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Getting to know the ladies: Our first chat thread

post #1 of 105
Thread Starter 
What's going on?

When is your first appointment, if you are seeing a doctor or midwife?

What are you scared or anxious about?

What are you most excited about?

Have you bought anything yet? (dont be shy...)

Ask some questions, so we can all get to know each other.


I'm cautiously super excited! I cant wait for my appt, which is June 24- I need to hear a heart beat to believe its real. I'm super anxious about being pregnant again, even though Ive never had any complications. It just seems like a lot to have three kids in just under three years. DH is really excited, but he is also nervous about risks. Im not high risk, but I think we will both be anxious for the whole pregnancy. There used to be this ability to reach a certian point and feel like everything would magically be ok from that moment on (usually 12 weeks) but knowing that life doesnt always work that way increases fear.
I am really excited about experiencing pregnancy with joy again. The last time I was pregnant, I was excited, but I have to admit I had a 13 month old, and I was exhausted all the time and scatterbrained and never really felt truly present throughout the pregnancy. Im excited about every little thing all over again, like I was with DD.
I havent bought anything yet, but after the doctor's appointment we will probably buy the baby something.

What about you all?
post #2 of 105

I can imagine it would be complicated to feel excited after your loss, but remember that the chances of that happening again are very, very low. Plus, this is a whole different person who needs you to love him/her just much as any other baby, regardless of what has happened before he/she came to be.

 

I had a miscarriage on May 3 at 7 weeks, so this pregnancy was pretty surprising so soon afterward (my doctor said it must be some kind of record :) ). I'm feeling excited but also cautious for that reason, especially since the miscarriage was first ever pregnancy. I went to see my doctor yesterday, so I have three blood tests planned in the next two weeks (one tomorrow, one Friday, one next week) to make sure that everything is okay, as well as an ultrasound request to be scheduled between the 21 and 28 of June (week 7 to 8). We'll feel a lot better once I see the heartbeat - we didn't get the chance last time.

 

Overall, I'm feeling a lot different about this pregnancy. Last time I was delirious with excitement and couldn't think of anything else, but wasn't experiencing very many symptoms. This time, I'm much more calm and experiencing many more symptoms. Also my superstitious side can't help but notice that my first appointment was on June 4 when I was 4 weeks and 4 days. Since my lucky number is 4 (I was born on 04/04 at 4:44), that was a bit of a bonus :)

 

Questions:

 

I have developed hives recently and can't figure out why. Could this be a pregnancy thing?

 

Is there anyone else on here who's working on her first pregnancy?

 

Did anyone manage to get through reading this whole post without needing a pee break? I know I couldn't ;)

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What's going on? Just woke up from "quiet time" I can't get away with putting my 3 and 4 year old boys down for a "NAP" so I put them down just for a quiet time and they usually fall asleep. We haven't been taking naps the past several weeks, but felt like one was needed this week. I laid down with them and got in at least an hour and a half, hope it can get me through bed time. I have adrenal fatigue and I really struggle between 4-8:00. When 8:00 rolls around its like someone flips a wake up switch in me, so very annoying because then I have a hard time getting to bed at a decent time. 

When is your first appointment, if you are seeing a doctor or midwife? still pondering what to do, I love my midwife but I really feel like the all the prenatal appointments are a waste of time. I've been dedicated to working on my health for the past 6 months and I've found that I haven't been able to rely on general practitioners "expertise" with hardly anything.  I do look forward to the "adult time" but its kinda depressing that the only way I can get away and talk with other adults is to schedule an appointment! Then there's the money aspect, I'd almost rather save my money and put it towards post partum doula help.

What are you scared or anxious about? I'm a little anxious about how I will handle having another boy (this pregnancy will be 4 for 4 with my current husband. I accused him of being "broken" last time. The one thing I've wanted in life is to raise sisters that are close together. For a while I was praying for ID twin girls....but after 3 boys under 3, I've kinda gave up on that!  I'm working hard to not get my hopes set too high (major mistake last time), I hope the mindset will change the reaction and lessen the disappointment.

