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April 2020 Moms

STM+ Check In August

EDD/Weeks + Days: 4/14 or 4 weeks based on LMP. I expect that to change at my first appointment.

How old is/are your other kid(s)? DS turned 2 in July

How is/are your kiddo(s) doing?
Doing good. Some days he's so sweet and other days are all tantrums. Definitely feel like 2 is gonna be a hard age with the tantrums. I do love this age and how much he's learning and talking.

What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family?
Seeing DS be a big brother. I was an only child and hated it, so I knew I always wanted my kid to have a sibling.

What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? I just worry in general about handling schedules of 2 kids. We have such a good routine with DS that I worry about changing that

Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? I want to attempt to eat healthier and keep my BP down to avoid an induction again.
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  • EDD/Weeks + Days: 4/3 or 5w4d based on LMP. I ovulated late, though, so it will probably change. 

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? DS will be 2 in September. 

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing?
    He’s awesome, but can occasionally be a cranky pants. I’m amazed at how much he’s learning right now. It’s so fun to watch. 

    What are you looking forward to regarding adding to your family? I’m really excited for DS to have a sibling. I have one brother and we’re really close (now, not so much as kids). I really want that for DS. Plus, giving him a playmate. They can chase each other. 

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? Double the daycare. Also, sleep. I finally got a good sleep schedule. 

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? I definitely want to pay more attention to what I’m eating and how much weight I’m gaining. I’d also like to walk more this time. 

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    Me 33 DH 33 TTC since Jan 2019 PCOS

    DS1 born September 2017
    wildrainbowsunshinedays-2kerriann0o114
  • EDD/Weeks + Days: 4/3 5W4D based on LMP

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? DS is just about 16 months

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing?
    He's doing ok. We are in the middle of a move and living with my parents while DH starts his job out in NYC. DS is handling it like a champ but misses his dad and sleep has kind of gone out the window.

    What are you looking forward to regarding adding to your family? I’m so excited for DS to have a sibling. He is super social and I hope he is going to love having a build in buddy at home.

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? This happened a lot faster than we expected. It took a year and a half and *TW* two miscarriages *end TW* before I got pregnant with DS. I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and so my OB thinks having that under control might have made things go a bit faster. Trying to think positive and not about my past history! I am concerned because I will need to be looking for a job in a few months after I stop working remotely in my current role and I have no idea what a job search when pregnant will be like. A little stressed.

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? I'm gluten free now thanks to Celiac disease so that will be a change. I'm really hoping that I can be more present with this pregnancy. My last one I was so worried the entire time that I feel like I didn't get the chance to enjoy it.

    @mercury94 I second the double the daycare worry! We are moving to a part of the country where daycare is twice as expensive and with two kids it will be more than our rent!

    @Kathryn0903 my DS has started laying down randomly in grocery stores when he gets frustrated. Hasn't yet gotten to a tantrum yet, he just lays there as if he's given up on us haha
    wildrainbowmercury94kerriann0o114
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  • rae2919rae2919
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    EDD/Weeks + Days: according to my calculations i think I’m about 5 weeks 1 day.  I assume it could change at my first appointment though.

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? DS1 is 10 and DS2 turns 8 next month.

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing?
    They are good!  We’ve been enjoying summer, but they go back to school tomorrow!

    What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family?
    I’ve wanted a 3rd for so long, our family just doesn’t feel complete.  I think this baby is our missing puzzle piece!

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? I think my youngest is going to struggle a bit with not being the “baby” anymore.  He’s the more sensitive of the two for sure lol.  Just a general concern as well, I had a miscarriage last September, and I’m slightly terrified I’ll lose this one too.  I’m trying to be optimistic!

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? This will be our last so I want to make sure I soak it in and enjoy every second!!
    mercury94kerriann0o114
  • @sunshinedays-2 Yeah. Daycare for 2 kids will be more than our mortgage. It’s so expensive, but DS is at a really great school, so I don’t want to find somewhere cheaper. Good luck with the move and the upcoming job hunt. I can’t imagine doing all that while pregnant. 

    @rae2919 Wishing you a sticky take home baby. I’m sure it will be an adjustment for the kiddos, but it’s such a blessing. This is likely also my last, so I’m going to use your positive attitude and focus on every bit of it. 

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    DS1 born September 2017
  • @mercury94 I'm concerned about 2 in daycare, too. DH was hoping DS would be in the preschool room where rates were lower when we had 2. Hopefully, he can move to the jr preschool room shortly after he turns 3.
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  • Edd/weeks+days: April 12(ish?) I'm not entirely sure since I haven't had a PP period yet.

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? 3 and 9 months

    What are you looking forward to regarding adding to your family? It will be interesting to have 2 kids close in age. 

