I just posted all of this in the due date thread but I thought I'd introduce myself here as well:
Hello ladies!! I'm new here and thought I'd drop in to share some info. A mom from one of my local FB groups said she found a great birth month group on Mothering, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I was in a May '14 moms group from BabyCenter but we didn't seem to share the same "life philosophies" to put it nicely. So anyway, here I go:
My real name is Dawn, I'm 37 but will be 38 in March. This is my 2nd and last pregnancy - due to MANY health issues my doc is recommending a hysterectomy after this baby. I'm very depressed about it - a whole other issue. I'm still nursing my older son who turned 3 in November. Although he's down to only 1-2 sessions a day. I was hoping to have him weaned by the time the baby got here, but I'm doubtful. I have Lupus, was diagnosed 10.5 years ago. So I take steroids (prednisone) every day for that. I had a fairly uncomplicated pregnancy last time and things seems to be going that way this time as well.
My due date is 5/23 but my first son was born 3.5 weeks early, so I'm just telling everyone to keep the whole month of May open. I have felt, even before conception, that I would have another boy. E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E. I know is saying this baby will be a girl (just because THEY want a girl - not for any particular reason.) And to be honest it's starting to tick me off. My husband and I had decided to stay neutral and be surprised but at the last us the tech said "look away if you don't want to know" and I kept looking. I'm *pretty* sure I saw a penis. And when hubs and son went to the potty I asked her "So, it's a boy isn't it??" And she said yes, she thinks it is. YAY ME!!
**To be clear I wouldn't have been upset by a girl. I was just happy to know my gut instinct was right. So no one but you girls know that I know ;) Shhhhh......
Thanks for having me and I look forward to getting to know you all. I would also like to know if there's a Facebook page for this group? I loved the convenience of the old group but again, we didn't see eye to eye.