What are you most excited about? I'm most excited about having another babymoon. I love the first few weeks of meeting a new one and taking some time to recover. I only wish we lived in a community where there would be time for a full recovery (40-80 days) instead of a warp speed one (10 days).

Have you bought anything yet? (dont be shy...) actually No! I Always buy a girl outfit (I have a decent little stash going by now, lol) I"m not buying anything, maybe it has been jinxing me all these years, lol! All we really need is a car seat and a packNplay. I hope we can find out the gender before our fall/winter JBF sale...



 

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Questions:

 

I have developed hives recently and can't figure out why. Could this be a pregnancy thing? hmmm, hives is the body trying to detox it usually tries to go through the organs first and if that doesn't work it goes thorugh the skin...I'd jump in a detox bath with epsom salt, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide (4 cups of each is what my ND told me to use).

 

Is there anyone else on here who's working on her first pregnancy? This is my 7th ;)

 

Did anyone manage to get through reading this whole post without needing a pee break? I know I couldn't ;) - I peed before I started reading! I made it all the way through two responses!

 

 

My questions

What is one aspect of your health that you are trying to change for the better during this pregnancy?

 

What's your favorite color?

 

Any hobbies that keep you busy?

post #5 of 105
Quote:
What's going on?
When is your first appointment, if you are seeing a doctor or midwife?
What are you scared or anxious about?
What are you most excited about?
Have you bought anything yet? (dont be shy...)
 

My exhaustion has actually gotten a little better.  My boobs are sore as heck.  I already feel fat, don't know how that happens at 4 weeks pregnant.  LOL  I was told I had the pregnant glow a week or so BEFORE getting pregnant.  ;)

 

I found out on Wednesday that I am in a family way.  hahaha  I am 41 years old, in the middle of a divorce, and living with my new man.  He was still moving in when we found out.  Anywhozit, needless to say we are trying to keep it a secret until the divorce is final because my ex is going to flip.  Oh and I was on the pill.  I did completely screw them up.  Somehow I got my period a week early and I just kept taking the pills as they were so my inactive week was totally out of whack.  

 

So, I am 41 which is the first worry.  My last child was born in 2001.  I have four total from 10-17.  My 10 year old will be 11 next month and my 17 year old will be 18 the month after.  I am nervous about miscarriage because while this is unplanned I am horribly excited.  I am nervous about chromosomal abnormalities too.  My boyfriend's youngest child had a cleft lip and he is freaked about having another child with issues.  His little girl is a sweetie though and adorable so I don't see the worry there.  LOL  He also was born with a deformity where he had to undergo hospital visits and it has always bugged him, so that freaks him out.  *sigh*  The plus is I am in the best shape of my life so hopefully my pregnancy won't be complicated due to AMA.  I have been letting my bf know about my non-circing beliefs, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, attachment parenting... and the list goes on.  He is ok with some of it, but some of it he has never even considered so it is a bit weird.  Plus he thinks if we have a boy we are naming him D'Brickashaw.  Ummmmm NOOOOOOOOO!!   He is a player for the NY Jets, not my son.  LOL  

 

My first appt. is TOMORROW!  He is supposed to be a high risk OB/GYN but if he isn't I may have to travel to a different doctor.  I just loved that he is getting me in so quickly.  ;0)

 

Hmmm... I am most excited about having a baby again.  LOL  I thought I didn't want to do it again until I met my bf.  I wanted to experience this with him.  I love watching him with his girls, and he is so good with my kids.  It will be amazing to have a baby with him.  :)

 

The only thing I have bought so far is a Clear Blue pregnancy test off of ebay that states how long from conception.  I am not sure how accurate they are, but it was fun.  I want to buy some diapers, but am going to hold off as the kids don't know yet.

post #6 of 105
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Originally Posted by Teles View Post

 

Questions:

 

I have developed hives recently and can't figure out why. Could this be a pregnancy thing?