    What are your concerns? I am high risk and had cholestasis both pregnancies. I know more than likely this babe will be a preemie too. It's  hard knowing you will have a preemie no matter what. I'm hoping my body can handle this. I'm very concerned about only being 9 months PP after a c section. 

    Anything you are doing differently this pregnancy? I'm just trying to survive, haha. I'm hoping I can still BF through the first trip. It will get ds1 to a year and I will be happy with that. 
    kerriann0o114
  • EDD/Weeks + Days: 4/6. I'm 5+1 today.

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? DD will be 2 in October.

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing? She's doing great. I know I'm biased, but she's the best kid. She's curious, smart, and fun and is usually a sweetheart, except when toddler brain takes over, lol. My SIL is currently pregnant and DD is obsessed with "Auntie Natalie baby tummy," so I'm hoping it will be pretty easy to introduce the idea of "Mommy baby tummy" when we're ready for her, and therefore the entire world, to know.

    What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family? I'm really looking forward to fostering a good sibling relationship. H and I are both really close with our brothers, and we've always wanted that for our kids as well. I'm also looking forward to snuggling a squishy baby again. :)

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? I'm worried about how having a newborn will impact DD's sleep, and also about her being jealous since she currently gets not only all Mommy and Daddy's attention, but also all of her grandparents' attention.

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? Not particularly... I feel lucky that had a pretty easy time with DD (knock on ALL the wood), so I don't feel the need to make any big changes. I will just need to make sure I take care of myself physically since this pregnancy will roughly line up with the school year and I won't have summer break in the middle of it.
    mercury94mama-llamakerriann0o114
  • @soprano19 I'm worried about sleep with DS, too. He's mostly been a good sleeper and I'm so worried about that with a newborn being in the next room.
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  • EDD/Weeks + Days:
    4/5/2020 / 5w3d

    How old is/are your other kid(s)?
    DD Turns 3 in October

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing?
    my little one is very smart and absolutely not afraid of anything! she is my own personal little terrorist angel :smiley:

    What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family?
    We have always wanted 2 kids so its perfect!

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family?
    After trying for 2 years I had a perfect pregnancy! then two miscarriages and now pregnant again. My fear is that I wont be able to add to my family. Once Baby does get here I will then have to worry about day care for 2 since my mom is "retiring" in January.

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy?
    I want to track my pregnancy with photos. Looking back at my first full term I only have a few sporadic pictures, not any kind of pattern or progression and it makes me sad. 
    wildrainbowmercury94sanpelligrino
  • EDD/Weeks + Days: 4/3/2020 5w4d

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? DD is 2.5

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing?
    Good for the most part. The tantrums are going strong over here as well. Sweet as an angel one minute, exorcist the next, but that's toddler life for ya. 

    What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family?
    I have always wanted 2, so I'm glad for that. Also, glad DD gets to be a big sister. She LOVES babies. 

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family?
    Just the adjustment and expenses of another child. Also, not sleeping again during the newborn phase is gonna suck.

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? I worked night shift throughout my entire first pregnancy, so I'm glad I will be on a more normal schedule with this one. 
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  • EDD/Weeks + Days: 4/4/20, 5w3d

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? DD turned 2 in May

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing? If you had asked me 2 days ago I would’ve had a different answer. We started potty training recently and she was so resistant it was making my head explode, but we’ve finally turned a corner and I’m so proud of her. Potty training stress aside though, she’s amazing. She’s so bright, social, curious, and kind. I love being her mommy.

    What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family? I’m looking forward to giving DD a sibling. Both my husband and I come from a family of 4 so it’s all we know. 

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? DD is so attached to us that I worry about how she’ll adjust to a new baby. I will be so sad if she’s sad :cry:

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? I’d like to be more active. I had really bad round ligament pain and awful carpal tunnel last time that made it difficult. I’m hoping this time will be better!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sep 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (Apr 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    soprano19mercury94
  • @wifeinraleigh28 good job in potty training. I'm terrified of doing it!
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  • @wifeinraleigh28 and everyone else concerned about how your little will react to new baby, I was very concerned too. Ds1 was basically with me all day every day (SAHM) so I worried about how he would react to me splitting my time. He did really well. The big thing is he bonded with the baby before he was born. He would kiss my belly every morning and talk to his baby brother. It helped him be a part of the process. I made sure to talk to him every day about the baby and where he was, etc. When we finally got ds1 home (he spent 21 days in NICU), I made sure to still do one on one time when ds2 was sleeping. The biggest thing that I can't stress enough tho, is do not deviate from the routine! That routine helps keep them grounded, so when you can stick to it like glue. I really think it was a major factor in ds1 adjusting so well. 
    wifeinraleigh28
  • areseearesee
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    EDD/Weeks + Days: 4/15 (although that might change)

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? Son turned 4 in June.

