Everyone PM me if you want your info changed. That way we won't clutter the thread.
158 due in August!
adudynskyj (Angie) #2 EDD 26 (C/S 8/22)
Aithne #1 EDD 5
AKA_PI (Monique) #1
Alathia (Alex) #2 EDD 17
alexysmommy (Amy) #3 EDD 21
alicia9178 #6 EDD 10
AmyLaz (Amy) #3 EDD 31
amymaew (Amy) #3
andrea #3 EDD 23
AngelaM (Angela) #1
annekka #2 EDD 27
apelilae (April) #2
Astoria #3 EDD 13
Audreysmama (Amy) #4 EDD 18
Ayame87 (Amber) #1
BakerALM (Andrea) #2 EDD 7/31
banana75 (Anna) #4
barefootpoetry #2 EDD 16
becomingme #1 EDD 14
berrybear (Mary) #1 EDD 22
bethanphetamine (Bethany) #2 EDD 17
bettie cracker (Kirsten) #2 EDD 23
BoBoBo (Bo) #4
brandybehr (Brandy) #5 EDD 6
CajunQueen (Meshele) #4 EDD 14
cameo (Cameo) #4 EDD 18
Chimpmandee (Mandy) #2
cosmostar (Daisy) #1 EDD 17
CountrylivinmomtoB (Erica) #2
crnnoel (Corinne) #2 EDD 18
CTH3989 (Chelci) #2 EDD 13
deliarose (Delia) #3
diamond lil (Lori) #1 EDD 18
DoulaSarah (Sarah) #4 and #5
earthybirthydoula (Lydia) #2
EdenLove (Eden) #1 EDD 21
EthansMom (Kelli) #3
FallonsMomma #2 EDD 4
FeingoldMomma (Laura) #2 EDD 9
femuhnistmama #4 EDD 23
forsythia (Nicole) #4
fyoosh (Amy) (surrogate for Baby cosmostar) EDD 17
gagin37 (Claire) #1 EDD 24
greenmom4 (Kim) #3 EDD 16
guitarmama (Heather) #2 EDD 20
heatherRN #2 EDD 25
holothuroidea (Nic) #1 EDD 14
hookahgirl (Whitney) #2 EDD 8
hopeandolive (Kari) #2
HulaJenn (Jenn) #3 EDD 7/30
hyz #1 EDD 7/29
jbmill2 (Anne) #2
jennifer_lc1 (Jennifer) #1 EDD 4
jennykilbo (Jenny) #1
joyfulnoises (Erin) #4 EDD 28
judahsmom (Michelle) #2
julbgs #3 EDD 29
jule924 #3 EDD 9/1
jumpincholla (Abby) #2
jwpsgurl (Jessica) #2
katie+3 (Katie) #3 EDD 8
kcsunshine (Kathy) #3 EDD 28
kimfn (Kim) #2 EDD 10
Klynne (Kari) #2 EDD 14
krisalee (Kristie) #7
LAMommy (Brandi) #2 EDD 15
Laniemama (Holly) #3 EDD 21
Ligeia (Hannah) #2
lilithlives (Erin) #2 EDD 10/11
Love_My_Babies (Janel) #3 EDD 28
lovemycorgis #1 and #2 EDD 1
LowFlyingAnimals #3 EDD 21
luvmom #2 EDD 16
Mama Ashley (Ashley) #2 EDD 22
mama parrot (Jessica) #3 EDD 8
Mamatolea (Kara) #2 EDD 8
mamatotwo #3 EDD 11
mama2toby (Stella) #2 EDD 24
Maximeee (Maxime) #1 EDD 25
MeaganN (Meagan) #1 EDD 20
Megan73 #3 EDD 11
meredyth0315 #4 EDD 25
minsch1 (Mindy) #3 EDD 4
MissMaegie'sMama (Alissa) #3 EDD 18
miztrezzlyn (Lyn) #5 EDD 5
mommyddeville (Denice) #2 EDD 14
MoMommy (Sarah) #3 EDD 19
moonstruck #2 EDD 1
MomsHelpingMoms #3 EDD 12
MomtoTs (Carla) #5 EDD 19