 

Is there anyone else on here who's working on her first pregnancy?

 

Did anyone manage to get through reading this whole post without needing a pee break? I know I couldn't ;)

So sorry about your loss.  My first pregnancy also ended in miscarriage so I know how freaky it is when you get pregnant again.  I called the doctor for EVERYTHING.  LOL  

 

I actually didn't need a pee break, amazingly.  But I am definitely peeing more... already.

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Hi Ladies! First want to send hug.gif to Adaline'sMama-- so happy for you that you are pregnant again.

 

Teles, I had a miscarriage right before I conceived DD1 (I think I ovulated like two weeks after?) and my pregnancy, obviously, was sticky and healthy. I've heard that up to 1/3 or something of all first pregnancies end in miscarriage, though most women don't know because they are so early.

 

I've started to feel the dreaded nausea. Had it bad with DD2 and blamed it on still nursing round-the-clock. I'm going to try my usual remedies this time, plus some other things I've read about recently like homeopathic cures and herbs like milk thistle. My kids finish school this week and the thought of being home with them when I'm too sick to move has me scared, as I want to give them a fun summer! Luckily they're a little older although my almost 4 yr old is pretty demanding. When I had MS with DD2, DD1 was 15/16 months and that was hard! My tiredness has gotten a little better, but the heartburn is starting to get really bad.

 

I had an appointment today with my regular doc's physician assistant. I thought she was going to date the pregnancy for me with a sonogram, but had to make a separate appt for that for the 11th. I'm almost 100% positive of when I conceived but would like to know for sure. We are going to look around for a midwife and plan on a homebirth. One of my friends is going to be my doula and she is going to help me find a midwife.

 

I'm most excited about giving birth naturally again! And I'm most scared of feeling GI stress during this pregnancy. I had an appt scheduled for the end of this month to check for an ulcer, but they have to sedate me, so I have to cancel it. OH WELL!

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Hi ladies!  This thread is so fun.

 

My first midwife (hospital-based CNM group) appointment is 6/25.  I can't wait!  I am kind of nervous about this pregnancy.  I am SO happy to be pregnant, but worried about it sticking.  I haven't been having many symptoms, and I think that's what worries me.  I definitely feel different...get light-headed more easily, feel my belly growing a bit, etc, but nothing major.  I feel SO MUCH BETTER than I did with my son.  I know I am only 4 something weeks, so there is plenty of time for symptoms to develop, but I was definitely more tired at this point with my son.  Every pregnancy is different, right?  Reassure me that things can be good!  My pee-sticks keep getting darker, so hopefully all is well.  I can't wait to meet this little bean!

 

Welcome, Satori!  Things sound crazy for you, but it's so awesome that you're excited!

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Hello! I am feeling super anxious right now. I'm at just about 6 weeks and not feeling very nauseous. With my daughter, I threw up every morning for 7 months. Still have sore blobs and am peeing a lot, though. I recently went gluten-free, so maybe that helps my blood sugar or something. I am planning to quit my teaching job at the end if the school year, but that means giving up sweet health insurance, so I'm getting cold feet about quitting. Eek! But I had a miscarriage at 10 weeks in the fall, so I think a part of me doesn't believe this is real.

I used hospital Midwives before but it ended in a csection, so I don't feel great about going back there. With my miscarriage, I never even made it to the first apt with my new OB, so I don't really know if I should use her either.

