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post #121 of 139

Hello everyone!

My name is Naomi. I have a vibrant, wonderful two year old boy and expecting our second 12/21/12! We have not found out the gender yet, but are very excited to know!
I am a SAHM during the day, and work a few nights per week as a waitress to help pay for our homebirth. Not ideal, but we need the money, and it still enables me to home all day with my son. My son was born at a birth center with a midwife, but this time we are having a homebirth! Couldn't be more excited to birth this baby! I am new to this mothering thread, and very excited to follow along and see updates from all of you lovely ladies!
 

post #122 of 139

Hi!

I have never joined a DDC, thought I'd check it out this time around!

I am expecting our 7th!   Due 12/29 - think it's a girl, same date as our first - 19 years later!!!

Never thought I'd be turning 40 and pregnant, or have 7 kids, 19 years apart!

We had first 3 as hospital births - Girl 18, Boy14, Girl 11, and 2 home births - Boy 7, Twin (identical?) girls 5.

 

Hospital births went "fine", but I was tired of them asking me to do drugs every 5 minutes, all the monitoring, jaundice, etc....The more I learned, the more things seemed they could be better for me. Never even knew that people did homebirths (except if they didn't make it to the hospital) until my friend told me about hers (pre-internet! lol.... ). Went wonderfully with the first and was so impressed about how much better care I got from the MW even during some small issues...that the hospital had not dealt with nearly as well. So thankful we were already planning a HB when we found out I was not only looking big, but measuring big at 20 weeks... Went for an ultrasound to find 2 cute little girls. They were in their own sacs, so we went ahead with the plans for a home birth, as long as we made it to 37 weeks. With the MW great care and advice, we delivered them at 39 weeks 2 days -  50 mins apart -  weighing 7lbs 14 oz, and 7lbs 9 oz!   I was so thankful to not deliver early and have to go to hospital, as everything I heard was I would have had to labor in an operating room and they likely would have done a C/S as the second baby was breech. I was confident in God's provision for us and that my body could handle a breech birth fine - after all my brother was breech and mom did just fine delivering him!)  Besides I still just cringe at the thought of having an IV!   Seriously, if I ever have to have an IV, they'll have to knock me out first!

 

We are planning another home birth, 1st appt with midwives on Monday - so excited to hear heart beat and get their read on my HUGE belly. I look at least 20-25 weeks, not barely 15 - wondering if it's twins again - but at 5'2" and a small frame, there's no where for baby to hide - could it be twins again????

post #123 of 139
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Hi!

I have never joined a DDC, thought I'd check it out this time around!

I am expecting our 7th!   Due 12/29 - think it's a girl, same date as our first - 19 years later!!!

Never thought I'd be turning 40 and pregnant, or have 7 kids, 19 years apart!

We had first 3 as hospital births - Girl 18, Boy14, Girl 11, and 2 home births - Boy 7, Twin (identical?) girls 5.

 

Hospital births went "fine", but I was tired of them asking me to do drugs every 5 minutes, all the monitoring, jaundice, etc....The more I learned, the more things seemed they could be better for me. Never even knew that people did homebirths (except if they didn't make it to the hospital) until my friend told me about hers (pre-internet! lol.... ). Went wonderfully with the first and was so impressed about how much better care I got from the MW even during some small issues...that the hospital had not dealt with nearly as well. So thankful we were already planning a HB when we found out I was not only looking big, but measuring big at 20 weeks... Went for an ultrasound to find 2 cute little girls. They were in their own sacs, so we went ahead with the plans for a home birth, as long as we made it to 37 weeks. With the MW great care and advice, we delivered them at 39 weeks 2 days -  50 mins apart -  weighing 7lbs 14 oz, and 7lbs 9 oz!   I was so thankful to not deliver early and have to go to hospital, as everything I heard was I would have had to labor in an operating room and they likely would have done a C/S as the second baby was breech. I was confident in God's provision for us and that my body could handle a breech birth fine - after all my brother was breech and mom did just fine delivering him!)  Besides I still just cringe at the thought of having an IV!   Seriously, if I ever have to have an IV, they'll have to knock me out first!

