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Figured this might be a little something to get to know each other :D

 

1. What is your first name?

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)?

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?

4. When are you "due?"

5. Do you have any names picked out?

6. List 3 facts about yourself.

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?

8. Do you have any cravings yet?

9.  What is your plan for the birth?

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)

12. What state do you live in?

13. Do you have any hobbies? 

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol?

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details.


Amy Lynn, Loving wife stillheart.gifand mom to 3 sweethearts. Christopher (8/06), Katherine (10/08), and Matthew (09/11).  2 time VBAC Momma and NCB & BFing advocate.

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Old 01-22-2011, 10:08 AM - Thread Starter
 
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1. What is your first name?
Amy Lynn

 

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)?
Three.  Christopher (4), Katherine (2), & this new little one.

 

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?
Married for 6 years, 7 in Sept.

 

4. When are you "due?"
Depends on if you go by conception date or LMP.  I choose the one with the later EDD so that means Oct 3rd.

 

5. Do you have any names picked out?
If it's a girl it will be Meredith Renee.  No IDEA for a boy, lol.  Me & hubs like diff names.

 

6. List 3 facts about yourself.

  • I'm a HUGE birth & breastfeeding advocate. 
  • I got married when I was 17 (no I wasn't pg, lol)
  • I've slowly been transitioning to a more natural lifestyle, but still have a long ways to go.  Not sure where I will end up, just going with the flow for now- I make my own cleaners & detergent, use natural soaps, and avoid medication unless necessary while using natural remedies & herbs first.

 

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?
My 2yo daughter was supposed to the last, oops!!  This one will for sure be the last (hopefully, lol). 

 

8. Craving anything yet?
Right now?  Nothing.  I just wanna puke!

 

9. What is your plan for delivery?
Homebirth VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).  Hopefully in a birth tub, but I guess it will depend on what my instincts tell me. 

 

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?
I honestly don't care.  I have a son and daughter so I'm completely neutral on this one.  I just hope it's not twins!!  :P

 

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)
My eyes and his eyelashes.  My other kids have this combo and WOW!

 

12. What state do you live in?
Arkansas.

 

13. Do you have any hobbies?
I like to help women with thier pregnancy/birth/breastfeeding.

 

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far?
Two

 

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting details.
Pretty much everyone.  I'm very open and can't keep a secret like this anyway.


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1. What is your first name?

Jennifer

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)?

I have a ten yo ds and an 8 yo dd from a previous relationship. This new babe will be my first with my life partner, James. <3

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?

We are life partners, together for three years in May, fianceed to be married sometime in the near future. Planning on legal marriage before the babe comes, and community wedding Aug. 2012.

4. When are you "due?"  

Based on length of cycle, and last menstrual date--October 8, 2011. 

 

5. Do you have any names picked out?

We love talking about names, have been talking about it since we started TTC last March. Nothing is sticking, we haven't even decided on a family last name yet!

6. List 3 facts about yourself.

I am 30 yo, I LOVE cooking, babies, and sleep, I am a semi-radical homemaker .

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?

Based on the sibling bickering we have going on here, I am seriously considering this to be our last, but reserve the right to change my mind. I also think just one more would leave us more financially available to travel, and in general live a richer life with just the expense of three kiddos.

8. Do you have any cravings yet?

Nope, only symptom I have thus far is sore boobies. Feeling GREAT otherwise!

9.  What is your plan for the birth?

Home waterbirth with a midwife. Previous births were hospital waterbirths with midwives.

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?

No preference whatsoever!

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)

My nurturing qualities, and his intellect.

12. What state do you live in?

Oregon

13. Do you have any hobbies? 

Gardening, fermenting, canning, sewing, reading, a few online forums, cooking.

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol?

With this pg just one, during the 9 months of ttc, too many to count!

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details.

I've told my partner (of course) and my best friend. I'm not sure how long we will wait to tell the kids and others. We had a very early miscarriage in November and had told several people, we are waiting longer to share this time.  I'm hoping that being able to talk on this forum will help me get my chattiness out so I don't explode with excitement in keeping the "secret".

Glad to be here!
 

 


Jennifer, mama to two beautiful blessings (ds 3/2000 and dd 9/2002) who are growing and amazing me every day and hoping for another!
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Nice to meet you, Amy Lynn and Jennifer. smile.gif

 

Jennifer, I am sorry about your loss.

 

1. What is your first name?

I go by Maria online. It is one of my names, though not the one I usually use IRL.

 

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)?

