Getting to know you

15 posts / 0 new
Last post
lemonlemon's picture
Joined: 12/30/07
Posts: 1904
Getting to know you

Now that there are a few more of us here, lets get to know eachother!
All questions/answers are optional!!

Name/Age
SO/Age
Location(ish)
Any other children?
How long TTC?
How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle?
Biggest fear?
Most looking forward to?
Gender hopes or guesses?
Any names picked out yet?
Whens your next/first appt?
How do you feel?
Anything you want to add?

Joined: 03/01/09
Posts: 655

Name/Age - Deirdre (36)
SO/Age - Matt (35)
Location(ish) - About 1.5 hours north of Manhattan
Any other children? - Erin (she'll be 2 on the 27th)
How long TTC? - 3 mos (3rd times a charm both times!)
How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle? - 4 weeks, 3 days
Biggest fear? - Handeling a second baby!!!
Most looking forward to? - Watching Erin be a big sister Biggrin
Gender hopes or guesses? - Would love a boy, but another girl would make things a little easier (until they're teens!)
Any names picked out yet? - I like Katherine for a girl, but DH doesn't. Meagan, Colleen or Charlotte maybe?? No idea for a boy. Maybe Brady (my mom's maiden), but I don't think DH would be a fan. Middle name will be Matthew (after DH)
When is your next/first appt? - 1st appt; March 2nd
How do you feel? - Not too bad. Hungry and tired mostly. Headaches now and then. Peeing a lot.
Anything you want to add? - So happy to be here. I have been posting on the Oct 2012 boards for probably about 6 mos in anticipation. But at the same time, I still have trouble believe it's true??

stercry's picture
Joined: 08/15/06
Posts: 450

Name/Age Crystal, 26

SO/Age Sterling, 27


Location(ish) SW Washington (state)


Any other children? I have 3, Opal is 5, Emerald is 3, and Cobalt is 19months


How long TTC? I was not TTC


How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle? I'm roughly 6 weeks and 6 days.


Biggest fear? Oh boy, I'm worried everything is not growing well because I have not been too sick yet. and that I'll go in for my ultrasound and find nothing. I have more but I'll just leave it at that today.


Most looking forward to? Right now its my ultrasound on the 27th


Gender hopes or guesses? I'm hoping for a boy because then Cobalt can have a brother.


Any names picked out yet? I have not even thought about it yet.


Whens your next/first appt? I do my nurse intake appt on the 20th, then an US on the 27th


How do you feel? Fine most of the time, but tired.


Anything you want to add? Seriously thinking about a home birth this time around, just going to have to see how this plays out.

1aBABY's picture
Joined: 12/05/06
Posts: 474

Name/Age: Dawn/33 (March)

SO/Age: Greg/33

Location(ish): Just outside of Richmond, VA

Any other children?: Josh/3 - 10.22.08

How long TTC? 9 mos.

How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle? 4 wks

Biggest fear? Everything! LOL (even though I'm a BTDT Mom, I feel lik this is the first time all over again.) Weird?

Most looking forward to? First appt. - telling the family and my son

Gender hopes or guesses? I would love to have a girl this time, but a boy would be fun too.

Any names picked out yet? Nope

Whens your next/first appt? March 12 (ultrasound and appt.)

How do you feel? I feel good, totally different from last time. I'm a little tired and I've had a headache for the past three days, but that's it.

Anything you want to add? I'm so Freaking excited! Can't wait to get to know you ladies. Smile

Joined: 08/20/11
Posts: 137

Name/Age: Michelle / 23 (on 3/1)

SO/Age: Chris / 30 (on 2/27)

Location(ish) Washington State

Any other children? Christopher Jr. - almost 9 months

How long TTC? about 3 months (we got preg while not trying / not preventing on our 1st month :] )

How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle? I am 5 weeks 5 days

Biggest fear? Handling morning sickness with a 9 month old and 2 jobs Sad

Most looking forward to? Feeling the baby move! The best part of pregnancy IMO Smile

Gender hopes or guesses? Hoping for another boy, but obviously wouldn't be dissapointed if it is a girl

Any names picked out yet? Not even going there until after the gender scan lol
Whens your next/first appt? Had my first appt and ultrasound on 2/13, have another ultrasound scheduled for 2/27, and my second doctors appt on 3/1

How do you feel? morning sickness slowly started a few days ago, a few bad headaches, sore bbs, exhausted, just started having food aversions last night. OH and I'm SOOO freaking bloated! I look like how I did with my son at about 16 weeks LOL

Anything you want to add? HH9M to everyone!!

lemonlemon's picture
Joined: 12/30/07
Posts: 1904

Name/Age: Cait/25 next month

SO/Age: Kevin/25

Location(ish) SW Washington (Odd that theres others from WA here, I usually feel faaaar from everyone!!)

Any other children? Brody- 3

How long TTC? One year!

How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle? 4 weeksish- eeep, long way to go!

Biggest fear? Making it to the U/S!!!

Most looking forward to? The U/S!!!

