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April 2007 Roll Call!!! please add yourself :o)

post #1 of 266
Thread Starter 
I thought we should start a roll call to see who is going to be hanging out for the next 9 months or so!

* = those who have been spotlighted

Please tell us a bit about yourself and when you are due.
Here are our April Mamas:
*~~Mama2B~~ (Kristi)
~*Trish*~ (Trisha)
*13Sandals
*Amari's Mama (Amy)
*Amylcd
angela1978
*Anglyn (Angela)
*Anitabonita (Anita)
*annettemarie (Annette)
*arismomkoofie (Kelsi)
*ashleylesh (Ashley)
AustinAmber (April)
*babycatcher01 (Amanda)
*babyluvr (Jenny)
babymakes3 (Kelly)
baybemama
*beachsea (Meghan)
beauroo (Linda)
*BeccaBear (Rebecca)
*Bella Babe (Shelley)
Bkwyrm
blaqpearl
blueyebutterfly (Tamara)
bobbirs
BrittanySmiles (Brittany)
C99 (Caroline)
cappuccinosmom (Maggie)
CarolynnMarilynn (Carolynn)
cedoreilly (Corinne)
Chaska_Dog
Christi2705 (Christi)
Cigilteach (Jenny)
CityChic (Rachael)
ClassiclyAmber (Amber)
clavicula (Liv)
Cmildenb (Catherine)
CorbinsMama (Megan)
crunchymomof2 (Michele)
dancemama23
Debbielbc (Debbie)
Debstmomy (Cristina)
desilou
didkisa (Colleen)
dorianboy (Heather)
doudat (Myriam)
Doula Gina
Drummer's Wife (Katie)
earthybluemama
Fairy4tmama
finn'smama (Anika)
Firsttimepreggers (Aileen)
Foxxymama (Alycia)
frenchie
Fujiko (Roxie)
gaidinsgirl (Angie)
gardenmommy
gogokim (Kim)
Goldiemom (Goldie)
grapejuicemama (Nichole)
gretasmommy (Andrea)
grneyes328
hanno
HappiMommi (Ashley)
heathenmom (Elizabeth)
HelenParr (Helen) - I assume
Holiztic (Elizabeth)
hulamama
ldylvbgr (Rachelle)
imosbc (Kimberly)
indigo515 (Nina)
InPhoenix
inthezoo (Misty)
jackson's mama (D'Anne)
jbpoetmom (Julia)
jecaly (Jennifer)
jenger
jenmorgan (Jen)
Jenn_wants_3 (Jenn)
jennyfah (Jen)
JLav (Jessica)
Jes (Jes)
jocelyndale
juliaaaah (Julia)
kewpie-o
kldliam (Kathleen)
koofiesguychuck (Chuck - DH)
krismarie
KYouell (Kathleen)
ladybug13 (Krista)
ladygaia87 (Briana)
lanamommyphd07 (Lana)
lapetitemaman (Nancy)
lazylou
lesley&grace (Lesley)
LilMomma83
LinzluvsGJ (Lindsey)
loon13 (Loon)
luceegoose (Lucy)
magstphil (Maggie)
MamaBug
MamaChicken
Mamafreya
mamaganic (Tree)
MamaPam (Pam)
mamatoElias
MamaZaf (MamaZaf)
manyrainbows (Katie)
mariew
MaxiMom
mclisa (Michelle)
megan sacha (Megan)
metabreed (Marta)
mezzydotes (Maryanne)
MizLiz
mommaJ (Jessi)
mommymoose (Holly)
mommyof2soon2b3 (Erika)
MommytoTwo (Tina)
MoMommy(Sarah)
momtoS
MonkeyPrincess (Jill)
MonTana Mama (Elise)
Muggins&Doody (Lisa)
mummytastic (Julie)
NaturalMindedMomma (Torre)
neetling (Anita)
omahakate (Kate)
onemoretime
OnTheFence (Kim)
organicmama328 (Marie)
PajamaMama (Jill)
peacechief (Annie)
peacelovingmama (Kate)
phunkylady (Katie)
phxmamafox
Peppermint (Patty)
pottermama (Heather)
Pyxi (Missy)
praying_4_3rd_at36 (Christy)
Qtopia (Carolina)
Queen of my Castle
RAF (Rebekah)
rachelagain (Rachel)
roslyn (Roslyn)
rozzie'sma (Shauna)
rstump (Renee)
sacredjourney (Michelle)
Sanveann (Alexis)
Sara268 (Sara)
sarabossen (Sara)
SashaBear
Sazix (Carol)
scbegonias
serenitii
SGVaughn (Shirl)
sky685201 (Sky)
slinkypea2 (Melissa)
soniajindal (Sonia)
SoonMama (Rorii)
sparkprincess (Jenn)
stanleymama (Kimberly)
starbound25 (Susan)
stitchinmama (Danielle)
St. Margaret
supermameau@hotmai (Shanna)
tarahsolazy (Tarah)
teachermommy14 (Mara)
treemom2 (Barbara)
Ubelle (Ursula)
uberangie (Angie)
UltimateSerj (Susan)
unimatrix0
unlegal (Nicole)
Velvet005 (Tish)
victoriamom (Micheline)
wanderinggypsy
wendyland (Wendy)
wildthing (Donna)
WierdAddMama (Addie)
wild_reilly (Jen)
wirewendy (Wendy)
wsgrl84 (Nonny)
xtara2003x (Tara)