 

We are planning another home birth, 1st appt with midwives on Monday - so excited to hear heart beat and get their read on my HUGE belly. I look at least 20-25 weeks, not barely 15 - wondering if it's twins again - but at 5'2" and a small frame, there's no where for baby to hide - could it be twins again????

Welcome PinkLady! Wow, baby #7. You are amazing. I loved reading about your family. Can't wait to hear if you have 1 or 2 in there!

post #124 of 139

HI all!

I'm expecting #4 in December.  I've been in several DDCs for past babes, but couldn't for the life of me find the new groups (silly phone didn't see them, needed my computer).

 

We have three boys who are 5.5, almost 4 and 1.5 (the .5s will have birthdays in November).  My last two babies have been born at home (first was in a birth center).  I'm a SAHM and I teach childbirth classes as well.

 

Looking forward to meeting you all!

post #125 of 139

Hi everyone,

 

Our lil boy is due December 7th - 2 days before my first baby boy's second birthday. :)

 

We are planning on a homebirth, which I hope goes closer to plan since planned birthing center birth for DS1 ended up at the hospital, but as long as the baby is healthy, we honestly don't care how he gets here!

 

Can't wait to join in the conversations!

post #126 of 139

Had my appt yesterday,  midwives are confident there is only 1. They didn't think I looked that big (ummm.... whatever...), fundal measurement was on track, they felt my belly, and didn't hear any extra sounds. Just lots of swimming space for the little one I guess!

post #127 of 139

Hello! Sorry for the delay I didn't see this thread last I posted.

 

I'm Kasie, 31. Currently SAHM to DS who is 4.5. I am pregnant with my 2nd and 3rd, twins, completely unexpected. I have no twins in my family and never ever expected to be the one to change that.

 

This pregnancy has been tough. I didn't know I was pregnant for over a month because I bled heavily at the time AF was due in April. I found out I was pregnant around 7 or 8 weeks in to pregnancy. I figured out I was pregnant cause I was unnaturally exhausted and hungry. I took a couple tests that both immediately came up positive but as far as I knew at that point, I hadn't missed AF yet so I thought I was only 3 weeks pregnant. Then the next week I was stuck in bed or in the bathroom vomiting my brains out. Lost my job (blessing in disguise!) cause I was so sick. I hired a midwife for a home birth but when my uterus was measuring 20 weeks so soon, we decided a dating ultrasound would be best (previously we had decided we were going to go ultrasound-free). Some friends started joking about twins and I kept telling them to shush. I did not want two babies, one is hard enough! Over the course of a week I guess it started to sink in that it really might be twins cause we (fiance and I) started saying "the babies." I also started referring to them as "he" and "she." I honestly couldn't figure out why I was doing that cause I didn't really think there were two babies in there. But ultrasound revealed immediately (within the first few seconds) that there were in fact two babies in there. Our ultrasound video is hilarious. You can hear me saying OMG over and over again, in shock. Lots of laughing, each DF and me blaming the other and making jokes. US tech thinks there is a boy and a girl in there. No idea when we will find out for sure.

 

Right now I am still in the care of my midwife. We have chosen to also see an OBGYN. I really didn't want to even enter a hospital this time around but I have my own concerns about the babies' health and my own. I'm waiting for my midwife to send me her recommendations on which OBs I should check out. We're looking for someone who isn't very hands on, in-your-face about your decisions and hospital policies, and will deliver breech babies if they are in the right breech positions. If the babies are in the right positions, no complications arise and we make it past 37 weeks gestation, there is a chance we will still get our home birth.

 

If you got through this, thanks for reading. I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you!

 

Kasie

post #128 of 139

pos.gif Hello! My name is Michelle and my husband's name is Jeremy. Let me start by saying that we never thought we wanted a child. I've been on birth control since I was 13 and have always been very responsible about it. My Mom had my sister when she was 16, my aunt had my cousin at 15 and yeah, it runs in the family. I have some pretty serious OCD so planning has always been my goal. My husband and I decided we didn't want children now and would re-visit the idea when I was 30. I was using the Nuva ring. I had been sick for about 2 weeks with some serious fatigue and a lot of vomiting. I tested myself about 2 days after my first missed period and it was negative. this was around the end of March. By the end of April I was sick as a dog and vomiting non-stop. One night on May 1st, I asked my husband to pick up a pack of pregnancy tests just in case, thinking I would just rule it out again. He did, as soon as he got home I took it and two bright pink lines showed up immediately. We figured out I was about 6 weeks pregnant, my estimated due date is December 25th, 2012. We found out on July 12th that she is a girl and we're naming her Noelle Francesca. I am just starting to feel her little flutters and I cannot wait to meet her. We did a lot of research and are planning at home water birth with our midwife as long as I stay low risk. I have a very, very high pain tolerance and a severe phobia of doctors, needles and laboring on my back lol. 