I have a DS who will be 5 when this one arrives.

 

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?

Married since 2004.

 

4. When are you "due?"

Calculations say Oct 1.

 

5. Do you have any names picked out?

I have some in mind, but I need to discuss with DH.

 

6. List 3 facts about yourself.

I am a scientist, 35yo, and I am still nursing DS (and am wondering whether/how that will go through a pregnancy.)

 

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?

Last. I wasn't even 100% sure I wanted two (pregnancy is a lot of work for me due to my health) but I am cautiously excited now that it's probably going to happen.

 

8. Do you have any cravings yet?

No.

 

9.  What is your plan for the birth?

Have not decided yet. DS' birth was a train wreck and I think it was made worse by my own expectations. I intend to think really hard about what my priorities are this time.

 

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?

Definitely not twins!

 

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)

My math ability, his generous spirit.

 

12. What state do you live in?

I am not in the US.

 

13. Do you have any hobbies? 

Does working like a maniac count?

 

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol?

Just the one.

 

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details.

I told DH of course, someone from whom I needed career advice, and some friends from my DS' DDC. Otherwise I will be waiting for a while. I don't really like people IRL to know until I am well along, and that is especially true this time, as this is unplanned and not good timing.


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1. What is your first name?
For now, at least, I prefer to go by capretta.
2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)?
This would be my/our only.
3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?
Married, 4 years.
4. When are you "due?"
October 1 by ovulation (earlier by LMP).
5. Do you have any names picked out?
No.
6. List 3 facts about yourself.
I’m 34. I’m INTJ. I was using FAM before TTC.
7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?
We don’t have plans for any more.
8. Do you have any cravings yet?
No.
9. What is your plan for the birth?
Tentatively planning waterbirth at home.
10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?
No.
11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)
My sense of adventure and his musical ability.
12. What state do you live in?
Not currently in the US.
13. Do you have any hobbies?
I like travel, food/cooking, and gardening.
14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol?
Far too many, but what else am I going to do with the 25 strip tests I got for pennies a piece? wink1.gif
15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details.
We haven’t told anyone yet. We’ll probably tell a few people before 12-13 weeks and everyone else after that. We’re pretty private people though, so not big sharers.
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Figured this might be a little something to get to know each other :D

 

1. What is your first name? Katrina

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? 2

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...? Married

4. When are you "due?" 9/28/11, but I fully expect this to be an October baby

5. Do you have any names picked out? For a girl, definitely, Norah Lorraine. For a boy Theodore . . . and we are debating middle names

6. List 3 facts about yourself. I love to read, wish I had space to paint, and I am planning on a VBAC

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more? I want more, DH is on the fence

8. Do you have any cravings yet? No

9.  What is your plan for the birth? VBAC, deciding still on home or hospital

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins? girl would be great, my first is a boy

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc) my eye color and his height

12. What state do you live in? sc

13. Do you have any hobbies? reading, crocheting

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol? 2

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details. Yes, we couldn't hold it in




Katrina - Mama to Gabriel  sleepytime.gif 11/20/2009 and Norah vbac.gif 10/11/2011- married to Wayne - geek.gif novaxnocirc.gifbfinfant.giffamilybed1.gifcd.gif&nbspand now new baby Theodore born 3/11/13 vbac.gif

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1. What is your first name?

Jenny


2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)?

4 my boys are 12,10, and 7


3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?


I'm in a relationship and it's his first child!
4. When are you "due?"

Oct 7


5. Do you have any names picked out?


no
6. List 3 facts about yourself.


I'm 39, I homeschool the boys, I'm moving at the end of february..although the place I listed here is the new place not the old one.
7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?


no idea.
8. Do you have any cravings yet?


nope
9.  What is your plan for the birth?


I've had two home births, I'd like this to be a home water birth
10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?


well I do have three boys, but really whatever is great.
11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)


relaxed attitude and his musical ability
12. What state do you live in?


it will be Idaho
13. Do you have any hobbies? 


knitting, bread baking, walking
14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol?

3

have only told a couple people...I'm waiting at least until I actually miss a period, lol
15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details.




 


Jenny-engaged to a wonderful man- mama to 3 rambunctious homeschooling boys, ages 12,10, and 8-doula, knitter, natural food enthusiast, farmer-and expecting number 4 around October 7, 2011 right before I turn 40.
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1. What is your first name? Abbi

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? This will be our first! love.gif

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...? Married for 1 1/2 years!

