Alexis ~ PixelGeek ~ expecting #1
Ariana ~ fancyoats ~ expecting #2
Honey ~ honey-lilac ~ expecting #3
April ~ luvmi2kids ~ expecting #3 ~ It's a boy!
Jamyla ~ oyinmama ~ expecting #2 ~ It's a boy!
Emmecat ~ expecting #2
Elizabeth ~ Corysmilk ~ expecting #4 It's a girl!
Lori ~ Barefootgirl ~ expecting #1 ~ It's a boy!
Becca ~ tinynyota ~ expecting #1 ~ It's a girl!
Rachel ~ TheDivineMrsM ~ expecting #1 It's a girl!
Janine ~ SactoSweetie ~ expecting #2
Coral Jean ~ coraljean ~ expecting #2 ~ It's a boy!
Lauren ~ Bebegim ~ expecting #2 ~ It's a boy!
Sobranna ~ expecting #1
WifeofAnt ~ expecting #1
Niecey ~ Fat Scottish Gal ~ expecting #6
Amyjeans ~ amyjeans ~ expecting #5
Rachel ~ rad ~ expecting #6 ~ It's a boy!
Danica ~ pinuchkin ~ expecting #3
Annette ~ annettemarie ~ expecting #5 and #6 ~ Twin boy and girl!
Adinkra ~ expecting #1
Laura ~ laurata ~ expecting #5 ~ It's a girl!
Jaime ~ wildecat ~ expecting #2 ~ It's a boy!
Anne ~ wholebreath ~ expecting #2 ~ It's a boy!
Chloe ~ ZJmom ~ expecting #2
Jan ~ mamajan ~ expecting #2
Ivette ~ ivette74 ~ expecting #3
Megan ~ ema-adama ~ expecting #2
Jennifer ~ wolfmom ~ expecting #4
Jazzmin ~ expecting #4
Erika ~ DoomaYula ~ expecting #5
Brit ~ brittany.haper ~ expecting #2
Lisa ~ mtnlisa ~ expecting #1
Jamie ~ sweetestday ~ expecting #4
Samantha ~ blankwhitepaper ~ expecting #2
AM ~ IBCLC ~ expecting #12
Connie ~ CSS ~ expecting #4 ~ It's a girl!
Brandy ~ brichole1214 ~ expecting #2 ~ It's a girl!
Abigayle Ferrer de Morais ~ sonrisa ~ expecting #2 ~ It's a girl!
Rachel ~ PrettyHippie ~ expecting #5
Vanessa ~ raspberry.swirl ~ expecting #2 ~ It's a boy!
Multimomma ~ expecting #9
Karen ~ soglad ~ expecting #2 ~ It's a boy!
Melissa ~ NoraFlood ~ expecting #1 ~ It's a boy!
Erin ~ mckittre ~ expecting #2
Lee Ann ~ carolina~mom2be ~ expecting #3
Amanda ~ Turnquia ~ expecting #3 and #4 ~ Twin boy and girl!
Kellie ~ Qbear'smama ~ expecting #2
Amanda ~ nova22 ~ expecting #6
Emily ~ wholewheatchick ~ expecting #1
Michelle ~ ms.shell ~ expecting #3
Cindy ~ cindyleed ~ expecting #2
Sharon ~ Dichotomy ~ expecting #1
Sara ~ SaraCate ~ expecting #3
Jamie ~ JPM ~ expecting #1
Lia ~ Gucci&Granola ~ expecting #1
Sherryl ~ Sherryl ~ expecting #2
Charlie ~ lovesoup ~ expecting #1
Kim ~ kimmom ~ expecting #5
Katheryn ~ nightfall ~ expecting #2 ~ It's a boy!
Cindy ~ *GreenMama* ~ expecting #3
Alisa ~ owlgirl ~ expecting #1
Carrie ~ MyFullHouse ~ expecting #5 ~ It's a boy!
Natalya ~ expecting #2
Melissa ~ MomToEmerson ~ expecting #3 ~ It's a boy!
Childofthemoon ~ expecting #6 ~ It's a girl!
Jeska ~ moonstarfalling ~ expecting #3
Jamie ~ AndysQueen ~ expecting #3 ~ It's a girl!
Kinsey ~ sept04mama ~ expecting #4 ~ It's a boy!
Janet ~ the janet ~ expecting #1
Jeska ~ moonstarfalling ~ expecting #3 ~ It's a boy!
