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post #61 of 106
Name (screen name or real): Kat
EDD: Feb. 27
Number of kids/partner: DH (Nate); this is our first baby! joy.gif
General location, if you want to share: North Carolina

Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be here... This was our first cycle TTC, and it worked! We're hoping for a natural birth at our local freestanding birth center. I can't wait to call the midwife this week!

We haven't lived in NC for very long, so I don't know many folks locally. I look forward to getting to know all of you! H&H 9 months!
post #62 of 106
Name (screen name or real): Catherine
EDD: February 13, 2013 (so sometime in February)
Number of kids/partner: DH, Married 14 years. Three biological children (10,8,2) and one foster child (8 months, she's been with us since she was 7 weeks)

General location, if you want to share: Massachusetts

Hospital or home?  Hospital, probably a scheduled c-section. My last one I tried for a home birth but ended up with a C-section. With my "advanced maternal age" (44) and health issues it will probably be recommended, and I think I am okay with it.

Team blue or pink? Team healthy baby! I have 2 of each right now and have no preference.

Earliest symptoms? TIRED!!!

Surprise or TTC?  Neither. We are Catholic and don't use birth control, we just take them as they come! We areVERY happy, but I have to admit I am nervous about miscarriage. Apparently it's pretty common at my age:)
post #63 of 106
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Name (screen name or real):  Rachel
EDD: February 9 or so....
Number of kids/partner: Judah, 25 months/Jason, my wonderful husband of 3 years TODAY!  Happy anniversary to us!
General location, if you want to share: Chicago!

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Hospital or home?  Team blue or pink? Earliest symptoms? Surprise or TTC?  Tell us what matters to YOU.

I just made an appointment for a month from now with a hospital-based CNM group.  I've doula'd with them, and really like them.  I definitely plan to find out the gender.  I'm kind of hoping for a girl, but will be happy if it's a boy...I just need to find out ahead of time!  We were TTC, but I feel so blessed that we caught the egg our first month trying.  I am so excited about another little one, but feel worried because I found out so early.  I haven't even missed my period yet!  I hope everything goes well. 

Wanted to say a special hi to you Rachel since our LOs share a birthday! I had a terrific VBAC w my daughter on May 3, 2010. Yay for May 3rd babes.
post #64 of 106
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Hi ladies!  Welcome to the February 2013 DDC.  I wanted to start a general introduction thread so we could get to know each other a little bit.  Hopefully we will all be spending a happy and healthy 8 or 9 months together!

Tell us your...
Name (screen name or real): Viviene
EDD: Feb. 6 ( conceived on Mother's Day!)
Number of kids/partner: My husband & I have two beautiful children- son Jasper is 3 1/2 & daughter Tallulah is 2.
General location, if you want to share: Pasadena Ca.

We will have VBAC #2 with either the OB I VBACed with or a different highly recommended one. In a hospital for sure but in an empowering take charge way smile.gif. Last birth experience was great. We are thinking for some reason that this is a girl. According to Shettles method, since we DTD a few days bf ovulation, that fits. We would be pleased w a boy though!
First symptom was dizziness along w nipple pain when nursing. We were loosely TTC but only DTD once last month...guess that's all it took smile.gif
I am pleased bc at 41, I feel blessed to have it happen so easily.

Happy to be here too!

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I'm so happy to be here!joy.gif
post #65 of 106

Name (screen name or real): Jennifer

EDD: 2/15/2012

Number of kids/partner: I have one daughter 2005/11 who is with us 50% of the time and my boyfriend has one daughter 2004/09 who is with us every other weekend.

General location, if you want to share: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Hospital or home? Hospital. My daughter was born via C-Section. I am hoping for a VBAC this time around.