4. When are you "due?" October 8, 2011

5. Do you have any names picked out? A few... For a boy, Oliver.. For a girl, Elliot, Olivia, Zoey, Emelyn... Middle names will be either Mae (mine) for a girl or Michael (DH's first name) for a boy!

6. List 3 facts about yourself. I am 21, soon to be a stay-at-home mommy, and I love to crochet baby things and sell them on Etsy! :)  (RainyDayCrochet.etsy.com)

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more? We definitely will want more after this one. 

8. Do you have any cravings yet? Soft pretzels... mostly because that's the only thing that really even sounds appetizingwink1.gif

9.  What is your plan for the birth? We hope to give birth attended by a midwife at a freestanding birth center! (Waterbirth if possible) waterbirth.jpg

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins? I think we both kinda want a boy... but i'm just happy to have either! :)

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc) My eyes and his presonality...

12. What state do you live in? Washington State

13. Do you have any hobbies? Reading, crocheting, yoga, wakeboarding(not this year!), being a wife. :)

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol? Just 1! Many many more to come....

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details. I have told DH, 1 sister and a couple of friends. Planning to wait as long as we can to tell the rest of our families. Probably 7 weeks or so. Valentines seems like a good time to break the great news. joy.gif

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Hello Mamas! I'm still getting used to the idea that I am pregnant, but figure I should start reading and posting over here even before we tell anyone :) I loved my DDC during my first pregnancy and hope to have friends to laugh and cry with once again.

 

1. What is your first name?

Kim

 

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)?

This will be #2

 

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?

Married

 

4. When are you "due?"

I'm guessing around October 3rd

 

5. Do you have any names picked out?

We have a few names on the list that we made when expecting our daughter, but we haven't even started talking names for this babe yet.

 

6. List 3 facts about yourself.

I am a stay at home mom and blogger, we practice attachment parenting, we cloth diaper.

 

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?

we haven't decided

 

8. Do you have any cravings yet?

Yes, i have cravings for salad and big macs. aversions to chocolate chip cookies.

 

9.  What is your plan for the birth?

I havent decided yet, I will discuss with my midwife at my first appointment.

 

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?

I would like another girl, dh would like a boy.

 

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)

my nose and his hair.

 

12. What state do you live in?

Massachusetts

 

13. Do you have any hobbies? 

Sewing, reading, blogging

 

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol?

the entire box of 3

 

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details.

told my parents, my best friends. can't decide how long to hold out on telling everyone else.


SAHM to Coraline Mae, born 09/16/09. Expecting #2 10/04!
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1. What is your first name?

Valerie

 

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)?

This will be our first!!!

 

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?

Married since 09/08,

 

4. When are you "due?"

09/27/11... since it's so late in September, I'm kind of keeping a check in both DDC.  I figure it'll probably be an October baby anyway.

 

5. Do you have any names picked out?

Elijah Murad for a boy, Sabrina for a girl (no middle name picked for the girl yet)... and those are apt to change at any moment depending on my mood.  ;)

 

6. List 3 facts about yourself.

I'm really tall but didn't play basketball (though I'm asked that ALL THE TIME), I like to ride motorcycle (or used to, not now that I'm pregnant), and I'm vegetarian

 

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?

We've discussed only having one, but won't be getting my tubes tied or anything, just in case.

 

8. Do you have any cravings yet?

Today I feel like I can only eat crackers... not so much a craving, as an aversion to everything else.  Also, sweets have lost their appeal all together (and I have a major sweet tooth).

 

9.  What is your plan for the birth?

Definitely will be in a hospital, not sure much beyond that.  Would love to do a water birth, if that's an option.

 

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?

I would like a boy, DH wants a girl... but really I'd be happy with either.

 

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)

 My eye, DH's eyelashes or skin tone. 

 

12. What state do you live in?

NC

 

13. Do you have any hobbies? 

Travel, cooking, reading, sports

 

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol?

As of today, 10.  I'm a little nervous, as it's my first pregnancy and it took a looong time to get here.

 

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details.

No one knows, except me and DH.  Been undergoing testing to make sure it's not ectopic (increased risk).  Plan to tell family and close friends at 8 weeks (assuming all is well), and the more distant friends/general public at 12 weeks. 


Valerie - Happily married to DH since 09/08 love.gif


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1. What is your first name?

 

Yellowdart mischievous.gif

 

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)?

 

This is #1

 

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?

 

Married

 

4. When are you "due?"

 

Approximately 10/10 - I didn't temp this month so I don't know exactly when I ovulated except that it was earlier than usual.  10/10 is based on LMP but it's probably about right.

