**Read First** Board Organization — The Bump
November 2018 Moms

**Read First** Board Organization

edited March 2018 in November 2018 Moms
Welcome to the November 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:
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For the sake of board organization, here are some simple guidelines for posting threads:

DO: 
-Introduce yourself in the "Introductions" thread 
-Add yourself to the spreadsheet
-Feel free to start one of the weekly posts listed below: if a post is "assigned" but hasn't been started by midday, 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

Here are some weekly/monthly ideas that I thought would be good to start with. We can always add to best suit our boards needs! So please let me know if you have any other ideas!

**Please let me know in a comment below if you would like to take charge and post one of these threads each week, and I will add your name! If an assigned thread isn't posted by midday, anyone is free to post it! If a certain thread isn't assigned, but you want to post it, GO FOR IT! This is just to help make sure everything is organized and clean. **

MONDAY
TUESDAY
  • Twatwaffle (TW) Tuesday or TMI Tuesday
  • First Time Mom Check-In (@linz36 )
  • GTKY 
  • High Risk Pregnancy Check-In (@blovemama )
  • Moms of Multiples Check-In 
  • Ten Things Tuesday
  • Tuesday Ticker Change
WEDNESDAY
  • WTF Wednesday
  • HDBD (Hump Day, Bump Day) 
  • PGAL Check-In 
  • Second Time Mom+ Check-In--every 2 weeks (@wannaflickone )
  • Plus-size Mom Check-In (@Copperboom86 )
  • Wednesday Ticker Change
THURSDAY
  • Unpopular Opinion (UO) Thursday 
  • TTGP Grad Check-In (@lurvleybunchococonuts )
  • What My Pregnant Self is Eating 
  • Thursday Ticker Change
FRIDAY
  • Flame Free Friday Confession (FFFC) (@Copperboom86 )
  • Why My SO is a ... 
  • Why My Pregnant Self is Crying 
  • Fit Mom Friday/Healthy Habits Check-In (@wannaflickone )
  • Friday Ticker Change
SATURDAY
  • Why my SO is Awesome
  • Weekend Randoms
  • Pregnant after IF (@linz36 )
  • Saturday Ticker Change
SUNDAY
  • Weekly Questions 
  • AMA Check in
  • HG Check in
  • Symptoms Thread 
  • Weekly Appointments (@middleschoolmommy
  • Sunday Ticker Change
MONTHLY
  • CS/VBAC Support Thread (@KellyT22 )
  • Home Birth/Birth Center Support Thread
  • Financial Preparation

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 Nov.). 

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!

*TW*
Me: 31 | DH: 33
DD1: 8/2014  <3
TTC #2: 6/2017
BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
DD2: 10/2018  <3
patriciahomolrowedking6MouseMama817nicole_pregnant_1sthumanbabyeahayes
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Re: **Read First** Board Organization

  • @BumpAdmin Can we get a sticky, please? Thank you! 
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
    PMForbie
  • @bumpadmin please sticky, and can we get the first one unstickied?

    Me: 30 DH: 35 Married: 1/10/15

    1st Pregnancy EDD: 1/1/17 Born 1/10/17 Team Green turned Blue!

    2nd Pregnancy EDD: 11/6/18

    Children are like casseroles; it takes a lot to mess them up.


    BabyGaga Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker
    offtoneverland
  • What do you guys think about rolling fit Mom Friday and healthy habits check in into one post? I know in my prior board, there wasn’t a whole lot of traction on it. Have both of those been really popular for other boards?

    If more of these don’t fill up by end of next week, I’m happy to start more. You can mark me down for whatever we decide on the fit mom/healthy habits.

    Pregnancy Ticker

  • edited March 2018
    @wannaflickone It makes sense to me to combine them. I believe another BMB did that too. I haven't participated for long on BMBs before so I'm not really sure what the difference is between the two threads. We can combine them for now and see if any other members later on would like to separate them. What day of the week do you think is best--Friday or Sunday? I'll sign you up for whatever day you'd like to do it. 
    I thought we could wait a while to assign more of the threads, since we're still early in the month. I'd like to save some threads for people who are due late in November, that way no one feels left out! For now, if a thread's not assigned, whoever thinks of it first can start it. :) 

