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Welcome to the Pregnant in Our 30s with #1 thread!

CURRENT MEMBERS
farmama : EDD Aug 2007
cornpicker 33 : EDD Aug 2007
PiePie 36 : EDD Aug 2007
dctexan (Emily) 33 EDD Aug 2007
greengrey (Alex) 30 : EDD Aug 2007
beckyphry (Becky) 32 EDD Sept 2007
hazieluna (Natalia) 36 : EDD Sept 2007
nikkihoi 37 : EDD Sept 2007
ATD Mom : 32 EDD Sept 2007
K9sarchik (Laura) 38 EDD Sept 2007
~minnow~ (Lane) 30 EDD Sept 2007
Down to Earth (Laura) 30 : EDD Sept 2007
amberbella EDD Oct 2007
shibababy : EDD Oct 2007
veganone (Elizabeth) 34 EDD Oct 2007
jpiper0430 (Jenn) 31 : EDD Oct 2007
MajorGroover (Dee) EDD Nov 2007
ChristyM26 : and : EDD Nov 2007
Grace24(Julia) 36 : EDD Nov 2007
VeganLove (Michelle) almost 30 : EDD Nov 2007
dcgirl (Rebecca) 35 EDD Nov 2007
cmu204 (Cher) 34 : EDD Dec 2007
CowsRock (Kripa) : EDD Dec 2007
Kharen (Karen) 32 : EDD Jan 2008
mamajennvt : EDD Jan 2008
Nico DeMouse 31 : EDD Jan 2008
xenon 30 : EDD Jan 2008
SarahJen (Sarah) 36 : EDD Jan 2008
phillybama (Aimee) 31 : EDD Feb 2008
Jujubie (Judy) 34 : EDD Feb 2008
cicely_m almost 30 : EDD Feb 2008
jentina (Jen) 33 : EDD Feb 2008

GRADUATES
rock dr (CJ) : Gabriella born June 05, 2007

If you are looking for the TTC #1 in Our 30s June thread, you will find it HERE
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Welcome to the June Pregnant with #1 in our 30s thread. I hope we all have a fabulous month of babies (ahem, CJ) and growing bellies.

I compiled everyone's info as best I could from memory and from info previously posted. If you want/need me to change anything, please let me know. If you want me to add additional info, I can do that too

Okay ladies, the new thread is up and ready to go, let the wild rumpus begin!
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Happy June, mamas! Thanks for the new thread Emily, I burst into tears when I saw my name there with a due date instead of a "trying since", Oh my god I'm having a BABY! It still doesn't seem real, you know?

I'm still pretty symptomless in my 6th week but the fatigue is definitely kicking in. I don't have morning sickness (yet) but I do have evening sickness, I can't stand to cook or eat dinner and usually end up gagging down toast or cereal before crawling to bed at 8pm and then spending the next 5 hours or so trying not to throw up every time I have to get up to pee.

You ladies were cracking me up in the May thread talking about the size of your boobs, you mean they're going to get bigger than this? I've already gone up two cup sizes!
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Emily! You made a roster, and it's AWESOME! Thanks so much for the gorgeous new thread :
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Thanks for the new thread Emily, I burst into tears when I saw my name there with a due date instead of a "trying since", Oh my god I'm having a BABY! It still doesn't seem real, you know?
It brings me a ridiculous amount of joy to see everyone's name up there with a little stork (or two) after it. Some of those ladies have been with me on my TTC journey since the very beginning and it makes me a bit teary too (but in a good way!). I fully understand how it doesn't quite feel real yet. I'd say that it didn't really sink in for me until about week 10 (although it STARTED feeling more real around week 6/7 when I got hit with some m/s and the idea of taking a nap on my dirty office floor didn't seem completely crazy).

Sorry you are having "evening" sickness. Blah. Usually I was fine by dinner time (although I did develop some very wicked aversions which made my dinner choices less than thrilling for DH - baked potato night, again?!)

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You ladies were cracking me up in the May thread talking about the size of your boobs, you mean they're going to get bigger than this? I've already gone up two cup sizes!
Oh Sarah, that does NOT bode well for you my dear. The magic boobies WILL grow more. It would all be quite fascinating if it weren't happening to me.

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Emily! You made a roster, and it's AWESOME! Thanks so much for the gorgeous new thread :
xenon, you are so welcome
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Emily - thanks for starting the new thread! The roster looks great. I can't believe how many of us there are- it's wonderful to see all the names and due dates written there.