 

To top everything off. My husband was very recently offered a job in Nashville Tennessee. We're relocating there from Los Angeles, Ca as I speak. So much change. I was scared but now I feel courageous and ready! This is my first Due Date Club (and only, really). 

 

a little about me: I'm an aquarius sun, leo moon (if you're into astrology). I'm a little OCD, type A. I try not to be bossy- I'm actually quite diplomatic. I have lots of tattoos and opinions. But I love to hear others' as well. I'm creative and I love to be crafty! I have 2 fur babies already (a pug dog and a russian blue kitty). I'm not really a kid person but I'm already a huge fan of the one in my belly. I hope having her will help me lighten up a bit... I hope I'll be a great Mom- it's really important to me. 

 

I hope to talk to all of you! Thank you so much for letting me introduce myself. lips.gif

post #129 of 139

I'm finally de-lurking and dipping my toes in. I'm 19w now, and we had our anatomy scan u/s last week and all is well..and we're having our first girl! EDD is 12/15. DH and I have two sons, one 7yo and another 4yo. I found out I had a missed m/c at the beginning of January, after TTC for 18 months...and we were shocked that we got a bfp on our 2nd cycle of trying post-m/c. (2 years TTC all together is enough for me!) Our first son was born at a birth center, 2nd was born at home, and barring complications, this birth will be here at home, too. When I had my first two, I was eating tons of gluten, dairy, and all kinds of other stuff I've since found out I'm intolerant to...and gained 60lbs, then 50lbs, respectively, with their pregnancies. So far, I'm still a bit under my pre-pgcy weight, but have gained almost 5 lbs in 5 weeks, so at least I'm back on track. I sure don't want gains like that again, though...so far, it looks like my body is doing great with food it can handle. Even though I'm 8 years older than I was during my first pregnancy (I'm 34 now), I feel so much better than I did with the boys, and am in much better shape. (of course, I'm exhausted after a very long day and too long outside in 100+ degree heat, so now my ligaments are screaming at me, but in general, I'm feeling great.)

 

Now that I'm finally (mostly) comfortable with the "safety" of this pregnancy, I'm finally mentally able to participate...I look forward to hanging out with you all!

post #130 of 139

Hi Rae! I'm glad you decided to de-lurk! orngbiggrin.gif
Welcome and congrats on your GIRL!

post #131 of 139

Hi Everyone,

 

My name is Cyn. My husband and I are expecting our first baby, we are Dec 13. We have two other children we are raising (well, they are 16 + 18) so this will quite a change to our household. We also have quite a few cats, and I'm interested to see how they react to the baby.

 

I hope everyone is having a great pregnancy and great day!

post #132 of 139

Just thought I'd officially delurk and introduce myself. We found out we were expecting #3 at nearly 14 weeks (late, I know!) after an iud failure. Our edd is dec. 25th and we're team green!

 

I've been lurking around since finding out but thought I'd join in (just took awhile for this to feel "real", you know?). We have a 10yo ds and 5yo dd who are so very excited to welcome a new sibling. Looking forward to getting to know you all!

 

Jessica

post #133 of 139

Hi everyone,

I'm 32 (for another month) and pregnant with our 3rd (#2 was lost last July to severe anancephaly).  My EDD is 12/28, but that is questionable.  In any case, this basically means that over the past year and a half, I've been pregnant for 50% of the time, and I still have at least four months to go.