Yeah, I'm kind of a mess.eyesroll.gif
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Hi Ladies-

I am so so excited to be here.  I had a chemical pregnancy in Jan, before my first PPAF, so it was exciting and devastating when it ended so quickly.  DD1 was born after a long 3 year TTC.  DD2 was my second PP egg!  This time we have been trying for a few months, then in April, we decided we were not sure about adding another member of the family.  Wow, that was an intense month... We decided we wanted to give it another try and here we are!  DH has a low count and I have a short LP... It all seemed to work out though.  I also had a miscarriage at 9 weeks before DD1, so I am nervous about this bean sticking.  I usually go in for early US (about 8 weeks) to see the heartbeat and make sure all looks good.  This time though, our insurance is really terrible and it would cost a few hundred dollars... so we are going to stick it out and wait for our (home-birth) midwife to hear the heartbeat.  Our first appt. is on the 26th, I will be just about 8 weeks.

 

I am so excited to add another little person into our family.  This will be our last... DH will be getting the big V a few months after little one is born.  DD2 is 21 months and just so much fun and really getting into everything and DD1 is asserting her independence every day.  I can't wait to see who this little person is going to be.  

 

 

What is one aspect of your health that you are trying to change for the better during this pregnancy?

I want to eat much better for me.  I need to focus on that.  I am usually really good about exercise.

 

What's your favorite color?

Purple, Yellow, Blue, Green (sage).... I love them all!

 

Any hobbies that keep you busy?

I am so busy with the kids... and I am lazy at night and just watch TV.  I have a few sewing projects going and some knitting.... I bought the stuff to make felted seasonal people for our nature table (which is completely disorganized right now).... I want to do more of that.  I have a nice size veggie garden and I am trying to convince DH to get 3 hens for eggs..... I think with the new baby on the way, I will not win that one.  

 

Can't wait to get to know all of you guys!

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Had my first blood test today, and also had my thyroid checked. (I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, though my levels have been very good the last year or so). We should get results tomorrow and then I make an appt to see the nurse midwife. My last pregnancy ended in miscarriage so they are checking early to make sure everything is ok.

 

Now I have a dilemma, they will likely want to do a transvaginal ultrasound to check how things are. The last pregnancy the first transvaginal US was fine, and the next one showed there had been no growth. This is totally irrational, but a teeny part of me feels like the US caused the miscarriage. So, I am thinking I don't want an US.... but I don't know how to say it without sounding like a madwoman. And frankly, they can do serial quantitave HCG levels to determine if things are still progressing normally, so they don't necesarily need to do the US. Any ideas,or suggestions are welcome.

I am a little anxious about whether or not this baby is sticky, but I've decided that whatever happens I am going to feel joyful about this pregnancy. Whether or not I am afraid of loss doesn't change the outcome. So I am choosing to be ecstatic without fear of the future. LOL I have to choose that about 50 times a day, but I do choose to enjoy this.

I haven't bought anything yet, LOL but I am not a shopper.

 

Things are very hectic, DH and I work full time, and we do light care chores (meal prep, laundry, housework)  for my elderly grandfather who lives with us. More recently I've been caring for my elderly aunt who has been quite ill. So I've been staying at her house some nights then going to work from there. Plus cooking her low salt, low fat, low sugar meals and bringing them to her. I have so much work to do at my house and all I want to do is nap, lol.

 

And I have hobbies, LOL we have 2 dogs, a nice big garden, and bees! So... I am trying to figure out what can go, to be replaced with naps. =0)

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Ok, i read this thread so far, typically i'm horrible at keeping up with this sort of thing - but i need it to help me meet my goals of not telling anyone i'm pg  (yet) - i need somewhere to vent and talk about pregnancy. 

 

 

What's going on?

 

I'm pregnant!!! I am kind of riding the shock of that still..



When is your first appointment, if you are seeing a doctor or midwife?

 

I texted my (homebirth) midwife the other day, she texted me back that she was in the middle of back to back births/labors - so i haven't heard from her yet- i'm planning to call/text her again tomorrow or thursday if i don't hear anything.  I expect she will want to see me soon - i think my first appointment was around 6 weeks last time.

What are you scared or anxious about?