    **Note for everyone:** I was curious about the product spotlight threads, so I looked on other BMBs and copied their spreadsheets and changed the dates. You can find our spreadsheet here. Let me know if the link doesn't work. If you have any suggestions for other topics you want to see, let me know! I thought we'd go ahead and start it this coming Monday, unless anyone thinks it's best to wait. 
    ETA: clarifying that the product spotlight spreadsheet question was directed at everyone. 
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
    wannaflickonePMForbie
  • I’m good with Friday. And good call! I’m totally forgetting how early it all is still. Testing spreadsheet now!
    Pregnancy Ticker

    offtoneverland
  • I can post the Tuesday High Risk check in. 
    Together since '07
    Married since '12
    Off the pill since 5/14
    BFP: 8/10/14 -- CP 8/22/14
    BFP: 12/10/15 -- Prayers requested

    offtoneverland
  • I totally failed on my first job because I had it in my head it was Wednesday. I am realizing now it is Tuesday. Too early to claim #pregnancybrain?? Sorry guys! I'll make sure to get it up on the real Wednesday next week.
    Pregnancy Ticker

    offtoneverland
  • @wannaflickone I totally failed too because I meant to start the product spotlight thread yesterday and got too tired. Trying to muster up the energy to do it now...
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
  • Should I get the spreadsheet up and running? I stole a template from another month board to work off of. What I have on it so far is EDD, username, first name, age, location, singleton/twins/multipes, team blue, pink, green, ftm or other children.

    People can fill in as much as they feel comfortable with and what they know... obviously some of the topics will come later. Any other categories y'all would like added?
    Pregnancy Ticker

    offtoneverland
  • What does everyone think of having a weekly appointment thread where people can post upcoming appointments and results? I know a few people had appointments already and I'm anxious to see how they went, but there's not really a good place to put it. Maybe on Sunday or Monday?
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
    wannaflickonepink_polkadotstessiesmom26ashkee05
  • @offtoneverland  I think that’s a good idea. Either day is great!
    Pregnancy Ticker

    offtoneverland
  • edited March 2018
    Do you guys think we should have a new symptoms and questions thread every week or do you think one thread for each is enough? 
    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker
    offtoneverland
  • I think we will probably need both as the group gets bigger and people have more/varied questions.


    offtoneverland
  • @lifesabeach85 so a new one every week?
    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker
  • At least for questions I would say yes, but I hate making  decisions! 


  • Maybe a new one every week would be good. I think definitely for questions. 
    Pregnancy Ticker

  • edited March 2018
    I was just curious because new ones haven’t been posted in a bit, so I didn’t wanna post a new one if everyone was happy with just have a single post for each. I don’t mind either way!
    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker
  • @pink_polkadots I hadn't started any new ones yet since we still don't have many members and the threads haven't been super active. I do think it'll be important to have new ones weekly (or maybe monthly?) depending on how active the board is. 
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
    pink_polkadots
  • edited March 2018
    I like this system!  Thank you for posting, @offtoneverland. My old group didn't have this and things got crazy.  

    @pink_polkadots: I would vote for a weekly questions thread AND a weekly symptoms thread.  There will probably be some repetition, but my old group also tried to keep one thread going for a reaaaallly long time, and I always felt bad when someone (usually a one-timer or newbie who found the board just to ask) was feeling emotional and scared about something and got yelled at for not reading all 78 pages from the last five months to make sure no one else had the same question before seeking comfort.  
    offtoneverland
  • @TheSouffleGirl yea that makes a lot of sense! 
    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker
  • @offtoneverland Once the board gets busier I could do the First Time Mom Check-in!

    Me: 36 DH: 33, married in 2012 and TTC since 2012

    Me: hashimoto's, DOR  DH: low testosterone, low sperm count

    Two Furbabies: Mika (american eskimo) and Gypsy (wire-haired terrier, dachshund mix)

    IUI #1 2/27 & 28/18: Clomid CD 3-7, Gonal-F 150mg CD 10, Ovidrel CD 12 (follicles 25, 19, 16, 15, 14); DPIUI 10 BFP
    DPIUI 12 beta 51 progesterone 15.5, DPIUI 16 beta 550, DPIUI 20 beta 3450 progesterone 26, DPIUI 27 US TWINS!!!! Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker
    offtoneverland
  • @linz36 Signed you up for it! :) 
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
    linz36
  • Who is going to do the TTGP check in? I am 100% not volunteering, I can't be held accountable. but I keep looking for it and I want it! :)
    TTC #1 since September 2014
    Diagnoses: RPL, Endometriosis, MFI (count, morph, DNI, DNAS, multiple bilateral subclinical varicoceles), low progesterone
    Check out my Infertility blog 
    Check out my Infertility Instagram

