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*** January 2011 Spaces! ***

[COLOR=Red][/COLOR][COLOR=Navy]**January 2011 Spaces[COLOR=Navy]*[COLOR=Navy]*[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR][COLOR=Red][/COLOR]

Welcome to January 2011 and Congratulations to you all! Smile

Please reserve your spot here AFTER you get your BFP.

Spaces are reserved for sharing...
1. Something brief about yourself
2. Info about your appointments
3. Pics of your BFP, your growing belly, ultrasounds, nursery shots, etc.
4. Additional pregnancy tickers
5. Anything else you want to share related to your pregnancy (please keep as brief as possible).

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* This is a NO COMMENTS thread. Please post your newest belly pictures to the general threads for comments.

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I tried so hard to keep this little bean, but it just wasn't meant to be... Always wanted, always loved, always missed...

4/29 - B(faint)P
4/30 - BFP
5/2 - Started pink spotting (thought it was implantation)
5/4 - Bright red bleeding, told nurse I think m/c. Bleeding stopped, never needed more than panty liner
5/5 - Ultrasound shows no sac (too early) but thick lining. First beta drawn - 81
5/7 - 2nd beta - 127 (57% increase) and more bright red blood. Doctor suspects ectopic, but maybe still normal.
5/11 - 3rd beta - 649. More than doubling every 48 hours. Praying for a healthy bean (IN my uterus!!)
5/13 - U/S shows a gestational sac with yolk sac forming IN MY UTERUS!! 4th beta drawn
5/14 - The doctor himself called and said the most beautiful words I've ever heard... "There is nothing to show that this is anything other than a very early, normal, intrauterine pregnancy." He didn't give me the exact number of my 4th beta, but said the numbers were MORE than doubling. Please let this bean stick!
5/26 - I lost the bean. I wanted this little one so badly, but part of me knew in my heart from the beginning that it just was not meant to be. I hoped and prayed and tried everything in my power to make the bean stick, but in the end he or she was meant to be my angel. :angel10: Lost at 7 weeks 1 day, never forgotten...

July 2, 2010 - BFP! DH and I decided to TTC again before I ever got my AF after the m/c. Believe it or not, we caught the egg!! Hoping and praying for a sticky bean this time around.
EDD: March 15, 2011 Biggrin

Baby boy Calvin Michael was born on February 28, 2011 at 7:39pm. He weighed 6lb 8oz and was 18 inches long. He is just perfect. I'll never understand the reasons for the loss of my January bean, but it was all part off the journey to meeting this beautiful little boy, and has given me a brand new appreciation for both of my healthy babies.

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Steph's Spot for Baby #3

I've been feeling like someone was missing in our family...just didn't think that little person would be on their way so soon!


The Current Family (from Dec 09)

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Bravado Bras at Nurtured Family


Aug 11 Anatomy Scan:

Erin and Connor are getting a baby BROTHER!!!!

Belly Shots


19 May - meet with a midwife for general stuffs

28 May - First U/S We have a heartbeat!!! Biggrin

25 June - (12wks 3days) +2lbs, BP 120/70, HR in the 150's

30 July - (17wks 3days) +5lbs (avg 1lb a week since last check) BP 118/70 HR 150's-160's

3 Sept - (22wks 3days) +3lbs, BP 120/68 HR once again in the 150's. DD got to join me for this appt!! :woohoo:

8 Oct - (27wks 3days) +8lbs :eek: GD test came back great!!

5 Nov - (31wks 3days) +3lbs BP 110/70. Another nice appointment with DD tagging along.

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We are blessed!

Hello! I’m Laura, married to Steven since May 27, 2006. I’m a kindergarten teacher and DH is an IT nerd. We have been TTC for 14 months. This baby is an unexpected answered prayer! We had a RE appointment in June, but God had other plans! And we're so grateful He did!

Well we told my parents Friday night. I got my new camera on Thursday night, so I took lots of pictures of my cats. (I had nothing else to take pictures of!) And 1 or 2 of my positive pregnancy test! So I showed my parents all the cool pictures I've taken with my brand new camera, and then my popped up! My Mom burst out crying. and my Dad was confused why I took a picture of a test... then he FINALLY got it! (Come to find out, back in their day they didn't have HPTs, they had to go to the doctor for blood work!) It was amazing!

I told my Mamaw Friday night too. I asked her if she wanted to go out to eat with us to celebrate. And she wanted to know what we were celebrating! And I said, "Our baby!" She cried then said, "God just wanted you to have a Texas baby!" Hilarious!

Saturday I went to out to eat with Mamaw, my Mom, my sister, my great aunt and my cousin. I told my cousin and great aunt that Steven got me my camera for MOTHER'S DAY! They were confused... and I just grinned. And then they cried.

Steven's family found out on Saturday night... well technically it was Sunday morning, cause his Mom didn't get off of work until 11pm, so we didn't talk with them until MIDNIGHT. (It was hard staying up that late!) At first Steven's mom was the only one in the room, so Steven told her to go get his Dad outta bed. So she did. (He came in with his tighty whities on. :eek:) When they were both there Steven said, "Hey, you see this nice camera I got Laura for Mother's Day?"... that's all it took. His Mom had tears streaming down her face and his Dad said, "Well, that's awesome news!" and kept grinning a goofy smile. It was PRICELESS!

[LEFT] 5/05: Blood work - HCG: 1,457.1 ; Progesterone: 14.4
6/03: First ultrasound and OB appointment! Met our doctor for the first time & we love her!
6/16: Checked heart rate with the doppler. 168bpm. Smile My blood pressure was a bit high at first, but my doctor checked it again after we heard the heartbeat and it had gone down a bit.
06/30: NT Scan: Blood pressure was good! Whew! Our baby was very active and seeing her again was wonderful!
07/07: OB Appointment: My blood pressure was normal! Whew! Got my H1N1 flu shot & had my yearly exam done.
08/09: Big U/S and OB Appointment: It's a girl! Smile Baby was measuring 18w, 6d and I'm 18w, 2d. So she's growing strong!
09/08: OB Appointment: BP was good! I'm 22w, 4d and my fundal height was 26! :eek: If I'm still measuring ahead next appointment, I'll get an ultrasound!
10/07: OB Appointment & Glucose Test: Measuring 27 weeks. Passed my GD test! Smile
10/19: OB Appointment: Boring appointment! Everything is going well! BP is still good!
11/1: OB Appointment: Regular boring appointment. Measured 32.5 cm in my fundal height, but Dr. P isn't changing my due date!
11/18: OB Appointment: BP was good! Weight gain was minimal! Claire is head down! I measured right on track with my due date!
11/29: U/S and OB Appointment: Baby Claire is 5lbs and is growing healthy and strong! My BP and weight were normal and I was able to talk to Dr. P about quite a bit. She noted my anxiety about day care after my maternity leave ends.
12/14: OB Appointment: Baby Claire is head down and I'm 50% effaced! She's at -3 station and is engaged in my pelvis! I gained 6lbs since my last appointment, but Dr. P isn't concerned seeing as I've been swelling. She thinks it's quite a bit of water weight.
12/21: OB Appointment: I'm 80% effaced and a fingertip dilated. She's at -3 or -2 station. I've been contracting quite a bit. If I'm dilated more next appointment we'll discuss induction.
12/29: OB Appointment: I'm 1cm dilated and 80% effaced! Scheduled induction for 1-1-11!


[LEFT]4 weeks: Started waking up in the night to use the bathroom. Also started getting VERY hungry!
5 weeks: I am bloated thanks to my progesterone supplements. My "ladies" are super sore too! Nausea is not cool. :confused:
6 weeks: I am exhausted, but when to get up to use the bathroom, I have a hard time falling back asleep! I received IV fluids this week due to dehydration. I've been miserable. People at work are commenting how I look like I don't feel good.
7 weeks: I am starting to get my appetite back. Taco Bell was my first pregnancy craving!
8 weeks: Nausea seems to be getting better! We moved to Texas! Biggrin
9 weeks: Bought a Belly Band! First ultrasound at 8w 4d; heart rate @ 172bpm.
10 weeks: Bought some maternity clothes from Target!
11 weeks: Had two dreams that this baby is a boy. And 1 dream that this baby is a girl.
12 weeks: I've been really tired this week. Maybe it's because I had to wake up early 2 days in a row. Boo!
13 weeks: NT Scan! Smile We saw our baby for about an hour this afternoon. She was kicking away!
14 weeks: Yearly exam. Scheduled our BIG ultrasound! Hopefully she's still a girl!
15 weeks: Hello aching hips! My hips are sore! :confused:
16 weeks: I've feel more and more movement. Not obvious kicks, just feels like a fish is swimming around. DH felt her move!
17 weeks: Movement is more obvious.
18 weeks: I have over-done it trying to get my classroom ready. My hips are hurting to the point that I cry. Ouch!
19 weeks: "Grams" (my Mom) felt Claire move!
20 weeks: My first shower got scheduled for October 23rd!
21 weeks: Registered @ Babies R Us & Target! So much fun!
22 weeks: 2nd shower got scheduled for November 13th!
23 weeks: 3rd shower was scheduled for November! Received my breast pump (free from insurance) in the mail!
24 weeks: Claire has been quite active this week! I was relaxing in the tub and I could see the water moving from her strong kicks. Smile
25 weeks: Claire has continued to be very active. We can see my belly move and shake with each kick.
26 weeks: Received the invitation to my first baby shower! So excited!
27 weeks: Started noticing some swelling in my hands.
28 weeks: Steven saw Claire moving. He described it as if an alien were going to come out. ROFL
29 weeks: I had my first baby shower! Claire is so spoiled already!
30 weeks: Claire went to her first Ranger game! It just happened to be game 4 of the World Series! I held up a sign that said "Future Ranger Fan!" and made it on the big screen! Smile
31 weeks: We saw Claire via 3d/4d ultrasound! It was amazing to see her precious little face. Oh! And my "ladies" are working already! Lol
32 weeks: Had my 2nd baby shower with friends in Arkansas! Claire has found my ribs. And I saw her foot poking out the side of my stomach! Smile
33 weeks: My "ladies" are continue to prepare for Claire. DH and I had our 2nd childbirth class! We're getting so excited!
34 weeks: I'm starting to feel more pressure from Claire's head.
35 weeks: I experienced "cankles" for the first time. I was on my feet way too much on Thursday. I haven't dealt with swelling since!
36 weeks: I'm starting to feel like Claire has dropped some.
37 weeks: I've been experiencing swelling. And some contractions with pressure.
38 weeks: Contractions hurt.
39 weeks: Induced! Smile