 

5. Do you have any names picked out?

 

There's a few possibilities, but nothing really jumps out.

 

6. List 3 facts about yourself.

 

I'm a student, back in college for another degree after a few years out with my first.  I wanted to have a baby while I'm in school because my schedule will be more flexible than if I had a job.  My husband works.  I'm 29, will be 30 in March.  This baby may have been conceived in Spain!   blush.gif  I think I ovulated on the day we flew home.  I have a really nice dog.  

 

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?

 

We'll start with just one.  Maybe we'll have more if this one's good!

 

8. Do you have any cravings yet?

 

No... well, actually I've been craving cottage cheese with salsa for like a week, but probably that started before this baby thing developed so may not be pregnancy related. 

 

9.  What is your plan for the birth?

 

Hospital birth with a nurse midwife.  The nurse midwives here seem so so so great, I met with one a few months ago and she's got a really low C/S rate, low epi rate, doesn't cut, supports active positions, lets mama eat all she wants, all that good stuff, plus the benefits of being at a really sophisticated hospital (NICU etc).  So yeah. 

 

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?

 

Twins would blow my mind.  Probably not in a good way, although the cuteness potential is high with twins.  For sex I don't really have a preference. 

 

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)

 

my head size praying.gif and his emotional steadiness

 

12. What state do you live in?.

 

Iowa

 

13. Do you have any hobbies? 

 

cooking, gardening, video games, cuddling dog

 

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol?

 

five - one BFN way way too early, 4 BFPs.  Plus two OPKs that gave a slight line.

 

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details.

 

Told my mom and my best friend.  Nobody else yet.  I hope I can hold out.  Oh yeah, family dinner with my OB cousin this coming weekend, maybe I'll talk to her?  We'll see. 


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1. What is your first name? Katherine - but I go by Kati :)

 

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? No kids, this will be the first!

 

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...? Engaged, getting married in 9 days!!!

 

4. When are you "due?" Late September/Early October

 

5. Do you have any names picked out? Too many to write

 

6. List 3 facts about yourself. All I've ever wanted is to be a mother! I like opening the window next to my bed in the early morning, in the dead of winter, even just for a few minutes. My favorite movie, which I watch at least twice a month, is the newest version of Pride & Prejudice.

 

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more? More! We've always talked about having a big family but we're also realistic about money - so I think 3 would be ideal :)

 

8. Do you have any cravings yet? Sleep. I crave sleep. Most food has lost it's flavor though :(

 

9.  What is your plan for the birth? Homebirth/Waterbirth! All natural, midwife - but I know there is a lot of research I'll need to do before I decide.

 

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins? Hoping for a boy, twins would be a miracle though

 

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc) eyes - nose

 

12. What state do you live in? Massachusetts

 

13. Do you have any hobbies? Homemade greeting cards!

 

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol? 2 - once at my home the other at the clinic

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details. We told each other we'd only tell our immediate family but that didn't happen. We told my parents, my sister, a few close friends and my hair dresser. We'll tell his immediate family next week at our rehearsal dinner. We'll wait until the 2nd trimester to tell everyone else. Just in case, god forbid, I don't want to have to untell many people.

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1. What is your first name?  Iris

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? Three, we have two girls, age 5 and 2.5

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...? Married, 6.5 years

4. When are you "due?" October 1

5. Do you have any names picked out? Nope, not a clue yet.

6. List 3 facts about yourself. I have always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom ever since I was little, I love coffee, and I am afraid of clowns.

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more? I would like as many as I can have, but I am 41 and this is likely to be the last one.

8. Do you have any cravings yet? Nope, not so far.

9.  What is your plan for the birth? Hospital, just like with my first two.

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins? I would love another girl. DH doesn't have a preference. The thought of twins freaks me out a little bit.

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc) My physical build and his math aptitude

12. What state do you live in? I'm in Canada

13. Do you have any hobbies? Reading, knitting, playing Lord of the Rings Online

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol? Two.

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details. We are waiting at least another four or five weeks before we tell anyone. I had a missed miscarriage in June 2010, the baby died around nine weeks and the miscarriage happened around twelve weeks. We are cautious.


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Alexis

 

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)?

2 - dd aged 4

 

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?

Married

 

4. When are you "due?"

3 October

 

5. Do you have any names picked out?

Have boys' names, but no girls'

 

6. List 3 facts about yourself.

I'm 33,

 

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?