And by date:

March/April
arismomkoofie
Chaska_Dog
didkisa
imosbc
koofiesguychuck
pottermama
sparkprincess

Early April
Anitabonita
angela1978
ashleylesh
babyluvr
beauroo
Bella Babe
blueyebutterfly
cappuccinosmom
CarolynnMarilynn
CityChic
ClassiclyAmber
dancemama23
doudat
Drummer's Wife
Fujiko
grapejuicemama
heathenmom
HelenParr
ldylvbgr
jbpoetmom
jecaly
jennyfah
Jes
juliaaaah
lapetitemaman
loon13
MamaBug
mamaganic
mamatoElias
MaxiMom
megan sacha
mclisa
mommymoose
MoMommy
phunkylady
Qtopia
rstump
sacredjourney
Sanveann
Sara268
sarabossen
slinkypea2
soniajindal
stitchinmama
tarahsolazy
teachermommy14
treemom2
wendyland
wild_reilly
wsgrl84
xtara2003x

Mid April
~~Mama2B~~
~*Trish*~
annettemarie
AustinAmber
babycatcher01
babymakes3
baybemama
Bkwyrm
blaqpearl
bobbirs
BrittanySmiles
C99
Christi2705
Cmildenb
crunchymomof2
Debbielbc
earthybluemama
finn'smama
Firsttimepreggers
Foxxymama
gaidinsgirl
gogokim
hanno
HappiMommi
Holiztic
jenger
JLav
krismarie
ladygaia87
lanamommyphd07
lazylou
LinzluvsGJ
magstphil
manyrainbows
metabreed
mezzydotes
mommyof2soon2b3
Muggins&Doody
neetling
omahakate
OnTheFence
organicmama328
peacechief
peacelovingmama
praying_4_3rd_at36
Queen of my Castle
rachelagain
serenitii
SoonMama
sky685201
St. Margaret
WierdAddMama
wirewendy

Late April
Amylcd
Amari's Mama
Anglyn
beachsea
BeccaBear
cedoreilly
clavicula
CorbinsMama
desilou
dorianboy
Fairy4tmama
frenchie
gretasmommy
grneyes328
hulamama
jackson's mama
jenmorgan
Jenn_wants_3
jocelyndale
kewpie-o
kldliam
KYouell
ladybug13
lesley&grace
LilMomma83
luceegoose
MamaChicken
Mamafreya
MamaPam
MamaZaf
Marcimama
MizLiz
mommaJ
momtoS
MonTana Mama
mummytastic
NaturalMindedMomma
onemoretime
PajamaMama
Peppermint
phxmamafox
Pyxi
RAF
SashaBear
Sazix
scbegonias
stanleymama
starbound25
supermameau@hotmai
Ubelle
uberangie
unimatrix0
unlegal
Velvet005
victoriamom
wanderinggypsy
wildthing

April/May
13Sandals
Debstmomy
Doula Gina
gardenmommy
Goldiemom
InPhoenix
inthezoo
mariew
MommytoTwo
MonkeyPrincess
rozzie'sma
UltimateSerj

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post #2 of 266
Thread Starter 
I guess I should go first...

