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Joined: 07/06/08
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How many kids do you have now?:
More babies in the future?:
Birth plan?:
When will you tell family?:
Any symptoms yet?:
Cravings?:
Will you do a FB announcement?:
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Joined: 07/06/08
Posts: 7033

Name/age:Anna/32
DH name/age: Kurt/40
How many kids do you have now?: 2
More babies in the future?: Planning to be done after this, but neither of us is willing to do anything permanent.
Birth plan?: VBA2C at a birth center
When will you tell family?: Planning to make it a Thanksgiving surprise.
Any symptoms yet?: Really too early, but I have been fatigued and craving spicy food.
Cravings?: Anything spicy. I guess jalapenos and hot sauce will be my friends for a bit.
Will you do a FB announcement?: If I do one it'll be very obscure and I don't think anyone pays enough attention to my FB to even notice it.
Anything else you want to share? When my kids act like heathens I wonder what on earth I'm getting myself into with a 3rd kid! But we are excited anyway!

Joined: 07/28/09
Posts: 36

I just got my BFP today!

Name/age: Sarah, 23
DH name/age: Austin, 22
How many kids do you have now?: Michael, 3.5 years old (March 2010 baby)
More babies in the future?: I'd like three!
Birth plan?: Hoping for a VBAC
When will you tell family?: My mom, dad, and step-mom both know, along with some few close friends, I'll tell everyone else closer to or in the second trimester.
Any symptoms yet?: Oh boy do I! Saturday (6 DPO) my nipples started itching and I began getting shooting pain in my breasts and cramps began. Sunday (7 DPO) I began to have sharp cramps and was very fatigued, along with a sore throat. Monday (8 DPO) I tested BFN, went for a run and when I got back I had (tmi alert) a glob of beige colored cm in my undies. I also began to have heavier cramps. Here's the kicker..I started getting COLOSTRUM come out of my breasts. That's when I knew. Granted I had to give them a hard squeeze, but still! Then today, Tuesday (9 DPO) I had pink tinged cm after a night of VERY restless sleep. I tested with a .99 cent cheapie and BFN. I had waves of nausea all day and picked up a box of FRER. I didn't think I'd use them until the weekend, but I couldn't help myself lol. I even drank a huge Gatorade and peed 3 times within the hour prior to testing, and the BFP still came up within a minute!!
Cravings?: None so far. My stomach isn't interested in food at the moment. I get waves of nausea and then go straight to extreme hunger, but still, nothing sounds good.
Will you do a FB announcement?: Most likely, but much later on.
Anything else you want to share?: Nope! Other than I am very excited to be here. We were NTNP for two months, then active trying for three, so I'm excited I'm pregnant now.

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Joined: 11/11/07
Posts: 24

Name/age: Michelle/31
DH name/age: Justin/33
How many kids do you have now?: 4 yo DS
More babies in the future?: This will be the last one.
Birth plan?: VBAC
When will you tell family?: End of Oct probably, after my first appt
Any symptoms yet?: Nausea, sore BBs, fatigue
Cravings?: None yet
Will you do a FB announcement?: Probably
Anything else you want to share?: Hoping for this one to be full term since DS was born at 34 weeks.

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Joined: 09/10/13
Posts: 100

Name/age: Aurora /26
DH name/age.: 27
How many kids do you have now?: 4 yr old DS
More babies in the future?:This would be our last
Birth plan?:VBAC
When will you tell family?: waiting until our first trimester to tell others
Any symptoms yet?: thankfully none, yet. DH seems to feel nauseous, a win for me if he gets it this time lol
Cravings?: None
Will you do a FB announcement?:most likely after the first trimester.
Anything else you want to share?:after 2 previous MC, we are praying for a healthy pregnancy.

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Joined: 01/05/09
Posts: 115

Name/age: Jessica/34
DH name/age: Mark/35
How many kids do you have now?: 6
More babies in the future?: As many as the Lord wants to bless us with!
Birth plan?: Water Home Birth
When will you tell family?: Already Have
Any symptoms yet?: Tired
Cravings?: Coconut Blueberry Porriage, oh my, I want some right now!
Will you do a FB announcement?: Nope
Anything else you want to share?: I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to carry another child. I'll be praying this time that I don't have placenta previa ( last time at 13 weeks I started bleeding, freaked me out, found out it was due to placenta previa and the placenta did end up moving up later on and everything turned out fine!)

