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post #21 of 50

I am so so so hoping for a Solstice baby, but given that it's my due date...I never have given birth on or before my due date.

post #22 of 50

Loving the quick meeting and love stories:) My dh and I were expecting six weeks after we meet, we married five months later. I'm sure everyone was horrified but we've been married for 12 years:) I knew he was the one the moment we had a real conversation. So there's us, I'm 39 and he's 35. We have four beasties: ds 12, dd 9, dd, 7 and dd 2. We're kind of hoping Skippy's a boy. We have one lovely black cat Strike who is not nice but we all love him anyway. We also have a red crested Gecko named Pepper. 

 

We are homeschoolers with unschooling leanings:P I don't call us unschoolers because I don't really fit all the criteria I guess and have been called out on it LOL. 

post #23 of 50

I'm loving this thread.

 

I'm 28 and DH is 29. We'll have been married for two years this summer, and were a couple for seven before getting married. Hard to believe we're closing in on 10 years together -- it has seriously flown by.

 

So far, it's just the two us, our four year old dog, and our baby due in December. Baby was a surprise after we tried for a year and then were told I'd need surgery in order to get pregnant -- we got the positive test exactly one week before I was scheduled to go in for the procedure. I'm hopeful that this means there's hope that we can have the big family we've always dreamed about.

post #24 of 50
Thread Starter 
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So happy I started this thread smile.gif such fun getting to know you all!!
post #25 of 50
Thread Starter 

Thought I might just bump this in case any people who haven't introduced would like to  :)

post #26 of 50
Thanks for bumping this up, Travelmumma. I hadn't seen it before. It's so fun to read about all of your families.

My family is me (34), DH (35), DS (5), and two dogs. DH and I met 12 years ago. I was doing a door-to-door survey and he answered the door. We celebrate our 10th anniversary next year. DH is in the military. We moved to the UK a few months ago. We have wanted to have another child for years but kept putting it off due to my career and DH being away so much. The timing finally worked out when DH came home from his last deployment and we moved, but I don't think either of us thought we'd conceive so quickly (2nd cycle). 2012 is a year of big changes for our family...and all our families!
post #27 of 50

oh this is a cool thread...i hadn't seen it either. my family is me 25, dh 27 and dd 2. dh and i met in 2008, and got married 9 months later, and i was pregnant with dd 3 months after that. one of those super quick "meant to be" romances that i always swore up and down i'd never rush into... but we're coming up on our three year anniversary and it gets better every year. dh is in the navy. we live in southern maryland right now but are moving to san diego in september. i will likely be birthing without dh, because he is being sent for training in november and december :(. this pregnancy was planned, sortof. we were trying since last september, but i miscarried in january and we decided to just leave it up to fate and not try but not prevent. and two months later i was pregnant again. we want piles of kids, and plan to have several biological and then also adopt.

post #28 of 50

Hi, just discovered this lovely thread as well.  I LOVE reading all of your stories.

We are me (oh crap am I 35 or 36?, ok I'm 35, will be 36 when baby comes), DH (30), DD1 from my first relationship (14), DD2-our honeymoon baby (14mos), and bub on the way.  We don't have any pets although we had promised DD1 a puppy this summer, yikes!  We live in Seattle.

DH and I met when we worked together in a microbiology lab a little over 6 years ago.  I was in a fizzling relationship, so my DH seized the opportunity to steal me away (so he says love.gif).  

 

With DD2 I was pregnant on a trip to Hawaii, and it was wonderful!  No better place to be pregnant IMO!

post #29 of 50

What a great thread! I hope you can all keep up with my response, lol..