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17 weeks

20 weeks 4 days

24 weeks

34 weeks

12/29/10 BPP and FINAL OB appt. 38 wks
12/30/10 C-Section at 7:45 a.m. Yahoo

This has been such a long journey for us to bet pregnant. I have 2 children from my 1st marriage (12 yr old son and 9 yr old daughter). My DH and I will be married 6 years in Aug 2010 and have been TTC since the day we were married. We have had several early m/c's and they only reason the Dr's could give us was my Thyroid was very high- that has been under coltrol the last few years and we still have had a hard time TTC.

Sept 2009 we got a BFP and were feeling on top of the world! At about 9 weeks I started bleeding and had a u/s that found a Placental Hemorrhage. I was put on bed rest and told it may heal itself. Things seemed to be going ok for the next few weeks- we had a home heart monitor and his rate was always in the 150-160's. 3 days after christmas I took the HB in the a.m. and it was normal and took it again in the afternoon and could not find it, I tried for a few hours and nothing. We went to the hospital and the u/s showed no movement of the baby, he had passed! Since he was so developed (I was 15 1/2 weeks) they could not do a D &C had to get out in labor and deliver him- once he was delivered the cord was around his little body several times- he had a cord accident. It was the hardest day of my life! I miss him SO much!

Praying this WILL be a happy ending and this baby will be healthy, happy and in our arm Jan 2011[/COLOR]

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No pics for me, as my computer doesn't play nice with the pregnancy.org site (sigh).

I'm Harper. DH and I have been together for eight years. We're from California, but living in Israel right now while DH finishes his MBA. We have a wonderful, handsome little boy named Ezra. He's my little snowpea from Jan 2009!

Just like with Ezra, I got my bfp for mother's day (although this one is a few hours early for that). Using my lmp, my due date should be somewhere in the vicinity of 1/9/11! Which puts me at five weeks preggo. This is my fourth pregnancy (m/c 2/08 and 2/10). Looks like February is NOT my month, but April IS!

HH9M to everyone!

7/15--first ultrasound. Everything looks good!
10/22--doppler a few days ago, hb sounded great! Baby is moving well too. I'm actually carrying this one lower than Ezra, which I didn't think was physically possible :), which causes me some discomfort when the LO kicks/hits in the downward direction. I felt hiccups this evening just above my pubic bone!

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Hello my name is Laurie and I have been married 10yrs. I have 2 DD, 7 and 2 yrs. This is #3, unexpected, but welcomed. We wanted to wait a while longer, but God had bigger plans.

I am excited to find others in the same condition :rolleyes: Right now, very ill and tired.

Due Jan. 10, 2011

First US June 1, 2010

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Posts: 1
Johnson Baby #3

Hubby and I have a 7 yr old and 2.5 yr old and this would be our 3rd baby together. I also have a 17 yr old and 15 yr old from my 1st marriage. I am 40 and hubby will be 38 in Aug. Our EDD is 1/8/2011.

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Posts: 229

About Us
My name is Nicole and I've been married to Mark since September 1, 2007. We met in 2005 at a poker tournament and been together ever since! I'm in a PhD program and currently working on my dissertation. We've been trying to figure out the best time to have a baby and came to the conclusion that it was the perfect time to "sneak" one in. I went off the pill in February and got BFPs on 5/1 and 5/2.


5/3: Saw my regular doctor and got confirmation
5/28: First OB appointment. We even got to see a heartbeat (140ish)!
Here is the u/s from the appointment!

First Ultrasound!

6/25: 2nd OB appointment. It went fabulous! We got to hear the heartbeat (150)!

7/23: 3rd OB appointment. It went well! I only gained a pound (2 pounds overall) and we got to hear the heartbeat. It was strong at 140!

8/6: Perinatal Assessment (2D, 3D, and 4D U/S!). The doctor said everything looked fantastic. Of course the little one is stubborn already--we had to wait a long time before the baby would turn over so the doctor could examine the heart. It was really amazing to see the baby on screen! We also found out the gender--we're so excited. It's a girl! Here are some pics:

Basic face profile:

At the end of the appoint, the doctor laughed, and brought up the screen again to tell us that everything definitely is okay as she was giving us the thumb's up!

Belly Pics
[COLOR=DarkGreen]10 Weeks[/COLOR]

15 Weeks, 4 Days

Other Info
This is our first pregnancy and we're so excited, but nervous, too. There is a ton of info out there! We told my parents and sister on Mother's Day, DH's family in early June, and our closer friends the second week of June. Everyone is so excited! It's been a long time since we've had a baby on my side of the family!

Estimated Due Date: 1/8/2011 (doc pushed it ahead to 1/10/11)

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I'm Sandra (25), DH is Rob (30). We have been TTC since december '09 and was told I have PCOS. DH also had been diagnosed with low morphology (3%). I had two non-ovulating cycles and ovulated this cycle, and here we are, pregnant!!

5/14/2010: Beta: 46
5/17/2010: Beta: 282
6/4/2010: Ultrasound
7/20/2010: First midwife appointment!

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Holding my Space:)

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Mandy's Space

I'm Mandy (28) and DH Carl (30) and I are excited to celebrate our 6th anniversary on June 5th with the surprise that baby #2 is on the way. We weren't planning on trying for another six months so this pregnancy is unexpected but definitely not unwanted. DS Jack will be 2 in October. I love him to death but he is extremely active and it makes me a little nervous about having two kids in the house. I work mostly from home where I run two small real estate and development companies. DH is a manager for a retail pharmacy.

Big Dates:
BFP May 16th
First Appointment June 21st

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Lisa's Space

[/INDENT]Hello! I'm Lisa (31), DH, Ben (32). We have been married for 10 years. This is pg #5 for us. I have PCOS and don't really get to "plan" my pregnancies--we're just very grateful when they happen! However, this is when I would have "planned" to be pg again. We are very excited! I told DH I was pg by giving him a grocery list to pick up after work the next day--it had all sorts of baby items on there--with several labeled "newborn size" since we still have a "baby". Our 4 other children are DD Cami (9), DD Jenna (6), DS Hayden (4), DD Dallie (1).
[/INDENT]I got my BFP on May 5. My EDD is January 10.

[/INDENT] [SIZE=2][COLOR=Black]is January 14, 2011
confirmed on 8-27, as baby is measuring right on

[/INDENT]My first dr. appointment and ultrasound are scheduled for June 2, 2 pm. I am so excited!!!
  • appointment went well. We had our first ultrasound--I was so nervous! I just wanted everything to be perfect! We did see the heartbeat, but the baby was measuring smaller than it should have been according to the first day of my last period (apr 4), so the due date was moved back by four days.

My second appointment is scheduled for June 29.

  • must have gone well!

I've been slacking on updating my space, so I'm back today to try and update a little better! My big u/s is tomorrow, August 27 at 11 am. My past few appointments have gone well. I gained 5 lbs one month (I think that was June 29), and I didn't look at the next appt. I guess I'll find out how much I've gained over vacation tomorrow...but hopefully not too much! YIKES!

  • IT'S A GIRL!!! She is measuring right on with my due date and all looks well! She flexed for us and wiggled a lot, but didn't roll at all during the ultrasound.

I had an appointment on Oct 19--the glucose test--YUCK!!! I REALLY dislike drinking that stuff! This time it gave me a headache and I got the WORSE heartburn! I didn't feel the greatest for a few days afterward either...kinda weird. I had a good conversation with the doctor. I was asking about Braxton-Hicks--and telling him that I've been having them almost constantly--so obnoxious! But it's normal, which I expected, especially since this is #5! I also brought up my slight concerns about some spotting I've been having--as long as it doesn't take on the characteristics of a period, it's fine. I know I asked about something else, too, but I can't remember what it was. I am measuring a little ahead--at first the nurse said I was measuring 36! I kinda panicked for a minute! But dr. M helped her and they came up with 28 or 29 cm (I can't remember now!). My glucose test came back great, though--a huge relief! And I am up to 172 lbs. Hmph. Well, I think it's still better than my previous pgs....but even so, this little one is worth every extra pound!

