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Introductions

post #1 of 123
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone! Welcome to the January 2013 due date club!

 

Please introduce yourself. wave.gif

 


Name:

EDD: (estimated due date)

#Pregnancy/baby:

Your age/age at the birth:

Family:

How long did it take to get your BFP: (big fat positive, were you trying/how long?)

Birth plans:

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy:

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc):

Anything else!:

post #2 of 123

Hi!  I'm due with my 2nd DC 1/10.  So excited to be here!  Can't wait to get to know everyone over the next few months!  

post #3 of 123
Thread Starter 

Hey countrygirl! I just added some ideas for what we could share about ourselves (if everyone feels inclined to share). Or do we want a thread dedicated to these details? Hmm...

 

Name: Jill

EDD: 1/17

#Pregnancy/baby: 2/1

Your age/age at the birth: 29/30

Family: DH, DSD, and cat

How long did it take to get your BFP: 2 months TTC

Birth plans: At the birth center, hopefully in the tub

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: To make it to the end and hold that baby!

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): team green, I think baby will come early.

Anything else!: I often change my mind!

post #4 of 123

Yay, glad to see the group started!  I'm very, very tentatively joining, very nervous after two losses in a row.

 

EDD: mid-January

#Pregnancy/baby: 7/5

Your age/age at the birth: 36/37

Family: DH, DS1, DD1, DD2, DS2, bunch of cats and some chickens

Birth plans: home, maybe unassisted again

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: Just to make it through this time.

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): none, team green


Edited by broodymama - 5/22/12 at 10:40am
post #5 of 123

Great idea!

 

 

Name: Vanessa

EDD: January 10th

#Pregnancy/baby: 3/2

Your age/age at the birth: 30/30

Family: DH, DD1, and three silly dogs

How long did it take to get your BFP:  Had a chemical pregnancy last month likely due to breastfeeding DD1.  Now supplementing with B6.  DH and I are very fertile..we've had a BFP each month we've TTC.

Birth plans: Freestanding birth center (had a fabulous birth experience there last time!)

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: I just want a healthy baby.

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): No clue...we'll find out in January!

post #6 of 123

Name: Amber

EDD:  January 12, but I always go late.

#Pregnancy/baby: 8th pregnancy, 5th baby

Your age/age at the birth: 31/32

Family: My awesome dh of 10.5 years, ds 15, ds 9, dd 7, ds 4.

How long did it take to get your BFP: My most recent loss was in Jan and we've been preventing since then, this was a heat of the moment, "are we both ready??? Sure, I guess!!" thing. Not the most romantic...but hey! :)

Birth plans: At home like my last 3 have been. I'd love to deliver in the water this time.

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: To have a live, healthy, full term baby in my arms!

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): No clue, haven't even let myself go there yet.

Anything else!:

post #7 of 123

Hi everyone! I'm really excited to be here joy.gif

 

 

Name: Christine

EDD: mid-January

#Pregnancy/baby:pregnancy 3, baby #2

Your age/age at the birth: 23/24

Family: DH of almost 3 years, 1 year old DS, and 2 kitties

How long did it take to get your BFP: 3 months, we had just decided to hold off for a few months so I'm kind of surprised to find myself here. :)

Birth plans: VBAC!!!!

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: I'd like to keep my weight gain down and avoid another c-section.

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): No clue, but can't wait to find out!


Edited by mamapigeon - 5/11/12 at 10:37am
post #8 of 123

Hey, great to see the group up!

 

 

Name: Beccy

EDD: January 11th

#Pregnancy/baby: 7/3

Your age/age at the birth: 31/32

Family: DP (40), DD1 (6), DD2 (2 next month), and i guess XP, DD1's biodad.  We're not together but he's here all the time, we're definitely family.

How long did it take to get your BFP: One month, normal for me, i always catch first time, but i lose a LOT.  This one's looking good though.

Birth plans: 3rd homebirth.

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: I'd like to NOT end up over 100kg AFTER the birth for once!

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc):  My mother died on January 14th 2005, so i wouldn't be surprised if it came that day.  Also I think it was going to be twins, but it isn't now.  I'm not saying i lost one exactly, i'll talk about it more somewhere else...