Team blue or pink? no clue :)

Earliest symptoms? tiredness, light nausea

Surprise or TTC?  TTC, but surprised it happened so fast! (first cycle) I took two pregnancy tests about a week after ovulation - but they were negative so I was a little disappointed. I didn't realize that the more "pregnant" you are the more true the test is - and these were cheapie dollar store tests so probably not very good at detecting low levels. When I was one day late I tested again just in case and was overjoyed to get both lines :)

 

I want to tell everyone and it's SO HARD not to!!! We are going to wait .. haven't decided on a date to tell them, but whatever seems prudent.. 12 weeks maybe?

post #66 of 106

Name (screen name or real): Gladitz

EDD: Feb 2 or so 

Number of kids/partner: no kids yet and one great partner 

General location, if you want to share: San Francisco Bay Area
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Hospital or home? Home if possible,  Team blue or pink? I'll root for either team,  Earliest symptoms? that tug... then tender breasts, interrupted sleep (II:drink, pee:II), slight nausea, sluggishness, generally weepy, low energy...  Surprise or TTC? a little bit of both

 Tell us what matters to YOU. I also just had a miscarriage a few months ago, so I'm being very cautious this time. I've told a few close friends but not my mom so far because she was not very supportive last time around. Not to be vindictive, but I feel like I need to protect myself emotionally in the early weeks and only share with reliably supportive people. hey, is it just me or are all these acronyms confusing to others as well? 

post #67 of 106

Wait, I thought I just did this, LOL... must've been for another thread.  So here goes.  :)

 

 

Tell us your...

Name (screen name or real):  Making Home-- and my name is Jess

 

EDD:  around or after Valentine's Day

 

Number of kids/partner: 5 kiddos so far (10yo ds, 8yo ds, 6yo dd, 4yo ds, 2yo ds)-- dh is Doug

 

General location, if you want to share:  Texas

 

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Hospital or home?  Team blue or pink? Earliest symptoms? Surprise or TTC?  Tell us what matters to YOU.

 

We've lived around the world and I've wanted to homebirth the last 2 times, but wasn't able to.  Now we're back in TEXAS and I can.  :)  Yee-haw.  So that's the basic reason why I'm here at Mothering.com.  You guys seem to have a lot of info about homebirthing.  :)

 

 

OH, and I am completely happy with boy or girl, but for my lone dd's sake, we'd all be delighted if it was a girl.  :)

post #68 of 106

Name (screen name or real):  SophieAnn

EDD:  February 16

Number of kids/partner:  No kids, married to my hubby 5 years.

General location, if you want to share:  Ontario, Canada

 

Hospital or home? Home

Team blue or pink? Team yellow!  We're keeping it a surprise and will be happy either way.

Earliest symptoms? Sore boobs, upset tummy and bloat.

Surprise or TTC?  TTC - I was charting temp & CM (no OPKs) and we conceived in cycle 2 of TTC!

post #69 of 106

Hey!  Welcome, SophieAnn!  Good to see you over here.

post #70 of 106
Congrats to all the other new mommies!


Name (screen name or real): Sarah

EDD: February 25, 2013

Number of kids/partner: Married to Shawn of 10 yrs this August and Emily (8) & Toby (5)

General location, if you want to share: Mason County, Washington

Hospital or home? This will be my 3rd homebirth

Team blue or pink? We are team green, Emily is team pink, and Toby is team blue (they don't know, but they have told me they want another sibling of the same sex)

Earliest symptoms? No aunt flow???, possibly bloating, and the urine train has officially begun also

Surprise or TTC? Surprise! Totally shocked right now, honestly I don't want to admit it -- though I just setup my first midwife appointment. We did want more kids, I was planning to possibly foster-to-adopt, as I had a real calling to do so for the past few years, wanted my kids to be a little older before we started on that path! Whoppie!
post #71 of 106

Name (screen name or real): planteater

EDD: February 26, 2013

Number of kids/partner: No kids, one partner - my wonderful, perfect-for-me husband. And two kitties!

General location, if you want to share: Toronto, Canada

 

I am aiming for a homebirth and I am already signed up with a lovely duo of midwives. They helped me through a miscarriage earlier this year with compassion and grace, and I'm looking forward to working with them for a more positive outcome.

 

I'm firmly on team green. I want a boy! I want a girl! I would eventually love at least one of each, but for this first baby, I would be equally thrilled with either.

 

Earliest symptoms... well let's see, the gassiness was noteworthy. I swear I knew I was pregnant before turning up a positive test because of said gas as well as a pulling sensation in my uterus, insomnia coupled with fatigue (which feels different than sleepiness, I have learned during pregnancy), and some other things, I forget what right now (see: pregnancy brain).

