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    JENN'S SPACE



    BACKGROUND
    I'm Jenn, proud mommy to Ayden, and wife to Ali. We've been TTC #2 for 5 cycles, and after 2 losses, we're proud to say - we're expecting again! I am VBAC hopeful! With my son, I didn't witness his birth because my epidural failed during a c-section. I am hoping this time around to not only be awake, but to have a much better experience all around.

    I charted for all 5 cycles and found it annoying but helpful. I kept ovulating late - so at least this way, I knew!

    THE WINNING CHART


    MY FIRST BABY: AYDEN ALI (OCTOBER 18, 2007)





    BFP: September 7, 2008 for an EDD of May 20, 2009. I kept testing and testing though LOL




    BELLY PICS!

    Just finding out - almost 4 weeks! A long way to go!

    9 weeks - a little bloated bump

    14 weeks (wow! It's really showing earlier!)

    16 weeks (holy COW!)

    18 weeks - popping out!

    20 weeks!


    21 weeks!

    22 weeks!

    23 weeks - bare belly!

    25 weeks - whoa, baby!

    26 weeks!

    28 weeks...hello 3rd trimester!

    30 weeks!

    32 weeks!

    33 weeks! I thought she was smaller but now she looks BIGGER than Ayden. ACK!

    34 Weeks - I think she's starting to make me feel like I'm tipping over lol.

    36 weeks:

    37 weeks (0 station and engaged in pelvis):


    APPOINTMENTS
    September 7, 2008: BFP!
    September 10, 2008: Beta #1 (at 14 DPO): HCG=80, Progesterone=20.5!
    September 12, 2008: Beta #2 (at 16 DPO): HCG=186 (it doubled!)
    September 18, 2008: U/S showed a sac! (at 22 DPO) HCG=4,211, Progesterone=13.7
    September 25, 2008: Beta #4 (at 29 DPO) HCG= 24, 411 (way more than doubled!)
    October 6, 2008: 2nd u/s - a little heartbeat, fetus, yolk sac, and fetal pole!
    November, 4, 2008: Heard the little heartbeat trotting away!
    November 11, 2008: First trimester u/s, 8:30 AM EST - everything looks fabulous! All genetic testing came back wonderful!
    December 2, 2008: 1st appointment with new OB, saw the little one, everything is great!
    December 12, 2008: FINALLY! Real consistent movement! How exciting!
    December 16, 2008: Heartbeat sounds great, got some blood testing done!
    December 19, 2008: 10:00 AM EST, The big U/S! SHE looks great! IT'S A GIRL!
    January 12, 2009: 10:00 AM EST, another u/s to check growth, she looks great!
    January 14, 2009: 8:20 AM EST, routine prenatal appointment, all is well after the flu!
    February 9, 2009: 9:20 AM EST, routine prenatal appointment and glucose testing (PASSED!)
    February 23, 2009: 9:20 AM EST, routine prenatal appointment, all is well, have Bronchitis!
    March 2, 2009: 9:30 AM, EST, 3/D-4D u/s - yay!
    March 9, 2009: routine prenatal appointment, all is well, not liking my weight.
    March 24, 2009: visit to the ER, couldn't breathe, severe Bronchitis.
    March 25, 2009: went to see OB, Mina sounds great, bed rest for 3 days, 8:10 AM EDT.
    March 30, 2009: routine prenatal appointment and follow-up from bed rest, 8:20 AM EDT, all is good!
    April 22, 2009: routine prenatal appointment, all is well, fingertip dilated still and 50% effaced, 0 station and engaged.
    May 6, 2009: 8:00 AM EDT, routine prenatal appointment and exam, 1 CM and 60% effaced.
    May 13, 2009: 8:00 AM EDT, routine prenatal appointment, had sizing u/s, baby measuring 8lb 12 oz.
    May 15, 2009: went in for membrane strip - water had broken! Mina was born via c-section at 11:21 PM!

    WEIGHT TRACKER
    GOAL WEIGHT: 165 at birth, if not lighter!
    Week 4 (just finding out): beginning weight 148 lbs.
    Week 8: 144
    Week: 12: 140
    Week 16: 140
    Week 18: 140
    Week 20: 143
    Week 22: 143
    Week 24: 146
    Week 26: 150
    Week 28: 151
    Week 30: 154
    Week 32: 154
    Week 34: 155
    Week 37: 158
    Week 39: 159

    WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE (Goal: 125)

    3 days PP: 155
    12 days PP: 138
    21 days PP: 135

    ULTRASOUND PHOTOS
    5 weeks, 1 day (sac, not yet a heartbeat, but in the right place, and it's just one!)


