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Hi Mama's!<br>
How are your pregnancies going? I hope all is well and I am busy sending stickies to all of you out there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust">:<br><br>
First post on this forum so I'll tell you all a lil' about myself.<br><br>
My name is Katie. I'm married and live in Oregon. I'm 22, and just had Darlene less then four monthes ago. We really thought she was our miracle and that was the end of our luck with TTC.<br>
Surprise!<br>
Dharma Alivia or D A (boy) is due (according to the sketchy due dates my MW and I could come up with) around July 3rd.<br>
I'll have a 10 month old and a newborn.<br><br>
WOW. I feel overwhelmed with one. I'm planning on tincturing the placenta to ward off PPD and other things beings the births will be so close together.<br><br>
Doing the at home water birth again, and looking forward to it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Well, I hope I get to stay with you wonderful ladies. We couldn't hear the HB at the last appt. (Sunday) which makes me think the worst, or that I'm not as far along as we think.<br><br>
Either way.... I'm sending stickies to myself too!<br><br>
So, please introduce yourself to me if you will. Tell me what your symptoms are, about yourself, etc.<br><br>
I look forward to hearing from you all!!<br><br>
Love,<br>
Katie
 

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Hi Katie, Wow Congratulations! I can see why you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed.<br><br>
My name is Selissa, I am Happily married and have a lovely 22 month old son named Lucien. we are still nursing well and i am hoping that this holds out for as long as possible...Ideally my milk won't dry up at all but we wil see.<br><br>
lets see i am 12 weeks pregnant today (don'torry i'll take another pic later on today) and unfortuanly my ms seems to be kicking back in. which, mind you, doesnt' seem entirely fair. but i shall prevail and anyway..we get another little squiggly out of the deal so it will be worth it in the end.<br><br><br>
ooh edited to add that i am havigna home birth with a laymidwife...and probably a water birth again this time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
factoid- i really wish i could affoed fiteds for the new baby to conrain bf poops. but i won't be able to affrd them and am coming to terms with that.<br><br>
factoid #2 my typing is horrid..and even worse when i am naking
 

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Wow, you'll certainly have your work cut out for you. We're planning a water birth too, although mine will be at a hospital. I am 35, live just outside Baltimore and have one little boy (3 yo). I had one loss just previous to this one in April so I am quite thankful to be here. Although I have to say I am a little apprehensive about this pg at times. The last one was pretty tramatic. Everything looks good so far though. I had a u/s Monday and saw the hb and tiny arms and legs forming. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I should add that they couldn't find the hb with me either a week ago and my midwife said it was more difficult with me because my uterus tilts backwards. I don't know if this is the case with you or not.<br><br>
As for symptoms I am moody, moody, moody. Every once in a while a little nauseous, but that's not bad.<br><br>
Can I ask how you know this one is a boy already?<br><br>
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You are one busy blessed lady! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My name is Sarah. I live in Seattle, WA and I have a 17 month old DD and I am due with #2 on July 7th although the doc said the 4th today.<br><br>
I work PT as a graphic designer for a small college and I am married. We have a dog...Bob.<br><br><br>
I have had horrible all day sickness. Mostly nausea I have only gotten sick a handfull of times thankfully. Although this week my nausea is starting to subside from the all day. Hopefully that will continue.<br><br>
I just started showing over the weekend all of a sudden totally strange and seemingly early but my OB wasn't surprised.
 

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I'm Erika, mom to 3 yo Hannah. Married to Shawn for 3 1/2 years. I had Hannah in hospital with an epidural that didn't work, strapped down to a bed with an IV sstuck in my arm for 34 hours. soooo not fun.<br><br>
We are planning a home waterbirth with this one and are sooooooo excited. We're due July 16th.<br><br>
Welcome and congrats!!
 

