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post #61 of 126

Hello Ladies!

 

I'm Jamie. I'm 31, and this will be baby #5 for me; I have three daughters ages 10, 8 & 4, and a son who is 2.  This is baby #2 for DP, who has a 23 year old daughter.  

 

This pregnancy is quite a surprise for us. We had planned on trying for a baby later this year after we get married, but you know what they say about best laid plans...lol.  My younger three kids were all conceived with help from fertility drugs after my oldest being a surprise, so we really never imagined it happening on it's own. My DP has now become convinced that he has super sperm...lol. 

 

I am really hoping for a homebirth this time, but IDK if DP would be completely comfortable.  Fortunately there is an awesome birth center which literally just opened in the area, so doing my prenatal care through there will leave options open to us. I don't want to find out the sex of the baby, but there's no way DP could stand not knowing, and he's so good and supportive and excited about having a baby again after so many years, that I can't deny him that. It would be great for my son to have a little brother to help even out the odds against all his sisters, but I am completely happy either way-I just want a healthy baby.

 

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone as we share this exciting journey together!

post #62 of 126

That's good to hear Mamamash. There's going to be 4 and a half years between my daughter and this one, and I was a little worried about the age difference. Which I suppose is silly, because there are 4 years between me and my sister, and we get on really well.
 

post #63 of 126
Hello and congratulations everyone! Fun to read everyone's intros. I am Kelly 32 years old and expecting my 5th - I think in September. This was the first egg out of the hatch after my last baby so I am not 100 percent on conception. But with DH s deployments and holidays I am guessing. I am planning another homebirth.
I have four girls -ages 9,6,4,1. And it super annoys me when people ask if we are trying for a boy- tive heard that for years now and wow is it old.
We homeschool and farm. I have my pregnant goats and cow and pigs and chickens and geese and ducks and cats and dogs and rabbits and lots of garden
My computer broke so I'm using DH s smartphones and kindled and am not awesome typing this way so that's enough out of me for now
Oh and we craft here too- my girls and I are very crafty
Welcome and congested everyone
post #64 of 126

total hormonal moment right now: I SOOOOOO wish I was back home in the PacNW with all you Oregon, Washington and BC ladies! While the daily sunshine is nice, I really don't like living in Texas!! Please, please, please send me whatever positive energy you can muster that I might be able to move in with my sister in St John's (Portland area) this summer instead of being pregnant in Dallas!!

 

Thanks for listening to the vent. The emotional-ness of this trimester has been way worse than last time! I cry for everything! Even the hello song at the library storytime!

post #65 of 126
Don't feel bad, emagenesmomma: the other day I had to use the family bathroom at the store, and totally teared up just looking at the wee little potty in there!

GL getting back to P-town; we used to live in NoPo and have very fond memories of it. (We are in SE now.)
post #66 of 126

Hi Ladies!

I'm Kristen and I'm 28. This will be baby #3 for us. Due date is somewhere around Sept. 18th or 19th. We weren't trying, but we weren't preventing either ;).  I have a little girl who is 3 1/2 and a little boy who is 18 months. They were exactly 23 months apart so I'm excited to have the extra 4 months or so spacing. Maybe I'll actually be able to get little boy partially potty trained before the baby comes! (Maybe...)

I had the first two at an awesome free standing birth center in our area, so we'll be going with that again.

As far as symptoms, just round ligament pain (always my first tip off), mild crampiness, and I'm HUNGRY! Oh, and also crying at the drop of a hat. So, far pretty much like my last two. I usually don't start getting sick until six weeks or so.

post #67 of 126

Hi all, I'm Jo.  I'm 28.   I work full time as a mental health counselor.  My husband and I have been together for almost nine years.  We're working on fixing up our first home and as I'm a gardener getting new beds, fruit trees and composting systems in.  This will be our first baby.  I'm so excited!  But cautious since it is so early on.  I think I'm about 5 weeks.  I haven't been feeling too many symptoms yet, although I have been burping a lot!  Especially at night.  Some mild cramping and fatigue although I've also found myself waking up early.  I think it's just because I'm so excited.  Today I felt some mild nausea for the first time.  

 

We're considering a home birth.  And my husband and I will be meeting with our local homebirth midwife collective in a couple weeks to see if we're good fits for each other.

 

It's nice to meet everyone, I'm sure I'll have lots of questions for the more experienced mamas out there!

post #68 of 126
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Hi Ladies!

I'm Kristen and I'm 28. This will be baby #3 for us. Due date is somewhere around Sept. 18th or 19th. We weren't trying, but we weren't preventing either ;).  I have a little girl who is 3 1/2 and a little boy who is 18 months. They were exactly 23 months apart so I'm excited to have the extra 4 months or so spacing. Maybe I'll actually be able to get little boy partially potty trained before the baby comes! (Maybe...)

