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05-08-2008, 09:12 AM
My baby is due in Jan 09. Anybody else due the same time?
05-09-2008, 02:19 PM
I'm due Jan 2 or 3! I guess I'll get a better estimate of my due date after I go in for my first ultrasound in a couple weeks. It was a surprise for me and my husband, too! But we are getting really, really excited. Have you started telling your friends and family yet? We've been selectively telling the people closest to us- the same people we would share with if anything bad happened.
05-13-2008, 10:39 AM
Hi Cooleymonster! Yes it has been a suprise for us, quite a big one! We haven't told anyone yet, I have my first exam next week and I think we are both just waiting for that confirmation and really some guidance. It is funny, my husband and I are both in our early 30's but we are still newlyweds (got married in Dec) so in a way we feel like we are 16 and don't know what to do lol! I think once we start telling people it will feel a bit more real. I guess we are still in the surreal stage! But at the same time we are getting very excited. I love looking at nursery things and baby shoes, they are so cute!
05-13-2008, 12:43 PM
I'm due on the 4th, too! My husband and I tried for a little less than a year before we gave up. Then, three months later... pregnant! We are beyond excited, and our families are, too. We're both young, but have been married for two years and wanted to have our children early. My first appt is the 19th of May (next Monday!) and I just can NOT wait. I'm glad to meet you all.
05-13-2008, 01:48 PM
Hi Brittneeskidmore, congrats to you! My fist appt is the 20th! I am so anxious I just want to find out more, you know?
05-13-2008, 02:17 PM
I know exactly what you mean! I have no idea what to expect, but they said I'll get to hear the heartbeat. I'm so excited about that. I think that's when it REALLY becomes real.
I'm worried right now about clothes not fitting. I already feel uncomfortable in my clothes, almost a bloated feeling. It's bothering me, because I know I'm still supposed to fit those clothes!
Have you had much morning sickness?
05-13-2008, 02:26 PM
I can't wait to hear the heartbeat too! That is so exciting and yes it will become "real" then!
I find I am getting more uncomfortable in certain clothes, anything snug (like my jeans) and belts (I used to wear a lot with dresses etc). I just saw a product on amazon.com which is a maternity belly band, it is supposed to help adjust clothes so you can wear pants unbuttoned (and hide that little fact), they come in all different colors, I am thinking about getting one.
I have had some morning sickness, luckly just nausea and no vomiting but wow, some mornings it is really bad. I just try to snack on things throughout the day and deal with it.
Have you had any weird taste changes. I have gone off sweets, even chocolate which is crazy b/cause I am a chocoholic!
05-13-2008, 05:51 PM
Hey! My husband and I just found out a week ago. I am due Jan. 2 or 3, but like you all I will know more once I go for the ultrasound. We have been married 2 years. We stopped birth control mid-Jan, and this all seems to be happening so fast. We are so excited, and my husband wanted to tell the whole family right away. I haven't told my work yet, but I might since I need to get off for the doctor visit which is May 19. This appointment is just to sit down with the financial lady, then I come back to see a nurse and go over health history, then I see the doctor. It seems like alot before I can see the doctor. I also feel bloaded, and get cramps alot. Alittle nausious. Trying to stop eating icecream every night - my only sinful pleasure :)
05-14-2008, 08:13 AM
Madeline311, Hi, congrats! I too will probably tell my work sooner than later because of scheduling appts and all. Hopefully they will be ok with it. I don't plan on returning once the baby's born but hey, they don't need to know that yet!
I also get cramps alot, almost everyday but they are not severe just mild (like period cramps). The nausea comes and goes - yuk.
Hey, at least ice cream has the calcuim you need! :-)
05-15-2008, 09:48 AM
Hi All. Just thought I'd join in. I got my BFP this morning!!! This is my first time posting (anywhere). A little about us: DH and I are 31 and 30 and this will be our first child. We had two early m/c's since Dec 07, so we are not letting it sink in until our first appointment. My due date according to online calculators is Jan. 19. I'm glad to meet everyone and look forward to sharing this experience!
05-15-2008, 02:02 PM
What do you ladies do for work? I told my work a few days after I was confimed by the doctor. I'm a loan officer, the only one at my branch, so they have to train someone to do it while I'm out. I thought it'd only be descent to tell them as soon as possible. They're pretty understanding.
I have been married a little less than two years, and I'm 22 years old. I graduated from college last year and we tried to get pregnant while I was in college and not working (so it would be less of a hassle). I never got pregnant, so we stopped trying after 8 months. I never started birth control again because I thought I had no need. I was ECSTATIC when we found out, but now I'm scared to heck AND excited.
