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post #61 of 254

Hi everyone! My name is Katrina, I am 25, and we just got a BFP last night and I am still in shock. This is baby #5! I haven't told anyone IRL yet except my mom, so this feels good to get it out!

 

I have three little boys ages 7, 5, and 24m, two stepsons age 6 and 4, and my baby girl will be 6 months tomorrow. Pray for us orngtongue.gif. We cosleep with the baby and I don't know how that is going to work out with a newborn coming so soon.

 

Just hoping for a healthy baby (preferably another boy) and that things will somehow work out because we were DONE and are completely unprepared.

 

EDD May 22.

post #62 of 254

Hi, so excited, and its a bit surreal, not hitting me yet. I have mixed emotions mostly about my current 2 little ones who I am still nursing. We talked about wanting 3 or 4 and as our almost 1 year old was about 6 months we knew we wanted another. My fertility didn't come back for awhile, and we waited one month, and in one try... here we are. It is a bit early, and I am still nursing 2 so we shall see what happens. I haven't told anyone and would like to wait as long as possible. Since we have a boy and a girl, we have already heard from both sides of our family that we are "done" (i hate that). I feel like we will be judged for having another, and so soon. I will be 40 in Dec, so I didn't want to wait much longer to have another one. Wow... its real :)

 

Mid May

39

Ok.

1st try after menses returned

3

DH, DS, DD and kitties/puppies

We have no idea... feeling both

At home - UC a possibitlity

post #63 of 254

I am still in shock.  We have been trying for several months.  This will be -see I am still speaking in future terms- is my 5th pregnancy and a with bad history which includes a stillbirth. And just to make it a little more interesting, some series chronic medical conditions too, including celiac and Rheumatoid Arthritis.  I have one DD 6 years old, also gluten intolerant.  I should be about 4 weeks a 2 days, but doctor today said more like 6 weeks.  I think her calculations are off because I know when I O'd and she based it on LMP.

 

We are currently living in Toyko, Japan which makes this whole birth process even more interesting, especially with a language barrier.  Originally I am from New Orleans, DH is from New Zealand and we are here for his sabbatical year.  Not sure yet which country we are going to deliver in, it's up for debate next week...AFTER I take my GRE exam which I have been preparing for the last 2 months.

 

In my free time I do a lot of reading and studying of herbal medicines since I have been moving to a 'less-prescription lifestyle'.  I hate taking medicine, it's even worse when you know it might be harming you more then helping.

 

I did not think it would happen now.  And I am half disbelieving that I am going to carry through, but well, I am joining the club anyway!  

 

 

Congrats to everyone!  

 

DD 6 years old

DS lost at 6 months pg

2 previous losses 

 

EDD: May 23

Age: 37 (ancient)

 

State or Country: Currently in Tokyo, Japan

How long it took to you to get your BFP: 8 months this attempt, but there has been a 5 year hiatus since last fertility treatments

What number child is this for you: 3

Family: Husband, 6 year old girl

Baby's Gender: Pretty sure it's a boy

Birth Plans/Preferences: Would love a home birth with a midwife, or a water birth.  But most likely it will be a birth center because of my history of hemorrhaging.

post #64 of 254

Hi, Jacquelinej! from what I understand, there is nothing that a birth center has that your average home birth midwife doesn't. Hopefully, other people who know more than I do can chime in, but my midwife who will be doing my home birth said that she always brings pitocin in case of a hemorrhage. She mentioned this to me because I'm a redhead and in her experience we're prone to that sort of thing.

post #65 of 254
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Originally Posted by crunchyruchie View Post

Hi, Jacquelinej! from what I understand, there is nothing that a birth center has that your average home birth midwife doesn't. Hopefully, other people who know more than I do can chime in, but my midwife who will be doing my home birth said that she always brings pitocin in case of a hemorrhage.

 

Yes this is true.  I hemorrhaged after giving birth at home, my midwife immediately shot me in the thigh with pitocin and halted the bleeding quickly.  Unfortunately I was still transported to the hospital for observation and anemia testing which took me away from my newborn for about 3hrs (she stayed home with her father).  In the end all I needed was some saline via iv. 

post #66 of 254
I still can't believe I'm here!