November 30 appt. Just a routine appointment. I gained a few pounds, but I really think Shaylee is growing and I am starting to retain water--I can especially tell in my legs--ew! I measured right on at 33 cm. Dr. checked and she is head down--yay! But she is still VERY high! All in all, a good appointment.

December 14 appointment. Went well--gained 2 lbs. Back again in a week.
December 21 appt. All was well once again. Measuring right on. Gained 2 lbs. Dr. said I've gained 39 lbs total--YUCK, but usually it's worse! Smile Asked about pelvic popping--no real relief until baby is born--just as I figured.
December 28 appt.[INDENT]Ultrasounds
[/INDENT]Our first ultrasound went very well! We immediately saw the baby and the heartbeat!
[/INDENT] [SIZE=2][COLOR=Black]I occasionally feel nauseous, but not all the time. Afternoons are the worst for me. It seems as long as I eat, I am fine--but that is how it was with all of my other pgs!
I am often in the bathroom--at night I think I am up two or three times--it is old already!
My biggest complaint is how tired I am! By lunch time I am so tired that I can hardly keep my eyes open! I have to try and take a nap when D is taking her afternoon nap, or con C into watching the younger ones so I can sleep.
Other than that, I feel great!
I went through a bout of not sleeping well--waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and then I would toss and turn for hours. It drove me crazy! I'm hoping I'm past that now. I've been feeling the baby move more and more this past week or two (I'm almost 20 weeks now), and it's so fun!
Week 20...Baby Shaylee is moving around quite a bit and I've started having Braxton-Hicks.
Week 28...It has been a week or two now, but I am starting to have the sciatic nerve pains again...more frequently. I'm starting to waddle, too--can I just say "Quack, quack?!" ha! I can see Shaylee pushing on my belly now--can't tell what body part, but it's fun to see her moving around.
Third tri--nothing sounds good to eat anymore--I really hate that! Around week 34, pelvis started popping--mostly at night-time and morning when I get up. Week 36 1/2 the waddle is getting OBNOXIOUS!
Fell down on 36 w, 1 d. Bruised my elbow really good and walked really stiffly. Didn't go to or call dr, because baby was moving LIKE CRAZY! A little bit of spotting, but nothing to really worry about.
December 26...had contractions off and on all day...didn't feel well. By bedtime, they were timable at 8 minutes apart. I'm interested to see what the dr. will say at my appt. tomorrow!
[/INDENT][SIZE=2][COLOR=Black][COLOR=YellowGreen][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][COLOR=Black]This is at 8 weeks, 9 weeks, & 10 weeks


[/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE]Shaylee Dawn arrived on Wednesday, January 5, at 1:50 am. She was 7 lbs., 12 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. (At least that's what DH told me, but they wrote it down as 19 inches, and I haven't taken the time to measure her myself).

The story...I went to the [COLOR=#737373 ! important][FONT=inherit ! important]doctor[/FONT][/COLOR] on January 4 for my routine check-up. Dr. stripped my membranes--ouch, that was a bit more tender than I remember! My appt. was in the afternoon--2:15, or something. We came home afterward and spent some "quality time" and I took castor oil (I still gag just thinking about it). I started having some contractions throughout the afternoon / early evening, but nothing timeable. So we had dinner, got the kids to bed, etc., just our normal evening for a school night. Around 9-9:30, I started having more contractions, but they were still pretty far apart. I fell asleep on the couch for a little while. Around 10-10:30, we started timing the contractions and paying more attention to how long they were lasting. They were more consistant by this time. Then, around 11, we really started paying attention. The contractions were getting harder and closer together--3 minutes apart...but I wasn't sure what to do because some of the contractions were really short, but hard at the same time. I went and lay down around 11:30. DH wanted to know what I wanted to do. We decided to wait it out until 12:30 and see what happened. Well, around 12:05, I got up to use the bathroom and in the short amount of time that I was up, the contractions were getting even harder and closer! We needed to go NOW! We had the neighbor come over and stay with the kids and headed to the hospital. On the way, I was trying to really focus on my breathing--that helped me get through the contractions. My hands were feeling a bit numb. We arrived at the hospital around 12:50. I was dilated to a 5, almost 6, 75 % efaced, & baby was +2 station. They got me situated in my room, DH answered almost all of their questions, and Dr. was called. When Dr. Harling arrived, he checked in and ran to change. When he came back, he was going to check to see how dilated I was and break my water. Well, he checked me, I was at a 9, so they got the table broke down and ready. He turned around to get the hook to break my water, I said I needed to push, I pushed, and my water broke...all.over.the.doctor! Poor guy! I pushed once more and her head was out (as well as the rest of the water--which also went all over the doctor), but she was quiet. It took a minute for them to get her mouth cleaned out enough to make any noise. Then she was officially here! I got to see her / hold her, but couldn't do much because I was so shaky. They ended up having to tube her and basically pump her stomach out. I think she got 7/9 for her apgar. She was ready to eat shortly afterward, though, and has done well ever since.

As for me, I tore a little bit, and had a few stitches, but I am doing well...just feeling a little bit overwhelmed at times.
We went home on Thursday morning.
On Friday (1/7), I ended up back at the dr. office because I felt so dizzy! Come to find out, I have some vertigo. Dr. told us that sometimes [COLOR=#737373 ! important][FONT=inherit ! important]pregnancy[/FONT][/COLOR] causes it. Lucky for me, I have it. It is more annoying than anything, but I'm dealing with it.
We are enjoying our sweet baby girl! She is so fun! I am truly in baby love!

Shaylee's 2nd bath at home

And a week and a half after Shaylee was born, here I am!

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Ali's Space


My youngest DD turned 8 on Saturday May 15th, it was also the same day I got my first BFP!!
SO and I are so over the moon excited!! First child for him (he's been dying to have one of his own), third for myself.

First Doc Appt: June 1st, rather uneventful. Doc doesn't do "dating ultrasounds", confirmed due date as Jan 26th, 2011, confirmed betas are where they should be, blood work and physical and hearing HB at next appointment.

2nd Doc Appt: Heartbeat a loud and strong 160bpm, everything is bang on track and looking great.

3rd Doc Appt: Heartbeat still super strong, recorded it on my blackberry to share with the kids, everything measuring perfectly, on track to only gain 24lbs-27lbs this pregnancy...the working out is helping Smile

4th Appt (18 weeks): All went well at the doc today. I haven’t gained anything this month (probably because the bronchitis cough killed my appetite), blood pressure is excellent, got drugs for heartburn (when you get heartburn from WATER, there’s a need for drastic measures! LOL!)

5th Appt (23 weeks): Everything is good, u/s results showed no genetic disorders or abnormalities, Paige looks fantastic. Gained too much weight (8lbs), sorta pissy about the sporadic weight gain, never knowing from month to month (last month was no weight gain...month before was 2lbs, month before was 8lbs...no idea!).

6th Appt (27 weeks): Gestational Diabetes in a big way. No more starches AT ALL and if ketones kick in, insulin for sure. This stinks because I always eat a bodybuilder's diet (lower in carbs) and am so healthy generally...bah. Baby is frank breech and measuring a whopping 3 weeks ahead! Gulp. No weight gain this month, holding steady at 20lbs. See doctor and diabetes clinic every two weeks now.

7th Appt (29 weeks): Everything is fine, diabetes under control, see doc in 3 weeks.

8th Appt (32 weeks): Everything is great and Paige has moved to head DOWN finally and is fully engaged in the birth canal the doc said, YIPPPPEEEEEE. Diabetes under control but zero carbs in my diet which is depressing and wearing and BORING to be honest. Total weight gain to date: 18lbs.

9th Appt (34 weeks): Everything normal and looking good. No weight gain. Sugars good and low. BP low. Paige's HR @ 140-150bpm range.

10th Appt (35w5d): Everything normal. Had Strep swab and an internal check. Doc thinks she's around 7lbs and her head is "right there". Says I'm 70%-90% effaced, cervis high still but it would, and I quote, "take very little to put me in labour" right now...figures she'll be around 8lbs if she comes in a couple weeks...same as my other two.

11th Appt (37 weeks): GBS swab was negative (yay), weight up 4lbs but likely because of water only since diet hasn't changed but legs have gotten swollen now. Lots of prelabour signs...

12th Appt (last min one): Had labour cramps, back pain and contractions 5 minutes apart all night. Doc confirmed 95% effaced or thereabouts and so thin and stretchy he could "stretch me to 10cm right then and there if he wanted". Sent me home for a bit...then it all STOPPED...

13th Appt (39w1d): Nothing has changed since the last appt. Induction not going to happen until at least Feb 1st doc says. Very frustrated.

14th Appt (40w1d): Doc stripped membranes and set induction date for February 1st.

Next Appt: January 31st

INDUCTION DATE: February 1st.

Ultrasound: Tuesday September 14th 2:30PST
Its a girl! Paige Dakota is measuring right on track and looking healthy as can be.