 

My son is 4.5, will be 5 in late Jan and I couldn't be happier with this spacing.  He was a pretty fussy baby with what turned out to be many food allergies, and he continued to be a spirited and challenging toddler.  These days he's still a challenge, but I finally feel like I have a handle on what makes him tick, and how to cope.  I have some fears about a repeat experience with this next baby, but I'm trying to remain positive.  You may hear me, at weak times, post to our DDC about this topic, so bear with me.  :-)

 

Oh, and about the EDD.  My LMP was 3/23, but I'm pretty sure we didn't concieve 14-ish days from then because we were trying to avoid.  It's more likely that we DTD later, and my numerous (to rule out another anancephalic baby) ultrasounds have put my EDD around 1/3/13, but I just have a feeling we'll meet this new person on the full moon in December. 

post #134 of 139

Welcome all of you new lovely mamas! So glad to have you be part of our due date club!! joy.gif

post #135 of 139

Hiya ladies - I think I'm arriving a little late on the scene... Hope no one minds a dawdler :)

 

Name: Ellen

EDD: (estimated due date) Originally Dec 31, first ultrasound at 21 weeks says Jan 4...straddling 2 DDCs hope that's okay...

#Pregnancy/baby: 1/1

Your age/age at the birth: 29/29 (cutting in close as I'm a January baby myself...)

Family: My DP of almost 8 years, our packed with personality pooch

How long did it take to get your BFP: (big fat positive, were you trying/how long?) One day...He was on the east coast for the winter, I was on the west coast... Pretty sure we "got lucky" on the first day I was home....

Birth plans: Hospital. Would prefer a midwife, but likely an Ob/gyn. We're moving across the country in a week and a half, so this, like most things, are up in the air right now...

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: To get settled back in the west, to relax and try to take it all as it comes. Letting go of my deep desire to control outcomes...heh heh...

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): healthy! Maybe we both kind of wanted a little lady, but now, everywhere I look, I meet the sweetest boys, and we're absolutely thrilled with the chance to share our lives with whatever little creature is in the stars for us.

Anything else!: It's good to be here! I've been a bit of an MDC lurker for a few years & now it's nice to be here with a purpose! Thanks, ladies!

post #136 of 139

Hey. Hey. Super late joining here. Preggo with #3. Horrible miscarriage around 13 weeks last year and decided we were happy and content with the two we have. SURPRISE! :D So...... here we are.

 

Honestly? Took a little hiatus from Mothering. I'm back to try it out again. Looking forward to par oozing the group threads/posts and see whats going on.

post #137 of 139

Welcome welcome!  Glad to have you!  love.gif

post #138 of 139

This is my first DDC.  I realize I am REALLLLY late, but I'd like to join anyway as I'm really starting to have a rough time and could use the support.  Some quick stats:

 

DD- 4 yrs, 10/08, Lana, medicated hospital birth at 37 weeks (water broke on its own), 26 hrs, 7 lbs 13 oz, no health issues, breastfed for 6 mos, no blw

DS- almost 2 years, 2/11, Silas, hospital birth with epi @ 9 cm at 37 weeks (was 5cm at my appt), 26 hrs, 8 lbs 1 oz, no health issues, weaned @ 18 mos, exclusive blw

DS- due 12/28, Abel, planning an unassisted home birth (2 doulas), UP'ing since 22 weeks (anatomy scan looked fabulous), experiencing some pre term labor but no baby yet.  will UC @ 36 wks+

 

I am baby wearing, cloth diapering (I make them as well), organic, crunchy... the whole 9.  I start midwifery school with AAMI in the spring and am an advocate for marriage equality, intactivism, and natural birth.  I voted for Obama, twice lol.  I like to drink, sew, crochet, and have a bit of a potty mouth.  I am not religious but I do consider myself a humanist.  I have been a sahm since I was 10 weeks pregnant with my first although I have pretty much constantly worked from home in one way or another.  We plan at least one more kid, about 2 years apart from this one in utero, like the other kids are from each other.  I have Borderline Personality Disorder, although I've remained largely umedicated outside of Zoloft and Buspar which I weaned from after getting pregnant this year.  

 

My only issues this pregnancy have been major anxiety and depression.  I have chosen not to treat with any medication and am hanging on.  Oh, I have a husband lol.  We just celebrated our 2 year anniversary (hes the father of all of my kiddos) and will celebrate 5 yrs together this Christmas.  We live on the southern coast of NC.  I think thats it? :D

post #139 of 139

Welcom, altmama! The more people, the more babies we get to see!

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