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Here are some questions to get us started, answer whatever you are comfortable with:

1. How old are you?
2. Where are you from?
3. Family members (significant other, spouse, other children, furbabies...)
4. What is your due date?
5. What are you most excited about?
6. What are you least excited about?
7. Hobbies?
 

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1: I'm 28 :)
2: Atlantic Canada
3: There's me, SO, and our 1.5 year old (June 2015)
4: November 19, but I'm likely to be induced earlier if my ICP returns
5: I don't know yet! Seeing my little guy be a big brother will be interesting
6: Having to be away from my little guy for birth, we've never spent more than a couple of hours apart
7: No big hobbies honestly. I collect cloth diapers, and nerdy stuff :)


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@NaturallyKait Oh gosh! Fingers crossed you don't get ICP again.

1. I'm 32
2. We live in the South Eastern US
3. I'm married to a great guy and have one daughter who will be three when the new one arrives.
4. Due date is Nov. 16th. I went two weeks past due with my daughter, though, so I will try not to focus on due dates too much.
5. I think I am most looking forward to having a new baby to babywear (and an excuse to restash my stock of wraps and carriers...)
6. Definetly. not looking forward to the nausea. I didn't really ever get sick last go round but I was pretty much just laying in bed for about 6 weeks straight to keep it that way. (I hate vomitting more than anything.)
7. Hobbies: I knit, go for walks, play with my daughter and I like to read and play video games. (Although haven't played much since my little was born.)
 

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@valerievalira We'll see! I'm hoping for no ICP but chances are it'll happen again.


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Here are some questions to get us started, answer whatever you are comfortable with:
1. 34
2. Suburb of Los Angeles
3. Husband, 8 year-old son, and 2 year-old daughter
4. 10/30 or 11/3 depending on which method you use :)
5. Most excited about birthing in a birthing center for the first time and for keeping gender a secret until the birth
6. I'm least excited about finishing school while pregnant and then studying for the CPA with a newborn :(
7. I love singing, Bikram yoga, photography, and interior decorating. Hoping to stay physically active during this pregnancy as much as possible. :thumb
 

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1. How old are you?
40!

2. Where are you from?
The Pacific Northwest

3. Family members (significant other, spouse, other children, furbabies...)
Husband, 5 awesome children and a spoiled Shih Tzu that we call our "cat dog" because she's so teeny.

4. What is your due date?
11/21 by LMP, 11/23 by ovulation

5. What are you most excited about?
A baby! We have been trying a while.

6. What are you least excited about?
Morning sickness, bad sciatic pain, and the reactions from people (mostly our parents/family).

7. Hobbies?
Not many because I'm too tired, but I love to knit. I am a midwife assistant and doula for the love of it outside of my full time day job and being a parent when I'm not working.
 

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I'm 29.
I live near Detroit Mi.
I'm due 11/14 with baby #3.
My pregnancy became Rh sensitized during last pregnancy, so I'll have to have the MATERNITY 21 test to see what this baby's blood type is. I'm hoping for a rh- baby so this pregnancy isn't high risk and I can have another home birth.
Im excited to tell our family about this baby--planning something special after the MATERNITY 21 test.
 

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@MrsGale are you going to dind out the gender too, or keep it under wraps?
@BirthFree: I love to knit too! I don't want to jinx it and get started on any baby projects for a few more weeks- but I am super excited to have a squish to knit for again- baby projects are super fast and fun. Are you knitting any or planning to for this baby?
 

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@valerievalira, I have been trying to get pregnant a while so I have made some baby knits in the meantime... I will definitely start some things if I get past 14w...

And I usually don't find out the gender but I'm pretty sure we will this time.

How about you?
 

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I'm not sure if we will find out gender. My husband wants to, I would rather be surprised.

At the same time, I'm 100% sure my next child will be a girl. My sisters, my mother and I did this crystal dowsing thing over the holidays- just playing around. And it told me two girls and that has just kinda stuck in my head since then. It felt right.

So I kinda feel like I already know, lol. And I may cave and let my husband find out. We are planning on having a home birth so we will be getting at least one ultrasound just to make sure all organs are where they are suppose to be.

Does anyone else have strong feelings one way or the other on gender?
 

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My husband has wanted to know all of the kids' genders and I never have gone for that, but I think this is a girl - however we are starting over so it would be nice to plan and purchase accordingly. And he really didn't want to have more babies but changed his mind, for my sake.

