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**~~December Spaces~~**

**December 2011 Spaces**

:kaos3:Welcome to December 2011 and Congratulations to you all! :kaos3:

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).

Please read the following before posting!

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

* Once you reserve your "space," edit it each time you post something new. Please DO NOT create a new post for each new picture/piece of info you are posting. Do this by clicking the "edit" button in the bottom right hand corner of your post.

* Because this is already a picture-heavy thread, please turn off your signatures. You can do this by un-checking the "Show your signature" button before your click "submit" to post your message.

* Most importantly, POST PICTURES! We want to see those growing bumps and beautiful babies!

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I got my BFP on Wednesday 3/23! Yahoo EDD December 7th!

My chart that cycle...

4w: 548
4w2d: 1163

Ultrasound at 8w
Baby measured 8w3d with a heartbeat of 164!

Ultrasound at 21w
It's a GIRL!!!

30 week belly

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First appt: April 27th
First u/s may 4th 9w4d
Second OB appt may 25th 12w4d
First trimester (nuchal) screen: May 27th
Third OB appt June 22nd

9 weeks

13 weeks

13 weks


First appt yesterday. Typical appt with the long introduction and physical stuff. Things seem to be fine. Scheduled dating u/s for 9 weeks 4 days!

5/3 U/s went great! HB 175 measuring 9w5d (1 day ahead) and only one in there!! Whew!
5/25 Second OB appt. lost 1 lb. HB 165 or so.
5/27 Nuchal screening. Baby measures 5 days ahead already! Nuchal measurements were around 2.02-2.11 within normal range and they saw the nasal bone(all good signs) official results will be in about a week.

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I'm Katherine and dh & I are going on 15 wonderful years of marriage. This is our 4th baby, 6th pgcy. We have: ds-10yo (11 in a few weeks :eek: ) dd-8yo & dd-14mos old. We also had another son stillborn in 2008. Very excited for this baby and to be pg again. Dh and I took our first Vacation alone together since we've had children and this lil' one is our souvinier from Paris!!

[FONT=Century Gothic]EDD 12/13/11[/FONT]

+ test on: 3/28/11 & 3/29/11

Started spotting on 4/17

Had an u/s on 4/18 saw our baby and a beautiful heart beat!!! Spotting turned to bleeding.

4/19 Heavy bleeding - going in for another u/s 4/20

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I got my BFP in the afternoon on March 30th, at about 19DPO :o I wasn't charting that month, aside from tracking fertile CM and other signs, so I wasn't exact on my ovulation date, which is why I tested so late. So no temps...can't show a pretty chart! I completely thought we were out, as we had only got one BD session in during what I figured was the fertile window...and it was probably two days out from ovulation. Guess it worked anyway!! :rolleyes:

First BFP, afternoon March 30

And the second one, taken the morning of March 31

Due date is Dec 3rd!!!

So my doctor appointment with my GP went well and I just got my bloodwork done today. We have chosen a midwife, and our first appointment is Tuesday Apr. 19 Smile

We met our midwife Smile it went really well! She gave me good suggestions for dealing with nausea and getting through the first tri. We go again in two weeks, where we will have to let her know if we plan on doing prenatal genetic testing. Not sure how we feel about that yet.

We had our second midwife appointment, which was mostly just taking a detailed health history. We declined the prenatal genetic testing. If our diagnostic ultrasound around 18-20 weeks shows any soft markers, we will pursue further testing then. My one and only ultrasound (boo!! :() is scheduled for the afternoon on July 8th. We will likely hear the heartbeat for the first time around 13 weeks, at our next midwife appointment on May 26!

First belly pic was somewhere around this time Smile Forget the exact date, probably around 14 weeks?

We just had our third appointment, and we heard the heartbeat. I cried! It was in the 160's and sounded so clear. We are so thrilled!!! My physical exams went well too, everything is perfect. We feel so blessed that everything is going well.

And a couple weeks later, the next belly pic...about 16 weeks or so.

We heard the heartbeat again at our fourth appointment Smile a little slower this time at about 150, but still sounded clear and strong. Best part is we heard our baby do a somersault and move away from the Doppler after about a minute, it made me laugh!! All of my final blood work came back just fine, and the physical exam went well again too. Ultrasound in one week!!

We had our ultrasound today on July 8th! Everything looks good and on track for my due date. We will have official results in about a week.

First baby pic!

Just shy of 19 weeks belly pic!

