Can you guys take a moment to welcome SMITTY8503 to PO

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Can you guys take a moment to welcome SMITTY8503 to PO

She's one of my best friends in the whole world!!! smitty8503 come on out!!! (not sure if you're using your real name on here or not so I won't call you out on it, you can do that if you'd like)

The girls here are my amazing extended family, you'll love them! I know there's other more specific information that you're looking to get here at PO (pregnancy.org) but I just wanted to give you a place to start Biggrin

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I need to change my siggy LOL. I AM NOT expecting a surprise anymore. He's here and he's a boy ROFL

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Thank you Thank you!! You can use my real name Smile It's Leslie! I appreciate all the help on this website! I'm still learning Smile

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lol @ Christa's sig.

WELCOME!!!!!

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Yeah, we've all been there. There's so much to learn but we all understand so don't be afraid to ask Smile

DS= darling son (DS1 = Grady, DS2 = Noah)
DD = darling daughter
DH = darling husband
DTD = doing the deed (:lovebed:)
hmm, there's so many.

Does anyone know if there's a sticky somewhere here that tells all of the abbreviations we use? I have to jump in the shower, which I've been talking about doing for the last half hour but I'm really really going to do it now! Take a look around and give me a shout if you need any help.

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BFN- Big Fat Negative
BFP- Big Fat Positive--- seen a lot after people take pregnancy tests.

I think there is a sticky somewhere...

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Hi! Glad you're here!

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Welcome Leslie!!!

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Hi Leslie, from the Nana on board.
I give a very different perspective at times...
Welcome!

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Welcome!!!! Biggrin

I have been trying to figure out forever what BD means Lol i know what it relates to, just not what it stands for.

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HAHA Janice! BD means baby dance!!!

Welcome Leslie!!!

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Oh THAT'S what BD means. And I thought I was the master abbreviator.

Hi Leslie! What's your story? Pregnant (PG)? Trying to conceive (TTC)? First time mom (FTM) or been there done that (BTDT) with a newborn (NB)? Just a crazy friend of Christa's (JACFOC)?

Most importantly, do you prefer red or white?

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LOL! (lots of laughs, laughing out loud)

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ROFL (Rolling on Floor Laughing) at JACFOC! Nice Erin Smile

Welcome Leslie!

Wow, all these years and I though BD stood for bedding down or something, lol. Same idea.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

Most importantly, do you prefer red or white?

Yes this is the most important question.

Welcome to our humble, ever so slightly crazy (only when we all get on the wine at once). I'm the resident Australian so when I start talking crazy just ask for a translation Smile

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:wavehello:

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"jolly11sd" wrote:

Wow, all these years and I though BD stood for bedding down or something, lol. Same idea.

i thought it was big, or bad deed Blum 3

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Welcome Leslie!

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Welcome Leslie!!!

LOL at the fact that you all didn't know BD meant baby dance! Smile

Don't forget TMI means too much information and M/C means miscarriage so you can avoid those threads if needed/wanted. Smile

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Oh yes Red or White wine.... yummmy.... :wine:

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Welcome, Leslie! and LOL at you all...I actually knew BD meant baby dance (...meaning sex), but only because I had to look up the "what the heck do all these crazy abbreviations mean???" thread when I first joined pg.org

Don't ever be afraid to ask Blum 3

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Thank you Welcoming Committee! I already feel at home - you know - being JACFOC Smile

A little background on me - I am currently 5W6D preggers. My DH & I have been TTC for 2 yrs. We had 3 m/c last year & they finally did blood work after the 3rd one. I have the MTHFR mutation. I am on a low dose aspirin, extra folic acid & progesterone. I'm really hoping my new doctor has me on the right path! Any of you familiar with this condition?

Oh, and I prefer a sweet wine - red or white Wink

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I have the MTHFR mutation.

Learn something new every day. I have just read my first article on this thanks to you!

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"gardenbug" wrote:

Learn something new every day. I have just read my first article on this thanks to you!

I did too, the other day when Christa asked for info on your behalf. I found it VERY interesting...I have not been diagnosed with that, but it made me wonder...I had two (possibly three--two confirmed) 5 week m/c in a row. Then I went on progesterone (I was already taking a lot of folic acid), got pregnant my next cycle, and the rest is history. Smile A lot of the other symptoms sound pretty familiar too, though, so I'm curious now. If we decide to TTC again, I may bring it up just in case.

I really hope this course of supplements works for you!!! Sounds like there's a really good chance Smile

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Interesting, I'm a genetics grad student and I'd never heard of a connection between MTHFR and recurrent miscarriage. Was I studying like a mad woman when Christa brought that to the group?

I have a couple nerdy curiosity questions which you can happily ignore if you want. When did your doc recommend screening for a MTHFR variant? I'm always glad to see genetics put to good use and I'm wondering how long it took to get the doctor to resort to genetic testing. Also, did your doc have you visit with a genetic councilor? I like to hear about how the results of genetic research are put into action.

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You really are a nerd Erin and yes to answer your question, I asked about it all when you were cramming for your oral last week! I had every intention of PMing you separately so I could get your input on it when you calmed down a bit after the exam but well, I'm still blaming my lack of memory on pp so there you have it, I'm using it in this instance.

After reading everything I did about this after Leslie was dx'd it does sound a lot like what went on with you as far as I can tell Leigh (from just the little information you've given).

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I've read several articles on the Internet & they all have said the same thing. Mthfr is linked to recurrent m/c. Some doctors are even putting patients on heparin or lovenox. I switched drs because I didn't want to resort to heparin. But now I'm wondering if I shouldn't be on it. I guess I'll keep doing what I'm doing & hope for the best!!

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Welcome Leslie! I don't know anything about MTHFR (even after googling it I still only have a vague idea) but I hope this little one is sticky and that you have a HH9M (happy, healthy 9 months)!

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Welcome to the board, Leslie. Like others have said, don't be afraid to ask about anything. This is a very laid back group of ladies. I hope this pg sticks for you.