**Welcome! READ THIS FIRST!!*** — The Bump
October 2018 Moms

**Welcome! READ THIS FIRST!!***

Gizmo1231Gizmo1231 member
edited February 2018 in October 2018 Moms
*Stolen from September 2018*
Welcome to the October 2018 BMB!  If you're new to TB, we're excited to have you! Below you will find information on how the flow of BMBs work, guidelines and helpful links. 
Some links that you may find helpful:
How-To Guides:
-How to quote: Hit the "quote" at the bottom of the post you want to quote. You will be taken to the reply box with the quote set up already.
-How to tag: Add a "@" in front of the username of the person you are talking to.
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-How to insert a spoiler box: click the drop down list arrow next to the paragraph symbol (third from the left, next to bold and italicize) and choose spoiler. It will insert a grey box, and everything that you type in there will go into the spoiler.

For the sake of board organization, here are some simple guidelines for posting threads:

DO: 
-Introduce yourself in the "Introductions" thread 
-Feel free to start one of the weekly posts listed below: if a post is "assigned" but hasn't been started by mid morning, feel free to start it!
-Post your own thread if you have a confirmed loss
-Post a thread that would apply to the entire community and doesn't fall into one of the categories for daily threads listed below (Ex: what to pack in your hospital bag, baby gear, etc)
-Comment, share advice and show support for your fellow bumpies; this is a two-way street, to get support, you must show it as well

DON'T:
-Start a thread asking about symptoms; please post this in the current weekly "symptoms thread" - this is helpful because it keeps the board from getting cluttered and makes it so we can all see the whole discussion in one thread, rather than having one thread about MS, one about food cravings, another about vivid dreams, etc.
-Ask the community if you are pregnant, it is against TOU
-Start a thread asking for relationship advice; a professional is better suited for this task
-Post pictures of your pregnancy test, this is also against TOU
-Post a thread that asks a question only applying to yourself unless you suspect you may be going through a MC
-Get bent out of shape if someone calls you out for not following these guidelines; if you expect to be part of a supportive board (which we are), you need to be able to take the time to learn the ins and outs of the board

Weekly threads- any ideas ladies??
MONDAY
-Monday Bitch Fest 
-weekly symptoms thread ( @cdepperschmidt )
TUESDAY
-
TW Tuesday... TW = Twatwaffle. Who or what in your life is being a twatwaffle?
-High Risk Check-in
WEDNESDAY
-hump day/bump day ( @Gizmo1231
-PAIF check in ( @sailing_mama )
-weekly randoms ( @hellopartyof5 )
-WTF Wednesday ( @pebbledam )
THURSDAY
-PGAL check in
-unpopular opinion UO
-Thankful Thursday's (@ladyofarlington)
FRIDAY
-Flame Free Confessions ( @chopchop25 )
- TTGP Grad check in ( @chloandcoco )
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
MONTHLY
What my pregnant self is eating/crying?               ( @pebbledam
-AMA mama check in ( @jengibre_zorro )
- What I found hilarious ( @knottieamusements )
- healthy mama check in  

Once we all get farther along, we will also have pinned threads for things like ultrasounds, sex announcements and birth announcements.

I've copy/pasted this from previous boards, and it seems to be the way that they are all organized, but of course we should feel free to tweak for our needs! For example, some boards do weekly ticker changes while others do weekly due date check-ins (ex, DD 1st week of Sept.). 

If anyone has a suggestion for other threads, please feel free to comment a suggestion.

PLEASE keep in mind that there will eventually be a lot of us on this board, and an organized board will be much easier for everyone to use. If we can all keep the one-off posts to a minimum the board won't be too cluttered to navigate, and hopefully we won't end up answering the same question 2,000 times.

Let's have a great BMB ladies!