Had our fifth midwife appointment this week. It all went fine, considering pregnancy is going smoothly for me so far so I typically don't have many questions or concerns. We heard the heartbeat again, sounding strong in the 150's like last time. Baby kicked the Doppler almost immediately and made the midwife laugh since she felt it quite strongly! We got the results of our ultrasound as well. Baby is healthy and everything looks just great, except in one image they thought the nasal bone looked a little short for the gestational age. However none of the images they got allowed them to make accurate measurements, so we go for a repeat ultrasound later in the week. We are very stressed and scared, but our midwife is reassuring us that it is nothing serious, it's a "new science" to mesure the nasal bone in the second trimester so there are a ton of inaccuracies, and since everything else is fine they aren't considering this an actual soft marker for any issues. Still stressful though, but we are enjoying the chance to see baby an extra time at least Smile our 3D ultrasound to find out the gender is in one week and one day!!! Biggrin

We had our follow-up u/s on July 29th, and pretty much got an entire repeat of a full diagnostic u/s. We managed to get results same day (amazing!) and got the final word: baby is perfect, healthy, and there are no anatomical abnormalities. Nasal bone measures just fine - in fact the tech who reviewed our previous images said it didn't look short at all and she doesn't know why they would have told us it could be. Yay for good news!!! Baby also weighs 438g, almost a pound Smile

There's baby waving hi Smile

And a belly pic at about 22 weeks:

And finally with just one week to go before we know who's in there, we decided on our names! Can't wait to find out if it's Connor Alexander or Elaina Rose Smile

Okay, so I missed a couple updates. We found out in the beginning of August that it is a GIRL!!! So shocked, we were sure it was a boy. But we are THRILLED to be having a girl...we just can't wait to meet her Smile we have bought tons of girl clothes over the last month. I am having so much fun! Girly stuff is WAY cuter Biggrin My mom and I made a road trip to Seattle to stock up on Carter's clothes since we don't have one here. Yayyyy!

Now at the end of August we have gone into shopping overdrive. Tons of clothes, and most importantly we got our car seat. Bringing that home was a big reality check! We also decided to do cloth diapering, and we started our stash (AMP hemp fitteds & Bummis covers). We will be placing our order for our crib and stroller in the next two weeks, and then we will be ordering all our nursery decor (finding a lot of it on Etsy). WOW...can't believe we are here already!

Our sixth midwife appointment was around this time too. I had a lot more questions as I'm starting to feel the aches and pains as I near the end of my second tri. I also talked a lot about some increased anxiety and nightmares...worried that something would be wrong with the baby or go wrong with the birth Sad I am feeling better now though. I also had my 1 hr GD test and passed it Smile but they discovered I have very low iron, and so I have to start supplements. Hopefully that will help me feel more energy and I won't be constantly short of breath/lightheaded.

A week or two after our midwife appointment I started having very strong Braxton Hicks, complete with shortness of breath, pulse racing, even dizziness. Not fun Sad I did page the urgent number and they said I was okay unless things got worse. Hopefully these don't become a regular thing. Also, prenatal classes start NEXT WEEK! Time is flying. My next midwife appointment is near the end of September, and after that I will be going every two weeks. We are getting so much closer to meeting our Elaina!

Well, September has gone pretty well!! Our prenatal classes have been amazing. We are learning so much, and DH really enjoys them too because he's learning how to support me in labour. I am feeling more empowered about a natural birth, but still freaked out too. We also did an infant/child first aid and CPR course which was really great, I feel good knowing those skills! On the downside...I am feeling pretty huge and uncomfortable by now. Sleeping is a huge issue for me. I wake up all the time, I can never get comfortable, I have intense thirst but then of course need to pee a bunch more times...and I have terrible heartburn Sad I'm exhausted through the day and my stress level is climbing at work, just because I can barely get there on time let alone stay there the whole day. So, my midwife is going to pull me out of work pretty soon. For sure by the end of October I think. I wonder if I can make it through the whole month...anyway, we are lucky that I will get paid during medical leave, and my maternity leave will start when the baby is born and I'll get the full 52 weeks with her Smile

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April 2, 2011: BFP (at 10dpo!) That's really early for me!
EDD: December 14, 2011
April 9, 2011: Confirmed our spot with our HB MW
First prenatal appointment booked for May 18, 2011 (10 weeks)

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BFP: April 7th
EDD: Dec 4th
1st appt was yesterday and saw the heart beating!!!!
This is our second child.

