Jump to content

Intro :)


  • Please log in to reply
24 replies to this topic

#1 ChickyMumma

Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

Hi thought I would do a little intro. I am a 26 year old SAHM with 2 boys. DS1 is 2.5, DS2 is 19 months old. If you did the maths yes they are 10 months apart.

We decided that 2 was it for us after our second son but a suprise in Sept last year made us second think and we got excited about having a third, sadly we m/c at 8 weeks. Since then I have been up down and all over the place. Yarning for a 3rd but DH was not in a good place yet.

We decided a couple of weeks ago to TTC next year and then, whoops, no AF, BFP, were 4 weeks tommorrow.

My fingers are secretly crossed for a girl, but I have a fairly strong feeling on a boy.

I looking forward to getting to know you all and excited about completeing our family original.gif

Edited by ChickyMumma, 30 November 2012 - 04:31 PM.


#2 ChickyMumma

Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

3 weeks and 6 days - My first purchase, my video baby monitor. Always wanted one and now I do original.gif

#3 Starposs

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

Yey! Congrats. What's your due date? According to due date calculator on here I'm 16th August but according to 'what go expect' app I'm due 14th.

Sending you lots of sticky vibes and have fingers crossed for a girl for you original.gif we have a little boy who will be 2 in Jan. I have a feeling this little one is a boy too. We are only having two, so would love one of each but would be more than happy with two gorgeous boys!

Look forward to sharing this time with you xx

Edited by Starposs, 30 November 2012 - 11:34 PM.


#4 Robynd

Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:56 AM

Hi all,
I just found our yesterday I'm 5 weeks pregnant. Am so excited I'm struggling to sleep right now!
I calculated my due day as the 4th of August.
We are so excited!
Congratulations to everyone else here in the same boat!
Xx biggrin.gif

#5 leebec

Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:26 AM

Hi everyone
I'm 36 and so is DH and this is baby #1 for us. Second pregnancy but 1st was exactly 2years ago an ended in MMC 3 days before Xmas at 8w3d.

We had to go through 18 months of fertility treatment hell - 6 clomid cycles, operations, tests, 3 FS and 2 fertility clinics with 7 IVF/FET cycles to get this BFP!
I am 4w3d today and I'm due on 7 August.

As for purchases the only thing we have to buy is our pram as we bought all the big things last preg so they have just been sitting in the babys room. We have everything - boy/girl clothes in all sizes, toys, bouncer, bumbo, theme for the room for boy/girl - buying baby stuff each IVF cycle got me through.
I know we are getting a bugaboo. It just depends on how many embryos stuck on what we get. If its only one we are getting a chameleon and if it's two we are getting a donkey. My parents are buying the pram so I can have whatever I want but this is the one I have always wanted.
We will know in a week how many there are as I'm seeing my Ob on 10th Dec.

#6 ChickyMumma

Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

Hi all. I will reply properly on the computer so please dont think me rude for the short reply.

10 August 2013 is our baby's due date.

I love the bugaboo but we went for the strider plus.

Another purchase, another monitor lol. It has a longer range and not video so I can take it outside.

#7 ChickyMumma

Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

Another thing us I have gained 1.2kg already. 4 weeks today.

#8 ChickyMumma

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (leebec @ 01/12/2012, 06:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi everyone
I'm 36 and so is DH and this is baby #1 for us. Second pregnancy but 1st was exactly 2years ago an ended in MMC 3 days before Xmas at 8w3d.

We had to go through 18 months of fertility treatment hell - 6 clomid cycles, operations, tests, 3 FS and 2 fertility clinics with 7 IVF/FET cycles to get this BFP!
I am 4w3d today and I'm due on 7 August.

As for purchases the only thing we have to buy is our pram as we bought all the big things last preg so they have just been sitting in the babys room. We have everything - boy/girl clothes in all sizes, toys, bouncer, bumbo, theme for the room for boy/girl - buying baby stuff each IVF cycle got me through.
I know we are getting a bugaboo. It just depends on how many embryos stuck on what we get. If its only one we are getting a chameleon and if it's two we are getting a donkey. My parents are buying the pram so I can have whatever I want but this is the one I have always wanted.
We will know in a week how many there are as I'm seeing my Ob on 10th Dec.