I have been ttc since March. We m/c in April and finally got a BFP yesterday. We have a 3.5 yo DD who will be SO excited when we tell her - I am waiting as long as I can because I don't think I could explain a m/c to her.

I am planning a homebirth, possibly a waterbirth, with DH catching. DD's birth was an emergency induction at the hospital and I want something much better this time. I had a waterbirth planned then.

My due date is March 30/31, but I will probably hang out here because DD was born at 41.5 weeks.

Nice to meet all of you!
post #3 of 266
I am Carolynn. I am due early April, planning a homebirth with really minimal intervention, and have two kids 6 and 8 already. I *did* tell them and they were excited. I took my son to the webiste, the Visible Embryo, and we went through fetal development together. That was neat.

I am an actively practicing midwife who attends 60-90 births per year in both home and hospital, with about a 50/50 split. Being pregnant and a midwife is interesting. I like the access to info and resources I have, but sometimes it would be nice to have a little less knowledge of all of the things that can become complicated.

My first birth was a planned homebirth/waterbirth at 39 weeks but ended up being a transfer to hospital after a very long labour and very thick meconium. It ended up being a good thing because while my son was born vaginally and had no problems with the mec, I bled a tremendous amount (2000cc) and was a hair's breath away from a hysterectomy. I had a rough postpartum being tired, learning to breastfeed, and learning how to cope with a demanding baby and with very few physical reserves after the bleed. Oh, and he was over 10 pounds.

My next birth was a homebirth with a fairly normal labour, no bleeding, and a lovely postpartum. She was 8 lbs 9 oz and born a week after her due date.

So, we shall see what this one brings!
post #4 of 266
ok I will go next, ready for a novel lol. I am due early april.

I am Tamara, I am 32 years old and dp and I have been together for almost 15 years now. We have 6 beautiful children.

My first was a hosiptial birth it was awful. I was in labour for more than 34 hours, I was 18 and very uneducated on pregnancy and birth. I was naive and did what ever the dr's said , including having demoral(sp?) for pain and an epidural.

Number 2 was another hosiptal birth, different dr and different hosiptal, but was still hell lol, shorter labour this time, only 12hrs, and i also had and epidural.19years old and sill naive.

Number 3 is my very special child, had her at a hosiptal again, this time no pain meds,but she had problems from the start, she stopped breathing a 2 days old and had many seizure, today she is a beautiful little girl who has CP

Number 4 was and induction in a hosiptal because of high blood pressure ( it wasnt really too high, but i think the dr was mad and just wanted to induce me because of some meds i didnt want to take(long story) I started to get a back bone by now lol

By birth 5 I had enough and decided i needed a change, i did some research and decided to go with a midwife in a hosiptal, it was beautiful birth fast, and wonderful, i was home hours after she was born, i walked out of the hosiptal, and the nurses at the front said it didnt even look like i had just given birth lol

Baby 6 was also with a wonderful midwife at the hosiptal, this time labour was longer than i expected, but still wonderfull. My midwives were very supportive, and the after care was wonderful. They are amazing caring people

For this baby i want sooooo bad to have a water birth at home, little intervention as possible, so we will see what happens
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Hey, y'all! I'm Elizabeth (35). DH (31) & I have been married for just over 3 years and have an almost-2-y/o daughter, Fiona. I'm an admin assistant & dh is a delivery driver, getting ready to go to welding school. We live outside of Savannah and are getting ready to break ground on a new house. We decided to start ttc#2 in May, mostly because I was seriously starting to feel the biological clock and we didn't want our kids to be spaced too far apart.