 

Well, we were not TTC, we just stopped preventing this cycle - my cycles had been weird and i have been and did ovulate really late (CD 35) - I'm worried that my uterine lining wasn't ideal or something would be wrong with my egg(s) or something from having such a long cycle ..  the only other time i got pregnant when i ovulated really late i had a miscarriage..  all signs point to a healthy pregnancy so far - i'm having a lot of symptoms (symptoms i didn't have when i had the m/c) i'd just like to get through a few more weeks and start feeling really horrible so i can know everything is still going ok. 

What are you most excited about?

 

I'm excited about everything.  I love babies. and as horrid as i feel during pregnancy, i love being pregnant.  its just so exciting.

Have you bought anything yet? (dont be shy...)

 

no, and i doubt i will buy anything any time soon..  If we find out the gender i plan to buy newborn outfits but since i have 2 girls and a boy, i shouldn't have to buy much..  though i will likely need some newborn/0-3 mo winter clothes for a feb. baby if i have a boy - if i have a girl i should be fine since i had a girl in march.  i keep everything.  lol.
 

What is one aspect of your health that you are trying to change for the better during this pregnancy?

 

as i said in another thread - this is my first pregnancy off Soda!! I'm so proud of that! and caffeine! my big big goal for this pregnancy is to stay off sugar and junk food, so far so good.  normally i live off fast food and mac and cheese in the first trimester (not literally, but it has been pretty bad in the past)  - i have been eating nuts and seeds for snacks, and so far that is going alright. i know it will get worse. but i'm keeping my fingers crossed that my morning sickness won't be so bad without all that crap food and soda.. I'm also telilng myself that without all that soda and sugar that my baby may be smaller, or better fit to my frame..  my other babies have been VERY difficult to push out and i'm just hoping that this will make a difference.. please please let it make a difference .!!

 

What's your favorite color?

 

green ..  :)

 

Any hobbies that keep you busy?

 

children!! lol seriously.  i love to sew and make things, but i just don't have time with 3 kids..

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What is one aspect of your health that you are trying to change for the better during this pregnancy?

 

 

 

What's your favorite color?

 

Lets see....lately I've particularly liked orange. I also love teal, purple, coral and brown. Pretty sure regardless of this baby's gender their color will be "orange" All of my kids have their own "color" Of the little boys we have blue, green, yellow.... older kids are green, red and pink

 

Any hobbies that keep you busy?

 

children!! lol seriously.  <-----ME too! Thanks to adrenal fatigue, I've found I have a hard time doing the things I love to do. I used to love to sew and create things and I can' seem to finish ANYTHING. I did start a small garden this year, we have strawberries (which won't likely produce until next year) bell peppers, cucumbers (slicing and pickling varieties) , tomatoes, herbs: dill, parsley, thyme, oregano, sage and cilantro. We had zucchini and yellow strait neck squash but have lost them to vine borers. I'm not a very green thumb....last year we lost them to squash bugs, so I kept an eye out for those, but the borers are on the inside of the plant....so didn't know what to look for until it was too late!
I also planted marigolds and some nasturtium (flowers) that are supposed to help with the pests...but I planted them from seed and much later than my veggies so not sure how much they will end up helping! I also got 2 snapdragon plants just because I like them. I'm not sure they are fairing all that well though!

Health stuff is my other "hobby" traditional foods and GAPS is pretty much the focus of our life. Also learning about body alignment, fascinating!  Plan to add walking to my hobbies list....just trying to figure out how to get it in with 3 kids under 4 years old

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hi all. this is our first. i got pregnant on our first cycle trying, so that was actually a surprise.

 

i'm nervous about EVERYTHING. i had a red blood spotting scare on monday and we happened to be like...6 blocks away from NYU so i just went to urgent care to get checked out. i had an exam, U/S and bloodwork and my cervix is closed, they saw the sac/fetal pole measuring the right size and my betas were 12,345 at 5.5 weeks (which seems high!!) and i've only had some brown stuff since then...so...i'm cautiously optimistic. i have a follow-up with my regular doc on friday. my first regular appointment with him is scheduled for the 18th and i had planned to switch to the midwives in his practice if everything looked normal and i'd still like to do that.

post #15 of 105

What's going on?