Okay I am on the computer now so I can reply properly.
Wow you have been though A LOT. I really hope this little one or more than one are sticky. My mum was 43 when she has my sister, 16 years beetween us, so age is no facter original.gif

I love the bugaboo donkey, if we have twins I really want one but can't afford $2000. We bought the Strider plus when we found our we were pregnant with our second, as we would need a pram suitable of a 10 month old and new born. Its suited perfectly. We will be getting the capsule for this baby to make my life a little easier with a 3year old, 2 year old and newborn.

I am lucky really, I was told at 19 I would never be a mother, of if I did concieve it would need to be assited and I would not carry to term. I had my op for Endo in 2008, I fell pregnant in the first month with DS1 in 2009. Carried until 39+2. DS2 well I didn't know you could get pregnant after having a baby straight away without a cycle inbetween. We planned a 12 month gap but he decided I needed a little more of a challenge. Casrried him to 39 weeks. Concidered term, although DS1 was assessed at birth to be more like 37 weeks, so he was early but still term. Our m/c was a suprise also, on the pill an using condoms and still got pregnant. This one was planned for next year but once again we have jumped the gun lol. We are done at 3.

#9 ChickyMumma

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE (Starposs @ 01/12/2012, 12:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yey! Congrats. What's your due date? According to due date calculator on here I'm 16th August but according to 'what go expect' app I'm due 14th.

Sending you lots of sticky vibes and have fingers crossed for a girl for you original.gif we have a little boy who will be 2 in Jan. I have a feeling this little one is a boy too. We are only having two, so would love one of each but would be more than happy with two gorgeous boys!

Look forward to sharing this time with you xx



2 boys is awesome, my 2 are the best thing ever. Tonka trucks and Tractors, Trains, Cars etc. Our house could do with evening out a little. I have almost everything for a girl, handmedowns and od course set of a boy.
I had a dream last night it was twins, if that happens then we will need to do a bedroom shuffle too as the nursery for this one is only big enough for a wardrobe, dresser and cot. We have a massive playroom though so it compensated for the small bedroom. Our sons and MILs room are larger and ours is massive.

#10 Mumma_G

Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

Big congrats on your BFP! This stories make my heart melt. A little girl would be lovely but i usually think our first instinct is right. I know it was with DS. Good luck with your ob appt.

#11 miss-petal

Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

Hi ladies! Tentatively joining this group as I just got my BFP!!! DP and I have been TTC #1 for 10 months now :-D

Using the due date estimator I will be due August 15th, just 6 days before my birthday!

I am extremely excited, although very nervous as well. My last BFP ended in a MC at 11.5 weeks so fingers crossed that this little bub is my sticky!!

#12 ChickyMumma

Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:02 AM

Hi Petal, fingers crossed for a sticky baby this time. We m/c in october last year and have been trying on an off. This time we are waiting for 12 weeks before we tell family and depending on how I am showing, I showed extremely quick with both boys, we will either wait till 15 weeks after our gender scan to announce on fb and friends etc or if I am showing we will announce the baby at 12 weeks. I also suffer severly for moring sickness so that I can not hide.

#13 living_bravely

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:22 PM

Oh can't believe I missed this thread! :-)  There are a couple of people in here that I haven't added to the list so I will add you in over in the chat thread.

I think I've said hi to everyone who has posted here in the other thread except for Robynd waves.gif and Congratulations!

Leebec- your story is so inspiring and I am just so happy for you.  I LOVE our bugaboo chameleon and we will be upgrading to the donkey now we have #2 on the way.  My DD will be 2 in May so will need a double pram.  A good friend of mine has the donkey and she loves it!  Would highly recommend bugaboo to anyone!

Chickymumma-  wow your story is amazing as well!  Doctors don't always get it right do they!  As you can see from my sig,  they didn't get it right in my case either (told it was highly unlikely we would conceive naturally and that even IVF would be a struggle.)  

Anywho, hope everyone is feeling OK and looking forward to getting to know everyone!



#14 leebec

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

Hi to everyone I havent said hi to yet.