SarahJen - In the beginning, I had m/s in the evening as well. It hung around like that for me until around week 14. DH ended up making dinner most nights since I couldn't handle the smell of cooking anything. Luckily, he enjoys cooking! I'm glad you are having some symptoms though. I'm very happy to see you here!!! Oh - yeah, the boobies just keep growing...it's pretty amazing even though it's annoying.
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Emily the thread looks awesome! Thank you so much!
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Dee - I just noticed you have belly pics on the link in your signature! You have such a cute belly right now!!!
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woohoo a new thread! Emily the list looks awesome, thank you!

I saw this pop up last night as I - once again - was up from about 1:30-4:30 am. Started writing a post and then deleted it because it was so negative and full of complaints. I'm glad I did because you guys remind me of all the joy of knowing I AM going to have this baby... I just was really hoping for May instead of June. oh well

I'm very uncomfortable, particularly with bad sacral pain that is even starting to curtail my walking routine and also keeps me up at night. A few cramps low down and some stabbing needle in the cervix pains, but otherwise no regular contractions. so it doesn't appear that I will go before or even on my due date, which is tomorrow!!

But to borrow a phrase from someone in my ddc - we'll start serving eviction notices on monday with a membrane sweep and cohosh. I've already been eating eggplant, pineapple, using evening primrose oil, trying the acupuncture hopefully today, sex... this babe is already teaching me important lessons in patience and not being 'in control,' I guess. My midwife assures me she has never transferred anyone for being post-42 weeks, which is my big worry but there's still plenty of time.

Anyway. It was all I could do to not order more maternity clothes from some of the links you guys posted in the may thread. Those bathing suits are awesome and good prices!

enjoy june and I hope everyone stays cool as the summer starts!
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Yeah for the June post! It looks fantastic. I love the list of who's-who.

I will try to keep up this time. I missed the posts about the bigger boobs. What about mine? I want bigger boobies. I have always been a small B cup and am ready for some cleavage dammit! They have gotten firmer, but not really any bigger yet. :

So next Weds I turn 30 and my baby will be 17 weeks. Yeah for the Geminis! So I will officially be part of the club.

Happy Friday ladies!
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CJ!!! I have been thinking about you TONS. I even stalked your DDC just to see if there was any news :
I have been there where you want to reply to something and you keep writing, erasing, retyping, yet everything comes out so negative that you just don't feel right posting so you delete the whole thing. sounds like you are getting so uncomfortable (which is probably nature's way of preparing you mentally for the physical aspects of labor? If the babe felt "good" in there, what incentive would you have to work hard and get him (her) out?! It just makes sense to me from an evolutionary perspective that women would HAVE to start to feel really uncomfortable so that they are ready to do almost anything to get the babe out. I suspect your babe will be coming soon no more than two weeks and hopefully even less! I don't know if it helps you at all to think this way, but I suspect that the restlessness and discomfort you are feeling are pre-pre labor. YOU CAN DO IT CJ!!!! Also, if you feel like you NEED to vent, please don't hesitate. Everyone knows that a women in pre pre labor cannot be held accountable for the things she says and does

BTW, I am curious, have you had any "nesting" this pregnancy? So far I haven't (and man, I could really use some because the house is a hellish disaster area and we have basically done NOTHING to prepare for the babe. Ack). The closest I came was a frantic almost irrational desire to collect and hoard data so that I had "enough" (whatever "enough" means) to tide me over during my maternity leave?! Even though I knew it was crazy to expect that I would do anything with the collected data. Sadly, that seems to have passed now so I am not even being that productive at work (although I AM sitting on at least 3 experiments worth of data that I have ZERO interst in analyzing). *sigh*
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Dee - I just noticed you have belly pics on the link in your signature! You have such a cute belly right now!!!
OMG!!! I just went and looked at these (thanks for the heads up Jenn!). Dee looks ADORABLE in her bathsuits - everyone go look!
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Oh yay! Thanks Emily! That's so great. I love to see the list. You're so prompt, too. How did it get to be June already? Sheesh. So much for writing a chapter by June.

Dee, you DO look adorable in your swimsuits.

CJ, please, tell us all the gory details. (Um, I may have checked out your DDC once or twice too, just to, you know, see.) Any and all details! I hope the acupuncture works!

Also, maybe we can think of special cheerleading activities we can do when someone's getting close. Or when they go into labor. Thoughts, anyone?

SarahJen, I felt sick in the morning, got better by lunchtime, then felt awful again right around an hour before dinner. Sorry you're having dinner sickness On the upside, yay for a healthy baby! (Isn't that something that they say, that feeling sick lets you know that all your hormone levels are good? Yeah, it didn't help me that much either.) I'm so glad you're here.

I just noticed that some of our ages are on the roster. I'm 30! I'll be turning 31 presently. (Happy early birthday, Michelle; I'm sure we'll say it again next week.)
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Oh yay! Thanks Emily! That's so great. I love to see the list. You're so prompt, too. How did it get to be June already? Sheesh. So much for writing a chapter by June.
Um, because I am SO procrastinating on writing the book review AND two article I have to write this month (book review is DUE on June 11 and that due date is an extension because I missed the first deadline .

