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post #61 of 174

I was putting off posting here because, as I have mentioned in EVERY OTHER THREAD, I am terrified I will miscarry. I think this is partially because several friends have miscarried, and also because I'm still in that this-doesn't-seem-real stage --- I think on some level my mind is saying, "It doesn't SEEM real because it's NOT for real --- this will never work out for you!"  . . . but I decided I needed the support (I've only told my husband IRL --- telling my mom on Saturday), so I am posting here despite my trepidation. 

 

Anyway, I juuuust turned 29 a week or so ago. This is my first pregnancy and will be my and my husband's first child. I live in Vermont and I'm in healthcare, which should help assuage my worries but doesn't. I have a kind of unusual name so I'm not going to give it --- hope that's OK! pepperedmoth works fine, or just Moth, or ostrich-face if you need a nickname!

 

I'm super happy to be here. I'm due on March 24th, I'm planning a home birth, and . . . I guess that's it!

 

It will be a pleasure to spend these (eight!) months with you. 

post #62 of 174

Welcome, ostrich face!! :D

post #63 of 174

Welcome pepperedmoth!!  I know it doesn't seem real!  This is my second pregnancy, and even now, it doesn't seem real!  I remember during my last pregnancy, I kept longing for the next milestone to make it feel real, (i.e. the heartbeat, the bump starting to show, the first flutter/kick, the ultrasound, etc).  And to be honest, it wasn't super real until the birth and I held DS in my arms for the first time!  Then I could breathe easy, kind of!  :o)

 

Anyway, welcome to the group! 
 

post #64 of 174

hi everyone! so glad to be here.

 

my name is kay, i am 31, i have a 17 month old son and am expecting my second baby around march 25th. we were team green with our first and don't plan to find out this time either, i would really like to have a girl, but obviously would be happy either way. there is a good chance this will be our last child.

 

we had an amazing homebirth with my son, and are planning the same with this munchkin. our family is crunchy to the max, we live out in the country, raise all sorts of animals, grow our own food, practice herbalism, etc etc.

 

i was in an online due date group (well, still am in that group) with my son, but had very few mamas in that group that i could relate to. so that's why i sought out this group here at mothering, in hopes to connect with other natural mamas.
 

post #65 of 174
Hi! I am so thrilled to be here. I am 33, DH is 35, DD1 is 6, and DD2 is 3 (almost 4!). I've always wanted three children, but after 3 miscarriages in the past two years I thought it just wasn't in the cards for us. My last miscarriage was particularly difficult for me (I passed my son at 15 weeks in August 2012 on my bathroom floor - it was more difficult than both of my labors combined) and I am still emotionally healing from it. DH and I very recently started to talk about the possibility of a vasectomy and then Voila! A BFP! Needless to say I am so scared of another miscarriage but am sending all the positive energy I can muster to the Universe. I am just sure this one will stick!

I think I'm due March 18th, but will find out on July 29th the exact day. With my history my midwives want to see me early. I'm excited about it. smile.gif I work full time, but didn't when pregnant with my girls, so I am worried about how I'll handle work and pumping with a newborn. My hope is for flexibility, which my workplace is fairly well know for. I am putting that out to the Universe too!

DDs will be thrilled, but we'll hold off telling them for a long time. My loss was very very hard on them, especially my 6 year old. DH is also thrilled, though not with the fact that we literally have gotten rid of all our baby things!

Sorry to go on and on. I am so happy to meet all of you and look forward to our journey together. Hooray for our sweet little beans!
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post #67 of 174
Oh my no wonder you are feeling overwhelmed. Many hugs to you
post #68 of 174
Hello ladies!! So glad I found this! I just turned 30 years old on July 15th! I got married on June 12th! I am also expecting baby number 2! My EDD is March 3, 2014! I have a beautiful, amazing 6 almost 7 year old son!
post #69 of 174

Hi all,

 

My name is Meryl, I am 26 and from New Zealand. I live in the Maldives with my husband (also a NZer) and our 3 year old daughter Mila, although I am going back to NZ for a couple of months in a week's time.