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing? Great! Gaining independence like crazy and is so silly and fun to be around. We've also recently introduced an "okay to wake" clock in his room and his sleep has gotten so much better. No more 5:30am mornings!

    What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family? My husband and I each have a sibling and have always wanted two. 

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? The early years were really tough on me physically and emotionally, so I'm nervous about doing it all again, five years older (I'm turning 36 next week). We also live in an expensive area, so I'm nervous about what it will do to our budget. I know it will work out in the end and we'll have options, but it's one of the things I think about a lot.

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? I was pretty active the first time around, but have gotten out of shape a little in the last year or so. I really want to be intentional about taking care of my body this time.
    wildrainbowmercury94
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    EDD/Weeks+days: Due date 4/1. I'm 6 weeks today.

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? DS is 6 and my youngest DS is 2. 

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing?
    Both are doing good. My oldest is beyond excited and keeps calling the baby "sister". My youngest is still a mommas boy. Wants to be near me allll the time. 

    What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family?
    Seeing my boys love on the baby & hopefully adding a girl to to the mix. Either way we'll be totally happy if it's another boy! 

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? Adjusting to 3 kids. My DS is 6 and pretty much independent. My baby is 2 so he still needs momma. It'll be interesting to see how I can adjust to 2 under 2. 

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? To eat healthier and exercise. This might be our last baby, so I want to take weekly bump pictures. Also keep this pregnancy to ourselves as long as we can!.
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  • EDD/Weeks + Days: I’m exactly 4W based on my LMP. 

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? DS is about to turn 4 and DD will be 2 in October. 

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing?
    Good! They are both at such a fun and difficult age. 

    What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family?
    Seeing DS become a big brother again. He’s been asking for a baby brother and sister (ha) for months. I can’t wait to tell him in a few weeks. DD is baby obsessed so can’t wait to see how that unfolds as well. I can’t wait for another little baby to snuggle. It’s bittersweet once they hit the toddler stage. 

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? Both my kids have a good level of independence for their age so that will be an adjustment for me. We will also be outnumbered...I’m most worried about that. 

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? All my pregnancies are high risk and each one has had complications during/after birth so I’m trying to think how I can approach my care with my doctors better and possibly avoid what I believe were preventable complications. I thought I had a handle on it for my second pregnancy but I know there is only so much I can control. I also I want to focus on doing the best I can with food and exercise. I was not at all healthy my last pregnancy and recovery was more difficult. 

    Diagnosed PCOS 2013
    TTC since 6/14
    SA normal.

    Clomid cycle #1 - 6/14 = BFN
    Femara cycle #2 - 7/14 = BFN
    Femara cycle #3 - 8/14 = BFN
    Natural Cycle #4 - 9/14 = BFN
    Blood work 9/2014: HgA1C & AMH test. Blood work showed that I am not insulin resistant (wahoo!) but AMH levels were slightly high.
    Natural Cycle 10/14 = BFN
    CD2 Ultrasound & Blood work 10/2014: Ultrasound showed that my uterus and ovaries were of normal size and shape. Ovaries had a number of tiny follicles present.
    RE Appointment for Femvue Ultrasound 10/9/2014: Hurt like a b!tch but tubes are open! I had one good looking follicle to ovulate in the next week or so.
    Femara + Ovidrel 11/14 =BFN
    Femara + Ovidrel + IUI 12/14 = BFP!!! EDD September 5, 2015

    wildrainbowmercury94kln62689wifeinraleigh28
  • EDD/Weeks+days: 5+6 EDD 4/2

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? My little dude was 2.5 yesterday  :'( :'( :'(

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing? We are settling into block 4 of potty training, so he’s doing better than he was the last couple of weeks! We don’t feel the need to discuss anything baby-related with him until later on. At the moment, it’s a big secret, so I don’t want him spilling the beans. But I also don’t really think he’d get it. 

    What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family? My kid needs a playmate so badly. Especially since we just bought this big farmhouse with a huge yard that he can roam around in to his heart’s content. He has been going through this “you wanna play with me?” stage and it SLAYS me. I can’t wait to see him play with his sibling when B2 is big enough. 

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? I had pre-e at the end of my pregnancy and then a touch of PPA and maybe some slight PTSD from our traumatic delivery. I don’t want to go through an induction again, and I’m really hoping this time is easier. 