Anything else!:  I'm feeling tense because my midwife is thinking of working back within the NHS (she's independent and was my IM for #2, i had an NHS homebirth with #1) due to financial problems - there just aren't enough women willing to pay for her during this recession.  This means i MAY have to figure out a totally different provider during the pregnancy, which i find the idea of stressful (even though one option is her wonderful back up and the other her very respected friend, and if all else fails there is now a fairly decent homebirth team on the NHS where i live).  I have super fast labours (#1 was 89mins, #2 was 61 mins) so home is the safest option but not if i can't get a midwife to me within about 30mins....

 

I'm so grateful this group is up, i am so quiet and withdrawn (VERY unlike me) OH is worried about me.  It's just that i find planning helps me feel better and i cannot plan for ANYTHING right now.

post #9 of 123

I was waiting for this group to open!  My sister is also due in January so I'm hoping she'll join the DDC as well!

 

Name: Laurie

EDD: January 13, but I'm expecting a bit later

#Pregnancy/baby: 2nd/2nd

Your age/age at the birth: 37/38

Family: DH, DD (21 months), Geese, Chickens, Greyhounds

How long did it take to get your BFP: no time at all - just fertile I guess!

Birth plans:DD was a HB transfer to a baby-friendly hospital.  I'm planning on heading to the hospital again for #2.  The food was good!  :) 

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: Healthy, Happy Baby.  Last labor was long, so I'm hoping for a short one this time around.  DD went to 42 weeks and my CNM midwife scared me about induction.  42 WEEKS IS TERM PEOPLE!  (That's what I felt like shouting last time!)

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc):  It doesn't matter, but I'm leaning toward girl.  It will be a surprise in 9 months I guess!

post #10 of 123

EDD: 12/26 - I've never met one of my babies who wasn't born 41+w

#Pregnancy/baby: seven

Your age/age at the birth: 37 this summer

How long did it take to get your BFP: We had sex one time. I had Paragard,

Birth plans: another home waterbirth

post #11 of 123

Hi there - I'm Kelly.

 

* Due January 5th, but am always about 2 wks "late"

* This is my fifth baby - I had one early miscarriage btwn my 2nd and 3rd.

* 39 yrs. old

* I live with my boyfriend, his 12-yr-old, and my 4 kids ages 6, 11, 12 and 16 - this baby is our first together.

* We hadn't been being careful for about a year, but I think this baby was waiting to be a Capricorn or Aquarius...;)

* CNM and birth room - laboring in water (I've had home and birth center births in the past)

* This is probably my last pregnancy, so I just want to really enjoy it and be happy.  I want to take good care of myself and have a healthy baby.

post #12 of 123

Name: Madelaine

EDD: 1/15

#Pregnancy/baby: This will be my second!

Your age/age at the birth: 30/31

Family: DH, DD (3)

How long did it take to get your BFP: Hmm... Like 4 months?

Birth plans: Hospital + Doula

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: Completion, of course. Hope my BP stays lowish, last time it rose toward the end.

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): Hmm.. I think my daughter would love a sister.

Anything else!

post #13 of 123

Name: Mary

EDD: 1/15 I think

#Pregnancy/baby: 3rd/2nd (just had an early loss in March)

Your age/age at the birth: 39

Family: DH, DS (6)

How long did it take to get your BFP: first try (the same for all 3 pregnancies)

Birth plans: hospital with MW

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: make it through, and not deliver early (DS was born at 36 weeks).  Would rather make it to at least 38.

post #14 of 123

EDD:  January 9

#Pregnancy/baby: 2/2

Your age/age at the birth: 35/35

Family: DH, DS (1.5 years)

How long did it take to get your BFP:  we were trying on and off for about four months

Birth plans:  I'm currently debating between a birth center and hospital

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy:  I just am hoping to enjoy this pregnancy and snuggle a healthy baby at the end.

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc):  I am guessing already that it's a girl. We didn't find out last time, but I am considering it this time around. :)

 

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Name: Brandi

EDD: Jan 3

#Pregnancy/baby: 3ish (early chemical pregnancy)/2

Your age/age at the birth:  29/30

Family: dh, ds, two dogs

How long did it take to get your BFP: First month

Birth plans: At a hospital with an ob, I wish a homebirth was in the cards for us but we are just in too isolated of an area.

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: Healthy pregnancy to 40 weeks!  I hope to continue working out until almost the very end just like I did with ds.

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): I have a little bit of a girl feeling but I don't know if that's a feeling or a wish.  I'm thinking this baby will be on time as ds was born on his due date and my mom had me and my brother on our due dates as well.