We also do homebirth and will do an anatomy scan (but I am going to do one at 6w to check for heartbeat also, though I'm not an ultrasound person normally).

That would sure be cool to know if the crystal is true, that would be awesome!
 

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We didn't find out last time. I'm undecided this time. I'll let my SO decide likely.


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Hey everyone!! I found out I was pregnant before I was even four weeks along, super excited. We will find out the gender at our 20 week (and only) ultrasound. I will be happy either way but I'm not gonna lie, I would love a little girl. I have Factor V Leiden and also had a LEEP procedure done in October so I am keeping my fingers crossed for no complications or loss from that...

1. How old are you? 32
2. Where are you from? New England
3. Family members (significant other, spouse, other children, furbabies...) SO and two boys who will be 9 and 6 when this one comes along.
4. What is your due date? Nov 15th by DOC or the 17th by LMP
5. What are you most excited about? newborn gurgles!!
6. What are you least excited about? telling friends and family ("You want ANOTHER baby!?")
7. Hobbies? we have a small farm and homeschool
 

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Welcome @farmmama3 This may sound creepy- but I just love your life! Ever since I was little I wanted to be a farm wife. There was this documentary on PBS about it and I was just in awe. But then I grew up and realized I had a bit of an adveraion to getting my hands dirty (a sensory issue- I mentally know the dirt can and will wash off- But my body freaks out...) and decided to go a different route. But anyway- I'm facinated by women who have the pluck to do it.

What do yu farm?

And- if you don't mind answering- my kiddos will be three years apart like your boys: what do you think about that age gap? Any advise?
 

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Haha, it's a ton of work but a good life. We grow plants and veggies and have chickens a duck and a goose. :) My boys age gap has its pluses and minuses. Overall they spend so much time playing together imaginatively and they always have each other so I wouldn't change it for the world, but it is loud and sometimes they get carried away with the couch forts. :wink:
 

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Hello I'm going to join to group. I found out I was pregnant yesterday afternoon. Completely shocked. Not sure how I feel.

1. I'm 37.
2. I'm from the midwest part of the US.
3. Family members include my husband, 42, DD1 age 13, DD2 age 8, DD3, age 2. My two year old will have just turned three in the beginning of November when this little arrives. We have two dogs and a cat.
4. Due date is November 21.
5. I'm not excited right now, I'm shocked. I can't believe I'm writing here, it feels unreal. I'm excited in the hope I may have a son!! But, seeing as we have three girls, we'll, I'm history will repeat.
6. Least excited to get up and nurse through the night. My youngest is still nursing, but she has stopped during the night in mid-January, and I love sleeping through the night again. (Ha! As I write this, she's nursing at 1:40 am. But I promise, she really sleeps, through the night.) Not looking forward to the nauseous lasting as long as it lasts for me. But this is a baby, so I'll stop complaining.
6. Hobbies? Read above, I have three kids. They are my hobby.
 

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@ hippie mama 79 I have 5 kids, first three boys, a girl and another boy. History doesn't always repeat. We nearly share a due date. Best wishes!
 

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Hey mamas 🤗

I'm completely bamboozled to be joining this group. Hubby and I have three kiddos, boys are 9&7 and our daughter is 15 months. We were planning on being done. Surprise! I literally was cleaning the bathroom on Monday and ran across a pregnancy test. I was going to throw it out. I decided, just for fun, to take the test. It was positive. And I've taken 5 more since and they're increasingly positive.

I can't remember for the life of me my LMP, but I'm thinking it was 2/19-2/23. So I'll be due end of November. My midwife appt is 4/14 and I'll be have a dating ultrasound to hone in on a date.

We live in the Midwest. I work in a hospice house where I hold space for the dying. I also am the founder at mulberryandgrace.com and have a self-care coaching practice. In my free time (ha!) I run and do yoga. I'm currently training for a marathon, but am soooo queasy during runs I don't know how I'll continue. My race is in 4 weeks! Will play the next week by ear and then decide how to proceed.

Excited to get to know everyone!!
 

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Here are some questions to get us started, answer whatever you are comfortable with:
1. How old are you?
I'm 38.
2. Where are you from?
A small town in Indiana.
3. Family members (significant other, spouse, other children, furbabies...)
Husband, 4 kids, 2 cats
4. What is your due date?
November 29, though I tend to go "late".
5. What are you most excited about?
Another baby!
6. What are you least excited about?
**gulp** Another baby! LOL
7. Hobbies?
No time, really.
 
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