    8 weeks (little baby blob with heartbeat, bad pic tho!


    13 weeks (first trimester u/s, everything looks great!)





    The BIG u/s - 18W 2D - IT'S A GIRL!






    NURSERY UPDATES
    The bedding we have chosen - we are doing a lady bug theme for everything! Her walls are red, more pics to come!


    INTRODUCING: MINA GRACE
    Born: May 15, 2009
    Time: 11:21 PM
    Weight: 8lb 9oz
    Length: 21 inches
    Head: 14.5 inches



    STAY TUNED!
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    DS (Ayden):10-18-07
    DD (Mina): 5-15-09
    Jonah Anthony Due April 7, 2013!

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    Found out Oct 22, 2008
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    Default BFP Sept 8th YAY!!!

    My Name is Bonnie, I am 26, Married and have a sonn to be 2yr old on
    Dec 27th. Got my BFP today 10DPO, Showed up right away, I did have a early MC a couple months ago, But have good feelings on this one sticking, Will update pictures Later!!

    Bonnie

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    Reserving my space!!!!!

    Expecting our first!
    Me - Tara/28
    DH - Bob/30

    EDD 5/9/09
    1st doc appt 9/15/08
    1st u/s 9/23/08
    2nd u/s 10/6/08
    2nd doc appt 10/6/08
    3rd u/s 10/24/08
    3rd doc appt 10/24/08
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    ~ Tara

    April 19, 09: 37 week Take Home Twins!!!!
    Addison Bree - 5lb 6oz
    Brooke Isabella - 5lb 12oz



    4,043oz of BM donated!


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    Laurie's space

    Laurie/36
    DH: Jerry/34

    TTC since November 2007. This was a truly special month...O'd on my birthday!! BFP 13 dpo.

    EDD: May 15

    First OB appt. with Nurse Practitioner on Tuesday, October 7.
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    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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    Just Once....

    Just once I wish I could have spent a late hour rocking you in my arms,
    Just once I wish I could have gently lain you in your crib.
    I wish I could have changed a diaper,
    Chosen an outfit for the day,
    Given you a bath,
    and soothed your skin with lotion.
    Just once I wish I could have heard you cry out in loneliness for me,
    or spent time alone with you, just the two of us.
    Strolled you proudly through the shopping mall,
    Just once I wish I could have heard the words
    "What a beautiful, healthy baby boy!"

    Just once....

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    reserving now-will do more later!
    Hi Guys! My name is Elisabeth but most people call me Lizzy. I live in Pacific Beach, California (part of San Diego) with my boyfriend of 3 years Bart (Bartholomew-i know!). This is our first baby and quite a surprise but we are thrilled! I had a feeling for a long time I would get pregnant soon but we were avoiding pregnancy...well our tactics were no match for our baby because here he is!! I'm pretty sure it is a boy...I would LOVE a girl-next time!
    We have always planned on getting married but we were/are in no rush...it looks like our little one will be at our wedding

    My bf hates allllll the names I like and he is set on one name!



    Ok so we thought of it speaking about the greatest guitar player of all time before we even knew we were pregnant. Bart said it would be the perfect name for a baby boy...Little did we know there was already a baby in me! I like it...Its edgy and different which I like but I'm not totally sold...




    4/5/09: 34 weeks along and everything is great. We have a name Miles John, we decided his middle name would be after SO's father-whom I love very much.


    Finding Out:




    Get out of town!!! In disbelief...


    Bumps:
    Can't really tell...Why am I pinching my butt?


    6 weeks-so bloated!! I'm smaller now..


    10 weeks






    Df practicing with cousin Wade:



    AND I WAS RIGHT, IT IS A BOY! His name is Miles. Everything looks good so far. I've gained 7 pounds and am feeling ok minus bad back pain but I had back surgery a year ago so thats expected. It feels like forever and too soon that I will meet Miles...I can't believe I'm having a baby.


    I haven't updated in forever...So here are a couple pics


    24 weeks

    26 weeks (25 and some change) - I think i'm finally popping!
    Last edited by LoveLightandInsight; 04-05-2009 at 02:53 PM.
    Lots of Love,
    Lizzy and Bart-since 2/06
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    Reserving my space-- will be back with more

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