05-15-2008, 04:04 PM
This is our first baby and we are pretty psyched! We have been married only 15 months and have been trying since January. Our first miscarriage happened last December at 5 weeks, but we weren't trying yet. We tried again right away lost it at 6.5 weeks. So, I am pretty scared of losing another and cannot concentrate at work. I cringe at every twinge in my belly! My husband keeps trying to get me to relax. Anyway, my doctor gave me progesterone to take twice a day (started once I ovulated) and I'm supposed to take it until I am 12 weeks. She thinks I might not be producing enough since my levels were low around the time I miscarried both times.
To answer your question brittnee, I am a chemical engineer and work in research for a company that is very flexible with the work-life balance thing. I don't plan on telling anyone at work until I'm 13 weeks and that will still give me plenty of time to hand over my current projects to someone else temporarily. It's VERY hard though to not tell our friends (who ALL have babies now) and our parents, but we are going to wait until after 8 weeks to tell them.
Did any of you get any cramping or other types of "feelings" in your stomach (not painful) at 4 to 5 weeks?
05-15-2008, 04:41 PM
Well, I'm a graphic designer here in DC, we have a few here at work but I am the only one for my department. We do mostly production work so I think If I prepare them with templates my boss can drop info in as she needs it...we'll see.
I have been married only 5 months! We were not going to try for another year but I had trouble with my birth control pill that I had been on for years. Well, I ended up having a month off of the pill and was going to try a new type, let's just say someone had different plans for me! I am 30 and my hubby's 31 so even though it is a suprise we are ready emotionally. I am very excited but haven't had my first dr's appt yet so I just want that confirmation before I start telling people. I am almost 7 weeks.
Mrsjho...yes I get cramps. They started aroun 5 weeks and they are mild, the nurse said it is normal and I have read they can be from gas/bloating or your body changes as it makes room for the baby. So I try not to worry about it.
This website has been great, it is nice to share this experience with others who are going through it at the same time. Good luck to all!
05-15-2008, 04:51 PM
One of my dearest friends is in college majoring in Chemical Engineering. She absolutely loves it!
When I re-read that post I made, I realized it sounded kind of like I was saying you shouldn't wait to tell your work... I didn't mean it like that. I was just saying I felt like I HAD to, even though I probably should have waited. Sorry to sound rude! =)
I, too, had cramps. I have been constapated terribly, and that's what I've decided the cramps are from. I did read online, though, that cramps are normal around 4 weeks...as long as they're just very mild!
My husband is a bit older than me (he's 27) and has been ready since we got married. I wanted to be in the final stretch of college and ready to start a career before we had a baby. I'm definitely ready now!
Have yall thought at all about the possibility of twins? It scares me...
05-15-2008, 04:56 PM
Ha....don't say twins. I mean the idea is amazing but the reality is frightening!! Especially when my closest relative is over an hour away!
As for feeling constipated, try dried fruit (yep, even prunes or as they have been more fondly named "dried plums"). :-)
05-15-2008, 05:27 PM
Brittnee...I don't think you sounded rude at all! I was just trying to keep it hush hush at work for a while because it is a huge gossip-mill here. I have thought about twins, too. I have two older sisters that are twins (identical) and my dad has a twin sister, so it is not uncommon in my family. But the thought of having two helpless beings from "time zero" relying on your 24/7 scares me to death, let alone just one baby! It would be pretty cool, though.
Gostomskiart... you and your husband are the same age and me and mine! We would have started trying right after we got married a little over a year ago, but we were trying to sell a house, which took FOREVER! If I were to do it all over again, I would major in graphic design. It sounds much more creative and fun than my job.
I don't have my first appt. set up yet, but my doc had me get my blood drawn today and will again on Saturday just to make sure all of my levels are increasing like they should. I am little more confident about this one, though, because the preggers test turned immediately bright pink this morning. In the last two failed pregnancies the line was very very faint, even after the point I am at right now in this pregnancy.
We are telling our friends in early June if everything is still okay by then since we will be vacationing with them for a week (they all have babies). It will be a bit too hard to reason why I am not drinking margaritas while on vacation!
05-16-2008, 12:28 AM
It does not seem real yet. I don't have any symptoms (well, no period, if that counts as a symptom!) other than that I am really tired. I just cannot get enough sleep and can fall asleep sitting up. I'm normally very high energy so this is an adjustment for me.
I'm 35 and just married - we got hitched 2 weeks ago. We have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months and as soon as I got the referral for the infertility treatments I got pregnant (typically they make you wait 1 year to begin treatment but when over 35 it is six months).
I'm really happy - I was getting worried.
