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post #41 of 254

Sorry! My EDD is May 13, 2013. Thank you!!!!

post #42 of 254

So happy to be here!

 

  • EDD: May 8 (based on date of ovulation)
  • Your Name: Kelly
  • Age: 34
  • State or Country: Texas
  • How long it took to you to get your BFP: We had an contraception failure in April and didn't think we wanted kids together - we are both divorced and I have a daughter from my previous marriage. I did get pregnant and in the first couple weeks, we went from shocked and devastated to EXCITED and wanting a little one! I had a MC in May at 6 weeks, so we have been trying ever since my first full post-MC cycle.
  • What number child is this for you: #2
  • Family: My partner, my 4 yo daughter, and 4 gorgeous Russian blue gray cats
  • Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): I really would be happy either way this time - just want a healthy little one!
  • Birth Plans/Preferences: For my daughter, I used a birthing center for prenatal and was planning to use it for the birth. But she was breech and nothing - not an external version, not daily chiropractic treatments, not regular acupuncture - could get her to turn. I was neurotic about trying anything and everything. Still, I ended up having a c-section. This time I'm using a practice with both OBs and midwives and I'm trying to be more zen about vaginal vs. c-section this time around. Whatever will be, will be.
post #43 of 254

TwilightJoy,

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Remember me from NMY? (I dropped off a couple years ago, but I have fond memories of my NMY time!)

 

Congratulations to you! So cool to see someone I already know on MDC in this DDC. :)

post #44 of 254
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TwilightJoy,
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Remember me from NMY? (I dropped off a couple years ago, but I have fond memories of my NMY time!)

Congratulations to you! So cool to see someone I already know on MDC in this DDC. smile.gif

Yes! Hi snozzberry!!! When I read your intro I recognized you immediately and was about to post to see if you remembered me! luxlove.gif Though I suppose you would, I think we're facebook friends too, right? lol.gif
post #45 of 254
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Yes! Hi snozzberry!!! When I read your intro I recognized you immediately and was about to post to see if you remembered me! luxlove.gif Though I suppose you would, I think we're facebook friends too, right? lol.gif

 

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So cool that we are due date buddies too! Are your cats reacting to that little one inside you?

 

I've noticed that my standoffish cat is WAY lovey...following me around and getting in my lap to cuddle. I like it!

post #46 of 254
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Originally Posted by snozzberry View Post

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So cool that we are due date buddies too! Are your cats reacting to that little one inside you?

I've noticed that my standoffish cat is WAY lovey...following me around and getting in my lap to cuddle. I like it!

Haven't noticed anything really different with the cats. Though I am totally enjoying not doing the kitty litter anymore. lol.gif

We're trying to sell our house, so I think that's affecting them a bit, not the baby. They don't like the strangers walking through all the time for showings.

I wouldn't mind them being more lovey, snuggles make me happy. But for now it's just DH who's been acting more lovely. 2twins.gif
post #47 of 254
•EDD: May 17th
•Your Name: Miranda
•Age: 30
•State or Country: MI
•How long it took to you to get your BFP: 23 months!
•What number child is this for you: #1
•Family: My wife, 2 dogs, 2 cats
•Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): I don't really care either way...would love either!
•Birth Plans/Preferences: I haven't decided yet. I live on an island so home birth is out of the question. I am going to be going to a pretty progressive center and will decide more as time goes on.
post #48 of 254

My EDD is May 19th. This will be baby #5 for us. Our kids ages are 10, 8, 3, and 11 months.

 

I got my positive 2 days ago, but I had a "feeling" that I was pregnant about a week after conception.

 

I'm a little nervous this time around because I'm still nursing my baby girl. She still nurses A LOT. She eats breakfast and a little here and there throughout the day, but she hasn't mastered the sippy cup (or any cup) yet. So I'm hoping she'll get the hang of using a cup soon...

 

Anyway, I'm super excited to be pregnant again! :)
 

ETA: I'm 29, turning 30 next month and currently live in the N. GA area. We are a military family.

post #49 of 254

May 7th is my baby #3's estimated due date. :)

post #50 of 254

Hi everyone, I'm new.

