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post #81 of 254
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Congratulations!!!! You are the first in the DDC to announce twins!! So exciting!! :)


Thanks! We vacillate between excited and overwhelmed pretty regularly! Mostly excited though!

post #82 of 254
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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.


Too funny! :) Isn't it just the weirdest thing? I actually told hubby right away and he was like, "No, no way." LOL   I am still going back and forth in my head about UC vs midwife assisted homebirth. I feel like I could handle the UC fine, but I'm a bit concerned about doing the paperwork and filing stuff and going to a doctor afterward and stuff. I had a doctor I trusted in the last place I lived that helped me out with a note for the live birth thing and a note saying I was pregnant because just an official lab test from the beginning of the pregnancy wasn't enough and I had UPed and had nothing to prove it otherwise. It is so expensive to get a midwife (cheaper than a hospital, I know) but I am really thinking it could be best this time. Just annoys me that things have to be so complicated.

post #83 of 254
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Thanks! We vacillate between excited and overwhelmed pretty regularly! Mostly excited though!


Oh yeah, it goes without saying that there is a total freakout there involved with the word twins!!! LOL!! But it will be so awesome. You know, it is hard having two young ones at the same time, no matter what ages they are. At least when they are both babies, they aren't as conscious as they are when one is an older toddler who feels gypped about not getting extra mommy/daddy time, or feels that their lives have been overturned, or is hitting the baby, or is running around squirting water all over the house like the devil with a smile on his face! (not that I am speaking from experience here...). And, they have the same needs, so you don't have to prepare a sandwich for one while nursing the other!! It's gonna be an awesome (though sleepless, but you'd be sleepless anyway) ride!!!

 

ETA: Crap, I just remembered you already have a DC!! So, um, yeah. It's still gonna be awesome ;) Seriously, though. I do have a friend who grew up as the big sister to twins, and she constantly felt left out (though she has just earned a doctorate and has totally gotten over it now). Her mom survived by getting a night nurse and lots of help. Do you guys have a good support network?

post #84 of 254

Hi all. I just found out 3 days ago that I am expecting. SUPER EXCITED!! I'm Mara and my hubby is James and this will be our first child.  I am 28 (almost 29) and my hubs is 30.  We live in Northern VA.  I estimate that I am due May 29- or 30 but I haven't seen my doc. yet so that may change.  I had been tracking my BBT and mucus (all that fun and gross stuff) and so we got really lucky that we concived on our first shot. (I'm lucky I know :) My sister, now has a 6month old told me about this site and suggested I join.  I know I'm late in the month, but I and looking forward to seeing what is coming up in my pregnancy. The strangest this that has happened so far is that my sense of smell has gone through the roof.  I can spell everything really well, isn't kinda strange.  Other then that I have had minor cramping and some slight nausia throughout the day.  Is it weird that I'm really hoping for more?  This whole thing doesn't seem real yet, so I think once I start feeling more symptoms and maybe see my doc. It will all seem real. 

post #85 of 254

Hi all. I just found out 3 days ago that I am expecting. SUPER EXCITED!! I'm Mara and my hubby is James and this will be our first child.  I am 28 (almost 29) and my hubs is 30.  We live in Northern VA.  I estimate that I am due May 29- or 30 but I haven't seen my doc. yet so that may change.  I had been tracking my BBT and mucus (all that fun and gross stuff) and so we got really lucky that we concived on our first shot. (I'm lucky I know :) My sister, now has a 6month old told me about this site and suggested I join.  I know I'm late in the month, but I and looking forward to seeing what is coming up in my pregnancy. The strangest this that has happened so far is that my sense of smell has gone through the roof.  I can spell everything really well, isn't kinda strange.  Other then that I have had minor cramping and some slight nausia throughout the day.  Is it weird that I'm really hoping for more?  This whole thing doesn't seem real yet, so I think once I start feeling more symptoms and maybe see my doc. It will all seem real. 

post #86 of 254

Hi all,

I was looking around for a May DDC on here and for some reason hadn't found it before today. I was surprised to see so many women on here already - this is great!

