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April 2013 Spaces

April 2013 Spaces!

:kaos3:Congratulations! :kaos3:

Please reserve your spot here AFTER you get your BFP. [LEFT]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.


tmp81's picture
Joined: 11/16/06
Posts: 67

Hi my name is Tonya, I am 30 years old and DH is 33. We have been married for 6 years and have a 5 year old daughter. I have an 11 year old daughter from a previous marriage. This will be my 3rd and last child. This is also my first ever planned pregnancy! Smile We are hoping for a boy!! I am starting this pregnancy way overweight. I am 5'3" and 200 lbs. I was the same size for DD#2 and only gained 10 pounds while pregnant. Shooting for the same this time.

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EDD is Apirl 7th 2013

1st appointment with Midwife: August 23rd - It could have went a lot better. I wasn't very happy with the center or the midwife. I am going to see how the next appointment goes before I make a decision to find someone else.
1/28/13- I found out I have Gestational Diabetes. I have an appointment on Friday to speak with a specialist about it. I will be adjusting my diet in hopes that will be enough to get my sugar levels under control.

2/23/13 I had my baby shower today. My BFF and my threw it for me. It was wonderful. I have the best time and got the cutest things! I am so blessed.

Also, my blood sugar numbers are not going down so I was put on Glyburide top lower it. SO far they have had to up my dose twice and my numbers still are not under control. I may be put on insulin very soon. I hope they will do the c-section early (37 weeks) so i can get my body back and get rid of this Gestational Diabetes. Its really messing up my body and not good for the baby.

3/19/13 My blood sugar is still an issue. It isnt being controlled the way they like. we are doing the best we can with the meds and the diet though. One of the main issues I am having is Sugar crashes as low as the 40's.

[SIZE=4]~*~C-Sections date is scheduled for April 2nd!~*~

BFP pic! This is 16 DPO

1st Ultrasound appointment: Sept 20, 2012

Belly shots!

34 Weeks

37 weeks~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~38 weeks

8/2/12 = 199 lbs
9/19/12 = 199 lbs
10/20/12 = 205 lbs
11/20/12 = 208 lbs
12/20/12 = 206 lbs
1/20/13 = 209 lbs
3/19/13 = 212 lbs

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Joined: 04/30/11
Posts: 515

I'm Jess (25), and FH is Paul (27). We've been together for almost 7 years now, and we're getting married in just a few weeks on September 1!

FH was diagnosed with testicular cancer in April 2011, so TTC went to the front of the line. He had surgery to remove the affected testicle, and goes for regular monitoring now to make sure it doesn't come back. It wasn't in our plan to TTC before the wedding, but having a family is very important to us. We didn't want to wait too long in fear that the cancer may come back, and they'd have to take his other testicle (so far, no sign of that!).

We got a BFP on August 5th, we were very surprised, and very excited!

10 DPO, 4 hour hold at 8:45 PM ^

11 DPO FMU ^


First midwife appointment scheduled for September 20th

August 21 - Trip to the ER because of bleeding
August 24 - First u/s to determine cause of bleeding
August 27 - First round of bloodwork to set baseline for Beta HCG (33,628!!)
September 4 - Second round of bloodwork, 82,000+
September 10 - 2nd u/s, showed 2 empty sacs measuring 6 weeks

:angel10: Loss 13.09.12 at 9 weeks

Best of luck to all of the April 2013 ladies!

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Joined: 10/24/13
Posts: 1106

Saving a space for Itty Bean. Dirol
I'll make it look cool when I'm not as school.

VTAlum01's picture
Joined: 01/23/07
Posts: 136

Hi I'm Jenn. Married to Joe on May 23, 2012.

I have two babies from a previous marriage. Ayden and Mina.

This was not a planned pregnancy but we are so excited.

DUE APRIL 9, 2013!

First BFP: July 25, 2012!


August 9, 2012: Ultrasound revealed gestational and yolk sac measuring 6 MM at 5 W 2 D!
August 27, 2012: 1st prenatal and another ultrasound!

5 W 4 D (August 11, 2012):

Check back for photos coming soon Smile

Joined: 07/26/04
Posts: 1595

OMG! So stinkin' excited about being here!

A little about me. I'm Marisol, 32. I have been with DH since 6th grade...so do the math! Smile We have a DD Emily that is 7. We have been TTC since late 2009. We had an unsuccessful cycle with IVF in June, and finally got our BFP yesterday. We are very cautiously expecting this baby, and the entire family is praying for a successful 9 months!! They are all baby hungry! LOL!

Some pics...

Ultrasound Pics!
Day of Transfer...3 Embryos


6w0d 113BPM

7W0D 143BPM

8w6d Released to OB! Smile

10W3D! First OB appt!

First Belly Pic...From last week a little over 9w! Sorry for the messy house!


15 weeks!

16.5 weeks...almost 17 weeks.

