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thumb.gif Welcome to the TTC #1 in Our 30's Graduates Thread! thumb.gif

 

We are the ladies of the Bajingo Juice Club who have gotten our BFPs.

All due dates are welcome.

Are you pregnant with your first and in your 30's but never heard of the BJC? 

Welcome! Please join us!

 

Let's keep in touch during our pregnancy journeys.

The more the merrier!

 

 

Due February 2012:

 

01 ~ Ramzubo29, BFP after 6 months of trying and 1 ectopic loss. She's having a BOY! 

26 ~ Hokievol33, BFP after 3 months of trying, 6 months of charting.

 

Due April 2012:

 

04 ~ RosieL, 30, BFP right after "giving up" and starting the fertility clinic process

27 ~ chapluqa31, TTC since 1/11

 

Due June 2012: 

 

07 ~ Bel718, 32, after 20 months and a little help. Expecting twins! stork-suprise.gifstork-suprise.gif

23 ~ Calycanth30, BFP after 16 months TTC and one miscarriage

26-29ish ~ CA Country Girl, 35, BFP after 18 months, acupuncture, and chinese herbs

 

Due July 2012:

 

?? ~ reelala, 30, after 3 months

 

Due August 2012:

 

05 ~ LilyTiger, 31, BFP after 4 months and some really wonky cycles

13 ~ andaluza, 35, BFP on 5th month TTC

15 ~ bootsvalentine, 32, BFP after TTC #1 since 06/2010

?? ~ lakeruby, 30, expecting #1 after 2 months of trying

 

Due September 2012:

 

?? ~ ericaf, 31, BFP after 4 months of trying, 3 months of charting, and an early m/c in August

09 ~ calpurnia731, BFP after 3 months with love and luck

18 ~ cry884, 33, conceived on her very first try! (12/25/11)

25 ~ 2sweetsparrows, 33, after losses 3/11 and 11/11 and 2 cycles of Femara

 

Due October 2012:

 

01 ~ Dandylez, 36conceived with IUI and frozen sperm

?? ~ Femmeknitzi31, BFP after 13 months

 

Congratulations 2011 Mamas!

 

Ramzubo ~ Brody Alexander, born 1/29 after 27 hours of labor

birdie.lee ~ Baby BOY L 11/20 after just five hours of labor

tank ~ Elliot was born on 11/8 at 11:38AM 

Hykue ~ Raven Brisa was born @ 8lb 2oz. 

ValH ~ Jacob was born 10/4 at 9:55AM

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LivingSky ~ Kayden

Meander ~ Alaric

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Happy New Year, friends!

 

Please let me know if your information needs to be updated or if you're new and would like to be added to the front page. I may not be as on top of things as RosieL was, but I'll certainly try!


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Thanks, Caly! Can you please remove "Alaric" after my name? That's not DD's name, but I've decided not to post her name on the internet anyway. Thanks! smile.gif

I second the request for more belly pics! love.gif

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Cool, CA Country Girl that you have heard the heart beat!  Exciting!


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Tear: I'm pretty sure Alaric is Meander's DS. Thanks for pointing that out!

 


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Tear: I'm pretty sure Alaric is Meander's DS. Thanks for pointing that out!

Oh yeah, you're right! smile.gif

Our little miracles are here!!joy.gif
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I also want to see some belly pics.  Whip em out ladies!


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Happy New Year ladies!

 

Thanks for posting the new thread, Calycanth! And thanks to Rosie for having been a great threadkeeper!

 

I'll have more info to update my blurb when my u/s occurs on Thursday! Cross fingers for me and positive thoughts that we'll see a healthy babe!!

 

I will post a progression picture of my non-bump on or after Tuesday, since that's when I'm at 8w, but I would love to see the bumps of other bajingo juice grads! 


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Thanks for the new thread Caly! I'm pooped after a week of major nesting. The baby's room is done so I decided painting and refinishing the floors would be a good idea. Turns out that's not the brightest idea, but the house is all set for any post-baby guests.

 

Here's my bump at 8 months!

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Caly, I was on the other thread but don't have a blurb.  I might have forgotten to add one to this particular thread.  So, here's the info: 31, due with first sometime around August 5 after four months of trying and some really wonky cycles (including misleading progesterone tests).

 

Like andaluza, I'll be able to update more after my first U/S on Thursday!  Very excited.  Andaluza, what time is your u/s?  I have both the u/s and then an appt with the OB that day, so it'll be a full day of poking and prodding. According to my estimates, I'll be at almost 10 weeks by then.  I can't wait, which means no work will get done this week.  orngbiggrin.gif

 

Ramzubo, what a great pic!  And I love the whale theme.  How sweet.  I think we're going with a neutral theme too, since we don't want to find out the sex.  Light green, probably.