Sarah ~ wish5 ~ expecting #1
Seo Yeon ~ seoyeon ~ expecting #1
Mel ~ northcountrymamma ~ expecting #2
Fairydoula ~ expecting #5
Grace ~ felicitous ~ expecting #1
Jill ~ Owlet Mama ~ expecting #2
Melissa ~ IrishFlutterby ~ expecting #
Sam ~ Sam* ~ expecting #3 ~ It’s a girl!
Sharon ~ stiles' mummy ~ expecting #3
Jessica ~ jwpsgurl ~ expecting #3
Kathymomof5 ~ Kathy ~ expecting #5
Svarupa ~ expecting #1 ~ It’s a surprise!
Jenn ~ JennyT ~ expecting #2 – It’s a surprise!
Smusiak ~ expecting #4
Crystal ~ livinzoo ~ expecting #1
Grace ~ Grazy101 ~ expecting #1
Sedj ~ Climbergirl ~ expecting #2
Jo ~ HopefulJo ~ expecting #1 ~ It's a boy!
Nina ~ Aslmere ~ expecting #5
Lacy ~ Anouk ~ expecting #2 ~ It's a girl!
Rachel ~ rachel7628 ~ expecting #2
Amanda ~ SmtmsAlwys ~ expecting #4
Christine ~ PlunderBunny ~ expecting #2
EDD: December 4th
Family (partner, other children, etc): DH Travis and a bunch of pets - 2 large dogs, 2 fluffy shelter cats, and 3 Bengal cats
Gender preferences/inklings: No preference, but I have an inkling there's a boy in there. It would be awesome if there's a girl, too.
Names you like: Boy - Haven Scott, Girl - Charlotte Rose or Jocelyn Rose, but have a few others we like as well
Birth plans/preferences: would love a homebirth with midwife, but may not be possible in my state, so maybe natural birth in hospital? This is my first, so I don't think I'll be UCing.
Anything else you'd like to share: We are very excited, but I am also scared... We lost one in Nov and have been TTC since July. Hoping this little one sticks!!!
EDD: Nov 27th
Family (partner, other children, etc): Married to a wonderful man for 8 years, Home birthed my children Daughter 7/ Son 4 in the water.
Gender preferences/inklings: It's a BOY!!!
Names you like: Trevor Bear, and Lea Marie
Birth plans/preferences: having a homebirth with midwife, in the water!
We are very excited this was a surprise, but love it! I am looking forward to see my midwives again~
EDD: December 9th
Age: 36 (I'll turn 37 on December 7th)
Family (partner, other children, etc): Married with a daughter who will be 5 in May and a son who just turned 2.
Gender preferences/inklings: Maybe a girl? I'm not at all sure and don't have a preference at the moment.
Birth plans/preferences: homebirth with midwife and doula, probably in the water like last time.
Sarah, mother to Eloïse (5/2005), Lucas (3/2008) and Ilias (7/2011), and due with #4 (March 1, 2014)
EDD: December 3rd
Location: Georgia (soon to be FL!)
Family (partner, other children, etc): DH Brett, DD Lucy (7 months), dogs Savannah and Charleston.
Gender preferences/inklings: No idea! Lucy's gender was a surprise, and we want to be surprised this time, too. With Lucy I was SURE she was a boy, so who knows? I would love little girls so close in age, but DH will be hoping for a boy FOR SURE!
Names you like: Girl- I've been thinking Charlotte, too! I think it goes well with Louisa (same time period), but I also like Adele.
Birth plans/preferences: I had an awesome hospital experience last time- as natural as possible (MW and doula, no iv/CFM/epi or anything). I was def. lucky. This time, since we'll be in a MUCH more homebirth-friendly state, I want a MW-attended homebirth.
Anything else you'd like to share: WOW do I feel a little overwhelmed right now! But I'm starting to move from extremely shocked to excited, which is a very good thing.
EDD: December 7th
Family (partner, other children, etc): DH: Yusuf, Baby#1: Charlotte ("Charlee" for short, 3 years)... sooo excited to have #2 on the way!!!
Gender preferences/inklings: I would be so happy if it was another girl, but I had a dream a week ago that it was a boy (before we even knew we were pregnant), so we're both feeling like this ones a boy... and DH is sooo hoping for a boy!
Names you like: Boy: NO IDEA! My DH is turkish, so we will pick one turkish and one english name... We picked the girl name a while ago "Neyla Jane"... Im just having a hard time finding a male turkish name I like
Birth plans/preferences: My DD was breach and I had to have a c-section... hoping to find a doc who will do a vbac at the very least...
Anything else you'd like to share: We are very excited! My DH was working from home but just got a new job... so, this will be a big transition period for us to not have daddy at home. My 3 year old is already upset and he hasnt started yet... I cant imagine how hard it will be without daddy plus with a little brother or sister taking mommy's attention!
