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#1 of 419 Old 12-07-2008, 02:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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The Queer & Pregnant Thread --- December, January, February 2008

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If you want to be added, just post in bold with your due date. Also, if you have recently had your babe(s), please chime in with the name and birth date in bold. If your information is not correct or has changed, please also post in bold so that I can get it corrected!!

Queer and Pregnant


October 2008
TryingMammas, due 10/2008
HeddyBee, due 10/19/2008

November 2008
Melissa and Susan - due 11/21/08
Cartesia - due 11/27/2008

December 2008
Deah, due 12/4/2008
shaller (tiggerkong), due mid - December

January 2009
d80mama, 1/29/2009

March 2009
Erica12009, due 3/8/2009
Pranava, due 3/14/2009
Giggleblue, due 3/14/2009

April 2009
MamaCaveBear
Kim&Brooke
Quasar (and dp Smartycat), due 4/10/2009
Heart-n-Bones, due 4/21/2009

May 2009
Ellie74, due 5/20/2009

June 2009
Nnejy, due early June
jodybird511, due 6/4/2009
lena (dp to lexbeach), due 6/25/2009

July 2009
JennM1021, due 7/3/2009
QTRANDI, due 7/12/2009
Mommies_2_be, due 7/12/2009
Serenekitten, due 7/19/2009
ninefirefly, due 7/30/2009

August 2009
NYC AMU, due early August
DM630, due August 17th-ish
Raene and River - 8/23/2009

September 2009
Wazzmum, due September 3

October 2009
Jodybird511, due October 10

November 2009
Deny Zoo29, due November 5


Graduates!!! Yeeeahaaa!!
NZmumof2 (Anna, DP Leah), Florence born 1/23/2008
Jentina (Jen & Sarah), Ellis Thomas born 2/20/2008
msjodi, Delaney Cait born 5/1/2008
mamastotwo, Boy/Girl twins born 5/2/2008
thismama, Zelda born 5/6/2008
TheGirls, Alexandra Kathryn Stay born on 5/12/2008
rightkindofme, Shanna Francesca born 5/24/2008
MollyKenzie, Lucy and Edie born 6/18/2008
kk_davey, Grier born 7/7/2008
mamimapster, Jocheved (Julia) Hadassah Bat Sara V' Miriam born 7/15/2008
AngelaM (Angela), Ocean Rae born 8/10/2008
Venustx, Triplets!! Levi, Sage, and Jillian born 8/12/2008
Scalpel (Jess, DP Darcie), Alexis Jean born 8/29/2008
Becca, Phoebe Joy born 10/9/2008
JenInMpls (DP Jo), E.W. born 10/24/2008
Tigermiep (and dp M), Anders Xavier born 12/11/2008
MujerMamaMismo, Sebastian Felix born 12/21/2008
Simcon, Baby G born 12/28/2008
2happymamas (Jill & Kerri), Colette(Coco) born 1/5/2009
Starling and Diesel, Esme born 1/30/2009
Pigirl, baby born 1/30/2009

Recovering from Losses, to Rejoin Us Soon
Jen
travelgirlz
Snoopy13 (JD)
pleasantlyfurious
carmen358
jodybird511
kjm
megincl and her DP, Q
Lemurmommies
Miss Scarlett
Astropeep and FozzieBear

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Hello Friends!!

I thought it was time for a new thread. I'll keep this one up to date until February. Come March, I'll need someone to take over as I'll be very busy with my new little one :

Anyone have an update on these mamas?
Their babes should be here by now. . .

October 2008
TryingMammas, due 10/2008
HeddyBee, due 10/19/2008

November 2008
Melissa and Susan - due 11/21/08
Cartesia - due 11/27/2008

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hi. how do I know if they're real contractions?

all. morning. long...

eta: eh, never mind. doesn't seem to be anything. *so impatient*

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Thanks so much, Pranava...

I hope a new thread will bring some much needed joy to this space.
Blessings on everyone, their families and -- most of all -- their babies.

dust.gifFour-eyed tattooed fairy godmother queer, mama to my lucky star (5) and little bird (2.5). Resident storyteller at www.thestoryforest.com. Enchanting audiostories for curious kids. Come play in the forest!
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Oh, and as for us ... I think we've decided on what DP will be called.
We've gone with "baba." We'll see how that goes over way up here in our tiny, rural mountain town. It is an oasis of funky, young families, but we're the only queer ones having babies.

We've been trying out all kinds of alternatives, but baba seems to fit best.
DP is genderqueer to start with, so "mommy" just wasn't doing it for her.
A shout out to all the butch "babas" out there ... we're joining the posse!

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hi. how do I know if they're real contractions?

all. morning. long...
Eat. Shower. Sleep. Drink something. Walk.

If they are still present after all of that, you are very likely in labor!
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My DP is going to be Baba also!!
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My DP is going to be Baba also!!
Yay! :
Now, if you wouldn't mind moving up to Canada and being our neighbours, I'd really appreciate the company ...
Marriage rights, second parent on the birth certificate without question, universal healthcare (including midwives), insured and sound federal banking system, nanaimo bars and butter tarts? How's that for an incentive to relocate?

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Yay! :
Now, if you wouldn't mind moving up to Canada and being our neighbours, I'd really appreciate the company ...
Marriage rights, second parent on the birth certificate without question, universal healthcare (including midwives), insured and sound federal banking system, nanaimo bars and butter tarts? How's that for an incentive to relocate?
While neither DW or I will be called Baba, we want to come!
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but I want to have the baby NOOOWWWWW.