* Mid May
* 26
* GA
* We weren't really trying... but not avoiding either. It's been 3 months since fertility returned after DS
* 4
* DH, dd7, dd3, ds1
* no idea, I have the worst "mothers intuition" when it comes to guessing gender. It doesn't matter to us anyway smile.gif
* hoping for a vba2c but it'll be tough to find a provider in my town
post #67 of 254

 Hi All! My name is Yvonne, I am 30 and I would love to be added. I just found out yesterday when I tested sort of on a whimand was blown away to see two lines! So, I took another in the afternoon and bought a digital test which I took this morning

(there's not much ambiguity in a test that straight up says Pregnant :)

 

 I have a 2 1/2 year old son and have been off birth control since last June, but just started using opks for a couple months,since the whole not preventing thing was taking a little longer that I anticipated :)(although my hubbie says he would have

been happy to keep "trying";)

 

We live in Vancouver and had a pretty good hospital birth last time, but I am interested in having a midwife and possible homebirth this time.  My son when I told him we would be getting a little brother or sister said that he wanted a baby sister, which Iwould love, but either will be awesome. The due date is May 25, such a long time away, but gives me some time to settle inbefore bridesmaiding it up in August.

 

I tend to think I'm pregnant every month (ask my poor husband:) and the fact that it is really happening is kind of surreal, butI have been looking forward to having another for a while and I'm super excited! Oh, and congratulations to everyone!

post #68 of 254

Hi!

 

I'm 34 and pregnant with my first, due about May 15th. I'm a teacher too, Janad810, and feeling pretty lucky that all my calculating and planning for this due date seem to have worked out.

I'm not quite sure about all the acronyms yet on the message board, but will figure them out soon. :)

post #69 of 254

Hello all! I am jumping in here; have already posted a bit in April DDC and I plan to keep a foot in each group. My name is Adrienne and I am due somewhere around end of April, beginning of May. I am 29 and DH will be 30 this year. 

 

We are unsure of dates, as I as still BFing DD1 (18 months) and caught the first PP egg and never had a period. So lucky! It took us almost a year and LOTS of hard work to get pregnant with Harper, so this is like a whole other ballgame. My symptoms have been totally minimal (which I know I am so lucky), but it makes me question if I am really pregnant or not. Had an ultrasound for dates a few days ago and saw the gummy bear baby and saw a heart rate of 167.

 

I am hoping for another girl so DD will have a playmate and so we will be able to use all her girly stuff again! Plus, I like our girl name better than our boy name. 

 

We had a homebirth with a midwife, student midwife, and doula for our first birth and are planning the same again. The biggest difference this time will be what to do with DD.

 

I loved being in a DDC last time and am still in contact with lots of people from Spring of 2011 DDCs. So glad to be here with all of you!

post #70 of 254

Hi all! I joined the April DDC but then I found out my more accurate due date is May 4 so I will join here instead. I was induced with both previous deliveries at 38 weeks but am hoping to go into labor on my own or at least closer to 40 weeks. Our first child was stillborn at 38 weeks, our second is a 19 month old goof ball girl, then I had an early m/c at 6 weeks in May and am now a little over 7 weeks with what I think is a BOY.

 

I found out I was pregnant at 9 DPO so it feels like I have been pregnant for a while already.

  • EDD April 30th if you go by LMP, May 4 if you go by when I O'd, May 6th is you go by my dating u/s. You can put May 4th.
  • Your Name: Bailey
  • Age: 25
  • State or Country: MN
  • How long it took to you to get your BFP: 2.5 months after m/c in May, 2.5 to get pregnant with the m/c baby.
  • What number child is this for you: 3rd technically I guess, 2nd living child
  • Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): DH Brandon, 2 naughty dogs
  • Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): BOY! That is my guess. Heart rate 141 at my first u/s. Both my girls were in the 160's.
  • Birth Plans/Preferences: UC in a perfect world, maybe an "oops I had him at home" birth. Most likely he will be born at our local hospital, which I am fine with, too.
post #71 of 254
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Originally Posted by BeagleMommy View Post

Hi! I'm still a bit in shock from the two home pregnancy tests I took yesterday. My EDD is May 9th. I think I'll go to Dollar Tree and pick up a few more tests to convince myself.

This will be baby number three. I have a five year old girl and a three year old boy.

The only pregnancy symptom I have had is that I have had a couple of pimples for the first time in over a year. I thought that was weird, but I never guessed. . . I'd be joining a due date club!

I love your dog. So cute!

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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.

I love Russian blue cats!

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Originally Posted by berrymama View Post

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.

Cool. Be prepared for L&D questions! haha

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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!!!

Hello state neighbor! I'm in MN.