We wanted a homebirth with dd, but it didn't happen and I had a pretty interventive labor/delivery in which I NARROWLY avoided a c/s. She was 10 lbs. 9 oz., which totally and completely freaked out the medwives/obs.

I pretty much insisted on a homebirth this go 'round and I'm SO EXCITED!!!
post #6 of 266
Officially joining! I hope my best friend checks her email before catching me on here!!!

I am Shelley, my dh is Jason, and I have two kiddos from my previous marriage, Addie (dd 5) and Riley(ds almost 4)

We have quite successfully TTA for over a year now, and I was actually worried with how successfull we were so I convinced dh to stop TTA, but not TTC. Just be open to life so to speak. Well, I honestly thought it would take more than ONE cycle, considering we had 2 or 3 months here and there where we could have gotten preg by mistaking my O date, or just "not caring" that month. Seriously this cycle looks so much like those other months I am just shocked that it actually happened.

So dh is freaking and wiggin out right now, but he will be ok. We told my parents, and the IL last night. We actually told the kids about 30 minutes before we told everyone else, because we knew they wouldn't be able to keep a secret! We were right, just the few minutes I asked them to keep it quiet they were bursting at the seams.

Hi Elizabeth! I have to tell you, Bodhi is one of the only names dh actually likes that I have run by him...

So Hi all! Hope this club gets full!
post #7 of 266
Hi, I'm Jes! I'm due around April 4 with my second child. I have a 19 month old son who is still nursing. This was a major surprise for us, and we are excited beyond all belief.

I had a natural med-free birth at a hospital with my son, but this time I am exploring the options. I had gestational diabetes in my last pregnancy so I am hoping this time will be okay.

It's amazing being part of a group here. I wasn't part of MDC when I was pregnant with DS.
post #8 of 266

I'm here!

Hi, I'm Wendy in St. Louis, MO. I'm due April 5 (5 days before my 29th birthday). I have two DDs. Nadia is turing 7 and Sophie is 2 1/2. I just got remarried two weeks ago (also conception date). This will be my husband's first. I think he's freaking out a little. He's been in a "go go go" kind of mood. Hope it lasts!
post #9 of 266
hi mamas!

i'm jennifer, 36, married to dan, with 20 month old hazel. this was our first cycle trying after an accidental pregnancy and miscarriage 3 months ago; i'm due on april 3, i think. it still seems not-quite-real, but we're working on that by saying "aiee! we're pregnant!" to each other all the time. i'm sure it'll sink in soon. we're really happy, and hoping this one sticks!

we're hard-core homebirthers, so we'll more than likely be doing that again. hazel was big (10.3) and i tore quite a bit, so i'm hoping to grow a slightly smaller baby this time and take more measures to prevent tearing and "breathe the baby out," if possible! i also have a split of my rictus abdominus muscles, so i welcome any tips anyone has for minimizing discomfort and exacerbation of *that* fun.

okay, that all sounds very complainy, but i really am experiencing big joy! hi!

*j
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i'm jenny, have a 4yodd and 2.5yo ds. we were TTA using FAM, not sure about having more bbs or not, so this is quite a surprise to us but we are getting excited! baby is due april 7, but both of my others came at least 2 weeks early, we'll see if the trend continues. both our other babes were born at home, pretty easy births, and we're planning the same for this one. we hope we can get a mw friend to come because we live overseas in a developing country (my husband works in the medical field here). i am a mw (not currently practicing) and would really prefer to have a mw than to do uc ourselves, but we'd choose that over going somewhere here.

my ds is still nursing, just 1-2x a day and i've been inclined to do clw with him, but i had to wean dd at just 18mos because bfeeding was excruciating while pg with ds and i was having some minor preterm labor issues, so we'll see how continuing to bfeed works this time.
post #11 of 266
Hi Mamas, I'm Michelle (37), dh is 39, and our dd is 9 1/2yrs. My due date (from ovulation) is April 6 but I don't put much weight on due dates (don't remind me I said that when April 6 comes and goes). We've been ttc since last January. I got pregnant in Feb. and miscarried in May. I'm very happy to be back and hope for .