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I just noticed that some of our ages are on the roster. I'm 30! I'll be turning 31 presently. (Happy early birthday, Michelle; I'm sure we'll say it again next week.)
I will add your age - be sure to give us the heads up before your bday so that we can throw you a mini party

I love having ages up there because I think it really helps other women see that you CAN have a baby in your 30s (even your later 30s, I especially love our "older" mamas). I think a lot of women feel tremendous pressure to have babes in their 20s because people tell them they WON'T be able to later. Posting our ages openly is proof that those naysayers are just liars.

Seriously, someone kick my a$$ and make me do some work. I have ZERO motivation right now.
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Emily amazing job on the thread! This is so helpful!

For starters I had no idea there were so many September babies. AWESOME!!!
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CJ, You sound REALLY calm considering that your due date is tomorrow!! Kitzinger recommends spicy foods, long walks, and sex. What's your favorite spicy food? I would go for Ethiopian. My MW is into accupuncture as something that might POSSIBLY work -- several MDC'ers swear by it.

NESTING: My urge has kicked in. DH and I had a huge fight over the weekend, partly triggered by this. Ironically, the fight tired me out so much that I didn't do any cleaning : and he did! I have been obsessed with how we are going to make room for baby stuff, and of course he is at least as resistant to parting with anything. So the present resolution (not a done deal, but our working assumption) is that we are going to turn his dresser (the highest, for the sake of our backs) into the baby's dresser-cum-changing table (I am adamant about having a place to store the stuff!!) and he is going to empty/consolidate his stuff into my desk, which I will mostly purge. Majorly strong urge to purge. No crib will be set up until baby learns to roll from back to front (considered a 5 mo. milestone, but these things are not set in stone). At that point we will have either bought a place (my hope) or we will chuck my old futon, which DH is mysteriously attached to (he somehow thinks we are going to use it to host large parties or overnight guests -- yeah right! talk about bachelor dreamin'!), in favor of a crib for naps. My dad is going ballistic about when he can come down to babyproof the house (er, 1 BR apt.), which is very cute, but the need is not as urgent as he seems to think it is -- our babe will be so precocious, I'm sure, but won't come out climbing! What DH really wants for baby is a larger bed (we plan to cosleep). At first I was loath to part with my ancestral bed, but now I am becoming more open to the idea. Must research safe cosleeping!! My main prep this week has been to start making lists on amazon of all the books I intend to read aloud to my child at what ages -- I fear once the baby comes I will have no time to research (or no memory to recall) the ideas I have been collecting for a million years. And you know if my baby missed out on a single book it would be a disaster. Really, I missed my calling as a children's librarian.
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Seriously, someone kick my a$$ and make me do some work. I have ZERO motivation right now.
me too!! it is so bad! i am telling myself that i get to take a sick day to prepare for baby next week if and only if i get stuff done now. hasn't worked yet. but really, do you want a late night at this point? aren't you feeling tired enough already? you have to make the deadline, it is non-negotiable, so just do it in a timely manner and give baby the sleep he needs!!
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Hi Ladies~ Good job Emily on the new thread. I can't believe it's June either and I am steadily approaching the 3rd Trimester! Just a few more weeks to go.

I must say that the 2nd Trimester hasn't been so bad at all.

I've been reading all your posts about your boobs....thanks for all the
I felt left outta that loop since I am still able to wear my same old 34A bras. They are tighter, but no need for new ones yet.

Dee~ You look awesome. I'll be posting some belly shots hopefully soon.

CJ~ Looking forward to reading your birth story.

I'll be going to my next midwife visit on Monday. All seems well these days. I think that the baby gets really active at loud movies. I saw Pirates 3 and he was bouncing around during the whole 3rd act with all the fighting and loud music. It was pretty cool.
It's fun for DH now too because he can feel the kicks! I think it's so awesome how DH hugs and kisses my belly and tells him "I love you little buddy." I just melt.

Sounds like everyone here is doing well. If you don't hear from me I am always lurking.
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Emily, Are you working? I am doing a little. Anyway, if you are not, you need to get this for your lil dude: http://www.cafepress.com/cascadilla.12281688
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Emily, Are you working? I am doing a little. Anyway, if you are not, you need to get this for your lil dude: http://www.cafepress.com/cascadilla.12281688
No :
I did do a little work, but all of it was hands on research that I HAVE to do everyday - I've done zero writing (although I did open the notes I've take for my book review, read them, decided I HATE the book, saved, and closed everything up).

I think I might have to get that shirt for all of my scientist friends. So cool!
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