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Re: **Welcome! READ THIS FIRST!!***

  • Gizmo1231Gizmo1231 member
    edited January 2018
    @BumpAdminCan we please get this stickied?
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  • Some weekly threads would be HDBD for Wednesday (you know, once we get further along) and a TW Tuesday (TW = Twatwaffle. Who or what in your life is being a twatwaffle)
    Started TTC #1 August 2016
    Diagnosed Unexplained IF/Poor Responder
    6 med/IUI cycles failed
    IVF #1 December 2017- canceled d/t poor response
    IVF #2 January 2018- 4 frosties and a BFP! 
    DS born Sept 2018
    Baby #2 Due Feb 2020



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  • I love having a ticker change check-in too each day of the week!
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  • Thanks @Gizmo1231

    BFP #1 April 14th, 2014 MMC at 17weeks with a baby boy D&E

    BFP # 2 March 23rd, Rainbow Baby Boy Jayce Michael born 12/9/15

    BFP#3 January 26th EDD October 9th! Hoping for my girl!

     <a href="http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=HTML&utm_campaign=tickers" title="Parenting Tips"><img src="http://global.thebump.com/tickers/tt1dbf8a" alt=" BabyFruit Ticker" border="0" /></a>

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  • I’m placing a vote for the weekly due date check-ins (i.e. DD 1st week of October). I was lurking on the September board while I was waiting for this one to open, and I found those to be helpful!
    Gizmo1231pebbledamknottie9bd6c59c9d0fec3f
  • I also like the idea of the weekly due date check in
    Me: 33 DH: 33
    Married: June 2016
    TTC: Oct 2016
    Dx: PCOS
    Nov. 2017: 2.5 mg Letrozole + TI = BFN
    Dec. 2017: 2.5 mg Letrozole + TI = BFP Jan.25, EDD Oct. 10


    Gizmo1231pebbledamknottie9bd6c59c9d0fec3f
  • Mental Health Checkin? STM+ Check-in?
    Gizmo1231knottie9bd6c59c9d0fec3f
  • @ChloandCoco - I would also prefer to do the check-ins like that or at least by week of EDD. 
    Me: 29 | DH: 29
    Married 12/2016
    DSS born 01/2016
    TTC since 01/2017
    Letrozole + TI = BFP 01/30/2018 | EDD 10/11/2018
    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker
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  • Can we do an AW ultrasound post like September has? I had my first scan today and am sure more people would like to share soon too! 
    sammierose464Gizmo1231knottie9bd6c59c9d0fec3f
  • Wondering about a PGAL thread? 

    BFP #1 April 14th, 2014 MMC at 17weeks with a baby boy D&E

    BFP # 2 March 23rd, Rainbow Baby Boy Jayce Michael born 12/9/15

    BFP#3 January 26th EDD October 9th! Hoping for my girl!

     <a href="http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=HTML&utm_campaign=tickers" title="Parenting Tips"><img src="http://global.thebump.com/tickers/tt1dbf8a" alt=" BabyFruit Ticker" border="0" /></a>

    Gizmo1231KFrob
  • @keiragann I have it down to start on Thursdays but no one has volunteered to start it weekly. Do you want to? 
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  • @koala1107 Yes! starting one now!
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  • Also didn’t know about a High Risk thread 

    BFP #1 April 14th, 2014 MMC at 17weeks with a baby boy D&E

    BFP # 2 March 23rd, Rainbow Baby Boy Jayce Michael born 12/9/15

    BFP#3 January 26th EDD October 9th! Hoping for my girl!