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BFP: April 16th (9dpo)
EDD: December 30th

1st appointment: 5/5/11
2nd appointment: 6/3/11- 160 BPM overall weight gain: +1 lb
3rd appointment: 7/1/11- 148 BPM overall weight gain: 0 lb
4th appointment: 7/29/11-

BFP Pictures:

Ultrasound Pictures:

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A Quick hello to all the other mommy to be's out there (and Daddy's to be if you are reading this).

This is my 2nd pregnancy with My husband. I was pregnant twice before I met him, and to date, I have no children. All (except this one) have resulted in m/c.

We are due Dec 15 and I am currently on Progesterone Supplements until our 10th week. We go for our first Ultra sound on the 28th. We are very nervous. My Biggest pregnancy complaint, is the night sweats. I wake up in the morning having soaked through my shirt and sheets Sad MS isn't too bad right now.

I also quite smoking 4 days after I found out I was pregnant. I read the Book "Allen Carr's easy ways to quite smoking". If you are struggling to quit smoking then I encourage you to read this book. I am having a much easier time then my hubby quiting...(He broke last night and had one, and I still haven't had a craving yet Smile

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My name is Jessicah and I am 28 years old. I have been married to my husband Bill for 5 years but we have been together for 9. We live in Southern Ohio. I am the proud Mommy of a 4 year old little girl. Her name is Brynna. I also have a 12 year old step-son, Billy, that I love very much!

I got my BFP on 4/18 after taking a HPT. This little one is due 12/26. Which just happens to be 2 days before my daughters birthday Smile

7 week appt.................6/9 - First Ultrasound, HB 137
12 week appt...............6/14 - HB 164.
13 week NT Scan..........6/20 - HB 158
16 week appt.............. 7/12 - HB 160, GTT (passed with a 113!), scheduled Anatomy scan for 7/25!!
18 week Gender Scan....7/25 - IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!! HR 154
19 weeks....................8/05 - Emergency appt due to poss amniotic fluid leakage, test neg, HB 150
20 weeks....................8/08 - Decided on a name, Ryan Andrew Smile
24 weeks....................9/06 - HB 152, up 5 lbs.
27 weeks....................9/27 - HB 150, up 4 lbs (148lbs), GTT and Rhogam shot next week
28 weeks....................10/3 - One hour GTT and Rhogam shot, failed one hour with 148
29 weeks...................10/10 - Three hour GTT
29 weeks...................10/11 - HB 152, down 1 lbs (147lbs), passed my 3 hr GTT (not sure how really!)
31 weeks...................10/25 - HB 152, up 3 lbs (150lbs), scheduled ultrasound to check growth
33 weeks...................11/08 - Still a boy, head down in pelvis, measuring 5lbs 11ozs, head @ 35wks
34 weeks...................11/14 - Up 3 lbs (153lbs), heard HB but no rate given, everything is great
36 weeks...................11/28 - Up 3 lbs (156lbs), HB 140, cervix check = high and no dilation
37 weeks...................12/05 - HB 148, no weight gain, cervix has dropped but no dilation, NST was good.
38 weeks...................12/13 - HB 141, up 2 lbs (158lbs), completely thinned out, induction next week Smile
39 weeks...................12/19 - Ryan Andrew born at 8:25pm. 8lbs 5ozs, 20.5 inches

Dr. Appts

3 days........................12/21 - 8lbs 3ozs. General check-up
9 days........................12/28 - 8lbs 13ozs. General check-up
17 days........................1/05 - 9lbs 11ozs, 20 3/4 inches, head 37.5cm. Milk protein allergy found
7 weeks, 4 days...........2/10 - 13lbs 2ozs, 22 inches. Shots received.

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I'm Carrie and my DH is Michael. I got my BFP on 4/13 and this is my first pregnancy. TTC has been a long journey for me. I had been trying since 2005 and hit many obstacles along the way, but I finally got pregnant on my own! I don't have an official due date yet, but it's estimated around December 17th. My first appointment is coming up on May 20.

Soooo Happy!!!

Eight Weeks Belly:
Eight Weeks

Twelve Weeks Belly:
12 Weeks

I had my first ultrasound on June 3rd and got the see the little bean moving around. The midwife changed our due date to December 13th and the u/s tech put our due date at December 19th. I guess we'll see when s/he wants to arrive. The heartbeat was in the 170s. It was so nice to finally see and hear our baby.

12 Weeks

12 Weeks

Next appointment: June 30th.

June 30 appointment went well. Not much to tell. Got to hear the baby's heartbeat (in the 147-150 range). Results of nuchal scan were low risk. Next appointment: July 28th...hopefully, we'll find out the gender.

