EDD: Aug 24, 2010
Family (partner, other children, etc): DH, and DD 20 months
Gender preferences/inklings: Relieved to have no preference this time!! But still can't wait to find out.
Names you like: Haven't given it much thought yet.
Birth Plans/Preferences: Need to do lots of research on my options here yet.
Anything else you'd like to share: Nursing DD currently
Family (partner, other children, etc): dh and ds, 22 months
Names you like: It's a secret
Birth Plans/Preferences: homebirth
Location: Portland, OR
Family (partner, other children, etc): Wonderful husband and the best daughter ever. So good, we weren't planning a second. Thanks to an IUD fail, we're having #2!
Gender preferences/inklings: No preferences...honestly, I think that should be everyone's answer.
Names you like: Not telling.
Birth Plans/Preferences: First was a freestanding birth center, and a wonderful experience. Looking at a homebirth for this one.
Anything else you'd like to share: This has been a huge shock for us and I'm looking for lots of support as I go from being the dedicated mom of one to the doubly dedicated mom of TWO.
I was wondering if I could join you. I am due with number 3 on August 18, 2010. I have two beautiful girls aged 9 and 4. I am so excited to get to know all of you and share this wonderful journey together!
Location: New York
Family (partner, other children, etc): Husband
Gender preferences/inklings: No preference
Names you like: Spencer if a boy, Marissa if a girl
Anything else you'd like to share: Nervous, went through a fertility doctor to concieve. This is my first and was concieved through IUI. Found out last Thursday with a test at home, confirmed monday by blood test.
Family (partner, other children, etc): husband, 1 year old son
Gender preferences/inklings: no idea! We found out last time but we're not finding out this time
Names you like: Not sure so far
Birth Plans/Preferences: Planning on another natural hospital birth, would love a homebirth but we live in an RV so that wouldn't really work!
Anything else you'd like to share: moved here from July based on my u/s
Typos+weird words=typing on my iPhone
Family (partner, other children, etc):Sweet husband, 2 kiddos aged 4.5 and 16 mos
Gender preferences/inklings feel pretty ill, so I'm thinking girl
Names you like:too early for my brain to go there
Birth Plans/Preferences:second Home Vbac
Veggie, babywearing, cloth diapering, lactivist, intactivist, 2x HBAC, non-vaccing nurse and doula, wife of my babies' sweet Dada, Momma of 3 with another coming mid summer.
Location:jersey Shore, NJ
Family (partner, other children, etc):- husband of 9 years, daughter azalea- age 7
Gender preferences/inklings: immediately i thought boy- but i was wrong with the last one- lol
Names you like:Ezekiel, Sebastian
Birth Plans/Preferences: full birth plan with total control being with parents choice, no homebirth options are available where i live, so its back to the hospital
Anything else you'd like to share: I haven't done this in 7 years!
Family (partner, other children, etc): dh of 8 yrs, ds, 4y, dd 21 mos
Gender preferences/inklings: I never get a feeling til later. we'll see... I've been right both times so far!
Names you like: we don't tell
Birth Plans/Preferences: homebirth w/midwife
Please use the new roll call thread (thank you DreamsInDigital):
This one is no longer being updated since Mumof3Nic had to leave us.
Paula, mama to DS M (7/2010) and Watson (1998) and welcoming baby Penny (8/1/2013)
My name is Lindsay and my due date is Aug 5. We heard the HB two weeks ago through vaginal U/S--155 bpm--so I'm feeling confident about this pregnancy!
This is my first pregnancy and it was a little difficult getting here, since I have PCOS and do not get periods on my own. However, on the one random time I ovulated, we caught the egg, and got a surprise BFP on Dec 3rd. So happy!
I am working on my PhD in Southern Lit at Georgia State in ATL, and I teach freshman comp.
I'm planning a unmedicated birth with a CNM at a great pro-natural hospital.
Thanks for having me!