21.6 weeks

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Joined: 04/26/04
Posts: 3

Hello all! I am new to this posting into a sticky thread thingy...hopefully I'm doing it correct. Anyway, I'm Kristin and DH and I have been married since 9-09. We have a DS who is 22 months. We just got our BFP on 8-12-12. Can't wait to talk to the rest of you and share all our wonderful (and not so wonderful) moments during this 9+ month journey. Smile

How do I add pics?

Lilypie Maternity tickers

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Joined: 06/29/06
Posts: 6427

About Me:

My name is Alissa, and I'm 32. I have been married to DH (31) for 7 years. We have a 4 year old son named Tristan. We have been TTC #2 since 2010, and I have had two losses since then. Because of that, I went through a bunch of testing and we came up with some reasons (MTHFR mutation, clotting issues, thyroid issues) that may have caused the miscarriages, and we have been treating those issues for this pregnancy. My doctor is monitoring me very closely and responding quickly to my concerns because of my history and health issues, which is why I've already had 3 ultrasounds. Smile Everything crossed that this is our sticky take home bean!

Appointments and special dates:
EDD - 4/2/2013
Conception Date - 7/10/2012
BFP - 7/21/2012 (11 dpo)
First drs appt - 7/24/2012
First u/s - 8/6/2012 - We have a hb! 98 bpm
Second u/s - 8/13/2012 - 132 bpm
Third u/s - 8/16/2012 - 156 bpm
8/21/2012 - appt with OB and brief u/s - Everything looks great and SCH seems to be healing!
9/5/2012 - appt with OB and brief u/s to check for hb - Waving, dancing baby! Yahoo
9/24 - NT Scan and OB visit - hb 166 - NT measurements normal, u/s tech said she thinks it is a girl!!!
10/24/2012 - Regular OB visit. HB in the 150's, weight looks good, fundus is measuring on time, everything looks good.
11/19 - Anatomy/gender ultrasound scheduled with OB visit - It's a boy!!!!!
12/17 - OB visit + 1 hr glucose - Diagnosed with gestational Diabetes
Next Visits - 1/9 - Growth U/S and 1/15 - OB appt

Baby Pics:

BFP! 11 dpo









Belly Pics:

6w4d and suuuuper bloated!




Extra Tickers

eliann's picture
Joined: 04/19/11
Posts: 2439

Hi, I'm Elizabeth (31), DH is Justin (30) and we got married October 29, 2012. I've been wanting a baby for like 3 years now, but DH wanted to wait. Six months ago I convinced him to go for it and here we are already pregnant! We are super excited! Got our first bfp at 9dpo and the digital said "pregnant" on 11 dpo.

1st Midwife Appointment-09/21

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Joined: 07/03/10
Posts: 511

About Me:
My name is Joy, i'm 27 and have been married to DH George(26) for over 8 years. We have 3 beautiful children together: Haylee(9), Damien(4), and Jace(1). We are very excited to be welcoming a new baby next April. We are pretty sure this will be our last baby, but then we also said that about our last 2! After having all my children by c-section I am hoping to try for a VBA3C with this baby!

1st Appointment 8-24-12



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Joined: 07/23/07
Posts: 1743

Hi all, I'm Vicki (28 ) married to Tim (30) for 6 years. We have a son Micaiah (4) and a daughter Noel (2). We (well more like I) have been patiently waiting to TTC #3 and the first month we tried, we got it!

I love going the whole midwife/birthing center route which we tried with my son and it didn't work out. I developed pre-eclampsia during labor which escalated into full scale eclampsia when I started having seizures, was transferred to the hospital and had a c-section. Despite that whole stressful ordeal, my daughter was born very peacefully into water after 8 hours of manageable labor. I hope to repeat the same thing this time around!

BFPs at 10 and 12 dpo:

EDD April 20th but who's counting!

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Joined: 09/30/11
Posts: 844

Hi I am Sandy (28 ). I have a daughter from a previous marriage who is 4 years old and the spitting image of me when I was young Smile DH and I had our first child together in May, an adorable little boy who looks just like his daddy. We just found out we will be expecting our next child and while it was not planned we are thrilled!

I have a history of losses due to MTHFR gene abnormality with a combination of low progesterone issues during pregnancy. So we are cautious but the Drs are doing what they can Smile this will be a repeat c-section for me and I am totally thrilled with it! Still not 100% sure of my due date due to irreg periods but it will be towards the end of April but.....if past predicts the future I will go the begining of April as I had DD at 37wks and DS at 37wk 2 days.

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Joined: 01/31/09
Posts: 1134

Hi I'm Rebecca (33) married to my DH for 7 years. We have one daughter, Isabelle who was born in October 2010 (10/10/10!). This was our first cycle TTC #2 so I was pleasantly surprised to get a BFP so quickly.

EDD April 22

1st appointment Oct. 11. Saw the heartbeat! Baby measuring 12 wks, 5 days.

2nd appointment Nov. 15. Baby's heartrate was 158 and baby was moving a lot. My weight was 174 1/2 lbs. and blood pressure 120/75.