When is your first appointment, if you are seeing a doctor or midwife?

What are you scared or anxious about?

What are you most excited about?

Have you bought anything yet? (dont be shy...)

My first appointment will be in about 5 weeks(my midwife doesn't start seeing her clients until then, which answers the question of who I'm seeing as well lol!), but she's going to order an ultrasound in 3 weeks just for dating and everything(I'm about 99.9% sure of my dating, but hey I LOVE ultrasounds...and yes I know the so called "dangers" and don't buy them, so please no lecturing heh). I'm beyond excited, and have shown several symptoms, but it's still not connected with me completely yet... I'm really scared of the 2 to 3 transition, everyone tells me it's easier than 1 to 2, but I'm still freaking out about it. And, I haven't bought anything lol. I MAY buy some GN if it's a REALLY good deal, but most likely won't and will wait until we know the gender because I like gender specific clothing/gear. 

post #16 of 105

Hi everyone!

 

What's going on? Just got home from work- trying to motivate myself to go weed my garden (my in-laws are coming to visit this weekend.  They are both AMAZING gardeners, so I at least don't want my garden to be full of weeds)

When is your first appointment, if you are seeing a doctor or midwife?  I'm seeing a hospital centered Midwife.  My first appointment isn't until July 13th (I'll be 9 and a half weeks at that point).  Its on Friday the 13th!!  Both my dad and my sister were born on Friday the 13th, though, so I'm hoping that's a good sign.

What are you scared or anxious about? EVERYTHING!  This is my first pregnancy, so I think I'm analyzing every little thing.  I keep telling myself to just chill out and take things as they come.  Right now what I'm most anxious about is not having family in town.  We live in Kansas City- my mom is in DC, my dad is in Omaha, my in laws are in Omaha, my sister is in Chicago and my brother is in Denver.  I'm worried because most of our friends here are kid-less and I don't really know what I'm doing and don't have family nearby who can help (although Omaha is only 3 hours away).

What are you most excited about?  EVERYTHING!  I can't wait to meet our little person.  I can't wait to raise her/him and teach her/him to be awesome!  I'm also excited to start having more pregnancy symptoms (although I'll probably regret that in a couple weeks) Right now it's just weird dreams (why I took the test in the first place), some crying fits, really bad smelling gas (sorry if TMI but it is seriously FOUL), and slight cramping in my lower abdomen.  About the hive question- I had a ton of red bumps on my feet on Monday- I couldn't tell if it was a rash or if I just got a bunch of bug bites from walking around outside barefoot.  Either way, I put some tea tree oil on them and it cleared right up!

Have you bought anything yet? (dont be shy...) I got a little rubber duckie to give to my DH when I told him.  A friend of mine gave me some baby sandals a couple months ago because she really wanted us to get pregnant.  Apparently they worked!

post #17 of 105
What's going on?

This is my second pregnancy. I'm still in shock that I got my BFP. My first child was stillborn in 2012 at 35 weeks. My fingers are crossed for a happy and healthy pregnancy. This pregnancy already feels so different. Even though I am scared of history repeating itself, there is a part of me that is so calm and zen. I have already made it through the worst. I am working on focusing on the moment.

I'm also looking forward to getting to know you all! namaste.gif

When is your first appointment, if you are seeing a doctor or midwife?
My first appointment will be in mid-July. I'll be seeing an OB.

What are you scared or anxious about?
This pregnancy is going to be so different from my first. Based on my past stillbirth/placental abruption, I have chosen to use OB care rather than a midwife. I'm still mourning my MW and my homebirth, but I have decided on hospital care this time around. Fortunately the hospital where I live is amazing. However, I am concerned about being pressured to use interventions I'm not comfortable with. The woman who will be my OB was the person I went over DS autopsy with, and she was so great, and I'm meditating on trusting the two of us (the three of us counting DH) can all come up with a mutually agreeable plan of action.