 

NZ has a free independent midwifery system so you don't have an obgyn unless you're high risk or choose one through the private system. I really like the holistic/natural approach to birth and it's a relief to have somewhere like mothering.com where there are many like-minded people :) I am planning a home birth for this baby. I'm currently 6-7 weeks depending on how I calculate it. So excited to be on this journey again!

post #70 of 174

Hello mamas :) I have known for about a month that we are expecting baby #4! A complete surprise as my hubby and I tried for #3 for two years and experienced two miscarriages. I am due March 2nd, my oldest is 7, then 5. and 18 months! All boys :) Hubby really wants a girl, I shockingly prefer boys. I am a lactation consultant and own my own private practice, I also teach childbirth education, occasionally doula and do placenta encapsulation...so I am a bit overwhelmed by the thought of a newborn again! I started working nearly full time (although tote my youngest in a sling almost everywhere) in January and was a bit shocked to think about slowing down again. But this pregnancy has forced me to regain focus and shift back to taking it easy, which maybe we all needed. I am excited to be here and share this journey with you all! We are planning our second home birth, third natural birth.smile.gif

post #71 of 174
Welcome ladies!
post #72 of 174
Hi I am Melanie, barely old enough to be "high risk" but hoping not to be labeled. Married, 5th baby! Other kids are Zaker, 8, Sophia, 6, Zahir, 4, Zayd, 2. Zayd will be 3 in November. Baby due 3/29. The others are October, November, and January. We are moving to my first country home next month. We have a giant garden out there. I am heartbroken that our friend who owns the place says no chickens. greensad.gif We are moving from a 3rd bed apt to a 4 bed house with basement storage & another room upstairs thats unfinished. The kids will love it. I also sometimes like cooking, ALWAYS love baking, enjoy reading, & am looking forward to nursing someone new while roasting marshmallows on a bonfire at home next summer!
post #73 of 174
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Originally Posted by peaceful_mama View Post

Hi I am Melanie, barely old enough to be "high risk" but hoping not to be labeled. Married, 5th baby! Other kids are Zaker, 8, Sophia, 6, Zahir, 4, Zayd, 2. Zayd will be 3 in November. Baby due 3/29. The others are October, November, and January. We are moving to my first country home next month. We have a giant garden out there. I am heartbroken that our friend who owns the place says no chickens. greensad.gif We are moving from a 3rd bed apt to a 4 bed house with basement storage & another room upstairs thats unfinished. The kids will love it. I also sometimes like cooking, ALWAYS love baking, enjoy reading, & am looking forward to nursing someone new while roasting marshmallows on a bonfire at home next summer!

Welcome!! Sounds like a nice house!

post #74 of 174

hi everyone!

 

i'm sarah, 33, and have a 5 year old boy and almost 3 year old girl.  i found out almost two weeks ago that i'm pregnant, and am so so glad to be joining you all!  i think my due date will be 3/25.  my symptoms had been almost non-existent so far, except for cramps. just recently i got hit with insomnia, my big pregnancy battle.  oy.  my first was a cesarean (very sadly for me), my second a healing vbac.  i'm on the fence about trying for a home birth or not this time.  i loved my midwife last time, and would be happy to choose her again, but she only catches vbac babies in the hospital (as is the case with all the CNMs in our area), and i really think i'd love a home birth.  sigh.  guess i should start the midwife meeting process soon, though!

 

pepperedmoth--so glad to see you here, cycle buddy smile.gif

 

katie jofre--you have been through so much, mama.  i cannot imagine.  sending lots of strength and support your way.

post #75 of 174
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hi everyone!

 

i'm sarah, 33, and have a 5 year old boy and almost 3 year old girl.  i found out almost two weeks ago that i'm pregnant, and am so so glad to be joining you all!  i think my due date will be 3/25.  my symptoms had been almost non-existent so far, except for cramps. just recently i got hit with insomnia, my big pregnancy battle. 

 

 

Are you sure you're not me?? ROTFLMAO.gif

 

My name is Sarah, I'm also 33, and have a 5 year old son (well, he'll be 5 in about a week).  Also have an 8 year old girl, and now expecting late March, (3/28 by LMP).  I have no gauge on how close to that date I'll go, I delivered my first at 39+6, and my second at 42+1.  So its anyone's guess here!

Symptoms thus far have been moderate.  Sore breasts is probably the biggest, some cramping/stretching sensations, heartburn off and on, restless legs, and 5sec waves of nausea.  Insomnia also, but that's more likely a result of the fact that I work night shift, I'm used to using medication to help me sleep on my days off, which obviously I've stopped.

post #76 of 174
runonmama, hi!!!! It's really nice to see you here, too!
post #77 of 174

Hello...I'm Beth (35) and I am pregnant with my 3rd child. My DD is 12 soon to be 13 and DS is 10 so a big gap for us. DH (48) is still getting used to the idea...this little jelly bean is a bit of a surprise for us! DH has 2 kids from his first marriage and 2 grandkids so this is throwing a spanner in the works so to speak!!