Nov. 30 Ultrasound. Its a girl!!!

Joined: 10/02/11
Posts: 1937

Hi ladies! My name is Jessica, DH is Tim. We've been married for....3 months..:) We dated in 10th grade for like a month, he said I didn't pay him enough attention (which is complete crap, we went to Busch Gardens and I fell asleep on the way home and it made him mad...lol) so we went our separate ways. I got married to a guy that treated me like a maid and I dealt with it because he kept telling me no one would ever want me. I'm a big girl, so I believed him. I got a new position at my job and for some reason, I grew some self esteem. I looked Tim up on Facebook just to see what he was up too, we ended up talking ( at this point I was going through a divorce ) and we've been together ever since! On our FIRST date, he said he was never getting married again. (he had been married once before to a butthead I knew in high school). Well, that changed when he proposed on Christmas Eve 2011. I love that man something fierce.
Anyway, we started jlit last August. I got pregnant in September, but had a chemical pregnancy. I got pregnant in December/January but ended up with an ectopic pregnancy. I got the shots of MTX so my tube was saved. Then I got pregnant in June.
July 29th: Missed Period. Immediate + on HPT. LMP June 29th.
Aug 3rd: First Doc Appt - took blood and did a pap (did not check my Hcg Level which kinda irked me!)
Aug 15: First u/s. Incredibly nervous after tubal last time BUT baby is in the right spot, measuring right on and we saw a heartbeat! Yeah - I cried.

Aug 29th: Dating u/s. Heard the heartbeat..nice and strong. 165 BPM. Baby grew lots! They brought my due date up one day.

Sept 19th: I was freaking out over a pain on my left side and thought I might be having some (TMI) discharge. Nurse said to come in. I saw the MW who rolled in the ultrasound machine for some peace of mind. At first, looked like baby was just ...there. But the heartbeat was beating fast... she turned the wand thing around and there was baby going to town! Kicking and punching and bouncing all around. It was too cute! I'm *still* not really thinking I'm pregnant, maybe it'll kick in when I can actually feel the baby.
Sept 21st: Baby is 12 weeks today!! Time is flying by.
Oct 17th: Went in for a check up today. She found the heartbeat immediately, said it was around 140 bpm. She also said I'm dehydrated and not eating enough protein. Set up my gender scan for November 20th at 3.
Gender scan went well! The OB said everything measured okay, but she didn't go into detail about anything at all. Baby wanted to hide the goods with a leg, but finally moved it. We're having a BABY GIRL!!! I'm so floored! There's SO many boys and mine and DH's side, I figured a boy was a definite. But we are so happy! DH is gonna be so wrapped around her finger, haha.
He came up with a name: Julie. He gave me some choices and I liked that one. So, she's gonna be Julie Frances. Frances is after his dad (his middle name was Frances). Tomorrow, I meet that "24" week mark that I've set for myself to be the week I can allow myself (and others) to buy stuff for her. I'm excited to have made it this far!
Feb 10th - I suck at keeping this thing updated! I'm 32 weeks and 2 days today! HOLLLLYYY CRAP! 32!! I'm due in less than two months. Crazy-ness. We had a baby shower this past weekend and got LOADS of goodies! I'm excited because most of my big ticket items were bought for me, WOOT! Julie bounces around in there alot. She's most active between like 5 and 7 at night. I stare at my stomach alot. When Tim puts his hand there to feel, she immediately stops - haha. Last night, finally, he did feel her rolling around in there. It's not so much jabs and punches anymore, it's ...rolls is the best way I can describe it. It's almost like her butt goes from one end to the other. Makes my tummy look funny. Doc visits are at every other week, now. Just trudging along here!

lmiller626's picture
Joined: 07/18/10
Posts: 206

Hello all!

About Me:
My name is Leslie and I'm 30 yrs old. DH (Tom) is 48 (yes there is a large age difference and NO I dont have daddy issues, my dad and I had a good and healthy relationship). We were married May 19, 2012 so we've only been married a few months but we've been together a total of 3 years. Its both of our second marriages, I do not have any children prior to this baby but Tom has a son. I got married to my high school sweet heart and it was a horrible abusive relationship. I met Tom and I cant believe how happy he makes me, total opposite of my ex. You live and you learn. We were in no way TRYING to have a baby but we had talked about starting to try in the fall so we're not much earlier then we had planned. Tom teases me saying that had we actually done it when we planned to then I'd have backed out b/c I would have been too scared and put it off... he's probably right to be honest. Everything happens for a reason and I believe getting pg before we had planned is a good thing. We're both so excited about this baby and I'm thrilled to finally be part of a birth board!!! I've been a member of the Thinking of Conceiving boards for years. I think I've wanted to be a mom since forever so very excited to finally get to have the chance! Look forward to getting to know each of you!

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Joined: 07/18/10
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Oops! I didnt mean to make my picture that big! Sorry everyone! Anyone know how to resize it?