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? I didn’t work out at all during my last pregnancy. It was the only thing that made me sick, and I didn’t push through. This time I’m committed to pushing myself through. 
    wildrainbowmercury94kerriann0o114kln62689
  • @NiceyMeany I also had pre-e last pregnancy and am worried about having issues again this time.
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  • EDD/Weeks + Days: 4/2 5+6 based on LMP but I expect to move back to 4/6ish

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? DD will be 2 in December 

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing?
    She is awesome! I am starting to make moves with the big future change in mind. This week we are dropping her zippadee zip. She sleeps so well in it, and has always used it, so I had a ton of anxiety about it. She’s been a champ though. I’m considering doing a transition from crib to floor bed next. 

    What are you looking forward to regarding adding to your family? My girl is going to be such a great big sister. She is quite the leader (my feminist branding of bossy and demanding). She loves other kids so much, and isn’t exposed to them much (nanny). 

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? My biggest concern is just getting through the 8 week u/s and being sure this is for real for real. 

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? if I can help it I would like to be healthier overall, mentally and physically. My HG last time made me lose a massive amount of weight, have a horrible diet, and just be generally depressed. I developed good coping mechanisms toward the end last time, so I am just focused on employing those if the HG does get me again. 
    Me 30 | DH 40
    Married April 2013
    TTC #1 since January 2015
    BFP 4/27/2017  - EDD 12/25/2017 - DD born 12/15/2017
    TTC #2 since March 2019
    BFP 7/29/2019 - EDD 4/2/2020

    mercury94wildrainbow
  • My EDD is 4/6 & I’m 5w4d

    DD1 is 7 and DD2 will be 4 next month. 

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing?
    Good!  My older daughter is wild but so fun and my little one is a typical sassy 3 year old!  

    What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family?
    My husband has wanted a third so badly, so seeing him with a baby again will just melt my heart. Also, the only thing my little one wants is to “be a mom and make dinner” so I can’t wait for her to be a big sister.  I also think it will be great that DD1 will be 8 when this little bean is born... I’m hoping she can be helpful! 

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? We JUST finally got to a place of general “ease” with our girls. I am scared to go backwards and start all over again.  I had bad anxiety and some depression after my first was born, so I am also really nervous about that. 

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? I am in better shape this time around, so hoping to have an overall healthier pregnancy and bounce back more quickly. However, I have been like a human garbage disposal lately, so not off to a good start! 
    wildrainbowmercury94aresee
  • @dmbjrgem24 I hear you on the human garbage disposal feeling. Seriously, I have no desire to eat appropriate food. 

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    DS1 born September 2017
  • @mercury94 right?! I normally eat pretty well, but I’ve been literally housing food. I made two lunches simultaneously today, because I wanted two different things and couldn’t commit to one. It’s like I’m not satisfied with my choices so I keep moving on to something else.  I don’t remember this with my prior pregnancies, so hoping it will pass soon! 
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  • EDD/Weeks + Days: 4/20 or 3 weeks 6 days weeks based on LMP. 

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? DS turned 3 in February 

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing?
    Doing pretty good. Hes just about 3 1/2 and refuses to get rid of the diapers... He is super attached to me and wants my arm around him all the time. Just about to start preschool so im pretty excited for some quiet time while i get it! Haha

    What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family?
    I am so excited to see Rocco have a baby brother or sister. I have 2 sisters and my husband has no siblings. I know hiw great it is to have that company. I know hes going to be a great big brother!

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? I'm a bit worried with juggling 2 kids. No other worries have hit me yet.

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? Eat healthy (superfoods), take juice plus, move around more.
    My first pregnancy i got a pulmonary embolism at 26 weeks. So from 26 weeks on i was on lovenox and gained a ton of weight. Ive been on lovenox since march so ive already started to gain. I really need to watch myself. 
    mercury94wildrainbow
  • EDD/Weeks + Days: 4/16 or 4 weeks +2 days based on LMP. 

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? DS will be 4 in January

    How is/are your kiddo(s) doing?
    Hes in daycare now and absolutely loving it. Hes super sweet and loving and has been talking about how he wants a brother for a while now. 

    What are you looking forward regarding adding to your family?
    Seeing DS be a big brother! 

    What concerns do you have regarding adding to your family? 
    I work 3rd shift so mostly the lack of sleep. Also my husband is going through a lot of bs from his estranged daughter and its threatening our entire family unit so that's stressing me the hell out but it's been going on for almost 3 years and it might end this September (praying for a good outcome)

    Anything you plan on doing differently with this pregnancy? 
    Plan to stay healthier and take more pictures this time. 
    wildrainbowmercury94cicchettimama00
  • areseearesee
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    @dmbjrgem24 I hear you about the worries. We also just got to a less stressful period with our four year old and I’m worried about upsetting the balance. 
    mercury94
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