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post #61 of 143

Cedavid, I am very sorry.

post #62 of 143

Hello Everyone! 

 

I'm really excited to be joining this group! I loved being part of the August 07 and Nov 2010 DDCs. I'm newly pregnant for the third time. I have two sons (6 and almost 3) and we got pregnant much faster this time than with either of my boys, so I'm pretty shocked to be here already. I tend to be a nervous wreck when I'm pregnant, but we plan for this to be our last child, and my hope is to really cherish every moment of this pregnancy.

 

In January of this year my dearest friend's sweet daughter passed away at the age of 2 1/2. She was my god-daughter and it has been a huge loss for both our families. I am learning so much from this experience, and most of all that the most important thing  is to love and enjoy our children and cherish every moment we have with them. In that spirit of hope and love we are embarking on another pregnancy. My friend is TTC right now also, and I hope will be able to welcome another child into her family very soon. 

 

I'm due July 20. 

 

Warmest wishes to everyone! 

post #63 of 143
Hi everyone!
I'm due with #2 from IVF on my birthday--July 10th. My daughter is 18 months old and has started bringing us the 'how to make a baby' book every night now, even though we haven't told her anything yet. Funny--it's like she knows! I'm going in this afternoon for a confirmation ultrasound to see how many babies are in there!
I'm excited to get to know you all!
post #64 of 143
Cedavid- I am so sorry... I hope you have lots of support around you and heal quickly. Early losses are heartbreaking, many women conceive again the month or two following a loss. So I hope you join the August or September 2014 clubs!
Take care of yourself. Big hugs!! xx
post #65 of 143

I just found out (I think, since it is a VERY faint line) that I'm expecting July 16th. I have 5 boys, and 2 little ones that I hope to meet someday. My boys are 9, 7, 5, 2 and 10 mo. I'm so very thankful to have home birthed them all, and each birth has been completely different from the rest. We live in the country and home school. I will be shocked if I end up with a girl, and will be pleasantly pleased with another boy. :) 

post #66 of 143

I am cautiously optimistic. This is like nothing I have ever had, yet feels in my heart like it is hear to stay. I am don't know. 

 

I am Jessica. I have 2 boys - 6 and 4. I joined Mothering years ago maybe when the older was born or so. I have a new email so I made a new acct. 

We have not been TTC, but I ovulated 3 days early - 2 days after DTD unprotected. 

I have had very few symptoms when previously I would have had many by now. This is my 7th pregnancy - only 2 births. 

Which were both unplanned C/S. Yet overall I am so much healthier this time I wonder how much that has to do with the symptoms. And I KNOW it bodes well for a VBA2C. My body is in very different shape and I am choosing more carefully my provider. Plans will be for a home birth with a midwife.

 

And hopefully by the time this baby comes, I will also have another child. we are in the process of adopting form Ukraine. A 13 yo girl that we hosted this past summer and that is coming for 4 weeks over Christmas and New Years. Cannot Wait to have my girl in my arms again. :stillheart

post #67 of 143

Well, never mind my having a new acct. it posted as my old one...

post #68 of 143
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Originally Posted by sweetestday View Post
 

I just found out (I think, since it is a VERY faint line) that I'm expecting July 16th. I have 5 boys, and 2 little ones that I hope to meet someday. My boys are 9, 7, 5, 2 and 10 mo. I'm so very thankful to have home birthed them all, and each birth has been completely different from the rest. We live in the country and home school. I will be shocked if I end up with a girl, and will be pleasantly pleased with another boy. :) 

 

I am due July 7th. I also have five boys! my boys are 12, 5, 3&3 and 13 months! 

We have also home-birthed all of ours! how funny.

post #69 of 143
Those with 3 or more boys - Do you get asked if your hoping for a girl/ done if you have a girl or told that they hope you have a girl lots? It kind of drives my crazy as I'd be happy to have a girl but I will not be any less happy to have a boy! When I brought my last baby to my husbands work at a few days old a bunch of people asked if we were trying for a girl now like he was some kind of disappointment. I wanted to smack them! I hate how everyone one acts like I'm hard done by to have all boys! I love my boys and think I'm pretty blessed!
post #70 of 143
Hello Mamas!!!!

Hope I'm not joining too early. We just did our second round of IVF and if the babies stick I will be due July 29th. We had a miscarriage at 6 weeks with our first round. I think this group will be good luck. dust.gif
post #71 of 143
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Those with 3 or more boys - Do you get asked if your hoping for a girl/ done if you have a girl or told that they hope you have a girl lots? It kind of drives my crazy as I'd be happy to have a girl but I will not be any less happy to have a boy! When I brought my last baby to my husbands work at a few days old a bunch of people asked if we were trying for a girl now like he was some kind of disappointment. I wanted to smack them! I hate how everyone one acts like I'm hard done by to have all boys! I love my boys and think I'm pretty blessed!

Everyone always thinks I am trying  for a daughter and it makes me a little batty especially from close friends and family. when strangers or ladies from my due date groups say things like "you are overdue for some pink" or "hope you get your girl" it really does not phase me, I just assume that is what they would be going for and let it go. My husband is set on one little girl but to me babies are babies and he certainly has never been disappointed in any of our children. 

post #72 of 143
OSTC and Elektra - I know what you mean. My first three are girls. In 2011, when I was pregnant, I got all those same comments about how the baby should be a boy. More than one person went so far as to say that they would feel sorry for my husband if it was another girl. Then when the baby was born, and was a boy, the comments kept going. "Finally got your boy, eh? Now you can stop having kids." Ugh.
post #73 of 143

Hey Isa, good to see you over here!

