WELCOME THREAD!!! - Page 2
Hi everyone. I'm incorrigible (you'll see why as you get to know me! =P). I'm 34. Dh (Beast) is 33. I have 2 children from a previous marriage, Crash (14) and Spritely (11). Their biodad took off when they were little, and has since passed away, so they totally consider Beast their dad, and he thinks of them as his kids - not his step kids. So while he's an old hat at the dad gig...he's totally fresh and inexperienced with pregnancy and babies and toddlers. lol Crash and Spritely have changed more diapers than he has!!! lol
When we married, we started trying to have kids. I had a miscarriage in January, 2011 and my body went totally haywire after that. We finally figured out a treatment plan that has been getting me healthy again. I wasn't supposed to be ovulating, and we really haven't been DTD much either the last few months...so this was pretty much an act of God. We had a set of criteria where we felt I would be healthy enough for us to start trying again...and I'm still many months from that mark. So, while I want to be happy, I'm kind of depressed because I am expecting a miscarriage. I'm fighting it though, and researching and doing anything I can come up with to make it stick. My miscarriages have always been by week 9 (was that actual week 9, or the "you're pregnant before you ovulate" week 9? I can't remember!!!!) so if I can make it to week 10 (or twelve? I need to dig up my records asap! lol) I think I can start getting optimistic. Right now, I'm scared to even hope....but I really really really hope this one sticks!
My last was born in March in England. So no issues. I am worried about an August baby in Arizona :/.
Hi all! I'm Paula, I'm 41, have a 32-yo DH and a 2-yo DS and a 14-yo dog.
I got my BFP this past weekend, I was pretty sure (from feeling queasy) but waited to test.
Estimated due date is August 10 based on LMP but I think I O'ed early so maybe it's a little earlier than that.
DS was born in July 2010 so he will be 3 when this one arrives.
Looking forward to getting to know you mamas over the next several months!
Hi, I am Leigh. I have an almost four year old son, Monkey and a 19 month old Bee and got two lines yesterday. Great after 7 months trying. All that and Newbie will be the same spacing as the first two.
Planning a Home Birth with a midwife so close Bee can walk to her office and excited. I wanted one with her, but we moved less than three weeks before she was born. I have my first apt in two weeks.
I started a new thread to introduce myself before I saw this thread, so let me give a proper introduction in the proper place :) I'm Mody, 35, married to Stew, 36, and we're pregnant with our first! We've been married for over 10 years and are so SO happy to finally be pregnant. I'm 5 weeks, and due around August 6th, I think. Since this is our first, I'm brand new to all things pregnancy and am definitely experiencing "I'm pregnant! Now what???" syndrome. We've been so focused on getting pregnant for the past few years that we never thought about what happens once you get pregnant. Thank God for online forums! We havent told anyone yet, which is killing me, but the total joy I'm experiencing makes up for it. I'm grateful to be a part of this community and look forward to sharing our journeys together!!!
Hi everyone, just popping to introduce myself! I'm 4 weeks today with #3. I have two girls who will be 6 and 3 when the baby is born in August (around the 15th). The oldest is hoping for a brother :) I'm super excited, but we are holding off on telling many people because I've had a few miscarriages in the past. However, this pregnancy is going well so far (no bleeding, lots of pregnancy symptoms) so I'm optimistic. This is my last baby so I'm definitely going to cherish each day, even the queasy ones!
When we get into the second trimester we should do a birth bead swap. We did one in the June 2010 DDC and I ended up with a necklace made of beads from all the mamas. I wore it in the tub as DD was being born. I can't wait to pass it on to her some day. Congrats to everyone!
Just got my BFP. 10dpo. Praying it's a sticky one! O'd on cd22 out of 28, and slathered myself with progesterone cream. Still using it and will cut back once I get out of the first trimester. Feel like it's a miracle to actually been able to push my AF back enough to allow for implantation! Definitely praising Jesus!
I'm 28. Married to a submariner. I've had 2 homebirths with DS1 (6) and DS2 (about to be 5), and my DD is about to be 3. She was a highrisk birth at a huge teaching hospital at 35 weeks for "low fluids". I had blood clots with her early in the pregnancy. Total fluke, they couldn't figure out what caused it other than just being preggo, sick, and holed up on the couch not moving.