We always thought dd would be an only child. After all, we are all happy. But something clicked and baby fever kicked in for dd and me. Luckily dh came around too and he's just as gung-ho about a second baby as we are.

So here we are. :
post #12 of 266
We've been ttc for 8 cycles and are delighted (and shocked) to have gotten a positive beta today. Can't wait to enjoy the ride with you experienced moms as this will be our first.
post #13 of 266
Hey guys, I am still here. I am due 04/02. I had 2 m/c in 08/05 and 12/05. I am hoping for a healthy 9 months. I have a very spirited 4 year old ds and a very independent 2 year onld dd. I will be here and in the march ddc because I usually deliver early. I look forward to getting to know you all! Congradulations to everyone! : : :
post #14 of 266
Hi!

I am 27 years old, and have a 2.5 year old dd who is still nursing (around the clock, it often seems). This was our first cycle TTC, so I'm pretty surprised and thrilled to get a positive sign on my test this morning. I expect the due date will be around April 8th.

Nice to meet you all!
post #15 of 266
Hello!

I'm Julia, 26, H is Erik who's 31 or something. Heee. Anyway, we've been trying for 5 months and just got the faintest BFP in all the land. But it was pink and it was definitely there. Due date April 8th.

I live in San Diego. I put pictures and a chart link in my other post in the Welcome Mamas thread ;-).

I'm trying so hard not to be completely giddy and be more cautious. We'll see how long that lasts.

Other news: I'm vegan and will most likely raise a vegan kid until they're old enough to ask for like, cheese, or something. We'll likely do cloth diapers as much as we can, but we're going to have to be flexible I think. Hopefully we'll go all-natural on the birth, too. But probably in a hospital because I work for a non-profit and beggars can't be choosers with the health insurance options. I think that's about everything I have an opinion on... so far.

Welcome everyone!
post #16 of 266

HI! Due with #4

Hi!

I am Renee, helpmeet to Forrest for over 10 years. Crunchy, AP, HS, BF, non-vaxing, organic SAHM to Brittany (10), Madalynn (4), David (2)...still nursing and due with #4 on April Fool's day 2007.

I am excited to meet all of you. I will chat more later.

I am doing LOTS of planning for this pregnancy as I have had hyper-emesis (extreme pregnancy sickness) with all the rest of mine. So I only have a week or 2 until I may be in bed full time for months.

Blessings,
Renee
post #17 of 266
HEY HEY MAMAS!

Well, I'm knocked up. WOOHOO!

This was our first cycle TTC, after a few months of not TTC but not TTA. I went crazy the past few months thinking for sure I was pregnant.

Well, here I am! Got my BFP this morning. It's faint, but definitely a positive. I'm exactly 14 DPO today. My EDD is April 8th, Easter Sunday, but my first two were born at 39 and then 38.3 weeks. May be a March babe.

I LOVE being pregnant and I'm so excited. I just hope I'll remember that in about 8 months when I'm begging for baby to come out.

I'm looking forward to doing a lot of chatting with you ladies!
post #18 of 266
Yay grapejuicemama! Another
post #19 of 266
My name is Ashley. My son just turned one in June. We found out we were pregnant a couple days ago! Dh and I are pretty stoked I am putting myself due early April.
post #20 of 266
Coming over from the March DDC...hope you don't mind! I realized today that by the time I deliver most of my pals in the March DDC will be gone with their new babies and most likely not hanging around to help me through my last couple weeks. Besides, I know some of ya from the one thread and the 6+ month support thread and I want to keep in touch! : Oh, and I'm also telling most people IRL that I'm due in April so I don't get a bunch of people constantly asking, "So, you haven't had that baby yet, huh?!?" No use going to jail from beating the crap out of them!

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Colleen, 33, DH is 38 (oops, had to think about that for a second there ) My EDD is March 28th, but I have this really strange feeling I'll deliver around my b-day, April 10th (yikes...that's two weeks later!) This is our first, and most likely only, so s/he better be the cream of the crop! So much pressure and s/he isn't even born yet!

Looking forward to getting to know all of you!
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