Gender hopes or guesses? I guess boy!! I want both!

Any names picked out yet? Boy- Declan. No girl names.

Whens your next/first appt? Haven't scheduled it yet

How do you feel? Good, except nervous! Not really crampy today and feel a little "better" which is nervewracking too.

Anything you want to add? I know what people mean when they say it's like the first time all over again- I think I'm even more nervous then the first time! I sneezed earlier and had a moment of thinking I sneezed too hard and dislodged the baby- haha I'm going nuts!!

Flower of Life's picture
Joined: 10/28/11
Posts: 43

Name/Age: Andrea, 33

SO/Age: Eric, 49

Location(ish): Santa Cruz, CA

Any other children? Sebastian 9.5 years

How long TTC? We weren't supposed to be trying because I needed hip surgery, so I was using OPKs to avoid DTD during ovulation until after I had my surgery. The day I ovulated last month my husband wanted to BD, and I told him the factory wasn't open for business that day. He talked me into it using the "Whatever is meant to be will be" speech. Ha! And I'm glad he did. Apparently this little one was meant to be!

How far along are you? 6 weeks

Biggest fear? This pregnancy has been MUCH different. My first pregnancy was so easy and by the book. This one has had me in and out of the ER or doctor's office several times a week for various reasons (sharp pain, cramping, bleeding). Just last night we had another scary bleeding incident (post intimacy, so I'm less worried about it). Doing my best to be calm, breathe, and have faith.

Most looking forward to? Next ultrasound on 2/21

Gender hopes or guesses? DH really wants a daughter, so I'm hoping for a girl so our family can be done. If not, then we'll have fun trying again (and a boy would of course be a welcomed addition)!

Any names picked out yet? Girl: Kailani, no boy name selected yet

Whens your next/first appt? 2/21 for another ultrasound where we should see the heartbeat (saw yolk sac at the last one this week). It'll be the longest period of time between ultrasounds so far, which is stressful for me with all the problems we've had.

How do you feel? I have days where I feel good and days that are a little more rough. Oddly, the rough days are a little more comforting to me!

Anything you want to add? Just to wish you all a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Gabsma03's picture
Joined: 07/23/08
Posts: 178

Name/Age Sarah/28
SO/Age Jesse /27
Location(ish)central Illinois
Any other children?Gracie 8 and Conner 2(will be 3 on March 13th)
How long TTC? Weren't trying/ weren't preventing(1st month)
How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle? between 6-8 weeks will know for sure Monday
Biggest fear?everything I am a huge worrier
Most looking forward to?feeling the baby move, all the first hiccups, gender scan etc.....
Gender hopes or guesses? Since I already have 1 of each I would be happy with either(deep down Dh really wants a girl) Since my dd is not his biological daughter
Any names picked out yet? Not yet Callie was our girl name before but I am not sure I still like that name
Whens your next/first appt?Monday can't wait Smile
How do you feel?great the last 2 days... hope this keeps up( I still get sick every morn but after that the last 2 days I feel better)
Anything you want to add? It will be nice to get to "know" everyone here. I have made some great friends from my other boards, so nice to have others to talk to about things !!!

onlyn2urmoney's picture
Joined: 11/15/06
Posts: 152

Name/Age: Michelle, 28

SO/Age: Matt, 30

Location(ish): Santa Clarita, CA (I live 5 min away from Magic Mountain)

Any other children?: Presley Tatum, 4 on 3/3 and Deegan Christopher, 2 on 4/7

How long TTC?: We wernt! In fact I was dieting and excercising to wear a bikini for my cruise

How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle?: 5 weeks on Sunday

Biggest fear? : M/C since ive already had one, my son being jealous when the baby arrives, and having 3 children!

Most looking forward to?: Feeling the baby move

Gender hopes or guesses?: I always had a feeling my next baby would be a boy but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE if this baby was a girl

Any names picked out yet?: We have names we like but nothing picked out. Girls: Brooklynn Avery, Delaney Harper Boys: Easton Mathew, Gunner Mathew

Whens your next/first appt?: I go in tomorrow to take the pregnancy test through my Drs office then I get to schedule my 1st appointment

How do you feel?: Tired, hungry and pissy: Im really hoping I go full term on this pregnancy. I really dont want to go through the NICU experience again

Anything you want to add?

Joined: 02/06/12
Posts: 75

Now that there are a few more of us here, lets get to know eachother!
All questions/answers are optional!!