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SO cute ramzubo!  I love the whale stuff too.   Is that bag hanging from the crib a wet bag? Where did you get it?  I love the pattern.


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Hello everyone!  For a New Year's gift, DH and I discovered that we are pregnant with a little peanut!  There is debate between the two of us whether it's going to be a boy or a girl, but right how DB is called "Hamish the Hover-Babe."  We got the name from an exceptionally cute bird that ran around our neighborhood for a while and his body didn't move, so it looked like he was hovering along.  So there you go.

 

It's an interesting time.  I can say with confidence that I have never felt this way before.

 

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Happy New Years everyone!!

Congrats and welcome calpurnia7!

Ram, great picture and I love the nursery too!

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Gorgeous, Ramzubo! It must feel great to have everything prepared.  You are so close!!!

 

Wonderful to see you over here, Calpurnia7. I have to admit, I was worried when you disappeared from the bajingo thread but I'm thrilled that you are here! joy.gif

 

I am feeling stressed out about my u/s. It can't be Thursday fast enough!! But I also have a ton of work that I want to accomplish this week, so I hope that is able to distract me and not stress me out further. I just want to call the doc and move up the date. 


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Ram, you look gorgeous! And what a sweet nursery theme! Where did you get your crib? I really like the simplicity of it.

 

Congrats, Calpurnia! Are you ready to be added to the list? What would you like your blurb to say?

 

Andaluza, I feel like 75% of the stress we experience during pregnancy comes from having to wait for things like ultrasounds and blood work. I hope the next few days pass quickly for you! You too, LilyTiger.

 

CountryGirl, I can't remember if I responded to your post or not (pregnancy brain!), but congrats on hearing the heartbeat! I'm so glad things are going well for you!

 

LS, how are your doula studies going?

 

Ack, my boobs are growing! I started out at 36DD and I think I've gained about a cup size (enough that the bras I have are getting uncomfortable and looking a little pornographic). Does anyone have any ideas about keeping bra expenditures reasonable during pregnancy? At my size, support is truly of the essence, and it's really hard to find a bra that's supportive, comfortable, and affordable. I'm wary of investing in new ones before I know just how big the girls are going to get, but I don't think I'm going to be able to wear what I've got much longer. I'd love to get something that doesn't have an underwire, but again, at my size, it's hard to pull that off. Anyone know of any truly supportive wireless bras? Help!


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Yes, please add me!  My blurb can say "31, BFP after 3 months with love and luck"

 

On the bra issue - have you shopped at Ross and TJ Maxx?  Their bras are usually about 50% off.  Three or four bras should be enough to get you by, and they do sell larger sizes at both.  I do not have that problem yet, but I'm so achy right now I have to sleep in a sports bra.


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It's good to see you as well!  DH and I were so stressed by the holidays, we decided to just take a break from TTC.  What a Zen thing, as Yoda said, "Try not. Do!"


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I'll have more info to update my blurb when my u/s occurs on Thursday! Cross fingers for me and positive thoughts that we'll see a healthy babe!!

 


Just noticed your due date 8/14 - we are only about three weeks apart!

 


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Ugh, I've hit another valley with my mood. It was fine when I was just mopey but my self esteem is eroding and I need to talk to someone about treating depression asap. I'm struggling with body image, can't see myself posting any "bump" pictures. Fat women carry their pregnancies so differently, I thought I was prepared for that but I'm not. I'm having trouble finding plus size pregnancy peers and thinking of starting a group or thread here. Both of our laptops are busted right now and that's our only access to netflix /tv). And I'm still on break all week) Got to call for first Ob appointment too. A little scared there too. If you ask me to end on a positive note: Trader Joes cheetos.

Congratulations Calpurnia!

Caly, I already have the same bra issue. Asked elsewhere, will report back. Also have had to sleep in a sports bra. Hoping tenderness eases up after I'm done with the progesterone.

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Hope all had a great New Year's... nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww get ready to here me bitch and whine.

 

Ahemmm.

 

I feel like CRAP! I don't know what the heck is "normal" and what isn't anymore. I keep getting paranoyed flashes of how I felt before my miscarriage (major headache which in turn made me feel nauseous and super cranky), and I'm freaking myself out. Yesterday all day I was so dizzy and felt like I was going to pass out. I got my bp taken, 99/65. Well, no wonder. Then the headache started (and is still loving me up currently. Grrr.) So I called my ob/gyn just in case, and those losers told me that I need to go to my primary for an evaluation. Really?! Because my PRIMARY knows anything?! headscratch.gif I don't even know what to do with myself. And I started hysterically crying last night to my husband that I don't want to have another miscarriage and I don't want my dog to die (he's 5 and absolutely fine). Hi. Mental case. Right here. So all in all, my ailments are... clearly emotional, headache, dizzy, exhausted, nausea intermittently, bloated basically only where my uterus would be (not my belly), sore boob, starting to pee a lot, hating my digestive track, okay... now I want to cry again. Wahhh!!! I'm only 5 weeks, 3 days. Should I really be such a mental case right now?

