Hello pregnant ladies and congratulations!! Please post a hello and tell us a bit about yourself.
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Hello, mama friends!
I am mama to a 3yr old daughter, born at home with a CPM, her assistant, my husband, and a doula. Her EDD was July 23, and she came August 8.
This baby's EDD is July 29 by LPM or August 1 by conception date. Since I feel certain that I cook 'em a bit longer (though hopefully not.that.much.longer.again.), I am here in the August group!
I am willing to be a coleader for the group, so I hope I do a good job! I think Cynthia said we'll need one more volunteer yet.
I did not join a group. forum like this with my first pregnancy or for TTC, so it is new territory for me... which is exciting! Looking forward to getting to know you all on this journey!
I am a lucky mama to four great kiddos, aged 4-13. This baby will hopefully complete our family, and I am thrilled to be doing this one last time. We ttc'ed for over 7 months, and if everything goes well this will be our rainbow baby, after suffering an early loss in October.
I have had medicated , and unmedicated hospital and birth center births for the first four, I am hoping to have a home birth this time around.
Congratulations to everyone! I am excited to be sharing this journey with you all!
Hello ladies! I am happy to be here.
My husband and I live in Northern California where we work as a photographer and scientist, respectively. We are in our late 30's and couldn't be more thrilled about our pregnancy! My date of o/conception was 18 November, so that puts me at 4w3d - early bird! The due date calculator says August 11th.
I have happy hopes for a low risk, serene and healthy pregnancy that will end with our lovely child being born at home. We are in the process of compiling a list of midwives to interview, and have been reading lots on the topic and connecting with like-minded friends. So much to learn!
I probably won't mention this much, but wanted to get it out there as we introduce ourselves: In the far far past, 18 years ago, I had a child and placed him for adoption. I am at peace with my choice and cannot even express the flow of love and peace I feel now with this pregnancy. I am bursting with gratitude.
All the best to each of you!
Hello! This baby will be our fourth. We have three boys so far.
I was a little surprised about this pregnancy because we've never been able to conceive without quite a bit of effort and me taking vitex to extend my luteal phase. I guess God really wanted us to have this baby! I am excited, but a little nervous because we are a little up in the air with dh's job this summer. He will be finishing his Administrative degree and starting a job hunt this spring through summer until he hopefully gets something. If he gets something more than an hour drive away then we will be moving and the earliest we could move is partway into June. And if the job comes along later in the summer then it could be time to move very close to the birth. That means moving and switching midwives and all kinds of craziness. Not too mention a LOT of changes all at once for our three boys. I'm trying very hard not to worry about it because there are so many ways it could go, including that he doesn't find a new job at this time and we stay where we are. OOoooooh, I could drive myself (and dh) crazy thinking about this!
I've had three wonderful homebirths and plan to do the same with this baby :) Despite my nervousness about the future, I am very excited about this pregnancy! :)
I had a HUGE shock in the past few weeks when I found out I was pregnant. Apparently my pill failed. I have a girl 6, boy 4 and boy 2. Apparently I'm due August 4th but I felt symptoms ridiculously early and it makes me think I'm further along than I thought. I am terrible at charting my period though and am only going by a bank statement that shows my husband made a purchase at the pharmacy and bought me pads. And I'm pretty sure they were bought October 28th. I guess I won't know for sure till the new year when I get health insurance. I'm very exhausted and very sick and not sure how I'm going to handle of this. I was waiting each day for this due date club to open up, I guess I had to wait for others to catch up. haha.
I had one natural birth, then two C-sections in a row for the boys...Now I am not sure how this one will be born. I don't care much about anything except this nausea ending.
Hi ladies! Yay, my daily stalking to see if the group had opened yet is now rewarded!!! :P
My name is Laura; DH and I have been TTC for 4 cycles. He got his VR (vasectomy reversal) on July 22nd - we flew out to OK for it! I hoped, but never dreamed, we would get a BFP so soon! His original V was 9 years ago and we were not given good odds at the time of the surgery! We are floored and thrilled!!!
I am 35 and DH is 42. We each have two children from previous marriages. His are 15 and 9 (teen lives with her mom, 9yo lives with both, but is there until Feb having just left here). Mine are 6 yo twin girls and we share them when my ex is not working (evening and weekends are split 50/50) and they are all homeschooled. Unschooling, mostly, for the girls, if you happen to know the term. We live in NY.