Due Date:
January 26, 2011!

Baby bump pics: http://s858.photobucket.com/albums/ab146/another143/

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6wk9dys ---- 9wk6dys ---- 13wk3dys



5wks: 189
8wks: 188
11wks: 188
13wks: 189
15wks: 191
16wks: 191
17wks: 192
18wks: 193
20wks: 194
22wks: 199
24wks: 204
26wks: 206
28wks: 206
30wks: 208
32wks: 208
34wks: 211
36wks: 210
38wks: 209
1wk PP: 193
2wk PP: 189
3wk PP: 188

June 4th @ 3:00pm, First Apt with OB
OB says no to VBA2C, blood work, pap, u/a &
B/P 120/70 which is great!
HBG was 12.2... normal range
Have been having alot of "16" dreams, calendars, cell phone dates, exc. Feeling great over all, breasts are a lot bigger than pre-pregnancy already, having a lot of "all day" sickness especially when I dont eat frequently enough, drinking lots and lots of water and soda intake has drastically decreased, disgusted with food over all, sleeping A LOT, DH has been great about letting me sleep most of the weekends away. Still averaging about twice weekly gym/zumba time. I'm really guessing girl at this point considering the drastic change in symptoms from the boys.

June 8th @ 11:30am, First U/S
One healthy baby bean, 128bpm which is right where it should be for 6wks, 6dys. A day off what the OB gave me as an EDD, The u/s tech said its measuring to be due 1-26-10 instead of the 25th. Ill keep the OB's date lol... I got to hear the heartbeat briefly too which was wonderful. The little wiggle worm already has visible limb buds and the flickering heart was such a relief to see. The tech did comment on just how "tilted" my uterus was and had a tough time getting a clear pic.
Short video clips, 6wks6dys. You can see the yolk sac at the bottom right of the bean.



June 24, 2010: VBAC risk assessment
I went and met with an OB who sign off on a VBAC after reviewing my history and post opperative reports. Her findings were I have signifigant risk of a VBAC not turning out well... Considering my high number of previous pregnancies, d&c following missed m/c, two previous c-sections, very large babies, complications with my health, exc. She said she would allow a VBAC but I would need to be on an extreme diet and only gain 10lbs to "Grow" a small baby (between 6 and 7lbs) which I dont agree with, some women are meant to have larger babies and others small babies and starving my body of nutrients and "losing" weight during a pregnancy did not sit well with me. It was stated that if I did not follow my diet and baby looked to be over 9lbs she would take him/her via c-section anyway at 39wks. The hospital is far away (30min) and she would expect me to walk in at 7-8cm, laboring at home but the risk of rupture on the way was signifigant over someone who has had only one c-section and no other complications... with that said I called back my origional OB and decided to do an elective repeat c-section, be with a dr who is less stressful for me, a great surgeon, and in a hospital I love... its been a hard road to come to but I'm finally at ease with this choice. I dont look at it as a failure but rather I gave it my best shot and have weighed the risks and benefits fairly.

June 28, 2010 @ 10:30am, Second OB @ 10wks & U/S
[wt: 188]
B/P 130/72 which is still okay
I was nervous going into this appointment because its the same time frame (10wks) that I found out I had a missed m/c before Ethan.. Well they looked for the heartbeat for awhile over the doppler and of course couldnt find it, so I have an u/s this afternoon at 3:30 to either confirm a m/c or make sure the little bean is snuggled behind my scar tissue/placenta both of which my OB said was possible... I HATE LIMBO... will update with results of U/S
Everything went perfectly! Turns out baby was VERY active, heart rate of 178 which is much higher than either of my boys ever were (hoping for pink) and right on time (9wk6dys) with my OB's edd of Jan 25th. The ultrasound tech was amazing and even let me get videos of our little baby (who actually looks like a baby now) moving all over the place and watched the little heart flicker for a good 20 minutes. It went wonderful.

really moving

July 23, 2010 @ 2pm, NT Scan @ 13wks3dys
[wt: 187] LOVE their scale Lol
Baby heart rate was 154
Was very, very brief.. literally a NT Scan & blood work, I was shocked the visit didnt last longer. I requested the tech try to make a gender prediction and she was very reluctant to do so. Said very often at this stage they look very similar but if she had to guess she would say boy. I didnt get to meet with the peri dr and was pretty surprised by that but oh well. Glad to see baby's heart beating (heard it too) legs, arms, hands and feet were accounted for. Baby was even sucking its thumb Smile ..just like big brother Ethan. Baby was measuring 14w1d instead of 13w3d but I would prefer ahead than behind Wink Baby's face was burrowed in my placenta and we didnt get a good look at baby but glad we got to see him/her again.

July 29, 2010 @ 9:30am, Third Ob Apt @ 14wks2dys
[wt: 191] Hate their scale!
Baby Heart rate was 151
B/P: 120/80. The appointment went great. I had a ton of questions and he was able to answer them all. Were gonna try a different pain relief this c-sec because I had so many problems tolerating it last two times, dont have to have my arms tied down, he will allow a mirror and dropping drapes during delivery. He will deliver around 39wks instead of 38wks to allow for more development as long as my B/P stays under control (HURRAY!) He doesnt have any specific day he delivers which is great. Had no problems with my request to not do eye ointment/ Hep B and just basically asked me to remind him of my requests when the times come up. Measuring right on time and I was a happy camper Smile

August 4, 2010 @ 1:00pm, Peri Bloodwork
[wt:190] again, considering i ate on my way, fully clothed & middle of the day, I love their scale
Part two of the integrated tests looking for neural tube defects, trisomy 18 & downs syndrome.. **update** test scores came back negative for Trisomy18, Downs & Neural Tube Defects

August 11, 2010 @9:00am, Peri Genetics Counseling & U/S

[wt:189.4] telling you, i LOVE their scale lol..
EVAN's heartrate 154.
BP:142/79, concerned its elevated and want to do a 24hr urine. Dr believes I may have some chronic hypertension that is never been diagnosed and would be concerned with placenta function if not controlled. Baby looks great over all, weighing a half pound and measuring 16wk5dy instead of 16wk1dy. My fetal hemoglobin is elevated which is evident in certain forms of anemia (sickle cell/thalasemia/exc. and my A hemoglobin was also too low but that is less relevant) and they have ordered extensive blood work as well as a fetal echo. Otherwise baby was sucking HIS thumb and over all looks great, no cleft palate, no club feet, exc. Smile Im excited to have another son!!

August 18, 2010 @ 8:30am Amnio & U/S
[wt: 190]
Evan's Heartrate: 140.
BP:145/77 Still concerned its elevated, we talked about a very likely chance I will be put on blood pressure medication by my next peri apt. The u/s before the amnio went great, Evan gave me a beautiful thumbs up. The amnio went a lot better than I thought it was going to also.. the needle didnt hurt at all until it penetrated my uterus which as expected caused a contraction. We should expect results in approx 2wks at the most. More of my blood work came back abnormal, my 24hr urine did show protein & I tested positive for ANA (Antinuclear Antibodies: An antinuclear antibody test measures the amount and pattern of antibodies in your blood that work against your own body (autoimmune reaction) which the Dr said doesn't really mean much now but does mean down the road I have a higher chance of developing lupus/rheum. arthritis/exc. I'm still anemic which I'm not surprised about either. The u/s done after amnio showed Evan was still doing well and for SURE still a boy & now I'm resting at home, pretty crampy but i know thats typical.

August 26, 2010 @ 9:45am, Fourth Ob Apt @ 18wks2dys
[wt: 191]
Evan's Heart rate 156
BP: 152/80 and GAME OVER! Ob put me on Aldomet BID 250mg, hoping I dont have any of the side effects I have read about online! I will start it tonight since its noted to cause drowsiness and hoping it doesnt in my case. He was perfectly okay with my weight, said the vein that has been more obvious in my chest is a varicose vein and hes very supprised by its location. Uterus is growing appropriately and babys heart sounded good. I signed my auth. form for a tubal after Evan's birth and otherwise everything looked normal. Still waiting on Amnio, A & B Thalassemia & Ashken.azim results. I go back in one week to recheck blood pressure and adjust aldomet dose.

September 2, 2010 @ 9:15am, Recheck Blood Pressure/adjust Aldomet dose
[wt: 194]
Evan would NOT cooperate to get heartrate lol
BP: 140/74, my ob glad it wasnt higher than that but NOT happy at where it is so he upped my Aldomet to three times a day until my next apt, pending what my b/p looks like then he will either keep the same, up to 4xs a day or try new med. I'm extremely swollen despite drinking a TON of water.

Thalassemia A& B results came back NORMAL! I'm not a carrier either Smile

September 16, 2010 @ 10:45am, Called-in reg. persistent headaches/high bp
BP:135/75, OB requested blood work & 24hr urine. Thinks I may be developing HELLP syndrome or pre-eclampsia which is news to me.. i didnt even know you could have chronic hypertension PLUS pre-e. Blood work should be back as early as tomorrow morning. Baby sounded good and measuring right on track. Said Im for sure holding water and swollen.