Hoping to avoid all that nonsense this time. Going from home to hospital was a major shocker. Anyway. Hoping to be able to stay in this club. I know it's early, but I'm sure you know how it feels when you're just so excited you've got to tell someone! But still too early to post on FB. lol
I know that feeling, I only told my bestie/neighbour, husband an toddler who does not count really, I am at the midwife in two weeks and then may tell a few people,
I usually lurk a while longer before joining the DDC, but I'm feeling like I could use a little support
I'm Banana. I have 3 very spirited DD's ages- 8, 5, and 20 mo. My EDD is Aug 14-17.
I'm little apprehensive about this pregnancy. All of my daughters are 3.5 years apart and I have really felt like it was perfect spacing. They weaned right around when I got pregnant. By the time the baby was ready to be here, they were involved and interested. I feel like dd3 is still so young, she wont even be 3 by the time this LO is born. She is the most demanding and difficult of the 3 girls already. I'm just not sure how she is going adjust when the time comes. it weighs on me
Anyway, I'm sure I'll get to a better place about it! I'm just being overly maternal towards her, she still seems like such a baby.
It's nice to meet you all
@Banana731 Mine are 2 years 3 months apart (current, and with this next one) and it worked really well for us. Tandem nursing made them really close and Monkey liked being the big one who could show baby how things worked (like lying with her in the play gym). He did have to try out everything baby that first week, including eating breakfast in her bassinet.
I'm hoping to join! I'm 35 and have two DSes: a 4-almost-5 year old, and a 2.5 year old. So this will be our 3rd (and almost certainly last). I am SO excited. I had an early miscarriage almost a year ago that caused us to totally freak out and stop trying for about 6 months, but we've been taking a leisurely path trying for about 6 months now and I was beginning to get frustrated. I also REALLY wanted my kids to be less than 4 years apart in school (since DS#s 1 and 2 are only 2 years apart in school and I didn't want #3 to be too far out of the loop) and this is the last month that would have given us a due date to make that possible. But it's also perfect because DH is going on a very far trip for work in late May/early June and I'll still be early enough in pregnancy that I could go, too. I could not be more excited about how the timing has worked out for us. (Although I'm dreading being heavily pregnant through the summer heat! It nearly killed me with DS#2... not really, but it was definitely rough :)).
Anyway, I'm due in mid-August, but haven't even called my Healthcare Provider yet (nor have I really decided who that's going to be - long story!) I got a BFP last Saturday (SUPER faint), and am giving it another week before I call the HCP. (When I had my [early] miscarriage last time, I called an Ob, who said, essentially, that they don't even believe you until you're a week late. I now am a week late, but I have short cycles, so I'm just giving it another week so that it all looks fine on paper for them.)
So yeah, super excited! Congrats, everyone!
Hi everyone :)
I just found out Monday that we are expecting our fourth and it was a bit of a surprise! I'm not sure my dh has recovered yet. I have my ds 11, ds 7, and dd 5 and now this sweet little blessing. I'm 39 this time and my dh is 48. Both of our boys have some special needs, so we have a full and busy household already, but I know this little one is a gift and I am so overjoyed!! I am really looking forward to getting to know all of you ladies and going through this together! I've never been in a due date club before. I am due around August 3.
Hi everyone, I wasn't planning on joining a DDC until after I'd had an early u/s but I'm feeling like I could use some support so I decided to jump in. I'm currently 5w4d. I've had 5 miscarriages in the past 18 months since trying for our 2nd child - I have an almost 3 year old DD. I thought I was done after my last m/c but I felt strongly that I wasn't so we took a 3 month break and I got pregnant on our first try again. My DP is also female and we use a known donor. I have NO problem getting pregnant at all but I can't seem to carry past about 9 weeks even though all tests come back fine (and I've had lots!). I don't have a great feeling about this time either as I was having strong symptoms (lots of nausea) but the last few days I'm back to just tired with sore breasts. I have a "viability" u/s scheduled for Dec. 20 when I'll be 7w. I'm terrified to go because I have a feeling it will be the same as always.
But, here I am in another DDC and still hoping for a miracle! Oh, and I think I would be due Aug.7.