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Originally Posted by jacquelinej View Post

I am still in shock.  We have been trying for several months.  This will be -see I am still speaking in future terms- is my 5th pregnancy and a with bad history which includes a stillbirth. And just to make it a little more interesting, some series chronic medical conditions too, including celiac and Rheumatoid Arthritis.  I have one DD 6 years old, also gluten intolerant.  I should be about 4 weeks a 2 days, but doctor today said more like 6 weeks.  I think her calculations are off because I know when I O'd and she based it on LMP.

 

We are currently living in Toyko, Japan which makes this whole birth process even more interesting, especially with a language barrier.  Originally I am from New Orleans, DH is from New Zealand and we are here for his sabbatical year.  Not sure yet which country we are going to deliver in, it's up for debate next week...AFTER I take my GRE exam which I have been preparing for the last 2 months.

 

In my free time I do a lot of reading and studying of herbal medicines since I have been moving to a 'less-prescription lifestyle'.  I hate taking medicine, it's even worse when you know it might be harming you more then helping.

 

I did not think it would happen now.  And I am half disbelieving that I am going to carry through, but well, I am joining the club anyway!  

 

 

Congrats to everyone!  

 

DD 6 years old

DS lost at 6 months pg

2 previous losses 

 

EDD: May 23

Age: 37 (ancient)

 

State or Country: Currently in Tokyo, Japan

How long it took to you to get your BFP: 8 months this attempt, but there has been a 5 year hiatus since last fertility treatments

What number child is this for you: 3

Family: Husband, 6 year old girl

Baby's Gender: Pretty sure it's a boy

Birth Plans/Preferences: Would love a home birth with a midwife, or a water birth.  But most likely it will be a birth center because of my history of hemorrhaging.

I have had a stillborn, too. Devastating! I have been diagnosed and un-diagnosed with RA since I was 8 or 9. Never been on much for meds for it though. Whatever it is it tends to come and go when is wants. Comes for 6-9 months then gone for a year or year and a half. It's got a mind of it's own....

 

That is weird your doc says 6 weeks!? My own doctor's gestation guess doesn't even make sense for when I found out I was pregnant. I had a beta done after having symptoms for a week. It came back at 13 which was 9 maybe 10 DPO but then at my u/s at my appt he said I would be 6 weeks 4 days.

 

That is cool your hubby is from New Zealand. I went there for a few weeks 6 years ago. I loved it and would vote to have my baby there.

post #72 of 254

Hi,

My name is Aimee, I am 36, and I live in Baltimore, Maryland, with my husband and my just turned 4 daughter, Mirah.

I just got the double line on the stick this morning! And I believe that I am due in late May.

We started trying to get pregnant at the beginning of the Summer, and did on the first try, but it did not stick, and lost it very early (I don't think there was implantation). So, thinking lots of sticky thoughts now!

I still co-sleep with my daughter, so will have to think about that...work part-time as a pre-school teacher (in my daughter's school), and have started taking classes towards a Masters in Teaching.

post #73 of 254

Hi everyone! I've been lurking a little since my first positive test almost 2 weeks ago (can't believe it's been that long already) and finally decided I should just join. For one thing, only my husband and my best friend know and I don't want to drive them crazy whining/marveling at my symptoms, ha!

 

We're due in late May and this is our first. Currently living in New England, but moving to Germany in January.

 

I'm an MPH student taking my final class and my studies focus on childbirth. It's weird to be pregnant myself since I spend so much time thinking about other people's pregnancies, births, etc :)

 

I've trained as a doula but am not practicing. I'd love to have a home birth or birth at a birth center but I'm going to have to do a lot of research about what my options in Germany will be first, as I'm much less familiar with those options in that setting.

 

My first prenatal appointment is next month at a birth center in my town. I can't wait!

 

Nice to meet you all and congratulations all around :D

post #74 of 254

Hi everyone! We got our BFP several weeks ago, but I am finally joining the group. We recently found out that we're pregnant with TWINS!

 

EDD: May 7
•Your Name: Angela
Age: 35 (though turning 36 this week! yikes!)
State or Country: North Carolina, though we're New England transplants
How long it took to you to get your BFP:4 cycles of IUI with frozen donor sperm
•What number child is this for you: 2 and 3!
Family: DP, and DD, who just turned 4
•Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): ?!?!?
Birth Plans/Preferences: I had a very laid-back, midwife-assisted all-natural birth with DD. I was planning on a homebirth for this pregnancy, but that's no longer an option due to the twins. Now we're just trying to find an OB who will give us a good shot of delivering vaginally.

