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Introduce Yourself!

post #1 of 67
Thread Starter 

Here's a thread to tell a bit more about yourself and your family than the bare basics in the roll call thread!

 

My name is Jessica. I'm 34 years old, and my husband C is 43. We have 3 other kids - a 10 year old boy, nearly 7 year old girl, and a nearly 3 year old girl. They've been asking for another baby for a while, so I'm excited to tell them! I'm an RN - got pregnant with my youngest (before this one) during my last semester of nursing school, which was really awkward timing, but it's worked out well enough. So I definitely have sympathy for anyone here unexpectedly or in bad circumstances, even though I'm thrilled this time around!

 

We live on a small (3 acre) "farm" in Nevada with goats (including the one in my userpic, who is named Marsha), chickens, rabbits, and ducks. We homeschool the older two kids. I'm currently in the process of enrolling in an RN to BSN program which I'll start in October or November. We're currently in escrow on our property, and planning to build a new house once that finishes (I've had to move during all three pregnancies, looks like this one may not be any different, even if it's just moving across the yard!). It's possible I'll be starting a part-time job at some point as well (wonderful opportunity, hard to pass up), which means I'll also have to learn to drive very soon. And I'm really beginning to wonder how in the heck I'm going to manage all this and do any of it halfway well!

 

I've decided that babies don't come to me until they can bring the maximum amount of chaos with them!

post #2 of 67

You are making me tired, Jessica!  

 

Well, I'm 33 years old with two boys, ages 8 and 11 years, and we live in rural North/Central Minnesota.  I garden much more of our land than I have time to weed and water!  lol  This time around has me quite nervous because of the length of time between my youngest and this one.  I've been out of practice for what seems like a looong time and my health isn't what it was back then.  So I'm just trying to get into some healthier habits, calm the nerves, and figure out how to tell the family.  So, yeah, spreading it on the net, but haven't told anyone IRL yet.duh.gif

post #3 of 67
Thread Starter 

I am making me tired, too! I don't mean to imply that I'm superwoman. I have a lot of help, and I expect that despite that something or other is still going to end up falling by the wayside. Just hopefully not disasterously!

post #4 of 67

Hello! I'm delighted to be joining another group here. My name is Mary. I'm 33 and live in Ireland with my 3 children, girl 7, boy 6, and girl 3. I am entering this pregnancy extremely nervous. I lost our first baby at 24 weeks, and just lost another baby last April at 20 weeks.  I feel like wrapping myself up in cotton and hibernating for the next 9 months!! It's going to be long, and I'm going to need all the support I can get.

 

Lovely to *meet* you two (so far), and here's to a very happy and healthy 9 months for us all.

 

Mary

post #5 of 67

I'm single and expecting. I used a donor (who is a friend) and inseminated at home. I didn't expect a BFP on the second try, but here I am. I live on a large worker-owned farm and travel quite a bit for business.

 

This is my first pregnancy, ever. I'm pretty excited and nervous.
 

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Hi! I'm Amy, 29, mom of a 5 y/o DD. We are pretty crunchy (eat organic, only eat meats we can trace to the original source that were raised/slaughtered humanely and fed well, etc-). 

My EDD is 5/5. I'm so (SO!) excited about this baby! 

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Hello! I'm Kelsey and I'm from Michigan (the thumb if you are comparing to the mitten). I'm 23 years and will be going on three years of marriage in October. This is our first and we're so excited. My husband is from Utah and he has 10 nieces and nephews so we've been getting the "when are you having kids" for some time now. We live in a small farm town yet only 25 minutes away from the city. We have a 7 month old puppy (husky/german shepherd mix) as well as a cat. We figured we'd get the puppy stage out of the way before adding a baby to the mix. I work for a company that plans corporate meetings (mainly for dermatologists) and I am a figure skating coach. I've been figure skating since I was 3 years old and love it. I graduated college in Apparel Merchandising and Business Management in hopes to one day own my own clothing boutique. 

 

My close friend recommended this site to me and i'm so glad she did. It's nice to be able to talk about everything with others who are in the same boat especially since this is our first. I'm excited to get to know everyone better and to begin this 9 month journey with each of you! It's so fun reading about everyone and where you are from.

 

Mary ~ I've always (and still want to) visit Ireland. It's on my bucket list!

post #8 of 67
Thread Starter 
Mary - I immediately recognized your username but wasn't sure why until I got to your story, which I also remember. I'm sorry for your losses and how this pregnancy goes well for you! (And all of us! )
post #9 of 67

Hi All,

I'm Jenny.  I'm going to be 33 next week.  I'm pregnant with #5.  DD is 8, and is actually not ours, but will hopefully be adopted by the time this baby is born. DS1 is 6, DS2 is 4 in September, and DS3 is 1, will be 2 in April next year. 

I've taken 5 pregnancy tests so far, and all of them are very faint positives.  Very faint.  I was hoping that they would get darker, so I'm a little tentative being here.  But, assuming this baby sticks, my EDD will be May 2. 

It's weird, but I've been wanting another since the day I had my last, but I'm very anxious about this pregnancy.  We are in the heat of an adoption, which has been so, so stressful, and DH and I are not in a great spot right now. I haven't even told him about this (just strangers on Mothering know...) I kind of feel like just curling up in a hole for a while. Hopefully that will all pass and I can get on with being happy, like I thought I would be.

Anyway, this little Poppy Seed (that's what baby center says our babies are like right now) will be born at home.  I've had a CS, a forceps delivery (both were planned homebirths), and the most amazing homebirth with my last.  I'm looking to do that one all over again. 