My name is Renee. I live in rural Nova Scotia. DH and I have a son, 2 years old, who was born in the hospital after an attempted homebirth (moved to the hospital after 3+ hours of pushing. He arrive another 2 hours later with just a little help). We have been hoping for another baby since winter. We have issues with infertility, gave IVF another try this summer, and baby #2 will arrive around May 11 (a week before ds's 3rd birthday).

I'm hopeful for another homebirth, but midwifery politics may make that a challenge. I'm just waiting for our 8 week ultrasound to make sure there is really a baby in there (and not two) before making any phone calls. Ultrasound will be October 1. I prefer to keep pregnancy care simple for myself - fewer tests and ultrasounds the better, as long as everything continues to go well.

So far, mild symptoms. I find them reassuring - keeps it real which is exactly what I need right now. It's been so nice to look at baby stuff again, we are really excited about the fact that we get to be parents to another little one.

looking forward to sharing these next 8ish months with you all!

Renee

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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.


Too funny! :) Isn't it just the weirdest thing? I actually told hubby right away and he was like, "No, no way." LOL   I am still going back and forth in my head about UC vs midwife assisted homebirth. I feel like I could handle the UC fine, but I'm a bit concerned about doing the paperwork and filing stuff and going to a doctor afterward and stuff. I had a doctor I trusted in the last place I lived that helped me out with a note for the live birth thing and a note saying I was pregnant because just an official lab test from the beginning of the pregnancy wasn't enough and I had UPed and had nothing to prove it otherwise. It is so expensive to get a midwife (cheaper than a hospital, I know) but I am really thinking it could be best this time. Just annoys me that things have to be so complicated.


I have a great doctor and would love if he would come out and deliver at my home. I just think the clinic and hospital make everything so complicated. It seems like the doctors aren't allowed to use their brains they just have to go by protocol irked.gif. Today I finally called to make an official prenatal appt because I wanted a specific date that is kind of far out on the calendar. Just making the call was stressing me out because I was worried I was going to start getting questioned about why I don't want to come in earlier, how far along I am, etc. but no instead I got a, "Did you talk to your doctor's nurse about your pregnancy?" I said, "What?" She says, "Well, did you confirm your pregnant with his nurse?" I was so confused! Do people really make prenatal appts without taking a pregnancy test? I'm not sure what that was all about. Luckily I did have a beta done a while ago but the whole experience reminded me how stupid the clinic and hospital works a lot of the time.

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Hi I'm Stephie, I'm 26, and this is my first (so far) viable (thats the main word in this) pregnancy. I Have had multiple miscarriges before so i'm taking this slowly, I'm due about may 10th. I live in the uk :) Its lovely to meet you all :) xx


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post #89 of 254

Hi, 

 

I'm Kara and I'm 29.  I'm due mid-may, with my 3rd baby.  I have a DH, and two boys (4 and 2), and a dog Max.  I'm in CT and hoping for my second home birth.  Nice to "meet" you ladies!

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  • EDD mid-late May
  • Your Name: Hallie Dedrick
  • Age: 31
  • State or Country:  Clearwater, FL
  • How long it took to you to get your BFP:  5 months
  • What number child is this for you: 3
  • Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): husband Jason, daughters Reaghan 5.5 yrs  and Myra 3.5 years, and 2 corgis, 4 chickens
  • Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): hopes- for 3rd girl
  • Birth Plans/Preferences: homebirth
  • Blog, website or the like: www.HallieD.com and www.doulatampabay.com
  • Anything else you'd like to share: Just excited to be here!
post #91 of 254

Where in GA are you hannybanany?

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Knitting Tigers! Hello! So happy to see you here! What do you think about this age separation of almost 5 years that we are going to have with these kids?

 

 

I forgot to mention in my intro that I plan on having this baby at the same birth center as where I had Mirah. I think that it will be so nice to return there, and show Mirah where she was born!