I'd love more, but fertility treatment is grueling so this may be our last.

 

8. Do you have any cravings yet?

Nope

 

9.  What is your plan for the birth?

Hospital with OB. Preferably VBAC if this pregnancy goes better than the last one.

 

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?

DH would like a boy this time.

 

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)

Well, everything of mine, naturally, darling. Okay, my eyes, his hair color.

 

12. What state do you live in?

PA

 

13. Do you have any hobbies? 

Baking, reading

 

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol?

1 HPT and hCG beta - repeat beta on Monday

 

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details.

Only online. I had a miscarriage over the summer and I don't want to have to make that call again.


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Figured this might be a little something to get to know each other :D

 

1. What is your first name? Surprise...Jen. I remember finding my name in a baby book last time and it read "Looking up your name, Jen? You have the most common name of expectant mothers today." Haha, guess this DDC is no exception :-)

 

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? An 18 mth old son, Thatcher and this will be #2.

 

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...? Married since 06/07/08

 

4. When are you "due?" according to LMP, late September, but estimated conception puts me at Oct. 5

 

5. Do you have any names picked out? No, but I love this part. We'll be starting the lists soon :-)

 

6. List 3 facts about yourself. 

 I own a dog walking business that employs 6 people and I love to walk!

 I had a home water birth with my son and am a huge advocate of home birth, breastfeeding and baby-wearing.

 I have two dogs, two cats and 10 chickens and I love city life :-)

 

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more? We always say we'll take one baby at a time, but I think we'll still have one more after this one :-)

 

8. Do you have any cravings yet? Mmmmm....umeboshi vinegar on everything!!

 

9.  What is your plan for the birth? Home water birth again for sure! 

 

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins? I have a boy so a girl would be fun, but of course either one would be awesome. 

 

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc) His amazing huge eyes and my cute button nose :-)

 

12. What state do you live in? New York

 

13. Do you have any hobbies? Cooking, herbal medicine/natural healing, record collecting

 

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol? 1

 

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details. Just hubby of course. We're hoping to wait until 12 weeks, though with #2 I may show earlier. Also hoping to use this as an outlet, as it's hard to keep the secret! 


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Ooooo Mama Wolf - do I have some questions for you, girl! This is my first and we are very interested in waterbirth at home!

Can't wait until we're further along :)

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1. What is your first name? We'll stick with lifeguard for now.

 

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? One ds who will be 3 shortly after lo arrives.

 

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...? Married since Oct 2001

 

4. When are you "due?" Using date of ovulation - Oct 6

 

5. Do you have any names picked out? Not yet, well we do have a girls name that will either be the first or second.

 

6. List 3 facts about yourself. 

 I'm a sahm & love it.

We are moving to a farm with my mil this summer.

 I am a Girl Guide leader.

 

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more? We would like 4-5 but with the difficulties we have getting pregnant that may not be possible. We may adopt.

 

8. Do you have any cravings yet? YEP - but I've been dieting (just got my bfp today).

 

9.  What is your plan for the birth? Hospital birth. I'm looking into the availability of midwives but am realistic I may be risked out as I had gd last time & chances are very high I will again this time. I have found an ob I like though.

 

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins? I'd love to have a girl at some point but in a way I'd like this one to be a boy - I just picture two little brothers rough & tumble on the farm together.

 

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc) My eyes, his sleeping abilities.

 

12. What state do you live in? We're in Canada

 

13. Do you have any hobbies? All sorts of arts & crafts, outdoor activities, reading

 

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol? 1 but it was a two pack so I'm sure I'll do another one tomorrow morning.

 

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details. Our parents already know (his mom was there when I told him - I'm terrible at concealing my emotions). We will tell our siblings shortly. Others we will hopefully wait a few weeks but I'm not good at secrets so we'll see.


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1. What is your first name? Amy

 

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? This baby makes 4

 

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...? Married for almost 8 years

 

4. When are you "due?" edd is Oct 5th

 

5. Do you have any names picked out? Not yet ;)

 

6. List 3 facts about yourself. I am a born again Christian, I like to sew and crochet, and I love spening time playing games with my friends and family.

 

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more? This might be but I would really like one more.

 

8. Do you have any cravings yet? Little Ceasers pizza with crazy bread dipped in garlic and also cheezy jalapeno dip sauce

 

9.  What is your plan for the birth? Hospital with as little intervention as possible

 

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins? We have 3 girls so I would like to see what a boy is like but I love girls so I really don't have a preference either way.