EDD: December 16th
Family (partner, other children, etc): DH Bradley and 2.5 year old daughter, Autumn Jane. We have 2 big dogs and a chihuahua.
Gender preferences/inklings: No preference and no inkling yet.
Birth plans/preferences: Waterbirth at home, just like my 1st
Anything else you'd like to share: DH is really unsure about a 2nd child so I will be coming here for much needed support and just to chat with women experiencing similar changes.
EDD: December 1st
Location: Ontario, Canada
Family (partner, other children, etc): 1st baby to add to our family & 1 fur baby who can't wait to be a big brother
Gender preferences/inklings: No preference.
Names you like: Boy - not sure, Girl - Charlotte, Hilary, Vivian, off the top of my head but this will likely change.
Birth plans/preferences: we're not sure yet... a hospital birth but exploring midwife vs. doctor.
Anything else you'd like to share: 1st baby for us... we are so excited, it's been a long journey TTC for us
EDD: December 11th
Family (partner, other children, etc)- DH, 2 babies at home, 1 baby in Heaven, baby #4 on the way, 1 dog at my feet
Gender preferences/inklings: No preference, no idea. I would say I feel like it's a boy but I've said that everytime and have been right 2 out of 3
Birth plans/preferences: We're high risk since my daughter's stillbirth and will be induced in a hospital but I'll go free of pain meds. I was actually induced with all of my children and have been able to go pain med free and have found them all to be very peaceful births. With my oldest, my water broke on its own but I had to have pitocin to kickstart contractions. With the other two, I was induced from the start.
Other tidbits: I work from home as an oil portrait artist and photographer and we're hoping to move 2.5 hours north soon (house is on the market!) but we'll stay close to here until delivery- I'm very attached to my doctor and hospital!
I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone! Belly pats!!
EDD: December 6th
Age: 42 in May!!
Location: SE Michigan
Family (partner, other children, etc): DH Rick, DS Lucas 7, DS Wyatt4, 2 ancient cats (19 & 21)
Gender preferences/inklings: No preference, I'd love to add a girl to our family, but I am already fluent in "boy"
Names you like: can't even think that far ahead
Birth plans/preferences: midwife birth in a birthing center or hospital
Anything else you'd like to share: I have PCOS, so was unable to conceive either of my boys without meds. I had a surprise pregnancy this time last year and had a miscarriage, so am really anxious this time around. I will breathe a little easier once I make it past 12 weeks. I am being monitored my a RE b/c of my history.
EDD: December 6th
Family (partner, other children, etc): DH Chip, 4 kids--Michael (11), Katie Grace (8), Nicholas (6) and Daniel (turning 3 in April), 2 fish (Ben and Sushi) and 3 little saints in heaven (Mary Elizabeth, Samuel Paul, and Maria Hope)
Gender preferences/inklings: I'd really like one more girl.
Names you like: Boy - ???? Girl - Mary Beatrice, and we'd call her Molly
Birth plans/preferences: Not sure. Due to circumstances explained below, I plan on being carefully monitored by an OB for the first trimester. After that I might switch to a homebirth midwife. We'll see.
Anything else you'd like to share: I'm going to be very quiet here for a bit. We lost a baby in late July, got pregnant right away, and lost another baby in October. I felt very strongly that God was telling me to wait and we would have a baby in our arms at Christmas, and the fact that it seems to be coming true frightens me even more. We lost the babies fairly early-- one at 13 weeks and the other at 7-- so I will be a complete Nervous Nellie for these first few months.
ETA: We just found out-- TWINS!!!
Oh and I'm Melanie, 32, married 6 years...like I said, this is #4. I think it's another girl. Though I love my boys and wouldn't object either way. But it would be great to have 2 and 2!
This baby was a complete surprise. Hoping for another almost-home (long story) out-of-hospital waterbirth!
lovin DH since 1/04, best mom for my 3 boys 10/04, 11/08, 11/10 one girlie (1/07), one 13 wk (10/13) and 5/15 just your average multigenerational living family!!
EDD: December 11th
Family (partner, other children, etc): DH, DS (he turned 2 in Feb), our mad cat and our equally mad, but now ailing golden retriever
Gender preferences/inklings: DH would love a girl, as would I. I dreamed I gave birth to a baby girl.... so who knows last time I dreamed I gave birth to a boy - but I will be happy with a healthy baby
Birth plans/preferences: Homebirth with a midwife. I homebirthed with an OB last time, and would prefer to keep doctors uninvolved, where possible.