 

EDD: Well that's a tricky one.  This was our first attempt after going off bc so here are the possibilities:  LMP - 5/3, Possible O date 1- 5/9, Possible O date 2 - 5/20
•Your Name: Amanda
•Age: 30
•State or Country: IL
•How long it took to you to get your BFP: First try...
•What number child is this for you: #1
•Family: DH and an older pup
•Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): We'd really love a girl.
•Birth Plans/Preferences: No idea...

 

Just got a BFP yesterday and still in shock (I totally thought AF was on her way, finally!).  I *think* for the most part I've stopped freaking out and being completely terrified but haven't made it to super happy yet (it'll come, right?).  We weren't expecting it to happen the first time around and the timing is confusing since I didn't start charting or anything until cycle day 30.  I have an u/s on the 27th so we can hopefully figure out how far along I am.

 

I'm somewhat of an anxious person thanks to a mother who is literally crazy so remaining calm could be a bit of a challenge or this will mellow me completely, one of the two.  It will likely also mean the end of my relationship with my mother if the antics she's pulling with my brother and his first are any indication.

 

Theoretically I get how awesome pregnancy is but I tend to be somewhat of a negative nelly so at the moment I'm a bit focused on the unpleasant aspects.  Morning sickness scares the crap out of me, although, if the nausea I'm experiencing now is it, I can handle that.

 

Here's my chart if anyone has any insight.  http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3ed944/

 

I have no idea what I'm doing or where to get started.

post #51 of 254

Hi, I'm MegMoira, I'm due May 1, I live in RI.

We have been trying since I got married in May. This is mancub #1... 

I'm married with a dog, cat and turtle. The turtle is indifferent, but I can't keep the dog from sniffing (she looks confused) and the cat is cuddly. Neither one of them will let me go to the bathroom alone without whining, which makes the morning sickness extra annoying.

I will be happy with either a boy or a girl, but I keep using the plural... bigeyes.gif oh myyyy!

I'd prefer a natural, hands off birth, but ultimately, baby's health will be what determines that. The OB/Midwife's office I go to is pretty amazing, and I have only gone in to take the test so far. I walked out of there smiling, and got a whole lot of congratulations.

post #52 of 254
Hi ladies! Wanted to post first then I will get to reading to get to know you all smile.gif I just tested this morning, a day after AF was due and got a positive! So please add me to the list. DH is very excited, he's already starting telling our close family (people that we are ok with knowing even if we were to have a miscarriage) about 5 minutes after I peed on the stick.

EDD: May 24th, 2013
Your Name: Katie
Age: 33
State or Country: Ohio, USA
How long it took to you to get your BFP: 3 cycles, just like DD
What number child is this for you: #2 and unless we really have a change of heart our last
Family: DH - Mike, DD - Sydney (she's almost 3)
Baby's Gender: I am hoping for a boy since we already have a girl, but another girl would be great too, no guesses or feelings yet
Birth Plans/Preferences: Planning to have a hospital birth again and hope for it to be as intervention free as possible, my birth with DD was great, the only intervention I had that was so unneeded was the IV, my birth was so fast it was pointless so I am going to push hard for no IV right away as I'm likely to have another fast birth again. I don't think IVs should be done routinely anyway, but I think this will help justify. I'm with the same OB practice, but my previous OB has retired, the new one was very nice for the two paps I saw her for, so we'll see how she is once we start talking pregnancy more.
post #53 of 254

Hi to all! I am Jen, a 30 yr old mother to two boys (2.5, and 4.5 yrs), wife, labor and delivery RN, and aspiring photographer. I haven't been around these boards much since the birth of my 2nd babe 2.5 yrs ago. It is good to be back! We live just outside of Madison, WI and are expecting a new LO mid-May. My first was a very quick midwife assisted hospital birth (in the tub). For my second, we planned a homebirth, and after a very short (less than 1 hr) labor, he was born in in our tub (all 10.5 lbs of him!), about 5 minutes before our midwife arrived! We are planning another homebirth for this one with the same midwife - my husband says she owes us a birth :) I would of course love a girl, but will be happy with another boy too. In addition to all the typical early pregnancy worries, on the same day we found out we are expecting, my Dad entered hospice care for terminal cancer. I have been struggling with being happy vs mourning my Dad and am still undecided whether I will tell him about this baby. It is sure to be an emotional couple of weeks.