Name/Age Hayley 30
SO/Age Stephen 30
Location(ish) Floridaish
Any other children? 3 boys one step daughter
How long TTC? not! was on the pill
How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle?
Biggest fear? Having a 4th child! haha!
Most looking forward to? Buying a larger house to fit all these kids Smile
Gender hopes or guesses? Hope girl.. but i figure it's another boy
Any names picked out yet? NOpe.. very stuck on names
Whens your next/first appt? ultrasound on the 22nd to see how far along i really am
How do you feel? well i was taking xanex for over a year for really bad anxiety and had to quit cold turkey when i found out i was pregnant. I have never been so sick in my life.. Do NOT ever take xanex if prescribed, it is so not worth it.
Anything you want to add? I am still in total shock that i am here. I was on the june 05 board and the december 06.. Can't wait to get to know all of you

Joined: 02/14/12
Posts: 47

Name/Age Kathy, 38
Location(ish) Maryland
Any other children? none
How long TTC? not trying
How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle? 5 weeks tomorrow
Biggest fear? financial aspect of baby - mainly insurance and daycare
Most looking forward to? Seeing a HB.
Gender hopes or guesses? For some reason, I feel its a boy. But I'd love a girl.
Any names picked out yet? no.
Whens your next/first appt? 2/29
How do you feel? Emotionally all over the place, smaller appetite, smells bug me, headachy, sleep trouble (not sure if from emotional or baby)

annierose's picture
Joined: 03/27/06
Posts: 333

Name/Age Andrea/32
SO/Age Jon/32
Location(ish) Iowa
Any other children? DD Mina (4) and DD Charlotte (2)
How long TTC? This was our first cycle! We got pregnant with Charlotte on our first cycle too. Mina took us two years and IVF because of male factor infertility that was later fixed in surgery (obviously Lol ).
How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle? 4 weeks, 3 days
Biggest fear? Of having people IRL find out I'm pregnant and then having a miscarriage (so I really shouldn't be posting here but can't help myself)
Most looking forward to? Pretty much everything except for morning sickness, dreading that - excited to find out what it is so I can decorate the nursery, buy clothes, etc.
Gender hopes or guesses? I hope it's a boy, but I'm guessing girl since that's what we seem to make. I'll be very happy with either.
Any names picked out yet? Yep. A boy would definitely be named Simon after my grandfather and a girl would probably be named Anita after my second cousin that I was close with until she passed away when we were still kids.
Whens your next/first appt? I haven't even called the doctor yet. I'd like to have an early u/s to rule out ectopic (since I had one with my first pregnancy), but I'd like it timed out so it's late enough that the heartbeat should be visible...so hopefully in the 6-7 week range.
How do you feel? Pretty great, actually. I usually don't have symptoms until about 6 weeks. My BBs are a bit sore and I'm hungry and tired. I'm just so darn happy mostly. Biggrin
Anything you want to add? I made some very close, forever friends from my oldest DD's birth board. It would be great to do the same here. That's why I'm coming out of the woodwork despite being scared of IRL people seeing my news.

ambie719's picture
Joined: 10/03/07
Posts: 811

Name/Age: Amber/25
SO/Age: Chris/35
Location(ish): Atlantic Canada
Any other children?: Mason (almost 3) and Isaac (18 months)
How long TTC?: NTNP almost a year, actively TTC 6 months
How far along are you?: 7w 3d
Biggest fear?: Another m/c obviously
Most looking forward to?: Heartbeat on the doppler and feeling movement
Gender hopes or guesses?: Desperately hoping for a girl
Any names picked out yet?: Ha! DH and I have the hardest time with names, so we won't even think about it until we know the gender
Whens your next/first appt?: Next appt Mar 21
How do you feel?: Crazy nauseous, but I got a script yesterday so I'm feeling a bit better today
Anything you want to add?: Just hoping to stick around in Oct and get to know you ladies

**Tiffany**'s picture
Joined: 11/21/03
Posts: 1230

Name/Age: Tiffany (35)
SO/Age: Mike (33)
Location(ish): SE Iowa
Any other children?: Emma-13, Isabella-9, Cole-7, Alec-5, Luke-3, Ariana-10 mos.
How long TTC?: We weren't!
How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle?: 5 weekish
Biggest fear?: M/c
Most looking forward to?: Seeing the baby on u/s!
Gender hopes or guesses?: Kind of hope its a girl our 10 mos old is a girl so we have tons of girl clothes! Either one is fine though in the end.
Any names picked out yet?: I have a few but nothing for sure yet. I like Amaya, Alena, Mia for a girl. and Ryken, or Athan for a boy. Will prolly change though!
Whens your next/first appt?: Feb 23rd is my first appt. Then I will have an u/s in the next few days after.
How do you feel?: Very nauseous!
Anything you want to add?

ferz100's picture
Joined: 07/19/10
Posts: 32

Name/Age: Fi/36
SO/Age: Shane/36
Location(ish): Canada
Any other children? Yes - DS1 5.5 yo DS2 10 mos
How long TTC? this was a surprise!
How far along are you/Or where are you at in your TTC cycle? 7 weeks
Biggest fear? the birth as my last one was really really bad
Most looking forward to? my baby being handed to me crying and pink! so excited for that...also looking forward to moving to a new house!
Gender hopes or guesses? hoping for a girl, but guessing it's a boy
Any names picked out yet?nope
Whens your next/first appt? still waiting
How do you feel? kind of sick! nausea especially at night and in the morning
Anything you want to add? My 10 month old boy has CP from a traumatic birth so along with working, I do a lot of physical therapy with him....hoping I will feel good in this pregnancy so I can keep it up!