 

TTC all the way. We started in November 2011, conceived in December, and miscarried in early March 2012 at 12 weeks. This was my third cycle after miscarrying. Stick, baby, stick! Of course I am scared of miscarrying again, but I am feeling optimistic and positive. DH and I are very much ready to grow our little family.
 

post #72 of 106
Hi, my period is late for about 10 days now. I was TTC. I've been watching this group since the 10th but I wasn't ready to share yet. By now, my close family and friends already know, but I've been telling them it's a secret!. Not because I am into secret and intrigue but because it's going to seep into Facebook soon (a big familly that lives all over) and I'm trying to avoid that... From family to friends, old and new, then to work... Oh this postmodern life!

I'm excited.

Name: Thabata

Due Date: Feb 19 or so

Family: a DH of 7 years , who's been my best friend through our darkest and brightest days, an adorable DS who will be exactly 3 when the new baby is born.

We live in NYC

Hospital or home: Oh the complicated question! Certainly hospital. Possible VBA2C or scheduled C-section. Between my own fears and the fight for the right for a vaginal after two c-sections, there will be a lot to learn, consider and work on.

TTC. I am 38 with two previous full term pregnancies. DS was born exactly on the tenth anniversary of death of my first DS. If all goes well and coincidence follows, his sister/brother can be born on his birthday. Two aquarius children! Yay!

Early symptoms: lack of period, bloated, sleepy,( I have been abducted by DS' nap time a few times already)

Team pink or blue: All I know is boys, I could happily stick with it. But I keep feeling that I have a girl in my belly. DS wants a sister. DH wants a baby.

I wanna do a lot of teas this time. Excited about eating healthy, I love to eat! This time I am a nursing pregnant mom. Oh, I just found a free prenatal yoga class.

I am over cooking my yolk, how sad! And about red meat... what is the point of eating it well cooked? My first BBQ since pregnant was last week. It was a pity. I ate all the corn.greensad.gif And some over cooked burgers bathed in mustard. Do I need to say again I hate overlooked red meat? Since its not the healthiest source of protein, I'll go well without it, right?

Happy to be here in Feb 13 DDC.
Edited by dancingflower - 6/20/12 at 10:22pm
post #73 of 106
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Name (screen name or real): Megan


Hey, Mama! I am in the Madison area (about 20 minutes from the East Side).

Name (screen name or real): CamoShades
EDD: I am going with Feb. 26, which will be the day after my 30th birthday! However, it is also the date of my first miscarriage (which happened this year), so that's a little hard. I also had a miscarriage ("chemical" pregnancy, but I dislike that term) last cycle, so I ovulated later than normal -- CD 19 versus my typical CD 14. So I am pretty sure I will tell the OB's office that my LMP was May 23 instead of May 18, which is when the miscarriage happened. Otherwise they'll give me an EDD five days earlier than it is supposed to be, and I need all the time I can get. DD2 was a VBAC (DD1 was breech), and this baby will be, too.
Number of kids/partner: DD1 turned 4 in April, and DD2 turned 2 in April; they are five days shy of two years apart. DH and I have been married for six years.
General location, if you want to share: Near Madison, Wis.
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Hospital or home? Hospital. greensad.gif Our insurance coverage is FABULOUS (in the fact that we don't pay much for anything), but it doesn't cover home births or birth center births, so there is no way I could get DH on board with paying out-of-pocket for a birth when we can go to the hospital and not pay a dime. I actually don't even have the option of seeing a midwife and delivering in the hospital; it's OB or nothing. However, the OB I saw when I was pregnant with DD2 was great and "let' me do pretty much everything I wanted. She was even "willing" to "let" me go a few days past 42 weeks before delivering DD2.
Team blue or pink? I am not going to lie. I really would love to have a boy. But really, I think it would be neat for my children to all be sisters. DH said last night that he really doesn't care, which made me happy. I am hoping he will agree with our past philosophy and not find out this baby's sex. We waited with the girls, and they were the best surprises ever.
Earliest symptoms? Extreme, feed-me-now hunger (always my first symptom); mildly sore boobs; strong sense of smell; a little queasy at times.
Surprise or TTC? We were just kind of going with the flow. DH and I have been having some major marital problems that we have been working HARD to get through, and we've been doing MUCH better lately. He told me a few months ago (after my first loss) that he didn't want another baby, and he started pulling out as means of birth control. eyesroll.gif Obviously that didn't work. I was scared to tell him last night that my period was late, but he didn't react the way I thought. I POAS, and he read the results. But then he told me I wasn't pregnant when I really was. This went on for about 30 minutes, and I kept saying how surprised I was, because I was having all my typical pregnancy symptoms. He finally fessed up, and he told me he was happy about it. It made me SO glad to hear him say those words. He said he just wanted to know what it felt like to know I was pregnant before I did.
post #74 of 106