 

I had my first in NYC with midwives, my second in London at home with Midwives...now I am a Midwife and I plan to have this one at home in Australia!! I think I will have quite a few volunteers to help me on the journey. All 3 of my kids will have different nationalities!!

 

 

We haven't told our families or the kids yet..waiting for the 12 week mark...currently 8 weeks (EDD 9th March)...I also have to have some surgery and have been advised to wait until 12 weeks to have that done...so we will tell everyone after that just to make sure everything is ok!!

 

 

So...looking forward to hanging out with you all!!

post #78 of 174
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Hello...I'm Beth (35) and I am pregnant with my 3rd child. My DD is 12 soon to be 13 and DS is 10 so a big gap for us. DH (48) is still getting used to the idea...this little jelly bean is a bit of a surprise for us! DH has 2 kids from his first marriage and 2 grandkids so this is throwing a spanner in the works so to speak!!

 

I had my first in NYC with midwives, my second in London at home with Midwives...now I am a Midwife and I plan to have this one at home in Australia!! I think I will have quite a few volunteers to help me on the journey. All 3 of my kids will have different nationalities!!

 

 

We haven't told our families or the kids yet..waiting for the 12 week mark...currently 8 weeks (EDD 9th March)...I also have to have some surgery and have been advised to wait until 12 weeks to have that done...so we will tell everyone after that just to make sure everything is ok!!

 

 

So...looking forward to hanging out with you all!!

Welcome!

 

That's really cool, all the nationalities. Congratulations :)

post #79 of 174
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Originally Posted by bethstar78 View Post

Hello...I'm Beth (35) and I am pregnant with my 3rd child. My DD is 12 soon to be 13 and DS is 10 so a big gap for us. DH (48) is still getting used to the idea...this little jelly bean is a bit of a surprise for us! DH has 2 kids from his first marriage and 2 grandkids so this is throwing a spanner in the works so to speak!!

 

I had my first in NYC with midwives, my second in London at home with Midwives...now I am a Midwife and I plan to have this one at home in Australia!! I think I will have quite a few volunteers to help me on the journey. All 3 of my kids will have different nationalities!!

 

 

We haven't told our families or the kids yet..waiting for the 12 week mark...currently 8 weeks (EDD 9th March)...I also have to have some surgery and have been advised to wait until 12 weeks to have that done...so we will tell everyone after that just to make sure everything is ok!!

 

 

So...looking forward to hanging out with you all!!

Hi Beth!

We have the same due date AND my youngest is also 10! It is so interesting doing all this again. I completely forgot what it was like, although being 10 years older certainly guarantees that this pregnancy won't feel much like the ones I had when I was in my 20s! 

post #80 of 174

Hi all! My name is Amanda, I'm 37 and single, and I'm expecting my first baby on 28-Mar :) I decided almost 2 years ago, after reading several articles about my rapidly-closing window of fertility, that I was done waiting for Mr. Right (or even Mr. Good Enough), and that I wanted to be a mom. I figure I can meet someone and fall in love at any age, but I can only have a baby for a few more years.

 

I have a handful of friends that I know will be my "village", and lots of other friends who will provide emotional support. My dad also lives nearby, and he'll provide as much support as he's able. I feel pretty good about that part of the whole thing!

 

I have my 1st u/s scheduled for the 13th; I'll be about 7 wks + 4 days, and I'm incredibly nervous. I have had very few symptoms so far (very, very, very faint nausea; sore nipples - so sore!!, fatigue - I'm ready for a nap by about 2:30 in the afternoon), and some of the early symptoms (shortness of breath, for example) have subsided. I'm being monitored by an RE, and have had one repeat beta, and a couple of repeat progesterone tests, and the numbers seem to be good... I'm just hoping everything's okay on the inside :) I haven't had real PMS symptoms for years, so I'm hoping any symptoms are mild, anyway! I would love not to have to deal with nausea.

 

I'd like to be as crunchy as I can be. I'm transitioning to a whole-foods plant-based diet, and plan to raise baby that way, too. I love the idea of a homebirth, but can't wrap my mind around the logistics when it comes to my pets - I foster for a domestic rabbit rescue organization, and while I could find someone to come and take care of them, I don't want someone coming to my house in the middle of my birth! One of the local hospitals has a slew of CNMs, and has obtained WHO certification as a Baby-Friendly hospital, so I'm planning to birth there and just go home as soon as possible. Needless to say, I'm hoping for low risk :)

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