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Hi Selissa, Meredith, Sarah and Erika <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
So pretty much all of us are having waterbirths! How cool is that.<br><br>
Oh and Meredith, I don't know what I'm having :LOL Dharma Alivia (girl name) or D A (boy's initials) will be here sometime in July. We are doing the fathers initials custom. I like the name Deidritch for a boy but Dwayne likes the name Datsun (after his car). Umm, I'm hoping for a girl!!!! lol<br><br>
Are you all going to be SAHM after this baby is born?<br>
I will be. Dwayne is unemployed and getting his second degree right now. Hopefully we will be okay come July. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I just went and spent way too much money (gift certificates) at Target on Darlene. I bought her a Jumperoo. she loves to jump so much! She got in it and we played and played and she jumped and giggled. Almost the happiest I've ever seen her!<br><br>
I have a cat named Fido. I had a nother cat named Little Bob. Bob, its such a wonderfully diverse name!<br><br>
Well, Darlene is wanting fed-- so nice to meet you gals!<br><br>
& thanks for making me feel better about the heartbeat Mer.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br>
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Hi, my name is Brandi and I'm 25 years old. This baby will be baby #3. We have 2 dd's, Ainsley who is 3, and Bethie who is 14 months. We are an Air Force family and live in Hawaii right now. We will be moving almost directly after having the baby, that should be fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief">
 

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Congrats, Katie (and all the rest of you, too!) !<br><br>
I am just turned 36, due July 25th, happily married mom to DD #1 who was 3 in August. DD's birth in Chicago was pretty great, considering I had to be induced -- I still had my MW, a tub labor, and no meds, in hospital. But now we're in a LA with new lame insurance, and it looks like this will be a regular OB in a regular, non tubbing hospital. I'm not even sure if I can get the OB I want, as they are dropping my group, so I'm kinda stressed about that, and hoping for a loop hole. Still, I switched providers 3x with DD and all went well, so, well, here's hoping for a positive outcome! I'm trying to keep being a SAHM and recently picked up some night work at home doing transcription.<br><br>
I've had some friends with bad mc luck lately, too, so I'm really keeping my fingers crossed and praying this little peanut sticks!<br><br>
Looking forward to getting to know you...
 

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Hi, All!<br><br>
I'm Beverly, 31 years old, happily married SAHM to two great kids and expecting #3 in July. I grew up in Idaho, but I've lived in Sweden for the past four years (my husband is Swedish). So far I don't really "feel" pregnant, apart from some very occasional queasiness and being exhausted all the time. My first MW appointment is next Wednesday (the 22nd), so we'll see what she has to say then!
 

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Hi everyone --<br><br>
I'm going to jump back and forth between this and the August board, since, depending who you ask, I'm due either July 30, 31, August 1, or August 2. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
I'm Debi, mommy to spunky sweet smart daughter Ronni, age 2.5, and wife to a wonderful supportive sensitive sexy husband. I work full time, but telecommute two days a week, which is great. I hope after this babe arrives to go down to part time, and just not work on those two days I normally telecommute.<br><br>
So far, I feel like crud! I'm just all-over yucky feeling, queasy, constipated, achy, restless, blech. I hope this all eases over the course of the next couple of months, because it stinks! I don't remember being this miserable with my first pregnancy. I keep thinking maybe this is a boy, since there's that old story about if your symptoms are really different the second time, it's the opposite gender from the first time. What do you all think?<br><br>
Anyway, congrats to everyone!!!
 

