How about a weekly chat thread? We can start them each Sunday. This way we can all get to know each other and complain about how we're feeling and such.
So I'll start - I'm Anna kiss - due May/June ish. I was over in TTC for a while. I started talking about conceiving in April and planned to try in August/September. Then our situation changed and we decided that since we didn't hit the mark our first month out in August that if we didn't get preggo in Sept we would keep trying anyway. My dh, Jon, is in a PhD program that he just started at Case Western. I've been following him around to schools for the last six years - this will be his final degree, thank god (he has 2 others)! We've been married for almost 6 years and have one son, Aleksander who turned 2 in August.
Aleks was born with a severe cleft lip and palate, so we took careful measures to not get pregnant on accident again. I've been taking 8 mg. of folic acid daily as well as a prenatal for several months now. I'm also taking flax seed oil daily I guess for fun. I try to do a spirulina smoothie every morning, but have recently gotten out of the habit.
I found out I was pregnant at 6 or 8 days past ovulation, depending on who you ask - me or fertility friend. I think I released two eggs this month and therefore have a sneaking suspiscion that I may be having twins. This is based on almost nothing, but here's my list of reasons:
1) had a dream about quints
2) had a huge sudden wave of nausea on Saturday at 3 or 5 dpo.
3) I'm pretty sure that due to my slight temp rise followed 2 days later by a bigger temp rise that I released 2 eggs this month.
4) I met 2 women with twins on Monday.
5) Got a super early BFP.
6) am now already exhausted and feeling dizzy, sometimes nauseous.
I had a homebirth with Aleks and will be doing the same again as my mother is a midwife. We live 3.5 hours away from her though, so we have yet to figure the exact logistics of that, though there is plenty of time. lol
I'm deathly afraid of miscarriage, though I have no reason to suspect that I might have one.
I am having a few symptoms already, but I think I'm also coming down with a cold so I could just be feeling fatigue due to that.
I am very nervous about having another child, though tremendously excited as well. I'm having a hard time imagining how hard the pregnancy with a toddler will even be.
um... what else... I take weekly belly shots and keep a pregnancy journal. We took the first photo last night. And I suppose will take them on Fridays from now on.
I want to take prenatal yoga... must sign up for that.
I am usually underweight, so gaining in pregnancy is hard for me. Wanting to try harder this time so that I can carry my twins to term (:LOL).
So who are you? What'cha up to?