I've been posting in the September DDC, and lurking over here, but I'm deciding to more officially stick my foot in the water over here! I am cautiously expecting our fourth, in late September or early October. My oldest daughter just turned 8, son just turned 5 and youngest daughter is just shy of 18 months. She was my sweet September 2010 baby. We were not planning this pregnancy, had been done at three, so this is a big surprise!!
The circumstances have been quite surprising... We had an, ahem, incident on New Years Day, that led to possible conception. But my period came and went, and I tested negative. A few days later, I got a faint positive. HCG check put me at only 25, despite being 4 days after missing my period, and since I have 31 day cycles on average, I was 7 days past their expected day, based on a 28 day cycle. They told me I was likely miscarrying, but a repeat HCG check went up to 67. And then 858, and then 7,535! Clearly, I was really pregnant. On February 8th we did an early ultrasound that dated me at six weeks exactly, and saw a heart beat at 135bpm. In order for me to be six weeks, that meant I probably ovulated close to a full WEEK after we DTD. Either that, or there was a very long implantation phase. So, by LMP they have me due on 9/23 but by u/s at 10/3!
I'm 7 weeks 3 days now, and feeling pretty good. Nausea is picking up when I go a while without eating and I am SOOO tired! Belly is popping out, it's getting hard to hide it by the end of the day! We'll probably tell our kids this weekend, our parents know now, and it's getting harder to "hide" our conversations. I'm not sure, here on my seventh pregnancy (I've had three losses), how long it's possible to hide a pregnancy!
I'm looking forward to getting to know you all more! I'm feeling further and further "behind" the September ladies, as they are hitting 11+ weeks, and I'm remembering from DD1's pregnancy (she was due 1/31 and came 2/10) the hazards of being the "last" in the DDC!