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Okay folks, the list is here! If you want to be added, just post in bold with your name and due date.<br><br><span style="color:#008000;"><b>Queer and Pregnant</b></span><br><br><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>May 2008</b></span><br>
Thismama, due 5/2008<br>
mamastotwo (Liz & Janet), twins(!) due 5/2008<br>
MsJodi (Jodi, DP Maureen), due 5/2/2008<br>
TheGirls (Angela & Kelly), due 5/8/2008<br>
rightkindofme (Krissy), due 5/25/08<br><br><span><b>June 2008</b></span><br>
kk (DP Annie, Baby Daddy Rob), due 6/23/2008<br>
MollyKenzie (DP Kari), twins(!) due late June<br><br><span style="color:#FFFF00;"><b>July 2008</b></span><br>
Mamimapster, due 7/15/2008<br><br><span><b>August 2008</b></span><br>
Solejean (Peggy, DP Lydia), due 8/1/2008<br>
AngelaM (Angela), due 8/4/2008<br><br><span style="color:#800080;"><b>September 2008</b></span><br>
Scalpel (Jess, DP Darcie), due 9/4/2008<br>
Cookie, due 9/14/2008<br>
Venustx, due 9/23/2008 - oh my god it's triplets!!<br>
Roxie, due 9/27/08<br>
baby_baby_mommy, due 9/29/2008<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>October 2008</b></span><br>
TryingMammas, due 10/2008<br>
Becca, due 10/16/08<br>
HeddyBee, due 10/19/2008<br><br><span><b>November 2008</b></span><br>
Melissa and Susan - due 11/21/08<br>
Cartesia - due 11/27/2008<br><br><span style="color:#FFA500;"><b>December 2008</b></span><br>
Deah, due 12/4/2008<br>
JenInMpls (DP Jo), due 12/8/2008<br>
MujerMamaMismo, due 12/14/2008<br>
Simcon, due 12/20/2008<br><br><span><b>January 2009</b></span><br>
2happymamas - Jill & Kerri, due 1/3/2009<br><br><span style="color:#008080;"><b>February 2009</b></span><br>
Starling and Diesel, due 2/14/2009<br><br><span><b>March 2009</b></span><br>
Pigirl, due 3/8/2009<br>
Erica12009, due 3/8/2009<br>
Pranava 3/14/2008<br>
Giggleblue 3/14/2009<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>April 2009</b></span><br>
MamaCaveBear<br><br><span><b>May 2009</b></span><br>
Lemurmommies, Due 05/01/2009<br><br><span style="color:#000080;"><b>Graduates!!! Yeeeahaaa!!</b></span><br>
NZmumof2 (Anna, DP Leah), Florence born 1/23/2008<br>
Jentina (Jen & Sarah), Ellis Thomas born 2/20/2008<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><span><b>Recovering from Losses, to Rejoin Us Soon</b></span> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><br>
Jen<br>
travelgirlz<br>
Snoopy13 (JD)
 

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If any information needs to be changed, just let me know. This is going to be quite the experiment -- I have never been thread keeper for anything. I suppose it's about time to learn, huh?
 

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I'll be your guinea pig ... can we be added to the list? We're due February 14th ( ... everyone say "awwwwww").
 

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I find it interesting that I keep getting the same question from people, "are you tired of being pregnant yet?" I don't get it - they act like being pregnant is a disease. Perhaps I have just been lucky - no morning sickness and I still move around pretty well. I actually love being pregnant and feeling my son squirm and move. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: Anyone else getting that question? And how do you respond?
 

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Dude, I didn't realize there was a queer and pregnant thread! (Hi again, 2happymamas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">.) <b>Sign me up, please! We're due March 8th.</b>
 

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Welcome pigirl! Congratulations too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers">: This thread doesn't have quite the same amount of traffic as the TTC thread but we're not adverse to change <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Hey ladies. I check in often to see how you all are doing...and can't wait till you all start popping out some little babies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
2HM...looks like I'm still on the list for December. Could you take me off please?
 

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Hi and congrats to all of you! Hope each of you is enjoying a happy and healthy pregnancy, wherever you are in the process.<br><br>
I posted this question to the TTC thread, but thought I might also get some answers from TTC veterans:<br><br>
My DP may be out of the country when it comes time for us to inseminate (@ home with fresh KD sperm). Have any of you done this solo? Did you use a syringe or a cervical cap? I thought I might try the cervical cap, but it seems like it might be hard to, um, insert and remove.<br><br>
Thoughts? Advice?
 