    Loss History (TW):
    BFP: 3 May 2015, loss confirmed 4 June 2015
    BFP: 15 August 2015, loss confirmed 23 August 2015
    BFP: 16 November 2015, loss confirmed 22 November 2015
    BFP: 18 July 2016, loss confirmed same day
    BFP: 04 March 2018, loss confirmed 23 March 2018
    BFP: 12 June 2018, TWINS; D&C 06 July 2018
    TTC History (TW):
    3 losses in 2015
    Met with OBGYN in January 2016
    Me: all clear, H: OAT
    November 2016: HSG = All Clear!
    January 2017: H tested again,  High DNA fragmentation and stainability
    February 2017: Clomid + TI + Progesterone = BFN
    March 2017: Clomid + HCG + IUI + Progesterone = SA/wash: zero count on attempt #1, <1,000 on attempt #2= BFN
    Varicocele Embolization- 5 May 17
    December 2017 SA: Zero improvement after embolization
    January IVF- 25 retrieved, 11 mature, 8 fertilized, 3 frozen day fives (3AA, 3AA, 3AA), 1 frozen day 6 (5BB), 1 frozen day 7 (3CC)
    Three PGS normal (3AA, 3AA, 5BB), one inconclusive (3AA)
    FET #1: 27 February 2018, 3AA & 5BB, one stuck! BFP 04 March 2018.... Loss confirmed 23 March 2018
    May 2018: SHG/SIS = all clear "beautiful uterus"
    FET #2: 04 June 2018, 3AA PGS normal embryo, 3AA PGS hatching inconclusive embryo. 
    BFP: 12 June 2018, EDD 20 February 2019
    Ultrasound, 25 June 2018: There are two
    Lost Baby A 02 July 2018
    Baby B not growing, D&C 06 July 2018
    Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, chromotubation: 23 July 2018: blocked right tube, heavily inflamed, covered in endo. Removed right tube. Removed more endo from uterus, tubes, ovaries. Endo remains on bladder and bowel. 
    Next Up:
    TTC Naturally, possibly IUIs for remainder of 2018. 
    ER#2 ~Jan 2019
            

    lurvleybunchococonutsofftoneverland
  • edited March 2018
    @KristoKekerooni Ha! I want one too but I also feel like I'd space on it and forget :D 

    ETA: @offtoneverland I suppose you can put me down for the TTGP check in... but I aint making any promises that I'll remember 

    LO arrived 11/9/2018!  We have a baby!
    --------------------------------
    Me: 31 | DH: 39
    Married: March 2016
    TTC #1/IUD out January 2017
    PCOS dx January 2018
    Medicated cycle 2.5mg Letrozole CD3-7 February 2018
    BFP 3/10/2018!!!! 16DPO Beta 1: 732 | 18DPO Beta 2: 1278
    -------------------------------

    TTGP December Siggy Co-Winner: Favorite Moments from Holiday Movies/TV 
    TTGP October Siggy Winner: Animals in Costume 



    KristoKekerooniofftoneverland
  • @lurvleybunchococonuts Done! Nbd if you forget; someone else can stop up to post it! 

    Everyone: I updated the thread to do ticker changes instead of the weekly due date check in, based on the poll results. We'll need someone to start tomorrow's thread! I'd do it, but my week doesn't roll over until Wednesday. I can post it anyways if no one else wants to though.
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
  • @offtoneverland can we get an IF grad check-in? I wasn’t super active in TTGP but I was active in IF and I’m rooting for some more of us to join this month and I think it could be fun!

    Me: 36 DH: 33, married in 2012 and TTC since 2012

    Me: hashimoto's, DOR  DH: low testosterone, low sperm count

    Two Furbabies: Mika (american eskimo) and Gypsy (wire-haired terrier, dachshund mix)

    IUI #1 2/27 & 28/18: Clomid CD 3-7, Gonal-F 150mg CD 10, Ovidrel CD 12 (follicles 25, 19, 16, 15, 14); DPIUI 10 BFP
    DPIUI 12 beta 51 progesterone 15.5, DPIUI 16 beta 550, DPIUI 20 beta 3450 progesterone 26, DPIUI 27 US TWINS!!!! Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker
    lurvleybunchococonuts
  • @linz36 There is a Pregnant after IF check in on Thursdays. Does that work? It wasn't started yesterday, so you can go ahead and start it if you want! I can rename it if you'd like. 
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
  • Ok cool! I’ll do that and new mom check in on tuesdays. I’ll put a reminder in my phone!