 

Someone talk me off a ledge here. And please let me know what you think about my ob/gyn referring me to my PRIMARY for my bp and headache?

 

caly: Since my mastectomy and reconstruction surgery... I've learned quiteeee a bit about boobs and bras. Do yourself a favor, and go get measured. Nordstrom's was awesome. After my surgeries I got measured at a 32DD. If you saw me, you'd think I look like a B. Before my surgery I had always worn a 36A. Not even in the REALM of what I should have been wearing. You don't have to buy any of the bras there either if you don't want. Just get measured. The ladies were awesome for me. I ordered a lot on eBay too, believe it or not. (PS. Do NOT get measured at Victoria's Secret. Awful, just AWFUL. I wear the bras, but they can't size for crapola)

 

ramzubo: Love the bump! And I'm jealous cause I just feel like a chub-a-lub with tight ill fitting jeans now. Lol.

 

boots: Let's just go cry in a closet somewhere together. Cause that's what I'm ready for today. And if it makes you feel any better... I'm 20 m-effing-lbs heavier than I was when I diagnosed with breast cancer. I can't even blame it on chemo! And I WAS doing zumba 2x a week, but now my Dr said to hold off until I see her so I just feel like a total load. Sighhhhhh.

 

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Erica, Ugh!

Okay, we could go ON about how doctors suck, but here's what I'm thinking. I HATE that the world functions like this, but I think that since it's still so early your OB basically barely considers you pregnant. I think it's going to be AWKWARD if your regular doc is like, oh hello, you're pregnant, did you call your OB? But the important thing is that you go get checked out. I do think it's odd. I would think they would want to verify your progesterone levels are still all right and stuff, and your betas, but maybe because there's "nothing they can do" at this point, like I said, you're just not pregnant enough, at least according to this practice. It just sucks.

What you describe emotionally is certainly not odd for me lately, but I am kind of an unmedicated mental patient, for realsies. :D

Sooooo, are you going to call your primary care doc? You need to be seen by someone. Take some (F-ing useless) Tylenol and make sure you're hydrated and try to relax as much as possible. I don't mean like, hey, become all suddenly zen and crap but physically try to relax your body as much as possible.

Gotta call. Later you can discuss with your OB why they wouldn't see you (possibly anything to do with being a cancer survivor?) and decide if you want to hate them forever.

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Boots: Grrr. Just GRRRRRRRRR. My ob/gyn just seems like they refer you to someone else for EVERYTHING. Remember when I was trying to get prego and was talking about my progesterone levels with them and possibly being low, they said they wouldn't even prescribe it for me, and said they would refer me to an RE! Seriously people?! I think they really just can't handle anything. My Mom has an appt today with a ob/gyn Dr who I wanted to switch to anyway, and she told me I could have her appt. She's gonna call now and see if that's okay. I just don't really feel comfortable being shoved off to my Primary who knows nothing about pregnancy and/or babies. I was talking to my cousin (the 5 months preggie one with her 2nd bebe) and she said "Absolutely not. Your ob/gyn IS your new primary. They're your go to for everything. THEY should be helping you." And that's how I feel. I'm honestly not even "worried" for some reason, but I know I feel like crap... so if it's something with my bp that I should be doing, then I want to make sure I'm doing it. I didn take Tylenol which helped a teensy bit. I know ob/gyn's don't like to see you before like 10-12 weeks normally, but as is our case... they help us NOW. F*ckers. Grrr. Oh! And I told you I did use one of these bad boys... and it said my HCG was over the 10,000 mark which is right on for how my last betas were (especially that this is urine, and it takes longer to show up in urine than in a blood test) http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/detectfive-progressive-pregnancy-test.html


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Erica, I had massive headaches and some wooziness (I have pretty low bp in general) for the first few weeks.  It does get better.  It does totally suck though.  I drank a ton of water, which helped a little with the headaches and then just slept for like four weeks.

 

I also called my doctor early because I had had a low progesterone reading around the time of ovulation, and she told me she didn't even think I had ovulated (well, that wasn't true, obviously).  I was worried that if I had low progesterone she would want to do something.  She responded that there's actually no concrete evidence that progesterone supplements help prevent miscarriage, so she didn't think any more testing was necessary.  I think there is a point when it's so early that not much can be done either way.  I don't even see my doc for the first time until Thursday, and I'll be almost 10 weeks.  ARGH!  At any rate, I trust her and I really trust my primary doc, so I would follows Boots' advice and just go to your regular doc.  You'll probably just be told that your blood volume is all whacked and it's effecting your head and bp.  Then you can sleep for four weeks until your OB appointment.  That's how I rocked it!  Good luck!


