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July 2003 Mamas-to-be Roll Call

post #1 of 846
Thread Starter 
Hey mamas-to-be!

Who else is just finding out they are pregnant and due around July?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant today, and think the EDD is around the beginning of July.

Anyone else?


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Madison, I am sooooooo glad to see you starting this thread, and even happier to be joining it. I started ttcing in July of 2001, and reading your posts on this board was a big part of what started my babylust.
I found out I'm pregnant 25 minutes ago, so forgive me if I'm rambling. I obvulated oct 22, so I am due July 15, but I think I will lie and tell the doctor my lmp was oct 11 so they will give me a July 18 due date (midwife is not an option due to insurance/financial reasons, and I DO NOT want to be induced)

Where are all the other July mamas hiding? Come out, come out, whereever you are!
post #3 of 846
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CONGRATULATIONS! 25 minutes ago, huh? That's great!

I'm glad you're here, too!

Isn't this both exciting and rather unbelievable still? I admit I still go look at the positive test, lol - but now morning sickness has kicked in and I don't doubt it anymore, LOL, as he/she makes him/herself known!


post #4 of 846
MADISON!! This is such excellent, exciting news! I am so happy for you! I know this has been such a long time coming - congratulations! Something just made me look over to see who had started this thread and my eyes popped when I saw your name!

Just had to jump in - and I'll be checking back to see how you are doing!

Congrats again!
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Me! Me! I'm due on 7/10, but thinking more like 7/15 (I dreamt months ago that I was due on 7/15 and I did o a little late this month, just not sure how late).

I'm on pins and needles and will be until 12/26 (12 weeks). I've got problems with early miscarriages (like 4 and 5 weeks), but with every day that passes, I'm more and more excited. I carry the + test around in my purse and look at it every once in a while. This was a total shock since we were about to give up and choose to have an only child.

Side note: Alis, if you're reading this, I SWEAR I am going to measure that fabric and mail the swatches I cut months ago!! Really, I am!!
post #6 of 846
Hi ALL!!!!!!!!

AF wouldn't have been due till next week, but I already know because I'm one of those women with very short stretches between af and ovulation

I'm going to be due half July ~ around the 15th if the math works this time. We're going to do home VBAC!!
post #7 of 846
Congradulations, Simonee and Charmie981!
Yesterday I went out and bought a pair of little yellow booties, so I don't have to carry the urine-soaked test around anymore.
I have the "confirming" doctor's apt a week from monday- what do they do at the first apt?
How is everyone feeling?
post #8 of 846

congratulations, all!

Hi fellow July Mamas!
post #9 of 846
The first appointment with an OB is usually pretty invasive, including the whole gamut of STD cultures, a bi-manual exam to gague the size of your uterus, and a pap. If you've had a pap recently, there's not much reason for one now, especially since they often come back abnormal in early pregnancy. The STD cultures really aren't necessary if you're in a manogamous relationship, but most OBs won't let you get out of them, and the bimanual exam...well, I won't be having that done either. My goal with this pregnancy is fewer than 5 vaginal exams total . I'm also using a mw, so this isn't unreasonable.

I'm still totally stressed about every little twinge. The prenatals are starting to constipate me (thinking about just taking a folic acid supplement and some yellow dock and ditching the prenates all together), I'm sick sometimes, but not enough to reassure me yet. I'm cramping a lot, which is totally nerve wracking. My boobs hurt but I can't tell if it's b/c of the pregnancy or b/c of Samuel's sudden (involuntary) weaning due to the pregnancy (nursing was causing cramps). I'm really testy, but that could be the stress too. In short, I'm not sure if I have *any* pregnancy symtoms yet!!

I see the mw on Tuesday (as a doula for a friend though) so I'm going to find out if weaning is really necessary and if I can have sex. I sure would help a lot with the stress if I could keep the men in my life happy !!

I'm really looking forward to my stay on this board!!
post #10 of 846
Hey ladies.....I may be joining you soon.....who knows though!! My current drama is laid out in the TTC board cause I did't think they would think I was nuts!!! I still have some time before I can test....I have no idea when I would be due if I am pg.....since Tracy is 6.5 months old and I'm not ovulating on a set or even closely repeating schedule!!!

