pregnancy, so I've been there on the extra scans. Don't worry too hard about it. This is a situation where the benefits far outweigh the risks, in my opinion.

post #189 of 241


Don't worry too hard about it. This is a situation where the benefits far outweigh the risks, in my opinion.



agreed! and WELCOME!! :)

post #190 of 241
Originally Posted by ithappened View Post




agreed! and WELCOME!! :)


Originally Posted by Cecilia's Mama View Post

Welcome aboard! I had to have extra ultrasounds, including a fetal echocardiogram and an in depth brain scan for my last pregnancy, so I've been there on the extra scans. Don't worry too hard about it. This is a situation where the benefits far outweigh the risks, in my opinion.

I agree too.  I'm not a big fan of getting them without a legitimate need, but what constitutes that is so individual.  I didn't have any with my first but I'll probably have several with this one.  I look at it like caffeine - is it going to cause huge problems?  Probably not, but it's easy for me to avoid so I do when I can.  Same thing with ultrasound.  If I can avoid it, I do.  If I can't, I won't worry.  :)

post #191 of 241

I didn't introduce myself when I joined. I am P and I am married to D. We got married in 2006 (hence the screen name). Baby Boy V was born in Jan 11 after dealing with loss and infertility for almost 2 years, so we are very surprised to be expecting #2 in early August. Two under two is a road we never, ever expected, but we look forward to the journey. I work in children's ministry which is a very family-friendly job and DH also has a flexible job, so we both work FT but do not have any paid childcare. It is a delightful, but intense balancing act and we do have family help for about 10 hours a week, which is great. I don't know what will happen with 2u2, but only time will tell!


DS was a hospital birth with a doula for financial reasons, but this PG we are ponying up for a CPM and planning a birth at a lovely free-standing center. We did Bradley classes before DS and may do a refresher before this one. Any opinions on that? I had a traumatic birth experience with DS, so I am hoping to get that processed before #2 comes. I am in a great support group for it and my MW is very encouraging.


I can't believe that I am almost in the 2nd tri already! I am glad to be here.

post #192 of 241
Hi everyone!

I'm LeAnn, navy wife and mama-to-be! This is our first LO, guess date is August 19th and we are super excited! I love yoga, I have my 200hr teaching cert. Love to run, although the exhaustion that comes w the first trimester has put a damper on most of that for now. I do a lot of reading and SO and I do a lot of cooking together. Oh and I'm a birth Doula, the most amazing work in the world! joy.gif

We recently moved to MD (after years in Minneapolis cold.gif), just two months before we found out we were pregnant. My parents will be living 3hrs from us, which I am very happy about. We may end up moving again in July, when my SO is finished w his schooling. Yikes! Navy life is like a choose your adventure book, you never know what the next page holds.

August is a special month for us. My SO and I share a birthday on the 27th and now we get to share it w this LO, too!
post #193 of 241
Thread Starter 

Welcome, LeAnn! I have definitely considered becoming a birth doula after I'm done having kids and they're a little bit older (so I feel okay being out at all hours of the night if need be orngbiggrin.gif). How cool that you have a great, baby-centered profession!

post #194 of 241

I'm Alicia. I am married and have 2 fabulous boys, ages 8 and 2.  My EDD is Aug. 13th. This one was a miracle. I was diagnosed with the beginning stages of cervical cancer in sept. 2010. They did a surgery and removed all they could find. The dr. told me the liklihood of me having another child was less than 1%. My husband and I tried anyways and finally a positive test in November 2011. I didn't believe it at first but then I started crying. Finally...yay!!! Hoping this one is a little girl.

post #195 of 241

Congratulations and welcome to the DDC!


post #196 of 241

Hi Everyone,


I am glad I finally found the August 2012 Group, it took me a while :)


My name is Jasmin, I am 29, I am a Doula and live in Northern California. This will be my second baby, a home birth delivery surprise, due August 24th.

My daughter Maya is 3 years old. Maya was born naturally at the Hospital, this time I am going for the Home Birth, yay :)


Congrats everyone!!!!

post #197 of 241

ah so lucky! I would love a homebirth!

post #198 of 241

Hi everyone, my due date is August 2, 2012.


I am married with a 4 year old girl, and love every minute of it. My husband and I found out we were pregnant about a week to a week and a half after I was supposed to get my official visit.


I had a c-section with my daughter and am a bit scared of having to go through the same ordeal I went through with my daughter.


I was set on natural birth with my daughter and ended up in c-section after pushing before fully dialated, which caused a lot of pain afterwards, PPSD, and PPD that I never got the chance to recover from until now.


Well, other than that. I feel like a house at 14 weeks, and I started feeling the baby move a few weeks ago. I even felt the little one a few minutes ago. No kicks or jabs, just a solid, hard feeling close to the skin.

post #199 of 241

Hello.  I've been reading and enjoying posts from this group for months.  After losing a baby last March in my 11th week I didn't want to jump in until I made it past the first trimester.  Yesterday was my first appointment with a midwife and I couldn't believe that at 13 weeks she couldn't find a heartbeat and we were reliving the experience of last year.  We were immediately sent for an ultrasound.  Unlike last time, within seconds of the technician moving the wand over my belly we were assured that there was a healthy, active, growing baby in there.  


So here I am, expecting my 5th child. My children range in age from 16-4.  I currently homeschool all of them except the 16 year-old.  In September of last year we moved to our family's favorite place in the world so that my husband could be employed at his dream job as a Public Health Nurse for a local tribe.  I am planning a homebirth and am taking measures to also prepare for an unassisted birth if complications should arise with my midwife.  My last child was a planned homebirth that ended up a hospital birth when the midwife informed me she could no longer care for me since I was 14 days past my due date.  Let's just say I am more than determined to have a homebirth this time.


I am looking very forward to sharing in this community of women.

post #200 of 241

Arcanefamily - Welcome! I'm so glad you were able to find a heartbeat on the doppler! I personally know how stressful that situation can be. My most recent loss was in October, so I understand waiting until the first trimester is over to feel confident. In any event, we have a pregnancy after loss thread that you can feel free to join. It can be really helpful to talk with other mamas who have suffered through losses. 


I wish you a happy and healthy 9 months!

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