September 20, 2010 @ 9:15am, Recheck B/P & bloodwork
BP: 120/75, Got a break finally!! OB apt went really well. Liver function, platelets & kidney function are all working the way they are supposed to. No Pre-E or HELLP Syndrome as of now! OB upped my apts to every other week just to watch to be sure. Evan's heartrate sounded nice and strong. I couldnt be happier!

September 22, 2010 @ 9:30am, Peri Apt, U/S
[wt:197 their scale is sooo inaccurate]
BP: 114/62, Fantastic!! Evan looked great, heart rate was 140 & weighing in at 1lb2oz (46% for gestational age) his bone length was measuring 22wks4dys which is great. Every part of him is growing wonderfully and even got some great 4D pictures! My cervix is "a mile long" per the nurse and my placenta is anterior. He was in breech position (which confirms twinkle toes on my bladder ive been feeling!). I will not be discharged from his care like I had hoped and actually my apts are going to be more frequent than before so they can monitor my placenta function and Evan's growth, at 34wks I will have weekly ultrasounds to monitor him more closely. If at anytime from there forward he (or my placenta) runs into problems they will deliver him at that time but for now were shooting for 39wks.

September 29, 2010 @ 3:00pm, Fetal Echo
The echo went really well, the boys got to come along too which they loved (got bored towards the end, only so much they want to see of his heart). They had been begging to see the baby for weeks now and its just been easier for them to not be there.. anyway, Evan looked great! Structurally his heart looks as normal as can be which is fantastic. So much so the Dr. even stated he will send me a copy of his echo to take to the hospital with us when hes born so if in the off chance they hear a murmur or something he has the all clear/all is fine and there will be no need to do a repeat echo (no need to hold him for any length of time either!) which made me pretty happy. Little dude was sitting on his bottom, legs tucked up, hands in his face turned to my right and SUPER active. There is no need for follow-up Smile Happy momma!

October 12, 2010 @ 10:45am: Fifth Ob Apt @ 25wks
BP:122/88 An uneventful appointment!! Measuring right on track. Dont have to go back for 3wks!

November 3, 2010 @ 9:00am: Peri Apt & U/S @ 28wk1dy
BP:129/77 which is good. The appointment went really well for the most part, Evan is HEAD DOWN and super active, cervix is long and closed, Evan looks like he weighs about 2lb12oz (59% & 28w2d measuring which is spot on) arms and legs were nice and long measuring 29wk3dy. He was practicing breathing lots and lots, heart, lungs, cord, exc all look GREAT. Placenta is anterior (which i knew) function is PERFECT, fluid level is great & besides passing out on the u/s table (from pressure of laying flat + her pressing on me) it was a GREAT appointment!

November 4, 2010 @ 9:00am: Sixth OB Apt & Glucose test @ 28wks2dys
BP:125/75, going to try backing off meds to twice daily on a trial basis and see how it goes.. Evan's HR was 150's and still hanging out on my right side. Did the glucose test, fruit punch tastes a lot better than orange I had with the boys. The appointment went really well. DH got to meet the OB too!
Update: Panels all came back normal, no STD's or anything (not that im surprised lol) but I am still fairly anemic and they want to continue to monitor that. I cant start iron supplements like they had wanted me to initially because of the BP med Im currently taking. My glucose was 92, well in the range of acceptable! No Gest. Diabetes!!

November 18, 2010 @ 8:45am: Seventh OB Apt 30wks3dys
[wt: 210]
B/P 125/77, well BP is doing fantastic on the lower dose of aldomet which is GREAT news! The not so great news is I'm now on Procardia XL once a day for contractions for the remainder of the pregnancy. Last night I had to go to L&D due to "cramping and abdominal pains" which turned out to be very real contractions every 7 minutes. They gave me 0.25mg of Terbutaline/Brethine IM which I will tell you BURNED like a son of a gun going in and gave me the worst shakes in the entire planet! The med causes increased heart rate in us both (normal side effect), Evans HR went from relaxed low 140's to high 180's in a matter of minutes! They also gave me a bag of ringers just to be safe & my first dose of Procardia XL. I didn't get to have my usual OB apt today because he was stuck at the hospital on multiple surgeries but the nurse answered all my questions and after reviewing my records my OB felt comfortable with seeing my physically at my next appointment as long as nothing changes between now and then. Guess that's what I get for just "bragging" to my extended family about how quiet things have been for me this pregnancy.
Update trip #2 to L&D
yet another trip to L&D today :sigh: I had major noticeable decrease in Evan moving and over all felt really crappy... dizzy, headache, stomach ache, exhausted, just totally not myself. I put a call into my OB who asked me to come right down. After seeing him briefly, let him know how i felt, ev' being really quiet, exc he sent me to L&D for a NST which came back unreactive, which is NOT what you want, you want it to be reactive (he had no accelerations in heart rate which is not typical fetal activity per the nurse) with some heart decelerations, my BP was also 95-100/40 and stayed below 50! No wonder I feel like crap! They ordered a biophysical that also showed a "lethargic fetus" (for the first, oh 8 minutes! talk about having a heart attack) until they started poking and prodding at him at which point he woke up and gave us a piece of his mind by going from breech to transverse back to breech position. He was making lots of breathing movements and his fluid looked good. He scored an 8 out of 8 by the time the u/s was over... thank goodness. My OB officially stopped all my fun! No more gym, no mall walking, exc and said it will take a couple weeks but both Evan and I should get used to the procardia after a few weeks of being on it...

December 2, 2010 @ 8:45am: Eight OB Apt @ 32wks2dys
[wt: 208]
BP 112/80, Evan's HR 156, Measuring 37 WEEKS (first time w/tape measure)! My OB said the fact I have had two previous pregnancies/extra weight could account for measuring so big and he would have ordered an u/s to check his size but I already have one scheduled for Tuesday so we will use those measurements. As for the contractions he said it could be all the adhesions letting go from the previous two causing irritation to my uterus and in turn causing contractions. He said I also have increased fetal movement because hes probably trying to get into proper position (still breech) I may notice decrease movement once he settles head down. I will be on procardia once a day until 36wks, do GBS test at 37wks and the plan is still to deliver at 39wks as long as there are no complications between now and then. ((fingers crossed)) He would "like me to" continue pelvic rest but as long as I know my own limitations and stick to them I'm ok. My labs for UTI came back negative (had a + for bacteria a week ago when i went in for contractions again) and I could stop antibiotics. Over-all a great appointment!

December 7, 2010 @ 2:30pm: Peri Apt/BPP @ 33wks
BP 120/61, Evans HR was 145, he looks to weigh approx 5lb6oz (69% measuring, great increase on the scale from last month and as far as body measurements go, 34wks for abdomen and head & 35wks for arms and legs) He scored an 8/8 for his biophysical, placenta looks GREAT! They dont use the "old number scale of to grade placentas because they have a more sophisticated and accurate test they now do" but if they were grading it on the "old scale" my placenta would have been graded a 1, the best you can get! Evan is also HEAD DOWN! My cervix looks long still and he was very happy with my blood pressure. He has taken me OFF the aldomet completely on a trail basis to see what my blood pressure will do without the extra medication, he wants me to keep a physical log to show him twice daily tests (i have a home monitor) and share it with him at my next appointment. Should my BP go above 130/90 Im to call him immediately. He feels that the daily dose of procardia may be enough to keep my BP under control. As of right now there is NO indication of a need to take him prematurely! He also believes my contracting is just caused by an irritable uterus since I have had no progression otherwise.

Random update:
Tonight i purchased our first package of diapers for Evan, his official coming home "little brother" outfit, installed the carseat for the final time & packed our hospital bag.

December 17, 2010 @ 9:00am: Ninth OB Apt @ 34wks3dys
BP 112/75, Evan's HR was 150's. Measuring 38wks and not setting a date in the book, he doesnt think Im going to make it there anyway but did tell me he cant legally schedule it a day before 39wks (Jan 18th or later) due to new hospital protocol. He was happy with how we are both doing, it was an uneventful appointment!

December 20, 2010 @ 2:00pm Peri Apt/BPP @ 34wks6dys
BP 123/73, Evan's HR was 145. He looks like hes weighing approx 6lb1oz, (60% Over-all 35wks5dys) He got an 8/8 on his BPP, breathed the entire time & the peri couldnt believe just how low he was in my pelvis (despite me telling him Ev feels like he might fall out!) fluid, placenta, cord flow all look fantastic, Evan has hair! I wasnt able to get a decent profile pic of his face but I did get one showing all his hair! The peri is very happy with my blood pressure and although I will keep up weekly BPP hes not too worried about my BP at this point since its been so stable even without medication.

December 28, 2010 @ 8:00am: BPP w/Peri @ 36wks
[wt: 210]
BP 112/63, Evan's HR was 140 and he got a perfect 8/8 on his BPP.

December 30, 2010 @ 9:45am: Tenth OB Apt @ 36wk2dys
[wt: 211]
BP 108/76, Uneventful apt.

January 4, 2011 @ 8:00am: Peri Apt/BPP @ 37wks
BP 106/62, Evan's HR was 155, he got a perfect 8/8 on his BPP and looks like hes weighing in at a whopping 8lbs6oz! His arms and head are measuring 37wks, his legs 38wks & his abdomen 42wks! Were stopping procardia for good & should my BP start to rise he wants me to start the aldomet again. This is our last sizing ultrasound, next week is just a BPP.