I don't know when it will seem real to me. Maybe when I start to show or something? It is hard for me to remember to be good - like I poured myself a glass of wine at dinner the other night - because I don't feel pregnant.
Glad to meet you all so I can have some friends to talk about this with!
05-16-2008, 10:19 AM
According to the online calculator, we'll be expecting our first baby January 11th. It came as a big shock to me, as I only quit taking my pill in late February. I'm 33 at the end of the month, and my husband is also 33. Everybody I knew took at least 6 months to conceive, so imagine my surprise! We're just starting to get used to the idea of actually having a baby.
I'm still waiting to make my first appointment until the problems with my medical insurance get sorted out. :(
I'm a contract attorney in Washington, DC, so taking time for appointments shouldn't be a problem, thankfully.
05-16-2008, 10:39 AM
Congratulations and Welcome emilyemm and MyBodyIsATemple! This is so exciting. It's great to be able to communicate with all of you that are in the same situation. Especially when you are trying to keep it from all of your friends and family for a while, but you just want to blurt it out to everyone!
I got my first set of blood work results back this morning. My HCG and progesterone levels were excellent for my time. I get my second blood draw is tomorrow and I will be able to see if my levels are rising as they should by Monday (which will be 5 weeks). The HCG levels are way way higher than they ever were for the duration of my two miscarried pregnancies, so this is good news. I made my first appt for May 28th, where she will give a "scan", or an internal ultrasound. I can't wait!!!
05-16-2008, 12:08 PM
Hi emilyemm, congrats. I was completely suprised too. I think you are suprised no matter if you are planning or not (I was not....well, not yet so suprise!) My husband and I are getting excited and it feels like forever until next tues when I have my first appt. Good luck with your ins. (I'm in DC too by the way!)
05-16-2008, 12:09 PM
Mrsjho...yes graphic design is fun. I am planning on freelancing (and learning web desig) while I stay home with the baby. It gives me the freedom at least to work from home.
05-16-2008, 12:19 PM
Thanks Gostomskiart and mrsjho! It looks like everything got squared away today with the insurance, so my first appointment will be on June 6th.
05-16-2008, 03:21 PM
I'm due January 14th. This is really exciting for us our last baby was a still born at 29 weeks. I haven't been pregnant since and it's been 2 years as of April.
05-16-2008, 07:54 PM
Sorry, it took so long to get back to this site. We have been very busy. We are trying to sell our house in this horrible market! My husband just got promoted this week, so praise the Lord, this is good since we just found out we are expecting. Just some basic info: I am 27 and he is 25. We got off BC mid-Jan. and I was expecting this to take longer, but it will all work out. I am a dental receptionist/x-ray tech. I just told my boss who is the dentist's wife, and she was very understanding and excited. Thankfully, I have great people to work for. It still seams alittle wierd to me to have told everyone so soon. My husband wanted to call all the immediate family the night we did the at-home test. I am a more private person than he is. But, we did. I have been feeling exhausted and moody lately. I can relate with not getting enough rest. I also have alot of gas - but, I'm gonna try that dried fruit suggestion. Hope you all are doing well.
05-21-2008, 09:45 PM
Hi to everyone, I have not had any appts yet, my first is next Thursday. We weren't trying to get pregnant, but were just trying to be careful and not on BC, so I guess I shouldn't really be surprised. Both my sisters were in menopause by my age, so I guess I am still surprised.
I just stay at home with the kids, I used to work and raised three kids on my own when I was divorced for 13 years, but told my hubby when we got married that if we had kids, I was staying home with them. He agreed and we make ends meet, although with just a teacher's salary and three little ones already, it's creativity that makes us get through the month.
I do a bit of art stuff to keep myself in art supplies, but none of that pays the bills, just pays for my hobby, essentially.
I haven't had anything in the way of symptoms and am trying to keep my mind off of them, since with the other kiddos I had a bad case of the 9 month barfies. I already ordered some Preggie Pops just in case. I am usually ok til about 7 weeks.
My due date is about Jan 21, so I am not even 6 weeks pregnant yet. LOL, early bird.
05-22-2008, 08:46 AM
Hi JanB43 and congrats! Ours is a suprise too but a good one. My hubby and I were going to wait another year so this is just a little earlier than expected. I will be staying home too and I think being creative to make it through the month is a great way for kids to learn actually. I'm an artist myself so I will be doing some freelancing on the side (and you're right, it will probably keep me in my supplies only but what the heck) :-)
By the way, do theh preggie pops work? I'm thinking about getting some.