15 Week Belly:
15 weeks

17 Week Belly:
17 weeks

I had my anatomy scan on July 28 and it's a GIRL! The sonographer said she looks healthy and right on track. We really only got to see her spine because she had her head buried deep in my pelvis and wouldn't come out to play. We didn't get a good look at her facial profile.

20 Week Belly:
20 Weeks

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My name is Elle and I have been married to DH for 3 years. This is our first pregnancy and we are so excited!! We got our BFP at 10 DPO on April 14th.

First Appointment: May 19th
EDD: December 26, 2011

I am 5w4d today and the all-day queasiness started... hope it doesn`t turn into full blown morning sickness.

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Hey everyone! I originally joined the board three three years ago when I was pregnant with my DD. Now I am back, pregnant with number 2! Here's the lowdown:

1. Something brief about yourself- 36 years old, pg with no. 2
2. Info about your appointments had one- Due DECEMBER 9th
3. Pics of your BFP, your growing belly, ultrasounds, nursery shots, etc. can't get it off my phone right now!
4. Additional pregnancy tickers Not done one yet!
5. Anything else you want to share related to your pregnancy (please keep as brief as possible). I was going to try to hide the pregnancy until the end of school (I teach), but showing way too much to get away with that! :rolleyes:

My main gripe: when did "Advanced Maternal Age" become ELDERLY MATERNAL CARE?!?!?!?!:mad:

That just ain't right.....

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Hi, My name is Julie or Jules, and have been married to my DH for over 6 years (together 13), and we have an almost 3 year old son named Rogan. It took us 9 months to conceive Rogan, so we thought it might take a few months with this one, but it was literally 2 weeks. I got my BFP on March 30. We are due around Dec. 7th. This will be our last one, so I'm going to enjoy it as much as possible!

Had one uneventful appointment in April and have another on May 25. Hopefully will hear the heartbeat and get an US some time this month.

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My name is Krista. I have a beautiful 2yr old boy named Braiden Robert. He is a handful but so fun. I am hoping for a girl on this one so we can be done. My DH and I are pretty young. 21 & 23. His name is Jeremy but I call him Jer. We have been together for 4 1/2 years and are very much happy with eachother. We are super excited for this new bean and can't wait for December! (even though I secretly love being pg because DH likes to wait on me whatever whenever I need him Dirol haha)
I got pg two weeks before my 21st birthday and didn't know until a week after. So this whole pg is quite a surprise but very welcomed. The sacrafices for children Wink

We're Pregnant!!! 3/25/10 - first positive test

First real sign of a bump:

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Hello there! My name is Krystal, I am 29 years old and I live in Las Vegas, NV. I have been married for 5 years this December (our anniversary is the day after my EDD!). I have two beautiful stepsons (they live in Idaho with their mom, though), a nine year old DS, a six year old DS, a two year old DD... and #4 is due December 1!

-Had first dr. appt 4/29... all was well!

-First U/S was 5/3... right on with my EDD, baby's HR was 166!

-OB appt 5/27, HR was 158... everything looks good!

-Had an elective U/S 6/3 and found out we are having another BOY!!

-OB appt on 6/9 was an emergency as I was prescribed some medication that was causing bleeding and cramping... everything turned out OK though, thank God!

-OB appt 6/24... everything is good, just some backache, HR is 153!

-Anatomy U/S was on July 8, he looks perfect, HR was 148!!!

-OB appt 7/25... everything looks good, up 12 lbs now (uuggghh!!)

-OB appt 8/23... all is well with baby, she can't get him to sit still to hear his HB because mommy drank Starbucks before her appt lol! Up 13 lbs...

-OB appt 9/12... HR is great, measuring a week ahead, up 16 lbs!

-OB appt 9/27... everything is normal and on track, up 20 lbs (shamefully lol)

-3D U/S 10/4... baby is about 4 lbs, he's absolutely beautiful, chubby cheeks, lots of hair, HR is 138

-OB appt 10/11... measuring a week and a half ahead, up 25 lbs, baby looks good!

-OB appt 10/25... still measuring ahead, now by two weeks, up 28 lbs, HR is 145, she wants me to come in for an U/S to measure how big baby is

-OB U/S 10/26... baby is measuring almost two weeks bigger than where he should be, they're now setting the due date around 11/22, estimated weight is 6 lbs 8 oz already, head is 9cm around!