Anything else you'd like to share: I am still in shock, and keeping checking the test. The line is not going away. We were not really trying, but not really preventing either. It has been a very intense year for me personally, and I have been very nervous about being pregnant again. At the moment I am vacillating between excitement and anxiety. DH is impressed with our fertility. Both times we had sex with fertile mucus, we conceived.
I am so happy to be here. I really wanted to be part of a DDC from the beginning. I joined in my last one only after the birth.
To a healthy and happy 9 months to everyone here
ETA: Annette, your way for a sticky baby.
EDD: Dec. 5th
Family (partner, other children, etc): Married to Kevin this past October, but we've been together for 3 years. We have a DD 18, DD 9, DS 7, and DS 2
Gender preferences/inklings: I really have no real preference. Our little boy we have together is the most perfect little human so a little buddy for him would be fine, but maybe a little girl so my DH can experience that and the girl clothes always call my name.... we'll see!
Names you like: I can think of a 101 girl names, never any boy names and no matter what I suggest I usually get shot down by DH! I'm leaning toward Ava if it's a girl, but I have a lot of time ahead of me to get bored by that.
Birth plans/preferences: I've had 4 hospital births, all with less than stellar experiences, so I'm really hoping for a homebirth, possibly even in the water if it works out that way. I will do everything I can to stay out of the hospital.
So excited that we are on this journey again. I am always a happy and optimistic person and this has just put me over the happy edge!
EDD: Nov 27th (Our FIRST!)
Age: 30 (31 in May!)
Location: Pittsburgh (it's not PA, it's not WV it's not OH - it's Pittsburgh!)
Family (partner, other children, etc):Married David 02/2010; we have 2 dogs - Layla and Jericho, and 2 cats - Trilla and Troubles. All rescue. Layla is a 100 lb malamute, Jericho is a 100 lb malamute/chow.
Sex preferences/inklings: Don't care! lol. Hubby would like a boy first. Then another boy, then a girl. We will see! We will find out at the earliest point, per Hubby's wishes cause again - doesn't matter to me! lol
Names you like: We throw a lot around. Currently Collin, Brandon, Montgomery for a boy, Emily, Emma, Elizabeth for a girl.
Birth plans/preferences: Hospital due to some high risk issues (past thyroid and vitamin def. , hypoglycemia). However, we have an awesome Woman's hospital that offers hydrotherapy during labor (no water birthing done in Pittsburgh at all!) I am very attached to water for it's calming/emotional healing quality - so I know I want to have hydrotherapy available during labor. My hubby wants to be my advocate, and birthing partner! Also looking at doing that hypnotherapy pregnancy classes as well - as I have had hypnotherapy work for me before!
Each week everything becomes more real! Tomorrow will be the middle of the first Trimester!
EDD: Dec 11th (though if they insist on going by LMP it'll be more like the 8th)
Location: Southern Maryland
Family (partner, other children, etc): DH of 4 years Kevin, DD Chloe 31 mos
Gender preferences/inklings: None yet....would be nice to have a boy but I'd have no idea what to do with one LOL! I'm the oldest of 4 girls and have a daughter...
Names you like: Not there yet. Just got the BFP this morning!
Birth plans/preferences: Most likely in the Birth Center with same Midwife practice I went to for DD. I'd love a homebirth but we're living pretty "out there" on a farm now and DH is really skittish about it.
Anything else you'd like to share: I too am very excited to be in a DDC from the beginning! And also still very nervous, since it's so early....But trying very hard to keep the anxiety at bay and have a calm, joyful pg! DD is still nursing night and day and cosleeping.
Megan, wife to K, mama to C (9/07), (4/10) (11/10)
And our rainbow is here! E 10/11
EDD: dec 1st
Family (partner, other children, etc): married to pierre almost 11 yrs, one 23 month old baby boy.
Gender preferences/inklings: not the slightest inkling. there wd be awesome things about either a boy or a girl: girl: 2x2 household, waaay cuter clothes boy: not having to deal with another head of hair (handling my own is nearly a FTJ), and the two boys thing has its own adorableness.
Names you like: so not thinking about that yet, really, but still like some of the nearly-made-it's from our first: sadat, cymande, hendrix, micheaux
Birth plans/preferences: hospital birth with a midwife, same as our first. i loved our experience!
Anything else you'd like to share: SOOO excited!! these first 12 weeks can't pass quickly enough.
EDD: December 6 (our 6th)
Family (partner, other children, etc): DH Karl, 5 kids: DS Kaelan (9), DD Chandra (6.5), DS Liam (5), DS Lachlan (3.5) and DS Killian (2) plus our dog Artimus.