mquade (Melissa) #1 EDD 4
mrsdouglas5 #2 EDD 15
Mrshawwk (Beth) #4 EDD 11
MsMom (Kim) #2 EDD 19
my5girls (Shireen) #6 EDD 8
Naomi'sMommy (Alana) #2 EDD 3
NaturalMamaof2 (Cayla) #2 B.Day 24
naturegirl (Cheryl) #5
NormaJean13 #1 EDD 8
Ohmel (Melinda) #3
Oliversmommy (Alisson) #2
Pavlovs (Jordana) #2
peacelovingmama (Kate) #4
PennyRoo #2 EDD 17
potatocraft (Shawna) #1 EDD 9
psychocandy (Amanda) #1
purplesmiley (Stella) #6 EDD 8
Pyrodjm (Dana) #1 EDD 14
Quakermaid (Cynthia) #2 EDD 24
Queline #8 EDD 7
quietasariot (Kelly) #2 EDD 22
quinek (Kylee) #1 EDD 26
radiowave (Aimee) #1 EDD 8
redebeth (Elizabeth) #4 EDD 16
redfern (Sue) #2 EDD 17
robertandenith (Enith) #3 EDD 7/30
rockingmybabe (Rachel) #3
ryansma (April) #2 EDD 28
sapphire_chan EDD 18
shescomeundun #1 EDD 7
Shy0717 (Shy) #1 EDD 24
Sigrid #3 EDD 28
Slabobbin (Robyn) #3
SN-Mommy (Sarah) #2
solejean (Peggy) #1 EDD 1
SuperKitten (Tabitha) #1 EDD 28
sweetney #2 EDD 6
taboulichic (Stacey) #3 EDD 22
TayTaysMama (Sascha) #3 EDD 13
thankfulblessedmom #2 EDD 22
tinyactsofcharity (Rebecca) #1 EDD 1
treehugginhippie (Tina) #2 EDD 24
tulips117 (Liz) #3
turalis #1 EDD 23
UllaBulla (Keri) #2 EDD 8
veronicalynne (Veronica) #3
westernskies #6 EDD 8
wood_anemone (Martha) #1 EDD 10
YoungMomma2be (Sarah) #1
zoebird #1 EDD 15+
zoie2103 (Zoie) #3 EDD 15
zonapellucida (Heidi) #9 EDD 11
Zookum #1 EDD 23
Zucchini #1 EDD 11
Zuzu822 #2 EDD 4
ardejesus1 (Ashley) #4
Bella Catalina (Brooke) #2
Got_Cloth (Melissa) #8
leobabe (Krista) #2
LiamsMommy31905 (Leah) #2
LoveMyJonah (Ali) #2
MamabearTo4 (Lori) #5
MaryLang (Mary) #4
Megan_in_Holland (Megan) #1
PrayinFor12 (Holly) #2
Rivka5 (Rivka) #2
texaspeach (Amanda) #1
We have one daughter, who's hangin' out in Heaven. I'm working on DC #2.
We're both red-heads, Christians, and introverts.
Who are y'all?
Keith, Henry and Caroline
Prainfor12, are you praying for 12 children? My husband is the oldest of 14.
Nice to meet you all! I look forward to the next 9 months getting to know you all in this forum.
We plan on having a homebirth- hoping to meet with a few midwifes next week.
We are both Christians, live out in the country and love living simply. We live outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
We are going for our first homebirth!!!! I am excited about it, hubby is scared.
We too are Christians and active in our church. We also homeschool our children.