Could this be a new pregnancy from this month? Or maybe it's a pregnancy from the month before? Therefore, I'm not sure if I'm due in August or September. I guess I'll find out with an ultrasound. If I end up belonging on the September due date board, I will go there, but until then, I'd like to hang with you guys. I hope you all are feeling well. I've just been very tired.
Location: Seattle, WA
Family (partner, other children, etc): Married + 2 dog children
Names you like: victorian-era names!
Birth Plans/Preferences: Natural birth at a birth center near my home
Anything else you'd like to share: Been trying for almost 2 years, super nervous - I want this one to stick! (Had a miscarriage Nov 2008).
Location: Nova Scotia Canada
Family (partner, other children, etc): Husband, daughter Lilith 18months, 2 dogs
Gender preferences/inklings: Feels different than last pregnancy. Maybe a boy?
Names you like: Sonny (boy)
Birth Plans/Preferences: Really want a homebirth and midwife, might not be able to get one, but not giving up! Would like to keep things as natural and low stress as possible.
Anything else you'd like to share: Happy to be here!
Location: New England
Family: wife to Neil, mom of two boys
Gender preferences: No preference
Names I like: Kieran, Katherine
Birth plans: no intervention hospital birth
Family I have a husband of 15 years, and 7 kids 5 boys 2 girls, Five bio and two adopted. This is my sixth pregnancy my oldest is 13 and my youngest is 2, the last time I was pregnant was in 06.
Gender preferences/inklings: I'm thinking it's a girl, due to my severe morning sickness, but I had a dream it was a boy prior to getting pregnant.
Names you like: We have used all of our names on our other kids, we are having a tough time deciding.
Birth Plans/Preferences: I would like to have another home birth,but my insurance covers a hospital birth with an option of a midwife.
Anything else you'd like to share:
I haven't been to the Midwife yet, I'm not sure if I've gained any weight yet because of the morning sickness, this pregnancy I'm struggling with a persistent yeast infection.
Location: Southern California/Moving to Haiku, Maui, HI
Family (partner, other children, etc): Married to Keith, have two daughters (Tahna, 22 years; Noelani, 18 months - big age gap!).
Gender preferences/inklings: Prefer a boy this time but will love up a girl just the same!
Names you like: Keith Jr. for a boy; for a girl I like Kiki or Jade but husband isn't as impressed!
Birth Plans/Preferences: Planning unmedicated, natural hospital birth even though I'd love to use a birth center.
Anything else you'd like to share: Stressed about moving right now!
Location: Saratoga, NY
Family (partner, other children, etc): DH Brian, DD Emilia 6/6/08
Gender preferences/inklings: would love a son
Names you like: Gavin Dax or Penelope ??
Birth Plans/Preferences: hoping for a natural, waterbirth in hospital
Anything else you'd like to share:
Location: Central Minnesota
Family: DH-30 DS-23 months 4 Fur babies
Gender preferences/inklings: We would like another boy, but we are so blessed to have conceived again that we will be happy with either!
Names you like: Jack Francis and Lucille Anna
Birth Plans/Preferences: VBAC! DS was a very unecessarian, partialy due to poor support.
Anything else you'd like to share: I'm not as "crunchy" as a lot of mama's on here, but I don't fit in on main stream birth boards either, so after years of lurking I'm posting.
Location: South central MN
Family (partner, other children, etc): DH Nick, sons Adam (5) and Luke (18 months)
Gender preferences/inklings: Kinda hoping for a girl, but they kinda scare me so I'm kinda hoping for another boy, too!
Names you like: Hope is our girl name, picked out by DH when he was in high school. If it's a boy it probably won't get named until after the birth like DS2 was. Gotta stick with the 4-letter names, though...
Birth Plans/Preferences: Homebirth
Bubba (9) Lukey (5) Fat Baby (2) Me
Family (partner, other children, etc): Colton (dh), Ben (ds1), Kristopher (ds2)
Gender preferences/inklings: A girl would be nice. I'm already way outnumbered.
Names you like: Haven't thought of any yet
Birth Plans/Preferences: As natural as possible in a hospital