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hi ladies,<br><br>
My name is Ange, I am 34 years old.<br><br>
I am about 8 weeks pregnant, EDD is 28 July. This will be our first child (and first grandchild on my side).<br><br>
So far I have not suffered from MS, just some slight queasiness once in a while (I could be very lucky, or I could just be a late starter).<br><br>
I've cried, no sobbed, a few times for slight reasons which normally don't bother me and afterwards I feel so silly.<br><br>
I've been suffering terribly from extreme fatigue and I have to take naps on the weekends.<br><br>
I'm very bloated (I have a evident belly) and I don't really fit into my "normal" clothes any more. I am now wearing skirts partially unzipped.<br><br>
At times I feel dull muscle aches around my belly and lower back (I am assuming this is growing pains).<br><br>
However the most agonising pregnancy symptom so far are the uncomfortable and immensely tender breasts. Have had to resort to wearing crop tops to sleep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Any one else in the same boat?<br><br>
At the end of the day, these are all pregnancy symptoms and I'm happy to have them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Almost 10 weeks pregnant with number three. I am feeling pretty good I am just more worried with this pregnancy than with any other. I took some muscle relaxers for about a week a few weeks into my pregnancy because I was desperate to help my back pain (it feels alot better now, I don't know if it is the pregnancy hormones or the accupuncture but my back feels great). A pharmacist I work with laughed at me for being so worried about it, admitting she would obsess too, but said it was perfectly safe and would have no effect on my baby but still I worry. I haven't heard the heartbeat yet so I wonder if I'm really pregnant and if I am pregnant I worry so much that something might be wrong with my baby, if not from the drugs then just genetics or something due to my age. I have been so lucky, totally healthy pregnancies and kids and our whole family is so healthy I think we have been too lucky, that statistically we are due for some disaster. Isn't that terrible? I need to find a way to put my mind at ease. At first I didn't want an ultrasound but now I think that I'll get one just to put my mind at ease that the baby is normally formed so I can relax a bit. I am sure that me worrying so much is probably worse for it than an ultrasound.<br><br>
Otherwise I feel great, this will be homebirth #2, one of the midwives from my last birth will attend this one. It is illegal in our state right now and I don't want her to get in trouble so I'm not sure if I should start pretending to the people at work this will be a hospital birth. I work in the NICU and very closely with L&D and there is alot of crap going on right now with the whole homebirth thing and there are some nurse practitioners at work who are working in oposition to me on this midwife practice act that is in the works, they know who I am and that I had my last one at home and I don't want anyone turning my MW in for practicing medicine without a licence. They sent out cease and desist letters months back (my MW didn't get one because she is keeping low profile and they don't know her) and while there is a hold on them right now, if the bill doesn't pass they will start making arrests. Anyway, makes it hard to talk about it at work with people I work with being in oposition to the bill and I already get heat for homebirthing and for supporting it. Blech!
 

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I'm Michelle and I live in Wisconsin with my husband and our four, soon to be five, children. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
All four of our children thus far have been born at the same small-town hospital with the same doctor. (Well, #3 was born so quickly doc didn't make it until 5 minutes after.) My husband might get transferred the first of July, so we'd be moving "at the eleventh hour". Although we hope for the move, I'm not thrilled at the thought of finding a new doc/hospital within 2 weeks of the birth. Though I birth in the hospital because of a cardiac condition, all four have been natural births without intervention or induction.<br><br>
I breastfeed and our youngest is still frequently nursing at 17 mos of age.<br><br>
My symptoms thus far have been extreme all-day "morning" sickness. 1.5 weeks ago I had to go to outpatient for iv's. That seemed to help because even though I've battled nausea daily I haven't been physically sick for over a week. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Hi Brandi, Pom, Michelle, Kimberly, Ange, Beverly and Debi.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br>
Thanks so much for introducing yourselves!<br><br>
Brandi: Congrats on baby number 3! Do you feel a bit overwhelmed, where are you moving too? I was in hawaii last December. On Oahu visiting family out in Waianae (sp). I had a wonderful time. :smile<br>
babys crying, I'll write nore later
 

