Hi! I'd love to make some friends with other first-timers due in September. I think my due date is September 17 and that I'm 5 weeks pregnant today. I won't go to my first prenatal appt until the first week of February. I'm excited and nervous...and hoping things go well with my pregnancy. It hardly feels real! We've been TTC for 16 months, and this week I had my first positive HPT results ever!!
Any first-time moms-to-be due in September?
Congrats on your + HPT! I am raising a teenager (my wife birthed him) but this is my first pregnancy and they will be our first babies together. I am also excited and nervous about the pregnancy. We were TTC for 12 months, and I am so relieved that process is over. Onto the next adventure, right?! What kind of symptoms do you have so far? What is the most surprising or unexpected thing about pregnancy for you?
First timer here.
Apparently I am stupidly fertile because we were trying for about..... 13 days. We had always said that we were waiting until Jan 2013 but in reality we stopped using condoms after my last period in December (seemed silly to be using condoms on Dec 31 and not on Jan 1 if they were in the same cycle). I wasn't charting but I can usually tell when I ovulate which happened in the one day window between when we could both breathe after I finished having a horrible flucoldthing and when Greg started getting it.
I'm due sometime between Sept 23 and 26 depending on whether you calculate from last menstrual cycle or from ovulation and I've got my first midwife appointment set for Feb 12.
I have sore breasts, a lot of nausea, and similar exhaustion. I'm like, ready for bed by the time I get home from work in the evening. I need a nap around 2pm, although I've been fighting napping at work. It feels weird and I don't know if I could actually sleep. I haven't had a real prenatal appointment yet. My fertility clinic will see us until 12 weeks, although apparently I'm supposed to start seeing an OB at 10 weeks, so I have been scheduling consultations to find a place we like. I had my heart set on a midwife / birth center birth, but it seems like that's off the table since everyone (providers and insurance companies) think twin pregnancies are inherently high risk. Cest la vie, I guess. Picking an OB is pretty tough.
So far my biggest symptom has been hunger. As in, EAT ALL THE THINGS hunger. I've gone through so many granola bars sitting at my desk at work that I am sick of them and going to have to look for alternatives tonight.
There's been a little bit of breast soreness and some cramping but mostly hunger and then hunger headaches if I don't placate it fast enough.
Congrats to you first time Mommies. I too am a first timer:) Due 9/16, I'm 5 weeks 2 days pregnant today. We started TTC last June and got a BFP right away, unfortunately my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 7.5 weeks (August). We took a few months off just to make sure my body was ready (and ready emotionally too of course) and started TTC again in November and fortunately December was our lucky month, got a BFP 13DPO on January 6th! I'm really excited and going to do my best not to be overly stressed about everything and just be happy and enjoy pregnancy and all that comes with it.
I had a consultation with a midwife yesterday and love her, have my first official appointment tomorrow for blood work, etc... I was originally planning on a water birth at a birth center but this midwife only does home births, so I'm switching to that and will probably rent a birth tub for home use:) Symptoms, I've been really tired, for example after I go up and down our stairs I feel like I just completed an hour on the treadmill or something, weird. And, I've been really hungry too but about half way through the meal I start to feel full and force myself to finish just for the nourishment of it all, ugh! I'm not putting huge meals in front of myself either, just normal portions so I find this strange that I'm hungry but can't eat all I want to without feeling overly full. I've been peeing more frequently and my sense of smell is getting stronger. I'm craving sweets too which I know I shouldn't indulge in and have been keeping myself in check (so far).
Look forward getting to know all of you.
I'm a first timer. 7 weeks pregnant. We weren't trying at all! It really was one of those didn't use a condom just ONE TIME things. I was really nervous and going back and forth about what to do until just a day ago, but feeling a lot better now that I've finally decided. I have a really supportive and loving fiance so that helps a lot.
Hi everyone and congrats to you on your good news! I'm a first timer here and a first time prego - EDD is September 17th, too! I am SO excited, along with every other emotion you could possibly imagine. My husband and I only started trying in November and found out we were pregnant last Monday, Jan. 7th. I am a total newbie to all this but am loving gorging on pregnancy blogs, websites and chats. :) Can't wait to chat and share this adventure with the other moms due in September.
@Kalihekate -- I'm so happy for you. Waiting months to conceive is the pits, so I'm glad you're already prego! I'm also nervous--I still can hardly believe a little human is growing in me!
I also was charting, but kinda said "screw it" for December. We had a lot going on, and I just didn't feel like it. I guess that did the trick!
So far I haven't had too much in the way of symptoms. Fatigue, a little nausea here and there, but I have a touchy tummy anyway. I had some cramping and light spotting all last week, but that seems to be letting up. Sore back, but going to the chiropractor on Friday. And SORE BOOBS! I swear, someone sneaks into my bedroom, and stuffs bowling balls into my breasts at night.
For years the only birth control we've used was the withdrawal method and I was honestly concerned that maybe we wouldn't be able to get pregnant easily since we had never had an "accident", but I needn't have worried because we spontaneously tried (for the first time ever) on Christmas Day and here we are now!!! We are so lucky. Congratulations to all the rest of you first time expecting moms as well. It is so exciting!!
Actually, withdrawal has a much higher success rate than most people realize! The problem is that the difference between "ideal" and "typical" use is pretty big.
Hello! I think my due date is Sept. 17th too! We haven't had our first appt. yet and I get different dates from different websites as to my due date and how far along I am, but the 17th makes the most sense to me. We conceived on Christmas!!! For years the only birth control we've used was the withdrawal method and I was honestly concerned that maybe we wouldn't be able to get pregnant easily since we had never had an "accident", but I needn't have worried because we spontaneously tried (for the first time ever) on Christmas Day and here we are now!!! We are so lucky. Congratulations to all the rest of you first time expecting moms as well. It is so exciting!!
Yeah my husband and I had been using FAM and condoms for years with no accidents even when we weren't totally careful. I definitely didn't expect to get pregnant this quickly either. Especially since I stopped HBC (to avoid having my period at my wedding in October) in mid November and never got a period in December. I took like 7 pregnancy tests after the missed period and all were negative until January 3rd. So I'm guessing I also conceived on Christmas, or possibly the week before. I am guessing my due date is mid September, but I will find out more tomorrow after the first prenatal appointment! My mom said that I should have known I'd get pregnant so quickly as we have a fertile family. My parents used to joke that they just had to look at baby clothes and they would get pregnant...
I'm excited for this first little baby. I am just hoping things go well with the pregnancy.