January 6, 2011 @ 9:15am: Eleventh OB Apt @ 37wks2dys
BP 130/80, Evans HR was 147, I let him know I contracted all night last night plus yucky nausea so he prescribed me zofran to help with the nausea and said its up to me but I can restart the procardia to relax my uterus. Evan is measuring "big" (duh!) and if I go into full blown labor at any time from here forward they will go ahead and let him be born. I refused an internal (since in the grand scheme of things it doesnt matter anyway) and am GBS- so thats not a concern either. I did ask if hes born "big" will they give him glucose automatically even though I dont have GD and he said the staff "knows what they are doing and if he needs it they will suggest/give it to him, trust the process"... otherwise the apt was uneventful.

January 11, 2011 @ 8:00am: Peri Apt/BPP @ 38wks
BP:105/71 Evans HR: 158, FINAL peri appointment! Fluid level and placenta function was great and he passed his BPP with 8/8.
(Ultrasound tech who did most of my u/s, myself & Peri)

January 13, 2011 @ 9:45am: LAST OB Apt! @ 38.2wks
[wt:210-total pregnancy weight gain 20lbs]
BP:128/80 Evan's HR: 147, FINAL Ob appointment!! Measured 40wks and he guessed Evan will weigh 8lbs4oz! Totally doged Pre-Eclampsia this pregnancy

Yahoo "See you Tuesday" made things sooo real! Im absolutely ecstatic.

January 18, 2011 @ 7:00am HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVAN! Scheduled C-Section
Evan was born at 7:41am weighing 9lb10oz & 21" long. He had apgar scores of 9/9

February 18, 2011
10lbs 14oz 22 3/4 murmur is GONE! Yahoo

March 28, 2011
12lbs 11oz 23 3/4" no shots Smile doing well

April 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

June 18, 2011
16lbs 26"

July 18, 2011

August 18, 2011
19lbs 27"

September 18, 2011
19lbs 28"

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Amy's Space

I'm Amy, DH is Chris. We have a DS Everett who will be 2 in August. We have been TTC since January and I got pregnant in February only to have an early m/c. This pregnancy the doctors are following my hormone levels better and so far so good.

5/19 Hcg = 125, Progesterone = 20
5/20 Hcg = 555, Progesterone = 22
5/24 Hcg = >1500 , Progesterone = ?

IT's a BOY!

Belly Pics: (click for a slideshow)

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Melissa's Space

Friday, May 21, 2010
I was a day late for AF, so decided to pick up a test.
BFP!!! Total shock, unplanned pregnancy, lots to process
EDD: January 27, 2011 (DD's EDD was January 27, 2003...How's that for coincidence Smile )
Later that day, told my cousin, Christy, and she was awesome, supportive and non-judgemental. She's the best!

Saturday, May 22, 2010
Our 6th Anniversary
Chad and I went out for dinner. Before we ordered drinks, I said "I have a very small gift for you" I pulled the test out of my pocket and put it in his hand. He smiled and laughed and just took it in stride. The total opposite of my hyperventilating panic attack the day before! He was so easy about it, I felt 100% better. I'm so glad I married him!

4 weeks: Cramping, Slight nausea and heartburn, Very irritable, having trouble getting back to sleep at night, leg aches at night

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Hi! I'm Helen (26) and my DH is Jason ( 28 ). We have one son Levi (12/2/06). I have PCOS so getting pregnant has been a real challenge. We have been on clomid and this last cycle we added metformin (which also worked for DS). I am a high risk pregnancy because with Levi I develeped HELLP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HELLP_syndrome) at 24 weeks, almost giving birth at 28 weeks. Thankfully I kept him baking until 35 weeks, but it still wasn't long enough for the little guy, he was life flighted out to the nearest large hospital and spent 3 weeks in the NICU.

We sure are praying this time around goes much smoother!

1st Ultrasound 06/04/10

Heard the HB! 06/24/10 163!!

Here is a picture of my family as is now!

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Hi all! My DH and I have a 3 year old daughter named Kaleigh and our expecting another baby January 12, 2011. We live in northern ca in the wine country. I am a stay at home mom, but I plan on opening a cupcake shop sometime next year after the baby is born. We are so excited to add to our family.

Baby at 8 weeks
Some photos:

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Posts: 147

I'm Jill and we're pregnant again! After 6 cycles of TTC after a loss in October '09, we couldn't be more thrilled to be expecting again. I'm definitely quite terrified of another m/c, but we're trying to remain faithful and hopeful and positive (and, taking it one day at a time).

I'm mostly a SAHM but spend my afternoons tutoring. I was an elementary school teacher before DD and still love to teach (my DD, that is!). I love blogging, shopping, bike rides with the family and eating. Biggrin

Now, some pics!

And, our tests!

And, a digital taken at night (I think I was 14dpo):

I tested early because I had been feeling so sick since about 7dpo. The first line we saw was SO faint but I was SO happy!! I have also FORCED myself to stop taking HPTs. Literally, I had to have DH hide the remaining tests and no visits to the Dollar Tree for me!


May 20th: Pregnancy confirmed at doctor's office. Much to my sadness, they wouldn't do any bloodwork yet (I wanted beta numbers!!) and encouraged me to relax and treat this as a "typical" pregnancy.

Spotting and then bleeding... Miscarriage diagnosed on 6/1/10 Sad

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Sabrina's Space

My name is Sabrina (40). My hubby is Rick (40). I have 3 boys, Justin (23), Thomas (22) and Travis (20).. Hubby has a son from his first marriage, Justin (15). Hubby and I have been together for 14 years now, married for 9 years this July.

I had tubal reversal surgery done in Novemeber 2009... As you can see it was a success.. Yahoo

1st HCG was 1459 at 17 DPO
2nd HCG was 3174 at 19 DPO
3rd HCG was 14942 at 23 DPO
1st ultrasound 5/21/10 Baby is the size of a grain of rice. Hubby says baby looks just like him.. Heart rate 138... Everything is as it should be...:yahoo:

Starting weight 144 on 5/21/10 weight was 148

May 21st ultrasound measured 5w6d

Belly at 8w2d

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Was not meant to be.

Annoyed but cool with it.

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False Alarm! Smile

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Posts: 223

My name is Jessica, I'm 25 and my husband Daniel and I got married on May 15, 2010! We went to the Smoky Mountains for our honeymoon, and the evening we got back I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. My due date according to LMP is January 26 2011, but I tend to have longer cycles (30-35 days; I ovulate around CD20) so we will see.

This will be baby #2 for us. Our son Kieran was born June 13 2009- making him 11 months when I got my bfp! He is such a sweet little boy and I know he will be a great big brother.


First Belly Pic @ 5 Weeks:

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Wasn't meant to be

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I'll try to remember this space and update it! On DS's BB, I created one then totally forgot about it!

Well first of all, DH and I met when I was 17 and he was 18. We met on-line through a teen matchmaking site. :rolleyes: Crazy, I know! But it all worked out. We dated for 6 years, while I finished high school, went to college, etc. Then for my 23rd birthday (2007) he proposed! Then in September of 2007 we thought we might be pregnant, I had a late period for the first time in my life and we were always careful. So I was terrified and finally fessed up to him after 2 or 3 days that I might be and all he said was "Well lets go get a test". No freak out, nothing! I was shocked! We weren't ready to be pregnant though! Then when the test turned negative, I was devastated!! I couldn't believe how heartbroken I was. So then in January of 2008, DH was wanting to DTD and I told him it wasn't a good time because I was ovulating to which he replied "That's okay, I want to have a baby with you!". And in October of 2008, we welcomed Liam! 7 pounds 10 ounces, 21 1/2 inches long born the day before his due date.

Then: Now:

So now for this pregnancy: Again, we thought we had DTD just a little too close to ovulation. Test was negative. I wanted to wait until July to TTC so we'd be due in April - 6 mos after Liam's brithday and a little farther out from the holidays. DH wanted to try now, he thought it was testing fate or something to wait until a specific time. So we tried and are expecting our next LO Jan 26, 2011.

My first OB appointment is June 16, 2010. The wait is killing me! With Liam I had gone to the ER just a little after 4 weeks and it was just a corpus luteum cyst, so then the OB (I changed at 26 weeks with DS to my current one) wanted to see me at 6 weeks instead of 8 so I got to go so much sooner and I had tests/ultrasounds to confirm. I don't think my new OB has any kind of ultrasound in her office so it will be even longer until my first ultrasound! Sad

June 14 - First appointment. Official EDD Jan 25th. Will doppler at next visit! U/S script for 11-13 weeks.

July 2 - Trip to the ER. Spotting. Baby is measuring 10 1/2 weeks, right on target. Going back to the doctor on Tuesday to recheck cervix.

July 6 - Doctors Appointment - We have a heartbeat! Yahoo 155!

July 10 - Heard the baby on our home doppler! 150's!

July 19 - First ultrasound. It's a BOY!!

Aug 2 - Doctors Appointment - Labs were good, no issues! Heard baby on the doppler!

Aug 24 - Big Ultrasound! Definitely still a BOY!!