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post #54 of 254

Hi Ladies,

 

Still kinda shocked I am here and hoping very much that I get to stay! I'm another "older" (hate that) mama with a pretty big gap since my last dc. Glad to see there are other mamas here in the same boat.

 

  • EDD: May 21, 2013
  • Your Name: Sheryl
  • Age: 39
  • State or Country: CO
  • How long it took to you to get your BFP: First try!
  • What number child is this for you: 2
  • Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): hubby and 8 yo DD
  • Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): DH really wants a boy, so I am kinda hoping for that for him, but I will be thrilled either way.
  • Birth Plans/Preferences: Homebirth with Midwife
  • Anything else you'd like to share: I spent a lot of time here on MDC before during and after my DD's birth 8 years ago. It is lovely to be back!

 

post #55 of 254

Welcome to all the latest May mamas!

 

Jen, hug.gif this must be a very tough time for you. Please keep us posted on how your dad is doing and how you are coping.

post #56 of 254

Well goodness.  Guess I'm here!  I'm excited to get to know you ladies more and share in these joys over the coming months!

 

  • EDD: May 22
  • Your Name: Becky
  • Age: 29  (or 26 again!)
  • State or Country:  northern NV
  • How long it took to you to get your BFP: First try!
  • What number child is this for you: 3
  • Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): Huz, 4yo and 2 yo
  • Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): We would love to have a boy but will be thrilled either way.
  • Birth Plans/Preferences: C-section  irked.gif
  • Anything else you'd like to share: I am hoping for this to be my healthiest pregnancy yet!  I am hoping to keep my diet and exercise up to par!
post #57 of 254

 

  • EDD: mid May
  • Your Name: Audrey
  • Age: 23
  • State or Country: CA
  • How long it took to you to get your BFP: couple 40 day cycles
  • What number child is this for you: 2
  • Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): Husband, DD(3) and Butters 
  • Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): Boy, I want a girl though. 
  • Birth Plans/Preferences: Natural, same as before :)
  • Anything else you'd like to share: weird symptoms with this one!

 

post #58 of 254

Hi everyone!

I'm due in late May with baby #3. No symptoms yet, but I've never had morning sickness, so I'm not surprised!

We (DH, DS1 (4) and DS2 (2) live in NYC, I'm a nurse.

This will be a second VBA2C for me, if I can find a great provider. The search is on.

Nice to meet you all,

Happy First Trimester, everyone!

post #59 of 254

Oops!  Should have introduced myself here first:

 

  • EDD (feel free to use beginning/middle/end of month, if you prefer): second week of May
  • Age: 31 (almost 32!)
  • State or Country: Wisconsin (newly-relocated)
  • How long it took to you to get your BFP: First month of real "trying"
  • What number child is this for you: #2 (DD is 3)
  • Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies):  DH: 30, and DD: 3
  • Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): I feel like the baby is a boy, and I'm also noticing my symptoms are different than with DD (earlier morning sickness, less acne) which, for some reason, in my head means to me that the baby is a different gender?!?!
  • Birth Plans/Preferences: VBAC with a doula and midwife in a hospital birth center (had a very horrible, medicalized first pregnancy/birth -- determined not to have the same experience)
  • Anything else you'd like to share:  I have been diagnosed with a "friable cervix," which means that I may or may not spot throughout my pregnancy (I have been spotting since my BFP).  It's nerve-wracking, but I am trying to be calm and centered and believe in what my body is doing -- any help, prayers, positive thoughts appreciated!!!
post #60 of 254

Wow, lots of new members! Welcome everyone!! It's great to hear all of your stories. Looking forward to chatting with you. :)

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