We have been wanting this baby for so long. I'm so happy to be here and get to know everyone. Oh and we are planning a home waterbirth w/ a midwife. So excited to do that too...well...so excited about everything re: pregnancy, labor & babies. Can't wait to do it all over again
p.s. CountrylivinmomtoB - in regards to the Pre-E...have you heard of the Brewer Diet? It's supposed to help prevent Pre-E and some other things I think. I did eat 80-100 grams of protein when I was preggo w/ DD but my midwife never called it the Brewer Diet but it looks to be about the same as far as the protein requirement. Just thought I'd throw that out there
p.s.s.- I also read some of your blog...we have a few things in common. Too bad we live in different states
I'm fridgeart, and I'm Canada. We have one DD who's 28 mos, and I returned to teaching high school art when she turned 2. Since peeps are talking religion, we don't follow any formal teaching-we just try to be good people and make the world a nicer place to be
I have a MW (sadly, not the MW who delivered DD-she's on vacation in August!) and am planning a hospital birth as we live kind of far out, should anything go wrong. Luckily here it's a little different-the MW makes all the arrangements, and I don't really have to deal with anything hospital-y, and if all goes well (as it did last time), I'll be home 3 hours after delivery.
Looking forward to getting to know all of you!
We live in a rural part of Connecticut and love it here. We are non-denominational - my parents taught me about Christianity and Judaism (we celebrate both sets of holidays) as well as non-Western religions, which is the way we are raising our son & future children.
In my past life, I was a psychologist working mainly with children aged 3 to 10 manifesting behavioral, emotional, and learning difficulties. One of my main areas of focus was children with autistic spectrum disorders. I'm now a full-time mom and LOVE every second.
We were thrilled to break free of months of infertility hell yesterday.
We will be giving birth in a hospital setting again due to major delivery complications when I had Liam. To make a long story short - my placenta didn't deliver itself (my OB was eager to get it out 10 minutes after delivering DS for some unknown reason) so she manually pulled it out and in the process tore it completely from my uterus and caused me to hemorrhage. I lost over half of my blood volume in seconds and I almost died.
So, yeah. I'm scared to deliver again. Luckily that OB is no longer with the practice. She sucked.
I'm hoping this pregnancy is a lot better than my first one: high blood sugar (but not enough to be considered diabetic), hypertension, severe edema, and pre-e. What fun...but the end result is SO worth it.
Looking forward to getting to know all of you throughout our journey.
Right now I work 4 days a week as a psychologist, doing a combination of research and clinical work with people who have HIV. Eventually I'm planning to cut back to less time and homeschool my kids; for now, Alex is in a great play-based nursery school three days a week.
We're Unitarian-Universalists and extremely active in our church. I'm teaching a sex education program for the junior high kids this spring - it should be interesting to do that as I get bigger and bigger! Sort of a class project, or a cautionary tale, or something.
I love to read, hike, listen to Celtic music, cook and eat good food, journal, and play goofy games with my kid. We enjoy living in a very diverse neighborhood in the center of the city, where we can walk everywhere.
I had a great first pregnancy and delivery, and then huge postpartum problems when Alex and I were unable to get breastfeeding to work. (We had a "perfect storm" combination of problems, including gastric reflux disease on Alex's part and recurrent antibiotic-resistant mastitis on my part.) My biggest hope is that breastfeeding will go more smoothly this time.
Though I call myself a single parent, I have a girlfriend who I have been dating for about a year. Her involvement in my parenting process is still unclear; we're sort of figuring it out as we go along. I also have a great support network of friends and family, who are very excited about welcoming this baby into the world with me. In fact, my mother will be moving to Rhode Island, where I live, to help me with child care, parenting, etc. I'm really excited about the opportunity to create a new model of family, and particularly excited to have a chance to spend more time with my own mother in the process. I'm also terrified about becoming a parent, which I hear is normal. Seriously though, I do have a lot of anxiety about parenting without a full-time partner. I spent so much time, money, and energy on getting pregnant that once it happened, I felt a little shell-shocked. Slowly, that's wearing off, and I'm getting really excited again. But, it's definitely been an emotional process for me.