This will be our first together :) I'm 5 weeks today and my due date is Aug 14th. Looking forward to my first homebirth :)
I am a SAHM, but do a fair amount of p/t work to help support the family financially - I teach (along with DH) natural childbirth classes (I had the twins in the hospital, non-medicated), run our Airbnb rooms in our home, help keep our homesteading running smoothly, etc. We have a Jersey dairy cow (and her calf heifer), llamas, Nigerian dwarf goats, chickens, ducks, and a myriad of pets all in an circa 1817 farmstead! We LOVE living close to the land and learning/practicing old skills :)
So happy to see everyone here so far and looking forward to "meeting" more of you! A Happy and Healthy Gestation Wishes for all of us! :)
Ahhh. I want to redo my introduction now that my utter panic has worn off and DH and I have had a really good, solid conversation about it. For starters, I'm not actually new to Mothering.com forums. I have an old account from when we were BF/CD'ing years ago (circa 2005-8) ... but the user name is a very recognizable part of my normal email, and we aren't going to be able to be open about this PG until the end of the 1st tri due to my work situation. Since mothering.com forums are searchable on google, couldn't chance it showing up.
When we were first TTC (10 yrs ago), we were told by the medpros, "with these numbers, NOBODY's getting pregnant" - they wanted us to do IVF/ICSI with 6mo of Lupron suppression ... then I fell pregnant a week before we were to start. So that statement - that "nobody's getting pregnant" - is always in our heads, despite four conceptions/2+ children, and learning that we were one of the pregnant-on-the-pill people seemed so unlikely as to be impossible and ... it absolutely winded me to the point of panic.
So now I'm looking forward to getting cautiously excited (had a missed late first trimester miscarriage last time, so will feel cautious until the screening sono in Jan/Feb. I work full time, DH is a stay at home dad.
So, I'm 6 weeks as of yesterday. Not really any pregnancy symptoms as of yet, which is surprising for me, so I'm a bit cautious about getting too excited.
What else?......we're a homeschool family living in the woods in Oregon. And it's COLD here today! I'm thinking it's a good day for working on my Christmas cookie trays!
I'm Becca, and I'm due with my 6th baby on the 6th of August. So that means I'm expecting to deliver mid to late August, since every single one of mine have been at least a week, but usually around 2 1/2 weeks late. If I plan on that, it doesn't make me crazy!
My kids are girl 12, girl 10, boy 8, boy 5 and boy 2. They have been relentlessly lobbying for a 6th, but I was firmly convinced we were done. Well, both my husband and I had a strong feeling, independent of each other, that we need to have another one. So here we go again!
I homeschool my kids, and am having so much fun with them. The laundry is already a joke and I can't keep up, so what's one more baby, right?
I'm a 36-year-old non-profit worker in Central NJ. My husband is 33, a scientist. We have a 16-month-old daughter. We've been trying for seven months and had an early m/c in July, so we are thrilled that this pregnancy seems really strong. I'm already having mucho symptoms. My EDD is August 12!!!
My first labor was a natural hospital birth. My midwife from that birth does mostly home births, and I would love to do one with her, but insurance doesn't cover it. We'll probably use her in the hospital again. I hate those high, tiny beds, but at least we have a midwife we know and like.
Looking forward to joining you ladies!!
I am surprised and delighted to find myself in the Mothering Due Date clubs again!! I am a SAHM to two wonderful little girls, aged 2.5 and almost 4.5.
This pregnancy is a shock to me. I practice FAM and hubby and I followed all the rules. Either we had an unbeknownst to us condom failure two days before I ovulated, or somehow conceived on 3dpo. It will always be a mystery to me, but I am soooo delighted to be here!
Here's wishing you all just enough symptoms to know you're preggers. ! I personally am really happy to be just over 4 weeks and our feeling slightly nauseated and tired. Was barfing my guts out with both girls well before my BFPs! Maybe it's a boy this time ?
Hello! I am both thrilled and scared to death to be here:)
We have two girls, ages 7 and almost 4, and have been very much on the fence about a third for months if not years. I had officially made peace with being a mama of two a couple of weeks ago, then got a surprise BFP earlier this week! I'm due in mid August (oh ick, hoping for a mild midwestern summer)!
I had extreme nausea and vomiting with my first two (not quite hyperemises, but nearly). I'm already feeling a little queasy and really hoping to curb it and support my liver before it gets unlivable... I'd say functioning as a mother and person for the next few months are my biggest concern right now (followed closely by buying a larger car, not sleeping through the night again, and paying for a third college education, of course).