 

So there's me (41) - I said if I wasn't pregnant by my 41st b-day I wasn't doing this, got a + test the week before lol... DH (43 in 2 weeks). We have been together 11 years - conceived DS2 (11) 6 weeks after we started dating, didn't ever plan to get married but changed our minds in 2007, when I graduated with my masters, we moved into a new house, and got married all within 6 weeks.... We each have a son from our first marriages (DS1, DSS1), and our youngest DS3 is 6. Then there's my husband's other partner (32), and her 4 kids (10, 9, 6, 4), and my other partner and his 4 kids (12, 10, 6, 2). My partner is the father of this baby - yes that was planned, completely :) We live on a big piece of land where we are planning an intentional community - so far there is another couple (E&S, not actually sure their ages) and his 2 girls (9 & 4), another friend who is 37 and her son (6). then there are the 2 dogs, 3 cats, 20+ chickens, 4 ducks, 2 parakeets, IDK how many fish, a recently deceased box turtle, and whatever the kids have stored in jars for the day (catch & release only each night!).

 

Feel free to ask questions, that's a lot to get straight ;)

post #30 of 50

My family: me and dh, both 37, married 13 years in July, together 17 years. We met as undergrads. Then there is dd who will be 8 on the 23rd of this month and ds who will be 4 on the 26th of this month. I live in Seattle and working on my PhD.  Baby #3 was very much not planned, but we are wrapping our heads around the idea of a third. Stressful most days, but slowly getting excited. Can't wait to see the baby on u/s and hear the heartbeat.

 

JJ

post #31 of 50

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Edited by nosreves - 7/13/12 at 4:05am
post #32 of 50
Thread Starter 

Mummas I think we need to start a few spotlight threads!!!

I am LOVING meeting you all! There are SOOOO many questions that I want to ask hahaha! I love how international/diverse/different/exciting we all sound!!

post #33 of 50

It is neat to learn about people here! orngbiggrin.gif

 

I'm 37 and have been married for nearly 17 years...met DH when I was 15 and basically I think I knew from the second date that he was the one I was going to marry.  It was just too easy, so glad to have someone who is like my best friend who I can share everything with.  Though I got married young (I was fairly religious back then as well but I waited to get married until I had my college degree) I did not have kids until about 6 1/2 years later...basically wanted to make sure we had a house, stable job, etc.  We have four kiddos now, oldest is 10 1/2 and youngest is 3!  My oldest is a solstice baby (just throwing it out there because someone earlier mentioned it).

 

There's some funny things about my kids...I've always said I loved having a December birthday, and wanted to have some babies in December.  Well, it so happens that 2 out of my 4 are in December!  We have had kind of a funny joke about that as well...because the last one was born right between my birthday and DD's so December is well, packed (except the end of December, the irony!).  I use NFP and up until now all of our kiddos were planned.  Well, this unplanned kiddo also seems to be due in December.  The irony!  Conceived 3/4 of them on the first try.  This one, well, there was one *doh* incident (don't know if that counts as a first try or what?).  It was funny, during that incident I remember thinking "it shouldn't feel *this* good".  I should have had that *aha* my system is messed up and I'm ovulating realization, but I didn't!  I had a lot of stress that made for a really bizarre cycle.  Which is very not typical for me.  I'm usually as regular as they get.

 

DH is convinced that if I was quiverful we'd have like 12 already heh.  My fertility returns super early, even though I exclusively breastfeed for around 8-9 months and then continue to nurse for years.  It just seems to be how my body works!

post #34 of 50

DH, mysself, then we have 7 girls 14-1, and one son 5. No twins. 1 dog, right now 5 chickens and 2 turkeys. Next week we will have 9 chickens

post #35 of 50

Dh (31) Me (24) the Kraken (2) 2 kitties and my Father all live in my house. It is an interesting set up, but we make it work :)

post #36 of 50

Hi there! My family: Me (31), DH (40 next week!), DD1 (8), DD2 (4.5), DS (18 mo.), UbUn (UnBorn/UNknown, our nickname for future baby, lol), a poodle mix, and a calico. Me and DH  (married 10 years in Sept.!) didn't think we'd ever have kids, let alone 4! I have PCOS and was told it would be difficult to concieve, so after we got married and spent the first couple months in birth control hell we decided to stop preventing any potential pregnancy. 6 months later I discovered natural healing through TCM and lifestyle. We changed our diets, and a couple months later (huge surprise!!!) we found out we were going to be parents. After 2 years of "trying" and drastically changing my diet again we concieved DD2. DS was a total surprise. I tell people that #4 is a surprise, but we weren't preventing. We were still slightly shocked though, because it took 2-3 years after birth to become pregnant with DD2 and DS3. If we didn't get pregnant again by my "safe" time (meaning my DH would more like to be home for the birth) or before my DH turned 40 he was going to get a vasectomy. I didn't think it would happen, but we got pregnant just in time! The timing is almost too perfect; though, we are still waiting to see if he'll be here for the birth and the first few weeks afterwards.

