Figured it would be grand if we had a thread where we introduced ourselves. So go ahead and
Tell every one a little about yourself...
So I'll start.
I'm K. and this is #5 for us. I am still in a blissful state of shock.I got the pregnancy test on Feb 20th, though I began testing on the 18th and had awful naseua for about 3 days before that.
The Due date calc. said Oct 27th would be my due date, but I have never had a baby earlier than 4 days after that due date (one was 15 days after, even) so I decided to come to the Nov. club instead cause NOTHING is more infuriating than a bunch of your due date club members hitting their 6 week check up while you are still miserably pregnant...maybe thats just my pet peeve LOL
So glad to be here :) My last DDC was so wonderful, I hope we all find this a supportive and safe place to virtually hang during our pregnancies!
I'm S. This is number two for us. We have a three year old daughter. This is the first month we stopped using NFP and tried to get pregnant, and here I am! I'm so excited! I haven't even taken a test yet, but I'm sure that I'm pregnant from my chart.
I had hyperemesis and then mild pre-eclampsia in my last pregnancy. I'm terrified of getting hyperemesis again, but so far I feel absolutely great. I'm trying to eat super healthy and hoping that I'll avoid all the nausea and definitely hoping to stay out of the hospital. We moved to Blacksburg, VA in July, and I don't know a lot of people here, so I'm really happy to have this due date club. Congratulations to everyone!
Hi! I'm L. This will be our first baby. We weren't TTC but this pregnancy was planned. Apparently NFP really works! I'm due on the 4th according to FF. DH and I have moved internationally twice in the past two years so we don't know a lot of people here in the UK but we are very happy here and are very pleased with what we know about the antenatal care here as well. I'm very excited to chat with other AP mamas!
Good Morning Mamas I've been hanging out in the TTC threads since September and I'm SO, SO happy to be here! I'm K also This is baby #2 for us, though our DD is a big girl - she'll be 10 when this little one arrives. FF puts my due date at November 7 but my Midwife puts me tentatively at November 10. I'm fine with either. I got my first BFP last Friday at only 8 DPO, crazy!! My Hcg Monday at 11 DPO was 96 and I'm waiting for today's results. I'm 36 and did have mild pre-eclampsia with DD so I'm a little nervous but feeling really confident in my body and my healthful choices (I eat so much healthier than I did when I was 26!!). I've been having intensely vivid dreams for a little over a week, all boy dreams. It's weird, with DD I had ONLY girl dreams. Who knows. I am just over the moon ecstatic to be joining you all and can't wait to meet more Mamas due in November!! Thanks for staring us off Onemoreontheway.
Congratulations to all the recent bfps :) I am due Nov. 3rd. I had a miscarriage this past Oct, so I am praying this baby will stick with us. I have 6 children- ages ranging from almost 20 yrs old to a newly turned 2 yr old. I am 42 myself. I had my first beta drawn on Monday (dpo 15) and it was 617, and I am going to be leaving shortly to get the next one drawn. I am so hoping the numbers double. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you, and I am so excited to be here :)
Neato! Glad to meet all of you ladies. Eating super healthy is super important. I just want coffee though. Maybe American flavored Chinese food... Weird! I have NO motivation to cook. Nothing sounds good. Nauseau has disappeared pretty much so I am thankful for that...Though I have gagged a few times for no apparent reason.
I've had odd dreams this pregnancy so far also.
Anyways, so good to meet you all :)
Hello all! My name is Amy, and please ignore my very out of date signature, gotta figure out how to fix that! This is baby #4... I have a 6.5 DD, a 4.5 DS, and a 2.5 DD...we planned this one and got pregnant on the first try, although I still am in shock that I am going to have 4 kids! Got a +++ on 9 DPO, and have had some mild queasiness since 11 DPO...due Nov 6/7. Kinda stressing about telling family who I know will think we are crazy :( But happy to be here nonetheless. This will be my third homebirth :) I am an IBCLC and work part time in private practice.
Hello! I decided I should join this DDC instead of the October DDC. Due date calculators are also putting me at the very end of October, but I think I may have actually ovulated a little later putting me at the very start of November. I got a positive on Feb 19th.
I had one loss over a year ago and am nervous for another one. Especially since I'm having no symptoms so far.
We have a 7 and 4 year old, but if this goes to term this would be our first biological child and first birth.
Hey everyone! So great (and weird!) for me to be back on MDC! I just found out yesterday that my wife and I are expecting baby #5! Today I am 11DPO so I am super eary yet... I am due on November 13. Our four children are 6, 5, 4, and 3. My last birth was in 2008 so I feel a little out of practice with this whole pregnancy/baby thing... hoping it all comes back to me quickly!
My last DDC here on MDC was wonderful, and I loved being a part of it... looking forward to this one too :) (and have my fingers crossed that we can organize a bead swap when the time comes! ;) )
Hi, I am very happy to be joining you here. I have a 5 year old son and sadly a little angel daughter who died in 2008. We have also been through recurrent miscarriages but all tests normal. I am so happy about this pregnancy and just praying all will be well. Trying to think positive and enjoy each day, I am so grateful to be pregnant again.