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Joined: 01/05/09
Posts: 115

Name/age: Jessica/34
DH name/age: Mark/35
How many kids do you have now?: 6
More babies in the future?: As many as the Lord wants to bless us with!
Birth plan?: Water Home Birth
When will you tell family?: Already Have
Any symptoms yet?: Tired
Cravings?: Coconut Blueberry Porriage, oh my, I want some right now!
Will you do a FB announcement?: Nope
Anything else you want to share?: I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to carry another child. I'll be praying this time that I don't have placenta previa ( last time at 13 weeks I started bleeding, freaked me out, found out it was due to placenta previa and the placenta did end up moving up later on and everything turned out fine!)

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Joined: 06/09/08
Posts: 284

Name/age: Nichole (33)
DH name/age: Brandon (28)
How many kids do you have now?: Christopher (4) Cooper (3)
More babies in the future?: Maybe 1 more
Birth plan?: VB at a Hospital
When will you tell family?: Told them today!
Any symptoms yet?: Heartburn and some Nausea
Cravings?: Not any yet
Will you do a FB announcement?:Yes We posted it tonight after we told family!
Anything else you want to share?: Very excited to be here!!

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Joined: 08/25/11
Posts: 330

Name/age: Ashley - 33
DH name/age: Marcus - 38
How many kids do you have now?: 3
More babies in the future?: NO!
Birth plan?: VB at hospital
When will you tell family?: Probably sometime in October or however long we can hold out - we're trying to come up with a creative way to tell them
Any symptoms yet?: heartburn, moodiness, fatigue
Cravings?: not necessarily cravings but i think i could eat hamburgrers and mexican 24/7
Will you do a FB announcement?: probably not
Anything else you want to share?: we're still trying to wrap our heads around having 4 kids in our household!

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Joined: 03/07/09
Posts: 351

Name/age: Kristie, 28
DH name/age: Shane, 32
How many kids do you have now?: I have two, a girl and a boy.
More babies in the future?: Just this one.
Birth plan?: Hoping for a natural hospital birth. Other 2 births were inductions with epidurals and then pp hemorrhaging. Beee
When will you tell family?: Maybe after my first ultrasound which will be on 6wks 6 days.
Any symptoms yet?: The only thing that I *might* be feeling relating to pregnancy is fatigue. I'm an AWFUL insomniac but I've been tired a lot the past 2 days. I'm 4wks 1 day right.
Cravings?: No.
Will you do a FB announcement?: I'll just post the ultrasound photo, nothing fancy.
Anything else you want to share?: I'm not shouting it from the rooftops this time around because my bestie just had her first child, and my cousin is having her second - (but opposite gender than her first). So I'm letting them enjoy the spotlight and I'm going to be more low key. Prob no weekly FB belly pics like the last 2 times lol. I just want to enjoy it all because I expect this to be my final pregnancy (as long as it sticks). I'm hoping DH will get snipped afterward. He says he will, but I'll believe it when we get the doctor bill haha.

Joined: 07/21/07
Posts: 110

Name/age: Jenny/33
DH name/age: Tom/39
How many kids do you have now?:2
More babies in the future?: this is probably our last
Birth plan?: repeat c-section
When will you tell family?: immediate family prob right away/ in laws not for a while
Any symptoms yet?: sore bb's, heartburn like crazy! Moody
Cravings?:nothing yet but I do notice I was constantly hungry yesterday which I thought was weird bc I was just getting over a stomach bug.
Will you do a FB announcement?: not for a while maybe month 4?
Anything else you want to share?:I used to be a teacher but am now a sahm. I love being with my kids. I still feel like I am in complete shock it has taken so long for us to get here.my boys have been asking for a sister for so long now, I wonder what they would think if its a boy lol

Joined: 07/29/13
Posts: 451

Name/age: Steph/28

DH name/age: Greg/31

How many kids do you have now?: I have 2 from my previous marriage and now DH and I are expecting our first together!!

