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<p>Hi everyone! I just got a BFP tonight (4 days before AF is supposed to arive) and I'm super excited. I have one daughter who is almost 4, and has been bugging for a little sister or brother. This was our first month trying to conceive and I've been having dreams for the past week of getting a pos. pregnancy test. Providing everything goes well with the pregnancy my edd is Feb 16. according LMP. Hope everyone has a healthy nine months ! :)</p>
 

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<p>WooHoo!!  2nd test positive - and the line was a lot darker as well.  Looks like I'm part of the club!</p>
 

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<p>I am now expecting my second child and my EDD is Feb 16th <span><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">  My daughter is only 10 and a half months old and we had been TTC for 3 cycles</span> and then decided to just let things happen and it did  <span><img alt="biggrinbounce.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif"></span>  <span>I had a traumatic hospital birth the first time so we would like a UP/UC</span> this time. I am from Canada, english is not my first language and I'm a bit rusty from not speaking it for a few years, so excuse me if I sound weird sometimes <span><img alt="ROTFLMAO.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>Hello all! Nice to see everyone here already! :)</p>
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<p>I just took a HPT today and got a POSITIVE so by my calculations am due around Feb 6th (although for anyone IRL who asks I will not get any more precise than "early to mid Feb" lol). We've been sloppily TTC pretty much since DS1 was born and he'll be 3 in Aug, so it's a very welcome pregnancy.</p>
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<p>This will be our second child and I desperately want a homebirth but there are very few midwives in the area so it's hard to actually get one. Fingers crossed though, I put in a few calls/emails today and have a lot more friends now involved in the natural birthing community so I'm feeling cautiously optimistic.</p>
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<p>Looking forward to getting to know everyone better!</p>
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<p>Legatia - Salut! Je suis Canadienne aussi, malgre pas francaise mais j'ai fait un echange a Quebec quand j'etais beaucoup plus jeune. Bonne chance et meilleurs souhaits pour votre acouchement! (Votre anglais est excellent!)</p>
 

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<p>Hello ladies, and congratulations to you all!!</p>
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<p>I'm very excited to be here and pregnant!!! I have two DD's ages almost 3 and almost 7, this time around we are really hoping for a boy, (but I would be happy to have three girls too, just don't tell my DH!!).</p>
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<p>I am going to try natural birth this time around and I am inspired by many stories here on mothering to go through with it. I already made an appointment with my midwife and will be seeing her on July 15th. It seems a little late to me, but again, I saw OBGYN with my past two pregnancies so I guess there are going to be many new things for me to experience this time around. I am also debating the idea of cloth diapering which I haven't done before...</p>
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<p>Right now I'm having fun picking names, researching best slings, co-sleepers, etc. since we are military family and due to our many moves cannot keep many of our baby gear, (most of the time it all just passes on to next new mommy).</p>
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<p>Very excited to be in such a great and diverse company and looking forward to sharing!!!</p>
 

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<p>Hi guys,</p>
<p>I got a positive last night and I'm really excited.  This is number two for us, my son is almost 18 months old.  We've been trying to conceive since my first PP period (well, even before, trying to catch the first egg) which has been about seven months.  I'm so happy to be on MDC instead of some of the other baby boards that are around this time.  Looking forward to getting to know you better!</p>
 