05-23-2008, 07:20 AM
I'm not sure if they work - yet. I haven't had any MS yet, but I am trying to prepare, while at the same time, trying not to talk myself into symptoms that I don't have. You know, it's like the baby sites just tell us, you are going to have ALL THESE symptoms and I don't want to develop things just because I have been told they're coming.
I tend to have worse MS when I am carrying boys than girls. So maybe this one is a girl. I didn't get it until 7 weeks with Rachel, who is 4 now, but it lasted the whole pregnancy. The first thing that I enjoyed eating was the oatmeal the morning after I delivered.
05-28-2008, 09:19 PM
Congrats JanB43! I am new at this, but I am sure you will be fine. We have a couple in our Sunday school class who are in there mid-40's who are expecting the same time as us - mid-Jan. They already have 8 kids though. I can't even imagine. Anyway, we had quite a scare today! After lunch today, I started very heavy bleading so I called my OBGYN right away. They said to come in immediately. They did an ultrasound, and everything looked great. The baby is growing (11mm now), and we saw the heartbeat again. We thought it was a miscarriage, but they said this happens to 25-30% Have any of you experienced this?
05-29-2008, 11:39 PM
I am due jan 9th and this is going to be my first child. i am getting married in august. Its gonna be my feances first child too. we are scare but excited i go on my first appointment on june 24th i wish it was earlier.
06-01-2008, 07:53 AM
Madeline, I have never had any bleeding, but my daughter Kim, who is 25, had a lot during her pregnancy. She had placenta previa and it was keeping her on bedrest for quite a while. I hope that it stops soon to give you peace of mind.
I am going to stop kvetching about morning sickness, when there are so many things worse than just being sick to my stomach.
The preggie pops do work well. I was surprised, but they do. They are expensive though. I think that just plain lemon or lime drops would probably work just as well.
07-02-2008, 02:07 PM
Hey Yall! Sorry it took so long for me to get back, but I set it up to receive emails when someone makes a post, and I stopped getting the emails! Anyway--
We had our first and second appointments since I've been away. Today makes exactly 13 weeks and 1 day. I have all kinds of emotions going and have been having doubts about going back to work afterward. The problem is, I just graduated from college in December, so this is my first "real" job. I feel like it's a great opportunity (managing a credit union branch) for someone right out of college and I hate to give it up. At the same time, how much will I regret not staying home with my little one in a year or two?
I feel like I'll be wasting the blessings I've been given no matter what I choose.
On a brighter note, we have names! If it's a boy, we'll name him after my husband and my father, Stephen Richard. (Older names, but it's an important thing in our family) If it's a girl, though, I get to be creative! We've chosen Annaly (ann-uh-lee) but aren't set on a middle name. Grace goes well with it, but we're not sure. Of course, it's still early and who knows how many times I'll change my mind.
I started having morning sickness. The puking kind. It stinks. It has subsided a lot recently, but there's nothing worse than your body throwing up when there is nothing to throw up!
Other than that, I've been thinking a lot about labor. I just have no idea what happens or what to expect. I was reading an article earlier, and I thought, "So do you only push when there's a contraction?". I guess they'll go over this all in the breathing classes (Hopefully). Any insight?
07-02-2008, 03:32 PM
Hi Britnee, we are in the same boat! I'm 13 weeks today (yay!) I am also in my first "real" job out of college. I've been here since Feb and plan to work until Nov/Dec. I'm getting experience, which is good but I actually hate this place so I'll be ready to leave! I'm going to try freelancing when I'm home with the baby. Maybe you can work part time to stay in the field?
I hope your morning sickness subsides soon! I personally try not to think about labor (lol) Scary! But really, I am interested in what to expect.
07-02-2008, 03:43 PM
I've been here since January (so we're in almost the EXACT same boat!), and it really is a great company. I hate to just leave when they've given me such a good opportunity. It would definitely be easier if the job sucked. Part-time may be a good option for awhile after I have the baby. I'm thinking I'm just going to have to wait until it's time to go back, then see what I want to do. My husband would be supportive either way, but he feels like it would be giving up a huge opportunity, too.
When is your next appointment? Are you guys going to find out the gender?
07-02-2008, 03:52 PM
I think it is wise to take the maternity leave, that way they have to hold your job for awhile then you can decide. And you can always go back then decide to leave if it turns out to be too difficult to leave the baby (etc). It keeps your options open.
My next appt is July 18th. Yes, we are going to find out, how about you? At first I thought I wanted a suprise but I can't hold out that long! :-) I will find out at 20 weeks, it seems so far away but it really isn't! I'll be happy to hear the heartbeat again though, I think they check it every time at the Dr.s (not sure about that)?