post #37 of 50

Me, 37, SAHM  for the last two years but was an occupational therapist/hand therapist prior (and wondering when/if I'll go back now!), DH (40), DD (10), DS (22 months), fat cat. DD would LOVE another pet, but I can't deal with more. DH and I met 16 years ago while working at a coffeeshop, we were both in relationships at the time, but about a year later, those relationships had dissolved, and we got together. Married 12 years. This new babe has jostled some of our plans, but we're carrying on. Leaving on an epic cross-country road trip to stay

post #38 of 50

Me, 37, SAHM  for the last two years but was an occupational therapist/hand therapist prior (and wondering when/if I'll go back now!), DH (40), DD (10), DS (22 months), fat cat. DD would LOVE another pet, but I can't deal with more. DH and I met 16 years ago while working at a coffeeshop, we were both in relationships at the time, but about a year later, those relationships had dissolved, and we got together. Married 12 years. This new babe has jostled some of our plans, but we're carrying on. Leaving in two weeks for an epic cross-country family road trip to stay in Florida for a month, might be an awesome adventure, might be completely crazy.

post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by lovemyzoo View Post

DH, mysself, then we have 7 girls 14-1, and one son 5. No twins. 1 dog, right now 5 chickens and 2 turkeys. Next week we will have 9 chickens

jaw2.gif WOW!! Soon to be 9 chickens AND 9 children! You are A-MAZ-ING! bow.gif

post #40 of 50
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Originally Posted by Eandko View Post

I'm 31 (32 this month) DH is 41. We have been together 4.5 years. Got legally married while pregnant with J (2.5 yrs). The pregnancy was planned. I didn't think the order of things mattered until I was pregnant and hormonal and just wanted the paperwork to make it official. It literally was just signing paperwork though. No celebration of any kind until last September when we had a very small and very lovely wedding. My profile pic is me nursing J (then 20 months) on our wedding day. :)

 

No pets. We keep talking about getting a dog, but I think if we do we'll wait til we have no more babies or toddlers. Bellybean will most likely be our last human family member.

I have a picture of me nursing my (then) 17 month old in my wedding dress on my wedding day.  It's my favorite! 

 

Okay, I'm in love with this thread. I love reading about all of you amazing women! 

 

So there's me (25), DH (30), DD1 (5), DD2 (2.5), and our inbred cat, Howard Wolowitz :) DH and hooked up once about 6 years ago, (yep- that was me at 19!!) then two weeks after that, decided to start dating, only to find out a week later that we were three weeks pregnant! I moved in with him a month later. We bought a house a year later, got married, then got pregnant again a few months after that.  I've been going to school on and off since then and he's been going full time since then. We moved away from all of our family about two years ago so he could go to grad school for his PhD. I'm going to need your support ladies this fall, as he will be working full time, schooling full time, and also working at the school as a GTA!! I carry my babies late so I'm hoping this LO will hold off until he's done with the semester. 

DH had a bout of unemployment this spring and we actually bought an RV, sold a ton of our stuff, and had our house for sale. We were going to live in that for a while, and hopefully end up traveling.  I had spent all of March re-doing and renovating this RV only to find out in April that we were pregnant! Apparently, that's what happens when my love is home a lot- we get bored and make babies :) So, we found out about this baby on a Thursday, then the very next day he got a really great job offer. That was our sign that we were staying put where we are! (I totally can't have a homebirth in an RV, kwim?) Now, I have a giant RV in my driveway that I'm hoping will be gone by December :)

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