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Hi ladies. I´m on a short strict break from work, but I wanted to say: Erica, if your ob won´t see you, all regular physicians have had some ob training, so he or she should be able to help you. I hope you feel better soon!

 

And boots, I hope you can take advantage of having a few more days off from work (if I read correctly) to find some good mental health care. 


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ram - lovely bump, lovely room!

 

caly - i started out at a 34A and i'm now a 34DD.  near the end of my preg i was a 34B or C (i don't remember).  I read sizing info that said to expect to gain one cup size during pregnancy and another one in the first weeks nursing, but i blew that outta the water.  As for good support, one of the ladies in my ddc recommended Anita bras.  There are other good recs too in this thread.


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Erica, Yay, Mom to the rescue! I think it's a great idea to go ahead and switch to another OB, because you're right, they seem too gunshy at your current one and who needs that. I wish you could go home, too. I am home, I wish I could give you one of my days off :) Glad the fancy pee sticks were able to ease your mind a bit.

 

So I'm going in today for my first appointment with my new OB practice. As a review, I decided to switch after my previous doc a. made me try for 17 months without trying clomid b. told me clomid wouldn't work c. had to be reminded of everything about me by me including tests she needed to do, couldn't be arsed to read my chart. This appointment will be with the nurse and then I can choose which doc I want. I really wasn't expecting to go today, I have only had about four hours of sleep or less, maybe I can catch a nap before I go at 3, but since they had the appointment I figured I better take it and not try to work it in while I am working. There will be plenty of that, I'm sure.

I get nervous every time I go to a new doc and think they are going to be really judgmental about my weight but really I have not experienced it yet so please keep your fingers crossed for me.



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Thanks, Lily. That's kind of what I'm thinking. Everything I've read said that the low bp and dizzyness are normal early on. My OB just seemed to think it was that normal THIS early on. But I told her that my body is ultra ulta sensitive. I noticed a difference in my body when I switched fish oil vitamins to a better quality brand for god sakes. Like really? Lol. My Mom just called her ob and told them the whole situation, and they want me to come in tonight. I'm kinda surprised they said yes?! My current ob now has me scheduled to go in on 1/9 (I'll be 6 weeks 2 days then) and was going to have me go for an early ultrasound because of my m/c in August... so I hope this new person lets me do the same! I'll report back after tonight. Gahhhh. Like we need any more stress.


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Sounds like many of us are having a crummy day today. irked.gif Can I join the party?

 

Erica, what is and isn't "normal" during early pregnancy varies a lot from woman to woman. I know that headaches can be a response to the increased levels of progesterone in your body, and all of the other stuff you mentioned sounds like run-of-the-mill morning sickness/hormonal craziness to me. I felt horrible (dizziness, nausea, and exhaustion so bad that I couldn't eat or get out of bed, bloating, cramps, and my blood pressure was low) starting around 5 weeks, and and I'm just now (at 15w3d!) starting to feel semi-normal again. Still, with your medical history, I'd want to see a doctor, and I'm glad you were able to get in with your mom's OB.

 

Bootsie, I'm sorry you're struggling. hug2.gif I'm so glad you were able to get in with your new OB practice today. Might as well jump right in! And I really hope they're body positive and treat you as well as you deserve to be treated. Perhaps they'll have some information for you regarding the best way to handle your depression, or maybe they can refer you to a psychiatrist who specializes in prenatal issues and can give you some sound advice about treatment. No Netflix access while on vacation...that's not cool. How are you supposed to veg properly without Netflix? That's the only access we have to television, too, other than the local stations (last summer, I bought a $10 antenna that does a great job picking those puppies up). 

 

Thanks all for the bra advice. I get sized every couple of years but haven't since I got pregnant, so it would probably be a good idea to do that before I spend any money on new bras.

 

Ugh, I had a crappy day at work today. The people I'm supposed to be managing don't take me seriously, probably because they've all be there for like 10 years and I'm still too new to be of much use to anyone. They're also very gossipy (I know gossip is par for the course in any workplace, but seriously, I've never seen anything like this), cliquey, and disgruntled. I was expecting more of a team mentality and I'm so disappointed. DH is on the academic job market this year, and I really hope he gets a job so we can get the hell out of here. Anyway, sorry for the tangent, I just needed to vent.


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Calycanth, what kind of academia is your husband in?  I'm in the liberal arts.  I wish you both the best of luck!  Academic job hunting is the worst.  I hope to never write another teaching philosophy statement again.

 

I had a rough, rough day.  Massive nausea and an emotional breakdown over a broken vacuum that culminated in sobbing when my husband brought home the wrong tortilla.  Yikes.  I'm giving today a miss and heading to bed.  Good luck to all the mamas struggling with depression, sore boobs, and unhelpful doctors.  I can see the second trimester in the distance, and boy, does it look good (right?).  whistling.gif


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