Anything else!:

post #16 of 123

Name: Viddy

EDD: January 5th

#Pregnancy/baby: 1

Your age/age at the birth: 31

Family: Mr. Viddy, two dogs and a cat.

How long did it take to get your BFP: 8 months

Birth plans: hoping for a waterbirth at home, but trying not to get my heart set on anything in particular

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: good health, a way to remind myself of my relationship to my body, our baby, the world.

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): Mr. Viddy really wants twins. Hah!

Anything else!: Nausea/smell sensitivity just hit me today. Blech.

post #17 of 123

Name:  Kadie Johnson

 

EDD: 1/7/2013

 

#Pregnancy/baby: 6th pregnancy/ 4th baby

Your age: 35

Family: Husband, 44, Tony, Son, 13, Daniel, Daughter, 10, Elisabeth, Daughter, 18 months, Annalisa (Also Beagle Dog, Beau and Cat, Jake)

How long did it take to get your BFP: 14 months - I waited an extra week till I was sure I was having symptoms to test.

Birth plansNot sure yet... No meds... All natural...

Goals/hopes for this pregnancyThat it goes well... and no complications! (cross-fingers)

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc)Hoping for a boy but happy with either (1/2/2013) 

Anything else!: I just moved and I don't know anyone... I'm scared and need friends... I'm afraid I might have to have a home birth because it's over an hour to the nearest hospital and it would be $8000 to deliver there... my last delivery was only 3 1/2 hours... so I'm really scared I won't make it to the hospital. And I don't know how pushy they will be about my choices.

post #18 of 123
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Originally Posted by autumngrey View Post

Hey everyone! Welcome to the January 2013 due date club!

Please introduce yourself. wave.gif

Name: Andrea
EDD: (estimated due date) Jan 3rd
#Pregnancy/baby: 7/6
Your age/age at the birth: 38/38
Family: DH, DD-15, DS-11, DS-7, DD-4, DS-13 months.
How long did it take to get your BFP: (big fat positive, were you trying/how long?) 2 months
Birth plans: homebirth
Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: To be easier than the last one smile.gif
Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): All my other kids were either 7or 8 days "over due" so expecting the same for this one.
Anything else!:
post #19 of 123

Name:Melanie

EDD: (estimated due date) January 12th

#Pregnancy/baby:2

Your age/age at the birth:32/33

Family: I have a 5 year old daughter, and my wonderful husband

How long did it take to get your BFP: (big fat positive, were you trying/how long?) Found out lastnight, we where not trying at all, first time since we concieved my daughter that we dtd without a condom :)

Birth plans: Not really sure at this point

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy: That everyone is healthy and happy

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): boy

Anything else!: As you can probably see in my siggy, my 5 year old daughter is battling brain cancer, so as excited as my husband and I want to be about this, we are very nervous about how this is all going to work out. We know it will work out the way it is supposed to, and one thing we have learned over the last year is to take things moment by moment.

 

Also, I found out that i was pregnant with my daughter almost 6 years ago TO THE DAY, and the new baby and my daughter will most likely have the same birthday or very close. Kinda neat I thought.

post #20 of 123

Name:Melissa

EDD: January 4th

#Pregnancy/baby:4th pregnancy, 1st baby (I had three early miscarriages)

Your age/age at the birth:28 now, will be 29 at birth

Family: Husband and lazy dog :) (I'm also the oldest of 7 kids)

How long did it take to get your BFP: We've been trying for three years and have had three losses. We were diagnosed with "unexplained infertility." We got pregnant this time on 100mg of clomid and daily progesterone suppositories.  This is the best my numbers have ever looked so we're cautiously hopeful!

Birth plans: If I could have my wish, I'd have an unmedicated birth in the hospital I work at with a certified nurse midwife, possibly a water birth or to labor in water. (I'm a labor & delivery nurse and certified childbirth educator.  I know, ironic that I am struggling with getting pregnant!!)

Goals/hopes for this pregnancy:I am so grateful to have this chance that as long as I have a healthy baby and a safe birth I know I'll be okay.  I look forward to growing a life inside of me, giving birth, skin to skin, breastfeeding....I'm looking forward to it all!

Early guesses about baby (gender/birthdate/etc): I am a terrible guesser :)

Anything else!: Even though I'm an L&D nurse, all this first/second trimester stuff and the first hand experience of it all is very new to me!  I look forward to making friendships with other mothers, new and experienced!

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