It feels really crazy to me to be here too Andi-mama! I thought we were done having babies, but here I am! I have a 10 year old son and 7 year old daughter, and I just got the BFP yesterday. I haven't been to MDC in years, & I'm not even sure what my signature is going to say once I post this! I think I first joined MDC in 2003. I thought it would make it more real to post here, so here I am! I think I am due around the 8th. I had my 2nd baby at home and am hoping for a homebirth again, but we have moved across the country since then and I don't know what the midwife situation is here. I also have some complicated history--my son had a severe heart defect and has had multiple surgeries and I will need to have a lot of prenatal testing to rule that out, and I had two m/c in between the two kids. My daughter is healthy though.
I'm totally in shock! I imagine the shock will wear off once I start barfing all the time though. I'm glad to see others here with older kids too. This baby will be almost 8 years younger than my daughter. I'm 38.
I seriously have no baby stuff anymore either. I really hope my friends will throw me a shower even though this is baby #3 because I seriously have maybe a couple of newborn outfits my kids wore and nothing else!
Hi everyone! I'm M. We got our bfp this evening at 13DPO. We have a 9 1/2 month old daughter, and the EDD for our newest addition is Nov.11/13. We are over the moon, but a littler surprised as we didn't expect it to happen so soon! I have been quite emotional, crying much more than usual and very nauseous. Especially while breastfeeding! Hopefully it doesn't continue because I would like to power through with our DD until at least her 1 year birthday! Glad to be here, and like Onemoreontheway (hi!!!), I was in the May 2012 DDC, and found it very supportive and informative!!!
Hi all! I'm here as well. This will be baby #3 for us. We were TTCing but I was just starting to have second thoughts about that when we got our BFP! I have a pretty demanding job and things can be pretty crazy around here. But we've always wanted 3 so here we go! I'm due around 11/9. I work in healthcare so I see a lot of negative outcomes so even though I've only known I was pregnant for a few days, I've already lost sleep over it. So working on being positive! This early time is just so nerve wracking. Doing some positive visualization, which helps.
Anyone already struggling with not telling people? Somehow (even though I'm so nervous, so it seems hypocritical!) I don't remember just wanting to blurt it out to people like this before!
Hoping for a happy and healthy 9 months for all of you! Can't wait to have a great support group in all of you!
Katie Totally!! I have blurted it our to a few friends at work that I didn't really intend to tell so soon already!! I'm just so excited! But I hear you on the anxiety and knowing/having seen negative outcomes. I used to work ER and then L&D at our Regional Center. We saw all high risk women from the surrounding 13+ counties. Unfortunately, a lot a negative outcomes. And I am technically higher risk this time, officially AMA!! I'm 36. But I know intellectually that those poor outcomes are uncommon and that in all liklihood, everything will work out beautifully and as expected (I'm healthier now than I was 10 years ago!). It's a leap of faith!! I also know DD will explode if she has to hold this in more than a few weeks more. I suspect all of our school will know in a few weeks (there's only 500 students and we're K-12, so news travels fast). It will all be okay.
This is my first DDC and I am so excited for the support. I've been actively posting in the TTC threads since October and found that such a warm and comforting space. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and sharing this journey together!!
So glad I'm not the only advanced maternal age one here! (I'm 38). And honestly I'm terrified to tell people. I told a couple of good friends who said "what the heck are you thinking" since my kids are both in elementary school (4th and 1st grade) and did I really want to start over again? I am going to wait as long as possible to tell my mom who is going to have the same opinion, I am sure.
For those of you who have older kids, when do you think you will tell them? I am pretty sure my 7 year old daughter will be ecstatic as she's been asking for a younger sibling off and on for a few years, but I'm not sure how my 10 year old will react. He has high functioning autism and this is going to be hard on him. I'm thinking maybe when I'm 2nd trimester, as I had two m/c in between the two kids (at 5 weeks and 11 weeks) and I don't want to have to explain to my daughter why the sibling won't be coming after all.
I just don't get it when people react negatively! Just a congratulations would be awesome. It just seems sad that people judge xx
Our 5 year old knows, as ive had blood tests and a consultation already, and we homeschool so he was with us and we wanted to be honest - he knows about my later mc and we often talk about and remember our daughter in heaven. Obviously I am praying that all will be well this time, and I did think about not telling him until further on but just think it would have been very hard to hide! He is excited.
I'm so sorry for your loss sienna. I hope everything is easy, healthy, and full term for you this time.
We have gone through a lot with our son due to his heart defect & autism and I think a lot of our friends/family don't want to see us go through that again. I get why they disapprove. I haven't told the one friend who will be ecstatic though because she's been telling me we should have another baby for, oh, 3 years now and I've always said we weren't really willing to chance it, were happy with our two, etc. I have not told her because I can't handle the "I told you so!!" I need midwife advice from her so I guess I have to suck it up LOL.
Also it's been so long since I came to MDC I can't figure out how to add a signature? It's not in the preferences? Options? Someone help me out!