 

Hey Radiowave, we know each other from our previous DDC. I changed my username to be more private, but my daughter Ocean was born the day after Mirah, and you and I shared resources around breastfeeding and low supply. So nice to see you here!
 

post #75 of 254

I got my first BFP last week at 11dpo. I'm a little hesitant to join here, but AF is officially late and I'm taking it one day at a time trusting this will all work out.

 

  • EDD (feel free to use beginning/middle/end of month, if you prefer): End of May (EDD 5/27/13) DS was born at 41+3 so I'm almost expecting a June Bug :)
  • Your Name: (if you would like to share): I'll go by my SN - SilaMarila
  • Age: 26 (27 when baby arrives)
  • State or Country: Sunny California
  • How long it took to you to get your BFP: Almost 2 years. A very long time...
  • What number child is this for you: #2 
  • Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): DH, and DS ('09 - 3yrs in Nov!)
  • Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): We would love another boy. When I told DH when we would be due he said "ugh May is a girlie month."
  • Birth Plans/Preferences: I have my babies at home :)
  • Blog, website or the like: 
  • Anything else you'd like to share: I'm a birth doula and 2nd midwives assistant to a local midwifery practice. 
post #76 of 254
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Originally Posted by maszat85 View Post

Our baby #2 (#5 considering our beautiful angels) was conceived at an unlikely hour, at the most unlikely time in August. My mother-in-law was visiting us from overseas and she was staying with us at our very small house. Naturally, I asked my husband that we, well, sort of take a break, while she was with us. No need for uncomfortable moments because of noise, etc. All I have to say is YEAH, RIGHT. Sheepish.gif

 

 

Orshi, too funny. My embryo-blorp (ok, need a better nickname) was also conceived either at my parents-in-law's house or at my parents' house - we were visiting our hometown - I'm choosing to believe it was at my parents-in-laws' because that's a happier home! Do you think you'll tell your MIL? I can't decide if my MIL and FIL would think it was funny or sweet or would be weirded out, ha!

post #77 of 254
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Originally Posted by KnittingTigers View Post

Hi everyone! We got our BFP several weeks ago, but I am finally joining the group. We recently found out that we're pregnant with TWINS!

 

 

Congratulations!!!! You are the first in the DDC to announce twins!! So exciting!! :)

post #78 of 254
  • EDD (feel free to use beginning/middle/end of month, if you prefer) - My EDD is June 1st
  • Your Name: (if you would like to share)
  • Age: 27
  • State or Country: Texas
  • How long it took to you to get your BFP: First month not avoiding pregnancy and here I am. God is good. :)
  • What number child is this for you: 4 (about to transition to weird looks(comments?)... with 3; the first 2 were boys and then I had a girl. No one thinks anything with that, but now... :P oh well)
  • Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies):  DH, DS1, DS2, DD1
  • Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): I have no idea, but I would love another girl. I'm all about being well rounded. If it is a boy, God knew that was better for us. :)
  • Birth Plans/Preferences: UC or Midwife assisted homebirth are both still bouncing around in my mind. I hate hospitals and birthing centers, though they look slightly better, just don't feel right either. I am leaning more toward UC because I've done it and feel pretty confident and well, 3-4 grand is a very large chunk of change for us.
  • Anything else you'd like to share: Got 2 faint positives today. Also, I suspected I was pregnant since what I think was the day after conception. I felt like God was leading us to trust Him and wammo. I have never KNOWN I was pregnant that soon, so either this is just a different pregnancy for me or I have mild suspicions that there might be 2 in there??? Time will tell.

Edited by dayiscoming2006 - 9/22/12 at 7:34am
post #79 of 254

Hi dayiscoming! I started getting symptoms the day after our conception date too! I waited a week after getting symptoms and then got a beta test done at the clinic and it came back at 13! So like a day or 2 after implantation! I am thinking about a UC as well but I need to get my confidence up to do it.

post #80 of 254

Hi, I am Cait. My husband and I just found out that we are pregnant with #4! Our EDD is May 15th. Our oldest child is just as excited as we are and already planning everything she wants to do with her new baby sister or brother. Our children are a girl 5,a boy almost 4, and a girl 2, I would love another boy to be a buddy for our DS, but he gets along great with his sisters already, so either way we are praying for a healthy little blessing for our family!

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