 

11. You hope your baby has your chin and his eyes(eyes.. smile etc)

 

12. What state do you live in? Illinois

 

13. Do you have any hobbies? Sewing and crocheting

 

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol? 2 ;)

 

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? We have told a few people 


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Ooooo Mama Wolf - do I have some questions for you, girl! This is my first and we are very interested in waterbirth at home!

Can't wait until we're further along :)



Yes please do ask any questions Kati! I will say that the water birth I had a home was probably the most amazing and transformative experience of my life. I love to talk about it :-) 


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Hi All, I really have enjoyed reading "meeting" everybody this way! Thanks Amy for getting this ball rolling.

And a shout out to Valerie: We're both in North Carolina!!  Okay, I'll take a stab at these questions...

 

1. What is your first name? Lisa

 

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? I have one angel (MC last May) This will be our first baby!!

 

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?I am married - since 2006

 

4. When are you "due?" According to ovulation date: October 8th!  When the leaves start to turn colors!!!

 

5. Do you have any names picked out? We both have dad's named Richard, so if it is a boy, it will have the first name be Richard *but* he will then go by middle name....and we don't know that name yet.  (Henry, Bohnam, or Anders...?)  For a girl, we've always wanted Eleanor Neel, and she'll go by "Neel".  But I think by October we'll have other ideas too..... Starting lists....so fun!

 

6. List 3 facts about yourself. 1.Four years ago I became totally gluten-free...will be that way the rest of my life. (I'm a little nervous our baby could get this too???) 

2. We have a big energetic dog and a fat cat. 

3. I am in graduate school (art) and this is my thesis semester so I'm trying to concentrate on writing my thesis but it is too tempting to look at baby names on-line...

 

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more? I hope to have three - my husband wants two...we'll see what one does to us blush.gif

 

8. Do you have any cravings yet? I wanted cashews so bad yesterday...I ate a lot of those!

 

9.  What is your plan for the birth? I am so impressed with how many of you have had home births and water births .  I'm so new to this, I don't know enough about my options yet.  But in general, I lean towards TOTALLY NATURAL in every way- and I have read books by Ina May Gaskin.  (dig it!)  In an ideal world, I would love to have a home birth...but I don't want to get my hopes up.  I need to start reading a lot about this stuff!  Any suggestions!

 

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?  I don't care at all....really, we'll take what we get!!

 

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc) DH's social and fun personality, and my talent in art

 

12. What state do you live in? Western North Carolina- the mountains are so beautiful!

 

13. Do you have any hobbies?  Since I'm currently in grad school, I haven't done much fun stuff in a couple years. I will graduate in May and I want to return to cooking more, knitting more, GARDENING this spring. I am a runner and a swimmer and I like eating popcorn! I also love traveling.

 

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol? Three in the kit.  All positive. This is happening!

 

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details. I have told my best friend (in Minnesota) - and my acupuncturist (because I think she helped me get here).  I will tell the doctor on Monday....  I'm grateful I can share the news on line (like this) because I plan to wait until the 2nd trimester to share the news with family and then a week or two after that...with the world.... 


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1. What is your first name? Marie

 

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? 3 other children, girls ages 15, 14 and 8

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...? married for almost 13 years(wedding had our two toddlers in it!)

4. When are you "due?" Sept 28 but I always go over 3+ days

5. Do you have any names picked out? no! I can't name a child without seeing it first to see what it looks like lol We also don't find out the sex of the baby, never did with the other 3 either.

6. List 3 facts about yourself. agnostic, homeschool, LOVE dogs(but not little ones as they are yippy and bitey)

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more? I am assuming this is my last one! but my last one WAS my last one until recently.

8. Do you have any cravings yet? no

9.  What is your plan for the birth? either homebirth or birth center. i plan it to be very short and painless :oP THe kids want to be there, and of course hub will. And I can't imagine having a baby without my mommy with me. The one hospital in our county is HORRIBLE if you want any kind of birth besides epidural or c-section so if a hospital is needed I'll be going to the hospital north of us. I have never had any problems during pregnancy or birth and I've been eating healthier this time around and actually more active.

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins? ugh i don't even care...i'm used to girls, have girl clothes from NB up to about 2 yrs, but a boy would be cool also. I can't pick between another set of girl hormones or a little version of my MIL's sons...

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc) my green eyes and hub's red hair. always wanted a red-headed child and green-eyed child. never got either!