I love, love, love Mothering due date clubs.  This has been my happy place through my last two pregnancies.  I can't wait to get to know all of you and enjoy this journey with you all.

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I'm Nicole and I'm 26. DH and I have been married for 3 years, but were high school sweethearts so we've been together forever!

We started our TTC journey in May and got pregnant the 3rd cycle! I'm feeling very blessed because my cycles are long and all over the place. I've wanted to have a family for as long as I can remember, so this is a dream come true!

I'm a social worker working at a prenatal/Medicaid clinic... I see all kinds of stuff so I'm a nervous wreck about this pregnancy. My first appt is 9/12! Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
post #11 of 67
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Originally Posted by ocelotmom View Post

Mary - I immediately recognized your username but wasn't sure why until I got to your story, which I also remember. I'm sorry for your losses and how this pregnancy goes well for you! (And all of us! )

Thank you so much! 

post #12 of 67

Piratemere, All of my tests have been faint too. I do see a very gradual increase in pigment from 2 days ago until today thought, but the faintness is making me a little nervous too. Then I stupidly googled, nothing good can come from that!! I hope you and your dh find some peace in the next 9 months, you sound like you have a lot on your plate. 

 

I'm not due until the 12th of May, so I won't even be 4 weeks pregnant until Monday! I probably should have held off testing, but I just couldn't wait. I'm hoping that explains why they are so faint. I have one last frer test, I'll take it Monday when I should have been taking it in the first place!! Hopefully it will have a stronger looking line.  Enjoy your weekend everyone! 

 

Mary

post #13 of 67

Brooksfam, I remember being a nervous wreck with my first pregnancy. I was anxious all the time. In fact, after the first ultrasound at 9 weeks where we saw the heartbeat, I went home and took a long nap. With my second baby, my midwives discouraged first trimester ultrasounds. I found the whole pregnancy much more relaxing. Maybe because it was my second kid, but I just relaxed and went with the flow. Crazy thing was I felt the baby move before 12 weeks! So when my midwife put the doppler to my belly, I knew she'd find a heartbeat. Guess my point is...try to relax. Most pregnancies develop normally and naturally.

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I guess I should add that my name is Kimberly. I'm 34 and I have 2 boys (ages 3 and 17 months). I'm a former teacher and librarian. I am also a writer. My first YA novel is being published next year by a small, but awesome, press. I'm doing research for my next novel and I have edits coming up soon. The only time I ever get to write is when my youngest naps and my oldest is in school...or at night when my brain is mush.

 

My husband said he is 95% sure this will be our last baby. I thought maybe he'd be down for 4, but 3 is our max. If I'm ever to earn money again, I need all the kids to be in school full time. I'm finding it all a little bittersweet. I also keep looking at my 17-month-old who is very attached to me and feeling sad for him a little bit. He'll be the middle child -- I hope he's okay with it. :)

post #15 of 67
Thread Starter 

Ooh, can you tell us more about your book? I'm a YA lit addict.

post #16 of 67
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Originally Posted by ocelotmom View Post
 

Ooh, can you tell us more about your book? I'm a YA lit addict.

YES!!

 

It's a paranormal romantic suspense set in 1996!

 

It's tentative title is Grunge Gods & Graveyards. I hope I get to keep the title (cuz I think it rocks). I start edits this month and it comes out in 2014. Right when we all give birth. I will totally keep you apprised of the cover and blurbs once that gets released.

 

I too am a YA addict. PM and tell me what you're reading.

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Hi everyone. My name is Emily and I live in Bucks County, Pa., with my husband and my son Abe, who just turned three. We have been trying to get pregnant for a year now, so I'm so happy to be here. It doesn't quite seem real yet. I think I am going to be kind of a nervous wreck throughout this pregnancy.

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Hi ladies! I'm lurking as I starting having unexpected brown spotting yesterday. Instead of picking up and becoming a period, it's stayed brown streaky and mucusy for the past 24 hours. I looked at the calendar and realized that my period is due in four days. Soooo, I'm thinking it could be implantation bleeding! If so, this will be surprise #7. And that would give me a due date of May 15th. We shall see! smile.gif. I'll probably test on Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

Kat
post #19 of 67
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Hi ladies! I'm lurking as I starting having unexpected brown spotting yesterday. Instead of picking up and becoming a period, it's stayed brown streaky and mucusy for the past 24 hours. I looked at the calendar and realized that my period is due in four days. Soooo, I'm thinking it could be implantation bleeding! If so, this will be surprise #7. And that would give me a due date of May 15th. We shall see! smile.gif. I'll probably test on Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

Kat
Yeah, Kat! Good luck with testing this week.
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I'm Gail and I'm so glad I get to be here!  My husband and I have been married almost 3 years and have been hoping for a May 2014 baby for a long time.  I've been tracking my temps for over a year and didn't expect difficulties getting pregnant, but were surprised it "worked" the first month. :)  I'm 25, my husband is 26.  I'm a special-ed teacher, so I was hoping for a mid-May baby so my maternity leave would just carry over into summer vacation.  :)  My family will be ecstatic when we tell them.  I think they were expecting us to wait at least another year while hubby finishes school :)  This baby will be the first grandbaby/niece/nephew for both of our families :)

 

I like working in the garden, quilting, cooking mostly healthy food, and walking with my husband.  I can't start to build up my baby hope chest!  I already have a couple gender neutral little things and a stash of cloth diapers.  Oh, and we painted our nursery and set up the crib/mattress in the spring so all of the toxins could drift far away before our little one comes. :)  I can't wait until the belly thread starts!

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