What are you most excited about?
I can't wait for my baby bump to show! I love how it first starts to pop in the second trimester before it gets all big and crazy.


Have you bought anything yet? (dont be shy...)
I already have a closet full of stuff!! In the depths of my grief I didn't think there would ever be a chance to use all of the stuff we bought for DS. I pray I get to use it this time around.
post #18 of 105
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Hello! I am feeling super anxious right now. I'm at just about 6 weeks and not feeling very nauseous. With my daughter, I threw up every morning for 7 months. Still have sore blobs and am peeing a lot, though.

 

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 I am kind of nervous about this pregnancy.  I am SO happy to be pregnant, but worried about it sticking.  I haven't been having many symptoms, and I think that's what worries me.  I definitely feel different...get light-headed more easily, feel my belly growing a bit, etc, but nothing major.  I feel SO MUCH BETTER than I did with my son.  I know I am only 4 something weeks, so there is plenty of time for symptoms to develop, but I was definitely more tired at this point with my son.  Every pregnancy is different, right?  Reassure me that things can be good!  My pee-sticks keep getting darker, so hopefully all is well.  I can't wait to meet this little bean!

 

If there's one thing I've learned from all the sites I've browsed, it's that every pregnancy is really different.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

Teles, I had a miscarriage right before I conceived DD1 (I think I ovulated like two weeks after?) and my pregnancy, obviously, was sticky and healthy. I've heard that up to 1/3 or something of all first pregnancies end in miscarriage, though most women don't know because they are so early.

I like hearing stories about people who have conceived immediately following a mc and had a healthy pregnancy. It's reassuring

 

Any hobbies that keep you busy?

I have so many crafty things on the go at any time, it's madness. Lately they have been quite baby centred (for obvious reasons), so I just finished some lamp shades, diapers, and wipes, and now I'm working on this stuffed cat thing.

 

Also, I forgot to answer the question about whether or not I have bought anything yet... this needs some backstory. Although we have only been TTC since February, we decided this in October. Being someone who is both creative and excitable, I started creating or collecting things for future baby before we even starting making the little bean. I am also quite keen at getting things for free through the internet (it's shocking how much companies will just give you if you ask). As a result, this is the room of a baby who was only created 4 weeks and 6 days ago:

 

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I made the top nursing pillow, all the furniture was free (painted by us), the curtains are from the thrift store (cost $1.00), I made the bird pictures, etc

 

 

I also just wanted to say that I have no idea how you American ladies manage the unbelievable cost of giving birth! In Canada we have universal healthcare and I also have good insurance through my work so I never see a bill for anything and never think about what they cost, but I understand that it's around $14,000 for a hospital birth. If I had to pay that much, my little embryo wouldn't have been more than a passing thought at this stage of my life.
 

post #19 of 105

Writinglove, I'm so sorry for your loss. And congrats on your pregnancy! I had hospital births with my DSs and it really, really helped to have a doula who told me what she thought was really necessary. Also going over a birth plan with your OB is a good idea, too. Just remember it's your choice, no matter what interventions docs try to throw at you.

post #20 of 105

What's going on?

We just got home from the BEACH, there is so much I need to hop around and read in this group!! :)

When is your first appointment, if you are seeing a doctor or midwife?

I have an appointment the 25th with my MW's backup OB, and then I get to see my Homebirth MIDWIFE (who I LOOVE) July 27th (she likes to see you at 12 weeks) which is the week of my birthday so that is exciting

What are you scared or anxious about?

having 3 kids! lol.. anxious about my DS2 being so clingy to me right now.. hoping he will become a little more independant!

What are you most excited about?

A BABY! and having a pregnant BELLY, and feeling KICKS and seeing my MIDWIFE, and seeing my boys with their baby sibling

Have you bought anything yet? (dont be shy...)

haha nothing yet!

 

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