JANUARY 2014 SPACES
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Last edited by ange84; 05-02-2013 at 07:45 AM.
My name is Rebecca (Becca). I've been a member of pregnancy.org since the pregnancy of my second child in 2007. I have five children: my "step"-son, Jacob, who I adopted March of this year so no "steps" there, it just helps in explaining. Jacob will be ten years old tomorrow, May 3. I have a six, almost seven, year old son, Zach. Zach was born in June 2006. I have a five year old daughter, Zoey Jane, she was born in February of 2008. And a toddler, Alex, who was born in August 2011. My husband and I are both hoping for one last baby girl this time but a healthy baby is all that ultimately matters. All my boys have been born in the hot months and my daughter was born in winter... this baby will be due in winter so maybe that is a sign.
Last edited by WonderWomanExtrodinare; 05-02-2013 at 08:42 AM.
I have three girls..
Rylee .. 4/21/06
Karly .. 5/29/08
Lainey .. 5/12/10
This baby makes #4.. cant wait to find out if we will finally get a boy or if 4 princesses are in our cards! : )
due date: 01/11/14
I always go past due.. so I expect that date may be a bit later.
We are waiting to announce to our friends and family.. so no facebook comments : )
I used to frequent several boards here a few years ago (2005-2007) as lauren.groom until I got divorced, remarried, and finally stopped TTC with my new DH. After a long road of secondary infertility we threw in the towel and started focusing on what we had instead of what we didn't. I already had a healthy daughter and counted myself luck to have been a mother once. I even started to look at my friends having babies as crazy for wanting to go through all the sleepless nights and sacrifice of having small children now that my own was a teenager and so independent. My sister made me an aunt three times over and I learned that being an aunt was WAY more fun than being a mom. We were happy and content.
Then, I started to feel exhausted, got extremely sore boobs, and eventually I was CONSTANTLY nauseated. Suspicious, but I had been through the "in my head" symptoms a million times before and just knew that if I even let myself suspect anything was up that AF would show. Then another week passed. I WANTED AF to show and end this charade. I finally broke down and dug out an old HPT that was 3 YEARS expired and n OPK that was 2 YEARS expired. Both popped up + immediately. I freaked out. DH and I immediately went to the pharmacy and got fresh tests - one traditional and one digital. I took the traditional one first and BAM instant BFP as soon as it went across the test line. Took the digital and, of course, it was BFP too.
I'm stunned, scared, and giddy. We bought a smaller house when we stopped TTC and now have 4 dogs. It's crazy. I switched careers and took less pay to be happy since I didn't have more kids to supports. DH and I were looking forward to being DONE parenting in a few years and traveling. I'm happy for DH since this will be his first bio-child, but I'm not 100% excited yet. It doesn't feel real yet. I'll believe it fully when I see it on an u/s, maybe.
It's been a crazy morning.
Saw our healthy bean on 06.06.13 at 8w2d. Baby is measuring exactly as it should and still due Jan 14.2014
Had our anatomy scan this past week and IT'S A BOY!!
Hubs is overjoyed and I'm quickly getting used to the idea of having a son after having only a daughter for so long. Everything looks perfectly and healthy. Baby's weight was estimated at 11oz and he is a constant mover and shaker.
Finally reserving my space! Wanted to wait until we had told all the people we care most about.
This bean (EDD January 16) joins two big sisters (6.5 and 2.5 when he is born), and has two siblings watching over him from heaven.
BFP at 5w.
First appointment at 9w. OB said I am "definitely 9 weeks pregnant" based on the size/feel of my uterus.
Heartbeat check at 14w. Thumping away at about 142!
Anatomy scan at 19w- Definitely a boy! DD1 was thrilled! She had reminded me often that she wanted a baby brother. He looks healthy and measured right on for his gestational age. Couldn't ask for anything more!
Routine hb check at 23w. Everything still looking just fine.
24w- figured out seating arrangements! Fitting three kids into a midsize sedan posed a challenge, but with a lot of advice from friends and internet strangers, we figured it out, and we won't have to purchase a new vehicle to do it. Woot!
27w- Labs mostly normal. Hemoglobin borderline low (11.4). Not surprising- I tend to get anemic during my pregnancies. HB 142.
29w- Regularly spaced painful contractions, lasting just under an hour total, then turning into non-painful contractions, then eventually fading away. Made a call to the doctor's office and was told if I had 6+ in an hour that didn't go away with fluids and rest, to come in. Not ready to have this baby yet!
29w5d- Another appointment. HB still looking good around 135 bpm. Uterus measuring about a week big (30.5). Total weight gain about 12lbs so far, fairly similar to my other pregnancies, but I sure feel bigger this time!
Last edited by indianajones; 11-07-2013 at 03:25 PM.