I had the first two at an awesome free standing birth center in our area, so we'll be going with that again.

As far as symptoms, just round ligament pain (always my first tip off), mild crampiness, and I'm HUNGRY! Oh, and also crying at the drop of a hat. So, far pretty much like my last two. I usually don't start getting sick until six weeks or so.


Wow, Kristen!  I am amazed at how similar our stories are!  I, too, am from CFL with a baby due on the 15th, and my two older ones are 21 months apart and are 3.5 and 22 months!  Dare I ask which birth center you used: Heart2Heart or Commonsense?  I don't mean to hijack your intro, but the similarities made me chuckle!

post #69 of 126
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Don't feel bad, emagenesmomma: the other day I had to use the family bathroom at the store, and totally teared up just looking at the wee little potty in there!

GL getting back to P-town; we used to live in NoPo and have very fond memories of it. (We are in SE now.)


Thanks for understanding cmu204! I can't look at anything baby or birth related without locking my jar and swallowing tears. Sometimes I give my almost 3-year old extra long hugs simply because the love is just oozing out of me. She seems a little confused about my tearful smiles, but she loves getting hugged so I think we'll make it okay.

 

(I lived on SE Belmont (blocks from the Horse Brass) for years before heading to the midwest. Such a culture shock! Still reeling, actually.)

post #70 of 126

Hi. I'm Genie, 35, and I live in western Massachusetts. I just got my positive HPT this morning. This is the first pregnancy for me and my partner and I'm feeling like I don't know anything about anything and it's all a little overwhelming at the moment. Good, but wow, where to start?! My life has just been very career focused up until now, and I don't have very many friends or family members with small kids. I am thrilled; it's just also a big shift. My symptoms have been manageable--big, sore boobies, some twingy feelings in my lower tummy, and some crying at stupid stuff on tv. I'm generally pretty healthy--mostly vegan, decent exercise, pretty clean, green living, but I guess I should get some books and stuff! Anyway, it's nice to "meet" you all--I'm looking forward to learning a lot!

post #71 of 126
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Wow, Kristen!  I am amazed at how similar our stories are!  I, too, am from CFL with a baby due on the 15th, and my two older ones are 21 months apart and are 3.5 and 22 months!  Dare I ask which birth center you used: Heart2Heart or Commonsense?  I don't mean to hijack your intro, but the similarities made me chuckle!

 



Hi Brooke! That's too funny! Having Central FL as my location is probably misleading since I'm actually in Tampa and our birth center is even further west, in Clearwater. It's called Breath of Life.

I'm wondering how late pregnancy is going to be in our wonderful Florida summer. Especially since the weather has apparently decided it is already May :).

post #72 of 126

Hi everyone! So very excited to be joining you ladies!! I'm Suzie, DH and I have been together for almost 12 years. We have a pair of 11 year old dogs (brother and sister lab/amstaf/vizsla mixes) 4 cats (momma, 11 yrs and son, 8 yrs, then adopted another pair that are brother and sister, 4 yrs), can you tell we like pairs! It's quite a zoo around here and this will be our first baby! Long story short... we started TTC last June, got pregnant first month trying but had a missed m/c in August 7.5 weeks. Took a few months off and started TTC again in November and December ended up being our lucky month as I got my BFP 13DPO on Jan. 6th! 

 

Online due date calendars suggest a due date of September 16th and I'm almost 5 weeks (I think). Chinese gender predictor said it's a girl which would be so much fun but will be equally happy with a boy of course. We have an appointment on Tuesday to interview/consult with a midwife (I read good things about her online and she seems really knowledgeable and bonus that she's a naturopath as well). Does anyone have any suggestions of what I should ask or find out about during this first meeting? I'd really like to do a water birth at a birth center and am considering getting a doula as well...? 

 

I was really tired during the 2WW but have been a little better the last couple of days. Not back to my usual self but I was just drained for quite a while there. I've been really hungry but about halfway through my meals I get really full and force myself to finish and sometimes feel a little nauseous afterwards. I'm not eating huge meals, I generally eat very healthy (90% home cooked) and have been trying to have healthy little snacks in between meals as well. I've had really emotional dreams the last few nights and I find myself all googoo gaagaa over DH just oozing with love for him (not feeling sexual, unfortunately), I smile, grab him and kiss or hug and tell him how much I love him all of the time. Hormones?? I don't know...