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I have made the changes to here.<br><br>
Pigirl....I was totally reading your username as " Pig Girl" until you posted your BFP. Silly, huh?<br><br>
Jen....I moved you. Sorry about that. I can't wait for you to get your ass back here with us on this thread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Ellie....Unfortunately, I do not have any personal experience with doing an insem by myself. But I wish you the absolute best of luck!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Pigirl....I was totally reading your username as " Pig Girl" until you posted your BFP. Silly, huh?</div>
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I think that's probably the more reasonable way to read it, actually. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I memorized the first couple hundred digits of pi in college, and got the nickname pi girl, but the pigs, they are more commonly discussed than the pi.<br><br>
And I posted this in my DDC, but I want to post it here too: We had our first doctor's appt this week (I was 4w 4d) and it wasn't what I expected at all. They had me come in to confirm the pregnancy I guess, but they didn't do a blood test; it was just another pee in a cup thing. No hcg numbers, no progesterone numbers. Is that normal? I was expecting a pap, and some quantitative results. They did draw blood for a rubella titer, my blood type, etc. Anyone have any input? My next appt is for 8w 4d.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">And I posted this in my DDC, but I want to post it here too: We had our first doctor's appt this week (I was 4w 4d) and it wasn't what I expected at all. They had me come in to confirm the pregnancy I guess, but they didn't do a blood test; it was just another pee in a cup thing. No hcg numbers, no progesterone numbers. Is that normal? I was expecting a pap, and some quantitative results. They did draw blood for a rubella titer, my blood type, etc. Anyone have any input? My next appt is for 8w 4d.<br><br>
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Yup, this is what happened at my first doctor's appointment. Man, I wanted that beta test and all those pretty numbers! But no, they just had me pee in a cup. As if I hadn't done that at home! I think that if you've been seeing an RE for medicalized inseminations, it's much more common for them to do the blood work, etc. Regular family practice and non-fertility specialists don't seem to do them. I was a nervous wreck about it all, but in the end, I realized that there wasn't a whole lot I could do, regardless of what the numbers might have revealed. I'm sorry, I know this isn't super helpful. The first couple months suck- lots of stress and waiting. But man, I remember the first day I heard baby's heartbeat on the Doppler (9weeks, 2days), and realized that there really was going to be a baby. Amazing.<br><br>
And as for me, I'm just hanging out, trying to get my apartment, life, etc., ready for baby. I'll be 36 weeks on Monday, which is crazy. I can't believe the end is almost here! Or actually, I guess, the beginning!<br><br>
My one piece of bummer news is that I tested positive for Group B Strep, which means that my midwife is recommending an IV of penicillin during labor. I'm not really psyched about this, for many reasons. Various studies have shown that only treating high-risk women (early labor, fever, lapse of time between water breaking and labor, etc.) yields the same results as treating everyone, but if I refuse the antibiotics they'll make me stay in the hospital for two extra days to observe baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Anyway, I'm still figuring out what to do, and really, really, really wishing that I were having a homebirth. I *really* don't want to deliver in the hospital, let alone hang out there for days after. Ah, if only I hadn't blown all my money on getting knocked up...<br><br>
Gotta run, more later, and I'm thinking good labor wishes for KK!
 

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pigirl, that is totally normal. I only had the beta and progesterone tests done at my RE's office, not the OB.<br><br>
And the first couple <i>hundred</i> digits? WOW!
 

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I'm glad to have made it here! Due March 8th...please add me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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still hoping to hear some big news from kk!<br><br>
*wave*
 

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Thanks, folks. We'd been doing IUIs in the OB's office, but they're just regular OBs, not REs. I guess that explains it. I am, as you can tell, a numbers person, and would have liked some nice quantitative results. Ah, well.<br><br>
In the OMG department-- my boobs have been so sore, yesterday I went out to buy a new more supportive bra. Two drastic changes: 1) my favorite brand no longer makes anything in my (larger) size, 2) I'm a #%! DD now, up from a C. I think a DDD would have fit better, but I'm a small band size and so couldn't find any. DDD!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
 

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pigirl - you might find something <a href="http://www.barenecessities.com/search.asp?search=Nursing+Bras&mode=1&msg=Maternity+and+Nursing+Bras" target="_blank">here</a>?<br><br>
Small band size = 28 or so?<br><br>
I'd tell you about Bravo Bras but they're local, and I don't think that they have a web site. There's a company that always advertises in the back of Mothering magazine, but I can't remember - oh! yes! it's <a href="http://www.decentexposures.com/" target="_blank">decent exposures</a>.<br><br>
Good luck, send some breast-growing vibes my way...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">pigirl - you might find something <a href="http://www.barenecessities.com/search.asp?search=Nursing+Bras&mode=1&msg=Maternity+and+Nursing+Bras" target="_blank">here</a>?</div>
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Holy crud-- they have the size I need! Thank you! I'm looking for (gasp) 34 DDD. Try finding that in Target. My sister, who's about my size, went up to a G cup when she was nursing. I've never been small-chested, but this is getting ridiculous. Esp. because they're too sore for any real *fun* with them, you know?<br><br>
I was, for the record, too shy to post this in my DDC.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">In the OMG department-- my boobs have been so sore, yesterday I went out to buy a new more supportive bra. Two drastic changes: 1) my favorite brand no longer makes anything in my (larger) size, 2) I'm a #%! DD now, up from a C. I think a DDD would have fit better, but I'm a small band size and so couldn't find any. DDD!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!</div>
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My boobs are like balloons. The first 8 weeks of pregnancy they were freaking enourmous, then they deflated back to their regular (D cup) size and they're now on their way back up again. I think it's got to do with all the weight I lost in the first trimester - but whatever it is, I'd like them to make up their mind so that I can find myself a bra or two that actually fits for 2 days in a row!
 

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pigirl - I've got a good tipster... a friend of ours is a 36J and can only wear custom, cantilevered bras. No kidding - cantilevered. They cost $60 apiece. Prior to her being able to buy custom bras, she bought retail and she KNOWS where to find 'em!
 

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My one piece of bummer news is that I tested positive for Group B Strep, which means that my midwife is recommending an IV of penicillin during labor. I'm not really psyched about this, for many reasons. Various studies have shown that only treating high-risk women (early labor, fever, lapse of time between water breaking and labor, etc.) yields the same results as treating everyone, but if I refuse the antibiotics they'll make me stay in the hospital for two extra days to observe baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Anyway, I'm still figuring out what to do, and really, really, really wishing that I were having a homebirth. I *really* don't want to deliver in the hospital, let alone hang out there for days after. Ah, if only I hadn't blown all my money on getting knocked up...<br><br>
Gotta run, more later, and I'm thinking good labor wishes for KK!</div>
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Have you had a poke around MDC? There's lots of mums with GBS success stories - women who have gone hard on a diet/vitamin/probiotics and something else (???) regime and retested negative prior to labour. It's worth a try methinks.<br>
Can't believe you are so close!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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