In the rest of my life, I'm a PhD student, and will (hopefully!) be done a fairly large chunk of my dissertation by the time baby arrives. I will then have most of a year to stay home, finish up my diss, and hang out with the kid, before becoming a WOHM.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone over the next eight months!
A, partner to J, mama to O, now with a new username!
Building queer family since 2008!
(and oh, did i mention we're having twins?!?)
I'm due on Aug 14, but my babies do NOT like to think of being born early, so I'm just telling people it's the end of August. We're completely shocked that we're having this baby. Honestly, I was about 99% sure my body still wasn't back to normal because I'm still nursing both of my children. I got a positive pregnancy test and got dizzy, I was so surprised!
I look forward to meeting some like minded moms over the next 8 months.
We really want to raise our kids bilingually-- we plan on each speaking our native language to them (English for me, Dutch for DH) and then maybe switching to all English at home once they're old enough to go to school and
pick up Dutch there. We'll see how it goes!
Um, about me.... I studied Mesoamerican archaeology before I moved here, couldn't find any jobs in that field in the Netherlands (surprise! ) and so am now working on finishing up an MA in Dutch-English translation. I start work at a translation agency in January... I'm sort of nervous about telling them I'm pregnant, but I guess there's still time for that. Once the babe is born, I want to try working from home part-time, which is luckily easy to do within this field.
I've got PCOS and was supposed to go on Clomid next month since I very rarely seem to ovulate on my own, which made this pregnancy an especially welcome surprise. Let's see, what else? I loooove baking, mill my own grains, and am really into cooking, especially Indian, Thai, and Indonesian cuisines. And since everyone seems to be talking religion: I'm an atheist, as is DH, but we hope our kids will learn to think critically and come to their own conclusions about religion and faith.
I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all, and learning from all the accumulated wisdom here!
I'm Alisson, 28 and my husband is Mike, also 28. We actually met in high school and were really good friends, but didn't date until after college (once we started dating we were engaged in 3 weeks and married in 8 months). We've been married 5 years this March. We have a son, Oliver who turned one in November.
We live in Philadelphia in a great little community where I can walk to the store, restaurants and hiking trails and such. I am actually trying to finish a Master's Degree in middle school math, so I will be student teaching this Jan-March. I'm excited to do that, but nervous to leave Oliver. My mom will be taking care of him, so at least I feel good about that, although he has never been left with anyone but DH, so it will be tough at first.
We conceived in Rome while we were on vacation for Thanksgiving. Oliver was conceived on a road trip across the country (in Beaumont Texas unfortunately) so I feel like if we go for #3, there will have to be a good conception story!
We're really excited, wanted 2 close together. Ummm...I think that's all, otherwise I might ramble all day!
Happy SAHM Mom and CBE to three boys: DS1 (11/06), DS2 (7/08), DS3 (11/10) and D?4 (12/12)!
I'm Melinda, a SAHM in Cleveland OH. I'm originally from Baltimore but moved up here 11 years ago with my then boyfriend, now husband. I love it here! We've had two homebirths and will plan on doing the same with this one. I have a 5 yr old ds and an almost 2 yr old dd. We are homeschooling and are very happy to be in a community that is very open and supportive of different ideas. We attend a Unitarian Universalist church and I am quite active in the congregation. Prior to being a SAHM I was a software developer, dh still is.
I have PCOS. My son was concieved when, by some fluke of nature, I actually ovulated one month. We actually had an appointment with an infertility specialist the month we found out we were expecting. We hadn't really been trying long but we knew that since I wasn't ovulating, there was no use in waiting the normal "year wait". We were thrilled. It was a hard pregnancy and a horrific birth but I have a *wonderful* son.
My daughter was concieved after a second IUI and two years on infertility treatment. It was a good pregnancy and a wonderful birth.
I have been on Metformin since last October and have been having regular periods and have lost over fifty pounds. This one was a shock but a welcome one. We weren't really trying but we weren't preventing either. I just didn't think I could get pregnant without help.