 

On the sex of the baby: People are really angry that we have no plans to find out the sex of the baby before birth, this is something I just don't understand . I come from a family of 3 girls and people always ask my parents, but my dad especially, if he was disappointed to not have a boy. He never was of course, but it really hurt him that people would suggest that he was disappointed that one of us wasn't a boy and made him pretty upset. They still ask to this day, humans are bizarre sometimes. 

post #74 of 143

Hey, I just figure if I keep having boys, folks will think that's why we keep having more. ;) Yeah I do get that a lot. I just answer that I am hoping for another boy... just to throw them off a bit.

post #75 of 143

I'm here!  I just got our BFP today even though in my heart of hearts I've known for 6 days.  I just had to wait until I got far enough for a test to show it.  11dpo and a nice clear line.

 

We have 3 children, 2 boys and a girl, 8,6, and 3.  We had a loss over the summer.  An ectopic.  So needless to say I am VERY nervous about this one.  But it is night and day different from the last already so I am hopeful.

 

It'll be a c-section as I've already had 3... long painful depressing story on that.

 

According to my LMP I'll be due July 31st. 

 

:joy

post #76 of 143

Hello everyone!!! I am 7 weeks pregnant with my 3rd! My due date is July 3rd, the same as my birthday! My two boys are 7 and 4, and this was totally unexpected! Looking forward to this crazy journey, and through every spell of morning sickness, I keep telling myself that it's all worth it in the end, and that the unpleasantness will just be a memory eventually! 

My first birth was pretty standard, in a hospital with an epidural. My second was an unplanned home birth- had been expecting to birth in a birth center, but didn't make it there- whoops! This time, definitely planning for a home birth, most likely in water! It's a crazy, exciting time. DH and I are both thrilled and scared! 

 

Nice to meet you all!

post #77 of 143

Hi mamas! I just found out a couple days ago that I get to join you lovely ladies over here!

 

DH and I are really happy and I know our girls, ages 4 and 2, will be too. My 4 year old actually asked me super excitedly if I had a baby in my tummy on what turned out to be the day that I ovulated.

 

This little babe is due around July 25th though my first two were born at 41+2 and 41 weeks so it might not be until early August. I birthed my first at a freestanding birth center and my second was a planned homebirth, surprise unassisted birth after a super quick and awesome 45 minute active labor. We'll be planning and hoping for another homebirth again!

 

I look forward to getting to know you all! 

post #78 of 143
I am amazed that people say the most ignorant things when it comes to babies. Trying for a boy?? Trying for a girl? Mamablue- I think I would have lost it on the person that said they'd feel bad for your hubby if #4 was a girl!! WTH....

I have a friend who struggled for years and years through fertility treatments and IVF, had several pregnancies and losses...carried twins until 26 weeks (I believe) but they were too small. She just had a hard time staying pregnant (no problems getting pregnant). Anyway they finally found this amazing doctor in another state and had a healthy pregnancy. Two embryos and one split. So they had triplets! (Two identical and one fraternal). Anyway her boys are 3 now and she tells me the ridiculously intrusive things that people say to her...they'll ask if the triplets were conceived naturally...was she on meds, etc. these are strangers!! Lol...people say the dumbest things.

I try not to stick my foot in my mouth but I know I do it too....I guess it is part of our flawed human nature.

Another thing I wanted to say is all if you home birthing mamas rock!! I admire your courage. I have had both of my children at the hospital but your experiences sound amazing!! I just don't know if I have the courage for home birth. I am a scaredy cat. Lol...but I can see how the natural way would help with PPD. Since it allows your natural pain endorphins and brain chemicals to take over, rather than being pumped full of medicine. I wish I was courageous and confident enough to try it. I really like reading your stories though!!!!
post #79 of 143
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Originally Posted by wengrin View Post

I am amazed that people say the most ignorant things when it comes to babies. Trying for a boy?? Trying for a girl? Mamablue- I think I would have lost it on the person that said they'd feel bad for your hubby if #4 was a girl!! WTH....

I have a friend who struggled for years and years through fertility treatments and IVF, had several pregnancies and losses...carried twins until 26 weeks (I believe) but they were too small. She just had a hard time staying pregnant (no problems getting pregnant). Anyway they finally found this amazing doctor in another state and had a healthy pregnancy. Two embryos and one split. So they had triplets! (Two identical and one fraternal). Anyway her boys are 3 now and she tells me the ridiculously intrusive things that people say to her...they'll ask if the triplets were conceived naturally...was she on meds, etc. these are strangers!! Lol...people say the dumbest things.

I try not to stick my foot in my mouth but I know I do it too....I guess it is part of our flawed human nature.

Another thing I wanted to say is all if you home birthing mamas rock!! I admire your courage. I have had both of my children at the hospital but your experiences sound amazing!! I just don't know if I have the courage for home birth. I am a scaredy cat. Lol...but I can see how the natural way would help with PPD. Since it allows your natural pain endorphins and brain chemicals to take over, rather than being pumped full of medicine. I wish I was courageous and confident enough to try it. I really like reading your stories though!!!!

Hospital birth scares me. my cousin recently had her baby in a hospital and it was one of the most stressful experiences of my life! 

post #80 of 143

Hello everyone!  I was hesitant to join due to many miscarriages in the past.. but I'm starting to think this is a sticky baby.  This will be my 4 th kid - I have a daughter ,12, and two sons - 10, and 2 and a half.  Was in the 2011 due date club for may w samstress.. nice to see ya!

 

I am married, our marriage isn't perfect and may not even last through the pregnancy.  I wasn't really planning this baby.. but I wasn't trying hard enough to prevent it either.  I know I do want to have one more, even if my husband and I don't stay together.

 

random facts - I homeschool my kids.. I do unassisted pregnancies and birth.. Im a musician, love to cook , blah blah

 

...glad to be here.  

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