Hey molive and CamoShades! I live on the East side in the Atwood area.

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Tell us your...

Name (screen name or real):  margarita b

EDD: 2/17  I think without checking my calendar

Number of kids/partner: married w/ four children

General location, if you want to share: northeast
Other things you could include, depending on how much you want to share...

Hospital or home?  Team blue or pink? Earliest symptoms? Surprise or TTC?  Tell us what matters to YOU.

 

All four of my kids have been born at home and I've had very easy, fast labors. Because of some weird

vibe I got from my midwife w/ #4, which completely took me out for 9 months of ptsd even though she

was only there for an 90 minutes of my 2.5 hour labor, I am considering a u/c for this birth. But it's early and

I wouldn't rule out anything at this point! 

 

I'm 5.5 weeks and I think this one is a girl.

 

Dh and I are turning 39 so we've done it all: vegan, paleo/primal, homeschool, baby-wearing, organic, conventional,

public school, Catholic school, no car, one car, two cars... small apartment, small house, big house, cloth

diapers, blogging, you get the idea. 

post #76 of 106

Looks like I will be leaving Mothering.com for now... we had a miscarraige.  Hope all of your wonderful babies come out beautiful and healthy! Best of luck ladies.

post #77 of 106
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 So I am pretty sure I will tell the OB's office that my LMP was May 23 instead of May 18, which is when the miscarriage happened. Otherwise they'll give me an EDD five days earlier than it is supposed to be, and I need all the time I can get. DD2 was a VBAC (DD1 was breech), and this baby will be, too.

I hear you about the LMP due date problem.  I tend to ovulate late and have a short LP, so I ended up about 3 or 4 days away from the LMP due date with my first two pregnancies.  With my first pregnancy my doctor went with my LMP because it was confirmed by a 12 week ultrasound which I guess trumped my date from my charting.  At 41 weeks she started getting pushy about starting some gentle/natural induction methods like nipple stimulation, stripping membranes and doing acupuncture.  I didn't feel too bad about encouraging things along in that way, but if I had remembered that MY date was 3 days later, I wouldn't have stressed out about it that soon, and maybe DD would have had time to get in a better position to be birthed more easily (who knows?).  With my second pregnancy I was really assertive about my dates, but then I miscarried.  With THIS pregnancy, I actually ovulated at 15 days so I was just going to go along with the LMP, but then when I went in for the official pregnancy test I forgot to check when my LMP actually WAS shrug.gif, so I just gave the nurse my calculated due date and she figured backwards from there to record my LMP on my chart smile.gif

post #78 of 106

Oh, emhill!  I'm sorry I cross-posted there (I was typing at the same time you were and didn't see your post until mine was posted).  I'm so sorry for your loss.  Sending you wishes for a smooth recovery time emotionally and physically.

post #79 of 106
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Hey ladies!

 

My name is Kasi

I am hoping to be due around Feb 9th, though I am anticipating a home birth, so whenever our little one decides to show up!

I live in Indianapolis

With my husband and our 2 cats, 3 fish. 

Our little bundle of joy was a quick try at TTC!

We are hoping and PRAYING for a girl! Everyone is saying it is a girl :)

Worst symptom yet is my extremely hard and VERY sore nipples. I am soooo over it! hahah

 

Good luck and congrats Ladies!!!!

 

Kasi, what part of Indianapolis are you?

post #80 of 106

I am so sorry emhill. Sending best wishes to you and yours.

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