     <a href="http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=HTML&utm_campaign=tickers" title="Parenting Tips"><img src="http://global.thebump.com/tickers/tt1dbf8a" alt=" BabyFruit Ticker" border="0" /></a>

    kate-expectations
  • for the weekly check in how should be break them up, 1-7, 8-15, 16-23, 24-31? OR  groups  with days 7,7,7,7,3 or 7,7,7,10?
    Me: 32 DH: 31
    TTC #2 since January 2018
    Baby #1 DD  Born 8/25/2016
    BFP: 8/11/18 Due: 4/26/18

     

    pebbledam
  • kosmo86 said:
    for the weekly check in how should be break them up, 1-7, 8-15, 16-23, 24-31? OR  groups  with days 7,7,7,7,3 or 7,7,7,10?
    My vote is for 1-7, 8-15, 16-23, 24-31?  I think that will be easiest for people to figure out without thinking- especially if you are cruising for a friend’s update.
    hellopartyof5pebbledamkosmo86cdepperschmidt
  • Can we have a monthly “Things I found hilarious” thread to go along with the “why I’m crying” thread?
    chyviekosmo86
  • also maybe a healthy check-in, maybe monthly? someplace to talk about exercising and trying to eat better?
    Me: 32 DH: 31
    TTC #2 since January 2018
    Baby #1 DD  Born 8/25/2016
    BFP: 8/11/18 Due: 4/26/18

     

    chopchop25
  • What days do the weekly due date check is get started? Seems like only two of the weeks have threads going now, so I’m not sure what’s going on there. 
  • Also, September has a lot of other good thread ideas on their board organization post. Things like weekly appointments, weekly questions, WTF Wednesday, etc. I see on ours we have weekly randoms starting on Wednesday, but would it make sense to start all the weekly ones on Mondays so that we have the whole week to have them going? 
    pebbledam
  • I agree @knottieamusements
    i can get the other threads added to our list- just let me know which ones you would like to volunteer to start!
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  • I can do WTF Wednesdays.
    Me: 29 | DH: 29
    Married 12/2016
    DSS born 01/2016
    TTC since 01/2017
    Letrozole + TI = BFP 01/30/2018 | EDD 10/11/2018
    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker
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  • I’ve got the humor thread. 
    Gizmo1231
  • I can do FFC if we still need someone!
    DunkinDecaf
  • I can do FFC if we still need someone!
    Gotcha!
    @kosmo86 can you do the monthly Healthy mama check in?
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  • @Gizmo1231 yep!
    Me: 32 DH: 31
    TTC #2 since January 2018
    Baby #1 DD  Born 8/25/2016
    BFP: 8/11/18 Due: 4/26/18

     

  • bethica83bethica83 member
    edited February 2018
    signature test :)
    oops. fixed!
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  • Thank you @bethennyfrankel!!  :*
    Me: 29 | DH: 29
    Married 12/2016
    DSS born 01/2016
    TTC since 01/2017
    Letrozole + TI = BFP 01/30/2018 | EDD 10/11/2018
    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker
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  • So, I see that we’re doing check ins by week of due date instead of day of ticker change which is what I’ve seen/done in the past. Is this a thing now? Can we switch or do people like this better? And if we’re sticking with week-of when do we post the next weekly check in?
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • I kind of like the ticker change. But if we are going to do check in by due date, it should be weekly? 
  • I’ve always been used to seeing it done by ticker change day, but am open to either way really. I feel like each way has its pluses and minuses, so whatever the group wants. If we keep it by due date weeks though, we should definitely figure out which day we start a new one each week. 
  • I've been starting the first week of October DD check in on Thursdays as that's the day my ticker changes (so, selfishly). So if that works I will claim that day. 
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  • edited February 2018
    How about a Thankful Thursday thread? We all have things to vent about and we can commiserate over symptoms and FFFCs, so maybe it would be nice to share what we’re thankful for and add a little positivity too? 
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  • I personally like the weekly check-ins to start on Mondays, especially since things tend to be quiet over the weekend. 
    Me: 33 DH: 33
    Married: June 2016
    TTC: Oct 2016
    Dx: PCOS
    Nov. 2017: 2.5 mg Letrozole + TI = BFN
    Dec. 2017: 2.5 mg Letrozole + TI = BFP Jan.25, EDD Oct. 10


  • @ladyofarlington would you be willing to start the thread on thursdays? I will add it!
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