Thanks everyone this or these baby/babies are very much loved already. The amount of money we have spent in the last 18 months would make your eyes water.

I am really nervous for my scan next Monday. My beta tripled not doubled from from Wed to Fri - 220 to 650!!!! Eeeeekkkkk.

#15 ChickyMumma

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

250 days until due date. A dummy chain bunny.

Hi everyone I haven't replied to yet.

#16 ChickyMumma

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

Lol went to Kmart today. closest is 2.5 hours from home. bought 2 maternity tops in an effort to.make it feel real. then ran into 2 people i know. awkward much. its all good though they didnt have any idea.

Lol went to Kmart today. closest is 2.5 hours from home. bought 2 maternity tops in an effort to.make it feel real. then ran into 2 people i know. awkward much. its all good though they didnt have any idea.

#17 Izzibeach

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Hi Everyone,

I thought I should introduce myself. I am 28 years old and my DP is 33. I found out 2 days ago so I still can't quite believe it!

This will be our first.

Doctor said estimated due date is 14th of August although i worked it out to the 18th of August.  I am very very excited and so is my DP.

Will update my ticker tonight!!

Looking forward to getting to know you all and sharing this amazing journey.



#18 Tamilee

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:38 AM

Hi to everyone in here original.gif

An update from me...it seems that maybe my last AF wasnt infact AF and I conceived the cycle before this one....the pregnancy test that i took last night (the one that says the conceived date approximately) said that it was 2-3 wks ago!!!


So going by this my due date will be August 1st!

Congrats to everyone biggrin.gif

#19 ChickyMumma

Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

4w 6d bloods today and hopefully a scan. I have my first craving - mushrooms. can not get enough of them. It was molk and cheese with my boys but I cant stand it atm. Cant wait to see our baby.

#20 LumpySpacePrincess

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

Hi everyone,

My name is kim im 24, DH is 29. We hav a 4 nearly 5yr old. We were trying on and off for nearly 2 years, in that time i had a very early miscarriage, then gave up due to personal reasons. I went on the pill and 2 months later i somehow fell pregnant again which ended in miscarriage of twins at 6wks and 8wks. I went back on the pill for a month then we decided that we would start trying again. After afew months of 2 weekly cycles a friend suggested vitex to regulate my cycle and 12 days after i started taking them i got a +opk and ovulated the next day. 9 days later i got my BFP original.gif Ive had bloods to confirm and will be getting an early ultrasound next week.

I was diagnosed with cervical cancer afew weeks ago so am supposed to hav a colposcopy and a hysteroscopy on the 17th. Ive told the hospital im now pregnant so they're guna see how progressed the cancer is and see if it'll be safe to carry to term and if not ill hav to terminate sad.gif If i get given the all clear we've decided to tell the family at christmas, i did want to leave it till the 12wk mark but im already showing... I did tell my mum and sis just so if something goes wrong ill hav afew people to talk to that have been through the same.

DH and i are very excited and cant believe the vitex worked so quickly but im trying really hard not to get my hopes up untill ive been to my appt on the 17th just incase. The wait is just killing me though. But if all goes well my first antenatal appt will be in early feb.

Hope everyone else is enjoying their early pregnancy original.gif

#21 leebec

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

My shopping this week:

Bloch baby ballet flats
2 x wraps 1 blue & 1 pink
Maternity cargos & singlet
Sheets for my sleepi spaces bassinet
4 outfits from Next Direct - 2 boy & 2 girl
Boori 4 draw dresser with cabinet in white
Baby love book
Gdiapers (amazing American mix of cloth& disposable nappies) got 2 more nappies as already have 3 and 4 boxes of disposable nappies


#22 miss-petal

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

Ahhh how exciting leebec! Love the boori dresser in particular!

I was at the shops today looking for christmas pressies and found myself in the baby section of david jones eyeing off all the cute little things! I can't bring myself to actually buy anything yet, want to get through the first scan at least, possibly hold off till 12 weeks just to be sure. I bought a few things last time and it just broke my heaert looking at them after my MC.



