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Joining you!

I got my BFP on Saturday and the lines keep getting darker, so I think this is the real deal!
I am tentatively due on April 19th, and my first OB visit is on Monday. I'm a little scared that they won't see anything on the u/s that early, but I'm happy to have a proactive OB anyway.

I have a three and a half year old little boy who insists his name is "Batben". We suffered a miscarriage before him, and he was actually a giant surprise - I found out I was pregnant when I was six months along! I'd actually just run a half marathon and been the matron of honor in my BFF's wedding the weekend before. It was the sweetest surprise ever. Batben was born with a midwife in a birthing cabin in Tennessee. She has since retired and we are still deciding if we want to go that route with this baby. I wanted to see an OB for medical visits either way, since I like interventions like ultrasounds and beta testing to soothe my worried mama brain!

Batben insists that he is getting a baby sister and refuses to admit there is even another option. His best buddy from preschool got a baby sister about six months ago, and he really ramped up the begging then. We'd been TTC for a year and a half with no luck before our BFP.

Nice to "meet" you all and I am psyched to get to know more about you on this journey!

Alissa_Sal's picture
Joined: 06/29/06
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Congrats and welcome!!! Hahahaha about Batben, what a character! I also have a Batboy (although he just wants to be called Batman.) My four year old is obsessed with Batman. Smile Anyway, looking forward to getting to know you, and congrats again on your pregnancy!

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Joined: 04/19/11
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Haha, how funny that he prefers Batben. Welcome and congrats! I hope Batben gets his little sister!

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Congrats and welcome!!!!
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tori729's picture
Joined: 07/23/07
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Wow what a great intro! You didn't happen to deliver at Ina May's cabin did you?!?! That would be super awesome!!!! I didn't know she was retired but it makes sense.
Anyway, lol about "Batben", that's cute and really creative. Funny that he wants a sister so badly. Smile I can't wait to tell my kids, they are so much older now than when I was pregnant w/ my second so they will understand way more. So fun!

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Congrats and Welcome!!!

Joined: 08/15/12
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"tori729" wrote:

You didn't happen to deliver at Ina May's cabin did you?!?! That would be super awesome!!!!

Sadly no, but I really wanted to! DH thought it was a little too far to drive (and he was probably right, in hindsight). Ina May is definitely not retired, I saw her speak at an event here last week.

Midwife-attended homebirth is still illegal in Alabama, but it's not in Tennessee, 15 minutes from our front door. We drove to a midwife right across the state line last time. There are some under-the-radar MWs we are considering to do a homebirth in spite of the law, but it's risky if you need a hospital transfer and it's quite expensive - at least $3k, when a hospital delivery with our insurance is a whopping $250. It's a lot to think about.

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Joined: 09/30/11
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Congrats! My daughter said she wanted a sister before we were trying and when we told her I was preggers she changed her mind and said she wanted a brother and that is what she got! I think kids some how "know" Can't wait to tell her about this pregnancy as she has been begging for another baby since we had him in May.

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I love that he likes to be called Batben! MY DS thinks he IS Batman!
Congrats on your pregnancy!

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Joined: 07/03/10
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Awww Batben! Smile My 3yr always tells me he is really Spider Man! Boys are too funny! Congrats and Welcome!

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Sadly no, but I really wanted to! DH thought it was a little too far to drive (and he was probably right, in hindsight). Ina May is definitely not retired, I saw her speak at an event here last week.

Midwife-attended homebirth is still illegal in Alabama, but it's not in Tennessee, 15 minutes from our front door. We drove to a midwife right across the state line last time. There are some under-the-radar MWs we are considering to do a homebirth in spite of the law, but it's risky if you need a hospital transfer and it's quite expensive - at least $3k, when a hospital delivery with our insurance is a whopping $250. It's a lot to think about.

Coolish, I'd love to see her speak! Yeah, they do some under the radar things here too so I know how it can be. I think it's illegal here to have a VBAC at home but I know someone who hired someone from another state to do one for her. Wink I would probably do something like that too if I had to but fortunately I'm not in that position right now.

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Joined: 04/30/11
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Nice to meet you! Your son sounds like quite the character! Your EDD is very close to mine, April 18th, looking forward to getting to know you!

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