Can you believe how fast that time's gone?!
I'm sure some of you mamas were getting your BFPs a year ago, yes? Let's reminisce!
Student mama to Lyra June ( 10.24.09) and Olive Isis (12.12.11)
My pregnancy wasn't exactly planned, but as near as we can tell, she was probably conceived during a little post-Super Bowl celebration (big Steelers fans here).
It was crazy the way I found out...I went to my annual exam and she felt a mass on my ovary, and sent me for an ultrasound. And surprise! There she was.
Shocking at the time, but it turned out to be the best thing ever.
This time last year, I had no idea how incredibly ill I would become. Losing 15 lbs in 3 months from constant puking. I would go through 3 OB's until I found the greatest one ever, I would faint 3 times and go to the chiropractor for the first time. It was a ROUGH year and everyone always told me how it was "worth it". I always questioned whether or not that was true.
Now, I know it is!
I conceived Jan 25th last yr. It was my very first post partum egg.
North Idaho rural living mama to: 23 yo DD, 16 yo DS, 8 yo DS, 6 yo DS, 4 yr old DS, 2 yo DD, and 1 yo DS. And someone new coming this Christmas!
we saw her as a dark spot/possible polyp on an u/s at 8 dpo. i had scheduled endo ablation and polyp removal and 2 days later after a weird start/stop af i got a bfp!
my lil 'polyp' is nursing happily in my lap!
Jen-loving Bill, mama to Teryn 18, Kalyn 16, Ricky 13, Natalie 5, Angel Zoe '07 and Amelia Rae 22 mos bonus kids (dss) W 14, W 13 NEW grandbaby due 10/10/11
Charlize, married to DH 4/12/04. Mom to DD1 (4/2005) , DD2 (3/2007) , and DD3 (10/2009) , and DD4 (6/2011) .
Jen 47 DS C 2/03 04/29/08/ DD S 10/28/09 DH Bill '97.
mighty-mama and her sister Kundalini-Mama
The craziest part of the whole story was when my MIL told me how she'd had a dream that we had a beautiful baby boy and our DD was holding him. I'd found out I was pg like 2 days before, but wasn't ready to tell anyone. She kept telling everyone about her dream, then I guess Dh and I gave each other the "look" and his g-ma knew that the dream was true. My MIL is psychic or at least she had a premonition, it was just so weird. Obviously he was meant to be
I can't wait to do another Homebirth for baby number 3 ( in 2 years or so...)
All natural Mama to Keira 6/1/07, Israel 10/10/ 09, Nairi 04/01/2011, and #4 March 2013
It's nice to hear everyone else's story
I also realized the dates we conceived had more meaning than I previously realized!
and a year later - here she is! Amazing, and lucky!
On this year's Valentine's Day, we took our DS hiking. It was his first time being carried on our backs and he LOVED it. (I normally wear him in my MobyWrap or BabyHawk on my front, but we wanted to try the Deuter Backpack for hiking - loved it, by the way!) It was such a neat way to celebrate the most amazing year ever! Especially when I think back on the year in between: the morning sickness, lots of life drama that had nothing to do with the pregnancy/baby, being labeled high-risk because of an antibody issue, having to go in for weekly ultrasounds to monitor the health/well-being of the baby (he was FINE!), getting bullied by my OB into having a hospital birth (and he was talking about induction on my due date because I was so OLD - I am 38, PUHLEASE!), LOVING being pregnant and feeling FABULOUS and the most BEAUTIFUL ever in my 2nd and 3rd trimesters once the Morning Sickness wore off, being relabled as low-risk which enabled me to switch to a midwife and have the homebirth that I had originally wanted, nesting frenzy!, and then.... DS arrived (homebirth and all - just the way I'd wanted it!). Not to mention the amazing journey of falling completely and blissfully in love with my LO. I love Love LOVE being a mama!!!! This has just been the BEST thing ever!