Even if I do not join you.......CONGRATS!!! and I hope you have wonderful pregnancies!!!

Edited to add: I've been constantly nauseous for the last 9 or 10 days and I hope it sure pays off to be something!!
post #11 of 846

July 1, 2003

Well I was so eager I jumped on the June thread, but I think the due date is July 1st. Maybe I'll just hover between the two. Morning sickness is pretty miserable now, plus I've had a cold for awhile. I dread having to find something to eat each time the wave of nausea hits. I feel like I'm just forcing food down.

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MADISON!!! That's great!! I'm so excited for you. I've been wondering what you've been up to! Congratulations!!
post #13 of 846
congratulations everyone!!

I just found out I am pregnant this morning! I'm very excited, and according to my calculations, I'm due arounds the middle of July (15-17). Dh is shocked, we just started trying in October, and he figured it would take a little longer than this! I keep staring at the test -- in case it changes ?? I'm soooo happy!
post #14 of 846
Welcome and congrats, Erikanorth!

But dang! you're confirming a prejudice here: THere really IS nothing else to do in Nunavut between September and May, is there?
post #15 of 846
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I knew there were more mamas-to-be in July here! Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Congratulations to those of you who JUST found out (as opposed to those of us who found out last week, lol!)!!!

I think a summer baby sounds so wonderful - getting to watch those skinny naked newborn legs & arms grow chunky and fat in the warm weather of summer

Unfortunately for me, I think I'll have to miss the Gay Pride Parade in July this summer - I was kinda looking forward to going and painting "Mommy Queerest" on my great big huge pregnant belly and wearing a bikini top (NOT BOTTOM, LOL), but my due date is near the parade date, and I won't be up to taking a newborn at a week or two or three old out amongst all those fun, crazy people! Oh, well - I'll have someone pick me up a t-shirt for next year when I'll be taking a 12-month old! How fun planning all this stuff!

And a summer birthday will be nice - I'll have Christmas paid off by the time I have to start paying off birthday expenses, LOL!

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Me too!!!! And totally unexpected. I've been feeling crappy and tired for about a week so I tested yesterday. Lo and behold, a +! I have no idea when I'm due (assuming it's July), because my cycles still hadn't resumed. I'm still breastfeeding my 12-month-old son, including 2-3 times at night, so I never expected to get pregnant. What a thrill!

Now that the shock has worn off, I'm so happy to be joining the July 2003 Mommies!

Mama to Jacob 10/30/01
post #17 of 846
Madison, I'm sorry you'll be missing all the fun. If it makes you feel any better, I will be missing a very un-fun bar exam, for the same reason. Plus, isn't the Long Beach or Irvine Pride later in the year? Much smaller, I know, but still better than waiting all year.

Welcome to all the newly pregnant women! Congratulations! We're going to have babies!

For me, I'm having to get used to a July baby- I think the baby chose the one month I would have to rearrange my whole schedule for the future, to test my priorities. I like the idea of nudie baby in a cloth diaper taking walks in the sun. But I am worried about money, since our "plan" was for me to be a well-paid attorney while dh was a sahd. New plan- two parents both working part-time at low paying jobs for a year. I guess the baby won't mind unless she needs legal advice.

Erikanorth- take my advice- buy something small for the baby, so when you want something to reassure yourself, you won't have to pull out something you've peed on.

Charmie: Thanks for the info- I'm really wishing the apt was coming sooner, as unpleasant as it sounds, just because I would like to have the "official" confirmation.
post #18 of 846
Madison; haaahaaaaahaaaaaaa!

Don't even think your babe with arrive on due date! You're gonna be the best mama queerest LA has ever seen!
post #19 of 846
Due July 18th!!!! I'm so excited to be here with all of you July mamas!

Tested positive yesterday morning...I wanted to see that line so badly that I didn't believe it when I actually saw it! I took another test just to make sure. I'm five weeks pregnant---wow!!!

I am soooo thrilled!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #20 of 846
Well....I'm officially joining!!!! I'll post more later but Tracy is clingy today!!!

I'll be due sometime around july......not sure when though!
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