 

I'm just very happy to be pregnant and look forward to getting to know all of you. It looks like I've got a lot of catching up to do, threads to read, etc. and appears there are a lot of us in the Pacific NW (we're in SW Portland, have lived in SE and NE Alberta Arts and really miss those vibes).

post #73 of 126

Wow. I am still shocked to be introducing myself in an actual Due Date club. DH and I are both 27 and have been married just over 4 years (together for 9 in March).We live outside Boston & have a 4 year old Duck Tolling Retriever and are fostering a Shepard/Husky mix. I'n a Dental Hygienist and I work full time so my biggest fear is Carpal Tunnel.

 

So, this is #1 for us. I got off BCP in Nov 2009 and we started actively TTC in September 2010. After seeing 3 specialists we just got our BFP after our first round of IVF. So the shock isn't really the idea of pregnancy but the idea that it finally worked. I have a host of infertility problems which doesn't fit with my normally healthy history and lifestyle. Infertility came as a surprise and pregnancy just seems so surreal. We are Catholic so our road to IVF was long and trying, we tried basically everything under the sun to avoid IVF. At this point we are at peace with our decision and are over the moon with happiness.

 

There are a few here I remember from my days in the 'One Thread" (formerly cbaa2010) who are on to # 2 now and Deborah & planegreen who I travelled the IF/IVF roads with.

 

As far as symptoms go the most obvious is cramping/pulling sensations. If not for the positive test I would be sure AF was coming. Also a few headaches and hunger. I'm not sure what is related to pregnancy and what is the estrogen and progesterone supplements I'm on. As this is my first ever second line on a pregnancy test I am still cautious that it will stick and come out healthy in 9 more months. Our EDD is 9/24. 

post #74 of 126
Welcome toothfairy! How exciting the ivf worked on the first round!
post #75 of 126
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I remember you with your old name. Yay!!! I'm formerly TTCChloeOrConner.
post #76 of 126
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And Carpal Tunnel is rare but I was one of the unlucky ones. I had it from 24w to delivery... It was absolutely terrible and that is my worst fear about being pregnant again. I work at an animal emergency clinic so my hands are pretty important to me, too. I'll cross my currently working fingers that you don't get it. wink1.gif
post #77 of 126

Toothfairy- Somehow I never associated you with your old name, but I remember it! It is really nice to have so many familiar people to travel this happy part of the journey with. I had awful carpal tunnel starting at about 19 weeks and even after delivering the boys at 22 weeks, it took about another month to be able to properly use my hands again. I've had it for years though, so I think it was just exacerbated by my pregnancy. I hope you are spared. I'm a writer and editor and am in school, so my hands are super important too. I had my final PIO shot in my left arm b/c my bum was in such horrid shape and I still can't use it properly. It was more than a week ago that we last had the shot.

post #78 of 126

hello everybody

 

my name is nina and i am due september 7 with baby number 3! i have 2 boys my oldest is 6 and my baby is 2. we are very excited! we havent told many people yet only maybe 4 so far. my first doc app is on thursday!

i am excited to get to know everyone on here

post #79 of 126

Hi Everyone, I'm Sara! I am 29 years old and married to my DH of 8 years (together 12). We reside in chilly CT with our 2.5 year old daughter named Charis (Ker-iss) and a dog.. Shea. I just recently found out that I am expecting baby #2 and I am so cautiously overjoyed. According to online calculators I am due on Sept. 24th or 25ish. I planned to have a natural birth with my daughter in a birth center, but I ended up with a tear in my amniotic sac and by the time it was realized I showed signs of infection and had to be induced. So needless to say I did not have the childbirth that I had hoped for, but I am planning to try again. I am also hoping to stay in better shape this time around... as well as focus on what I am eating- as I gained 70lbs last pregnancy, Eeks! Eating lots of organic fruits, veggies and natural foods are important to me... but then there is my love for chocolate, cheese and carbs, and well, that is my big downfall.

 

I work at home as a children's illustrator and freelance designer, though it isn't easy with a toddler. I find keeping her entertained around the clock is quite exhausting! I know adding another child won't necessarily help, but I am looking forward to her having a sibling to play with.

 

Looking forward to getting to know all of you!

post #80 of 126
I'm 38, DH is 44, and our son just turned 3. I am 5w0d today, due 9/17, after trying for about a year. We had a first trimester miscarriage before our son. Given that experience plus our ages, I'm trying to be cautious in my expectations for this pregnancy--though I am very pleased and hopeful! I am a doctor in training so I work really long, sometimes weird hours. I have some health problems that make my pregnancies high risk. Last time I had a beautiful, emotionally connected vaginal delivery by a perinatologist in a hospital setting with a lot of specialists and equipment at the ready that we thankfully didn't turn out to need. I'm hoping for a similar experience this time, though I'm starting over with a new high-risk OB group because we've moved since last time.
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