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<p>Hi everyone!</p>
<p>I'm due Feb 5th! <span><img alt="joy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif"></span></p>
<p>DH and I went from charting to avoid to whatevering, hoping to get preggers but not sure if we would because we weren't actually trying. I started college last week so we had just decided maybe we should go back to avoiding and waiting, and then we found out we're preggers! We have a daughter who turned 3 in March, so they'll be almost 4 years apart which I'm excited about. I really didn't want them to be more than that.</p>
<p>I'm so incredible excited, but I have some serious worries because my first pregnancy was a nightmare, and I'm doing everything possible to avoid having another bad pregnancy. With my first, I was very sick the whole 9 months, I was on bed rest for much of it, and was almost hospitalized many times because I couldn't hold anything down, including liquids. I actually lost weight till right at the end. And they think I had diabetes of pregnancy, I have blood sugar issues that are worse when I'm pregnant. Oh, and then a year ago I got hit by a drunk driver and seriously hurt my back, I've finally become mostly pain-free from that but I need to do rigorous daily exercise to attempt to stop my problems from getting worse (degenerative disc disease and arthritis). It's pretty weird to be dealing with back issues like that at 25.</p>
<p>However, on a positive note, I'm trying to use my first pregnancy and the accident as motivation to live life fully and very healthfully every day. I walk 4+ miles a day now, I also bike and do yoga, I'm vegetarian and have stopped eating almost all products containing sugar or denatured flour. Basically, I eat tons of fresh fruit and veggies and sometimes grains, sometimes a little dairy but not really. And so far I feel really good. My only symptom so far is I'm really tired, and crave more raw veggies than usual. A little bloated and crampy, but less than I would be for my period which is cool.</p>
<p>That was a long intro, oops. Maybe next time I should give just my due date, lol <span><img alt="biggrinbounce.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif"></span></p>
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<p>Hi ladies!! I am also cautiously dipping my toes in here. :)</p>
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<p>My name is Michele. I have a son who is 21 months, and my husband and I have been trying for a second for the last 3 or 4 months.</p>
<p>For whatever reason, this last period was SO wonky, that I have no idea when I ovulated or when my EDD will be. My last period was May 3rd. For the first time, I was using OPK to double check ovulation. They kept coming up negative, but thank goodness we kept trying anyways. Me cycle is normally 28 or 29 days. So, I started to test last weekend. Negatives all week long, and still no AF either. I should have started last Tuesday. Finally, this weekend, I thought I was maybe seeing a pretend, faint line. On Sunday and Monday, I took a digital test. BFN- both of them. Today, I went and bought more tests, and took one a couple of hours ago. And there it was- BFP!!!! It was a faint line, but not that faint at all.</p>
<p>Now, I just have to figure out a due date. Should I call my midwife and have her check hormone levels? hmmm.... any ideas are welcome.</p>
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<p>My son was born at a birth center, and I believe this one will be a homebirth. Really excited and a little nervous about that, to be honest.</p>
 

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<p>Merci curiouscanadian!</p>
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<p>Welcome to the newcomers :)</p>
 

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<p>We were TTC this past month (first try!) so I made a mothering forum account!  Here I am.  I haven't tested yet, but based on my charts. no AF and symptoms i'm 97% sure i'm pregnant!  AH!     Based on my ovulation/conception date baby's arrival depending on how we calculate it is February 14th Valentines-Day!  (online conception calculator) or February 18th! (From my charts method of calculating.)</p>
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I'm actually looking for a clever way to "officially" tell DH. (He's aware, just haven't told him 100% sure yet until I'm ready to pee on a stick!)   He's a computer geek, so got any ideas?   <br><br>
I have a exactly 3.5 year old daughter, and she is ready for a brother or sister and asks me almost everyday.    I've been preparing for this pregnancy for  a while now and wanted to be in the best health I could, and i'm looking forward to finally implementing all of my preparation into growing a healthy baby!<br><br>
I'm hoping and planning for our first time homebirth!</p>
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<p>Thanks for letting me share!<br><br><br><br>
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<p>Congratulations everyone!  I've been reading your posts all month and am so thrilled to be here and joining you!  I've loved reading your stories and hearing your plans.  I know I'm going to learn so much from you!  Thank you for sharing. </p>
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<p>I got a early BFP yesterday at 9-10dpo and another faint positive this morning.  My EDD is February 18!  So I am pregnant!  (Just had to say it again.  I like that sentence :).    This will be our second child.  DD turned 3 in March and we have been wanting but waiting for several months.  This was our second cycle TTC. </p>
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<p>I'm 35 now and will turn 36 on February 11.  I'm hoping to NOT have the baby on my birthday.  I'm still nursing DD and plan to continue for as long as she wants.</p>
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<p>I had an over-medicalized pregnancy last time that ended in a c-section.  Starting with a misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy at 5 weeks because they did the u/s too early, continuing with misdiagnosed placenta previa that resulted in u/s every month, all the visits and alarms resulted in stress related hypertension (ie: only hypertensive when near my ob) and I ultimately had  a scheduled c-section for a breech baby.  So, my goal for this pregnancy is to be really grounded and self-aware in order to minimize medical interventions.  I'm planning to work with a midwife-hospital based practice to have a VBAC.   But, I'm not planning to even call the midwives office for another few weeks.  I keep reminding myself that there's nothing wrong with me and I don't need medical care right now!</p>
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<p>Oh, and <strong>AdalinesMama</strong>, I cracked up when I read your comment about heartburn.  The same thing happened to me when pregnant with DD.  I was describing this horrible pain I had never had before and my mother was like "that's heartburn".  I was shocked.  I had it the whole time I was pregnant with DD but not since.  I am not looking forward to it's return!</p>
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<p>Hey Ya'll!</p>
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<p>I've been on these forums lurking for quite a while but didn't really hope to be in these exact ones so soon :/ I'm usually in the 'birth professionals' section as I am a CPM. Got married 9 months ago and was hoping to have a couple of years with my love before babies but I'm sure in a couple of weeks I'll be as excited as I am unsure right now! 25yo/w/f. My hubby (I don't have all the forum lingo down!) is in school yet and hoping to begin PA school next year so lifes all up in the air right now!</p>
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<p>Finally got to get back on the computer. My phone wouldn't let me reply on the thread. I'm due 2-4-2012, doing mostly UP/UBAC, minus a couple visits so we can have proff of pregnancy. 7 weeks today!</p>
 