#23 ChickyMumma

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:36 PM

I must admit I have been on a spending spree too. Week 5 thus far (keeping in miind week 5 was yesterday lol) -
2 x Bunnies by the bay dummy holders the dog and the duck.
1 x girls outfit (I already have a little boys outfit)
4 x maternity dresses
1 x santa sack lol, how I decided I am going to tell my mum  and mil, 5 sacks hanging, if they do the maths they will realise the 5th is in my tummy original.gif


#24 living_bravely

Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

Oh chickymumma that is a great idea! Love it!  Can't wait to hear about their reaction to that!  If it really is twins you will have to buy another one!

#25 camelrob

Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:20 PM

HI,
I am a Mum of 1. I have a 9.5 month old who is my entire universe. I just did a pregnancy test today and we've found out we are pregnant with baby number 2. YAY!!!!! Due date from what I can work out is 27/08/2013. So they will be 18 months apart.

I am a natural mumma who loves natural parenting, baby wearing and modern cloth nappies. I loved being pregnant the first time around. Hopefully this is just as good.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How a baby can survive alone for days on end

The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.

When it begins to look a lot like Christmas

A child's excitement at Christmas time is a beautiful thing, but one dad ponders whether his toddler daughter is getting into the festive mood a bit too soon.

Hospital lets dads the experience some of the pain of childbirth

A new experience is radically altering men's views of childbirth.

Italian doctors questioned over formula bribes

Italian police have placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding.

Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

Those special moments of sibling bonding

Every now and then your child does or says something that is truly memorable.

Why we should stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”

Baby monitor footage posted online

Footage of Australian babies and children sleeping in their bedrooms are among the images on a Russian site showing live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world.

Did this new dad really hit on his wife's midwife?

Was there really a man who was actually there by his wife’s side as she laboured and gave birth to his child, all while he was making what he perceived to be meaningful eye contact with a midwife?

Keep calm and ignore the Tantrum Trolls

Tantrum Trolls are a small but growing species of predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents at their most vulnerable.

It's okay to never 'get over' the death of a loved one

The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

What Mark Latham needs to know about depression and motherhood

In a bizarre bid for relevancy, Former Opposition leader Mark Latham has deduced that because one female journalist had this week light-heartedly thanked antidepressants and caffeine for getting her through a medical degree while raising two small children, that ergo, all 'inner-city feminists' are selfish harridans who despise their offspring.

'We're just trying to keep our child alive': life with FPIES

We have a beautiful seven-month-old son, and his allergy rules our life.

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

Couple face $1 million medical bill and bankruptcy after babymoon birth

A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Cigarettes, junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

Baby for Asher Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo

Fans followed every step of her on-screen pregnancy in Offspring, now Asher Keddie is going to be a mum in real life too.

What parents really want for their kids

Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?

'I had a feeling something was seriously wrong': the fight for Kaden's diagnosis

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.

Win a family pass to Disney Live!

We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reactions to their exciting pregnancy news.

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

Why I am so emotional now I have kids?

There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.

Baby survives despite sharing womb with 'foreign body'

Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".

Video: Baby shows dog how to jump - or vice versa

They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.

10 ways to soothe a crying baby

New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.

10 great meals to make for new parents

Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.

'It's not you, it's me': Boston bombing survivor mum to have leg amputated

Rebekah DiMartino is going through a break-up. She even wrote a farewell love letter. But it's not to her husband.

What it's like to go through early menopause

In a cruel twist, Carla had been breastfeeding and perimenopausal at the same time. But she's far from the only one to go through menopause early.

Weird pregnancy products

Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.

Restaurant served alcohol to two-year-old

Busy restaurants can be forgiven for getting food and drink orders mixed up from time to time, but not when the confusion leads to a two-year-old being served an alcoholic cocktail instead of the child-friendly beverage they ordered.

Julia Morris tells of miscarriage on a flight

Julia Morris has spoken about the devastation of suffering a miscarriage while on an international flight.

Woman's survival after birth 'a story of two miracles'

A US mother is home and tending to her new baby less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes.

Best maternity swimwear and beach cover-ups

Thinking about a tropical babymoon but have nothing to wear? Here are some great swimwear and beach cover-up options for mums-to-be.

Duchess's letter to grieving mum

The Duchess of Cambridge has written to a grieving mum on a "very difficult" day.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.