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Yes, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. We were going to actively start using birth control and lo and behold, I was pregnant. It was such a surprise because with the girls we had to really try for over a year to get pregnant with each of them. So, to be unexpectedly pregnant was not something that I thought would happen. We live on Oahu as well, on Hickam AFB. We don't know where we will be moving too, all we know is our time here is up in Sept. We were planning on taking a month of leave before we have to report to our next station, so that will push it to August which will be just a couple of weeks after baby is born, if it comes on time. We're hoping to move back to Missouri, that's where all our family is.<br><br>
Well, I'm sure you didn't expect a novel for a response, huh<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Hi everyone,<br><br>
My name is Lisa, I'm 32 and we have lived in Canada the last 1+ year (moved for my husband's job at the University -- it's been very interesting being Americans abroad, esp. with all the election and war news -- but that's topic for another day, I suppose).<br><br>
I am about 11 weeks along (although I'm not exactly sure -- my periods were really short and we thought it would take a while to get pg this time because of short luteal phase, so we were trying but not expecting anything. And lo and behold...) I think my due date is around July 8 or so. I'm just hoping by the end of July <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Anyway -- we have a beautiful 2.5 year old DS and I also teach PT at the university. We had a wonderful midwife attended hospital birth in Penna. with our DS. Apparently, though, midwives are not allowed to deliver in hospitals in our province. I am open to the idea of a homebirth (esp. 2nd time around) but my husband is just not comfortable with the idea at all. For now, we're seeing a very laid-back OB and I have the name of a good homebirth midwife (who also works as a doula) who we hope to meet with in early Jan.<br><br>
I've had SUCH a rough time with this pregnancy -- I wasn't sick at all with my son, but I have thrown up every night since Nov. 11 (it got so bad, one night I started throwing up blood. Who knew that could happen? Apparently, I have several small tears in the esophogus from so much vomiting. Ugh). It seems to be getting a *little* better this week, but has still been so very, very hard.<br><br>
Sorry to ramble on so much. It's nice to meet you all and thanks in advance for good advice, commiserating, laughs and compassion.<br><br>
-- Lisa<br>
(I have to figure out how to do a signature tag one of these days.) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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I'm Crescent, and so far I'm the oldest July mom at 41 years old. I have a 16 year old son at home now, and tried to get pregnant for about a year. Now it looks like I am likely to be having multiples (probably due to the fertility drugs I took). I really want a baby girl, so if it's multiple, I keep saying "Please, please, at least one girl in there."<br><br>
I had a midwife and home birth with my son all those years ago and had planned on having a home birth again. Now that it looks like a multiple birth, I'm not sure whether that's possible or not. And I'm TERRIFIED of the hospital experience (the way most of our culture is terrified of homebirths).<br><br>
I have a midwife right now, but I am going to need a sonogram to tell whether and how many babies I am carrying. The height of my fundus was 15 cm. at 10 weeks and it should have been only 10 cm. so we'll see what happens.<br><br>
Congratulations to everyone on this list!!!<br><br>
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Hi! I'm Valérie, 34yo (35 in January), pregnant with #3. DD is almost 14, DS is 7... looks like I work in cycle :LOL This little one is due July 25th but as there is a Full Moon on the 21th... we'll see <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I have an appointement with a midwife January 14th where she will tell me if I fit the requierments to give birth at the Maison de Naissances - if not, I will have to find a doctor and give birth in the hospital <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> After a c-section (DD was breech and I was in a "high-tech" hospital) and a VBAC with a doula, I'm ready for a new environment <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> (would do this at home but DH is not comfortable with this idea - but I have so many dreams about non-assisted since last summer that I will prepare an homebirth kit just in case <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )<br><br>
I don't remember being so sick... except when I had my MC before DS... this little one doesn't want me to forget i'm pregnant! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Oh, and I'm really tired but I CAN'T sleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/crap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crap"> Don't know what I could do or take to help... My "good night" tea is not OK when pregnant <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake">
 

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Hi. I'm Rachel. I am 28 and this is my second pregnancy (m/c 9/04). So far things are going well. I am just over 8 weeks and completely grateful to have morning sickness, tender breasts, fatigue and irritability! How crazy is that?! With pregnancy #1 I never felt anything and with this pregnancy they found a progesterone deficiency. So, either the supplementation makes me sick, or this is what my body feels like pregnant. In either case, I'll take it!<br><br>
I am a graduate student, hoping to finish my degree before I give birth. But writing is really difficult when all I do is log on to Mothering.com instead of working <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I have had a few bleeding scares, but both times ultrasounds showed a strong heartbeat, so I am just assuming that things are fine.<br><br>
It is nice to meet all of you and I am looking forward to hearing about all your trials and joys and the pregnancies progress!
 

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I'm Cassidy, haven't posted here in a while due to pregnancy sickness but I started coming back to life at about 10 weeks and am feeling SO much better. I'm 24, in Indiana, this is my second pregnancy - I have a 15 mo son who will be a few months away from two when the new one is born. I have a "due date" of July 9; I'll be happy with any time in July <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. We are planning a homebirth VBAC. I have an appt today with an OB who I hope I might be able to work out some sort of backup arrangement with, but I'm not confident and I'm not sure I want what they have to offer anyway. We'll see. Looking forward to keeping up with you all through the journey <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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