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<p>I was SO sure I wasn't pregnant.  I'm normally a pee-on-a-stick fanatic, but I didn't even bother this month. I wasn't pregnant.  I was really confused as to why AF didn't come friday or yesterday, and then checked how many DPO I was... 12.  12 is really long for me!  So I took a test at midnight and seconds after i pulled it out of the cup, BAM, two VERY dark lines.  I'm the person who has to be a week late before I get a positive test.  I was so shocked!  This is baby #3, pregnancy #6 for us.  Because of my short luteal phase, I have had 3 early chemical pregnancies.  I'm thankfully past that window.</p>
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<p>My DH is a high school teacher (math, science) and a pastor.  We have two daughters that will be 6 (due date is almost on top of her birthday) and almost 4 when the baby comes.  I work at home making waldorf dolls.  We try to forget that we live in California since we thrive in cold gloomy weather, but we love our life.  We both love kids, so while theoretically we've been "done" for some time, we finally admitted we need one more.  :)  I had a chemical pregnancy last month, so that makes 2 pregnancies in the 2 months we've TTC.  I guess I'm a little bit fertile right now! </p>
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<p>This pregnancy: My symptoms are mild.  I have loose muscles and have already pulled a knee while exercising and have to support my belly when I sneeze!  My bbs are the size of melons and I'm starving and a little sleepy, but that's about it.  We're planning a homebirth, hopefully in water since I've always wanted a waterbirth.  We're interviewing a midwife on thursday and I have a really good feeling about her!  Our other two girls were a medicated hospital birth (bleh) and a natural hospital birth with a doula... afterward the hossy staff basically held us prisoner because "there was no one available to check us out" for over 24 hrs.  I was livid, especially sharing a room with another family, and having to send DH home at night, all after saying we'd only be there for a few hours after the birth.  Not happening again.  I want to stay home!  I labored 7 out of 8 hrs at home anyhow.  :)  We are both guessing this baby is a girl.  I don't know why, but we are team green until February!  We've never done that before, but it sounds like great fun to announce in our living room.  <span><img alt="joy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif"></span></p>
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<p>Hi everyone!!!  I guess I'm officially making the transition from the TTC boards to the pregnancy boards, still hard to believe.  Just got my BFP this morning, didn't test until Father's Day so it would be even more special.  We conceived on 6/5, so from what I gather this means I'm due 2/26.  I'm telling everyone "First of March" since it's my first and I'm just assuming he/she will want to cook for a while.  </p>
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<p>This is my first child, hubby's second.  He went through, and was apparently blamed for, a miscarriage in his previous marriage, so he's a bit gun-shy.  The longer we go, the better he'll feel I'm sure.  We're going with a midwife, natural birth, and limited u/s, we're very lucky to have a birthing center near by so hopefully we won't have to even darken the door of a hospital.  :)  </p>
 