07-03-2008, 09:39 AM
My next appt is July 15...just to measure. Nothing exciting at that one. I didn't want to find out, but my husband does! I figured I should compromise. Now that we've decided to find out, I'm really excited about that. Only 7 weeks away! I'll be 20 weeks when I found out, too. Sometimes I'll think I want a boy, and sometimes I'll think I want a girl. There are pros and cons to each, so I'm just hoping for a baby that's healthy. I had blood testing two days ago, and everything is good. I have hypothyroidism, so of course my levels had changed, but that's expected.
I keep thinking about how much things are going to change next year. It's going to be fun.
07-03-2008, 11:28 AM
I know! I keep thinking how much fun holiday's will be with a little one, especially x-mas. Of course this x-mas I'll be big as a house! ;-)
I'm like you, sometimes I want a girl, sometimes a boy. Right now I have two of my nephews visiting (they are 8 and 2 1/2). So there are definitly moments when they are climbing the walls and I'm thinking "please be a girl, please be a girl"!! (LOL) Either way, it doesn't matter, tea parties or mud pies, I'll play with either!
I'm glad to hear your blood test was ok. Does the hypothyroidism affect anything in your pregnancy or what you can eat (etc.)?
07-27-2008, 11:02 PM
Hi all :) I'm 30, and about 13 weeks along. It's the first child for both myself and my husband, who's 35. My EDD is Jan 29th, although that may change somewhat after my first (!) doc appointment this coming week. I've had a lot of financial setbacks, and we don't have family or friends to "lean on" for help, but I managed to get some insurance so now the appointment's set. I'm excited - I've been holding back with getting psyched up about my baby, since I haven't been checked out yet. I've been overweight for most of my adult life, was diagnosed with PCOS/PCOD (ovarian cysts) years ago, so figured that the combination of being heavy and the cysts = no baby for me. If all is well when I see the doc this week, I will be on cloud 9 :) To kind of catch-up with the rest of the forum members in this post, I work in a call center. I started in January this year, but am still a "temp," so I won't be eligible for FMLA or regular maternity leave when the time comes. I haven't told anyone at work (other than a good friend with tight lips); knowing that I likely won't have a job to come back to after I have baby, I'm not really looking forward to telling the boss. Guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Anyway, it's so inspiring to read everyone's "bio" - I have things in common with each of y'all who've posted, it seems. I feel very welcome :)
07-28-2008, 08:31 AM
Hi Juststardust, welcome and congrats! I know how it is to not want to feel excited yet but soon you will and I wish you all the best!
07-28-2008, 10:17 AM
It's so nice to meet you. I sure hope your appointment goes well! I was nervous about being excited, too, before I went to the doctor. It's definitely reassuring and I think you will LOVE hearing that little heartbeat.
Hopefully your boss will be receptive. I'm sure that (if they won't keep a position open for you) there will be plenty of other jobs later.
Good Luck, and let us know how your first appointment went!
08-11-2008, 11:06 PM
To Madeline311: Eat all the Ice Cream you want dear. It has Calcium in it.
Your baby needs calcium ( I know, im just giving you an excuse to eat it)
08-14-2008, 09:51 AM
Hey Ladies! I had an appt yesterday. Of course we measured and weighted and listened to the heart beat. Nothing big. The heart rate was perfect (in the 140s) and I measured perfectly. We're finding out the gender next time (TOO LONG TO WAIT!). I gained two pounds, but I had lost 13 in the first trimester, so I'm still in at a negative 11. =) That doesn't make me sad.
When are your next appts?
08-18-2008, 09:24 AM
So... I'm having a girl! We were able to find out earlier by going to a smaller clinic!
Girl it is!
08-18-2008, 09:58 AM
Hey Brittnee! I'm having a girl too!! I kept thinking it was a boy but it hasn't taken any time for my brain to start thinking in pink!
Congrats to you!
08-18-2008, 10:42 AM
Thank You! Congrats to you as well!
We bought some outfits this weekend. It was fun buying pink. =) Is any part of you afraid they're wrong and it's a boy?
I keep thinking that they can't be 100% positive, ya know?
08-18-2008, 02:02 PM
Oh yeah!! My sister in law was actually told she was having a girl and bought all pink then had a boy! I kept asking if she could really see it clearly and was she sure etc. (At least my SIL has tons of pink stuff for us - lol)
Funny thing is when we found out my Mom was there too. She said, "now don't go buying a bunch of baby clothes b/c you have a shower for that". Then I got a call the next day, she "just had to" buy this dress for the baby cuz it was so cute. Her grandmother spoiling instincts are taking over already!
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