    Me: 36 DH: 33, married in 2012 and TTC since 2012

    Me: hashimoto's, DOR  DH: low testosterone, low sperm count

    Two Furbabies: Mika (american eskimo) and Gypsy (wire-haired terrier, dachshund mix)

    IUI #1 2/27 & 28/18: Clomid CD 3-7, Gonal-F 150mg CD 10, Ovidrel CD 12 (follicles 25, 19, 16, 15, 14); DPIUI 10 BFP
    DPIUI 12 beta 51 progesterone 15.5, DPIUI 16 beta 550, DPIUI 20 beta 3450 progesterone 26, DPIUI 27 US TWINS!!!! Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker
    offtoneverland
  • I’ll start it next Thursday

    Me: 36 DH: 33, married in 2012 and TTC since 2012

    Me: hashimoto's, DOR  DH: low testosterone, low sperm count

    Two Furbabies: Mika (american eskimo) and Gypsy (wire-haired terrier, dachshund mix)

    IUI #1 2/27 & 28/18: Clomid CD 3-7, Gonal-F 150mg CD 10, Ovidrel CD 12 (follicles 25, 19, 16, 15, 14); DPIUI 10 BFP
    DPIUI 12 beta 51 progesterone 15.5, DPIUI 16 beta 550, DPIUI 20 beta 3450 progesterone 26, DPIUI 27 US TWINS!!!! Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker
    mama1824
  • @linz36 Great! I'll sign you up for it. It would probably be fine if you wanted to start it today if you want; there seem to be lots of ladies here who went through IF treatments and would probably appreciate a place to talk about it. 
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
  • @offtoneverland I went ahead and started it today. Is it okay if we do it every saturday? It's much easier for me than thursdays!

    Me: 36 DH: 33, married in 2012 and TTC since 2012

    Me: hashimoto's, DOR  DH: low testosterone, low sperm count

    Two Furbabies: Mika (american eskimo) and Gypsy (wire-haired terrier, dachshund mix)

    IUI #1 2/27 & 28/18: Clomid CD 3-7, Gonal-F 150mg CD 10, Ovidrel CD 12 (follicles 25, 19, 16, 15, 14); DPIUI 10 BFP
    DPIUI 12 beta 51 progesterone 15.5, DPIUI 16 beta 550, DPIUI 20 beta 3450 progesterone 26, DPIUI 27 US TWINS!!!! Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker
  • @linz36 Sure! I don't see a problem with switching it to Saturday.
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
  • I was thinking of only doing the second time Mom check in every two weeks (I skipped last week) since we have so many check ins. Think that is ok?

    @offtoneverland should I start a new symptoms thread? We decided weekly, right?
    Pregnancy Ticker

  • @wannaflickone I think doing the STM check in every two weeks is fine. Sure, if you want to start a new symptoms thread that'd be great! I think we're still working off the first one I started when the board first opened. 
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
  • @wannaflickone yes to the new symptoms thread! I was going to post in the old one but if you start a new one I’ll wait!

    Me: 36 DH: 33, married in 2012 and TTC since 2012

    Me: hashimoto's, DOR  DH: low testosterone, low sperm count

    Two Furbabies: Mika (american eskimo) and Gypsy (wire-haired terrier, dachshund mix)

    IUI #1 2/27 & 28/18: Clomid CD 3-7, Gonal-F 150mg CD 10, Ovidrel CD 12 (follicles 25, 19, 16, 15, 14); DPIUI 10 BFP
    DPIUI 12 beta 51 progesterone 15.5, DPIUI 16 beta 550, DPIUI 20 beta 3450 progesterone 26, DPIUI 27 US TWINS!!!! Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker
    wannaflickone
  • @offtoneverland I'll claim the weekly appointment updates!
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers Lilypie Fifth Birthday tickers
    offtoneverland
  • Did anyone claim Wednesday Ticker change? I could do that one. Otherwise any thoughts on expanding the CS thread to include VBAC support? 
    Pregnancy Ticker
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • @middleschoolmommy Done!
    @KellyT22 I thought it would be a good idea to leave the ticker changes un-claimed so that anyone has a chance to start them. But it's not all up to me, so if others want to assign the ticker changes, that's fine! I think it would be fine to include VBAC in the CS thread. Or do you think they should be separate threads for those seeking different kinds of support? Any thoughts? 
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
    KellyT22
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