*whine*

he's not due til saturday.

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but I want to have the baby NOOOWWWWW.

*whine*

he's not due til saturday.
Castor oil milkshake? Skip rope? Sex? I've been told all kinds of things bring baby along faster.

And 2happymamas, you're welcome to join the Canadian gaybourhood too!

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can you please be sure that we're no longer on the due in June list (megincl and/or ktcl).

thanks,
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but I want to have the baby NOOOWWWWW.

*whine*

he's not due til saturday.
I'm with you 100%. This suspension of time is driving me crazy. Plus my midwife said she expects Squeak to arrive within the week which has only worsened my impatience. Here's to both of our babes arriving in the next 24hours!! :

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Thanks, Pranava!

We'll hit 12 weeks on Thursday and are REALLY hoping to hear the heartbeat for the first time at our midwife appointment on Friday. I think then it will actually feel real and we can start to truly celebrate the pregnancy. Dw has been feeling slightly better this week, so hopefully she'll be one of the lucky pregnant mamas whose "morning" sickness magically disappears at the end of the first trimester (mine lasted well into the second). I am really appreciating her ever-increasingly curvier body, and can't wait for her to have a little more energy and have interest in doing more than just sleeping, if you know what I mean .

Still feeling really sad about all of the mamas who have lost their little ones in the last few weeks.

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can you please be sure that we're no longer on the due in June list (megincl and/or ktcl).

thanks,
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Will do - I hope I get you add you again soon

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Graduating this very morning with a BFP! A blissfully short stay in Queer and TTC, here's to a happy healthy 8 1/2 months!

My partner and I did our first at home ICI on 11/25 and we are thrilled for our first kiddo!

So thankful my 2WW is OVER with a happy ending!:

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Congrats Miss Scarlett!!!! And welcome!!!!!

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Yay! :
Now, if you wouldn't mind moving up to Canada and being our neighbours, I'd really appreciate the company ...
Marriage rights, second parent on the birth certificate without question, universal healthcare (including midwives), insured and sound federal banking system, nanaimo bars and butter tarts? How's that for an incentive to relocate?
Oh trust me, I have been trying to convince DP that we should move to BC ever since my trip there this summer. In fact, I was scouring the web this week trying to figure out how we could legally immigrate to Canada...
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Congratulations and Welcome Miss Scarlett!!!!! :

I'll add you to the list - So you're due in August 2009 right?

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I've been looking for a baby book to record all the fun first year facts in. I was having trouble finding one that didn't talk about Mommy and Daddy. I just ordered "And Then There Was Me" It's designed for non-traditional families. All references to parent(s) are gender neutral and there are even pages to record donor info. Just thought I'd share my happy finding. . .

http://www.amazon.com/Then-There-Was..._tdp_sv_edpp_i

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I've been looking for a baby book to record all the fun first year facts in. I was having trouble finding one that didn't talk about Mommy and Daddy. I just ordered "And Then There Was Me" It's designed for non-traditional families. All references to parent(s) are gender neutral and there are even pages to record donor info. Just thought I'd share my happy finding. . .

http://www.amazon.com/Then-There-Was..._tdp_sv_edpp_i
Yes, such a challenge. I use and like Nikki McClure's First 1,000 Days. Beautiful and gender neutral.

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yuppers its looking like August 17th ish. Yipppeee

Just a side note,

The Dairy Queen ice cream sandwiches I LOVE now smell like vomit. I have eaten two tubs of (pasteurized) pimento cheese in the last 36 hours.

Here we go....

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Hello
The time has finally come for me to be added to this thread:
I got the results of my first beta and it is 90.

Miss Scarlett it looks like we are going to be due around the same time

Loving wife to Kate. So in love with Amelia. Born August 14, 2009
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It's great to have you here DM630!!!! :::

DS Alexander Joseph born 6/29/09
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Congrats DM!

Happy to be here with you! Sure seems like August is a LONG ways away, but I am planning to enjoy every minute of it!

Taking a break for a bit to attempt to salvage my sanity. wool.gif
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Congrats DM!!!: Glad to add you to the thread!!!

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Yes my circumference, not my waist!! I no longer have a waist : I thought, and I don't know why, I would be one of those women who barely show at 8 months. I don't think that's the case anymore. I look huge to myself, but I don't know if I'm just average compared to others or bigger than average. My waist measurement has increased by 10.5 inches from pre-pregnancy. I'm 26 weeks. Anyone else want to chime in? What's your circumference

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I'm not sure how big around I am, but I have now got stretch marks, which I hadn't before. They are right below my belly button.

Waldorf-teaching mama to A (12/08), wife to my sweet wife M , and sharing a home with a dog , four cats , five turtles, a fish, and a crab.
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just wanted to say pranava that we have that baby book for T and love it.

And can you change baby E's arrival date to 11/24, please? Thanks.

Hm, it's about 10 to 10, the baby wants SOMETHING (I don't know what) and the rest of my family is asleep including the person who's supposed to be putting him to bed since I get up with him all night. :

: mama to T 9/04 and E 11/08
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M would like to offer your DP a kick in the pants, I think. she's sleeping, too, but I bet she'd wake up to do it. :

I am awake because of contractions. Who knows if they're doing anything. more later...

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