Aug 30 - Doctor's Appointment - I am getting swollen and headaches at work, they said to eat more protein so I went and got some Clif bars! Yummy! Blum 3

Sept 7 - 20 weeks! Daddy felt kicks for the first time!

Nov 4 - GTT test - I passed! :woohoo:

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Lauren's Space

About our family:
DH (Jason) and I met in 2002 and got married in September 2005. Our DS Nathan was born February 12, 2008. DH is a software tester, and I am a physical therapist working 3 days a week.

The BFP:
I had been feeling tired and very scattered for about a week. Thursday morning 5/13, I took an internet cheapie test and kept squinting at it, thinking I saw something (but nothing that would show up in a photo). I didn't have time to get a better test before or during work, so I bought one on the way home. Thursday night on 5/13 I got this:

DH didn't really believe it since it isn't that dark...even though I told him a line is a line...it is just early. We were away that weekend, so when we returned, I took another test on Monday 5/17...

Now he believed it.

EDD based on when I think I ovulated: 1/24 (DH's birthday)
Doc's EDD based on LMP: 1/28

Belly Pics:
5 weeks 5 days.......................................9 weeks............................................14 weeks

15 weeks + a day or 2 (2 pics).....................................................................17 weeks

23 weeks.................................................27 weeks.........................................30 weeks

heard heartbeat - 6/30/10
First u/s (due to bleeding) - 7/13/10 - all was okay!
DH felt kicks from outside - 8/31/10
Big u/s - 9/1/10 - It's A BOY!!!

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Joined: 06/05/10
Posts: 23

About Us:
Hello everyone! My name is Alysse (24) and I have been married to Colin (26) since February 19th, 2010. We found out we were pregnant shortly after the wedding, but I miscarried on March 17th, 2010 at approximately 7 weeks. After the miscarriage, I never had a period and started feeling pregnancy symptoms again. I had a blood test done on April 30th, 2010 which came back positive. On May 21st, 2010 I had an ultrasound done which confirmed the pregnancy at 7 weeks. Our due date is January 6th, 2011! I am very nervous about miscarrying again! I have had severe nausea so far and my family doctor had prescribed me diclectin. She has also taken me off work for the time being and I will be re-assessed on June 14th, 2010. I have lost about 10lbs in the past week or so and cannot wait for this nausea to be gone!!

Due Date:
January 6th, 2011

April 14th, 2010 - Family Doctor Appointment: Feeling Unwell/Pregnancy symptoms
April 30th, 2010 - Family Doctor Appointment: Blood testing came back + for pregnancy hormone
May 18th, 2010 - Family Doctor Appointment: Referred to the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit for ultrasound confirmation due to previous miscarriage
May 21st, 2010 - Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit: Ultrasound
May 27th, 2010 - Family Doctor Appointment: Prescribed Diclectin for severe nausea and taken off work for 1 week
June 3rd, 2010 - Family Doctor Appointment: Re-assessed - Taken of work until next follow up appointment
June 9th, 2010 - Genetic Counselling Specialist Appointment: Everything looks good!
June 11th, 2010 - Emerg: Went to Emerg for severe stomach pains, Doc did ultrasound - Everything looks good!
June 15th, 2010 - Family Doctor Appointment: Re-assessment appointment - Still off work!
June 28th, 2010 - High Risk OB Appointment: Heard the heart beat for the first time!! : )
June 29th, 2010 - Family Doctor Appointment: Follow-up Appointment - Back to work July 5th!
July 20th, 2010 - High Risk OB Appointment:
August 26th, 2010 - High Risk Appointment:
September 21st, 2010 - High Risk Appointment:
September 21st, 2010 - High Risk Appointment:
October 14th, 2010 - High Risk Appointment: RH Shot, 1 Hour Glucose Test, Ultrasound
October 26th, 2010 - Family Doctor Appointment:
October 28th, 2010 - November 1st, 2010 - Labour & Delivery: Admitted to hospital for pPRAM
November 4th, 2010 - High Risk Appointment: Ultrasound
November 15th, 2010 - High Risk Appointment: Ultrasound
November 18th, 2010 - Family Doctor Appointment:
November 29th, 2010 - High Risk Appointment:

May 21st, 2010 - Transvaginal Ultrasound: Confirmed pregnancy 7w0d
June 11th, 2010 - Ultrasound done at Emerg: Everything looks good!
June 21st, 2010 - Renal/Pelvic Ultrasound: Kidney stone in left kidney
June 24th, 2010 - IPS Screen: Everything looked good! Measuring 12w3d
July 20th, 2010 - Ultrasound:
August 9th, 2010 - Level 3 Ultrasound: It's a boy!
August, 21st 2010 - 3D/4D Ultrasound:
October 14th, 2010 - Ultrasound:
November 4th, 2010 - Ultrasound:
November 6th, 2010 - 3D/4D Ultrasound: Still a boy! Chubby cheeks and lots of hair!
November 15th, 2010 - Biophysical Ultrasound: Scored 8/8!

Belly Pictures:

Ultrasound Pictures:

Henry William
December 29th, 2010 @ 11:41am

Birth Weight: 7lbs 7oz
Discharge Weight: 6lbs 15oz
2 Weeks: 7lbs 8 oz
4 Weeks: 9lbs 3oz
6 Weeks:10lbs 7oz

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Posts: 43


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I will start this but it's "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" until I get it finished!

No matter how this ends for me, this is the story to how I got here:

My name is Lydia and my BF Tim and I have been dating for 3 1/2 years. We were dating long distance and I made the move to NC to be with him since he works in NASCAR and isn't going to be re-locating ever! We live together & are always being asked "when are you getting married" but I have gotten over the hurt feelings and just accept the way things are for now. We are "domesticated" as I put it and I am okay with that. I don't want to bug him into getting me a ring, it's basically like being married anyway. I love him more than I have ever loved anyone and am happy as long as we are together!

I got my 1st BFP in Oct 08 and we told everyone that we were expecting a June 09 baby. I had a m/c at around 6 wks (the baby didn't grow past a yolk sac so I'm not sure how far along I really was) I was told to wait 6 weeks after the D&C to DTD again but of course I didn't wait that long. I had very light spotting after and hardly any pain so why wait. Well....in Feb 09 I got another BFP and was like UH OH.... I went in and saw a blinking HB and thought maybe this was going to be a better pg. BF and I kept this secret to ourselves with the exception of my VERY close friends since we had just had a loss. I started spotting about 2 weeks later and ended up having a natural m/c shortly after. It was very painful and tramatic... I really never want to do that again! I then had a series of bloodwork done called a multiple miscarriage panel to test for any and everything, it was around 12 tubes of blood. The results all came back normal so we got the " it's the body taking care of everything that was wrong" speech. I then went on birth control since I am obviously fertile and but can't seem to make it past the early stages. I started hitting the gym 4 days a week, did a 5K charity walk, was in great shape and really felt good about myself since I had hit an all time low & had to do something to stop the sadness.

Fast forward to April 2010:

We went to Nashville for my early birthday trip. I love birthdays and think they should be celebrated for an entire week! LOL I was on my period the week we were leaving so birthcontrol wasn't on my mind with all the plans, packing etc. Well that Sunday we were still there and I didn't start a new pack, we came home on Monday but my script is at the hospital pharmacy where I work which isn't a big chain so I couldn't get it filled until Tuesday at the earliest. I thought well I don't want to mess up my cycle so I'll be okay for a month! Boy was I wrong! May 14th all of my friends and I went out for a HUGE birthday celebration. We started with margaritas at dinner followed by cheap shots and drinks at a local country bar here where everyone was handing me drinks and we were all doing shots. The following Tuesday (May 18th) I realized my period was 3 days late so I freaked and bought a test at work. My close friend and I stood over the cup of pee frozen waiting for it to come up.... It didn't take long at all for the bright BFP...UH OH here we go again!! I called my super wonderful faithful OB who got me in that day for bloodwork to confirm the pregnancy. We have not told many people & have yet to announce on FB!

Our Nashville trip, I LOVE this picture. BF doesn't usually do cowboy hats... I thought it was cute!!

Very Faint but the only home test I took!!

6 week blurb

8 week bean

13 week baby!!

16 week stubborn baby boy!!

18wk4day funny baby boy!!