-OB appt 11/8... baby is measuring 41 weeks now and I'm dilated 3CM! OB ordered an U/S with a peri to get another guestimate on his weight and size... peri appt scheduled for Monday 11/14 as well as OB appt right after.

-OB appt 11/14... had an U/S with the perinatologist, baby is still measuring large and estimated weight is 7 lbs 12 oz! Tested negative for GBS, Dr. says she doesn't want baby to go past 39 weeks due to his size, so she'll most likely induce the 25th or the 26th of this month... I'm 4CM dilated!

-OB appt 11/22... during my cervical check I was dilated 6CM so the OB sent me straight over to the hospital to have him!!!

Trystan Magnus Petersen, born November 22, 2011 @ 4:53PM, weight 9lbs 1oz, length 19in, apgars 8 and 9!!!

My beautiful boy at 30 weeks!
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I took a home preg. test on Good Friday. I really wasn't sure, as I had had a tubal ligation (tying of the tubes) done after my 4th child October 2003. I did have one miscarriage a year and half later at 15 weeks along. Sad We were surprised that that was the issues I was having then. So here I am 7 1/2 years after my last one, and starting all over again! We are excited! Since the miscarriage I have prayed and hoped for a long time that the Lord would provide us with another child; He has! I am due on Dec. 23rd!

My first appt.: May 27 hb-171 All looks good. Had first u/s to verify dd and all is well with baby.

Sorry not sure how to browse for my pictures.


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April 6, 2011: positive test
April 19, 2011: first OB appointment, one sac one heartbeat
June 4, 2011: TWINS!! 80-90% sure it's 2 boys
June 23, 2011: everyone's OK
July 14, 2011: everyone's OK, still likely 2 boys
July 26, 2011: ER visit, everyone's OK
July 30, 2011: everyone's OK, definitely 1 boy and can't figure out the other
August 26, 2011: anatomy scan, everyone's GREAT! 1 boy (100% sure) and 1 girl (95% sure)
August 31, 2011: L&D visit, everyone's OK
September 10, 2011: definitely a boy and a girl, funneling cervix - home rest
September 15, 2011: no cervical change
September 24, 2011: cervix lengthening a lot, everyone's OK
September 30, 2011: cervix is great, everyone's OK and learning to breath!
October 14, 2011: they're great! cervix wouldn't be normal for a singleton, but it's good enough
October 27, 2011: they're good, cervix is going to hold for a couple of weeks, vaginal birth?!???
November 11, 2011: 2cm, the boy is good, the girl might need help breathing, she's not growing well
November 15, 2011: good NST, fluids a little low, c'mon out anytime now!!
November 18, 2011: still 2 cm, good NST, fluids lower, seriously, get out of there!!
November 22, 2011: good NST, fluids much better, no freakin' reason to induce, UGH
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Since I'll have a Dec baby I decided to C&P my January space here:

I'm Jenn - Dh is Jus - DS is Deacon. I got pg with Deacon after IVF and 2 FETs in 2008. I was told I would never be able to get pregnant on my own - literally I was just told that in March. I have been TTC on my own for 10-11 years and have never gotten pg without ART. But God had bigger plans for us - I got my BFP on Good Friday, April 22 at 12dpo. I wasn't expecting to test that day, I hadn't even considered the possibility of being pregnant. We are shocked and elated!

My first appt is May 20th for an ultrasound to date the pregnancy.

First OB appt on 5/13 with u/s. Saw the baby and heard the heartbeat! EDD is Jan 1. HB 122
Second OB appt on 5/27 with u/s. Saw the baby, heard the heartbeat, everything is measuring right on track. Had lost 2 lbs since first appt. HB 183
Third OB appt on 6/20 - HB was 153 on the doppler and 164 with the u/s. Everything looked great and the baby measured perfectly. I measured 3 days ahead.
~*~*~Snuck in a sneak peek to find out the gender on July 16th - It's a girl!~*~*~
Forth OB appt - July 18, 8:30 am HB was 144-ish, weight is up about 7-8 lbs. Talked about scheduling my repeat csection on 12/28.
Fifth OB appt and big ultrasound - 8/15, 3:45 pm
Sixth Sept 9, 8:30 am - GD test - I passed!
[COLOR=Black]Seventh Oct 10, 8:30 am - 28 week appt - Next I start my 2 week appts!
Eighth Oct 24, 4 pm, routine


So thankful for the people that love us and want to bless this LO with gifts:
Oct 22 - My family
Nov 5 - DH's family
Nov 10 - work