12. What state do you live in? South Carolina

13. Do you have any hobbies? reading, music, reptile rescue, veggie gardening, and birth

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol? 4 i think, right at the beginning. it was 9 days past ovulation and i got a faint positive, then i bought a pack of digital tests and trusted the positive.

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details. Oh yeah, I always tell everyone right away lol What we do is make iron-on t-shirts saying "I'm going to be a big sister!" and take them 'round to the family and wait til people read the shirts. This time was a little different, the little one had the normal "big sister" shirt, the middle one had a "big sister (again)" shirt and my 15 year old's shirt says "What was Mama thinking?" Love it!!  Oh yeah,


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1. What is your first name?

Sue

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)?

Two, DD Fiona will be 2 in 2 days! and this lo

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?

married

4. When are you "due?"

October 11

5. Do you have any names picked out?

nope

6. List 3 facts about yourself.

 I'm a SAHM, I have conquered infertility twice!, I have 2 dogs and 4 chickens 

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?

probably more.... we'll see

8. Do you have any cravings yet?

no

9.  What is your plan for the birth?

still thinking about it...

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?

just a healthy baby- no preference

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)

my eyes, his sense of humor

12. What state do you live in?

Alaska

13. Do you have any hobbies?

knitting, crafting

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol?

3!

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details.

DD Feb 09 ddc, nobody in real life. We'll hold on to the secret for a bit longer


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Nice to "meet" everybody!! I truly couldn't have made it through my first pregnancy with out the help and support of my past DDC Sept. 09... So I am looking forward to a new group of Momma's and Momma's to be to share this time with.

 

Congrats on your Wedding MamaMcbride!

 

1. What is your first name?

Ida

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)?

One son born Aug 09, and now, this little one smile.gif

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?

Married

4. When are you "due?"

EDD by mot likely conception date is Oct 7/8

5. Do you have any names picked out?

None yet, I suppose we could revisit some from our DS, but i have a feeling we'll have a whole new list

6. List 3 facts about yourself.

Becoming a Mom was far harder and FAR more rewarding than I ever could have dream of, I am in the process of starting my own photography business, I am quite addicted to baskets and their nice storage capabilitieswink1.gif

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?

This will probably be our last, but we are holding a "wait and see what the universe brings us attitude"

8. Do you have any cravings yet?

nope, just hungry all the time

9.  What is your plan for the birth?

I was supposed to give birth at a wonderful free standing birth center, but b/c my water broke at what we thought was 35 weeks 4 days, they couldn't allow me to by law, we had to give birth in a hospital. Lucky for us, we were still able to have a natural birth. So I would love to be able to carry at least to 37 weeks and give birth at The Birth Cottage, with a midwife, as planned. If so, we will most likely have a water birth. Of course we'll see how I "feel" at the pushing moment, ha!

I0. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?

Secretly, I would adore a girl. DH wants another boy, I will be happy either way.

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)

eyes, brain

12. What state do you live in?

Massachusetts

13. Do you have any hobbies? 

photography, reading, hiking, and trying to get back into meditation

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol?

3, 2 were faint lines, but got a BFP today

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details.

I immediately told my DD-buddy dosergirl, lol.. we were in Sept 09 DDC together, with our kids due only a day apart. Of course my DH.. and I have told my immediate family, and Dr. We'll keep it under wraps for my MIL and the rest of the family until probably 8 weeks.


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It's lovely to meet everyone. Congrats to all the mamas with new BFPs! smile.gif


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hi!  I think I will end up straddling 2 DDC-- by LMP I am due 9/28, by OPK 10/1!

 

This will be my 7th child, I am recently out of a second trimester loss (was due May 2010).

 

We homeschool, I have had both hospital births with and without epidural, and a homebirth.  I nursed all my kids 1-2 years.

 

I would love to continue having children until I hit menopause, but I don't know how realistic that is.

 

I have had stress-related food issues since my loss which I think would now be classified as cravings/ aversions since I'm pregnant.  I'm a very picky eater but after losing the baby I "reverted" to a VERY limited menu!  There are only about 5 foods I will eat right now, but they are fairly healthy.

 

I am not sure about birth plans.  Probably hospital with epidural.

 

I will take either gender of a living, reasonably healthy term baby!  Same for features, I don't care as long as the baby is ok!

 

My big hobby is gardening, I am also very interested in  composting and would like to start vermiculture (indoor worm composting) soon.