5/18/10 BFP Bloodwork and Urine Test to confirm pregnancy HCG 311 Progesterone 26
5/20/10 My actual birthday I have more bloodwork with HCG 596 a good 48 hr increase
5/25/10 Bloodwork HCG 5202
5/27/10 Light spotting, call into work, freak out all day
5/28/10 U/S that shows sac and nothing much else, too early for HB
5/29/10 More light spotting early morning only
6/1/10 Scheduled U/S at my OBGYN find a heartbeat and see it as a small blob on the screen
6/14/10 Light spotting early morning
6/15/10 New OB appt at Dr, U/S, Baby measures 8wk3days with a strong heartbeat
7/12/10 Wake up with light RED spotting but have a Dr appt that afternoon. Cervix check & HB heard via doppler MD says not to worry too much...yeah right
7/14/10 More light spotting early morning
7/15/10 NT scan! Bloodwork with an U/S the bean actually looks like a BABY! We woke him up and saw him bouncing around in there. I was 12wk4days but baby measured 13 weeks with a strong HB of 171! The early gender prediction is boy but we will see....
7/26/10 Every 2 week cervix check. Heard the HB via doppler everything sounds/feels/looks good so far. I need to get a doppler!!
8/9/10 U/S to measure cervix length 4.5 YAY!! Saw the baby but he would not behave, rolled over sleeping on his tummy so we saw his back and the back of his head. He kicked and punched some when the u/s tech pushed on him but for the most part was not having any part of it! We were able to confirm he is a BOY!! HB was 165.
8/23/10 BIG U/S: He was so funny and had us cracking up! All of the important organs and stuff measured right on mark. He is still measuring 3 days ahead still but that's fine with me.My cervix is now 7.1 which is really, really good! Once he rolled over he started dancing with his hands behind his head and could not keep his hand off his pee pee. Typical Boy! ROFL His HB was 152 and weight was 6oz. I am so excited to finally feel a bond with this little guy! We even agree on a name now which makes me so happy! Smile
9/13/10 Finally had my "baby" dream lastnight! I went into a Dr appt with my mom and then woke up in the hospital with a c-section cut and a little baby boy! I was totally knocked out for the labor part and didn't remember it at all. He was so cute and weighed 6lbs 4oz. I don't know if real labor will be like that LOL since I didn't remember any of it but the little guy in my dreams was so adorable and I loved him!!! It also felt like popcorn popping inside my belly this morning, he was kicking like crazy! I love being able to finally feel him move around in there! Smile
9/13/10 Routine Dr appt. Heard the HB via doppler, it's slowing down like they said it would/should. I don't know the numbers but it was good. I have gained 14ish lbs according to the Drs chart which he says is okay but I know I have gained a bit more. I ate a whole pack of starburst before being called back and the RN said she didn't see it in my urine. HORRAY LOL My cervix was still okay so I finally get to wait 4 weeks till my next appt.. Oct 11th
9/18/10 BF felt baby kick for the 1st time! It was so awesome!! I'm pretty sure it was all the hershey kisses I ate at the wedding Smile
10/5/10 Went to Dr for pelvic pain/pressure and ended up with a nasty anibiotic (Flagyl) for a bacteria infection Sad BUT the baby is secure in there with a strong HB, cervix is firm & closed and no amniotic fluid is leaking! Go for the 1 hr glucose test 10/19.
10/19/10 Failed my 1hr glucose test but passed the 3 hr! HORRAY!
11/4/10 Regular OB check up. HB good and strong, his head is down and Dr measured the length of my belly (uterus) with a tape measure, says it's good. IDK what that means but I'll take it!! Heading down to GA for my (smaller) family/friend shower. OMG I can't believe I made it to my very 1st baby shower!!! Big shower in NC is 11/13 I am super excited for both!!! Next appt 11/18.
Had 2 amazing showers, got lots of different stuff! We have to get working on his room ASAP!!!
11/18/10 Routine OB appt. HB was 165 b/c baby E was flopping around and kicking, Dr said that is a good rate for baby being active. He also said " Can you believe you have made it this far, 3/4 of the way done. Pretty good right" I love my OB so so much!!! It's been a long road that's for sure! He also said even though I passed the 3hr GT that my baby is going to be big! What does that mean??? Next appt is 12/2/10 for another U/S and maybe we can figure out how much he really weighs!!! YAHOO!!!
12/2/10 Had an U/S today, he hit a growth spurt and weighs 6.6lbs! His head and belly are measuring 36-37 weeks which is about 3 1/2 weeks ahead. The U/S tech said she does not think I will make it to Jan but my Dr did not seem phased by the size or that I my go into labor early. I don't have any experience with size since I'm a FTM so I guess we will have to wait and see. He has some fat on him now and looked SO CUTE on the U/S pictures! He was very active and showed off for us again. I love him so much and can't wait to meet him. In due time of course Smile
12/4/10 Fell in parking lot of TGIF while out to eat with friends. My knee just gave out and I fell on my butt. I didn't think that baby would be affected b/c I didn't fall on my stomach but had some mild cramping so called the OB office. After hearing back from the Dr on call, she told me to go to the L&D at the hospital to be put on a monitor. We were hooked up for an hour (NST) and baby E was sleeping which is why I didn't feel him after dinner. He woke up with an attitude and did NOT like the monitor being on him b/c he kicked the thing like crazy! It was funny watching them move from him kicking them. His HB was fine and I had some BH as well as a 2 REAL contractions. The RN said she thought it was from the irritation and nothing to worry about unless I drop or start leaking water/fluid. The Dr let me go but said to take it easy and rest. If anything changes or the contractions come back to I have to move up my next office appt. Next appt is Dec 16th.

My EDD is 1/23/11
I don't know if it will change again since the baby is measuring ahead.

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Posts: 28

Lynn's Space

BFP: May 9, 2010...Happy Mother's Day!
EDD: January 10, 2011

Dr. Appointment: July 29, 2010

Past Appointments:
May 20, 2010: weight 117 lbs
BP: 110/70
HR: 115 bpm (6wks 2d)
June 3, 2010: weight 116 1/2 lbs
BP: 98/60
HR: 163 bpm (8wks 3d)
July 2, 2010:
weight 115 lbs
BP: 114/64
HR: 156 bpm
July 29, 2010: weight 116 lbs
BP: 100/64
HR: 150s (16wks 4d)
August 26, 2010: weight 119 lbs
BP: 110/60
HR: 147 (20wks 3d)

September 23, 2010: weight 124 lbs
BP: 100/60
HR: (24wks 3d)

October 22, 2010: weight 134 lbs
HR: 146 (28wks 3d)
(u/s, baby weighs 2lbs 12oz, kidney issues are resolved)
November 4, 2010: weight 136 lbs
BP: 100/58 (30 wks 3d)
November 18, 2010: weight 141 lbs
BP: 122/80 (32wks 4d)
December 7, 2010:

Belly Pics:

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Hi everyone! My name is Jaimee and I'm a 1st grade teacher and my boyfriend of four years (Danny) is an electrician. This is our first baby and while totally unexpected and unplanned - we are both very excited!

Me & Danny in Florida
(Try and ignore the stupid face he's making or the fact that he's NOT shaved - still my favorite picture! LOL)

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6 Week Ultrasound - Our Little Bean

NT Scan Ultrasound Photos - 12.3 Weeks

Joined: 06/10/07
Posts: 1692

I probably should set up a space, huh? I'll come back and update it soon! Blum 3

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Joined: 03/30/10
Posts: 1

About Us

Me: Stephanie
DH: David

We are both avid athletes and outdoors lovers.

Our Story

I met my husband through mutual friends. At the time I was in a long term relationship with someone he went to highschool with but we became instant friends. When My relationship with that other person began falling apart after three years David was there for me. It didn't take long for us to realize that we were supposed to be more than just friends.

Six months later, while I was on a trip in Panama he bought my engagement ring. After a trip to cancun at ten months we came back and he proposed to me in a romantic, quiet evening at home. While I was away he had driven to visit my dad and asked his permission and spoke with my step-dad while they were out on a run and also asked his permission. The most incredible thing about the proposal was that he had kept a small journal since he purchased my ring... he read the journal to me and I cried through the entire thing.

We were married almost two years later to the day on August 22, 2009. Our ceremony was at the Winspear Centre for music (the beautiful symphony hall in our city) and our reception was at a downtown hotel. It was perfect.

We left a week later for our two month honeymoon to Australia. We spent our first week in a flat in downtown Sydney where we went to shows at the opera house and dinners on the water. Our second week was at Triathlon World Championships on the Gold Coast (David was competing for team Canada). And the rest of the time was spent backpacking our way all the way up to Cape Tribulation and back down to Sydney.


We made the decision to start TTC at the beginning of January. David's parents are in their sixties and we knew we wanted them to be around for the important things in our children's lives. It took four and a half months and a lot of charting but we did it!


We got out first BFP on May 12, 2010


May 12 - BFP
May 15 - Announced to our Parents
May 31 - 1st Prenatal Appointment w/GP
July 12 - Saw Baby on Early Ultrasound (Moving like crazy!)
July 19 - 2nd Prenatal Appointment w/GP
August 9 - 3rd Prenatal Appointment w/GP
September 2 - Big Ultrasound
September 21 - 1st OBGYN Appointment
January 28 - EDD

Belly Pictures

11 Weeks 3 Days

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Joined: 10/29/07
Posts: 2

Ok, holding my space until I figure out how to upload some pictures Wink

I'm Wendi (just turned 30 and husband is 32). Baby #2 is a surprise, but a welcomed one....I went to the dr thinking I had mono and nope, I was pregnant. But, God's timing is perfect. Our son will be 2 in September, making them 2 yrs and 3 mos apart. We are both only children, so we are happy our sweet son will have a sibling! We had been discussing having an additional child for several months, but I was afraid to commit...funny Smile When I was pregnant with my DS, I was so excited because we had been trying for months after a MC, but this time around I am more laid back and taking it in stride.

I work part-time, 3 days a week, and stay at home the other two. I enjoy couponing, sewing (if I ever have time), and genealogy.

Big Dates:

BFP: May 16th

Gender Ultrasound: August 5th