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Hi, I thought we could start a thread to introduce ourselves to the expecting club.<br><br>
I'm Drew, 29 years old, on my second pregnancy, but no babies yet. I had a miscarriage at 10 weeks in December and am very happy we didn't have to wait too long to get on with the business of baby-making.<br><br>
My DH and I own a remodeling company on the East coast. I am planning a homebirth with a midwife, and plan on baby-wearing, exclusively breastfeeding, co-sleeping or using a side-car, and taking my baby to work.<br><br>
We couldn't have hoped for a better due date, because January - March is our slow season. I hope this one sticks so we can really enjoy the early days with a nice, long babymoon.<br><br>
Welcome to you ladies too!
 

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Jess....due with baby number 2, we UC, BF, BW, No-vax, CD and are very happy to be having this little babe!
 

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Hi! I'm Ashley, I'm 23, this is my 2nd pregnancy, 1st baby. I too had a miscarriage in December, though it was at 4w4d. So, if I make it two more days, I'll already be more pregnant than I was before! I'm a homebirther, going to breastfeed for a good long time (CLW?), cloth diaper, homeschool, delayed and selective vaxing, and co-sleep.<br><br>
I am so psyched, and am just praying that Squishy sticks.
 

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Jen - 28 tomorrow :0), pg with my second. I have PCOS and tried for 16 months to get pg. Am currently offering up many <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying">: for a viable pregnancy. I ovulated late in this cycle and my progesterone was lower (at 14.3) so the RE is having me supplement with Prometrium. I have an u/s on 5/14. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: that everything is ok and we see a heartbeat (I wouldn't normally agree to an u/s - and am not really planning on having any more - but am unusually nervous about things this time around. RE wants one and I agreed).<br><br>
I'm going to have an HBAC as long as my PCOS and any related issues don't risk me out. I gave up breastfeeding due to the stress and pressure I was under last time. I plan on CLW this next time around. We CD and will homeschool/cosleep.<br><br>
Lots of <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sticky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sticky"> vibes all around!
 

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Hi ladies! I'm Tiffany, I'm 22, this is my second pregnancy but will (hopefully) be my first kiddo. I had a MC at 9 weeks last July after bleeding for almost a month. This time I feel like I'm in a much better place. Plus, we aren't telling any nonsupporting parties until we are into the second trimester. Hopefully that reduces the stress this time around.<br><br>
We're planning a HB. We also plan to CD, co-sleep, no-vax, BF and home school.<br><br>
Congrats and happy baby-making to all of you!
 

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Hi Mamas, I'm a 30 yr old WOHM and this is my third PG (I have a lovely 23 mo. old dd, before her had one mc at 5wks). I'm also cautiously optimistic about this PG, hoping it will remain viable. My EDD is 13/01/2008, a couple of weeks before my 31st b-day! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I have learned that the healthiest thing for me and my family is to be flexible about parenting (so I'm not going to sum up my behaviours and beliefs in a nice little sentence or two -- though we practice a lot of AP stuff just 'cuz it feels right)!<br><br>
Congrats to all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug">
 

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Hi everyone! I'm 32, a SAHM to a 4 year old daughter named Ruby. I'm still nursing Ru and am hoping that she decides to be done during this pregnancy. We are also planning our first homebirth and I really hope that it works out, I had high blood pressure during my pregnancy with Ru, so I'm hoping that stays under control. Looking forward to hanging out here for the next 8 months!
 

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Here! I'm Amy, 31, due with #3 (4th pgcy) around Jan 5-7. I had a m/c in Oct so cautiously optomistic here. The line was nice and dark last night though so it already looks better than last time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm a sahm/wahm to two beautful boys. I'd love another boy, the idea of a girl scares me, lol. But I'm sure I'd be happy with either.
 

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<br> I have learned that the healthiest thing for me and my family is to be flexible about parenting (so I'm not going to sum up my behaviours and beliefs in a nice little sentence or two -- though we practice a lot of AP stuff just 'cuz it feels right)!<br> [/QUOTE said:
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I agree with that!<br><br>
Hi all! My name is Rachel. I have a 3-year-old dd who will turn four a couple of weeks after she becomes a big sister. We live with her father (my dp), two cats and six walking sticks. I'm thrilled to add another member to our family.<br><br>
I look forward to being pregnant with everyone here and wish us all healthy pregnancies and amazing births.
 

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I am Amanda. I noticed a lot of people have gone through a m/c here, so have I. We will be great comforts to one another. I m/c in november at 10 weeks, baby only made it to between 8-9 weeks. I am very scared but am diving into this with a positive attitude.<br><br>
I plan on breast feeding, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, and loving that little bundle the best that I can.
 

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I think I'm here. I had three <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"> last week, one digital, and then three days of bleeding. Temps stayed high and I'm still testing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"> so I'm considering the possibility that it wasn't a complete miscarriage.
 

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im so glad to hear that helen! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust">
 

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Helen, I hope your little bean sticks.<br><br>
I too had some weird bleeding this cycle. I usually get ovulation pain, and the morning after my O pain I started my "period." I'm guessing I just had some heavy ovulation bleeding because the bean's there, I have the HPTs and the morning sickness to prove it. So, hopefully everything goes well for you.
 

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I got my BFP today....I am 33, and a mommy of DS (3) and DS (1), this will be #3. I am a little overwhelmed right now at the thought of the last 2 so close together...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I"m not sure how far along I am b/c I cant remember when my lmp was, I'm guessing March 26th--so I may be about 4 wks, maybe more. Not sure yet if I'm actually due in late Dec or early Jan--I have been a week early with each of my sons, so I may not be in this DDC..
 

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Hi ladies! I'm really glad to be here. I'll be 29 later this month and got my BFP this monday. It's pregnancy #2 and we are so thrilled (although we weren't trying). Dd was a suprise honeymoon baby so we really don't know how to plan for these things <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> . She's just turned 3 and still night nursing so we'll see how that goes.<br>
Looking forward to the next 40 weeks!!!<br>
Hope everyone is feeling well.
 

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Congrats everyone! I just got a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"> today. I've been sick with a cold/ear infection for the whole last week and I just started antibiotics today....not exactly how I wanted to start this pregnancy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: but I'm hopeful that everything is still ok and this one will stick! I'm 27, DH is 29 and this will be our first, aside from my furry kid (Mastiff/American Staffordshire Terrier mix).
 

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Hi January Mamas! Congratulations to everyone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm 29 and this is our first. I got my BFP last night. If all goes well (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: ) I'm due around 1/10/2008. Here's to sticky babies and healthy moms!!
 

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I got my <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"> a few days ago, and I'm very excited. We have been practising for 8 months, and after it took only 3 months to conceive our ds, I was getting a little frustrated.<br><br>
I'm 23, my dh will be 41 this month, and our ds turns 2 this month. We share our home with four furbabies. My edd is 1/7/08.
 

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Hi <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
I just took a test yesterday to confirm and sure enough....I'm pregnant <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><br>
This is my third pregnancy and child. My Dd is almost 5 and Ds is 2 1/2. We were not really trying, but had planned to start ttc soon. We had wanted to time it so my husband would finish paramedic school before the birth, but it's not really a big deal. I think I'm due the first week of January <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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I'm here now!!! I'm 39 years old (will be 40 in October), pregnant with #4!! It still hasn't really sunk in, even though I have already been to my doc and had it confirmed...<br><br>
This is my fifth pregnancy, and I have been trying for 22 months (since my last child turned 2)... cervical position was my friend! Got pregnant the third month I checked the positions!<br><br>
Congrats to all, looking forward to getting to know you!
 
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