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<p>I got my BFP Friday morning and am only just now really getting used to the idea. We were TTC for 2 cycles and this one I wasn't even temping because I'd been sick and we didn't time the BDing very well... Or so I thought. So it was the last thing I was expecting. I did have some symptoms for about a month now, and had been testing every week with cheap tests and shopping last weekend hubby insisted on getting expensive ones. I told him it didn't matter and I still don't think it did since the first one still came back negative, but the last two were positive a week later. I assumed my symptoms were my body getting used to be being off the yucky birth control pills.</p>
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<p>Anyways, last cycle I kept good notes and here's my question. Since I've been having symptoms every since my last "period", and looked at my notes from last cycle, the day before AF showed up I had really sharp pain below and to the right of my belly button and wondered if that could have been ovulation or implantation. Then when AF showed up the next day I figured it was her knocking or  a chemical pregnancy, first cycle off the pill and all. So even though my last "period" was different that before while on the pill, it was still heavier than what I would even remotely call spotting, could I have implanted then? Or maybe O'd and then caught the egg at the last chance? That "period" was only 3.5 days long? Does it take less than 3.5 for an egg to travel to the uterus?</p>
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<p>I couldn't go to the doc Friday cause I live on base, and we had a freak hail storm Thursday night and it knocked out power to medical and off base wouldn't take me without a referal. So I'm trying to decide if I'm 2 weeks along or 4 weeks.</p>
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<p>Also, this is ouu first and I'm quite nervous. He couldn't wait to tell everyone, and I'd much rather have waited a few weeks in case it doesn't stick, but everyone knows now, which doesn't help my nerves.</p>
 

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<p>Hi guys!!!<br>
New to mothering.com:) So happy to be here!!!<br>
I'm Brooke, 24 soon to be 25 married to my bestfriend and we have two boys a 4 year old and a 13month old!!!:)))<br>
Due somewhere around the 8th-11th area. This was our first cycle trying for #3! I'm so so shocked it happened so soon!!<br>
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<p>Hi pregnant mamas!</p>
<p>My name is Violet and I just gathered the courage to post on this thread after reading it for the past week.</p>
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<p> I am six weeks along, due Feb 13th.  This is my second baby.  I have a six year old girl. I conceived this time after trying for just two months.  I had the IUD, mirena, and it came out in march.  It came out with a ob tampon.  I had been thinking of having it removed, but wanted to wait until the school year was over.  I am a teacher and wanted to not be teaching while pregnant if I decided to have another baby.</p>
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<p> Everything has been amazing this time around.  I know it's early but I think this pregnancy will be different.  I was super sick with my daughter.  I started throwing up three weeks after conception and didn't stop throwing up for six months!  I lost almost 20 lbs in the first two trimesters.  I had a lot of stress in my life through that pregnancy.  I wonder now about the connection between the negative energy in my life and the affect it had on my physical self during that pregnancy.  </p>
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<p>I'm very happy to have found this thread on mothering.  I don't have any close girlfriends who are pregnant.  The friends I made during my first pregnancy have already had their second babies.  Two of my closest friends haven't been able to conceive a second baby. This has been heartbreaking.  I would like to know how other pregnant mamas have talked to friends who aren't getting pregnant.   I also haven't broad casted my pregnancy.  A few people at the school I worked at knew.  Some of the mom's just guessed right away!  (I worked at a coop preschool where I spent lots of time with other mothers.)  </p>
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<p>Also- I would love feedback on hair dye and coffee.  Are any of you still dying your hair?   How much coffee are you all drinking?  </p>
 

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<p>I don't want to jinx myself by posting here, but...</p>
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<p>Yesterday I had an appointment with my midwife and confirmed that I am pregnant.  I have known for a week, but it was reassuring to hear her reassurance.  From my calculations, I will be due toward the end of February, the 24th or so.  Since I ovulated late, my LMP gives me a different due date so I will be getting an u/s to date the pregnancy in 2 weeks.  She also wants to check for twins since I took Femara (like Clomid, but totally better).</p>
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<p>I am married and we have a son who will be 4 when the baby is born.  I never wanted that big of an age gap, but circumstances and life had other plans.  I had a hospital birth with my son and am planning on a water birth in a birthing center for this one. </p>
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<p>On top of being exhausted, I am having some guilty feelings.  My son still nurses 1x at night and we co-sleep.  Since my son was an 'only' for so long, I am worried sick on how he is going to handle having to share his mommy!  </p>
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<p>I am so happy to be here with all of you other February 2012 Mommas!</p>
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