More babies in the future?: We want one more after this one...but even after that we won't do anything dramatic to prevent pregnancy. I'm never cutting anything in my body again. DH won't either

Birth plan?: I've already been given the go ahead for a VBAC. We've got our midwife and we're going to attempt a home birth. HBA2C (Home Birth After 2 Caesarians)

When will you tell family?: I already told my mom and my stepmom. DH knows of course but the rest of the family will have to wait AT LEAST until my early U/S confirms that our nudger is not ectopic

Any symptoms yet?: Slightly sore breasts, sensitive nipples. But these are symptoms I get for a week before AF. The only difference is the symptoms are not as strong. We're taking that as a good sign.

Cravings?: No cravings yet

Will you do a FB announcement?: We will...after the 1st Trimester...If I can hold out that long

Anything else you want to share?: I'm just so happy to be here! I've had 2 M/C in the past. I just got my tubes untied. H&Ping for a healthy pregnancy and baby! Early U/S to confirm baby location is still unscheduled.

Joined: 01/25/08
Posts: 12

Name/age: Jeni 28
DH name/age: Asa 28 next month
How many kids do you have now?: One DD 4 next month
More babies in the future?: at least one more after this one
Birth plan?: Natural as possible, but probably at the Hospital.
When will you tell family?: Already told. (I'm a little excited) Biggrin
Any symptoms yet?: Nausea off and on, fatigue, some bloating
Cravings?: Not really, but have had a couple instances of aversions so far.
Will you do a FB announcement?: Just did the other day. I'm not a huge fan of waiting to tell people, if you couldn't tell. Blum 3 For Facebook, I got my daughter a shirt that says "Awesome Big Sister" and took a couple pictures of her wearing it. I posted that with the caption, "Why yes, I am trying to say something here." It was cute. Smile
Anything else you want to share?: I'm trying to figure out what kind of newborn cloth diapers to buy. We cloth diapered our daughter, but we didn't start till she was about 5-6 months old, so I don't have any of the little-little ones yet.

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Joined: 09/29/13
Posts: 27

Name/age: Kim 32
DH name/age: Louie 31
How many kids do you have now?:Two boys, 3 in Dec and 14 mo
More babies in the future?: probably not, might adapt at some point
Birth plan?: CSection, first one induced, 32 hrs and only dilating to 5, second VBAC attempt, water broke on own, dilated completely and pushed for 5 hrs before deciding on csection.
When will you tell family?: As we see them. So spread out between October and beginning of November
Any symptoms yet?: sore bbs, already hungry all the time
Cravings?: Mexican
Will you do a FB announcement?: yes, nothing big though
Anything else you want to share?: I have been on this board since my first son in 2010 but couldn't get logged in so here starting over again.

~Kim

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Joined: 04/22/08
Posts: 999

Name/age: Kristin, 32
DH name/age: Donald, 30
How many kids do you have now?:3 (boy age 5.5, boy age 3.5 and boy age 16 months)
More babies in the future?: Probably
Birth plan?: Home birth with a midwife
When will you tell family?: Told them last week!
Any symptoms yet?: had horrible nausea weeks 6-10, it's getting better now, also extremely tired
Cravings?: none yet, though I have been craving junk food more then usual Sad
Will you do a FB announcement?: Not sure yet, I always wonder if putting something like that on Facebook would hurt some of my friends feelings who are trying to conceive, especially since this is my 4th child
Anything else you want to share?: I love running and hope to run at least until the half way point of this pregnancy.

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Joined: 02/14/10
Posts: 6043

Name/age: Erin, 31
DH name/age: Izzy, 34
How many kids do you have now?: 1 DD, Teagan, just turned 3
More babies in the future?: This will be it for us
Birth plan?: I batted around the idea of a HB but we so loved my water birth at the birth center last time and a HB will be $$$ so BC it is again. I'm super excited about it.
When will you tell family?: My Mom already knows & I'll probably tell my sister know soon. Everyone else has to wait until my Thanksgiving reveal. If my SIL sees this, I'm hoping she can keep a secret Wink
Any symptoms yet?: Sore boobs, some really mild nausea (m/s can stay the hell away from me, yes?, thank you), RLP, heartburn
Cravings?: None. Didn't have any last time. Food aversions were the name of the game.
Will you do a FB announcement?: Yep. I'm excited about it.
Anything else you want to share?: EEEEEEEeeeeeeep! Stick bean STICK!!