Gender preferences/inklings: No preference at all. Everyone around us wants a girl, but I'm pretty content with another boy also.
Names you like: No clue right now.
Birth plans/preferences: Tis will be another homebirth. All of my other babies were born at home and it really is the only way I feel comfortable having a baby.
Anything else you'd like to share: Everyone is excited.
Rachel , wifey to best friend Karl ,
SAHM to Kaelan (11) Chandra (9) Liam (7) Lachlan (5) Killian (4),Riordan (1), Baby Boy EDD 11/14. All born at home!
Name: Sobranna (means "friend" in Estonian)
EDD: December 5th (Our #1!!!)
Location: state-o-Washington until June, then Cali
Family (partner, other children, etc): me and DH, who's an engineering student
Gender preferences/inklings: Girl. For a while I wanted a boy, because some of my favorite preschool students were boys, but DH wants a girl, and I cannot keep myself from the darling girl clothes and crafts. That said, of course we would be overjoyed at a boy as well.
Names you like: Hmm. Tons. But another reason I'm hoping it's a girl is that DH loves the name Cedric for a boy, which I don't, but I just can't come up with anything else to counter!
Birth plans/preferences: I really wanted to do a hospital birth with a midwife, but it looks like my insurance only covers OBs in Cali (where we'll deliver).
Anything else you'd like to share: This is going to be VERY interesting. I guess I never doing anything just halfway ... DH has an internship so we are moving June to December, I'm hoping to also get a temporary job for that time frame, and I plan to finish all four sections of the CPA exam before baby comes. I'm starting to freak out. Already. Yeesh.
EDD: Dec 15th (from my calculations it's 41 weeks since it's my first)
Family: DH of nearly 6 years, DS Xander 3.5, DD Lorelei 12 months
Gender preferences: No idea, but happy with either!
Names you like: William Vincent (Liam for short), Winnifred Anne... who knows?
Birth plans/ preferences: At home. Maybe UC if DH approves, if not, maybe midwife.
Anything else: We've been trying for this baby for 5 years and were very surprised to get a BFP!
EDD: December 9
Location: rural wisconsin
Family (partner, other children, etc): me, hubby and 23 month old daughter, and 5 month old german shepherd/black lab mix pup
Gender preferences/inklings: we'd like a boy, only because we already have a girl. the chinese calendar says its a boy?! a baby sister would be very sweet though, too!
Names you like: not sure yet, need some time
Birth plans/preferences: would prefer midwife at the hospital birthing center, which is what we did last time. love the midwife approach, but we needed extra help from doc's due to heavy meconium last time, so a mix of the 2 was great for us. also, we live so far out in the country that in an emergency it would take a long time for any medical help.
Anything else you'd like to share: hoping to be more relaxed this time around, and gain less weight! i am also a modern dancer/acrobat, so i will be trying to really keep up with working out, weights, etc. would love to chat with others about fitness while pregnant, or vegan cooking/nutrition for yourself and family.
Mama to two girls, born 5/08 and 11/10.
For now, I am just lurking...
they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
EDD: December 6th
Family (partner, other children, etc): SAHD DH Doug, DD1 Cora (5), DD2 Marlowe (3)
Gender preferences/inklings: We've gotten so used to saying "the girls" ... not sure how our dynamic would change with a boy, but don't care. Just peeved as heck that I'll be hearing, "still trying for a boy, eh?" comments.
Names you like: Last time, we argued on names until month 8, and never agreed on a boy's name either PG so far! Things on the vague penciled-in list right now are Serafina, Kellan, and Mathilde ... but see? No boy's names yet, again!
Birth plans/preferences: I had a great VBAC with a midwife at a hospital last time. I'm vascillating between repeating, and looking into homebirth. I do remember saying during hospital check in, "if there's ever a #3 it's going to be a f***ing homebirth!!!"
Anything else you'd like to share: Still feeling a bit nervous. My mom had serial miscarriages due to some antibodies, so I'm on aspirin & progesterone preventatively each pregnancy.
EDD: Dec 8
Family: DH soon to be 5 years, DS Evan 2 1/2, Chuck the pug and Jack Jack the cat.
Gender preferences: No idea, but happy with either! Truth, I really would like another boy.
Names you like: who knows. Still trying to adjust to the fact that after trying we finally got a BFP!
Birth plans/ preferences: I would like to do a VBAC with a midwife.
Anything else: Still nursing/cosleeping with DS. We are going to have to get a bigger bed!