Introductions! - Page 4
Hi all. My name is Julie. I just found the site, someone recommended it to me when I was complaining about how vicious the ladies get on another baby site I was hanging out on. I think I love it here already.
I'm already a mom to 4 beautiful children ages 2, 4 (5 tomorrow really), 6 and 9, three boys and one girl, we are hoping for another girl. The kids have been asking for another sister for years and I kept telling them to talk to God about it. I was not thinking we would get pregnant again as my last pregnancy had a couple of complications and was very hard on us all. But my husband and I very sudden changes of heart only last month and here we are, due pretty much on Christmas. Which is funny because I always said I'd NEVER have a December baby as I am one. Now I'm as excited as all get out though. Depending on when the baby is born I'll be either 39 or 40. :)
I'm a SAHM and wannabe homesteader. We moved to 4.3 acres last May. I have 1 rooster, 14 hens, 11 chicks, 4 goats (two of them are fiber goats), 2 rabbits, 5 cats and 3 dogs. I'm starting seedlings indoors and am about to start my first "real" garden. I hope to try my hand at canning and preserving this year in the hopes that I can get to the point where I can provide a good portion of our food from home starting small and growing each year. We eat meat but are moving toward finding pastured local animals and someday I also hope to raise a lot of our own meat animals as well.
I had 3 vaginal births that left a lot to be desired and a c-section with the last one due to placenta previa and velamentous cord insertion (if you freak out easily don't Google that). I asked around and got a recommendation for a few places in the area that do VBACs so I'm really, REALLY hoping that I can finally have the all natural birth I've been hoping for for a long time. And praying for no complications and an easy recovery, also something I've never had. When I pray I pray big! LOL
Hi, I'm Rachael.... back to Mothering after over a decade out of the baby world!
I'm 41, DH is 42, and we have 5 children between us.
I birthed three of 'em!
DS, just about 12 and a homebirth babe!
So.... many years later.... here I am. Due date for this wee one is Dec, 9th per u/s.
Happy to be here!
We thought we were done having biological babies and thought we'd adopt to add to our family. It hadn't been that long, my youngest will be 3 in June, but we were so adamant and then *poof* we both changed our minds and got pregnant right away. My last pregnancy had complications and was so hard on all of us that we didn't think we wanted to risk it. Now I'm praying hard that last time was just a fluke and this one will be easy peasy rice and cheesy.
@Jamilie I am totally a lurker too. But I have been keeping my eye on everyone's intros and enjoying them. :)
And my doctor has set my due date at December 1st, so I just made it! Now I just hope the babe is actually born in December. Haven't had an ultrasound yet so I don't know if he will want to change it based on baby's size. I can't choose when he/she will be ready to come though, so I am trying not to be too set on a due date at all.
I'm so excited to be here! This will be my third baby, and my first with my partner (his absolute first!). I think he is in a state of shock right now. But we are both thrilled! It looks like I'll be due on the December/January cusp somewhere between December 30- January 1. How cool would it be to have a New Year's baby!! My other kids have been born within a day or two of their due dates, so I'm going to guess that this one will come right on time as well.
We have told a small handful of close friends. But have not yet told our families or my older boys (ages 5 & 7). I'm trying to come up with creative ways to announce since this may very well be my last child... so it makes me want to make it all uber-special.
So glad to be here!!
HEY EVERYONE! I just joined! I'm usually not one for chats (actually never really used one before) BUT,
I'm Paiva...35 years old and 7 weeks pregnant with my first! We're due Dec 21st and SO EXCITED!
Looking forward to chatting with all of you and making some new connections along the way! :)
Considered high risk as I have hereditary hypertension and am almost already maxed out on the aldomet I take for it. I wish beyond everything I didn't have to take it, but benefit outweighs risk in this case. ...
My hubby and I have known for a week that we are expecting baby #6. It is exciting and we are thankful, but it did take us a few days to get our minds around it. We weren't really trying, but we weren't being overly diligent about avoiding either. Unfortunately, except for a few close friends, it won't be the most welcome news to the rest of our family, so it will be kept a secret as long as possible (and as long as I don't get too ill).
I am of "advanced maternal age" and will be 38 when the babe is born. I am due December 28th.
We are a pretty laid back family. We try to eat clean, but aren't purists and I love Mint Milanos. ;-) We don't hold to any one strong parenting philosophy. We have more in common with AP, but like another poster, we do what works for everyone in the family, so I don't feel guilt for not co-sleeping after a certain period of time if it means that no one is getting sleep, etc. Our kids are pretty laid back as well and tend to be the "go with flow" types, so everything seems to work.
We live on 2 acres in SW MO. We have goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, etc. I will plant a small herb garden this summer, but will rely on the farmers market for any produce that I want to preserve. I am not adding "take care of massive garden" to my list of things to keep track of this summer! We also homeschool. Our oldest is 13, a girl, and will be nearly 14 when the babe is born. The others are 11(b), 8(b), 6(g), 3(b). This is the longest space we've had between babies. The first two were 20 mos. apart, the next were all 2 years and 10 months. Something about that second birthday got us in the mood for another baby every time!
I look forward to getting to know everyone and am hopeful that I can provide some "been there, experienced that" sort of support for the group!