 

I bought $30 of internet cheapies (about 35 tests) thinking it would take me a while to conceive.  I conceived on the second cycle and had taken about 11 tests between both cycles before I got a faint bfp.  I am continuing to test on the cheapies to see if the line gets darker (it is!)  I'm going to keep testing every 3-4 days to check the line.

 

Due to our previous loss, we're not telling a soul until I'm very well along

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1. What is your first name? Katy

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? This will be #2, DS is about to be 6

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...? married 8 1/2 years (together since high school)

4. When are you "due?" 10/11/11

5. Do you have any names picked out? lots of ideas, no decisions

6. List 3 facts about yourself. I have curly hair, I'm a nurse, I've been in school way too long (yes, that is a fact now that I'm on year 8 of grad school).

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more? probably the last

8. Do you have any cravings yet? salty, briny foods are sounding good

9.  What is your plan for the birth? it's hospital or home where I live (would love to use a free standing birth center like with DS, but there aren't any around). will probably have a midwife attended birth at one of the small community hospitals nearby.

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins? we'd both like another boy. I secretly partly want twins.

11. You hope your baby has your _smile___ and his__trustworthiness____. (eyes.. smile etc)

12. What state do you live in? VT

13. Do you have any hobbies? skiing, cooking, hiking. have been back into yoga lately too.

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol? 2, both today. both very obviously positive.

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details. just DH. not sure how long I'll be able to hold out on telling close friends and family, a couple weeks I guess.

 

I'm happy to be here with you all. I'll try to be around regularly, but I know I'll probably read more than I post. This will be a busy pregnancy for me as I'm working, going to school, mothering, and doing all sorts of silly commuting.

Congrats to all the other mamas to be!

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1. What is your first name?  Marcie

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? 4

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...? Married

4. When are you "due?" Oct. 3rd

5. Do you have any names picked out? nope

6. List 3 facts about yourself. I am an artist. I'm the owner of Bloomin' Belly Soaps and I am 36

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more? Last. :(

8. Do you have any cravings yet? A little...green olives and payaya.

9.  What is your plan for the birth? UC or Midwife at home, if I bond with them.

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins? I'd love a girl-but after 3 losses, a boy would be wonderful too!

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc) my eyes and his curls

12. What state do you live in? Ontario, Canada

13. Do you have any hobbies? Soap-making, photography and writing

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol? oh man...do I have to be honest? Umm...at least 20. (Internet cheapies cuz they cost $22 each up here, and no $ store brands!)

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details. Very few people. I have lost 3 this year, and I'm very very nervous. I'm worried about my lack of symptoms, so I'm waiting.

 

Looking forward to having some support-and hearing everyone's stories!

 

Thanks!


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1. What is your first name? Jane

2. How many kids do you have? This will be our first. 

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...? Partnered for 14 years

4. When are you "due?" 10/3

5. Do you have any names picked out? Nope.

6. List 3 facts about yourself.

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more? No clue - taking it one baby at a time. 

8. Do you have any cravings yet? Wendy's fish sandwiches

9.  What is your plan for the birth? Homebirth

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins? Singleton, please!

11. You hope your baby has your _DNA___ and his_DNA_____.

12. What state do you live in? Washington

13. Do you have any hobbies? I like driving and cooking and sewing.

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol? 4 internet cheapies, 1 expired FRER, one digital, and two blood beta HCGs, lol!

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? I've told my BFF, my husband, and my mother - well, and the RE.  We're trying to wait til 20 weeks - we've had 4 losses. 


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1. What is your first name? Shauna

2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? 3- 11 DD, almost 2 DS

3. Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship...?  Married OCtober 2010

4. When are you "due?"  October 13 from  LMP

5. Do you have any names picked out?  No

6. List 3 facts about yourself.  i'm a chiropractor, my kids are vac-free and I'm 33.

7. Is this your last baby or do you want more?  Probably our last

8. Do you have any cravings yet? Nope, just starving and tired

9.  What is your plan for the birth?  Free-standing birth center with waterbirth probably

10. We know healthy, but hoping for a girl/boy/twins?  girl, but it doesn't really matter to me, I already have one of each.

11. You hope your baby has your ____ and his______. (eyes.. smile etc)  My eyes and his smile

12. What state do you live in?  SOuth Carolina

13. Do you have any hobbies?  Reading, coaching basketball

14. How many pregnancy tests have you taken so far, lol?  1 this morning!!!

15. Have you told anyone your pregnant or waiting? If waiting, details.  My husband, and probably my sis and my best friend. Not sure when we are telling our parents probably in a couple of weeks.


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