I am Pagan, a "green witch" so to speak. We live a pretty natural life. We live out in the country, grow our own food, have chickens, etc. I homeschool my six year old. I love reading and thrift store shopping. Not sure what else to say!
Mama to:Ben (12), Natalie (9), Zoe (5)
I'm Monique (26), dating Kennith (31) for a year. We've actually known each other for almost 2 years and started dating on NYE last year, and recently ended up with the best "accident" in the world. We both live in Atlanta, I work for CDC and he works for AT&T. This is a first child for us both.
As far as raising the child, we haven't discussed if we will move in together/get married/ or continue as-is but one thing we have decided on is that we're in this together.
We talked about trying for a baby next year; I wanted to at least give it a shot starting Labor Day, we did and I gave up at the beginning of November. Little did I know that on that fertile day we did the deed and *pop*, our little bundle was conceived. LOL
I'm very excited, nervous, anixous and happy about being pregnant. Our families are excited for us yet we haven't told any friends yet (maybe at the first of the year).
Forgot to mention that I'm a Christian and he's agnostic but we both agree that religion/spirituality for our child will be his/her choice.
Book lover - Sewer - Movie lover - Mommy to a wonderful little boy (8/4/08) - Aspiring writer - On a mission to lose 15 pounds - all-around cool chick
Look forward to getting to know everyone.
I'm mostly vegan, DH is an omnivore, and we both love the outdoors, animals, old crafts, etc. and are concerned with sustainable living. I ride horses, and garden (I try to grow a lot of the food we eat), and also like knitting, have just started learning to spin, quilting, I've done some cheesemaking, etc. DH loves backpacking, skiing, plays the piano, and is getting into woodworking. We have an old house, which we love, and have been doing a lot of DIY projects in our almost non-existent free time. We live in the city now, in a neighborhood we love, but dream of moving farther out to land someday so we can expand our menagerie and raise country kids.
I have one DD, 22mths who I just ADORE, I can't wait to expand out family. In our very limited free time I like to knit, travel and just hang out with my family. Hoping to learn to garden and grow lots of fresh veggies next year. My hubbie is a huge car NUT, and now that we own a large 3 story barn in just 6 weeks he has managed to accrue 3 more free parts cars and a put few other friends cars in winter storage. Next year he has plans to hold a few car shows in our field.
Mountain Biking Mama of 3 little beans, . Epumped 22mths for dd1 (2006)
Nursed my babe, dd2 (2008) until self weaned at 3yrs. We survived a major nursing strike.
Awesome for Baby #3 who turned out to be a (Aug 2013)!
I am taking a yoga teacher training course, and hope to be able to teach yoga and do something else, maybe in journalism, part time after the little one comes.
My husband is not sure what he believes...open minded to spiritual beliefs, not a big fan of organized religion. I have found a lot of my beliefs reflected in my study of yoga...so still working on that.
Stay sticky babies!
Aimee, mom to Mirah b. 08/09/08
and my angel, Nico, , lost to us at 19 weeks gestation, 12/27/12
Longing for our rainbow
I figure, if anything goes wrong : I'm going to want my mommy to know.
Our EDD is August 11, and my first appointment is Dec 20.
We've cloth diapered our children from around 3 months on up. Now our youngest is potty-trained it's time to have another! We really didn't have a choice in using cloth because disposables kept giving them rashes. I'm thinking of just starting cloth right from the start with this one, but 12-14 diapers to wash a day is scaring me!
Anyways it's nice to be here, I've never belonged to a DDC before and thought it would be fun.
I'm Nicole, a SAHM momma to 3 kiddos! Dh and I have been together for 10 years...We just had a very devastating m/c in September. I am still breastfeeding my 18 month old. We are expecting our fourth child on August 8th. We are hoping, praying and wishing for a sticky healthy baby. We have a u/s on the 18th to see how we are progressing.
It's so hard to be excited with having a miscarriage. Every cramp or twinge has me worried. I am trying to take it one day at a time.