 

 

 

-Aimee
 

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Where in GA are you hannybanany?

Savannah. You?
post #94 of 254
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Knitting Tigers! Hello! So happy to see you here! What do you think about this age separation of almost 5 years that we are going to have with these kids?


-Aimee

 

I know- the five years is crazy! I always thought I'd have kids closer in age, but we just weren't ready. Since DD's birth, we've lived through two weddings (one legal and one symbolic), two dissertations, three apartments, one house, four jobs, and two interstate moves! Now that we're finally feeling settled and stable, I'm very excited to add to our family. I had been feeling bad about the age difference until we found out that we're having twins. Now I'm just so grateful that DD is a bit older, will be able to help out (or at least not be quite as needy), etc. I am already feeling a bit overwhelmed about the idea of multiples- I can't imagine how I'd be feeling if I had a toddler at home too.

So great you can back to your birth center! We have moved since DD's birth, and twins really throw a wrench in my homebirth plans, so I'm not sure exactly what we'll do.

In any case, excited to follow your journey!
post #95 of 254

Hi! I'm 9 weeks 1 day pregnant with my third baby. My due date according to dating US is April 27th, but if this babe is anything like my DS, it will be closer to mid-May. I have a DD (6) and a DS (3), and super excited for #3! It was a very big surprise, but exciting nonetheless. I live in Indiana. I had a c-section with DD, then a VBAC with DS, hoping for another VBAC with this one.

post #96 of 254
I might as well announce on this thread that we just found out we are expecting triplets. Yikes!!
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I might as well announce on this thread that we just found out we are expecting triplets. Yikes!!


WOW! :) Congrats!

post #98 of 254
Wow! Congrats, lisedea!

And to KnittingTigers, congratulations! My midwife has delivered several sets of twins at home or in her home. So, in many cases, twins may not rule out a homebirth.
post #99 of 254
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Thanks! We vacillate between excited and overwhelmed pretty regularly! Mostly excited though!

 

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I might as well announce on this thread that we just found out we are expecting triplets. Yikes!!

Wow you two!  Tha'ts incredible!!  Wishing you and your multiples good health on this journey!

 

Is anyone interested in becoming another admin for this group with me since Porcelina is no longer able to continue as an admin?  It isn't difficult and since this is an open group the duties are light.  If you are able to help, please let me know.

post #100 of 254

Hey y'all!!  My name is Stephanie and I'm rejoining the forums after my last due date when my 3yo son was born.  I got my BFP yesterday!!  Which means I'm due very late May/very early June.  

 

I'm 25 and live in Lincoln, NE, right now, which is where all of my family, include my ex and DS, live, but I was planning a move up to the Black Hills in South Dakota to join my sweetheart on his 40 acre ranch.  Then we got this news.  So I guess the move is well timed!!

 

As I said, this is my second child and was a surprise- my darling and I have only been together since April and have been doing the long distance thing.  We knew this was in our future, or at least we had hoped, but we didn't expect it so soon.  Everything good has come to us at once and I take it as a huge sign that my life is going in the right direction.  

 

I am a birth doula and will be travelling back to Iowa at the end of November for my childbirth educator training.  If you ladies have any questions for me along this journey, feel free to let me know. My specific work involves community health, working with health disparities in maternal and infant health, and I hope to work with teen mamas and Native women when I get up to the Hills.  

 

We'll most likely have a homebirth, which is a huge turn-on for my sweetheart who built the house I'll be birthing in.  I haven't explored my care provider options yet, but am planning on going UC if needed.  I'm low risk and had a lovely natural hospital birth with my first.  

 

Right now, I'm just along for the ride.  I'm excited, sort of nervous, but I know that the best I can do is surrender.  It feels like a dream.  I'll be living on the land in the mountains during this pregnancy, with chickens and horses around me, cooking up a storm.  A few loose ends to tie up in Lincoln, but then I'm off.

 

You can read my relationship, motherhood, politics, musings, at motherfront.blogspot.com.

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